My good friend Fr. Robert C Pasley, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church in Berlin, NJ, wrote to tell me about Mater Ecclesiae’s 12th Annual Assumption Mass.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 14, at 7:00PM
WHERE: St Peter’s Church, 43 W. Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ 08109.
WHAT: Ordinary of the Mass is the “Mass in E Minor” by Anton Bruckner. Other works include the motet “Quis te comprehendat”, which is a reimagination of the “Gran Partita” of Mozart. There will also be two premieres, both written by Conductor Dr. Timothy McDonnell; a choral setting of the “Et Incarnatus est” which will be sung during Credo III, and a setting of the “Sub Tuum Praesidium,” for 10 wind instruments, organ and chorus.
Please note that it will be the anticipated Mass of the Feast, which , I might add, fulfills the obligation.
I can personally attest to the beauty and solemnity of the occasion, in which I have participated in years past.