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

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


November 17, 2017

Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day (November 22, 2017)

In honor of the feast of St. Cecilia and in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Lou Harrison (1917-2003), the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer will offer a Solemn Mass for the Feast of St. Cecilia. The Propers and Ordinary of Lou Harrison’s “Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day” (1986) will be sung by the Schola Cantorum of St. Vincent Ferrer under the direction of Mr. James Wetzel.

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August 27, 2017

Parish Study – Fall 2017: The Arts as Paths to God

The Arts as Paths to God: Secular and Sacred Art and the Spiritual Life

“Created ‘in the image of God,’ man also expresses the truth of his relationship with God the Creator by the beauty of his artistic works” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, §2501). Led by Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P., this course will explore the ways in which the visual and performing arts can lead us to encounter the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of God.

September 19: Introduction
September 26: Dance
October 3: Music
October 10: Sculpture
October 17: Poetry
October 24: Architecture
November 7: Painting
November 14: Literature
November 22 at 6 pm: Mass for the Feast of St. Cecilia

Tuesday evenings from 6:45-7:45 pm

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Hall
869 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Vermeer Allegory of the Catholic Faith

Johannes Vermeer, Allegory of the Catholic Faith, ca. 1670–72 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

 

March 21, 2017

Solemn Dominican Rite Mass for St. Vincent Ferrer

In honor of the Feast of St. Vincent Ferrer, a Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite will be offered on April 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the High Altar of the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave, New York, NY.
The Schola Cantorum of Saint Vincent Ferrer will sing
Missa Sancti Wilhelmi devotio – John Taverner (c. 1490-1545)
In dedicatione templi – Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Quod autem cecidit – Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)
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January 11, 2017

Parish Study 2017: Pray with Understanding

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Pray with Understanding: Participating in the Mysteries of the Mass

“So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding;
I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.”
(1 Cor 14:15).

This Spring, Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P. and James Wetzel will present a series of talks on the theme “Pray with Understanding: Participating in the Mysteries of the Mass.” Throughout the twelve sessions, they will delve into the mysteries of the Mass, explaining the history, symbolism, theological and musical dimensions of the liturgy. By participating in this Parish Study program, we hope that you may come to experience a deeper participation in the liturgy of the Church.

The class will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:45-7:45 pm in the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Hall.

1/17/17 Outline of the Mass and the Seasons of the Year Fr. Innocent Smith, op and James Wetzel
1/24/17 Dominican Tradition and the Liturgy of the Church Fr. Innocent Smith, op
1/31/17 The Ordinary of the Mass – History and Texts Fr. Innocent Smith, op
2/7/17 The Ordinary of the Mass – Chant settings James Wetzel
2/14/17 The Ordinary of the Mass – Polyphonic settings James Wetzel
2/21/17 The Propers of the Mass – Part I Fr. Innocent Smith, op
2/28/17 The Propers of the Mass – Part II Fr. Innocent Smith, op
3/7/17 Collects Fr. Innocent Smith, op
3/14/17 Readings Fr. Innocent Smith, op
3/21/17 Prayers over the Gifts and Prefaces Fr. Innocent Smith, op and James Wetzel
3/28/17 Eucharistic Prayers and Postcommunion Prayers Fr. Innocent Smith, op
4/4/17 Hymns and Motets James Wetzel
December 30, 2016

New Years’ Schedule 2017

For New Years’ weekend, we will have our regular Mass schedule:

Mass and Confessions at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer

869 Lexington Ave (at 66th), New York, NY, 10065

Saturday Vigil: 6:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, 6:00 pm

Confessions
Saturday: 5:00 pm–5:50 pm

Vespers
Sunday: 5:30 pm

Mass and Confessions at the Church of St. Catherine of Siena

411 East 68th Street, New York, NY, 10065

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am, 5:00 pm
Confessions
Saturday: 3:00–3:50 pm

December 30, 2016

Dr. Ruddy Lecture and Votive Mass for the Unity of Christians

On Thursday, January 19 at 7 pm, the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will host a lecture by Dr. Christopher Ruddy of the Catholic University of America titled “That The World May Believe: Christian Unity and Evangelization.” An expert on Ecclesiology, Vatican II, Ecumenism, and the relationship of Christianity and culture, Dr. Ruddy’s lecture will explore why ecumenism is a worthwhile enterprise, and how one may contribute to this work. The lecture will take place in the Parish Hall at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer (869 Lexington Ave, New York, NY).

The lecture will be preceded by a Votive Mass for the Unity of Christians celebrated at 6 pm at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer.

For more information, contact Fr. Innocent Smith, o.p.

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December 30, 2016

Lutheran–Catholic Prayer: Music and Christian Unity

On Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7 pm, the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer (869 Lexington Ave., New York, NY) will host an evening of Lutheran–Catholic Prayer focused on the theme Music and Christian Unity.

Pastor Gregory Fryer of Immanuel Lutheran Church will speak on the topic “Music as Handmaid of Theology.” Fr. Innocent Smith, o.p. of the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena, will speak on the topic “Music as Instrument of Tradition.” Mr. James Wetzel, Organist and Director of Music at St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will play organ pieces from the Lutheran and Catholic traditions by Mendelssohn, Bach, and Messiaen:

  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) — Overture from Saint Paul, Op. 36 (trans. William Thomas Best (1826-1897)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) — Prelude and Fugue in E Flat Major, B.W.V. 552, “St. Anne” from Clavier-Übung, Part III
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) — Apparition de l’église éternelle

For more information, contact Fr. Innocent Smith, o.p.

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December 30, 2016

Orthodox–Catholic Prayer for Unity and Life

On January 23, 2017 at 7 pm, an evening of Orthodox–Catholic Prayer for Unity and Life will take place at the Church of St. John Nepomucene (411 East 66th St., New York, NY).

The evening will consist of praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Akathist for the Unborn as well as talks by Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, and Sr. Virginia Joy of the Sisters of Life, a Catholic religious order dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life.

The event is sponsored by St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, the Parish of St. John Nepomucene and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, and the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena.

For more information, contact Fr. Innocent Smith, o.p.

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December 28, 2016

Rev. John McGuire, O.P. — Wake and Funeral

Funeral Information for Rev. John P. McGuire, O.P. (1943–2016)

Wake
4:00-9:00 pm, Monday, January 2, 2017
St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village (371 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY)

Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 am, Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer (869 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY)

December 20, 2016

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity — 2017

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Each year from January 18–25, the Church encourages all Catholics to unite their prayers for the unity of the Church and the unity of Christians. In January 2017, the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will offer the following opportunities to pray for unity among Christians:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

7:30 pm: Holy Hour for Christian Unity — Church of St. Vincent Ferrer

Thursday, January 19, 2017

6 pm: Votive Mass for Christian Unity — Church of St. Vincent Ferrer

7 pm: Lecture by Dr. Christopher Ruddy (Catholic University of America): “That The World May Believe: Christian Unity and Evangelization” — St. Vincent Ferrer Church Hall

Friday, January 20, 2017

7 pm: Lutheran–Catholic Prayer: Music and Christian Unity: (led by Pastor Gregory P. Fryer and Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.) — Church of St. Vincent Ferrer

Monday, January 23, 2017

5:15 pm: Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life — Church of St. Catherine of Siena

7 pm: Orthodox–Catholic Prayer for Unity and Life (with talks by Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, and Sister Virginia Joy, S.V.) — St. John Nepomucene Church — 411 East 66th St., New York, NY

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

6 pm: Mass for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul — Church of St. Vincent Ferrer