Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday, August 2: Vespers of the 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Tissot The Pharisee and the publican Brooklyn
The Pharisee and the Publican by James Tissot, 1886-94

Sunday, August 2, 15:00 (3 PM)
 Vespers of the 10th Sunday After Pentecost 
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Richard Perozich

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Please join us for Vespers at Immaculate Conception on Sunday, August 2. The theme will be the parable of the pharisee and the publican. The Lord teaches us that it is only through contrition that we may obtain forgiveness of our sins. The humble publican, the collaborationist with the Romans who had occupied Judea, showed a sorrow of soul and a hatred of sin committed, with a firm purpose of not sinning in the future. Therefore he was justified, while the proud pharisee was not. Hear all this in Gregorian chant.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Philip Neri

St. Philip Neri (1515-1595)
Today is the fifth centenary of the birth of our patron saint, St. Philip Neri, was was born in this  house in Florence. On the following day, he was baptized Philip Romolus in the nearby church of San Pier Gattolino. Holy Father Philip, pray to God for us.

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

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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.