Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Schedule of the Sacred Triduum in Holy Family Parish

The Sacred Triduum in the Extraordinary Form in Greater Manila Area:

Holy Thursday

The Mass on Holy Thursday commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper. At the end of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is transferred to the Altar of Repose, and the high altar is stripped of all decorations, to symbolize the desolation when Christ is not present. 

Mass for Holy Thursday will be held at 10:00AM at Holy Family Parish.

Good Friday

On Good Friday, the Passion of St. John is chanted; the Great Intercessions are sung; the ceremony of Adoration of the Cross is conducted; and Holy Communion is distributed. 

The Good Friday Mass of the Pre-Sanctified will be held at 10:00AM at Holy Family Parish.

The Easter Vigil

The Mass on Holy Saturday marks the discovery of the empty tomb and proclaims the Resurrection of our Lord. The Easter Fire and Paschal Candle are blessed; the Exúltet and the Litany of the Saints are chanted; the Baptismal Water is blessed; and the congregation renews their Baptismal Promises. 

The Easter Vigil Mass will be held at 10:00AM at Holy Family Parish.

* Schedule of Tenebrae at Holy Family Parish.

Spy Wednesday at 8:00 PM
Good Friday at 3:00 AM
Black Saturday at 3:00 AM

Saturday, March 9, 2013

After 19 years, Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City to have a regular Traditional Latin Mass once more

The first Mass, on March 10, will be celebrated at the Altar of La Naval (the side altar to the left of Sto. Domingo's main altar) by Msgr. Seamus Patrick Horgan, First Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila. The Tiples de Sto. Domingo, the oldest and one of the most renowned boys' choirs in the Philippines, will chant the Propers and Ordinary of the Mass. From March to August, the TLM will be celebrated at that altar every Second Sunday at 1:30 P.M.

The Sto. Domingo Church had been the site of the first "indult" Mass in the Philippines, from 1990 to 1994, with the late Fr. Manuel Pinon OP as the usual celebrant.

As reported on this blog, a Traditional Latin Mass was also celebrated on October 22 last year, at the main altar of the Church, by Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo. That Mass and the enthusiastic response it generated helped to inspire the Dominicans to restore the regular celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass in this church. 

This Mass was preceded by a "Catechesis on the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite" for Sto. Domingo's parishioners, held in Sto. Domingo Church's parish hall on the evening of February 26, 2013 with Mr. Carlos Antonio Palad, a member of the Council of Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce, as main speaker. Prior to that, the Dominican community had a short seminar on the Extraordinary Form with Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo as the main speaker.