Category Archives: General

New Page added for the Office of Matins

We added a new page to explain the components, rubrics and ceremonial associated with the Office of Matins here: http://www.sbconfraternity.org/matins/

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40 Hours’ Devotion at Mater Ecclesiae and the Divine Office

Mater Ecclesiae will be celebrating its annual 40 Hours’ Devotion of the Blessed Sacrament beginning with the Opening Mass on Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 7:30pm. Following the Mass will be a Procession/Litany of the Saints to open the Adoration period proper. Following the opening ceremonies, the Office of Compline will be chanted as written [...]

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Tenth Annual Assumption Mass of Thanksgiving

Mater Ecclesiae will celebrate its Xth Annual Assumption Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday, August 15 at 7:00 PM at St. Peter the Apostle Church (National Shrine of St. John Neumann), 5th St. and Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA. There are three parking lots which together can hold up to 250 cars. Two of the parking lots [...]

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Solemn First Vespers of the Assumption – Sunday, August 14

Mater Ecclesiae and the Confraternity of St. Benedict will be celebrating Solemn First Vespers of the Assumption on Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 PM. There will be Solemn Mass at 11:00 AM in place of the usual Missa Cantata. A potluck dinner will follow Holy Mass in Bishop DiMarzio Hall. Please make an effort to [...]

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Vespers’ Schedule for the Summer and Fall

No Vespers’ services at Mater Ecclesiae are scheduled for the months of June and July. The next Vespers at Mater Ecclesiae is scheduled for Sunday, August 14 (time TBD) which will be First Vespers of the Assumption of the B.V.M. w/ commemoration of II Vespers of the 9th. Sunday after Pentecost.  A potluck dinner may either [...]

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Feast of the Most Precious Blood – Erratum

I call to the membership’s attention an error on the 2011 Ordo and Liturgical Calendar issued by the FSSP concerning the observance of the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord which the FSSP had originally marked as being transferred to Saturday, July 2 this year. This is an error; July 2 remains [...]

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Holy Week Offices at Mater Ecclesiae

 The full schedule of Holy Week ceremonies at the Mater Ecclesiae may be found at its website www.materecclesiae.org As a reminder for the CSB, the following Offices will be prayed publicly at Mater Ecclesiae: Maundy Thursday 9 am – Tenebrae (Matins & Lauds) chanted in full Around 9:45pm - Compline recto tono following the Stripping of the [...]

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Latin/English Breviary by Baronius Press

From Baronius’ website: Baronius Press is delighted to announce that its new edition of the Roman Breviary in English and Latin has now gone to press. This will be the first time since the 1960s that a bilingual version of the Roman Breviary of 1961 has been published. It will be an invaluable set of [...]

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Vespers for the First Sunday of Lent

There has been a change in the time for Vespers for the First Sunday of Lent. Solemn Vespers will be celebrated at 6:00 PM rather than our usual time of 1:30 PM. This change is being made to move Vespers to its appropriate evening hour to coincide with the beginning of the Parish Mission that [...]

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