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Updated: August 15, 2022

 

Assumpta est Maria

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)
 
 

 

 Although the Feast of the Assumption is not a holy day of obligation this year, it is worth noting that some of the most stunningly beautiful Marian choral music was written in honor of this solemnity.


Assumpta est Maria in coelum:
gaudent angeli, collaudantes benedicunt Dominum,
alleluia.

Maria virgo assumpta est ad aethereum thalamum,
in quo Rex regum stellato sedet solio.

 

Mary is taken up into heaven,
the Angels rejoice, praising the Lord together and blessing him.
Alleluia.

Mary the Virgin is taken up into the heavenly chamber,
in which the King of kings sits upon His starry throne.

 

Jerry Kavinski, M.M., Director of the St. Catherine of Siena Choir

 

 

 
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Iustorum Animae
Gregorian Chant Proper (Offertorium) - The Solemnity of All Saints
 
 

Iustorum animae in manu Dei sunt,
et non tanget illos tormentum malitiae.
Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori;
illi autem sunt in pace, alleluia.

 

The souls of the just are in the hand of God,
and the torment of malice shall not touch them.
They seemed, in the eyes of the foolish, to be dead;
but they are at peace, alleluia.

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Sacrament of Penance:
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Expanded schedule for Advent and Lent
 
All Day Eucharistic Adoration
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1020 Springvale Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

1020 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066

Parish Office: 703.759.4350
Fax: 703.759.3753
Religious Education: 703.759.3530
Siena Academy: 703.759.4129