Happy New Year!

As we begin another liturgical year, the Confraternity renews one of its primary aims, which is to promote the public, communal praying of the Divine Office. Yesterday, on the First Sunday of Advent, we recited the Office of Sext in the chapel at Mater Ecclesiae following the High Mass & Benediction. Each Sunday, our goal will be to recite either Terce at 10:30am or Sext immediately following Benediction. This will be a minimal basis point to have more regularity with communal recitation going forward; hence, other more solemn functions such as Vespers will also be scheduled but on a less frequent basis.

Terce or Sext will be simply recited in Latin for the time being. We will be doing some training so that regular participants can sing these short offices in full Gregorian chant in the near future.

Note the following:

Saturday, 12/8 – Immaculate Conception: Sext after the 11:00am Mass.

Sunday, 12/9 – 2nd. Sunday of Advent: Terce at 10:30am.

Sunday, 12/16 – 3rd. (Gaudete) Sunday of Advent: Terce at 10:30am

Sunday, 12/23 – 4th. Sundayof Advent: Sung Vespers at 1:00pm

Please check back for an updated schedule for the coming months.

 

 

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