Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Saturday, July, 11: Requiem for Linda

Saturday, July 11, 10:00 (AM)
 Traditional Sung Requiem Mass
for the Repose of of the Soul of Linda Stirpe
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Richard Perozich

Map of Immaculate Conception Church

Please join us for a Gregorian Requiem for the soul of Linda Stirpe, a fine Catholic lady whose life touched those of many in the diocese. Linda, who passed away last month after piously sustaining long suffering, expressly requested that prayers should be said on her behalf. The traditional Latin Requiem, with its strong, conflicting emotions dissolving in God's eternal peace, is most befitting to this purpose.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

More Images of Vespers and Video

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Musical highlights included:
Office hymn "Pangamus Nerio," (by William Sewell, 1895, Birmingham Oratory) arranged in F by Brother's Musical Director, J. B. Polhamus, at 22:42;
Francesco Soriano's Magnificat Primi Toni at 28:35;
Polhamus' Tantum Ergo at 49:00;
Felice Anerio's Salve Regina at 1:01:05;
and the Brothers' hymn, The Little Oratory in London, 1:05:15, with descant by JBP.
Special thanks to Bonnie Lander, Martha Jane Weaver, and Richard Dawes, for making up the vocal quartet with the Musical Director.

Images from Votive First Vespers of St Philip Neri

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20: Votive Vespers and Mass of St. Philip Neri

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Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770):
The Virgin Appearing to St. Philip Neri
Friday, June 19, 19:00 (7:00 PM)
 Vespers of the St. Philip Neri
(in the Extraordinary Form)
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. André Ramos
1st Assistant. Dn. Andres Escobedo
2nd Assistant: Mr. Raymond P. Napuli

Saturday, June 20, 10:00 (AM)
 Traditional Latin Mass
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Richard Perozich

Map of Immaculate Conception Church

Please join us in celebrating  St. Philip Neri, the founder of the Oratory and our holy patron, in the 500th anniversary of his birth. Vespers will be sung in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite on Friday, June 19. Then, on the following day the Traditional Latin Mass will be sung in honor of St. Philip. Immediately after the Mass, there will be an opportunity to venerate some 1st class relics of the saint. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Thank-You Note

Fr. Perozich kindly forwarded this thank-you note from a faithful who was present at Pentecost Vespers service.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Photopost: 2nd Vespers of Pentecost

On Sunday, 24 May, 2015 the Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego, along with Chorus Breviarii members, sang second Vespers of the Feast of Pentecost. This was our first vesper service in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Old Town San Diego. Fr. André Ramos served as Hebdomadary.
Having made his first communion the day before, Luke Velasco joined the serving corps for the first time, with his father Jon.
The vespers were attended by approximately thirty congregants, not including those singing and serving, and also excluding numerous visitors to the church, who may or may not have ever seen a vesper service in progress. Due to the position of the church on the boundary of San Diego's "Old Town State Park" this kind of traffic may be expected.
The Brothers and CB members wish to thank Fr. Richard Perozich for his gracious permission to have vespers in Immaculate Conception, Fr. André Ramos for making the trip down from Ramona to celebrate, and to the parish for their patience with us as we try to add our efforts to the New Evangelization through solemn song. Laus Deo!