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Diocese of Charlotte 8th Annual Eucharistic Congress Sept. 21-22, 2012 Charlotte Convention Center
Prayer for the Success of the Eucharistic Congress From “The Raccolta, 601”
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I look forward to welcoming you to our Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress on September 21 and 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Eucharistic Congress is an opportunity each year for the entire diocese to come together to celebrate our faith and our love for the Eucharistic Lord. The Eucharist brings us together as one body in Christ. The theme of our congress is: “Behold the Lamb of God.” The words, “Behold the Lamb of God,” were first spoken by St. John the Baptist in reference to Jesus (Jn 1: 29). By calling Jesus the “Lamb of God,” St. John pointed to Jesus’ mission as the suffering Servant who offers His life as a sacrifice for our sins. The same words are also spoken by the priest at every Mass as we prepare to receive Holy Communion: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.” The invitation to “Behold the Lamb of God” is an invitation to behold the Lamb who has been sacrificed for us and who is really present in the Eucharist. It is an invitation to acknowledge the sacrifice. The Eucharistic sacrifice of Christ’s body and blood makes present the sacrifice that Christ offered on Calvary. As we celebrate this year’s Eucharistic Congress, we fix our attention on the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist. We behold Him, the Lamb of God, who will walk with us in the Eucharistic Procession, be adored at the Holy Hour Exposition and Benediction, and be received as our nourishment in Holy Communion at Mass. Remember that the Eucharistic Congress Mass fulfills the Sunday Mass obligation. In a spirit of joy and gratitude let us celebrate the Eucharistic Congress. The congress is a great blessing for our diocese. The Holy Eucharist is the source and the summit, as well as the center, of our Christian life. Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis Bishop of Charlotte
O Jesus, who art really, truly and substantially present in the Blessed Sacrament to be the food of our souls, deign to bless and bring to a successful issue all Eucharistic Congresses and gatherings, and especially the coming Congress of the Diocese of Charlotte. Be Thou the inspiration of our labors, resolutions and vows; accept graciously the solemn homage we will render to Thee. Send Your Holy Spirit to kindle the hearts of priests, deacons, religious and all the faithful, especially the children, so that devout participation in the Holy Mass and frequent and daily Holy Communion may be held in honor in all the countries of the world; and grant that the Kingship of Your Sacred Heart over human society may everywhere be acknowledged to the glory of God, the Father. Amen. Sacred Heart of Jesus, bless the Congress. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Patroness of our Diocese, pray for us. Saint Paschal Baylon, pray for us. Saint Patrick, pray for us. Amen.
Thousands expected to ‘Behold the Lamb of God’ at 8th Annual Eucharistic Congress CHARLOTTE — Bishop Peter J. Jugis invites all Catholics to participate in the Diocese of Charlotte 2012 Eucharistic Congress at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte Sept. 21-22. The theme selected for the eighth-annual Eucharistic Congress is “Behold the Lamb of God,” taken from John 1:29. The 2011 Congress drew an estimated 10,000 Catholics from across the region. An estimated 5,100 people came to the Saturday morning Holy Hour alone, and thousands more attended the standing-room only Saturday vigil Mass. Organizers will set up more chairs in the convention center this year to meet the growing number of attendees. This year’s Congress will kick off Friday with welcoming remarks by Bishop Jugis at 7 p.m. in Hall A of the convention center, followed by a Concert of Sacred Music by the diocesan choir led by guest conductor Scott Turkington of the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. The Friday night keynote address, starting at 8:15 p.m., will be given by Monsignor Eduardo Chávez Sánchez entitled, “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization.” Monsignor Chávez is the co-founder and rector of the Institute for Guadalupan Studies in Mexico and a canon of the Basilica of Guadalupe. He also served as postulator for the cause of
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canonization for St. Juan Diego. Eucharistic Adoration will be held next to the convention center at St. Peter Church throughout the night Friday – from 10 p.m. that evening to 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Then the Congress gets under way in monumental fashion Saturday morning at 9 with a Eucharistic Procession through uptown Charlotte, from St. Peter Church into the convention center. Thousands of Catholics will process with their parish banners, the Knights of Columbus, Order of Malta, Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and groups of men and women’s religious orders into the convention center – a congress, SEE page 8
Keynote Speakers The Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte Founder and Host of the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress; Homilist at Saturday evening Holy Mass Hall A – Saturday Vigil Mass, Sept. 22, 4:15 p.m. A Charlotte native, Bishop Peter J. Jugis is the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte. Ordained a priest in 1983 by Blessed John Paul II, Bishop Jugis has served in parishes throughout the diocese. Under his guidance, the diocese began holding the annual Eucharistic Congress in 2005. Jugis
Rev. Monsignor Mauricio W. West, V.G. Holy Hour Homilist Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:15 a.m.
Monsignor Mauricio West was ordained to priesthood on June 2, 1979. Since that time, he has served as Vice President for Student Affairs, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont; and Parochial Vicar at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Charlotte. Since 1994, he has served as Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese of Charlotte, which covers the 46 counties of western North Carolina. He was named a Prelate of Honor by Pope John II in 2002.
Msgr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization” Hall A – Friday, Sept. 21, 8:15 p.m. Hall C – Saturday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Spanish Track) Msgr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez holds a doctorate in Church history and served as postulator for the cause for the canonization of Juan Diego. He is cofounder and rector of the Institute for Guadalupan Studies, and is a canon of the Basilica of Guadalupe. He was born in Mexico City on Dec. 31, 1956. He entered Mexico’s Conciliar Chávez Seminary, where he studied philosophy and theology in the Institute for Ecclesiastical Studies. He was ordained on Aug. 15, 1981, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mexico. He holds a diploma in philosophy from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Guadalajara,and a doctorate in Church history from the Pontifical Gregorian University, with the thesis: “La Iglesia en México hacia el Concilio Plenario Latinoamericano (18961899) (The Church in Mexico during the Latin American Plenary Council).” Through his work as postulator and beyond, he has made many contributions to the study of the Guadalupan event, addressing major academic institutions internationally and publishing more than 28 books and articles.
English Track Speakers ‘The Passion’: Doug Barry and Eric Genuis Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 22, Noon Doug Barry is the founder and director of the Nebraskabased Catholic apostolate RADIX. Since 1992, Barry has used his dynamic speaking style to defend the Catholic faith to millions of people. He is best known for his one-man Barry Genuis performance of the Passion of Christ. He also co-hosts EWTN’s “Life on the Rock.” He is a devoted husband and father of five children. Eric Genuis is a musical tour de force. The career of this composer, pianist and performer began in Krakow, Poland, in 1997. A government dignitary heard Genuis’ music and he was invited to headline the entertainment for an AIDS benefit concert. Since then, word of mouth has continued to drive Genuis’ career and led him to perform worldwide. Genuis provides the musical accompaniment to “The Passion.
‘Faith Inspiring Art, Art Inspiring Faith’: Dr. Elizabeth Lev Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 22, 1:45 p.m. Dr. Elizabeth Lev is an American-born art historian who, while doing graduate work at the University of Bologna, first traveled to Rome to research her thesis on the Church of San Giovanni and Petronio. She soon realized that, like Queen Christina of Sweden before her, she couldn’t live another day if she didn’t live it in Rome! The Eternal City has been her home ever since. Among a small number of Americans who has passed the stringent licensing exam for guides in Italy, her services as Lev a guide are in high demand. She teaches Christian art and architecture at Duquesne University’s Italian campus and University of St. Thomas’ Catholic Studies program. She also serves as a commentator on art and history on EWTN programs, including the well-known series “Catholic Canvas.”
‘I Sought the Lord and He Answered Me: The New Evangelization, Building a Culture of Life’: Sister Bethany Madonna, SV Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 22, 2:45 p.m. Madonna
Sister Bethany Madonna entered the Sisters of Life in 2007. The Sisters of Life act in imitation of the Blessed Mother, bringing the consoling presence of Jesus Christ, conceived beneath their hearts, to people they meet – especially those whose lives are hidden, vulnerable or wounded. Founded by John Cardinal O’Connor in 1991, their missions include caring for vulnerable pregnant women and their unborn children; inviting those suffering after abortion into the healing mercy of Jesus; fostering a culture of life through evangelization; retreat works; and upholding the beauty of marriage and family life.
Don’t miss! n LEARN ABOUT CATHOLIC ART: Dr. Elizabeth Lev – art historian, author and host of the well-known EWTN series “Catholic Canvas” – will speak about faith inspiring art at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Hall A. n Let’s talk about life, Baby: Stay in Hall A to hear Sister Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life as she talks about building a “culture of life” in today’s world, especially as part of the New Evangelization, at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. n Experience the Passion of Christ: Doug Barry, host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock,” portrays Jesus in this powerful oneman performance of the Passion at noon Saturday, Sept. 22, in Hall A. n PULL AN ALLNIGHTER WITH JESUS: Eucharistic Adoration will begin Friday night at 10 at St. Peter Church, South Tryon Street, until 8 a.m., and then will continue all day Saturday in the Charlotte Convention Center. Come for an hour, or stay as long as you like. Spend a quiet moment with your Best Friend.
Children’s Track Speakers K-5 Track: ‘Holy Heroes’ and the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Room 217 – 12:15-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 Games, singing and learning about our faith with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Plus, there will be special guests: the Nashville Dominican sisters. Holy Heroes is a family-owned apostolate loyal to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and not associated with any particular congregation, order or movement.
Middle School Track: Russell Hoyt and Ryan Adorjan Room 213 – 12:15-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22
Featured speaker Russell Hoyt and seminarian Ryan Adorjan, emcee, will take youths on a journey to discover the source and summit of the Catholic life. Hoyt, a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, is a dynamic youth ministry leader and speaker. Adorjan has wanted to be a priest since he was 7. He is a seminarian for the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., studying at St. John Vianney College Seminary.
High School Track: Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist; Father Matthew Kauth; Patrick Jacobeen Ballroom – 12:15-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22
Hey, teens! New this year, bring your lunch to the High School Track before the program begins at 12:15 p.m. for “Teen Café”! Enjoy the company of religious brothers and sisters from all over the world.
Sister Teresa Benedicta has been a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist for 12 years. Her community was started in 1997 and has grown from four to more than 100 sisters. The sisters’ apostolate is spiritual motherhood, the preaching and teaching of truth. Sister Teresa Benedicta earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She has taught third through 12th grades, as well as presented philosophy courses to the sisters in Michigan. She is also the host of a catechetical series “Truth in the Heart” on EWTN. Sister Teresa Benedicta is currently teaching seventh-12th grade at the Donahue Academy of Ave Maria, Fla. Also joining the High School Track will be Father Matthew Kauth, chaplain at Charlotte Catholic High School, and Patrick Jacobeen, a Belmont Abbey College graduate who recently taught at Charlotte Catholic and served as youth ministry director at Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury.
Don’t miss! n WALK WITH JESUS, LITERALLY: Join the Eucharistic Procession starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. Peter Church, continuing around the block to the convention center. First Communicants – wear those white dresses or suits and make Mom and Dad very happy. n CATCH HOLY HOUR WITH FATHER MO: Monsignor Mauricio W. West, vicar general and chancellor of the diocese, will give the homily during Holy Hour, starting at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Hall A. n YES, GO TO CONFESSION: Priests from around the diocese will be gathered in Halls A & C to hear confessions starting at 11:15 a.m. Let’s keep ’em busy. Don’t miss out on this powerful opportunity to seek God’s mercy and peace in your heart! n ‘Behold the LAMB OF GOD’: Join our own Bishop Peter J. Jugis for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, an inspiring conclusion to the Eucharistic Congress, starting at 4:15 p.m. in Hall A. Bishop Jugis will also give the homily.
Prayer card features ‘Tree of Life’ mosaic Prayer cards for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress are now available at all parishes. The card features an image of a 12th-century mosaic of the Cross as the “Tree of Life” in the apse at the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome. This mosaic shows a crucified Christ in the center with the Tree of Life growing in twisting vine tendrils all around, loaded with medieval symbolism. Here’s a great description of the story that this mosaic tells, courtesy of the blog www.godzdogz.op.org, an internet-based project of the student-brothers of the English Dominican Province: “Where the Cross penetrates the earth a luxuriant tree bursts forth and sends its branches far and wide, covering the entire expanse of the apse. In doing so it reaches and enfolds all categories of people: teachers and preachers, chaplains and farmers, ladies and hunters, nobles and shepherds. All of human life is brought into contact with the life that flows from the Cross (John 12:32). “Not only human life, for the Cross’s work has a cosmic dimension and so it includes fish, birds and animals, fills the earth and the heavens, and reaches up to touch the ‘empyrean,’ the point where, in medieval cosmologies, material and immaterial worlds met. There the Father’s hand can be seen, carrying the laurel wreath with which the victor is to be crowned, Christ, our champion, who has been slain. Christ Himself is a thin, desiccated, champion, His body squeezed dry, since “having loved to the end” (John 13:1), there is nothing left for him to give. “The cross is decorated with white doves, taken to represent the Apostles who will soon fly to all corners of the world carrying the message of Christ’s victory (Psalm 19:4; Acts 1:8).”
