Monday, September 22, 2014

September 29: New Rite Mass for the Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

Francesco Bottini (1446-1497): The Three Archangels and Tobias

Monday, September 29, 19:00 (7 PM)

NEW RITE LATIN MASS

for the Feast of  Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Peter Navarra



8086 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945

There are different opinions among canonists, liturgists, and theologians about the reform of the liturgy promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1969. We will not join this often heated debate. However, it is possible to celebrate the Mass to which the majority of Catholics are accustomed in a manner that is informed with the tradition of the Church by using Latin, Gregorian chant, and a common direction of worship between priest and faithful. We are grateful to Fr. Navarra, pastor of  St. John of the Cross in Lemon Grove, for accepting to celebrate the Mass in this way for the feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.

After Vespers Group Shot

The Brothers of the Little Oratory and postulants of Chorus Breviarii pose with Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana following Vespers of the XV Sunday after Pentecost at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunday, September 21: Vespers of the 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Nain widow's son is resurrected by Christ - mosaic in Monreale Cathedral

Sunday, September 21, 15:00 (3:00 PM)
 Vespers of the 15th Sunday after Pentecost
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana


4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

This Sunday we hear in the Gospel how our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ brings back to life the only son of a widow mother, who, after many tears, turns joyful. St . Augustine compare this episode with the life of each Christian, who first is spiritually dead and then, through Baptism, becomes alive in Christ, for the joy of mother Church. Hear all this in Gregorian chant on Sunday 21 at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bishop Cirilo Flores (1948-2014)


The Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego and Chorus Breviarii San Diego are deeply saddened for the death of their Bishop, His Excellency Monsignor Cirilo Flores, who left us today. It is less than one year since we had the honor of holding the canopy while Bishop Flores walked in Eucharistic procession  through the streets of Little Italy. Our Bishop's  procession has come to a premature end. Now he does not carry the Blessed Sacrament any more, but sees Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ  face to face. Let us therefore pray that He may grant his servant to rest with the just until we all meet again on the Last Day. Our prayers are also for Bishop Flores's family and for the Diocese of San Diego.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, September 9: Second Vespers of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mosaic, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Pietro Cavallini, 1296-1300, Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere
Monday, September 8, 19:00 (7 P.M.)
 Second Vespers of  the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Burt J. Boudoin

990 Saturn Blvd, San Diego, CA 92154

The Brothers of the Little Oratory will restart their activity, after the summer pause, with the celebration of a great Marian feast. This is very appropriate, because it is from the Blessed Virgin Mary, being the Mother of God,  that our salvation begins. Hear all this sung in the antiphons in Gregorian chant.