The Seed

The Seed

Rorate Caeli

Posted by St. Henry Cluster

The Rorate Caeli Mass gets its name from the antiphon recited or chanted at the beginning of Mass: "Rorate Caeli desuper, et nubes pluant justum" - "Drop down dew, ye Heavens from above, and let the clouds rain down the just."

The Mass is offered in honor of the ... Read More »

The Coming of Christ

Posted by St. Henry Cluster

While many of us know how to prepare for Christmas during Advent, I think preparing for Christ’s Second Coming is not always as present to our minds, but this is no less important during these four weeks; in fact, the preparation we make for Christ’s Second Coming are in ... Read More »

Happy New Year!

Posted by St. Henry Cluster

The 1st Sunday of Advent is affectionately called “Catholic New Year” because it is the beginning of a new year of prayer and worship, a new cycle of life and grace as the Church continues its pilgrim journey to Heaven. Advent is a special time of preparation for us, ... Read More »

Why tell my sins to the priest? Isn't it between me and God?

Posted by St. Henry Cluster

As we approach Advent, we have a special Day of Grace planned for you. December 1 (8am to 8pm) at St. Henry we'll be hearing confessions ALL DAY. That being said, we wanted to answer a commonly asked question about the sacrament for you in preparation for the day! ... Read More »

Preparing for Antiphons: Singing the Antiphons

Posted by St. Henry Cluster

Preparing for Antiphons (Part 3 of 3)

Next week we will finally begin chanting the antiphons - for those who are still uncertain about all of this “chant” talk, rest assured: you’ve been doing it already! Every time I chant something at Mass and you respond, you’re chanting. Chant ... Read More »

Preparing for Antiphons: How do I participate at Mass?

Posted by St. Henry Cluster

Preparing for Antiphons (Part 2 of 3) 

One of the major reforms of the Second Vatican Council centered on the idea of active participation. If you read the documents on the Sacred Liturgy, there is frequent reference to the active participation of all the Faithful when celebrating Holy Mass. ... Read More »

Preparing for Antiphons: What are Antiphons and Why do we use them?

Posted by St. Henry Cluster

Preparing for Antiphons (Part 1 of 3) 

As we look ahead to Advent, we will be adjusting our singing of the Mass. Starting on the First Sunday of Advent (November 28th), we will begin to sing the Entrance and Communion Antiphons at Mass. Please don’t be alarmed! If we ... Read More »