Saturday, January 31, 2009

Candlemas in New Jersey

Mater Ecclesiae Mission:

On Monday, February 2, the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Candlemas, there will be a solemn celebration of the feast at 7:30PM. Approximately 12 priests from across the Delaware Valley, along with the parishioners of Mater Ecclesiae will receive the blessed candles, walk in procession and celebrate the Mass of the Purification. The Schola, under the direction of out music director Nicholas Beck, will sing all the Gregorian propers for the feast, along with the Nunc Dinittis and Senex Puerum of Victoria. The ordinary will be Lotti”s Mass Student Mass in C accompanied by violin and our organist, Karl Tricomi.

Since the foundation of Mater Ecclesiae in 2000, the solemn celebration of this feast has been a parish tradition. We hope that everyone who is able, will consider joining us on this wonderful occasion.

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