Friday, September 14, 2012

Dominican Rite Masses in D.C. and California

Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., who will be the celebrant, has asked me to announce some good news for those interested in the Dominican Rite:
A Missa Cantata, according to the Dominican Rite, will be celebrated on Thursday, September 27 at 7:15pm at the main chapel of the Priory of the Immaculate Conception (The Dominican House of Studies of the Eastern Province),  487 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017. This Mass is open to the public and is the first public celebration of the traditional Dominican Liturgy in the Eastern House of Studies since Summorum Pontificum, so this is an important event that those in Washington area will not want to miss.  NOTA BENE:  Seating will be very limited.  For priests planning to attend, please wear choir dress and, if you plan to receive Holy Communion, please bring a white stole.  We will open the chapel for guests about an hour before Mass begins (6:15pm).

Those in the California Bay Area may be interested to know of the regular celebrations of the the Dominican Mass there: 1. In Berkeley, each month at the Western Dominican Province Studium (see website)--celebrant Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P.  2. Near Oakland, regularly on Tuesday and Friday (7:45 a.m.) and on occasional other days (including this Sunday) in the chapel of the new Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, off Pinehurst Road in Canyon CA--celebrant Fr. Augustine Thompson O.P.  I have previously mentioned the regular celebrations at the Dominican parishes in Portland OR, Anchorage AK, and Seattle WA.

For those attending Dominican Rite Masses, or who have interest in the Dominican Rite, I would also call attention to the various books made available by Dominican Liturgy Publications, in particular, the handy pew booklet "Dominican Rite Mass" which gives the Ordinary in both Latin and English, Music for High Mass, and devotional prayers.

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