Wednesday, December 31, 2008
- Domine, da mihi hanc aquam >> On Spiritual Directors (Fr. Philip Neri Powell, O.P., Ph.D.)
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Nel cammino della vita...along the path of life
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Vespers and Te Deum from St. Peter's Basilica
- WDTPRS >> 31 Dec & 1 Jan: Plenary Indulgences for the faithful
- WDTPRS >> Holy Father's 1st Vespers live
- Damian Thompson: Holy Smoke >> The Guardian and Radio 4 team up for a gruesome study of the Virgin Birth (Or, it was a miracle AND a mystery called the "Incarnation" as Saints Luke, Matthew and the Church state...)
- NCRCafe.org >> New Year's resolution: Make 2009 the 'Year of Africa' (John L. Allen, Jr.)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Rumour Watch: New Maestro of the Sistine Chapel for Lent?
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Solemn Mass Celebrated Today in Mexico City's Cathedral
- The New Liturgical Movement >> An Incredible Tool for Teaching the Mass and its Ceremonies
- Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> All is calm, all is bright - 'it don't matter what they say!'
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Vocation's Day on January 3rd, 2009 at Old Saint James Parish Church in Charles Town, WV (Canons Regular of New Jerusalem)
The Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem, established by then-Archbishop Raymond Burke of La Crosse, WI, will host a Vocation's Day on Saturday, January 3rd at the Old St James Parish Church on George Street, Charles Town, WV. This religious community celebrates the Liturgy in the traditional Latin form (Extraordinary form).If you know anyone who may be interested in attending, please email this notice on to them.
The day will commence at 8:00 AM and end at 1:00 PM and will include Mass. Youths or adults who are interested or who may be discerning a vocation to the priesthood are cordially invited to attend. Attendees are asked to bring a lunch and to indicate their desire to attend by sending an e-mail to Mrs. Schau (theschaus "at" hotmail "dot" com) before noon on Friday, January 2nd.
There will be a Reception Brunch on Sunday, January 4th after the 9:30 AM High Mass in the Social Hall of St James (New) at the Crosswinds (Charles Town, WV)
There is a home school visit with the Canons scheduled for Tuesday, January 6th (the Feast of the Epiphany) after the 10:00 AM Mass in the Social Hall of St James at the Crosswinds (Charles Town, WV).
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Developments in Hungary: Hungarian Bishop Celebrates Usus Antiquior
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: transferring Epiphany for the TLM to Sunday (two Latin Rite calendars so nobody is going to be happy...)
- Whispers in the Loggia >> For Bishop Barry, A Family Affair (Aux. Bishop Knestout of D.C.)
Here is the regional holy day schedule I put together. Some area Churches have their Holy Day schedules in PDF format. You might wish to check these to see if a TLM is being celebrated. Saint Alphonsus has an 11:30 Mass on January 1st, but there is no mention of whether it is a TLM or a Mass in the Ordinary Form.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Over the past year, many new and exciting things have occurred by God's Grace. I began to receive emails from friends of TLM-MD who apprised me of new and fascinating developments. For example, a TLM was scheduled for St. Bartholomew's Church in Manchester, MD and I publicized that (more Masses at Saint Bartholomew's are scheduled in the future). A dear friend in WV has kept me up-to-date on the situation at Saint James the Greater Church in Charles Town, WV. Over the Christmas season this year, TLM Masses were celebrated at both Saint James Church in CharlesTown and at Saint Peter's Church in Harper's Ferry, WV. It appears that the TLM community in WV is growing!
A friend notified me recently of a weekly Mass at Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck (near Leonardtown, MD). This is in addition to Mass at Saint Francis de Sales in Benedict, MD. More recently still, I have heard from another friend of a Mass on the Eastern Shore to be celebrated in Delmar, DE at Holy Redeemer Church. This is set for February of 2009, but if the crowd is large, it will hopefully grow to be a weekly Mass. Laus Deo! I know how much the Lower Eastern Shore wants a TLM!
In addition to these Masses, the TLM returned to Lancaster, PA at St. Anthony of Padua Church. More and more "search strings" listed on my Sitemeter revealed that the name of the blog was getting out, BUT that people wanted to know the status of the TLM in PA, in northern Virginia, in DC, DE and then in Richmond and points west or south. To accommodate these requests, I have added more and more Masses in the Menu of Weekly TLM Masses found in the right menu bar just under the image of the TLM. The list is now up to 21. Needless to say, in many cases, I would not be aware of these Masses if friends had not apprised me of their initiation or of their status!
In a magnificent recent development, the TLM was celebrated at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. A story appeared in the Washington Times, and a gorgeous photo appeared on the front page of the December 18th edition of The Wanderer newspaper. I even linked to the story that appeared in the Mountain Echo, the Mount's own university newspaper.
