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

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


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 

December 15, 2016

Christmas Mass Schedule 2016

CHRISTMAS EVE
Saturday, December 24, 2016

Mass of the Vigil with Carols at 4:00 PM – St. Catherine
Sung Mass of the Vigil at 6:00 PM – St. Vincent
Christmas Lessons and Carols at 9:00 PM –                       St. Vincent
Solemn Mass During the Night at 9:30 PM –                      St. Vincent
Midnight Mass in the Dominican Rite at 12:00 am –       St. Catherine

CHRISTMAS DAY
Sunday, December 25, 2016

Mass at Dawn at 8:00 AM – St. Vincent
Sung Masses During the Day at 10:00 AM – St. Vincent & St. Catherine
Solemn Mass During the Day at 12:00 Noon – St. Vincent

September 20, 2016

New York Purgatorial Society Requiem Masses

Beginning this fall, the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer will host Masses sponsored by the New York Purgatorial Society once a month. The first Mass, celebrated in the Dominican Rite, will take place at the Rosary Altar at St. Vincent Ferrer on Monday, September 26, at 7 pm. The full schedule may be consulted in the image below:

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September 12, 2016

Sunday Parish Vespers: Beginning on September 18, 2016

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choir_of_church_of_st-_vincent_ferrer_nycBeginning on Sunday, September 18, the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will celebrate Vespers each Sunday evening at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer. This sung Office of Evening Prayer includes a hymn, a selection of psalms, a Scripture reading, a responsory, and the Magnificat – the Canticle of Mary.

At 4:30 pm, a singing class will be offered to allow anyone who attends to learn the chants for that week. Vespers will then be celebrated at 5:15 pm. All are welcome!

September 07, 2016

All Night Vigil: September 14–15

Triumph of the Holy Cross — Our Lady of Sorrows 

All Night Vigil

September 14–15, 2016

Church of St. Catherine of Siena

411 East 68th Street, New York, NY

 

6:00 pm         Confessions

6:30 pm          Mass for the Triumph of the Holy Cross

7:30 pm          Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

7:30 pm         Confessions

7:30 pm          Vespers (with the Sisters of Life)

7:50 pm         The Source (with the Sisters of Life)

10:00 pm        Office of Readings / Compline

12:00 am        Divine Mercy Chaplet

2:00 am          Joyful Mysteries

3:00 am          Sorrowful Mysteries

4:00 am          Luminous Mysteries

5:00 am          Glorious Mysteries

6:00 am          Lauds

6:00 am          Confessions

6:45 am          Benediction

7:00 am          Mass for Our Lady of Sorrows

 

Special Prayer Intentions:

 

For the victims of terrorism

For the sick and those who care for them

July 25, 2016

Becoming Catholic? RCIA 2016–2017

Thinking of becoming Catholic?

Pope Francis gives his thumb up as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Learn more the Catholic faith by participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena.

Wednesday Evenings from 6:45–7:45

September 7 — Introduction to RCIA
September 21 — Who is God?
September 28 — Who are we?
October 5 — The Holy Trinity
October 12 — The Incarnation of Jesus Christ

(Continues on Wednesdays through Spring 2017)

Email rcia@svsc.info or call (212) 744-2080 to set up an appointment with a parish priest, or come to the introductory sessions.

July 20, 2016

Missa Cantata in the Dominican Rite for the Feast of St. Dominic

Fra_Angelico_-_Crucifixion_with_St_Dominic_(Cell_17)_-_WGA00545The Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will have a Missa Cantata for the Feast of St. Dominic (extraordinary form calendar) on August 4, 2016 at 7 pm. The Missa Sacerdotes Domini (Palestrina) and Dominican Chant for the Feast of St. Dominic will be sung. All are welcome to celebrate the patronal feast of the Dominican Order during this 800th Anniversary of the foundation of the Order of Preachers.

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
869 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

July 12, 2016

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer

In honor of Pope Francis’s decision to elevate the liturgical rank of St. Mary Magdalene, the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will host an “Hour of Mercy” and sung Mass for her Feast Day.

5–6 pm: Hour of Mercy with Confessions
5 pm: Reflection on St. Mary Magdalene by Sr. Maria Teresa, CFR
5:30 pm: Solemn Vespers
6 pm: Sung Mass with Cantor and Organ

The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
869 Lexington Ave (at 66th St)
New York, NY 10065
www.svsc.info

June 08, 2016

Mass Schedule for June 13 – June 18 (Provincial Assembly)

We Dominican Friars will be having an assembly in Providence from Tuesday, June 14 until Friday, June 17.  This will form part of celebration of our 800th anniversary.  The schedule for the week will be as follows:

Monday, June 13
Masses and Confessions as usual

Tuesday, June 14
7 AM                Mass at St. Catherine’s
8 AM                Mass at St. Vincent’s
12:10 PM         Communion Service at St. Vincent’s  (Deacon John Powers)
4:40 PM           Confessions at St. Catherine’s
5:15 PM           Mass at St. Catherine’s  (Rev. Martin Farrell, O.P.)

Wednesday, June 15
12:10 PM         Communion Service at St. Vincent’s
4:40 PM           Confessions at St. Catherine’s
5:15 PM           Mass at St. Catherine’s

Thursday, June 16
12:10 PM         Communion Service at St. Vincent’s
4:40 PM           Confessions at St. Catherine’s
5:15 PM           Mass at St. Catherine’s

Friday, June 17
12:10 PM         Communion Service at St. Vincent’s
4:40 PM           Confessions at St. Catherine’s
5:15 PM           Mass at St. Catherine’s
5:20 PM           Confessions at St. Vincent’s
6 PM                Mass at St. Vincent’s

Saturday, June 18
Masses and Confessions as usual

 

May 19, 2016

Dominican Rite Mass – 5/27/2016

StBedeSchmitt[6]On Friday, May 27, 2016, the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will host a lecture on English Catholic music and a Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite:

“Like the octave of some great feast”: Perspectives on the musical life of English Catholics under Elizabeth”

Lecture at 5:30 by Samuel Schmitt, Ph.D., with live musical examples provided by Grant and Priscilla Herreid and Charles Weaver

Solemn Mass in the traditional Dominican rite at 7 pm, featuring the Missa Regali of Robert Fayrfax performed by the Schola of St. Hugh under the direction of Charles Weaver.

A festive reception will follow mass.

This event explores the riches of English Catholic musical and religious culture under the Tudors. The lecture by Dr. Samuel Schmitt will describe the musical life of recusant Catholics in the time of Elizabeth, with live examples provided by Grant and Priscilla Herreid and Charles Weaver. The mass which follows, in the traditional Dominican rite, features the Missa Regali of Robert Fayrfax, essentially in its original liturgical context, in the English Gothic Revival setting of the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer. The contrast in musical styles will serve to highlight what was lost and what was gained in sacred music in the tumultuous passing from the age of Fayrfax to that of Byrd.

The lecture and Mass are sponsored by the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny.