Monthly Archives: February 2010

Fr. Zuhlsdorf’s Sermon for Quinquagesima

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf celebrated Mass at Mater Ecclesiæ on Quinquagesima Sunday and gave a great sermon, which can be found here on his blog.

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Partial Roof Collapse at Mater Ecclesiae

Omnes amici, sodales, et participantes hujus Confraternitatis: Part of the roof over the rectory at our home parish, Mater Ecclesiae, has collapsed from the excess snow remaining from the recent storms. If anyone is available to help shovel snow off the roofs, please consider volunteering your time (and tools) to do so. I don’t have [...]

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Technical Pages for Prime and Vespers added

Explanations of the ceremonial of Solemn Vespers and the differences to be employed when Vespers is not solemnized are now available on the page titled “Vespers”. Likewise, explanations of how Prime is to be prayed in public are now available. Also, a note about praying the Angelus or Regina coeli is at the end of [...]

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Compline Booklet fixed

If you downloaded the Compline booklet during its brief appearance on the web site, you should download it again. When I printed the Word document to PDF, I did not have the “Meinrad” fonts installed necessary to render some of the chant notation correctly. The booklet has been fixed and can be found linked at [...]

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Compline – CANCELLED for Tuesday, Feb 9

Due to inclement weather advisory. Public Compline will begin next Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 8:05 pm as scheduled.

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Synopsis of the Orientation Meeting

The agenda, as posted on this site, were followed through as written and presented by John Rotondi. John reiterated that commitment to pray the Divine Office is a pious promise to spiritually better ourselves, but in no way, is an obligation for laypeople nor is it sinful not to keep to what we are promising to do. [...]

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Technical Pages being added for each Office – Compline now available

As time permits, new pages will be added to the site which will provide detailed, step-by-step instructions and rubrics for each Office. This is in response to some feedback received at the Orientation meeting. The full corpus of the rubrics of the Roman Breviary may be posted here as link in the future, but oftentimes, [...]

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Orientation Meeting – Outline/Agenda

Orientation – Sunday, February 7, 2010 Purpose Communal Divine Office services Vespers – Third Sunday of the month @ 2pm (Sung; Solemn at Fr. Pasley’s discretion) beginning February 21 Do we continue in the summer when there is no breakfast after the High Mass? Compline – Every Tuesday @ 8:05pm (when HFA is in session) [...]

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Orientation Meeting – Sunday, February 7, 2010 @ 1:00pm @ Mater Ecclesiae

Rain, snow, or shine, this orientation meeting will still take place as scheduled unless the contrary be communicated subsequently. The location for this meeting will be in one of the classrooms off of the hallway between the chapel and the rectory at Mater Ecclesiae Mission in Berlin, NJ. Based on interest and need, a future [...]

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First Friday Adoration CANCELLED

Posting this as a courtesy to Mater Ecclesiæ and Fr. Pasley: There will be no First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Mater Ecclesiæ tomorrow, February 5, due to the incoming snow storm.

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