Friday, November 21st, 2014
A Candid Interview with Byron Smith
He’s the secretary of Una Voce America, which today supports the training of diocesan priests in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, otherwise known as the Latin Mass. In the this wide-ranging, exclusive Regina Magazine interview, Byron Smith tells the astounding story of the many people — some famous, some obscure — who have labored long and hard for more than fifty years to bring this Mass to Catholics in North America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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