Archive for July, 2009

Workshop for the Laity in Birmingham, Alabama

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009


On behalf of Una Voce Northern Alabama, I am pleased to announce our first ever diocesan-wide workshop for the laity: “Introduction to the Extraordinary Form.” This free, daylong workshop will take place on Saturday, August 15–the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, at the Cathedral of St. Paul in downtown Birmingham. Fr. Justin Nolan, FSSP, will offer conferences on the theology and ritual of the Ancient Form of the Roman Rite of the Mass. The highlight of the day will be Solemn High Mass in the Cathedral. Lunch will be provided directly following the Mass.

During the conferences, Fr. Nolan will answer many frequently asked questions regarding the basics of the Traditional Latin Mass, such as:

-Why does the priest not face the people?
-Why is the Mass in Latin?
-How can I participate?
-What is Summorum Pontificum?
-What are Pope Benedict’s thoughts on the Extraordinary Form?

This event is free and open to the public–all are invited and no registration is required. However, we ask that you please RSVP online at to help us plan for the event. A nursery will be available if you wish to make use of it.

We have provided below a tentative schedule for the event and a flyer with all of the pertinent information. Please help us spread the word about this workshop by telling those who may be interested. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on August 15!

Ad Jesum per Mariam,

David Biddle, President
Una Voce Northern Alabama

The Traditional Latin Mass has returned to another parish in the San Francisco Archdiocese!

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The Traditional Latin Mass has returned to another parish in the San Francisco Archdiocese!

Trinity Sunday June 7th was the first monthly High Mass offered by Fr. William Young at Mater Dolorosa Church, 307 Willow Ave (& Miller), South San Francisco and was attended by over 200 souls.  My boys and I were honored to serve for Father, who has been quietly offering the Traditional Mass for some time now, and also offers the weekly 12:15PM Sunday Mass at St. Vincent’s Home for Boys in San Rafael, north of San Francisco. 

As I knelt in the sanctuary of Mater Dolorosa’s plain 1960’s interior, I was humbled by the quiet work of the young Filipino organizers who ensured the return of this “worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty” to their parish for “the praise and glory of His name” and “the benefit of all His Holy Church”.  The congregation was ethnically diverse, yet we could pray together in the ancient language of the Church.  This genuine and practical unity in the Faith has to be part of what Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI intends.  Domine, non sum dignus!

At the present, the monthly Mass at Mater Dolorosa will be 6:30PM on the 1st Sunday of each month.  For more information contact: Ando Perlas @ 650-892-5728

Slowly, but surely, the Traditional Mass is returning to San Francisco Bay Area parishes.

Fr. Jerry Brown, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood (Oakland diocese) offers a weekly 5PM Sunday Mass at his parish. 

Fr. Lawrence Goode, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, East Palo Alto continues to offer a weekly Mass 6PM every Friday.

 Fr. Jean Marie Moreau, ICKSP offers daily Masses at St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland and Fr. Pedro Ottonello, O.A.D, longtime and faithful chaplain, continues to offer three Masses a week at Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Santa Clara.  Fr. Moreau recently offered Masses at the historic California Missions of Santa Clara and San Jose (Fremont) as well as a Sunday High Mass at Five Wounds Portugese National Church in San Jose.

 Our Lord continues to increase His Grace, despite the unworthiness of the people of our time.  May we respond with an increase in faith, hope and charity!

— submitted by Doug Zeitz,  Una Voce Palo Alto, CA

Mater Ecclesiae’s Ninth Annual Solemn High Mass of the Assumption

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

On the Feast of the Assumption, Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 12 Noon, Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church will celebrate the Ninth Annual Mass of Thanksgiving at Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church, 43 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, New Jersey. The Solemn High Extraordinary Form of the Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal and will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

The Mass setting will be Missa Sancti Nicholai (1772) by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), conducted by Dr. Timothy McDonnell. The singing of the Gregorian Propers will be directed by our Cantor, Mr. Nicholas Beck.

The location of the Mass has changed this year due to ongoing renovations at the Cathedral in Camden.

For the ninth consecutive year, the Reverend Robert C. Pasley, KHS, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae, Berlin, NJ, will celebrate this Solemn Mass in thanksgiving for the canonical establishment of Mater Ecclesiae.

For more information, please call 856-753-3408 or visit the Mater Ecclesiae website.

Mater Ecclesiae is a Mission of St. Edward’s Parish, Pine Hill, in the diocese of Camden New Jersey. The Mission was established on October 13, 2000, the anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima. All Masses and Sacraments are celebrated according to the liturgical books of 1962.

UVSNV Announces more Growth for the TLM in Southern Nevada

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Father Philip O’Donnell will offer the traditional Latin Mass on the First Friday of the month at 7:00 PM; he has also celebrated a TLM on the feast of the Sacred Heart.
UNA Voce Southern Nevada is in the process of forming a schola with the help of Ramon Wals who also serves in the number two position of UNA Voce Southern Nevada. Mr. Wals has expertise in traditional Latin Music and chants.
Father Leo Slatterie (a retired Cistercian monk) continues to offer our weekly Ordinary Form Latin Mass on Sunday at 9:30 AM.
All of this would not have been possible without the dedication and support of the parish administrator (Father Jesse Cortes) who continues to offer both forms of the Mass in Latin, plus three other vernacular languages.
St. Bridget Parish in Las Vegas is blessed with three such wonderful priests who carry on the traditions of our faith. I feel this is the type of parish that would please the Holy Father.
Please feel free to spread this information to all who are interested.
— submitted by Ron Casey, Una Voce Southern Nevada

Time Change for Weekly Latin Mass in Lancaster, PA

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The Latin Mass community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania has announced a new Mass time. Effective immediately, the traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The new celebrant is Father Pang Tcheou, a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg.

TLM in Newark, NJ

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 259 Oliver Street, Newark, New Jersey, will hold a Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass in honor of its patroness, on the titular feast of the parish, July 16 at 12 noon. The Mass will be immediately followed by a procession with the Statue of Our Lady through the parish accompanied by a full symphonic Italian feast band and fireworks.