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Robert Quagan, R.I.P. (1958-2015)

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Robert Quagan, husband of Chrstine Quagan,chairwoman of Una Voce Boston, passed away Saturday evening, on the Feast of the Assumption.  His Requiem Mass was celebrated this morning at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes in Newton Highlands, Ma. by Fr. Charles Higgins with Fr. Joseph Santos of Providence as Deacon and Fr. Thomas Kocik of Fall River as Subdeacon.
In addition to his efforts to promote the traditional Mass, Rob was one of the men who revitalized the Holy Name Society at Holy Trinity Church in Boston.  At a time – pre-Summorum Pontificum – when any overt efforts to promote the TLM were regarded with fear and suspicion by the chancery, the HNS was an important organization for men of a traditionally-Catholic orientation in the Archdiocese to meet and deepen their faith.   Trained as an architect, Rob was an especially eloquent exponent of traditional Catholic church architecture and was a stalwart in the long struggle to try and save Holy Trinity Church.
Full obituary: http://www.currentobituary.com/ShowObit.aspx?id=182013&member_id=67
Rob was a true Catholic Gentleman, a good father and husband, and a loyal friend.  His life exemplified the Christian Virtues, and especially those of Fortitude, Faith, Hope, and Charity during his three-year illness. In your charity please pray for the repose of his soul, and for the intentions of his family.
Requiescat in pace.
Allen Maynard
Una Voce Rhode Island

Missa Cantata for Feast of the Assumption at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Msgr. Anthony Spinoza, rector of the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, will celebrate a Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Assumption on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. Music will be provided by the Schola Basilicorum and the St Cecilia Chorale. The Basilica is located at 2759 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson, Ohio. Learn more about the shrine here >

Bill Murray ‘misses’ the Latin Mass

Friday, November 21st, 2014

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2014/11/21/billy-murray-misses-the-latin-mass/

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf to offer Solemn High Mass at St. Paul’s in Cambridge, MA, April 25

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Una Voce NH:  Fr. John Zuhlsdorf will be offering a Solemn High Mass on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at St. Paul’s in Harvard Square (corner Bow & Arrow Sts., Cambridge, MA). Confessions and the Holy Rosary begin at 4:45pm. Mass for the Feast of St. Mark will start at 5:15pm.

This will be the first Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Boston since the beginning of the post-Vatican II era.

Seminarians from St. John’s in Boston will be assisting at Mass: John Cassani as Deacon and Pat Fiorillo as Subdeacon.

The Boston Archdiocesan Choir school, the only Catholic boys choir school in the country, will be singing their first Extraordinary Form Mass, complete with sacred polyphony.

Deacon Cassani and Mr. Fiorillo are seminarians of the Archdiocese of Boston.  Fr. Zuhlsdorf is a priest of the suburbicarian diocese of Velletri-Segni in Rome.

Following Mass at 7:15pm, Fr. Z, who writes wdtprs.com, one of the most popular Catholic blogs on the web, will deliver a lecture in DiGiovanni Hall.

Latin-English Missals will be provided.

This event is co-sponsored by Una Voce Boston College, the Harvard Latin Mass Society, and Juventutem Boston.

Thanks to Una Voce New Hampshire for this report.

Extraordinary Form Latin Mass to be Offered Every Week in Las Vegas

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Una Voce Southern Las Vegas is pleased to announce that effective immediately, there will be a weekly  Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form celebrated at St. Bridget Roman Catholic Church, 220 North 14th Street, Las Vegas, NV.

The Mass wil be celebrated by priests of the diocese of Las Vegas. Mass time is Saturday evening at 7:00 PM; this Mass will satisfy your Sunday obligation.

For the past three years, Las Vegas has had a monthly Mass. The parish administrator (Father Jesse Cortes) has been very supportive of the Traditional Latin Mass, and has been the celebrant many times. Representatives of Una Voce Southern Nevada petitioned Father for  weekly Mass and he accepted our request.

