Solemnity of St. Vincent Ferrer – May 5

Solemnity of St. Vincent Ferrer – May 5

Wednesday, May 5 is the Solemnity of St. Vincent Ferrer and the anniversary of Church’s dedication.  There will be a Solemn Mass at 6 PM at St. Vincent Ferrer for which the Schola will sing Orlando di Lasso’s Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera; Deus meus in simplicitate cordis mei; and Ecce nunc benedicite Dominum.  A solemn Te Deum will be sung at the conclusion of the Mass. Wednesday Holy Hour will follow the 6 PM Mass as usual.

Click here for the Worship leaflet for the 6 PM Solemn Mass

The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, dedicated on May 5, 1918, was built to the designs of renowned American architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, who considered this his finest building.  This National Historic Landmark is widely acclaimed as the foremost American example of French Gothic-style architecture and includes a complete set of Charles Connick stained glass windows, carvings by Lee Lawrie, and two instruments by the Schantz Organ Company. 

St. Vincent Ferrer’s feastday according to the liturgical calendar of the Dominican Order is May 5.  In the general Roman Calendar, St. Vincent’s feastday is April 5, the day on which he died in 1419.