Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saturday, January 31: Sung Mass for the Feast of St. John Bosco

Saturday, January  31, 10:00 (AM)

with Gregorian Chant and Polyphony
for the Feast of Saint John Bosco
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Richard Perozich

With Veneration of 1st Class Relic

After Mass, in the Parish Hall:
11:00 A Tale of Two Oratories: St. Philip Neri and St. John Bosco
a Lecture given by John B. Polhamus
11:15 Projection of Don Bosco (1936)
in Italian, with English subtitles

Map of Immaculate Conception Church

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great Catholic educator St. Giovanni Bosco (1815-1888). The Brothers of the Little Oratory will honor him by singing and serving a Traditional Latin Mass on his feast day. A guest choir will sing the ordinary in polyphony, while selected brothers will sing the proper in Gregorian chant.  A relic of the saint will be exposed to the faithful for veneration. After Mass, we move to the parish hall, where John Polhamus will show how St. John Bosco took inspiration from the teachings of St. Philip Neri. Finally, the 1936 Italian  movie Don Bosco (with English subtitles) will be shown in the parish hall. The event is free of charge and all are welcome.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sunday, January 18: Vespers of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

Marriage of Cana (detail)
Paolo Veronese (1528-1588)

Sunday, January 18, 15:00 (3:00 PM)

 Vespers of the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana

4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

Join us for Vespers at St. Vincent de Paul on Sunday, January 18. The famous episode of the Wedding of Cana will be illustrated through Gregorian chant. As our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ transforms water into wine, likewise we are transformed by divine grace into children of God.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 26: Mass of St. Stephen Protomartyr

The Coronation of St Stephen Annibale Carracci (1560–1609)

Friday, December 26, 10:00 (AM)


for the Feast of St. Stephen Protomartyr

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Gregory Eichman, F.S.S.P.

Please come and join us on St. Stephen's Day (December 26), at 10 in the morning, at St. John of the Cross in Lemon Grove. Fr. Eichman will celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and the brothers will serve at the altar and sing Gregorian chants for the ordinary and propers. A very Happy Christmas to all our friends and benefactors!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sunday, December 14: Vespers of Gaudete Sunday (3rd Sunday of Advent)

Giotto di Bondone (b. 1267, Vespignano, d. 1337, Firenze)
The Visitation

Sunday, December 14, 15:00 (3:00 PM)

 Vespers of the 3rd Sunday of Advent
with Benediction
Hebdomadary: Rev. Fr. Eugene Sta.Ana

4080 Hawk St, San Diego, CA 92103

Join us at St. Vincent de Paul church to celebrate  Vespers of Gaudete Sunday in Gregorian chant! The 3rd Sunday of Advent is thus named after the first word in the Epistle's reading, where St. Paul recommends we should Rejoice in the Lord always. Advent is an intense liturgical season of joyful  penance and preparation not only to celebrate Christmas, the birth in the flesh of the eternal Word of God, but also to look forward to His second coming at the end of times. The more festive character of Gaudete Sunday  is made visible by the celebrant wearing rose vestments, instead of purple.