The choir for St. Anne parish in San Diego has been asked to sing a solemn high Mass on Friday, December 8 for the 100th anniversary of its neighbor, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, run by Jesuit priests.
St. Anne, staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) since 2008, features five Sunday Masses and two daily Masses in the Extraordinary Form (Latin). The choir is led in chant and polyphony by Mary Ann Carr-Wilson. Wilson, sent by the parish to Solesmes (France) to further her knowledge of chant, has been called on by Archbishop Cordileone to teach chant and polyphony to San Francisco seminarians.
The two parishes are neighbors in the Logan Heights area of San Diego. From St. Anne’s, on Sicard and Irving, you can hear reveille and taps from 32nd Street Naval base and crowing from neighborhood roosters. A mile north, 100 feet from Interstate 5 across Kearney Avenue at Our Lady of Guadalupe, you have to strain to hear the nearby roosters. Five Sunday Masses and two daily Masses in Spanish. One on Sunday in English, one bi-lingual.
According to announcements at St. Anne, the pastor at Guadalupe, Father John Arthur, S.J., asked Father Gismondi, FSSP to have the St. Anne choir sing at the December 8 Mass. Choir director Wilson is used to choosing traditional Spanish hymns for the St. Anne’s 12:30 Mass, where the homilies and some hymns are in Spanish. But as of November 20, all she was sure of was that they would sing “Immaculate Mary” in English for the 100th anniversary Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The 6:30 p.m. Mass on December 8 will be followed by pan dulce and hot chocolate.
That sounds very encouraging!
What has an FSSP choir to do at a Jesuit Mass under the authority of the pro-homosexualist McElroy? This is Is this a sick joke?
This will be for a Nervous Disorder “mass”? A “mass” concocted by Annibale Bugnini and six Protestant observers? A “mass” that Bugnini described as the result of his having determined to remove any aspect of sacrifice or prayer that would offend our “Protestant brethren”? Father Gismondi should know better. Too bad Fr. Gordon isn’t still there; he would never allow such a travesty.
No, it’s the Roman Rite of the Holy Catholic Church inspired by the Holy Spirit.
It was a Solemn Mass using the 1962 ritual celebrated by the FSSP priests, as the first sentence of the article states.
To Tony Ambrosetti: if you a problem with me, please contact St Anne and we can talk directly. I would appreciate not being attacked on-line in public forum.
God bless you Fr. Gismondi! Often people are so angry and so misguided in zeal to the point that charity is thrown out the window. Reading the article is so simple yet it seems Mr. Tony did not bother.
Ronald .. Please remember that we are all ONE holy Roman Catholic Church. FSSP, Jesuits, Paulists, Dominicans, Diocisisan priests, Religious men and women and lay people of various levels of faith and piety, including sinners like you and me.
One Church, but not all who are in the Church think with the Church. The Jesuits, in particular, give ample evidence of not thinking with the Church: non sentire cum ecclesia. That is the problem.
Actually in all honesty we are in a de-facto schism you can prattle on otherwise. But there is very little in common between the FSSP and the Jesuits, one group is loyal the Church’s teaching, while the other has been instrumental in undermining its teachings. So please open your eyes to reality, the quicker an actual schims occurs the better, this way you liberals can celebrate and affirm all the sins (gay sex/marriage/abortion/contraception) and leave the rest of us Faithful Catholics alone.
did Iesus help sinners become traditional?
we can do the same, make San Diego great Again!
Beautiful! May God bless the FSSP, and may their churches and choirs increase all throughout the world!
Any reason picture taken from the rear? Are these gentlemen [appears all are male] afraid to show their faces?
The reason the picture was taken from the rear is based on the location of the photographer. The men in the photo were not likely aware their photo was even being taken, so to infer they didn’t want their faces shown is imaginative (to be diplomatic).
The word is that Marty Haugen and David Haas have provided the hymns for the Mass.
They have some good compositions.
Haugen’s setting of Psalm 23: Shepherd Me, O God
Haas’ song about the Beatitudes: Blest Are They
I agree that they have written some bad songs and songs that aren’t appropriate for liturgy. But some of their compositions are beautiful and appropriate for Mass, such as the two I stated above.
Somewhat confusing. Isn’t a solemn high Mass the Tridentine Mass? I don’t think Jesuits celebrate that form.
The article is misleading. From their online bulletin (Page 3), it looks like St Anne FSSP priests are instead holding their evening Immaculate Conception Mass at Guadalupe and are performing the ceremony which would only naturally include their own choir.
Que hermosa Misa Gracias!, Extraordinaria por excelencia a Dios. Ay que tenéis Misa Católica Tradicional en nuestro Templo de Santa Maria de Guadalupe siempre, especialmente los dias de la Virgen.
VIVA CRISTO REY, VIVA LA VIRGEN de GUADALUPE y que VIVA ROMA!