CMAA Tournemire Symposium

January 30, 2012

Solemn Pontifical High Mass in the Extraodinary Form of the Roman Rite

Thursday, February 2, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.
Church of the Epiphany (8081 SW 54thCt., Miami, FL)We are pleased to welcome His Excellency, Thomas G. Wenski, Archbishop of Miami as the celebrant of this Mass. The Mass will be preceded by the traditional blessing of candles and a procession for the feast day.

Ceremonial and logistical assistance for the Mass is provided through the generous efforts of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).Musical highlights include Tournemire’s office from L’Orgue Mystique for the day (Purificatio B. Mariæ Virginis), played by Mr. Thomas Schuster, Organist and Director of Music at Church of the Epiphany, as well as a Missa Brevis by Zachary Wadsworth, and a commissioned motet by Dr. Paul Weber (Franciscan University of Steubenville.) Choral works will be sung by the Schola Cantorum of the University of Florida under the direction of Dr. Edward Schaefer. The Gregorian propers of the day will be sung by a Women’s Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Donelson of Nova Southeastern University.

The Mass is part of a conference on the French Catholic Composer, Charles Tournemire.

The conference, entitled “Gregorian Chant and Modern Composition for the Catholic Liturgy: Charles Tournemire’s L’Orgue Mystique as Guide” is presented by The Church Music Association of America, in collaboration with Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the Church of the Epiphany in Miami, Florida. It includes recitals and papers by an international collection of performers and academics.

For more information, visit the conference website:

Questions about the Mass or the conference can be directed to Dr. Jennifer Donelson, assistant professor of music at Nova Southeastern University at or (954) 262-7610.
The Mass will be available on the internet via livestreaming at and also on iMass (app for iOS devices). To “tune in,” simply visit the website during the Mass time (7:30 p.m. EST.)  It will also be broadcast on Radio Paz at the same time (tune in to AM 830) with commentary in Spanish. 
There will be at three catechetical sessions connected with the Mass.These sessions will serve as an introduction to the Traditional Latin Mass and the customs of Candlemas. They are an excellent opportunity to ask questions of knowledgeable clergy.

Tuesday, January 31 – 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. – St. Augustine’s Catholic Church on the University of Miami campus. This session is open to young adults, aged college graduate to 39 and will be presented by Fr. Joseph Fishwick, longtime chaplain of the Latin Mass community in the Archdiocese of Miami.

Thursday, February 2 – 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Church of the Epiphany Parish Center. This session is open to high school and college students and will be presented by Fr. Christian Saenz, S.J., a newly ordained priest who teaches theology at Belen Jesuit Prep.

Thursday, February 2 – 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Church of the Epiphany Parish Center. This session is open to adults and families and will be presented by Fr. Christopher Marino, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel church in Miami.


The Archbishop has written a letter of welcome to the conference which may be viewed here: Archbishops Welcome Letter