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!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sunday November, 12 and Monday, 13: First Vespers and Mass of St. Didacus

Francisco de Zurbarán (1651-1653) San Diego de Alcalá
Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664):

Sunday, October 12, 15:00 (3:00 PM)
First Vespers for the Feast of St. Didacus of Alcalá 
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Hebdomadary: Rev. Dn. James Stanley

8086 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Monday, November  13 19:30 (7:30 PM)
with Gregorian Chant 
for the feast of St. Didacus of Alcalá

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Anthony Dorsa, F.S.S.P. 

Map of 2540 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

America's Finest City is named after a XV century Franciscan lay-brother, Didacus  (Diego in Spanish) of Alcalá, who was known during his life time for his great, piety,  love for the destitute, and for several miracles, which continued also after his death.  Come to St John the Cross in Lemon Grove on Sunday and to Immaculate Conception in Old Town on Monday to experience respectively sung Vespers and Traditional Latin Mass for the feast of our patron saint. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Events for All Saints and All Souls Tide.

Mestre da Família Artés - Juízo Final
Maestro d'Artés
The Last Judgment and the Mass of Saint Gregory

Tuesday, October  31, 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)
 Solemn Vespers of All Saints with Benediction
Mass (Ordinary Form), and Procession
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Peter Navarra

Thursday, November 2, 19:30 (19:30 PM)
Sung Traditional Requiem Mass 

Tuesday, October  31, at  St. John of the Cross in Lemon Grove:  Solemn (1962 Rite) Choral Vespers (with assistants in cope), featuring music by Festa, Soriano, and Gabrielli; followed by parish Mass (1970 Rite), featuring the Missa O Quam Gloriosum of Tomás Luis de Victoria; followed by a candle-light procession around the grounds of St. John's, chanting the Gregorian Litany of the Saints. A GLORIOUS way to "Reclaim All Hallow's Eve for Christ!" Kids in costumes are welcome, but NO GHOULS PLEASE. Instead, feel free to dress as a Catholic saint (even if the one you choose has already been martyred!). 
Thursday, November 2, at St. Charles Borromeo in Imperial Beach: Requiem Missa Cantata (1962 Rite) for the Commemoration of All Souls. Ordinary will feature the Requiem Mass of Clemens non Papa (ca. 1475) and full Gregorian propers.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Saturday, October 21: Votive Mass of St. Philip Neri

File:Conca, Sebastiano - The Madonna Appearing to St. Philip Neri - Google Art Project.jpg
Conca, Sebastiano (1680 - 1764)
The Madonna Appearing to St. Philip Neri

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 (11:00 A.M.)

Sung Votive Mass of St. Philip Neri 
in the Traditional Roman Rite

Because of circumstances beyond our control, we could not celebrate the feast day of our holy patron, St. Philip Neri, on May 26. Therefore we honor him belatedly with a votive sung Mass. This Traditional Latin Mass  will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist church in Encinitas. The brothers will sing the proper and ordinary in Gregorian chant. Please join us.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sunday, October 8: Vespers of the XVIII Sunday after Pentecost

Unknown Artist. Christ Heals the Paralytic.
Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Nuovo. Ravenna, Italy. 6th century

Sunday, October 8, 15:00 (3:00 PM)
Vespers for the XVIII Sunday after Pentecost
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Peter Navarra

8086 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Join us at St. John of the Cross church in Lemon Grove to celebrate traditional Vespers in Gregorian chant!  Thus writes St. Hilary of  Poitiers (c. 300 – c. 368)  about the healing  of the paralytic, which we find in the Gospel of the 18th Sunday after Pentecost: In this paralytic the whole Gentile world is offered for healing, he is therefore brought by the ministration of Angels; he is called Son, because he is God’s work; the sins of his soul which the Law could not remit are remitted him; for faith only justifies. Lastly, he shews the power of the resurrection, by taking up his bed, teaching that all sickness shall then be no more found in the body. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Procession in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary in Little Italy

On Sunday afternoon the Brothers were honored to carry the canopy in the procession in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary in Little Italy, San Diego. Our thanks to Fr. Joseph Tabigue, C.R.S.P., for keeping us in mind, and allowing us to serve. Laus Deo!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Saturday, September 30: Mass for the Feast of St. Jerome

Domenico Ghirlandaio - St Jerome in his study
Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494)
St. Jerome in His Study

Saturday, September 30, 10:00 (AM)
Sung Mass for the Feast of St. Jerome
in the Extraordinary Form

 Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Victor Sczurek, O.Præm.

Map of 1001 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024

St. Jerome (347-420) is famous especially for his translation of the Bible from the Hebrew into Latin.  He was also an accomplished theologian, ascetic, and spiritual director for prominent Roman ladies. He rightfully gained the title of Doctor of the Church. We are happy to celebrate the feast of this great saint with the Traditional Latin Mass at St. John the Evangelist in Encinitas. Do join us!