To assist others, I added a Menu Bar within the "blue" header of this blog. The hyperlinks lead to key information that is searched often. Many recognize these embedded links and quickly get to the information they need with one click. Others are not aware of this menu "set up" and fail to utilize it. That is sad...it is meant to assist you!
As I found new and exciting links and blogs, I have added more and more of these to the Right Menu bar under the listing of Masses. The Blogroll and Website Favorites has some fascinating sites which are searched often. These include amazing blogs, great collections of links to Religious Orders, magnificent collections of books, etc. I am humbled that so many come here to search for Religious Orders or Monasteries. May it please God that even one soul is directed to a site which will bring a vocation!
I will continue this blog if it continues to fill a need. I know that there is a TLM Mass at the National Shrine in D.C., but I have never received information on when it is scheduled and if it is scheduled weekly. I also know that Georgetown University has a TLM in the Copley Crypt, but I never get feedback on when that Mass is scheduled. Your information is of great value!
I rely on your feedback for updates. I ask only that these be in the PA-MD-DE-DC-VA-WV region. I am totally dependent on information; this is a "clearinghouse" for the region or so it would seem. The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day TLM schedule I posted yielded the highest "hit total" ever on this blog site. The counter was off the chart for three full days!
If you have information on TLM Masses in the DC region, please advise me! I rarely hear about the Masses at Saint Bernadette's Church in Silver Spring, for example, although this is a popular search item.
May it please God, I pray I have aided in your search in some small way!
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Chants of the Mass: A Free Online Tutorial for Priests
- WDTPRS >> Gainesville, VA (D. of Arlington): 6 January - Solemn TLM (Note: Holy Trinity Church in Gainesville is listed in the TLM Menu to the right)
- Charlotte was Both >> Under Flannery's eye (you know that if it is about O'Connor, I will post it here)
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> Big Science, Little Consequence (R.R. Reno)
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The Crucified One: "the only point that counts"
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Bishop Peter J. Elliott, Pontifical Mass and Conference upon Benedict's New Liturgical Movement in Hong Kong
Sunday, December 28, 2008
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Music Without Borders
- WDTPRS >> Boston Globe interview McBrien
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: 1 January Mass obligation and SSPX chapel
- WDTPRS >> A recipe for falling away from the Catholic Church
- WDTPRS >> National Catholic Reporter: undermining your faith yet again (Fr. John Zuhlsdorf)
Saturday, December 27, 2008
- The New Liturgical Movement >> An Extra-ordinary Form (Fr. Thomas Kocik)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Closed Musical Societies (part II with link to part I)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Sacred Music and the New Evangelism (part III with links to part I and II)
- WDTPRS >> WSJ review of a book on Vatican II and rupture (RED comment alert)
Friday, December 26, 2008
The blogger, "Hound," unfortunately, saw the jpeg image posted on the internet somewhere and wrote it up as a humorous story. As the link above shows, he has no idea where to obtain one!
This is problematic as I posted a link to Fr. Finigan's story, and have had a number of folks seeking a "Pius Clock"...really!
After searching the internet to no avail, I'd like to offer a substitution. This is "The Mother Mary" clock and and is not meant in humor at all. Here is an image:
If I find a source for the Pius Clock, I'll let you know. It may just be a "photo-shopped" bit of fun from someone that made it to the image archive of "Google."
Thursday, December 25, 2008
- NCRCafe.org >> Top 10 neglected Catholic stories in 2008 (John L. Allen, Jr.)
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> This day Our Saviour Christ is born!
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Supplement to the Parish Book of Chant (A treasure trove! Bookmark this link!)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> People Look East
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Martyrlogium Romanum: December 25th
- The Recovering Choir Director >> SMTV Vol. II, No. 0.4 - Puer natus est nobis; Kyrie fons bonitatis (Gregorian chant)
- Whispers in the Loggia >> The Grace of Christmas: "To All" and "For All" (Urbi et Orbi Message, December 25th)
- Whispers in the Loggia >> "You Can No Longer Fear Me, You Can Only Love Me" (Midnight Mass Homily)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The Eve of Christmas
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Order of Midnight Mass from St. Peter's Basilica (link to PDF file free for download)
- The Recovering Choir Director >> Libretto for Christmas Midnight Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica (Aristotle gives a complete line-up of the parts of the Mass sung at St. Peter's; it is the same PDF file mentioned by Shawn Tribe, but fully enunciated)
- WDTPRS >> Benedict XVI to visit the Holy Land
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Merry Christmas, by George
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Benedictine monks chanting the introit, Puer natus est (a child is born), during the entering procession of the Christmas Day Mass. Chanting of the litany Kyrie (Lord have mercy). Monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of Assumption, São Paulo, Brazil.
