Aug 15th

Solemn High Tridentine Mass for the Feast of the Assumption

This is a community event

On the Feast of the Assumption Mater Ecclesiae will celebrate our 18th Annual Mass of Thanksgiving on Wednesday, August 15th at 7 p.m. at The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Reverend Robert C. Pasley, KCHS, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae, will be the Celebrant. The Solemn High Tridentine Mass will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus & Orchestra. Our Cantor Mr. Nicholas Beck, a graduate of Westminster Choir College, will direct the singing of the Gregorian Propers. Dr. Timothy McDonnell will be the conductor for this Mass. We celebrate this feast each year by the use of the great treasury of Sacred Music, especially the beautiful polyphonic Masses that are very infrequently prayed in their proper place; the Sacred Liturgy. We want to foster a greater love for the great works of our Catholic heritage. In order to sponsor such grand music we cannot depend on our little parish of 500 families. We need the help of everyone in the Delaware Valley who wants to foster excellent sacred music as well as support professional musicians who have been blessed by God with a magnificent talent. I, therefore, appeal to you for financial assistance. We need to raise at least $11,500.00. Any money that is raised over the amount needed will be put directly in the Sacred Music Fund. If you wish to donate, please choose a category, write out a check to Mater Ecclesiae Assumption Mass Fund and fill in the name that you want printed on the donor list. When we receive the donation, we will send a letter acknowledging receipt that can be used for tax purposes. Thank you for your generous support of Sacred Music. Click below for details and links to donation and ad forms:

Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral

18th Street

Philadelphia PA

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