Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One Last Reminder about Mater Ecclesiae's Assumption Mass

As announced last week on the NLM, the eighth annual Solemn Assumption Mass, hosted by Mater Ecclesiae parish, Berlin, NJ, will be celebrated at 7:00PM on Friday, August 15 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Broadway and Market Streets, Camden, NJ. Dr. Timothy McDonnell, Director of Music at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, will conduct the polyphonic music for the Mass, and Mr. Nicholas Beck, the Music Director of Mater Ecclesiae, will lead the Gregorian Propers of the Mass. The musical selections are as follows: The Ordinary of the Mass is the Messa della Cappella (1641), by Claudio Monteverdi. Other selections: Canzon XII a 8, Giovanni Gabrielli; Sonata Sopra “Sancta Maria”, C. Monteverdi; Venite Populi and Sonata #12 in C major, K 263, W.A. Mozart; Pulchra est amica mea, Palestrina-Bassano; Ave Maria, Harold Boatrite; Hymns – Repeat My Soul, Walter Greatorex and Sing We of the Blessed Mother, Timothy McDonnell. The preacher of the Mass is Father John Zuhlsdorf, a renowned commentator and the author of the Blog, “What does the Prayer Really Say.” We are also honored to have in attendance a long time friend of Mater Ecclesiae and pastor of St. Athanasius Parish, Phila., the Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Reverend Monsignor Herbert Bevard. Also in attendance will be Knights and Ladies of the Sovereign Orders of the Holy Sepulchre and Malta.

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