congress, FROM page 3 spectacular sight especially in this region where large public displays of Catholic devotion are rarely witnessed. A Holy Hour will immediately follow the procession. Monsignor Mauricio West, vicar general and chancellor of the Diocese of Charlotte, will be the homilist. Speakers during the Congress on Saturday include: Bishop Jugis, who will be the main celebrant and homilist at the closing Mass on Saturday; Monsignor Chávez, who will headline the Hispanic track; famed art historial Dr. Elizabeth Lev, who will speak on “Faith Inspiring Art, Art Inspiring Faith”; and Sister Bethany Madonna, SV, who will give a talk on “I Sought the Lord and He Answered Me: The New Evangelization, Building a Culture of Life.” Doug Barry and Eric Genuis will perform “The Passion” in Hall A at noon. Children, middle school and teen tracks will also be offered from 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
More than 100 vendors from around the country will offer books, rosaries, statues, clothing and devotional items for sale. The Congress is organized under the leadership of Father Roger K. Arnsparger, diocesan vicar of education, who chairs a steering committee of laity and clergy from across the diocese that includes 25 subcommittees who work throughout the year on planning. More than 250 volunteers assist during the twoday event. Father Arnsparger said he is edified by the steering committee and many volunteers who help put on the Congress, to make it a “wonderful spiritual experience for the people of the diocese.” “The Eucharistic Congress is an opportunity for the faithful to come together as a diocesan family,” he said. “And the Congress affords the faithful moments of quiet to spend time in prayer and adoration of our Creator.” — SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald
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Patron saint of Eucharistic congresses
Don’t miss the special educational exhibit in Hall B – a Vatican exhibit about Eucharistic Miracles.
Assistance for the hearing impaired One again this year the Eucharistic Congress will offer signing for the hearing impaired in Hall A. Volunteer signers will translate the Holy Hour, English Track speakers and the Vigil Mass. Ushers will direct those seeking sign interpretation to appropriate seating in the front of Hall A.
St. Paschal Baylon (15401592) was a shepherd and lay brother of the Franciscan Friars. His life was noted for his devotion to Eucharistic Adoration. In 1897 Pope Leo XIII declared St. Pascal the patron saint of all Eucharistic congresses and associations. His feast is kept on May 17.
Gain a plenary indulgence A plenary, or full, indulgence is offered to those who attend the Eucharistic Congress, go to confession, receive Holy Communion and offer prayers for the Holy Father within one week of the Congress. “An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporary punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven,” according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Children’s Latin Choir to perform The St. Gregory’s Children’s Latin Choir, under the direction of Kelly Schiffiano, will perform Gregorian chant Mass parts as well as traditional Latin hymns during the Eucharistic Congress on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
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Members of St. Basil Eastern Catholic Mission in Charlotte will be available at the Congress to answer questions about the traditions of the Eastern Catholic rite. St. Basil is a mission of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio, and in full communion with Pope Benedict XVI. For more about this unique congregation, check them out online at stbasil.weebly.com.
The Eucharistic Congress is free and open to the public. However, it costs approximately $30 per attendee to cover the building rental, the audio/visual support and the transportation and other costs associated with the event. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and can be made securely online through www. charlottediocese.org/donations. Checks can be sent to: Diocese of Charlotte, Eucharistic Congress, 1123 South Church St., Charlotte, NC 28203. You also have the option of contributing through collections at the Congress. — Patricia Guilfoyle, Catholic News Herald
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(Left) Peppi Calvar, music director at St. John Neumann Church in Charlotte, performs during the sacred music concert during the 2011 Eucharistic Congress.
Concert of Sacred Music 7 p.m. Sept. 21, 2012 Charlotte Convention Center Welcome by His Excellency, Bishop Peter J. Jugis, J.C.D. Scott Turkington, Director Dr. Larry Stratemeyer, Organist
Agnus Dei Throughout Holy Mass we lift up our request for God’s mercy. We start with some penitential offering resulting in “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy,” within each Eucharistic Prayer there is pleading to the Lord on behalf of the Church, and finally at the fraction rite we beg Jesus not only for mercy but for peace. Tonight we will sing three settings of the Agnus Dei. These settings will hopefully give you a glimpse into the composer’s sense of his own pleading for mercy: Have mercy on us. Lamb of God You take away the sins of the world, Grant us peace.
Lamb of God You take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us. Lamb of God You take away the sins of the world,
Missa de Angelis
The Mass of the Angels is comprised of chants for the Ordinary composed prior to the 16th century. It was about that time they were compiled together into one Mass setting. The title is the result of the devotion, primarily through the efforts of the Franciscans in France, of celebrating a votive Mass on Mondays in honor of the Holy Angels. It can be supposed that the Franciscans compiled these different pieces of the Ordinary together for the purpose of this Mass, hence “Missa de Angelis.” The Agnus Dei we will sing tonight is actually the second of two put into the collection. The first was written in the 12th century and had the same music as the Sanctus. In the 15th century an unknown composer wrote the current Agnus Dei with melodic inspiration from the first. This version was placed into the book of Solemn and eventually entered into the Vatican edition.
