Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena

A Parish of the Archdiocese of New York served by the Dominican Friars


November 26, 2016

Advent in Our Parish (November 27, 2016)

Advent In Our Parish

Opportunities for Giving

Toy Drive Sponsored by the New York Common Pantry

Gifts for Women Sponsored by our Social Concerns Committee for the Residents of the Park Avenue Armory Women’s Shelter
These gifts are given at our Shelter Christmas Party Next Saturday,
December 3.

Gifts in the Parish Please contribute to our Parish Christmas Fair to be be held next weekend, December 2 – 4 at
St. Catherine’s.
Please:  Bring items you would like to donate.
Consider working at the fair for some hours.
Bring friends to shop next weekend.

Christmas Cards Christmas cards, designed especially for the parish by Sister Mary Grace, O.P. at Caterina Benincasa Dominican Monastery, are available in the St. Vincent Ferrer vestibule.


Advent Celebrations

November 29 The First Sunday of Advent
Music of William Byrd at the Solemn Mass
Parish Vespers New time of 5:30 pm St Vincent Ferrer
With the chant class at 5 pm

December 2 – 4
Parish Christmas Fair St. Catherine of Siena – St. Dominic Hall
December 2: 12 pm – 4 pm
December 3 – 4: 9 am – 8 pm

December 3 The Second Sunday of Advent
Music of Josef Rheinberger at the Solemn Mass
Parish Coffee: 1 pm St. Vincent Ferrer – Parlors of the Priory
Parish Vespers: 5:30 pm St. Vincent Ferrer

December 8 The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
*A Holy Day of Obligation
On the Vigil, Wednesday, December 7
Low Masses of the Vigil 5:15 pm: St. Catherine of Siena
6 pm: St. Vincent Ferrer

Lessons and Carols 7 pm St. Vincent Ferrer
This hour-long service will consist of a sequence of scripture readings,
motets sung by the Schola Cantorum, and congregational hymns
celebrating the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Choral works of Bassi,
Billings, Cleobury, Dawson, Hawley, Howells, Joubert, Willan, and Wood.
A reception will follow in the Priory Parlors.

On the Day, Thursday, December 8
Low Mass: 7 am St. Catherine of Siena
Low Mass: 8 am St. Vincent Ferrer
Sung Mass: 12:10 pm St. Vincent Ferrer – With St. Vincent Ferrer High School
Low Mass: 1 pm St. Catherine of Siena
Low Mass: 5:15 pm St. Catherine of Siena
Solemn Mass: 6 pm St. Vincent Ferrer
At the Solemn Mass the Schola Cantorum will sing music of the Flemish
Renaissance: Orlando di Lasso’s Missa Qual donna and Alma Redemptoris
Mater á 8
 and Jacobus Clemens non Papa Ego flos campi á 7.

December 10
Rorate Mass: 6:30 am St. Vincent Ferrer
Parish Advent Retreat: 9 am – 12:30 pm St. Vincent Ferrer
To You O Lord I Lift up my Soul: Longing as the Antidote for Despair

December 11 The Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)
Music of Healey Willan, William McKie, and Edward Bairstow at the Solemn Mass

December 12 The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Sung Mass and Procession: 6 pm St. Vincent Ferrer

December 16 – 24
Misa de Gallo: 6 am St. Vincent Ferrer –  Rosary Altar
A Novena of prayer for safe childhood

December 17
Advent Lessons and Carols: 7:30 pm St. Catherine of Siena
Reception follows in St. Dominic’s Hall
This service will make a scriptural and musical pilgrimage through
Advent, with lessons from the Old Testment prophets,motets sung by the
Schola Cantorum, and congregational hymns. Choral works of Manz,
Mendelssohn, Neswick, Ord, Preston, and others. A reception follows in
St. Dominic Hall.

December 18 The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Reconciliation Sunday
Family Mass and Coffee: 10 am St. Catherine of Siena
Music of Tomás Luis de Victoria, Cristóbal de Morales, and Francisco
Guerrero at the Solemn Mass
Parish Vespers: 5:30 pm St. Vincent Ferrer

December 19
Reconciliation Monday: 4 – 8 pm Confessions heard in both churches