Chant camp at St. Patrick Seminary, July 23-25

Students from past camp By Roseanne T. Sullivan A summer youth camp “with a sacred difference”— sponsored by Mater Ecclesiae Academy — will be held July 23-25 at St. Patrick’s Seminary, in Menlo Park. Campers six to sixteen

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Don’t do Gloria to polka beat

The following comes from a Jan. 25 story in the Catholic Sentinel (Portland). Archbishop Alexander Sample on Jan. 25 released a pastoral letter to the Archdiocese of Portland on sacred music for Mass, seeking to highlight “perennial truths”: sanctity, beauty

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2019-01-29T13:44:44-07:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , , |18 Comments

Latin Mass to be sung at San Quentin State Prison

Among the various initiatives of the recently rejuvenated Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship, which is under the patronage of His Excellency Archbishop Cordileone and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Latin Mass is to return to San

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2018-08-15T12:10:32-07:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: , |11 Comments

Preschoolers learn basics of Gregorian chant

When it comes to teaching children sacred music, sooner is better than later. That’s the theory behind a Gregorian chant pilot program for children ages 3-5 at Star of the Sea Preschool in San Francisco that concluded its first year

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The golden era of California mission music

The following comes from a May 29 story in the Catholic Sentinel, a publication of the Oregon Catholic Press. …. Steven Ottományi, a California liturgical music composer and musicologist, has been studying the music sung two centuries ago in those

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