Agnus Dei I
Giovanni Palestrina (1525?-1594)
No one can contest that Palestrina wrote prolifically for the Church. Interestingly, though, of his 105 Masses only one is a Missa Brevis. Under usual circumstances this title (meaning short Mass) would indicate a brief setting of the Mass ordinary. However, in the case of Palestrina it is a substantial composition, not necessarily shorter. It is possible that this name was given due to the lack of a motet or plainchant of another composer. In Palestrina’s time it was common practice to use compositions of another composer as a parody for a new work. This particular Mass setting has no evidence of another composer. In general, Palestrina would title such works “Sine Nomine” (meaning without a name), but the musicological consensus is that he named it “Missa Brevis” instead. This Mass has two Agnus Dei settings. Tonight’s concert will use setting no. 1, which you will notice does not employ the words “dona nobis pacem” at the end.
Zachary Wadsworth earned his music degrees from Eastman School of Music (BM), Yale University (MM) and Cornell University (DMA). His musical style is a mix of old and new, and has won him musical acclamations worldwide. We will sing the Agnus Dei from his “Missa Brevis.” This piece combines the use of modal harmonies, voice layering and contrary motion between the voices. Seldom do we get to ask the composer what brought him to compose his music. Here are his comments regarding Agnus Dei: “I think the layering of voices holds the key for listeners. When I approached the ‘Agnus Dei’ text, I was drawn into its pleading character, and especially its use of ‘us’ – ‘grant us peace.’ I began thinking about peace (a very relevant idea when I was composing the piece in 2004, amidst two very active military conflicts overseas), and how calls for peace have to be made, and agreed upon, by a group. So, at first, just the women call for mercy, quietly. Their call is amplified in the second iteration as it ‘catches on’ and the tenors join them. Finally, when another plea is made, the full choir sings, and the music illustrates a change of attitude – what was bleak and quiet has become lush and meaningful. At least in this imagined world, peace has been achieved.”
Holy Thursday Holy Thursday is the beginning of the Sacred Triduum. This is the night the Church celebrates the institution of the Most Holy Eucharist and Priesthood, as well as the mandate that every baptized person received to offer sacred charity to all people. We will sing the introit for that Mass, as well as Ubi Caritas and the communion antiphon, Hoc Corpus.
Introit: Nos Autem “Let our glory be in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ; in Him we have salvation, life and resurrection; through Him we are rescued and set free. May God have mercy on us and bless us; may He cause His face to shine upon us and may He have mercy on us.”
Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Ubi Caritas is sung during the washing of the feet at Mass. The arrangement we are singing tonight is one of four motets written by Maurice Duruflé for the “Quatre Motets sur des themes grégoriens,” Op. 10, of 1960. Each motet is composed around the Gregorian melody of its title. The Gregorian chant is always in the forefront of the composition: “Where there are charity and love, God is there. The love of Christ has bound us together. Let us exult and rejoice in this. Let us fear and love the living God, and esteem Him with a sincere heart.”
Communion Antiphon: Hoc Corpus “This is my body which is given up for you; this is the cup of the new covenant in my blood,” says the Lord. “Each time that you partake thereof, do it in memory of Me.”
Ave Verum Corpus “Ave Verum Corpus” is a Eucharistic hymn written in the 14th century and attributed to Pope Innocent VI (1362). Compositions around this text are often used on Corpus Christi as well as events surrounding the Most Holy Eucharist. be for us a foretaste of heaven during our final trial. O sweet Jesus, O merciful Jesus, O Jesus Son of Mary, have mercy on me. Amen.
Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary, who has truly suffered, and was sacrificed on the cross for mankind, whose side was pierced, whence flowed water and blood,
Just out of school, Edward Elgar worked in the office of a lawyer, William Allen. Allen was a member of the congregation of St George’s Catholic Church in Worcester, where Elgar had succeeded his father as organist. When Allen died in 1887, Elgar sketched a setting of the words “Pie Jesu” from the Requiem Mass. Some years later, in 1902, when he had become a published composer, he returned to this work and reused the tune, this time to the text, “Ave verum corpus.”
William Byrd was a devout Catholic at a time when England was toggling between Catholicism and the Church of England. His mot “Ave Verum Corpus” is part of his “Gradualia” first edition published in 1605. On Nov. 5 of that same year, in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a failed assassination attempt against King James I occurred. This initiated anti-Catholic laws in the country, making possession of materials like this “Gradualia” a possible treasonable offense.
“Ave Verum Corpus” is one of Mozart’s most popular compositions. Mozart wrote this piece for his friend Anton Stoll, a teacher and choirmaster at the spa of Baden. His signature date was June 17, 1791, just six months before his death. It is very short in relation to Mozart’s other works, only 46 bars long. There is a simplicity to it but at the same time is filled with such harmonies and beauty that it truly reflects the simplicity of what begins as bread and becomes the beauty which is our Lord in the Eucharist. “Ave Verum Corpus” was first sung on the Feast of Corpus Christi.
