About the Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary

Today (Feb. 11th) is the actual Feast day of the Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary (aka Our Lady of Lourdes). Our Mass on the 13th will be a Votive Mass, joining the devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes to Our Lady of Fatima. Aiming to prepare our hearts along with our voices to uniteContinue reading “About the Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary”

An Advent Hymn for the 13th

I just happened to come across a beautiful meditation on the Rorate Caeli, an Advent Hymn which the schola will sing after the Communion verse on the 13th. Here is a recording of the chant to help you become familiar: The meditation is from the Dominicana Journal (click the link to read), reflecting on the contentContinue reading “An Advent Hymn for the 13th”

Beginner’s Schola for the upcoming EF Mass (Dec 13th – in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe)

We will be learning Mass XVIII (the Ordinary chant setting for ferias, vigils, etc. during Advent and Lent), along with a few hymns appropriate for the season.  Please invite anyone you think might be interested.  I hope you can join us!

Schola prep – just some extra help with singing

We have not focused on the specifics of singing in the past – largely because I am not trained in this area, but also because praying through chant does not require a soloist voice.  It is a little different when seeking to sing for the Liturgy though.  In this case, the extra effort in trainingContinue reading “Schola prep – just some extra help with singing”