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This year on the Feast of the Assumption, Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church celebrates its 16th Annual Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Reverend Robert C. Pasley, KCHS, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae, will be the Celebrant and Preacher. The Solemn High Tridentine Mass will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus and Orchestra. Our Cantor Mr. Nicholas Beck, a graduate of Westminster Choir College, will direct the singing of the Gregorian Propers. Dr. Timothy McDonnell will be the conductor for this Mass.
We celebrate this feast each year by the use of the great treasury of Sacred Music, especially the beautiful polyphonic Masses that are very infrequently prayed in their proper place; the Sacred Liturgy. We want to foster a greater love for the great 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.
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Mater Ecclesiae