Latin Mass

  • “On the feast of St John the Baptist, His Excellency Glen Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, celebrated a solemn Pontifical Mass in the traditional #Latin rite at the cathedral of the Immaculate Conception…We can all take encouragement once again from the fact that none of the people who are making the effort and commitment to put this together are old enough to be doing so from any sense of “nostalgia”; what we see here is a true and sincere love for the richness of our Catholic liturgical tradition…” PHOTOS at link

  • #FSSP Houston Aims to Expand “…Begun in 2011 and formally erected as a personal parish on August 15th, 2013, Regina Caeli Parish moved from temporary quarters to donated land on October 29th, 2016, the day that His Eminence Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, blessed the newly built St. Athanasius Chapel Hall. The move kicked off an era of new growth for the parish, and it now finds itself in rather dire need of more classroom and meeting spaces as it struggles to accommodate all its activities in the limited square footage available in the Hall. But Fr. Charles Van Vliet, pastor of Regina Caeli, has a plan. After all, he’s done this before, having overseen the construction of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, which was built from the ground up and completed in 2010. The future Blessed Solanus Casey Gatehouse is the solution he has in mind…”

  • “Solemn and lofty celebrations; intense training; beautiful, contemplative #Gregorian #chant , new friendships and a warm atmosphere—this is the short summary of the international liturgical workshops „Ars Celebrandi”, launched July 12th at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows in Licheń (Poland)…About 200 people from Poland and a dozen or so countries around the world, including Estonia, Latvia, Germany, France, Byelorussia, or even South Korea, learn to celebrate the Mass in the extraordinary form (Traditional #Latin Mass) of the Roman rite (priests), serve it (altar servers), or sing (male and female Gregorian chant consorts)… The visit of the high-ranking Vatican prelate, Archbishop Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (responsible for Catholics attached to the traditional liturgy around the world), will be the most important event of this year’ edition. On July 18 he will celebrate a pontifical Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń…Daily releases and photo galleries are being published on Facebook and Instagram.”

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

    “…Finding a robust Catholic Mass community that actually owns a parish, makes the #TLM Traditional #Latin Mass the centerpiece of the parish and not as an aside to the (1969) Novus Ordo, preaches powerful and yet understandable sermons, and is in a parish church that is large enough to allow regular mobility and movement is difficult to find…”

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

    Photos of a c. 1910 portable Mass kit that once belonged to a World War I chaplain. “This compact gear meant to be carried through mud and bullets, is more complete and more appropriate than what one might find in many peace-time sacristies today!”

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 3 days, 11 hours ago

    Just-published album of photos for #CorpusChristi as it was celebrated this year at the #FSSP apostolate in Rome, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, where Fr. John Berg, FSSP Superior General at the time, celebrated the Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM and led a glorious procession:

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 5 days, 4 hours ago

    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Newark, New Jersey USA will celebrate a Solemn High Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM on the eve of the patronal feast day of this parish, this Sunday, July 15th, starting at 5:00 p.m. Following Mass there will be a grand procession with a statue of Our Lady and a full symphonic brass band, and the streets of the parish will host an Italian festival with live entertainment. The church is located at 259 Oliver Street; there is ample parking on premises.

  • Stacy A. posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 6 days, 3 hours ago

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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 6 days, 19 hours ago

    PICTURES: Archbishop McMahon celebrates Old Rite ordination at Warrington, England UK

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

    “From Thursday the 28th of June through Sunday the 1st of July took place the 1st edition of the Family Retreat ‘Vayamos Jubilosos’ for people attached to the Traditional #Latin Liturgy of the Roman Rite in Spain. This is the first time ever that such an initiative to deepen the knowledge of the Mass of Ages and the values and principles of Christendom occurred in Spain. In addition to the lectures for adults and the parallel educational activities and talks specifically designed for the participating children, the retreat participants were given the chance to attend Mass every day, either at one of the Low Masses celebrated by the priests present at the event, or at the daily Solemn High Mass, which was the spiritual core of the day…”

