Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Missal Chant Workshop, New York

THE CHURCH OF SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA
THE NEW ROMAN MISSAL AND GREGORIAN CHANT –
JOIN FR. GABRIEL O’DONNELL, O.P. AND FR. COLUMBA KELLY, O.S.B., FOR A TWO-DAY SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE SIENA FORUM FOR FAITH AND CULTURE ON 7-8 OCTOBER 2011
Contact: Camille St. James
215-715-3896
camille.siena@gmail.com

NEW YORK, NY -- Fr. Gabriel O'Donnell, O.P. and Fr. Columba Kelly, O.S.B., will present a seminar, We Lift Up Our Hearts: The Roman Missal and Its Chant on 7 October, followed on 8 October with a Master Chant Workshop led by Fr. Columba Kelly, O.S.B., both events will be held at The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena, 411 E. 68th Street, New York, NY 10065.

Father Gabriel O'Donnell is a spiritual master and a natural and enthusiastic teacher. Father O' Donnell will bring both of these gifts together as he demonstrates for us the real purpose of the Liturgy: praise of the Triune God and experiencing here on earth what we hope to enjoy forever in Heaven. In his talk, Heaven Wedded to Earth: The Importance of the Roman Missal and Its Implementation, Father O’Donnell will show his listeners what the Third Edition of the Roman Missal will accomplish and how very important it is for all of the faithful to embrace the new Missal with thought, prayer, understanding and without reservation.

Fr. Columba Kelly, O.S.B. shares his expertise in his talk, Liturgical Chant As An Icon In Sound: God Speaks and We Respond. He will discuss how the Church has always been clear about the importance of Gregorian Chant. Both Musicam Sacram of the Second Vatican Council, and more recently Sing to the Lord (USCCB, 2007) speak of the pride of place which is to be given to Gregorian Chant and to its unique suitability for the Liturgy.

"As a Dominican Parish, the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena places the prayerful and reverent celebration of the Church's Liturgy as its primary mission. Music is an essential part of that prayerfulness, and there is no more prayerful music for the Liturgy than Gregorian Chant," said Father Jordan Kelly, O.P., Pastor of Saint Catherine's. "To welcome to Saint Catherine's Father Gabriel O'Donnell and Father Columba Kelly, is a great privilege. Both priests are highly respected experts and men of prayer. Both their prayer and their expertise will help us understand the theology of the new translation of the Roman Missal and guide us to not merely ‘sing at Mass,’ but ‘to sing the Mass,’" said Father Jordan.

Registration is required by 30 September
Where: St. Dominic’s Hall
The Church of Saint Catherine
411 E. 68th Street, NY, NY 10065
Cost: Event is $30 for either session or $50 for both.
Cost covers lunch and materials.
Reservations and payment in advance by 30 September
Please make checks payable to: The Church of St. Catherine of Siena.
Contact sienafaith@gmail.com or call 212-988-8300x182
For more information contact:
Paul Zalonski
212-988-8300 x182
sienafaith@gmail.com