Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dominican Rite Missa Cantata on March 7 in New York City

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm, a Missa Cantata in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas will be celebrated according to the traditional Dominican Rite at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City. The celebrant for the Mass will be Fr. Austin Dominic Litke, O.P., and Fr. James Dominic Brent, O.P., assistant professor of philosophy at the Catholic University of America, will be the preacher. The music for the Mass will be Dominican chant sung by a schola of Dominican friars.

On the evening before the Mass, a public lecture, "Beyond Dogma: St. Thomas & Postconciliar Modernism" will be given by Rev. Guy Mansini, O.S.B. (Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Church). Fr. Mansini is a monk, pastor, and theologian from St. Meinrad Abbey in Indiana.

St. Vincent Ferrer Church is located at 869 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10065, (between 65th and 66th streets). For more information, call (212) 744-2080, or see the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer blog. You may invite friends on the Facebook events pages for the Mass and Lecture.

This is the first Dominican Rite Sung Mass to be publicly celebrated in the Eastern Dominican Province in at least 40 years. May it be the first of many!

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