Monday, August 25, 2008

Chinese Love Their Chant!

Hat tip to Daniel Page for putting this up. Not sure where this is, but it's in Chinese. The actual translation is "When prayers are being recited/chanted, please do not make noise" (thanks to a CMAA poster for this. I have to agree with the sentiment! No confused noises, please!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jensen Beach TLM Seminar

I ran across an article in the Florida Catholic today about a seminar on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass given by Father Marco de Leon. Apparently he has been celebrating the Mass in Jensen this summer. For those of you who thought I knew everything, feel free to be surprised! I had no idea that there was another priest doing this Mass at St. Martin's. Trust that I will be in touch with him very soon! In any event, the article is OK. At least it does not repeat any mistaken ideas about the Mass. The only nit that I would pick is that the bishop's permission is not required for any priest to say a private Mass in the ancient Rite since last summer when Pope Benedict freed up the Mass. Most likely they meant that permission was needed to celebrate the Mass with an invitation to the public. In any case, this is good news for traditional Catholics in our diocese. Let's hope a TLM is started a little closer to West Palm soon.

Here's the link:.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Schola Season!

Greetings everyone!

The Schola cantorum of the Palm Beaches will start its fall rehearsals on September 14 at 7:30pm. The good folks at Holy Name Catholic Church at 345 S. Military Trail in West Palm Beach will again be our hosts. I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing all returning members, but I'd like to invite anyone interested in learning about chant and how to sing it. If you've never sung chant before, that's OK. We spend a great deal of time on basics and the fall is a great time to check out what we are doing.

We have been blessed with the support of Palm Beach diocese and I'm looking forward to our first chant workshop this spring. Stay tuned for details as they become available. We will be included in the activities for the 25th Anniversary of the Diocese of Palm Beach. It's going to be an exciting year! This fall we have Vespers at St Patrick's for the Immaculate Conception and then in the spring, we are singing another Extraordinary Form Mass at St. Martin de Porres in Jensen Beach.

Yours in Christ,