Archive for October, 2009

FSSP’s San Diego Apostolate Adds Fourth Sunday Mass

Friday, October 30th, 2009

One year after its official designation as a personal parish for the Latin Mass, St. Anne’s Church in San Diego has responded to increased attendance by adding a fourth Sunday Mass. Catholics in San Diego may now attend a Low Mass at 6:00 PM, in addition to Low Masses at 7:30 AM and 12:00 PM and a High Mass at 10:00 AM. The parish is served by Fr. Carl Gismondi, FSSP, Pastor, and Fr. Federico Masutti, FSSP, Associate Pastor. For more information, visit the parish website.

Solemn High Mass at Mission San Juan Bautista

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

On October 25, the Feast of Christ the King, the Latin Mass Community of San Juan Bautista will be blessed to host the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter’s Fr. James Fryar and his pilgrimage to the California Missions. Fr. Fryar will celebrate a Solemn High Mass for this important feast.

For more information, please visit the Monterey Traditional Latin Mass website.

Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass on All Souls Day in NYC

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

For All Souls Day, November 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan (37th St. and Broadway). His Excellency, James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, PA will celebrate the Mass from the Faldstool. The Rite of Absolution with catafalque will follow the Mass. The music will include Gregorian chant and Tomas Luis de Victoria’s Requiem Mass setting.

Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky Canonically Recognizes Latin Mass Community

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The Lexington, Kentucky apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter has been granted Community status, effective October 7, 2009 (the Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary). His Excellency Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Lexington, has enacted the statutes of the Regina Pacis Community of the Diocese of Lexington, thus creating a chaplaincy under which members of the Community may register in lieu of a parish. According to canon law, the chaplain of the Community serves as the pastor of its faithful. For more information, please visit the Lexington Latin Mass website.

Weekly Latin Mass Added at Camp Lejeune

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Fr. Jose Bautistarojas has announced that there will be a weekly Traditional Latin Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Community at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The first Mass will be Sunday, October 4 at 12:30 p.m. Masses will remain at 12:30 while CCD is in session, and will then be moved to 9:30 a.m. For more information, please call the parish office at (910) 451-3210.

Monthly Latin Mass Added in Diocese of Raleigh

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

A Mass in the Extraordinary Form is being offered at St. Mary’s Parish and Shrine in Wilmington, North Carolina on the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. The first of these, a Solemn High Mass, took place on Sunday, August 30, with the Reverend Paul M. Parkerson as principal celebrant. For more information, please visit the Diocese of Raleigh website.

First Extraordinary Form Mass in Montgomery, Alabama Draws 300

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

The first Extraordinary Form Mass held in Montgomery, Alabama in 40 years drew more than 300 faithful on Sunday, September 27. The congregation packed St. Peter’s Catholic Church and equaled the average number of faithful who attend the main Sunday Ordinary Form Mass at that church. For the full story, please visit the Una Voce Central Alabama website.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Schola Seeks Singers

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

The Te Deum singers of Lancaster, Pennsylvania are looking for additional members for their all-male Gregorian schola. The ensemble sings once a month for the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Anthony’s parish in Lancaster, as well as for other liturgical functions in the area. If you are interested in Gregorian chant and want to know more, please call (717) 295-9014 or email He who sings prays twice!