Camden, NJ: 15 Aug – Assumption Solemn TLM

For those of you in the area of Camden, NJ, you might think about coming to this splendid event which I attended a couple years ago.  There will be a Solemn TLM in the Cathedral of Camden sponsored by the Mater Ecclesiae Traditional Mass community in Berlin, NJ, where Fr. Robert Pasley is Rector

This will be the 8th annual Solemn Assumption Mass beginning at 7:00PM on Friday, 15 August 15 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Broadway and Market Streets, Camden, NJ.

Dr. Timothy McDonnell, Director of Music at Ave Maria University, Naples Florida, will conduct the polyphonic music for the Mass and Mr. Nicholas Beck, the Music Director of Mater Ecclesiae, will lead the Gregorian Propers of the Mass.

The musical selections are as follows: The Ordinary of the Mass is the Messa della Cappella (1641), by Claudio Monteverdi. Other selections: Canzon XII a 8, Giovanni Gabrielli; Sonata Sopra “Sancta Maria”, C. Monteverdi; Venite Populi and Sonata #12 in C major, K 263, W.A. Mozart; Pulchra est amica mea, Palestrina-Bassano; Ave Maria, Harold Boatrite; Hymns – Repeat My Soul, Walter Greatorex and Sing We of the Blessed Mother, Timothy McDonnell. We are also honored to have in attendance, a long time friend of Mater Ecclesiae and pastor of St. Athanasius Parish, Philadelphia, the Bishop Elect of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Reverend Monsignor Herbert Bevard.

Yours truly will preach.

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23 Responses to Camden, NJ: 15 Aug – Assumption Solemn TLM

  1. bryan says:

    YIPEE!!!!!!

    Finally will have a chance to hear you in person.

    (A whole group from my rosary group in Morrisville PA is making the trip for this Mass.
    What a way to start my 2-week vacation from work!)

  2. Lori Ann says:

    Dear Father,

    I am looking forward to hearing your sermon. The feast of the Assumption of Mary marks the one year anniversary for my family and I deciding to become members of Mater Ecclesiae. Coming from a Novus Ordo background, I can attest to anyone that there is nothing more beautiful than assisting at the Traditional Latin Mass! Our Lady and St. Joseph have done great things for us in this regard.

    God bless you and please keep up your great blog!

  3. Allison says:

    Dear Father,

    We’ll be there with a couple of boys who love listening to Don Camillo!

    So excited to see and hear you in person at this beautiful Mass. We have a little clip of it last year on my blog.

    in +JMJ+

  4. Damien says:

    Dear Father,
    If you could make a brief posting about this that would be
    great.
    BURLINGTON — Burlington Bishop Rev. Salvatore R. Matano will preside over a mass in Latin on Friday in celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    This mass will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Burlington.

    This will be the 4th or 5th time he has said the EF mass since SP.
    Thank You in Christ

  5. canon1753 says:

    Actually, Bishop Matano celebrated the TLM after SP was announced and before it went into effect.

  6. Jeff Pinyan says:

    *Wimper* I would LOVE to attend, but I have to drive up to Albany, NJ (from the Princeton area) that very night. It’s already nearly a 3.5 hour drive… adding ANOTHER hour to it (that late in the day) would be unwise.

    I shall have to wait, I suppose, to attend Mass at Camden’s Cathedral, and to hear a homily from you in person. I pray you have a safe journey.

  7. telcontar says:

    If only I was entering the monastery after the Holy day…
    Ah well, one good for another.

    BTW, Father, there is a small monastery not a half-hour from there… ;-)

  8. Thomas says:

    Telcontar, do you mean the Cistercian Monastery in Mt. Laurel, NJ? We go to mass there sometimes. They have a lovely Rosary Garden with life-size statues of all (15) mysteries.

    How long does a solemn TLM usually last? If we can swing a sitter my wife might come with me.

  9. Brendon says:

    I want a recording, as its a 48 hour drive from where I live! :-)

  10. dcs says:

    How long does a solemn TLM usually last?

    This one usually takes 2-1/2 to 3 hours. I would advise getting there early or you might find getting a seat difficult.

  11. Tony says:

    dcs – 2.5 to three hours for a solemn TLM – sheesh. Outside the Easter ceremonies they should average a mere one and a half hours at the outside – unless the sermon goes longer than 15 minutes! Or unless there are a few devotional ‘extras’ for the Assumption appended to the end – or processions or something else like that.

    What always impresses me is the time efficiency of the TLM vs OF. THe latter has to stop at every turn – eg the Sanctus – to allow tye choir to finish before the priest gets on with the Mass. A Novus Ordo High Mass is much, much longer, therefore, than a Solemn TLM!

  12. telcontar says:

    Thomas, yes! Fr Julian’s Rosary Garden is beautiful, isn’t it?

  13. Hidden One says:

    St. Pio of Pietrelcina and St. John Vianney both consistently said TLMs no shorter than this one.

  14. What always impresses me is the time efficiency of the TLM vs OF. THe latter has to stop at every turn – eg the Sanctus – to allow tye choir to finish before the priest gets on with the Mass. A Novus Ordo High Mass is much, much longer, therefore, than a Solemn TLM!

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  15. How long does a solemn TLM usually last? If we can swing a sitter my wife might come with me.

  16. Father: You’ll have a hard act to follow-yourself! Your homily from your last visit there is one of the best I’ve ever heard. I’ve listened to the recording often and I have learned much from it.

    No pressure. :-)

  17. Joe says:

    it sounds wonderful; unfortunately I am far away…. I’m curious, what fasting regulation do Traditional Latin Mass-types follow?

  18. dcs says:

    dcs – 2.5 to three hours for a solemn TLM – sheesh. Outside the Easter ceremonies they should average a mere one and a half hours at the outside – unless the sermon goes longer than 15 minutes! Or unless there are a few devotional ‘extras’ for the Assumption appended to the end – or processions or something else like that.

    There is a procession at the beginning of the Mass.

    As long as it takes, it really doesn’t seem all that long. As far as Solemn Masses taking only 90 minutes on the outside – I’ve assisted at Missa Cantatas that were longer than that and which were not unduly prolonged. So I think a Solemn Mass would be more like two hours at the outside. This one is a bit longer as there is a procession before Mass and the Ordinary is polyphonic. And, yes, the sermon is usually longer than 15 minutes.

  19. Ken says:

    Joe — the traditional practice of fasting is from midnight to communion, although Pius XII relaxed the fast to three hours when afternoon and evening Masses were permitted.

    As an aside, this Friday is a rare non-abstinence day for those who adhere to the traditional discipline on Friday abstinence. (pre-VII practice waives abstinence only on holy days of obligation; post-VII practice waives Friday penance on all solemnities).

  20. Ed Casey says:

    Fr:

    I hope you are prepared to record this sermon and slide it into one of your podcazts. Please.

    Sorry I cannot make the trip out west from Long Island as I will be upstate NY.

    Best regards.

    Ed Casey

  21. Ben D. says:

    Joe and Ken: current Church law requires a one-hour fast before Holy Communion, and it’s my understanding that this regulation is completely separate from the liturgical books. So while it can be laudable to fast for longer than an hour if you’re willing and able, it’s never obligatory, no matter what liturgical books are in use at the mass where you will be communicating.

  22. Sekman says:

    Ben D,
    You are indeed correct even though there is the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite there is only one code of canon law. It is a praiseworthy practice however to follow the traditional fast from the midnight before even though it is no longer required.

  23. Joe DeCarlo says:

    Join us at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ. Their High mass on Sunday is magnificent at 11:00 AM. Father Pasley gives some of the best sermons you will ever hear. The music is great.