Praise the Lord with the singing of Psalms This section of our concert features three pieces that utilize Psalms as their texts. In “Cantate Domino” Monteverdi uses Psalms 96:1, 2 and 98:1, 5; “Laudate Dominum” by Mozart uses Psalm 117; and Palestrina’s “Sicut Cervus” takes its text from Psalm 42.
Claudio Monteverdi is considered by many the most important composer of the late 16th and early 17th centuries in Italy. He was born in Cremona toward the end of the Renaissance period and the beginning of the Baroque – helping to bridge the two together. Monteverdi’s music is mostly vocal and is broken into three categories: operas, madrigals and church music. He was the first composer to illustrate and convey the words’ expressive content being supported by the music rather than the alternative practice of the words being subservient to the music. Monteverdi published his first set of compositions at age 15. Between then and 1613, when he became the Maestro di cappella at the Basilica of St. Mark’s in Venice, Monteverdi served Duke Vincenso Gonzage, was married and widowed and left with three small children. In 1632, while in Venice, Monteverdi entered the priesthood. “Cantate Domino” is a motet for six voices written for a volume of motets published in 1620. The first part is in a triple meter and is chordal. The second part is a bit more animated with a rhythmic motif that runs through the voices on the words “cantate et exultate et psalite” (“sing and exult and praise”): Sing to the Lord a new song, sing and give praise to His name: for He has done marvelous deeds.
Sing and exult and praise in songs with the harp and the voice: for He has done marvelous deeds.
Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” is one of six movements written for his 1780 “Vesperae solennes de Confessore” (“Solemn vespers of the confessor”). During this time Mozart was employed by Archbishop Colloredo and the Salzburg Cathedral. The archbishop required that the psalms – in fact all Mozart’s music — be written conservatively and the Vespers not include ensembles, solos and choruses representing an operatic style. Except for the flowing soprano aria in “Laudate Dominum,” all other solos are treated in a more ensemble style. The “Vesperae solennes de Confessore” was the last piece composed for the cathedral before Mozart left and went on to Vienna. Soloist: Joan Kelly – soprano Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Praise the Lord, all you nations, praise Him, all you peoples. For His loving kindness has been bestowed on us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever.
Giovanni Palestrina (1525?-1594)
Palestrina appears for a second time in our concert, this time with Psalm 42, “Sicut Cervus.” This text speaks out loud of each soul’s desire and longing to be with God. It gives us the wonderful image of baptism. In fact, this psalm is used as a tract in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass on Easter Vigil when blessing the baptismal font. In the Novus Ordo Mass, the text is used as one of the responsorial psalms. Palestrina’s use of counterpoint intertwines the voices together with melodic lines that continuously reach up as if through these lines he is showing how our souls are constantly reaching higher to be closer to the God who made us: Like a deer that yearns for running streams, my soul yearns for You, my God.
Brass and organ pieces
Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1554/1557-1612)
Gabrieli was born in Venice. He began his music study at a young age possibly with his uncle and eventually went to Munich to study with Orlando de Lassus, who became the principal influence on Gabrieli’s musical style. Although Gabrieli wrote in many styles, he preferred to write vocal and instrumental sacred music. In 1585 he became the principal organist at St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and added the post of organist at the Scuola Grande di Rocco. He composed music to work with the architecture and acoustics of the antiphonal choir lofts in St. Mark’s. This allowed him to use interesting vocal and instrumental combinations that might not make sense to a performer in a traditional auditorium but worked perfect for the acoustics in St. Mark’s.
Kenneth Edwards – trumpet John Van Camp – trumpet
Behold the Lamb
Brent Ballard – trombone Geoff Whitehead – tuba
Dr. Larry Stratemeyer – organ
G.F. Händel (1685-1759)
Handel’s “Messiah” is a three-part oratorio. The first revolves around the coming of the Messiah, the second part describes the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus, and the third part reflects the teachings of Jesus. “Behold the Lamb” is from the second part of Handel’s oratory and it uses the text from John 1:29: “Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.” We hear these words during Holy Mass, said by the priest presenting our Lord in the Most Holy Eucharist to us. The sorrowful mood composed by Handel perhaps reflects our own as we understand that this Eucharist is truly Jesus who suffered and died for our sake because of our own sins.
