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

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


December 04, 2017

Christmas Mass Schedule

Dear Friends,
Advent Blessings as we complete our days of waiting for the Birth of Christ. Below you will find our schedule for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 23, 2017
4:00 PM — Low Vigil Mass – St. Catherine
6:00 PM — Sung Vigil Mass – St. Vincent
Sunday, December 24, 2017
8:00 AM — Low Mass – St. Vincent
9:30 AM — Low Mass with Hymns – St. Vincent
10:00 AM — High Mass – St. Catherine
12:00 Noon — Solemn Mass – St. Vincent
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24, 2017
4:00 PM — Mass of the Vigil with Carols – St. Catherine
6:00 PM — Sung Mass of the Vigil – St. Vincent
9:00 PM — Christmas Lessons and Carols – St. Vincent
9:30 PM — Solemn Mass During the Night – St. Vincent
Christmas Day
Monday, December 25, 2017
12:00 Midnight — Solemn Mass In Nocte in the Dominican Rite (in Latin) – St. Catherine
NB: There is a Midnight Mass in English available at 12:00 Midnight at the Church of St. John Nepomucene on 66th Street and First Avenue.
8:00 AM — Low Mass at Dawn – St. Vincent
9:30 AM — Sung Mass at Dawn – St. Vincent
10:00 AM — Sung Mass During the Day – St. Catherine
12:00 Noon — Solemn Mass During the Day – St. Vincent
**There will be no Evening Masses on Christmas Day
Confessions on Saturday, December 23:
10 AM-12 PM at St. Vincent Ferrer
11 AM-12 PM at St. Catherine of Siena
3:00 PM-3:50 PM at St. Catherine of Siena
5:00 PM-5:50 PM at St. Vincent Ferrer
Confessions on Sunday, December 24:
10 AM-12 PM at St. Vincent Ferrer
11 AM-12 PM at St. Catherine of Siena
On behalf of our Parish Staff and the Dominican Friars of St. Vincent Ferrer Priory and St. Catherine of Siena Priory, a Blessed Christmas to you and your families!
Fr. Walter
November 18, 2017

Opportunities for Prayer and Reflection This Advent

Saturday, December 2
Our Parish Advent Retreat

Come for a morning of reflection before things get too busy.  Let’s look together for a way to celebrate Christmas well in the midst of a challenging year.  We begin at 9 am  and finish with Mass at Noon.  Our work will be to take seriously Isaiah’s prophetic image of the Peaceable Kingdom (Chapter 11: 1-9).

 

Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3
Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist through the night. 

Our annual period of solemn exposition will begin  after the 6 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday, December 2, and end with Benediction and Mass by candlelight in the early morning of December 3.  In Advent we present God with all the “dead ends” of life and ask for the coming of his Kingdom.  To do this, we must see the brokenness of the world and see beyond it in faith and hope.  We hope this Night Watch will give everyone the chance to carry out this crucial inner work of the season. Some features of the night to note:

The Blessed Sacrament will exposed on its throne above the High Altar.
The church will be specially illuminated for prayer.
There will be common prayer at the beginning of each hour.
Morning Prayer and Benediction wil be followed by a special “Mass by candle light” in the Dominican Rite, a “Rorate Mass.”

Advent has some of the loveliest sacred music of the year.  Please come savor this at two celebrations of Lessons and Carols.  On Thursday, December 7, the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, we will honor the Blessed Mother in Scripture and in music (St. Vincent Ferrer at 7 pm).  On Sunday,
December 17, we draw on the witness of the ancient prophets as we prepare more directly for
Christmas (St. Catherine of Siena at 3 pm).

Finally, we will have nine days of prayer before Christmas.  During this time we will accompany Mary in her “expectation,” and we will seek her prayers that children everywhere may be safe, not only on Christmas but each day of their lives.  Novena services will be at 6 am (Misa de Gallo) at St. Vincent Ferrer,
5:15 pm St. Catherine of Siena, and 6 pm at St. Vincent Ferrer.  Novena prayers will be said at all the Masses.

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)

 

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

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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