The eighth annual Mass for Artists will be celebrated Monday, May 13, 7:00 PM, at the beautiful Church of St. Vincent Ferrer (869 Lexington Avenue at 66th St.)
In response to the tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Mass will be a Votive Mass of Our Lady in thanksgiving for its preservation.
A collection will be taken up to help fund the restoration of this priceless work of art and the sacred objects it contains. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Notre Dame de Paris. If you cannot attend the Mass in person, but would like to join us in spirit, you may mail us a check, or you may donate via Paypal before May 13.
Choral music will include Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, the earliest complete polyphonic setting of the Mass Ordinary. It was composed for the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the birthplace of polyphony. Organ music will include compositions by Louis Vierne, organist of Notre Dame from 1900-1937.
The celebrant will be Fr. Sebastian White, O.P., Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat. The homilist will be Fr. Darren Pierre, O.P., Prior of Saint Vincent Ferrer and Vicar Provincial. The Schola Cantorum of Saint Vincent Ferrer, directed by James D. Wetzel, will provide the music.
Completed in 1918 by renowned American architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer is one of the best examples in America of French Gothic-style architecture.