O God, Beyond All Praising
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) / Proulx
Please stand and join in singing: Choral interlude (Stanza 2)
O God, beyond all praising, we worship You today And sing the love amazing that songs cannot repay. For we can only wonder at every gift You send, At blessings without number and mercies without end. We lift our hearts before You and wait upon Your word, We honor and adore You, our great and mighty Lord.
Then hear, O gracious Savior, accept the love we bring, That we who know Your favor may serve You as our King; And whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill, We’ll triumph through our sorrows and rise to praise You still: To marvel at Your beauty and glory in Your ways, And make a joyful duty our sacrifice of praise.
Meet the Conductor Scott Turkington is the principal organist and choirmaster for the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, S.C. He is also on the board of the Church Music Association of America and directs one of several Gregorian scholas at the annual CMAA Colloquium on Sacred Music. Until 2010, he served as organist and choirmaster for the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, Conn., where he conducted a choir in a program of weekly polyphonic Mass settings and Gregorian chant. Before accepting the position at St. John’s in 1998, he was assistant organist and conductor at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. While at the National Shrine, he played for more than 500 services each year and appeared on live national television dozens of times. He has been the director of the annual workshop in sacred music sponsored by the St. Cecilia Schola Cantorum. He has been music director at the Church of the Covenant in Boston; music teacher and organist at the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (Cambridge, Mass.) under Theodore Marier. A native of Minneapolis, he studied music at the University of Minnesota, the Boston Conservatory of Music and The Catholic University of America.
Thank You A special thank you goes out to all the participating diocesan parishes in tonight’s concert. The hard work of these choral members is greatly appreciated by all those who hear and are uplifted by their gift of music: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel, Ind. St. Ann, Charlotte St. Barnabas, Arden St. Joan of Arc, Candler St. John Neumann, Charlotte St. Mark, Huntersville
St. Matthew, Charlotte St. Michael, Gastonia St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte St. Therese of Lisieux, Mooresville St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte St. Vincent De Paul, Charlotte
Eucharistic Adoration The Eucharistic Congress presents plenty of opportunities for the faithful to come and spend time with Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Eucharistic Adoration is a focal point for the Congress, as the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Adoration offers a source of inspiration and peace for the thousands of Catholics who attend the annual two-day event. Adoration will begin the night of Friday, Sept. 21, starting at 10 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 507 S. Tryon St., and will continue there until 8 a.m. Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, the faithful of the Diocese of Charlotte are invited to join in the Eucharistic Procession from St. Peter Church through uptown Charlotte to the Charlotte Convention Center, where the Eucharistic Congress will be held. The Eucharistic Procession will culminate inside Hall A of the convention center, where a Holy Hour will be celebrated starting at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Following the Holy Hour, silent Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the Chapel in Hall B, adjacent to the Confession Area. Members of the Knights of Columbus will stand at the entrance to the Chapel, where everyone is invited to come in, kneel and pray for as long as they like. Adoration will conclude at 4 p.m., and the celebration of Holy Mass will begin at 4:15 p.m. with Bishop Peter J. Jugis as the main celebrant.
Eucharistic Procession 9 a.m. Sept. 22, 2012 The Eucharistic Procession, in which Bishop Peter J. Jugis carries a monstrance containing a consecrated host â€“ the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ â€“ is a highlight of the two-day Eucharistic Congress. The procession, led by Bishop Jugis, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. Peter Church at 507 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. You are encouraged to line the procession route and join the procession as it passes by on its way to the Charlotte Convention Center. The 2012 First Communicants will lead the procession along with Bishop Jugis. (They and their parents or guardians, clergy, religious and banner carriers should gather on Tryon Street south of St. Peter Church no later than 8:30 a.m.) As the Blessed Sacrament comes near, please be silent and kneel until the monstrance passes. After the procession arrives at the convention center, move as directed by the ushers down the side aisles inside the main hall.
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The Procession route The Eucharistic Procession will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Peter Church at 507 S. Tryon St. It will continue south on Tryon Street, then turn onto East Stonewall Street. From Stonewall Street, the Procession will continue to the Charlotte Convention Center. Enter the Convention Center through the large doorway. Ushers will be there to direct you. Then join your fellow Catholics from around the Diocese of Charlotte in the Holy Hour to follow.
