Ordinations for the Archdiocese 2017

Permanent Diaconate Ordination

On Saturday, May 6, Archbishop Lori will ordain permanent deacons at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. There will be a choir rehearsal on Monday, May 1 from 7 to 9 pm in the choir room of the Cathedral.

Please register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part through Eventbrite.

Transitional Deacons

On Saturday, May 27, Archbishop Lori will ordain three men as deacons on their journey to the priesthood:
Bill Keown – St. Paul, Ellicott City
John Streifel – St. James, Boonsboro
John Martinez – St. Clare, Essex
This celebration will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. There will be a choir rehearsal at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Monday, May 22 from 7 to 9 pm.

Seating in the balcony at the Basilica is limited. Please sign up early to make sure that there will be space available. Register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part through Eventbrite.

Priesthood Ordination

On Saturday, June 24, Archbishop Lori will ordain Kevin Ewing from St. John, Hydes as a priest. This celebration will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. There will be a choir rehearsal in the choir room at the Cathedral on Monday, June 19 from 7 to 9 pm.

Please register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part through Eventbrite.

Cardinal Keeler Funeral Choir

The Funeral Mass for Cardinal Keeler will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Tuesday, March 28 at 2pm. Choir members are invited to sing for the celebration. We will meet at 12:30pm in the choir room to review music before the Mass begins. Because of the number of clergy expected for the celebration, we will sing from the balcony. We will follow the archdiocesan choir dress code.

Please indicate your interest and ability to participate by emailing Glenn Osborne. Tentative music list is below. Participants will receive an email confirmation with a packet of music (or link) in order to prepare before Tuesday.

Prelude: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Entrance: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Psalm 116
Gospel Acclamation: Misa Luna
Offertory: I Know That My Redeemer Lives (DUKE STREET)
Eucharistic acclamations: Mass of Wisdom
Lamb of God: Latin chant
Communion: Panis angelicus (LAMBILLOTTE)
Lord, Who at That First Eucharist
O Sanctissima
Commendation: In Paradisum
Recessional: Praise to the Holiest in the Height

Chrism Mass 2017

The annual Archdiocesan Chrism Mass will take place on Monday, April 10 at 7:30 pm at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. A rehearsal will be held on Monday, April 3 from 7 to 9 pm in the choir room for all interested singers.

We will sing from the Cathedral balcony and follow the archdiocesan choir dress code.

Please register your interest in participating by signing up for a ticket according to your voice part through Eventbrite.

Bishop Ordination Weather Update

Due to expected snow, sleet and ice, today’s rehearsal is being replaced by an email to participants and an optional rehearsal on Tuesday, January 17 at 7pm. All people registered to sing for the event through Eventbrite will receive further instructions. Anyone able to attend the Tuesday rehearsal may still register to participate for the event.

Ordination of Auxiliary Bishops

Monsignor Mark E. Brennan and Monsignor Adam J. Parker have been appointed auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The ordination will take place at 2pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. An Archdiocesan Choir will be formed for the event. A mandatory rehearsal will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 10am to 12noon at the Cathedral. While the scheduled start time for the liturgy is 2pm, the choir will be expected to arrive at noon for warm up and prelude. Dress for the event will be black and white. We will sing from the balcony which does not have an elevator.

Music selected for the service so far includes:

  • Mass of Wisdom
  • Festival Alleluia
  • O God Beyond All Praising
  • Laudate, Laudate Dominum – Christopher Walker
  • Go Make of All Disciples
  • Pan de Vida
  • Litany of Saints – chant
  • Veni creator spiritus – Latin chant

If you would like to participate as part of the choir for this event, please sign up using Eventbrite for a ticket according to your voice part.

Mass of Wisdom

The Archdiocesan choir will use the Mass of Wisdom by Steven R. Janco for archdiocesan celebrations and encourages all parishes to include this setting in their parish repertoire. In order to assist parishes in adding this music to their repertoire, we have been able to negotiate a 20% discount with World Library Publications for all parishes in the Archdiocese. The discount does not apply to orders placed via the web or by phone, or to click & print editions. (Instrumental parts are only available directly from WLP as click & print editions.)

To receive the discount, orders must be placed using the form below. Any orders from outside the archdiocese will not be accepted. After verification, orders will be shipped directly to the parish from World Library who will bill the parish for the cost of the music (minus the discount) plus shipping and handling. If you have any questions, please email Glenn Osborne, Director of Music for Archdiocesan Liturgies.

Regular prices for the Mass of Wisdom by Steve Janco for the available editions are as follows:
018040 Full Score – $16.00
018041 Choral Edition – $5.00
018042 Guitar Edition – $10.00
018046 Assembly Card – $0.75
018047 CD – $17.00

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Priesthood Ordination Choir June 2016

On Saturday, June 25 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Michael Rubeling will be ordained to the priesthood. There will be one choir rehearsal on Monday, June 13 from 7 to 9 pm at the Cathedral.

If you would like to participate as part of the choir for this event, please sign up using Eventbrite for a ticket according to your voice part.

The ordination will begin at 10am on Saturday, June 25. Choir members are asked to be in the balcony by 9am for warm-up and rehearsal before Mass begins.

Diaconate Ordination 2016

On Saturday, May 21 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kevin Ewing and Scott Rose will be ordained as deacons. There will be one choir rehearsal on Monday, May 9 from 7 to 9 pm at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen (5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210). The size of the balcony at the Basilica limits this event to about 40 singers.

If you would like to participate as part of the choir for this event, please sign up using Eventbrite for a ticket according to your voice part.

Chrism Mass Music 2016

Music for the 2016 Chrism Mass will be as follows:

Entrance: Dilexisti justitiam (Osborne) & Lift High the Cross (CRUCIFER)
Kyrie: Mass of Charity and Love
Gloria: Mass of Wisdom
Psalm 89: 21-22, 25, 27 (Osborne)
Gospel Acc.: Lenten Acclamation from Misa Luna
Presentation of Oils: O Redeemer (handout-chant)
Offertory: Come Down, O Love Divine (W-472)
Holy/Mem/Amen: Mass of Wisdom
Lamb of God: Agnus Dei (chant)
Communion: Ubi caritas (Bob Hurd – bilingual)
Choral Meditation: Ave verum (Elgar)
Recessional: God, We Praise You for the Calling (ODE TO JOY)

A computer generated audio recording is available for Dilexisti justitiam and a YouTube video for the Ave Verum by Elgar.