Solemn High Mass in the Dominican rite
Monday, March 20, 5:30 pm
For the feast of St. Joseph
St. Dominic Church
2390 Bush St.
San Francisco 94115
(This Mass is one of the series of Dominican Rite Masses being celebrated at St. Dominic’s every Monday during Lent, until Monday of Passion Week.)

St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel
Dominican Rite Missae Canatae
(sung Masses in Latin
Saturdays, 10:30 am
April 1, May 13
6170 Chabot Rd.
Oakland 94618

(The priory of St. Albert the Great is the House of Studies of the Western Dominican Province. St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel is located at 6170 Chabot Road, Oakland, CA 94618, with ample parking available on the street or the basketball court parking lot.)

The Dominican Rite is the liturgy of the Order of Friars Preachers, as it was in force from the thirteenth century until the late 1960s. The Dominican Order had its own proper Missal and Breviary, along with several other liturgical books, that were part and parcel of its conventual life and preaching mission. The Dominican Rite Mass was the form used by countless friars over the centuries, including most of the familiar Dominican saints. Its ethos and prayers are an invaluable part of the Dominican spiritual patrimony.

There are three ways of celebrating a Mass of this rite.
A Missa Cantata, literally sung Mass, is one three ways of celebrating a Mass in the older form. It is celebrated with multiple servers and a choir and shows the beauty of the rite. The Missa Cantata falls between a low Mass, which has only one server, no singing, and is notably quiet, and the Solemn High Mass, where a priest, a deacon, and a sub deacon all have parts.
More on the Dominican Rite here.