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Spanish Track Hall C: Saturday, Sept. 22 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Msgr. Eduardo Chávez, “Jesucristo, Centro de Acontecimiento Guadalupano” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch break 1:30-2:30 p.m. Msgr. Eduardo Chávez, “Santa María de Guadalupe, Mujer Eucarística” 2:30-3:30 p.m. Padre Luis Ernesto Rodriguez, “He Aqui el Cordero de Dios, Venid y Adoremosle” 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Confession
Hall A: Friday, Sept. 21
Hall A: Saturday, Sept. 22
7 p.m. Welcome by His Excellency, Bishop Peter J. Jugis, J.C.D. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Sacred Music Concert: Scott Turkington, director; Dr. Larry Stratemeyer, organist 8:15 p.m. Msgr. Eduardo Chávez, “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization”
Hall A: Saturday, Sept. 22 10:15-11:15 a.m. Holy Hour 3:30-4 p.m. Children’s Latin Choir 4:15-6 p.m. Closing Mass
11:30 a.m.-noon Lunch break Noon-1:30 p.m. Doug Barry and Eric Genuis, “The Passion” 1:45-2:30 p.m. Dr. Elizabeth Lev, “Faith Inspiring Art, Art Inspiring Faith” 2:45-3:30 p.m. Sr. Bethany Madonna, S.V., “The New Evangelization: Building a Culture of Life”
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Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Source and summit of the Eucharistic Congress 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22: Charlotte Convention Center, Hall A Celebrant: The Most Reverend Bishop Peter J. Jugis In Choir: The Most Reverend William G. Curlin, Bishop Emeritus of Charlotte Concelebrants: The Reverend Monsignor Mauricio W. West, V.G.; The Very Reverend Father John Putnam, J.V., V.F.; The Very Reverend Roger Arnsparger, V.E., V.F.; The Very Reverend Fidel Melo, V.H.; and visiting clergy
have entered the land which the Lord will give you as he promised. When your children ask you, ‘What does this rite of yours mean?’ you shall reply, ‘This is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt; when He struck down the Egyptians, He spared our houses.’” Then the people bowed down in worship.
A reading from the Book of Exodus (12: 21-27) Moses called all the elders of the children of Israel and said to them, “Go and procure lambs for your families, and slaughter them as Passover victims. Then take a bunch of hyssop, and dipping it in the blood that is in the basin, sprinkle the lintel and the two doorposts with this blood. But none of you shall go outdoors until morning. For the Lord will go by, striking down the Egyptians. Seeing the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over that door and not let the destroyer come into your houses to strike you down. “You shall observe this as a perpetual ordinance for yourselves and your descendants. Thus, you must also observe this rite when you
The word of the Lord. R: Thanks be to God.
Responsorial Psalm (116: 12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18) “Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ.”
How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good He has done for me? The cup of salvation I will take up, and I will call upon the name of the Lord.
through Him believe in God who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. The word of the Lord. R: Thanks be to God.
R: Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ. Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of His faithful ones. I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid; You have loosed my bonds. R: Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ. To You will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving, and I will call upon the name of the Lord. My vows to the Lord I will pay in the presence of all His people. R: Our blessing-cup is a communion with the Blood of Christ.
Second Reading A reading from the first Letter of St. Peter (1: 17-21) Beloved: If you invoke as Father Him who judges impartially according to each one’s works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct, handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the precious Blood of Christ as of a spotless unblemished Lamb. He was known before the foundation of the world but revealed in the final time for you, who
Gospel Reading A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark (14: 12-16, 22-26) On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover Lamb, the disciples of Jesus said to Him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?” He sent two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city and a man will meet you, carrying a jar of water. Follow him. Wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?” ’Then he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready. Make the preparations for us there.” The disciples then went off, entered the city, and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover. While they were eating, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my Body.” Then He took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my Blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many. Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the Kingdom of God.” Then, after signing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. The Gospel of the Lord. R: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
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In his encyclical On the Eucharist in Its Relationship to the Church Blessed John Paul II expressed his desire to “re-awaken amazement and gratitude” [5,6] in this sacrament. He points out that “This amazement should always fill the Church assembled for the celebration of the Eucharist.” To achieve this, he points to “The School of Mary – Woman of the Eucharist”. Similarly, Pope Benedict XVI, in his 17 November 2010 conference on the institution of the Feast of Corpus Christi – The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, called each diocese and parish to become a “Eucharistic Upper Room” – a Eucharistic Cenacle. He expressed his hope that there would develop “a Eucharistic springtime in every parish”.
MASS SCHEDULE Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:30 pm Monday: 7:30 am & 12:10 pm Tuesday: 12:10 pm Wednesday: 7:30 am & 12:10 pm Thursday: 12:10 pm Friday: 8:30 am & 12:10 pm Saturday: 8:00 am & 5:30 pm EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Eucharistic Adoration is offered on Wednesdays after the 7:30 am Mass until 11:30 am and then again from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. SACRAMENT OF PENANCE The Sacrament of Penance is offered on Saturday from 4:00 5:00 pm or by appointment. Simply call the Parish office at (704) 334-2283 to schedule an appointment. Confessions are also often heard thirty minutes prior to daily Mass if the priest is available.
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