Sunday, February 18, 2018

Saturday, February 24: Sung Traditional Latin Mass for St. Matthias

Saint Matthias
St. Matthias
Workshop of Simone Martini  (1317–1319)

Saturday, February  24, 12:00 (Noon)
 Sung Traditional Latin Mass
for the Feast of St. Matthias
Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Burt J. Boudoin
After the wondrous Ascension of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, the 11 remaining Apostles chose St. Matthias to replace Judas the traitor. According to tradition, he went on to preach the Gospel in Asia Minor, where he found martyrdom. Come to St. Charles Borromeo in Imperial Beach for the Traditional Latin Mass sung in Gregorian chant to celebrate St. Matthias.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sunday, February 11: Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday

Gioacchino Assereto - Christ healing the blind man
Gioacchino Assereto (1600-1649) - Christ healing the blind man
Sunday, February 11, 15:00 (3:00 PM)
 Vespers of the Qunquagesima Sunday
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
The blind man asks the Lord to cure him of his physical blindness. He is granted his wish because his intellect is not blind to the Light of the World, but through his faith he is ready to acknowledge that Christ is true God and true man. Hear the mystery through the timeless notes of Gregorian chant at Vespers of Quingagesima in Lemon Grove.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sunday, January 7: Votive Vespers of the Epiphany

Jacopo Tintoretto - The Adoration of the Magi - WGA22583
Tintoretto (1519-1594): The Adoration of the Magi
Sunday, January 7, 15:00 (3:00 PM) 
Votive Solemn Vespers of the Epiphany
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Join us this coming Sunday for Votive Vespers of the Epiphany at St. John of the Cross Church in Lemon Grove. Fr. Navarra will celebrate the solemn ceremonies with two assistants in cope. Polyphony to include Magnificat Primi Toni by Cristobal de Morales (1545), polyphonic antiphon "Tribus Miraculis" by Luca Marenzio (1590), motet "Ecce Advenit" by Heinrich Isaac, and Marian antiphon "Alma Redemptoris Mater" by Francisco Guerero (1575).

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tuesday, December 26: Mass for the Feast of St. Stephen Protomartyr

Martyrdom of St. Stephen,1560, Giorgio Vasari 

Tuesday, December 26, 11:00 (AM)


for the Feast of St. Stephen Protomartyr

Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Christopher Mahowald, F.S.S.P.

Please come and join us on St. Stephen's Day (December 26), at 11 in the morning, at St. John of the Cross in Lemon Grove. Fr. Mahowald will celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass and the brothers will serve at the altar and sing Gregorian chants for the ordinary and proper. A very Happy Christmas to all our friends and benefactors!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Sunday, December 10: Vespers of the 2nd Sunday of Advent

John sends two disciples to Jesus,
Jerome Nadal, S.J. (1507-1580)

Sunday, December 10, 15:00 (3:00 PM)
 Vespers of the 2nd Sunday of Advent
with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

The disciples of John the Baptist were waiting for the Messiah. But they would not believe their teacher when he told them that Jesus was the Christ. So they are sent to meet the Lord. He shows them His miracles, proofs of His divinity, and praises His Forerunner. The antiphon of the Magnificat canticle makes this present through Gregorian chant. Come and join us for Vespers of the 2nd Sunday of Advent!