Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sunday, January 7: Votive Vespers of the Epiphany

Jacopo Tintoretto - The Adoration of the Magi - WGA22583
Tintoretto (1519-1594): The Adoration of the Magi
Sunday, January 7, 15:00 (3:00 PM) 
Votive Solemn Vespers of the Epiphany
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Join us this coming Sunday for Votive Vespers of the Epiphany at St. John of the Cross Church in Lemon Grove. Fr. Navarra will celebrate the solemn ceremonies with two assistants in cope. Polyphony to include Magnificat Primi Toni by Cristobal de Morales (1545), polyphonic antiphon "Tribus Miraculis" by Luca Marenzio (1590), motet "Ecce Advenit" by Heinrich Isaac, and Marian antiphon "Alma Redemptoris Mater" by Francisco Guerero (1575).

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tuesday, December 26: Mass for the Feast of St. Stephen Protomartyr

Martyrdom of St. Stephen,1560, Giorgio Vasari 

Tuesday, December 26, 11:00 (AM)


for the Feast of St. Stephen Protomartyr

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Christopher Mahowald, F.S.S.P.

Please come and join us on St. Stephen's Day (December 26), at 11 in the morning, at St. John of the Cross in Lemon Grove. Fr. Mahowald will celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and the brothers will serve at the altar and sing Gregorian chants for the ordinary and proper. A very Happy Christmas to all our friends and benefactors!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Sunday, December 10: Vespers of the 2nd Sunday of Advent

John sends two disciples to Jesus,
Jerome Nadal, S.J. (1507-1580)

Sunday, December 10, 15:00 (3:00 PM)
 Vespers of the 2nd Sunday of Advent
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

The disciples of John the Baptist were waiting for the Messiah. But they would not believe their teacher when he told them that Jesus was the Christ. So they are sent to meet the Lord. He shows them His miracles, proofs of His divinity, and praises His Forerunner. The antiphon of the Magnificat canticle makes this present through Gregorian chant. Come and join us for Vespers of the 2nd Sunday of Advent!