Mater Ecclesiae’s Fifth Annual Solemn Mass of the Assumption

For Immediate Release: Aug 8, 2005 Contact:Barbara Rodio, (856) 753-3408

On the Feast of the Assumption, Monday, August 15, 2005 at 7:00 PM,

Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church will celebrate the fifth annual Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Broadway and Market St., Camden, NJ. The Solemn High Tridentine Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Traditional Roman Rite and will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

The Mass setting will be the Missa Assumpta est Maria in Caelum, by the Rev. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, as well as the Ave Maria by Josquin de Pres, the Virgo Prudentissima by Gioseffo Zarlino (1517-1590), conducted by Mr. Jonathan Coopersmith. The singing of the Gregorian Propers will be directed by our Cantor, Mr. Nicholas Beck.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Reverend Robert C. Pasley, KHS, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae, Berlin, NJ, will celebrate this Solemn Mass in thanksgiving for the canonical establishment of Mater Ecclesiae. Assisting Father Pasley will be the Reverend Michael Magiera, FSSP, deacon, and the Reverend James Bartoloma, subdeacon.

Secure parking is available adjacent to the cathedral. For more information, please call 856-753-3408.

Mater Ecclesiae is a mission of St. Edward’s parish, Pine Hill, in the diocese of Camden New Jersey. Responding to the Holy Father’s Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei, former Bishop of Camden, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Nicolas DiMarzio, established Mater Ecclesiae on October 13, 2000, the anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. All Masses and Sacraments are celebrated according to the liturgical books of 1962, in Latin, the original language of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

We thank the Most Reverend Joseph Galante, present Bishop of Camden, for allowing this tradition to continue and flourish.