Thursday, February 06, 2020

Photopost: Dominican Rite Solemn Mass in Oakland CA, Feb. 1

I am pleased to present a series of photographs of the Dominican Rite Solemn Mass of St Ignatius of Antioch, celebrated at Saint Albert the Great Priory in Oakland, California, on his traditional feastday, February 1. The celebrant of this Mass was Fr Vincent Kelber, O.P., director of the St Jude Shrine at St Dominic’s Church in San Francisco. The ministers, choir, and servers were all students of the Western Dominican Province: deacon, Br Gregory Liu, O.P.; subdeacon, Br Matthew Heynen; senior acolyte, Br John Peter Anderson, junior acolyte, Br Columban Mary Hall; thurifer, Br Pawel Jamroz. The organist was Fr James Moore, O.P. Thanks to Br Scott Norgaard for these photographs.

As St Ignatius is a third-class feast, the cross was not carried at the Gospel, and the Creed was not sung (it is only sung on third-class feasts of Apostles and the Blessed Virgin in the Dominican Rite). The ministers approach the altar.
Prayers at the foot of the altar.
The deacon opens the corporal.
The subdeacon sings the Epistle.
The celebrant reads the intervening chants at the sedilla.
During the Gradual, the subdeacon washes his hands before preparing the chalice.
The deacon sings the Gospel.
The ministers swing back after reading the Offertorium.
The celebrant prepared to incense the gifts.
The ministers are incensed during the Preface.
The beginning of the Sanctus.
The acolytes light the Sanctus candles.
The elevation.
The ministers recite the Agnus Dei.
The Absolution at the Confiteor before Communion.
Communion of the faithful.
The ministers swing back after reading the Communion Verse
The Dominus vobiscum before Ite, missa est.
The Blessing
The genuflexion during the Last Gospel.

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