Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Solemnity of the Rosary (Traditional Dominican Rite) at Holy Rosary Church, Portland OR

I think our readers will enjoy this post by Fr. Vincent Kelber O.P. at Dominican Liturgy, so I am reposting it here.

Solemn High Mass was celebrated for the patronal feast of Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon. While the celebrant was the parish’s pastor, Fr. Vincent M. Kelber, O.P., His Excellency Archbishop Alexander Sample presided in choro and preached the sermon. The Cantores in Ecclesia choirs performed the Josef Gabriel Rheinberger’s Cantus Missæ. Grieg’s Ave maris stella and the Gregorian Chant Propers were also sung. 

 Our Lady of the Rosary 

The image at the parish shrine depicts our Lady entrusting the promulgation of Most Holy Rosary to the Dominican Order. The images are crowned in observation of the feast. 

The Gospel  

The Very Rev. Stephen Maria Lopez, O.P., prior of Holy Rosary Priory, serves as deacon. Mr. Jesson Mata of Blessed Sacrament Dominican Parish in Seattle assists as subdeacon.

The Homily  

His Excellency Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland in Oregon preaching the sermon. 

The Beginning of the Preface 

The ministers and acolytes align themselves following the offertory.

  The Elevation

The sanctus candles were lit before the Canon. The chasuble and dalmatics are of 19th century origin.  

The Rosary Procession following Mass

For more information about Holy Rosary Church, see the recent article on Regina Magazine. A link can be found here.


You can read more about Holy Rosary Parish in Regina Magazine on line.

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