Sunday, March 27, 2011

No Eulogies During Funeral Mass

[The "recent" mandate was already made in 2000, GIRM 382: "At the Funeral Mass there should, as a rule, be a short homily, but never a eulogy of any kind."]

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Immutemur Habitu

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Colloquium XX

Sacred Music Colloquium (CMAA) from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.

Schola: April Calendar

Saturday Mass (8:15AM) (Warm - up at 7:40)
April 2, 16, 30

Kyrie XVII
Gospel Accl.
Sanctus XVIII
Mysterium Fidei and Amen
Agnus Dei XVIII
Parce Domine
Pascha Notsrum (April 30)
Ave Regina Caelorum
Regina Caeli (April 30)

Holy Hour for Vocations and Benediction
St. Benedict April 9, 5 PM

1. Anima Christi (Children; during Preparation of the Holy Hour)

2. O Salutaris Hostia (everyone)


3. Adoro te devote (children and men)
4. O Panis Dulcissime (children)
5. Ave verum Corpus (women and children)
6. Jesu Dulcis Memoria (Adults)

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 3:8 – 10

7. Veni Creator Spiritus (children)
8. Ubi caritas (adults & children)
9. Adoramus te Christe (Adults)

Prayer for Vocations

10. Salve Regina (Solemn tone, women)
11. Ave Regina caelorum (Solemn tone, men)

Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:18 - 22

12. Ave Maria (Mode VI, children)
13. Ave Maria (Mode I, children)
14. Immutemur Habitu (adult)


15. Tantum Ergo (everyone)

Priest: Panem de caelo praestitisti eis
Response (all): Omne delectamentum in se habentem

Prayer (priest)

Divine Praises (chanted by cantor/everyone.
Music and words are at the end of this packet.)

Final chant (schola)

16. Christus vincit

At Resurrection Church
Satruday Mass (9AM) (Warm-up starts at 8:30)
April 9

Kyrie XVII
Gospel Accl.
Sanctus XVIII
Mysterium Fidei and Amen
Agnus Dei XVIII
Parce Domine
Ave Regina Caelorum

At Resurrection Church
Good Friday
April 22, 7:30 PM (warm-up at 7PM)

Ecce Lignum
Vexilla Regis
Adoramus te Christe

Children's Schola
(classes at St. Paul on Monday & at St. Michael's Academy on Thursday)

First Friday Mass, April 1
8:15 AM (warm up starts at 7:45 AM)

Ave Maria(prelude)
Kyrie XVI
Gospel Accl.
Attende Domine(offertory)
Sanctus XVIII
Mysterium Fidei and Amen
Agnus Dei XVIII
O Panis Dulcissime

At St. Alphonsus
2nd Thursday Mass,
April 14 11AM (warm up at 10:30 AM)

Ave Maria(prelude)
Kyrie XVI
Gospel Accl.
Attende Domine (offertory)
Sanctus XVIII
Mysterium Fidei and Amen
Agnus Dei XVIII
O Panis Dulcissime(communion)
Salve Regina

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Traditional Mass in Our Area; how it started and kept

I thought I should write about the Thursday Traditional Mass that has been offered now for 2 years before I forget and take it for granted.

One of the young priest started Traditional Mass on Thursdays in Glen Burnie as his private Mass a couple of years ago and was able to invite people by words of mouths. One of the priest I have known told me about it, and I started to attend it with my homeschoooled boys. I thought it would be wonderful for my boys to experience the Traditional Mass, The Sacrifice of the Holy Mass, since they are also learning about it at home. It is pretty early, 7AM and we have to get up by 6 and just go, but we kept going. When this priest became the pastor of St. Agnes, he continued this Mass in the small chapel in the new church in Catonsville. It was very small, and he was quite busy, but one of his friend priest who specialized in liturgy and studied in Rome came to rescue. He made this Thursday Mass regular, and we ddidn't have to skip weeks any more. The amazing thing is that my boys picked up a prayer card at the Glen burnie church for who was ordained a couple of years ago, and they prayed for him for a year in the 'year of priests' without knowing who he was. After the year, they still kept the prayer card near their beds, and finally they got to meet him.
This is the priest who came to help with the Thursday Traditional Mass. Now my boys are being trained to serve, and celebrating the Mass with him. What a joy and miracle for us.

The main server is a convert of 3 years. He said he went to a very anti-Catholic unversity, but while he was getting a Master's degree in history, he found out that Catholic church is the true church and converted. Now he learned all the Latin prayers and serving the Traditional Mass, and he is quite busy with young people introducing the beauty of The Traditional Mass. One of his friends who was not so thrilled to go to Mass which is only in Latin at the beginning is now joined FFSP seminary.

We also had a beautiful Missa Cantata for Epiphany in a small chapel this year. As the number of attendees grew, the priest was able to move us to a bigger church which still had a high altar. Now we have a big church and can invite more people. On the first day, we had to move the altar table that is used for Novous Ordo on Sundays, but still altar severs couldn't use steps to the high altar, because a big wooden plank has convered the steps. We thought it was bolted, but found out that we could actually remove it. And voila! there were steps. My boys and the main server, Matt cleaned out all the dust, and now they can actually use the steps and have space to receive communion. The high altar and the steps probably have not been used for 40 years(pretty sad). But it is cleaned and dusted now. It seems to me that the glory and the beauty of this church has returned. We still have to put everything back after the Mass, but we are quite happy that we can still have this beautiful Traditional Mass in this beautiful church. After a few generations, will people find out how we kept this traditional Mass? I do surely hope so, and I hope they treasure this Traditional Mass as we did.
Deo Gratias.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cardinals: liturgical abuse weakens the faith

By Cindy Wooden on Thursday, 3 March 2011
Cardinals: liturgical abuse weakens the faith

A weakening of faith in God, a rise in selfishness and a drop in the number of people going to Mass can be traced to liturgical abuse or Masses that are not reverent, two Vatican cardinals and a consultant have said.

US Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s supreme court, said: “If we err by thinking we are the centre of the liturgy, the Mass will lead to a loss of faith.”

Cardinal Burke and Spanish Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, spoke yesterday at a book launch in Rome.

The book, published only in Italian, was written by Fr Nicola Bux, who serves as a consultant to the congregations for the doctrine of the faith and for saints’ causes and to the office in charge of papal liturgies.

The English translation of Fr Bux’s book title would be, How to Go to Mass and Not Lose Your Faith.

Cardinal Burke told those gathered for the book presentation that he agreed with Fr Bux that “liturgical abuses lead to serious damage to the faith of Catholics”.

Unfortunately, he said, too many priests and bishops treat violations of liturgical norms as something that is unimportant when, in fact, they are “serious abuses”.

Cardinal Cañizares said that while the book’s title is provocative, it demonstrates a belief he shares. “Participating in the Eucharist can make us weaken or lose our faith if we do not enter into it properly,” and if the liturgy is not celebrated according to the Church’s norms, he said.

“This is true whether one is speaking of the Ordinary or Extraordinary form of the one Roman rite,” the cardinal said.

Cardinal Cañizares said that at a time when so many people are living as if God did not exist, they need a true Eucharistic celebration to remind them that only God is to be adored and that true meaning in human life comes only from the fact that Jesus gave his life to save the world.

Fr Bux said that too many modern Catholics think the Mass is something that the priest and the congregation do together when, in fact, it is something that Jesus does.

“If you go to a Mass in one place and then go to Mass in another, you will not find the same Mass. This means that it is not the Mass of the Catholic Church, which people have a right to, but it is just the Mass of this parish or that priest,” he said.