Dominican Rite Mass


#1

I’m in Anchorage, Alaska on business and I was surprised to see a Dominican Rite mass (in Latin) on the cathedral’s Sunday mass schedule. I don’t know much about the Dominican Rite…does anyone know if this would be the original pre-Vatican II Dominican Rite or is there a post-Vatican II reformed missal that corresponds more to the Roman OF?


#2

Yes, it is the old Dominican Rite. I know the Cathedral pastor, Fr. Anthony Patalano. He is one of the several promoters of the old Rite and has been for a good number of years.

Fr. Patalano would travel from his old parish, Holy Rosary in Portland, Oregon up to celebrate a monthly Dominican Low Mass for us near Toledo, Washington.

If you attend that Mass, hopefully Fr. Patalano will be the celebrant, although I understand other priest up there also do the Dominican Rite. Give him a “Howdy” from SW Washington.

It is somewhat different than the Roman Rite but just as beautiful. :thumbsup:


#3

Thanks for the info. Sadly I won’t be able to make it - the schedule says the Dominican mass is 4 PM on Sunday afternoons and I am leaving on Saturday :(. Hopefully this client will bring me back up here on another occasion where I can stay the weekend. I’ve never come across a Cathedral parish that was entrusted to religious…Cathedrals, being the bishop’s own parish, are usually staffed by diocesans. Do you know the history here?


#4

The consolation is my next client trip is to Calgary, Alberta where I understand there is an excellent Anglican Ordinariate parish…so at least I have an “exotic” non-Roman liturgy to look forward to.


#5

St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Grand Rapids MI. staffed by the Paulists.


#6

Here is the history link from their website; holyfamilycathedral.org/dominican-rite.html

It is not really answering your question as to how an Order was given stewardship over the Archdiocesan Cathedral.

God Bless.


#7

Good to see more and more Dominican Rite Masses being celebrated!


#8

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