Dominican Rite Mass at the Dominican House of Studies

September 21, 2012


There will be a Missa Cantata in the Dominican rite on Thursday Sept. 27, 2012 at 7:15PM in the Main Chapel of the Dominican House of Studies.

For more information on our provincial website click here.

Some of our student friars will also be undergoing training in the Dominican rite during these days.  It has been many years since this Mass has been celebrated in our main chapel. Though the Dominican Rite has been celebrated here as early as last year.                                          

This Mass directly precedes our September 28-30, 2012 vocation weekend. If you are coming to the vocation weekend and would like to attend this Mass you are welcome to come early, just let me know. 
To print out the flyer in PDF format, click here
Some have asked if we are “returning” to the Dominican Rite. On the contrary, we are moving “forward!” The Province of St. Joseph follows the Novus Ordo of the Roman Rite in all its priories, houses and parishes.  A number of our friars (both priests & student friars) are carefully learning to celebrate the Dominican rite. As was said on our tutorial site, the Dominican liturgy is not to be understood as a rival to the Novus Ordo, which remains the Ordinary Form of the Mass, but as a supplement to enrich our liturgical life with the treasures of our tradition, consistent with the express wishes of the Second Vatican Council (Sacrosanctum Concilium 4). Other questions could be answered in a document recently written: Q&A: Ecclesiae Universae and the Dominican Rite.
For more information about the Dominican Rite check out Dominican Liturgy, a blog from a friar of the Western Dominican Province.
See also:
Dominican Rite Tutorial
Q&A: Ecclesiae Universae and the Dominican Rite

Video of Dominican Rite Mass at St. Vincent Ferrer in NYC

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