We are currently seeking priests in good standing to also help celebrate the Mass.

Ron Casey
President, Una Voce Southern Nevada

Abbot Zielinski named to Pontifical Congregation: “The Tridentine Mass is the missing link”

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Pope Benedict named U.S. Benedictine Abbot Christopher M. Zielinski to a staff assignment with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.

The Old Rite [is] a living treasure of the Church and also should provide a standard of worship, of mystery, and of catechesis toward which the celebrations of the Novus Ordo must move. In other words, the Tridentine Mass is the missing link. And unless it be re-discovered in all its faithful truth and beauty, the Novus Ordo will not respond to the organic growth and change that has characterized the liturgy from its beginning.

http://www.news.va/en/news/other-pontifical-acts-252

Pastor takes year-long sabbatical to promote the Tridentine Mass

Monday, November 12th, 2012

After a decade of shepherding the faithful at St. Patrick’s Parish in Ripon, Father Peter Carota is moving on to the next chapter of his spiritual service to the Lord.

“I want to start a Catholic Church television station that has the Latin Mass every day. That’s my dream,” he said.

Like the early pioneers who came west in search of their dream – “we don’t know where we’re going but we’re on our way,” was their common refrain – Father Carota is on his way to fulfill his dream although, he admits, “I don’t know how that’s going to happen.”

But that’s exactly what he intends to do during his year-long sabbatical, to learn how he can put that into effect. He will be traveling to visit monasteries that offer the Latin Mass as the focal point of their spiritual life. Among the monasteries he plans to visit is the Clear Creek Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and another monastery in Wyoming.

Two years ago, he wanted to start an order of priests who would “go around and tell everybody all the beauty and all the sacredness of the Tridentine Mass which I just discovered five years ago,” he said. “So that’s why I asked for a sabbatical year to do this.”

“I hope and pray that there will be a holy priest here that will continue preaching the gospel, and that will continue having the Latin Mass here, and that someday there will be a beautiful church back there,” he said, referring to the 22 acres that the church purchased a few years ago and where a chapel has been built. A new rectory is also now part of that property.

“I have grown in these ten years. Hopefully you have too. Five years ago, the Pope encouraged saying of the Latin Mass again. Since saying it these last five years, I have truly understood my priesthood in a totally deeper way as being sacrificial. Above all, I love the reverence and sacredness of this mass. Jesus is God and truly present in Holy Communion. Therefore we should kneel and receive Him with all reverence that God deserves. This mass is only concerned with adoring God…. Please pray for me, and thank you for all you have done for me. Thank you to all who have taken seriously your spiritual growth as Catholics. With your help, the parish has a great future with the 22 acres.”

Read more here

Abp Cordileone Offers Pontifical High Mass on Opening of New Carmel

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

On September 212, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone offered a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Tridentine Rite to celebrate a new foundation of the Discalced Carmelites in the Diocese of Oakland.
“Today we rejoice and give thanks to the Carmelite sisters who are establishing their enclosure with this Mass,” Archbishop-designate Cordileone said in his homily. “You have left the world to seek the more perfect life, the life of single-hearted perfection in union with Christ. Your life is a more perfect life because it is in anticipation of the life of heaven. You leave the world to be exclusively with our Lord. Your prayers sanctify us and bless us.”
Read more here

Summorum Pontificum, 5 Years Later

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

How has Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio “Summorum Pontificum” increased the availability of the ancient Mass in the United States? National Catholic Register writer Trent Beattie explores this topic in an article that features extensive commentary by Mary Kraychy, executive director of the Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei. Read the article >

Diocese of Oakland Establishes New Carmel

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

On July 24, five cloistered Carmelite nuns arrived in Canyon, California where their new foundation – Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – is being established. The nuns left the Carmelite monastery in the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska because that community had exceeded its limit of 21 women. In their beautiful new setting in the Diocese of Oakland, the five nuns hope to build a full monastery, capable of housing 21 community members. For more on this story, please visit Cal Catholic Daily.