Workshop and Retreat – Ramona, CA

On Saturday, November 29, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Ramona, CA will offer a day-long workshop and retreat called Adventus Dona – Gifts of the Advent.

The workshop will be divided into two parts – adult, taught by Dr. John Naples, and youth – taught by Mary Ann Carr Wilson. The workshop will focus on rehearsing the chants for the Advent season in both Latin and English. The day will culminate in a sung Mass in the Ordinary form for the 1st Sunday of Advent, followed by Vespers in the Extraordinary form including Adoration and Benediction.

As a special treat for the participants, there will be a presentation by the Society of St. John Chrysostom on the vestments and vessels of the Eastern and Western Church. Additionally, John Polhamus of the Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego will present an introduction to Vespers in the Extraordinary form.

A Continental breakfast, Fiesta Lunch and afternoon snack will all be provided along with a complete music booklet. Registration for the course is $40. For more information, contact the organizers by email at: or call the parish office at (760) 789-0583. Deadline for registration is November 24th.