2015/2016 Liturgy Schedule
Next Mass in June for the Feast of the Sacred Heart
The Schola Mariae Cantus was developed to enhance liturgical celebrations where chant would add glory to the liturgy. The schola is separate from, but at times, will participate with the choir in the singing of chant in the ordinary liturgies. It’s the schola's goal to establish one chant liturgy per quarter.
Members of the schola focus on the learning and proper singing of Gregorian chant and are taught how to read the nuemes associated with chant. In the future, we may add some polyphony. Though not absolutely necessary, it's recommended that members are Roman Catholic.
The 1975 GIRM (General Instruction of the Roman Missal) emphasizes the privileged place of Gregorian chant in the liturgy. Liturgiam Authenticam of March 28, 2001 from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, No. 28 states “. . . Consideration should also be given to including in the vernacular editions at least some texts in the Latin language, especially those from the priceless treasury of Gregorian chant, which the Church recognizes as proper to the Roman Liturgy, and with all other things being equal, is to be given pride of place in liturgical celebrations.
If you are interested in joining this Schola, please contact Dennis Dupuis or James. You may call Mr. Dupuis at 503 706-2795 or contact him at his email address - email@example.com.
It’s often quoted “one who sings, prays twice.” In singing chant, I would venture to say that “one who sings chant, prays many times over.”