Mater Ecclesiae will host a Tridentine Latin Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving for the feast of the Assumption on Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. Father Robert C. Pasley, KCHS, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae, will be the celebrant and preacher.
The Mass will feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Dr. Timothy McDonnell. Mater Ecclesiae’s cantor, Nicholas Beck, a graduate of Westminster Choir College, will direct the singing of the Gregorian Propers. “This grand annual event for Delaware Valley Catholics is well known for its use of the great treasures of Sacred Music, especially the beautiful polyphonic Masses that are infrequently prayed in their proper place, the Sacred Liturgy,” says Father Pasley. “We want to foster a greater love for the magnificent works of our Catholic heritage.”
Parking at the Cathedral is available in the adjoining parking lot and at the underground garage at the Sheraton Hotel on 17th Street.