Posts Tagged ‘Una Voce’

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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Una Voce Southern Oregon Video Highlights the Extraordinary Form

Monday, August 19th, 2013

A five-minute video of highlights of the Holy Sacrifice held in Southern Oregon on August 4, 2013 with Fr. Adam Kotas celebrating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxztKrVub-c

Video courtesy of Una Voce Southern Oregon

 

Dennis L. McCoy, R.I.P.

Thursday, 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

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.

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

Wednesday, 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

NOTA Subscribers – October 2012

Wednesday, 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.

Traditional Mass Society/Una Voce Leader, William Robert Opelle, R.I.P.

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Mrs.  Joy Lanfranchi reports from Una Voce Orange County, CA:

Mr.  Bob Opelle, a longtime champion for the TLM, passed away Thursday, January 5 after a brief illness. He was in Hawaii, where he had been living with his wife for several years. He had served as a leader battling for the TLM many years ago when the fight was still new.

Una Voce America adds:

Mr. Opelle was President of the Traditional Mass Society, headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, for many years. The TMS was successor to the original Una Voce in the United States association that was founded and led by Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand. After von Hildebrand died in 1977, Bob diligently represented the U.S. at meetings of the international Una Voce Federation. The TMS produced a bimonthly newsletter that focused on raising consciousness of Catholics of their liturgical patrimony. Bob led national petition drives to awaken the Curia to the desires, and indeed the rights, of Catholics to have access to the traditional Mass. His final petition effort netted nearly 50,000 names and was placed directly into the hands of Pope John Paul II in 1994 by Bob himself.

I had the honor of meeting Bob while in Huntington, CA for the UVA leadership conference there in 2002. He very graciously took me on a private tour of the beautiful San Juan Capistrano area, culminating in a visit to the Mission there, and made sure I would have a place to sit for Mass on Sunday morning in the crowded historic chapel.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.

Thank you, friend.

Byron Smith,
Secretary, Una Voce America

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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