Posts Tagged ‘Catholic liturgy’

Regina Magazine: Interview with Una Voce America’s, Byron Smith

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Update: The Latin Mass in America Today

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.
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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.

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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.

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

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.”
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Our Lady of Clear Creek Monastery: Gregorian Chant Weekend November 2011

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Gregorian Chant Weekend 2011
November 11, 12 & 13

Gregorian initiation, starting right from the beginning.
Learn to sing also:
Compline
Mass Chants
Propers
Ordinary: Kyriale 10, 11
Accomodation available:
Women, at the Log cabin; Men, at the guest house of the new monastery and in the oratory building of the old monastery.
The weekend begins after 6 pm Vespers on Friday, November 11, at the monastery.
It will conclude with a picnic after Sunday Mass.

Gregorian Chant Weekend, registration form and details

Una Voce Ventura Conference, September 2011

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Una Voce Ventura Conference, Saturday, September 10, 2011

Conference: “Applying the Fruits of the Extraordinary Rite to Family Life”

The manifest fruits of the Mass of Ages can provide a solid foundation for the spiritual life of your family. In this one-day conference, our two distinguished speakers will address what Catholic families can do and gain from a deeper appreciation of the traditional Latin Mass. Deep experience has shown that the reverence, solemnity, quiet and beauty of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite can produce rich spiritual growth and foster the formation of saints.
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Santa Clara Choir Makes Ancient Music Live for New Generations

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Oratory in Santa Clara

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.

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