Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sunday, February 22: Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent

Christ's temptation (Monreale)
Christ's temptation - mosaic in Monreale Cathedral
Sunday, February 22, 15:00 (3:00 PM)

 Vespers of the 1st Sunday of Lent
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana

4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

Now is the time - St. Paul tells us - that is acceptable to God. It is the time, by God's grace, to reform our ways and to become His true servants. Against the temptation of the flesh, of the world, and of devil,  let our weapons  be prayer, fasting, and alms-giving. Come to St. Vincent de Paul for Vespers and hear these stern but necessary warnings sung in Gregorian chant.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Images and Sounds from St. Valentine's Mass

We are grateful to the San Diego Early Music Ensemble
 Elisabeth Marti, soprano;  Constance Lawthers, alto; 

John Peeling, tenor;Philip Larson, bass
for singing the Monteverdi's Mass for 4 voices.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

February 18: Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 18, 19:00 (7:00 P.M.)
Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form
for Ash Wednesday
Celebrant: Rev. Carl N. Gismondi, Jr., F.S.S.P.

This is the time of the year when we are called to reflect on our mortality and, in this perspective, to set aside transitory goods for those goods that cannot be taken away from us. As it has become customary, the Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego have been invited  to sing the Gregorian proper and ordinary for the Mass of Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday, the faithful are signed with the blessed ashes and are thus reminded: Remember O man, that dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return. Come and witness this venerable ceremony.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Saturday, February 14: Sung Latin Mass for the Feast of St. Valentine

St. Valentine receives a rosary from the Mother of God.
David Teniers III (1638-1685)
Saturday, February  14, 11:30 (A.M.)
 Sung Traditional Latin Mass
for the Feast of St. Valentine
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Burt J. Boudoin
990 Saturn Blvd, San Diego, CA 92154

Although he is one of the most popular saints in the calendar, almost nothing certain is known about St. Valentine, except that he was a priest and a martyr during the times of the III century Roman emperor Claudius II.  The fact that he became the patron saint of affianced couple is a curious development. But, as a martyr for Christ, he was a messenger of true Love, to which every human love must conform, lest it regresses to a brutish passion. On St. Valentine's day, come to the Traditional Latin Mass, sung by the Brothers in Gregorian chant and with a guest polyphonic choir.