Friday, November 21st, 2014
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.
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.
President, Una Voce Southern Nevada
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.
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.”
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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 >
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.
With permission of Carolyn Schuk, Santa Clara Weekly:
Michael Hey was four years old when the Roman Catholic Church convened the Second Vatican Council. So you can hardly describe his love for western Christianity’s traditional Latin liturgy and music as a die-hard’s nostalgia for the past.
And you can’t say it about the choir he directs every Sunday at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Oratory in Santa Clara, either. The famous 1962-1965 gathering of leaders of the Roman Catholic Church – the world’s largest single Christian body – was long over by the time most of Hey’s singers were born. Arguably, these days the reactionaries are their tambourine-toting, Birkenstock-shod, stuck-in-the-70s baby boomer parents.
The recently retired Cisco engineer began singing Gregorian chant with Palo Alto’s St. Ann Choir (www.stannchoir.org) and its director, Stanford professor and early music titan Dr. William Mahrt, at Our Lady of Peace. The Santa Clara parish celebrated a traditional Latin mass on Saturday evening for many years.
When the traditionalist Oratory of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (www.institute-christ-king.org/santaclara) acquired the historic Elim church on Homestead Road, Santa Clara’s Latin mass made its home there and the choir brought its talents to the chapel’s 9:30 a.m. liturgy. The Oratory now celebrates four Latin masses every Sunday.
With support over the years from St. Ann choir member David Webb, the Oratory’s choir is now a capable group of about a dozen with a solid repertory of Gregorian chant and medieval and Renaissance polyphony.
“These young people love good music and they see the importance of worshipping in a reverent way,” explains Hey. “There are now there are so many resources available online that there’s no excuse for not doing this music.”
*”Mass” is the principal worship service of the Roman Catholic Church. The name derives from the final words of the liturgy: Ite missa est, deo gratias.
Universæ Ecclesiæ, the long-awaited instruction on the application of Summorum Pontificum, was released on Friday, May 13, 2011, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.