Latin Mass

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 3 days, 22 hours ago

    Description of one of the oldest surviving liturgical books for the traditional #Latin Mass: The Gellone Sacramentary of the late 700s.

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

    The new conventual church of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer (an order of Priests and Brothers dedicated exclusively to the Traditional #Latin Dominican rite, aka Dominican Usage of the Roman Rite, and customs), in Chéméré-le-Roi, in Mayenne, France, will be dedicated with a Pontifical Mass celebrated by the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Abp. Guido Pozzo, on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, Sep. 29, 2018.

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

    14 Sept: 11th Anniversary of #SummorumPontificum – Thank you, Benedict XVI!

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

    On September 8th, 2018, the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, Bishop Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth, UK, raised the #FSSP apostolate in Reading to the rank of a personal parish. The FSSP has served the #Latin Mass community in Reading, about 40 miles west of London, for seventeen years, and the community is now established as the Parish of St. John Fisher. The new parish, the FSSP’s first personal parish in the UK and only our fourth in Europe, will continue to function out of St. William of York Church until it finds a permanent home…

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 week, 4 days ago

    A new apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter #FSSP , at St Mary’s Parish in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, a few miles northwest of Philadelphia, began with Solemn traditional #Latin Mass #TLM on Sunday, September 9. Daily Latin Mass is now being offered at St Mary’s at 7:15 am Monday through Thursday and Saturday mornings. On Friday evenings, Mass is at 6:30. Sunday Masses are Low Mass at 8:30 am and High Mass at 11 am. In the linked photos, note the relatively young ages of most of the choir singers. #Millennials don’t have the 1960s hangups of the Boomer generation and were never exposed to the liturgical minimalism that was so widespread prior to the 1960s, so they are able to see the traditional Roman Rite as it was intended to be–and strive to realize that.

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

    Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM for the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, September 15 at 11:00AM, Most Precious Blood Church in Little Italy, New York City. Choir and orchestra will be directed by Charles Weaver, including music by Billoni and Monteverdi, as well as the #Gregorian #chant propers. (The celebrant is the former, recently-retired pastor of my Connecticut parish.)

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

    On the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14, the instructional choir of the Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Liturgy and the Schola Sancta of Marin County will sing a Missa Cantata at the church of St Sebastian Church, 373 Bon Air Road, Greenbrae, California USA (close to San Rafael in Marin County.). The Mass will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by a reception.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    The chapel of Ss Peter and Paul, 1435 East Southeast Loop, Tyler, Texas, USA will have a Solemn High traditional #Latin Mass #TLM on September 8th, the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin #Mary , celebrated in the presence of His Excellency Joseph Strickland, the bishop of Tyler. The Mass will begin at 10am

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

    The Cathedral of St Paul, 2120 Third Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama, USA will have a Traditional #Latin Sung Mass (aka the Extraordinary Form) on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, featuring William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices, offered for the healing and purification of the Church. The Mass will begin at 6:30 pm. Following the Mass, Adoration will be held through the night, from 8:30 pm to 8:30 am, as an act of reparation for the crimes of sexual abuse by the clergy; prayers will be offered each hour in English and Spanish.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15, the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Manhattan, New York City, will hold an All-Night Vigil of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. All are invited to join in prayer for the many necessities and intentions offered and placed before Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament, especially in reparation for the victims of sexual abuse by members of the Church, for the healing and purification of the Church. September 14th is also the eleventh anniversary of the motu proprio #SummorumPontificum , and the faithful are invited to prayer in thanksgiving Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI permission to every priest to offer the Mass, Divine Office and Sacraments in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite without restriction. See image for complete schedule.

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

    Bishop Saint Eugenius, after hearing that a synod in Rome under Pope Adrian I (aka Hadrianus, 772-795) had ordered the suppression of the #Latin #Ambrosian Rite: “O woe is me, what will I do? The world and its judge have died: the all the world’s teaching, all that hinders the vanities of this life has passed away! The beauty of the entire Church, Latin as well as Greek, is darkened! The good, the just, and the holy are cast away! The column of the Church, the foundation of the faith, the champion of justice, the lover of the word of God is brought low! A brilliant teacher, renowned for its experience in all the arts, has been crushed! A most excellent rite (mysterium mysteriorum, ‘sacrament of sacraments’) has perished”. (When Paul VI’s 1969 Roman Rite New Order of Mass was promulgated, no doubt many Roman Rite Catholics echoed these same sentiments! The linked article describes how the Ambrosian Rite survived. (Continued in comment below)

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    • Unfortunately, in the early 1970s the Ambrosian Rite also was reformed, imitating many of the novelties of the 1969 Roman Rite. However, just as with the Roman Rite, there are increasing Masses celebrated in Milan using the traditional Latin Ambrosian Rite.

