Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mater Ecclesiae Announces Assumption Mass 2007

The parishioners of Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church in Berlin, NJ invite you to attend their seventh annual Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, August 15 at 7pm at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Camden, NJ. Mark your calendar now.

Dr. Timothy McDonnell, outgoing director of music at the Pontifical North American College and onetime director at Mater Ecclesiae, will return to lead the singing of Schubert's Mass in B-flat Major, an exceptional work of art. Gregorian chant propers will be sung by a men's schola.

If you live within a day's driving distance of Camden, it is worth the trip to assist at this Mass. Assumption 2004 in Camden was my first Traditional Mass, and I shall be forever grateful to this parish--which I now call home--for introducing this wonderful liturgy to me. One pastor I worked for used to say, "If you'd see the Tridentine Mass, you'd know that it doesn't make sense." But at that Assumption Mass, I kept thinking, "This makes perfect sense." Come and experience this for yourself, since assisting at one beautiful Mass is far more valuable than a thousand blog posts.

The Camden cathedral, at Broadway and Market Sts., is easy to find by car, and there is some parking available. It is also accessible via the PATCO train from Philadelphia. For more information, visit http://www.materecclesiae.org

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