Skip to comments.Mater Ecclesiae's Sixth Annual Solemn Mass of the Assumption (TLM)
Posted on 08/02/2006 1:24:54 PM PDT by NYer
On the Feast of the Assumption, Tuesday, August 15, 2006, we will celebrate our sixth annual Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Broadway and Market Streets in Camden, NJ. The Solemn High Tridentine Mass will begin at 7:pm and will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus & Orchestra.
The Mass setting chosen for this wonderful day will be the Missa Dolorosa, by Antonio Caldara (c. 1670-1736), a composer of the Baroque era. Our Cantor, Mr. Nicholas Beck, a graduate of Westminster Choir College will direct the singing of the Gregorian Propers and Dr. Timothy McDonnell will be the conductor for this Mass.
We hope to celebrate this feast each year by the use of the great treasury of sacred music, especially the beautiful polyphonic Masses that are very infrequently prayed in their proper place; the Sacred Liturgy. We want to foster a greater love for the great works of our Catholic heritage and we do so with the permission of the Holy Father, and our own Bishop, His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Galante.
In order to sponsor such grand music we cannot depend on our little parish of 500 families. We need the help of everyone in the Delaware Valley who wants to foster excellent sacred music as well as support professional musicians who have been blessed by God with a magnificent talent. I, therefore, appeal to you for financial assistance. We need to raise at least $6,000.00 Any money that is raised over the amount needed will be put directly in the sacred music fund.
If you wish to donate, please choose a category, write out a check to Mater Ecclesiae Chapel and fill in the name that you want printed on the donor list. When we receive the donation, we will send a letter acknowledging receipt that can be used for tax purposes.
We will also put your name before the statue of Saint Jude, and specifically remember all the donors at our Novena to St. Jude on nine consecutive Wednesdays starting August 16th .
Thank you so much for any help you can give us.
St. Gregory the Great Patron - $1,000.00 and above
St. Cecilia Patron - $500.00 to $999.00
Palestrina Patron - $250.00 to $499.00
Victoria Patron - $100.00 to $249.00
Monteverdi Patron - $50.00 to $99.00
Vivaldi Patron $25.00 to $49.00
General Patron - $1.00 to $24.00
Rev. Robert C. Pasley, KHS, Rector
On October 13, 2000, Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio, Bishop of Camden, in the Jubilee Year, and on the anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, established Mater Ecclesiæ Roman Catholic Church within the Diocese.
We were established having no regional boundaries the way normal parishes do. This is in order to serve Catholics who feel an attachment to the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments according to the Roman Missal of 1962.
In 1988, Pope John Paul II in the binding Moto Proprio "Ecclesia Dei" encouraged a wide and generous application of the Traditional Latin Mass.
Mater Ecclesiae is the first canonically established Church owned and staffed by a Roman Catholic Diocese, that has been granted exclusive use of the Roman Missal Typical Edition of 1962.
The "Tridentine Mass" has been called "The Most Venerable Rite of Mass in all of Christianity" as well as "The Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven".
We invite you to join us as we celebrate these Divine Mysteries at Mater Ecclesiae.
In previous years, the Cathedral has been PACKED for the Assumption Mass: standing room only. People from all over the East Coast show up, so get there nice and early, anyone who wants to go!
Amen! ..... and good luck getting out that message. I do fundraising for my parish. Undergoing root canal therapy is more preferable for some folks to tossing $20 in the basket for necessary church repairs. I really don't get it ... it's their church. Here we have an opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of an ancient and beautiful liturgy. C'mon folks! They'll take $1 donations. How painful is that.