FSSP Low Mass five day workshop: May 13th to 17th

April 1st, 2013

The FSSP has announced their next training opportunity for priests to learn the traditioinal Latin Mass:  May 13th to 17th.

The workshop includes:

A comprehensive introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and its liturgical principles
• An overview of the 1962 Roman Missal and liturgical calendar
• A complete explanation and demonstration, with practical hands-on instruction, in the ceremony of Low Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal
• Tips and strategies for gaining proficiency in Latin
• An introduction to Sung Mass and Gregorian Chant

Financial assistance is available for priests in need of support.

More details can be found here.

Please make every effort to encourage priests in your diocese to participate.

FSSP Mens Retreat, Atlanta Diocese, June 8th

April 1st, 2013

Father Keifer, FSSP, will offer a one day mens retreat on Saturday, June 8th in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.   For details see Una Voce Georgia.

John Blewett, R.I.P.

February 18th, 2013

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mr. John Blewett, who entered into eternal life February 8, 2013. Mr. Blewett served as vice president of Thomas Aquinas College for 18 years and was also the longtime editor of Latin Mass Magazine, among many other accomplishments. Una Voce Ventura has graciously shared photos of Mr. Blewett’s solemn requiem Mass, which was celebrated in the chapel at Thomas Aquinas College.
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Traditional Latin Mass at Mission San Buenaventura Set to End

January 30th, 2013

After 15 years, the traditional Latin Mass community at one of California’s missions has been asked to find a new home. The newly assigned pastor of Mission San Buenaventura has informed the faithful that the Sunday 1:30 PM Latin Mass will need to be discontinued. Una Voce Ventura requests your prayers for a satisfactory resolution to this situation. Full story >

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

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

Bp. Joseph Perry to offer Pontifical High Mass following the 2013 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

December 4th, 2012

At the close of the 40th annual March for Life, Friday, January 25, 2013 at  6:00 p.m., Bishop Joseph Perry will offer a traditional Latin Mass at St. Mary Mother of God church in Washington, D.C.  All are invited to participate and spread the news about this event.

More details …

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

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

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

NOTA Subscribers – October 2012

October 17th, 2012

To Subscribers of Una Voce America’s publication, NOTA:

We have had a number of challenges this year which have caused several delays in the publication of NOTA for 2012.  We are happy to report that the Fall 2012 issue is in printing and will be mailed out soon.

New subscribers can expect to receive the appropriate number of issues beyond this year.  We have also moved international (outside of North America) subscriptions to email-only delivery.  The cost of surface postage per issue is more than what we receive in an individual annual subscription rate.

Thanks very much for your patience and for your continued support of our apostolate.

Abp Cordileone Offers Pontifical High Mass on Opening of New Carmel

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.”
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