Parish organist, choir master, music aficionado and overall decent fellow, Michael Semaan, has provided the blog with the music selections for this years Christmas Tridentine Mass at midnight at St. Joseph.
Excerpts from Messiah with orchestra – G. F. Handel
(11:10 PM Featured Prelude)
Missa Sancti Nicolai with orchestra– Franz Joseph Haydn
Dominus dixit – Gregorian chant
Laetentur caeli – Gregorian chant
O Magnum Mysterium – Tomas Luis de Victoria
In splendoribus – Gregorian chant
Ave Verum – Edward Elgar
If you cannot make this Mass, the music program will be repeated on the Feast of the Epiphany January 8, 2012 with the prelude starting at 9:10 a.m.
The long awaited new translation of the Roman Missal is in effect as of today (Hoo-rah)! The 3rd addition of the Roman Missal translates into English much closer to the original Latin text. This is a great blessing for the Universal Church. Here are some pictures of the new Missal that will be used at St. Joseph's at the Wednesday and Sunday Masses said in the vernacular:
Father Roman announced during his homily at today's 10:00 am Mass that Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will return after the 10:00 a.m. Mass throughout the Advent Season! Depending on the feedback from our parishioners, he will make the decision whether to have this Holy Service return on a permanent basis!
Please stay after Mass and spend some quite time with our Lord!
After every Wednesday Mass, there is Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Devotion to St. Joseph; with veneration of our St. Joseph relic. Here are a few photo's of Father Roman's first Benediction and devotion service at St. Joseph.