Latin Mass

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 day, 1 hour ago

    One noteworthy thing about “traditionalist” Catholic communities, whether they be at a “canonically regular” parish like #FSSP , “canonically irregular” (NOT schismatic!) like #SSPX , or that rare parish that has the traditional #Latin Mass as its primary liturgy [e.g. St. Mary’s, Norwalk, Connecticut USA; St. John Cantius, Chicago, Illinois USA]: last week’s fiasco in Baltimore USA re American bishops was somewhat irrelevant. Why? Because “traditionalist” Catholics are quite accustomed to having little or no support from either our bishops or the Vatican. So, as former USA presidential candidate Hillary Clinton once famously quipped, “What difference does it make now?”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 days, 17 hours ago

    “Addressing the crisis of dwindling lay vocations, Fr. Donald Spenser of St. Lawrence Catholic Church anointed the Catholic Church’s first ever extraordinary ministers of reconciliation…The recent innovation comes after the Archdiocese began requiring at least four hours of confession per week at each parish… To accommodate for more confession time, several parishes have cancelled youth masses, particularly popular among the retired members of the parish.” I’m not surprised, since 80% of the youth have left and a growing number of those who remain are segueing to the #Latin Mass.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 4 days, 18 hours ago

    Photos of recent traditional #Latin #Requiem Masses

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 5 days, 18 hours ago

    #Latin Mass = artisan, craft liturgy: “…we are poised to join a puzzling trend of modern American Catholicism: the small but growing set of #Millennials finding a home in the [traditional #Latin ]Mass of Trent. This confuses our bishops…Millennials and “authenticity” go together…buying locally sourced food produced by old techniques, local craft beer and liquors, handmade products, and “artisanal” goods…This is why farmers’ markets, local butchers, and craft breweries have made a comeback. These people have not “sold out” to big farms or mass-produced meat or bland beer…Latin Mass Millennials view the liturgy as authentic in a way that the progressive stylings fashionable after Vatican II [1962-1965] are not…Embracing authentic Catholicism means not trying harder to sell the Faith through new liturgical gimmicks or pastoral compromises. It means presenting the Faith in full…And there is no more beautiful, uplifting, and authentically true way to do so than by a devout presentation of the ancient Latin Mass.”

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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 6 days, 8 hours ago

    On Friday, November 23, the feast of Pope St Clement I, His Excellency Terrence Prendergast, the Archbishop of Ottawa, Canada will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the traditional #Latin rite in his cathedral, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the parish of St Clement. St Clement, which is now run by the #FSSP , was one of the few churches that held on to the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass after the promulgation of the post-Conciliar reform. For a ten-year period, it was constrained to use the new rite, and did so according to the mind of the Council, with Latin, chant and worship ad orientem; in 1984, the traditional rite was restored, and has continued at St. Clement parish ever since.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 week ago

    Note how young most of the priests and servers are in these photos of traditional #Latin Masses for #AllSaints and #AllSouls

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 week, 5 days ago

    10 Years After #SummorumPontificum “The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a society of apostolic life that celebrates the traditional #Latin Mass, has seen significant growth in parishes over the past decade, fueled in large measure by Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 edict that expanded access to the old rite. Between 2007 and 2017, the fraternity, also known as the #FSSP , went from 68 to 104 priests and from 48 to 58 parishes or other locations in North America, according to data provided by the provincial office. Worldwide, the total number of FSSP priests now stands at 304, of whom 149 were ordained since the start of 2007…”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 week, 5 days ago

    Photo album of (mostly) traditional #Latin #Requiem Masses for #AllSouls Day

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    A #Convert Attends His First Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM : “…the first thing I was struck by was just how prayerful the atmosphere was…there was no chatter or socializing…it seemed like everybody was intentional and prayerfully #participating …people from all walks of life…offering themselves to something that was bigger…one of those reprieves from the relentless pursuit of self…How could the most prominent expression of our Faith change so dramatically in such a short period of time? How did we go from that to what is commonplace in the Church today?…How did we take something that had been in use for hundreds of years and then, with the wave of a hand, cast it aside and then force something so drastically different?…there are currents in the Church that are so fanatically committed to the new (1969) form of the Mass that they can’t tolerate the old form which had been instilled into generations of Catholics as the apex of their Faith…I invite you to check it out for yourselves…”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    “…The Traditional Mass is the essence, and most important element, of the entire Catholic Tradition. Get rid of the Mass and you can remake the Church into anything you desire. Attacks upon it are especially egregious for this reason… Priests and other workers in the sacristy at St. Peter’s are very well placed to see the evidence of the growing popularity of the Traditional #Latin Mass… the growing numbers of #young people who frankly don’t care about the opinions and the fruitless rants of the modernists. They simply go about the mission of rebuilding the Church from the Mass, upward and outward. They have prioritized first things first. They understand the Mass is the source and summit of everything else in their lives and are devoting their talents and energies to promoting the immemorial Mass at the heart of the Church in parishes all over the world…They will in the first place outlive those who now hold the reins of power…” http://thewandererpress.com/catholic/news/our-catholic-faith/a-leaven-in-the-world-the-good-news-within-the-bad-news/

