Latin Intensive Program to Aid Priests, Religious, and Seminarians in August 2013

May 5th, 2013

From August 4-10, 2013, Belmont Abbey College will host Veterum Sapientia, an intensive week-long ecclesiastical Latin program aimed largely at priests, religious, and seminarians. The program will offer a unique, guided exploration of the most important categories of writing that make up the Church’s Latin patrimony, with exercises ordered toward helping participants grow in their understanding of the mechanics of the language and internalize new vocabulary through active use. Staff will include head instructor Fr. Reginald Foster, who served as chief Vatican Latinist for nearly 40 years and is arguably the best Latinist in the world.

For more information, visit the program’s website or Facebook page.

Dennis L. McCoy, R.I.P.

April 25th, 2013

Dennis L. McCoy, age 72 of Long Prairie, formerly of Sauk Centre, died Monday, April 22, 2013 surrounded by his family at the Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. John Paul Erickson officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. A Rosary will be prayed at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. with parish prayers held at 6 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Dennis Lee McCoy was born September 3, 1940 in Mitchell, South Dakota to Ronald and Marie (Sullivan) McCoy. He graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1958 and went on to Mankato State the following year. In 1959, he started working at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the daily newspaper in Sioux Falls, where he met his future bride, Dorothy McDonald. The couple was united in marriage on June 17, 1961 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In 1961, they moved to Minnesota and operated the Brooten Review. Along with his brothers, Dennis started the Dairyland Peach in 1967. Together, they ran the Dairyland Peach until the early 1980′s. In 1981, he founded the Neumann Press, a classic Catholic book publishing company.

He was a former member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. His faith was very important to him. Dennis founded the Central Minnesota Chapter of Una Voce, a group dedicated to the promotion and support of the traditional Latin Mass, in union with Rome.

submitted by John Dick
Una Voce St. Paul & Minneapolis

FSSP 25th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Rome, Oct. 14-23

April 10th, 2013

Fr. John Brancich, FSSP, will lead a pilgrimage to Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, and Assisi in October 2013 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Get details about the pilgrimage here.

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

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.

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 …