Sunday, July 29, 2007

Press Release for Mater Ecclesiae's Assumption Mass

Here is the full press release for Mater Ecclesiae's Assumption Mass. Mark your calendars. (I'll try to post another reminder about a week beforehand.)

UPDATE: Fr. Pasley has sent me corrections to the original press release, which I have incorporated into the text below.


On the Feast of the Assumption, Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 7:00 PM, Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church will celebrate the Seventh Annual Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Broadway and Market St., Camden, NJ. The Solemn High Tridentine Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Traditional Roman Rite and will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

The Mass setting will be the Mass in B Flat, D324 (1815) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828), conducted by Dr. Timothy McDonnell. The singing of the Gregorian Propers will be directed by our Cantor, Mr. Nicholas Beck.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Reverend Robert C. Pasley, KHS, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae, Berlin, NJ, will celebrate this Solemn Mass in thanksgiving for the canonical establishment of Mater Ecclesiae. Assisting Father Pasley will be the Reverend Robert Sinatra, Parochial Vicar of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Sicklerville, NJ, deacon, and Mr. Edward Heffernan, FSSP, Seminarian of Mater Ecclesiae, subdeacon. The Preacher for the Mass is long time friend of Mater Ecclesiae, The Reverend James Bartoloma, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro, NJ.

Secure parking is available adjacent to the cathedral. The cathedral is readily accessible via the PATCO high speed line from Center City Philadelphia. For more information, please call 856-753-3408 or visit the website:

Mater Ecclesiae is a mission of St. Edward’s parish, Pine Hill, in the diocese of Camden New Jersey. Responding to Pope John Paul II’s Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei, former Bishop of Camden, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Nicolas DiMarzio, established Mater Ecclesiae on October 13, 2000, the anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. All Masses and Sacraments are celebrated according to the liturgical books of Blessed John XXIII, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

We thank the Most Reverend Joseph Galante, present Bishop of Camden for allowing this tradition to continue and flourish.

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