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    “Two months after it has started offering the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (aka Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM ), St. Mary’s Church on Broadway (Providence, Rhode Island USA) is drawing more than 250 people to its two Sunday Masses. At the end of August, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a religious society which offers the Extraordinary Form, assumed leadership of the parish. The fraternity was invited to the Diocese of Providence by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.… #FSSP parishes place particular emphasis on education and the liturgy, according to Father John Berg, FSSP, the new pastor at St. Mary’s and a former superior general of the fraternity. The liturgy he said forms our idea of God and understanding of what it means to be Catholic. The FSSP also has a strong educational bent and sermons tend to be longer, diving into questions or morality or doctrine in order to better equip parishioners to explain their faith in a secular society…”

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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Photo album of Solemn #Vespers & Benediction—according to the Traditional #Latin Rite—as it was celebrated Sunday, November 4 at St. Mary’s, 669 West Avenue, #Norwalk , #Connecticut USA. This is sung to the proper #Gregorian chants by the parish men’s chant choir ‘Viri Galilaei’ on the First Sunday of every month at 5:00 p.m. http://sthughofcluny.org/2018/11/23993.html

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Solemn High traditional #Latin Mass for the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Archbasilica, On Friday, November 9th, at 7:00PM, hosted by Juventutem Boston, at St. Paul’s in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA. The celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Briody. After Mass, a social will be held for the young adults (ages 18-35) at a nearby restaurant.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    “Traditional Catholics have been criticized, even punished, for their supposed “disobedience” to the Second Vatican Council—although no text of binding force is ever produced from which they actually dissent—while large numbers of parishes around the world are run by clergy who do not hesitate to dissent from the most basic Church teachings… Yet the Church makes few public moves against these heretics, except by promulgating documents which nobody reads…cathedrals and churches are still being destroyed, desacralized, profaned by so-called “renovations.”… saddest of all is the constant closure of church after church, for lack of worshipers. After the Council’s opening to the world and the corresponding reinvention of the Mass…priestly and religious vocations suffered a collapse from which they have never recovered…schismatic traditionalists are thriving…traditional Mass parishes and oratories in union with the Pope are also growing…traditionalists will not go away…”

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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    in Brooklyn, New York USA on November 8

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    “…The (1969) Mass of Paul VI…was artificially Easternized by its architects, who had little or no respect for the #Latin tradition and had a strange but ill-informed craze for all things Byzantine…it was conceived in a textual test tube which was cerebral, abstract, and academic…it was all the rage to insist on the need or the desirability of an epiklesis (invoking Holy Spirit to change bread & wine in Body & Blood of Christ) for the anaphoras (eucharistic prayers), because the scholars were too caught up in their theories to admire the Roman Canon’s antiquity that predates the Macedonian heresy over the divinity of the Holy Spirit…” The Roman Canon’s LACK of epiclesis is one of several details that date it as the oldest surviving, complete Eucharistic prayer. Prior to 1969, the Roman Canon was THE ‘sine qua non’ of the Roman Rite.

    • What was the “Macedonian heresy?” And how exactly is it influencing RCC Liturgy today?

      • Aka Macedonianism, aka Pneumatomachian heresy: “The second ecumenical Council of Constantinople (AD 381) formally condemned the Macedonians and expanded the creed of Nicaea to affirm the Orthodox belief in the third person of the Trinity” **. Consequently all of the Eastern liturgies subsequently emphasized this belief by adding an epiclesis to their Eucharistic prayers (aka anaphoras). An example of such in the 1969 Mass is “Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray, by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall, so that they may become for us the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ” (from Eucharistic Prayer II). The more ancient Roman Canon is based on a more ancient theological concept, which predated the Macedonian heresy (and therefore there was no need to counteract that heresy), whereby the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ when the sacrifice is accepted by the Father: “…accept and bless these gifts, these offerings, these holy and unblemished sacrifices, which we offer you…graciously accept this oblation…bless, acknowledge, and approve this offering in every respect; make it spiritual and acceptable, so that it may become for us the Body and Blood of your most beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ” (from Roman Canon, aka Euchar…[Read more]

        • BTW most people are surprised to learn that the earliest form of what we can consider the Latin Roman Rite first was used in northern Africa—NOT in Rome! And St. Augustine of Hippo (now Annaba, Algeria in north-west Africa) was the first Church Father to write extensively in Latin, rather than Greek.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    The Parish of St Pius X, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield, Connecticut USA will celebrate the Feast of All Saints next Thursday with Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7:30 p.m. The celebrant will be the Rev. Richard G. Cipolla, retired pastor of St Mary’s Church, Norwalk, Connecticut; the Rev. Timothy Iannacone, parochial vicar of St Pius, as Deacon; the Rev Eric Silva as Sub-Deacon. This is part of a series of masses to introduce the Extraordinary Form, aka Traditional #Latin Mass, to the parish under the guidance of the Pastor, the Rev. Samuel Kachuba, with the assistance of Fr. Iannacone, who was ordained in 2017, and said his first mass as a priest in the Extraordinary Form as a son of St. Mary’s Parish, Norwalk

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