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Join the Mary Star Schola on first Sundays!

The 5:15PM Mass on first Sundays of each month will be celebrated by the rector of the Elementary school and sung jointly by the School’s “Saint Cecilia” Schola, and the regular adult schola. On January 7th, 2018, we will sing some proper in English, and either the Kyriale – “Jubilate Deo” (USCCB) or the Kyriale – De Angelis (Mass VIII). Meet us at 4:15PM for rehearsal in the chapel of the Convent (building West of the church).

We recommend you first read: Active Participation at Mass

Download the Sunday February 4th, 2018 music here : 5th SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME ENGLISH

Listen to these practice files:

Introit chant (sung during the Entrance procession): 

Communion chant: 

About “Kyriale”:

Wikipedia defines the “Kyriale” as a “collection of Gregorian Chant settings for the Ordinary of the Mass”. The words “Kyriale”, “Ordinary” or “Mass settings” mean basically the same thing. But “Kyriale” emphasizes the 1500-year tradition. Those who sang some of the eighteen Gregorian Masses and six Credos also know that it is one of the richest and most beautiful musical traditions of the Church. “Tradition” implies that this “Kyriale” was handed over to us over the centuries. Over hundreds and hundreds of years, the clergy, musicians and faithful who knew their “Kyriale” gave their time to pass along their skills. Centuries after centuries, they would teach their congregations and foster the “active participation” that Vatican II reminds us is always a priority in the Catholic Liturgy. We propose to not discontinue this tradition.

Chanting the Mass of Vatican II

Mass for the New Evangelization Sung Mass according to Vatican II’s Constitution for the Liturgy.  5:15PM on Sundays, Mary Star of the Sea, 870 8th Street SAN PEDRO, CA.


Sunday, January 21st 2018   :     Year B – Ordinary Time 3rd Sunday

Listen to Alleluia:

Sunday, January 28th 2018  :     Year B – Ordinary Time 4th Sunday

Listen to Alleluia:

Sunday, February 4th 2018  :     5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B

Listen to Alleluia:

Sunday, February 11th 2018 :    6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B

Listen to Alleluia:

Sunday, February 18th 2018 :    1st Sunday in Lent – Year B

Sunday, February 25th 2018 : …coming soon…

“There’s an App for it!”

I recently was made aware of a fantastic App called iChant for both Android and iPhone:

If you know nothing about chant and want to learn, this is a great app to help you get started. If you live in the Los Angeles area, just download it and come to the next KYRIALE CHANT ALONG at Mary Star of the Sea. I’ll show you how simple learning Gregorian Chant can be…