Annual Mass for Artists

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

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. 




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