Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 3:10 PM
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper (Holy Thursday) 7:00 pm. Adoration vigil until midnight.

Missa Musica Sacra

Promoting Sacred Music for the Sacred Liturgy

The liturgical renwal put into motion by the Second Vatican Council always envisioned a proper place for sacred music suitable for worship which is "endowed with a certain holy sincerity in form".   We are excited to inaugurate this annual celebration of Sacred Music and it's service to the Sacred Liturgy.  

We invite all to this special night for a Celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy with "Kleine Orgelmesse" (Little Organ Mass) Mass in B Flat Major in honor of St. John of God by Franz Joseph Haydn.   

Where:  St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
When:   Sunday, April 3, 2016 (Divine Mercy Sunday) 
Time:    5:30 pm

This great poet and composer (Romanus the Melodist) reminds us of the whole treasure of Christian culture, born of faith, born of the heart that has encountered Christ, the Son of God. Culture, the whole of our great Christian culture, is born from this contact of the heart with the Truth who is Love. Nor, if faith stays alive, will this cultural inheritance die; rather, it will remain alive and present. To this day, images still speak to the hearts of believers, they are not relics of the past. Cathedrals are not mediaeval monuments but rather houses of life in which we feel "at home" and where we meet God and one another. Nor is great music - Gregorian chant, Bach or Mozart - something of the past; rather, it lives on in the vitality of the liturgy and in our faith. If faith is alive, Christian culture can never become "obsolete" but on the contrary will remain alive and present. And if faith is alive, today too we can respond to the imperative that is ceaselessly repeated in the Psalms: "O Sing to the Lord a new song" (Ps 98[97]: 1).  Pope Benedict XVI.
 


FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

 

 

endowed with a certain holy sincerity of form
endowed with a certain holy sincerity of form
 
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