Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
May perpetual light shine upon them, O Lord, in the company of thy saints in eternity, for thou art gracious. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord.
Communion antiphon, Mass for the Dead, (Ezra 2: 34,35)
Listen to the audio recording of Father Justin Wylie’s moving homily…
Many thanks to The New York Purgatorial Society; Father Myles Murphy, pastor of The Church of St. Agnes; Mr. James Wetzel and the Schola Cantorum of St. Agnes and all the members, friends and patrons who made this Mass possible.
Watch Jim Morlino’s film of highlights of the Mass here.
The Quest for Beauty and the Call of Advent
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The Catholic Artists Society invites you to an Evening of Recollection, offered by Father Jordan Kelly, O.P.
7pm Thursday, 13 December 2012 (confession available from 6.30pm)
Refreshments and conversation afterwards
The Church of St. Catherine of Siena
411 East 68th Street (between 1st and York)
nearest subway: 6-train to 68th St – Hunter College
The evening will also include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and opportunity for confession.
Tuesday, 11 December to
Here is Father Justin Wylie’s homily from last night’s Solemn Requiem Mass at the Church of St. Agnes in New York City.
Many thanks to Father Wylie and to Jim Morlino of Navis Pictures for this recording.
We will upload photos, video and audio of the music from the Mass in the next few days.
Throughout the month of November, the Church has been remembering the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Catholic Artists Society, in conjunction with The New York Purgatorial Society, is sponsoring this Requiem Mass, which will be offered for our deceased family members, friends and fellow artists.
The rich theology, symbolism and beautiful prayers of the traditional Catholic Mass for the Dead have inspired great artists for centuries. Please pray with the Society in these final days of November, before we turn to Advent.
For members unable to attend the Mass, we look forward to sharing photos and audio extracts soon.
The Catholic Artists Society, in conjunction with the New York Purgatorial Society, will sponsor a special Solemn Requiem Mass (Missale Romanum 1962)
Thursday, 29th November 2012, 6.30pm
Church of St. Agnes, 143 E. 43rd St, New York, NY
Berlin Iron cross pendant with Christ medallion – c. 1820-1830.
In conjunction with the New York Purgatorial Society, the CAS will sponsor a Solemn Requiem Mass (Traditional Roman Rite) on Thursday, November 29th at the Church of St. Agnes in New York City. The setting for the Mass will be Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem (opus 48), sung by The Schola Cantorum of St. Agnes, led by organist and choirmaster James Wetzel. The Society invites you to join in assisting at this Mass, which will be offered for the repose of the souls of our deceased family members, friends, colleagues and the Holy Souls in Purgatory. In keeping with the Church’s tradition, we encourage our members to pray for the dead throughout the month of November. This is a rare chance to hear Fauré’s stunning Requiem Mass in its entirety, in the liturgical setting for which it was written.
Oculi omnium in te sperant, Domine: et tu das illis escam in tempore opportuno.V. Aperis tu manum tuam: et imples omne animal benedictione.
The eyes of all look towards you in Hope, O Lord, and you give them their food in due season. V. You open your hand and fill every living thing with your blessing…
Gradual, Ps. 144:15-16 (26th Sunday in tempus per annum)
(photo: Joel Pidel)
Following the Mass, there was a reception in the church’s undercroft.
The Catholic Artists Society wishes to thank all those who donated their time and work to make the event a great success, especially those artists who so generously donated their talents to the day!
Acknowledgements & special thanks go to:
The Catholic Artists Society was initiated in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s Address to Artists at the Sistine Chapel in November, 2009. Following the Holy Father’s call for artists to be “custodians of Beauty” and “heralds and witnesses of Hope for humanity” the Society seeks to encourage the ongoing artistic and spiritual development of artists and media professionals, so that their work may more perfectly reflect God’s glory, enriching and ennobling men and women, our society and our culture.
If you would like to be notified of future events sponsored by the Catholic Artists Society, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations gratefully received.
The Catholic Artists Society will host its annual Mass for Artists on Sunday, September 30th at the Church of Our Saviour in New York City
Sunday, 30th September 2012
Mass at 2:00 PM; reception following, 3pm-5pm.
The Church of Our Saviour, New York, NY (59 Park Avenue @ 38th Street)
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The Catholic Artists Society will host its annual Mass for Artists at Manhattan’s Church of Our Saviour on Sunday, September 30th at 2pm. Artists, their families, patrons of the arts and friends are invited to attend.
Solemn Mass in the Ordinary Form will be celebrated by Father Joseph Koterski, SJ, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, and the editor of the International Philosophical Quarterly. Father Koterski is also one of the CAS’s priestly advisors. He will be assisted by Father Christopher Pollard (Diocese of Arlington, VA), and Father Justin Wylie (Archdiocese of Johannesburg, South Africa). Both Father Pollard and Father Wylie are attachés to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations.
Sacred music will be provided by a professional choir under the direction of James Wetzel, organist and music director at the Church of St. Agnes in Manhattan. The setting of the Mass will be Herbert Howells’ Mass in the Dorian mode, a work of singular beauty, rarely heard in New York City. It was composed for London’s Westminster Cathedral in in 1912.
Following the mass, all are invited to a reception with refreshments.
Last year’s inaugural Mass and lecture attracted a large number of artists from all over the USA, and several from abroad. It is a opportunity for artists to meet one another, build friendships, and meet with patrons and friends of the arts from New York and beyond.
Please RSVP for the reception, to email@example.com.
The Catholic Artists Society is a registered non-profit organization, incorporated in the State of New York. The Society was initiated in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s Address to Artists at the Sistine Chapel in November, 2009. Following the Holy Father’s call for artists to be “custodians of Beauty” and “heralds and witnesses of Hope for humanity” the Society seeks to encourage the ongoing artistic and spiritual development of artists and media professionals, so that their work may more perfectly reflect God’s glory, enriching and ennobling men and women, our society and our culture.
We welcome donations in support of our work, organizing liturgies, lectures and formational events for artists and patrons of the arts. All donations are fully tax-deductible. Donations by check can be sent to: Catholic Artists Society, 6012 Delafield Avenue, Riverdale, Bronx, NY 10471.
A meditation on Freedom
Members and friends of the Catholic Artists Society gathered on Thursday, June 28th – the eve of the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul – at St. Malachy’s, “The Actors’ Chapel”
for an evening of recollection led by Father Isaac Mary Spinharney, CFR.
Scroll down to listen to or download the audio recording below…
photo by Stuart Chessman
Afterwards, members gathered for refreshments and conversation in the church basement. Special thanks to our host, Father Richard Baker and the staff at St. Malachy’s, and to all the members, patrons and friends whose generous support made the evening possible.
We look forward to seeing you at the next event!
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Window of St. Genesius, patron of actors
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Inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s call to artists to be “custodians of Beauty” and “heralds and witnesses of Hope to humanity”, the Catholic Artists Society is an association of arts, entertainment and media professionals dedicated to working for the greater glory of God and the common good. In keeping with the aims of the New Evangelization, the Society seeks to reach out to all artists, as well as to patrons and audiences, to promote a public discourse on the meaning of Beauty, and to cultivate a greater understanding of Christianity’s contribution to the shaping of our cultural heritage and civilization.
For more information, go to our website.
6012 Delafield Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471
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