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

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

March 12, 2016

Passiontide and Easter Save the Date – Pastor’s Reflection (March 13, 2016)

Thursday, March 17 marks the liturgical observance of St. Patrick’s Day in the Archdiocese of New York. Because he is patron of the Cathedral and the Archdiocese, we celebrate Patrick as a Solemnity, that is, a feast comparable to a Sunday. We will observe the day with a sung Mass (Cantor and Organ) at St. Vincent Ferrer’s, at 6 PM. At the end of Mass we will process to St. Patrick’s altar. Here is a great chance to remember the roots of our parish, enshrined in the lovely Connemara marble of his altar.

Saturday, March 19 brings another Solemnity, the Feast of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary and Patron of the Universal Church. We will honor the day with a Sung Mass and Procession at St. Catherine’s at Noon, Sunday, March 20.

Holy Week challenges us to live the faith more intensely for a time. In the light of our merger it will bring new demands and promises new growth.

March 20, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
11:15 am The Blessing of Palms, St. Vincent Ferrer
11:30 am Procession with Palms, The Streets of our Neighborhood
Noon Solemn Mass, St Catherine of Siena
4 pm Choral Vespers
nb. Otherwise, the schedule remains the same at both churches.

March 21, Monday of Holy Week – Reconciliation Monday
3 pm – 9 pm Confessions heard in both churches

March 22, Tuesday of Holy Week
5:15 pm Mass, St. Catherine of Siena
6 pm Parish Study for Holy Week, St. Dominic’s Hall

“Overcome with Paschal Joy”
Embracing the unique prayer of Eastertide.
Reflection and a simple supper
in our own Upper Room
Please reserve a place with Rachel.

May 23, Wednesday of Holy Week
We will not have Holy Hour today at St. Vincent’s in deference to the adoration of Holy Thursday.

March 24,  Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
9 am Morning Prayer, St. Vincent Ferrer and St Catherine of Siena
6:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, St. Vincent Ferrer
8 pm Procession to the Repository, The streets of our Neighborhood

8:30 pm Adoration at the Repository, St. Catherine of Siena
Adoration until Midnight with confessions being heard from 8:30PM as needed

March 25,  Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
NB. The Parish Office is closed today.
9 am Morning Prayer, St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena
Noon The Seven Last Words, St. Catherine of Siena, Preached by the Dominican Friars
3 pm Liturgy of the Passion, St. Vincent Ferrer
5:15 pm Liturgy of the Passion, St. Catherine of Siena
7 pm Mater Dolorosa, St. Vincent Ferrer
Procession to the Sepulcher, singing of the Lamentations, Night Prayer
Confessions from 8 PM as needed

March 26, Holy Saturday
9 am Morning Prayer, St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena
10 am – Noon Confessions Heard, St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena
8 pm The Paschal Vigil, St. Vincent Ferrer

March 27, Easter
The regular morning schedule will be observed at both churches.  There will be no evening Mass in the Parish.
8 am Low Mass, St. Vincent Ferrer
9 am Sung Mass, St. Catherine of Siena
10 am Sung Mass, St. Vincent Ferrer
Noon Solemn Mass, St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena

March 28, Easter Monday
The Parish Office is closed today.
Masses will be said, and confessions heard, as usual in both churches.

Lenten Peace!

Fr. Walter