Unpacking the Mystery of Marriage/
Wine and Cheese Mixer for Newly Married Couples

Who: Couples married in the Catholic Church 0-5 years
When: Friday, November 22nd (7:00 – 9:00 PM)
Where: Catholic Center at NYU (238 Thompson St., NYC)
Registration Fee: $20

Re-experience your wedding day! Join other newly married couples for an evening of wine, socializing, and reflecting on the grace and joy you received at your wedding in this mystery of Marriage. Fr. Matthew Ernest, Director of the archdiocesan Office of Liturgy and Professor at St. Joseph’s Seminary, will walk you through this special reflection of the marriage rite. It will be an evening not to be missed!

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Saint Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers
Saturday, Nov. 23
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
$35 ticket includes lunch

Are you a church musician – or merely a fan of great organ music? Join us for a day dedicated to celebrating and enjoying the “king of instruments” – the organ! You’ll hear from Jared Lamenzo, director of music at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral; enjoy breakout sessions with some of New York’s finest Catholic musicians; have the chance to participate in a roundtable discussion with representatives of three of the world’s most renowned organ builders; and enjoy an “all-star” concert on the Seminary’s 41-rank Casavant Frères pipe organ.

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Planning Catholic Funeral Liturgies Workshop

Saturday, February 1, 2020


St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers

When facing the loss of a loved one, Catholics are often asked to help plan the funeral liturgy for a family member or friend. Questions about music at the funeral, Scriptural readings, words of remembrance, and other aspects of the wake, the funeral Mass, and the burial service frequently arise. This workshop will assist family members and friends to prepare prayerful and beautiful funeral liturgies that are faithful to Catholic belief and tradition and which give honor to the deceased in Christ.

Topics to be covered will include:
-Catholic understanding of death
-History of Catholic funeral rites
-Role of the funeral rites in the mourning process
-Liturgical options (readings, music, prayers, words of remembrance)
-Cremation questions
-The importance of the funeral Mass

Presenter: Fr. Matthew S. Ernest, S.T.D., Director of the archdiocesan Office of Liturgy and Professor at St. Joseph’s Seminary

Registration Fee: $15

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