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

    “…many Catholic liturgies today lack any sense of transcendent mystery and that this sense of the transcendent is what piques a person’s interest and makes them say, “Huh. Now THAT was interesting. I wonder what the meaning behind that was?”—and then they want to learn more. …Before one can even will to learn about something, that thing must first grab one’s interest by some inherently attractive element… does anybody feel a desire to learn more about something that is boring and uninspiring?…if I tell my friend to go visit their local parish and they see an ugly, minimalistic building decorated with the most horrific examples of post-modern decor, coupled with a ridiculous, limp-wristed liturgy, sappy music—presided over by a bunch of elderly women—with a pathetic homily by a socially awkward priest where the fundamentals of the Christian Gospel are not only diminished but are absolutely indistinguishable…then, what on earth would possibly possess that person to want to “learn more” about the ludicrous carnival they’ve just sat through?…”

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

    A busy week of activity in the Tuscan city of Florence has reached another successful conclusion with the ordination of four more men to the priesthood to join the many other Canons of the Institutum Christi Regis Summi Sacerdotis (Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest). Photo album at link: https://lmswrexham.weebly.com/news-blog/institute-of-christ-the-king-sovereign-priestly-ordinations-2018

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

    “… #SummorumPontificum …is, then, “above” the mere liturgical dispositions of the #Latin Church. It is a legal revolution…The age of the “indult” is over; the age of mere “episcopal generosity” is over: Summorum is a true liturgical Bill of Rights for all the priests of the Latin Church. Dear Priests of the entire world, cherish and make full and good use of this document: it is not the property of “estranged minorities”; it is not the domain of “nostalgic clerics”; it belongs to all of you, it is your charter of liturgical freedom.”

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

    On Sunday, July 29, Blessed Sacrament Parish in Madison, Wisconsin USA will host Fr James Dominic Rooney, OP; starting at 2pm, he will speak for about 30 minutes on #SummorumPontificum and reasons for having the Mass in the older rite, the uniqueness of the Dominican Rite (aka Dominican Usage of the Roman Rite) and some practical tips for how to participate in the older rite of the Mass, and then take questions for about 15 minutes. He will then celebrate a Sung Mass in the Dominican Rite at 3 pm, which will be followed by a reception.

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

    On Saturday, June 30, 2018, newly-ordained Fr Peter Lee celebrated his first Mass as a Solemn Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM ‘coram episcopo’ in the Presence of the Bishop in Cappa Magna. This liturgy includes some very interesting moments in our Roman Rite: The Bishop recites the prayers at the foot of the altar together with the celebrant, with the other ministers saying the responses; the Bishop reads all the proper antiphons (Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, Offertory, Communio) as well as the Gloria at the Throne from a second Missal; the Bishop blesses the incense at the Throne, which is then brought to the celebrant at the altar; the Bishop gives the blessings to the subdeacon and deacon after the Epistle and before the Gospel respectively; at the Offertory, the subdeacon turns toward the Throne and asks the Bishop to bless the water to be added to the chalice; the Bishop kneels at the center of the sanctuary for the consecrations, thus the subdeacon moves to the Epistle side; and, the Bishop gives the final blessing. **PHOTO ALBUM at link.

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

    Sermon for Last Sunday as Pastor of St. Mary’s, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA “…I came across a paperback translation of Flaubert’s ‘Three Tales’…It tells the story of an illiterate peasant, whose name is Felicité…The story assumes and takes place in a thoroughly Catholic culture, a culture that is far from ideal, but yet one in which an illiterate peasant serving girl could go to daily ( #Latin ) Mass and grasp in some way what this was about, because it was there for her. No Daily Missal, none of the means of reduction of the Mass to something to be intellectually understood. She was simple of heart, and so she understood in a way that we can no longer understand. One is here reminded of Romano Guardini’s statement towards the end of his life that man is no longer capable of worship…But Felicité, the illiterate maid with a simple heart, was able to understand, and it is that simple ability to understand that has been nearly destroyed in the past fifty years by the liturgical iron curtain that holds our Catholic people in secular bondage…”

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  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 week, 6 days ago

    The re-issued Winter 2014 edition of Regina Magazine contains many article about the Traditional #Latin Mass #TLM in Germany

  • Christopher Schaefer posted an update in the group Group logo of Latin MassLatin Mass 1 week, 6 days ago

    Pro Missa Tridentina is an association of Catholic lay people of German-speaking countries, who are united to the celebration of Mass and other sacraments in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite. The aim of the Lay Association is to promote the daily celebration of liturgy in the traditional #Latin rite according to the motu proprio ” #SummorumPontificum ” in all German-speaking dioceses. Twice a year, the organization publishes ‘DOMINUS VOBISCUM’ magazine, a German language publication which contains articles on issues of liturgy and faith.

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