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

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


August 14, 2017

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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March 24, 2017

Holy Week Schedule – 2017

THE CHURCH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER
869 Lexington Avenue at East 66th Street
New York, New York 10065-6680
Telephone (212) 744-2080

 THE CHURCH OF ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
411 East 68th Street
New York, New York 10065-6680

 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE – 2017 

CONFESSIONS
Saturday, April 1:
5:00 pm to 5:50 pm and after the 6:00 pm Mass – St. Vincent
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm and after the 4:00 pm Mass – St. Catherine

Sunday, April 2:
During all Masses- St. Vincent & St. Catherine

Saturday, April 8:
5:00 pm to 5:50 pm – St. Vincent
3:00 pm to 3:50 – St. Catherine

Monday, April 10:
3 pm to 9 pm – St. Vincent & St. Catherine

Holy Thursday, April 13:
8:30 pm as needed – St. Catherine

Good Friday, April 14: 8 pm to 9 pm – St. Vincent

Holy Saturday, April 15:
10 am to 12 noon – St. Vincent
11 am to 12 noon – St. Catherine

PALM SUNDAY, April 9
11 am  Blessing of Palms at St. Catherine with Procession through the streets
to St. Vincent for 12 noon Solemn Mass
6:00 pm Saturday (April 8) Sung Vigil Mass,
8 am Low Mass, 12 Noon Low Mass,
6:00 pm Sung Mass – St. Vincent
4:00 pm Saturday (April 8) Vigil Mass,
10 am Low Mass, 5:00 pm Mass – St. Catherine

HOLY THURSDAY, April 13
9 am: Office of Readings & Morning Prayer- St. Vincent & St. Catherine
4:00 pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Catherine
6:30 pm: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Vincent
8:30 pm to Midnight: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Repository – St. Catherine
11 pm: Compline ­- St. Catherine

GOOD FRIDAY, April 14
9 am: Office of Readings & Morning Prayer – St. Vincent & St. Catherine
12 noon: Seven Last Words of Christ – St. Catherine
3 pm: Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion – St. Vincent
5:15 pm: Sung Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion – St. Catherine
7 pm: Watch at the Sepulcher – St. Vincent
(Singing of the Lamentations and Compline)

HOLY SATURDAY, April 15
9 am: Office of Readings & Morning Prayer – St. Vincent & St. Catherine

The Church will close from 12:00 pm until 7 pm

9 pm: Solemn Vigil of Easter – St. Vincent
*(This Liturgy lasts approximately 2 hours)

EASTER SUNDAY, April 16
8 am Low Mass – St. Vincent
10 am Sung Mass – St. Vincent & St. Catherine
12 noon Solemn Mass – St. Vincent

ON EASTER SUNDAY THERE WILL BE NO EVENING MASSES

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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February 23, 2017

Awareness Weekend Coming – March 4-5

Human Trafficking

February 16, 2017

Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1st is Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be imposed at all of the Parish’s masses.

St. Vincent Ferrer
8 am – Low Mass
10 am – Sung Mass
12:10 pm – Low Mass
6 pm – Solemn Mass
7:30 pm – Holy Hour with Ashes imposed beforehand

St. Catherine of Siena
7 am – Low Mass
1 pm – Sung Mass
5:15 pm – Low Mass

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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