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.

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.

Music for Transitional Diaconate 2015

The Music List is now available. A packet of music will be assembled to facilitate organization of the choir and should be destroyed after use. (Download here.) Sufficient original copies of all music is kept at the Cathedral (or the Basilica). The packet will be available for download soon. Please print out and bring your music with you in a black binder or folder. If for some reason you cannot print the packet, please let me know in advance.

Rehearsal

Because this event will take place at the Basilica, we will meet in the choir loft at 8:45 am. There is a video of the Tallis where you can listen and watch the score available here. You can hear A Community Mass by Richard Proulx here. The Gloria is perhaps the least familiar movement. (I prefer a tempo a little faster than in the video.)

Dress Code

Unless stated otherwise, dress code for the Archdiocesan choir will be black and white with a splash of color. A full explanation may be found here.

RSVP

If you have not already done so, please indicate your intention to sing for this event by sending an email with your name and voice part to director@archbaltchoir.org.

Priesthood Ordination 2015

On Saturday, June 20 at the Cathedral of Mary, Our Queen, the following men will be ordained as priests:

  • Name – Parish
  • Chris de Leon – St. Louis, Clarksville
  • Joshua Laws – St. Stephen, Bradshaw
  • Francis Ouma – Sacred Heart, Glyndon
  • Carlos Osorio – St. Louis, Clarksville

Members of the music ministry at the parishes above and any other singers who would like to participate are invited to attend a rehearsal on Saturday, June 6 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Cathedral in order to prepare music for the celebration. Please indicate your interest in participating in the event by signing up to receive our email list for further details.