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

    First Saturday sung Masses according to the #Dominican Rite (aka Dominican usage of the traditional #Latin Roman Rite) will be sung at the Priory of St. Albert the Great, Oakland California, USA, the house of studies of the Western Dominican Province, at 10:30 a.m., on the following Saturdays of the Fall Semester: October 6, 2018; November 17, 2018; December 1, 2018; February 2, 2019. The Mass will normally be that of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with Propers and Ordinary from the Dominican Gradual. The servers and schola will be composed of student brothers of the Western Dominican Province. The St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel is located at 6170 Chabot Road, Oakland, California 94618, with ample parking available on the street or the basketball-court parking lot.

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

    Bishop Ronald Gainer of the Diocese Of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA concerning the Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM , which is inspiring a boom of vocations in his diocese amongst very young men and women: “The emphasis there is on the transcendent glory of God…”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    From July 30 to August 3 St. Mary’s Church, Norwalk, Connecticut USA held its 11th annual Chant Camp for approximately 3 dozen children. The annual camp gives children the opportunity to learn about singing and reading #Gregorian #chant and to attend a daily Traditional #Latin Mass.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    The Northwest Indiana Latin Mass Community announces that, for the first time in years, the Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM will be regularly celebrated in a parish setting, at St Joseph’s Parish in Dyer, Indiana (Diocese of Gary). To begin, Masses will be on first Fridays at 7:00 pm; the Sung Mass will feature #Gregorian #chant and Renaissance choral polyphony. The church is located at 440 Joliet St., Dyer, Indiana USA.

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    This past summer, Mater Dei Parish, the #FSSP apostolate in Dallas, Texas, USA hosted a three-day conference for single young adults aged 20+ “…Over 90 young adults converged on Mater Dei from not only Texas, but all around the Midwest and Southwest: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Arizona were all represented. The itinerary of the conference, which ran from Friday, June 22nd, through Sunday, June 24th, included ( #Latin ) Mass, the Rosary and talks by Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Houck. Fr. O’Brien addressed topics related to Catholic culture and how to make the Faith a priority, and Fr. Houck spoke on the specific practices that we can adopt in order to live that Faith. A trip to a local park for kickball and other sports on Saturday provided an opportunity for recreation and fellowship, and a contra dance with a live band finished out the second day. The conference concluded on Sunday with Solemn High (Traditional #Latin ) Mass followed by a pancake breakfast…”

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

    (Today’s Epistle in the Traditional #Latin Mass, 14th Sunday after Pentecost) So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
    idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
    Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5:16-24)

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

    I think there is a tendency today to explain away SIN as a ‘psychological problem’. However, those who prefer the Traditional #Latin Mass—which completely effaces the personality of the priest—immediately will recognize how the 1969 New Order of Mass (Novus Ordo Missae) makes it very easy for a priest with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) to use—and abuse—the Mass as an outlet for this Disorder. Here are some of the traits of this Disorder, which so often are on full display during a typical Sunday Mass: A grandiose sense of self-importance; A desire for unwarranted admiration; A display of egotistical & conceited behaviors or attitudes. You can find articles elsewhere that link such personality traits to male homosexuality. SO HERE’S MY OWN ‘theoretical timeline’: 1960s Mass changed into priest-personality centric liturgy; Lex orandi, lex credendi: this radical change in Mass—the visible ‘face’ of Church—causes collapse in Belief (Credo), esp. Church teachings on sexual morality; this causes seminaries to be overrun almost instantly by homosexual & NPD culture; many of these men, ordained late 1960s-early 1980s, become majority of culprits in on-going scourge of sexual abuse by clergy. Full explanation of NPD in linked article.

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