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony in the Extraordinary Form
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Advent: God's Spiritual Stimulus Plan
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Hats Off to Pope Benedict
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Pius Clock (way cool!)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Psalm verses for Introit/Communio - 1962 Missal (FREE download)
- American Papist >> Free download: O Emmanuel Antiphon Chant
- RORATE CAELI >> Pope in the Holy Land, May
- The New Liturgical Movement >> O Magnum Mysterium
- Traditional Latin Mass in Maryland >> Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, Update (this gives links to the vernacular version including an MP3 link from MusicaSacra; it also gives two options for the Latin, although neither is in standard MP3 so it will take some fiddling to get these to work. I cannot find the link on YouTube anywhere)
- Damian Thompson: Holy Smoke >> Pope revealed to be Catholic, shock horror
- FIRST THINGS: On the Square >> The Ghost of Christmas Past (Joseph Bottum)
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Emmanuel (Seventh Antiphon)
- Standing on My Head >> Gregorian Chant
- The New Liturgical Movement >> The legal issue that the USCCB needs to face (this story is NOT simply going away!)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Introit on Christmas: Puer natus
- The New Liturgical Movement >> New Translation of Durandus, On the Clergy and Their Vestments
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tonight I received an email from my TLM friend that I will "redact":
Fr. M. will be celebrating the [Traditional] Mass on the first Sunday of each month at Holy Redeemer Church in Delmar, 3:00 pm, beginning February 1, 2009.
If this proves to be successful, I believe the long range plan is to make it an every Sunday Mass that would include holydays. If I learn more, I will put a link in and update this post. In the meantime, I would think your prayers for this are warranted. I'd also disseminate this news by email to those interested and mark this on your calendars!
More info can be found here.
If you are searching for a Novus Ordo (Ordinary Form) Mass near you or near to where you are visiting, please go here: MassTimes.org. This site lists Masses by Diocese, by Zip Code or by City.
If you find Masses that are near your destination, the best bet is to call the Rectory and listen to when the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses are scheduled. At this time of year, in an Archdiocese the size of Baltimore or Washington, most rectories will have telephone recordings. The list WILL NOT be posted on MassTimes.org since this is considered a "two-day" holy day and huge attendance is expected.
I have checked the Archdiocesan websites. Neither Baltimore nor DC has a list of Parishes with their Christmas schedules. You might find it listed in the Diocesan newspaper, but that is a bit "iffy." The best bet is to find a location and call ahead to get the time scheduled.
SOLEMN MASS OF CHRISTMAS AT MIDNIGHT WITH POPE BENEDICT XVI FROM ROME (LIVE) 2 hrs
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord: Midnight Mass with the Holy Father from St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Wed 12/24/08 6:00 PM ET & 3 PM PT
Thu 12/25/08 8:00 AM ET & 5 AM PT
Thu 12/25/08 4:00 PM ET &1 PM PT
URBI ET ORBI FROM ROME: POPE BENEDICT'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD (LIVE) 1 hr
From St. Peter's Square. Join the Holy Father for his inspiring Christmas Day message to the world on the celebration of Christ’s birth.
Thu 12/25/08 6:00 AM ET & 3 AM PT
Thu 12/25/08 10:00 PM ET & 7 PM PT
Fri 12/26/08 3:00 AM ET & 12 AM PT
Fri 12/26/08 5:00 PM ET & 2 PM PT
VESPERS OF THANKSGIVING 2008 (LIVE) 90 mins
The Holy Father will preside at the first vespers of thanksgiving at the year's end in St. Peter's Basilica.
Wed 12/31/08 12:00 PM ET & 9 AM PT
Wed 12/31/08 5:00 PM ET & 2 PM PT
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Rex Gentium (Sixth "O" Antiphon)
- RORATE CAELI >> Pontifical Mass (Novus Ordo) in Latin and ad orientem in the Philippines
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> An honest atheist
- The Recovering Choir Director >> Juventutem 2008 CD now available on CafePress
- WDTPRS >> REVIEW: St. John Cantius (Chicago) TLM - Missa Cantata - instructional DVD (Spoiler alert: he loved it!)
- Whispers in the Loggia >> His Foleyness' Silver Christmas
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here is the Latin as cited in the first link:
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
(From the Roman Martyrology)
ANNO a creatióne mundi,
quando in princípio Deus creávit cœlum et terram, quínquies millésimo centésimo nonagésimo nono:
A dilúvio autem, anno bis millésimo nongentésimo quinquagésimo séptimo:
A nativitáte Abrahæ, anno bis millésimo quintodécimo:
A Moyse et egréssu pópuli Israel de Ægypto, anno millésimo quingentésimo décimo:
Ab unctióne David in Regem, anno millésimo trigésimo secúndo;
Hebdómada sexagésima quinta, juxta Daniélis prophetíam:
Olympíade centésima nonagésima quarta:
Ab urbe Roma cóndita, anno septingentésimo quinquagésimo secúndo:
Anno Impérii Octaviáni Augústi quadragésimo secúndo,
toto Orbe in pace compósito, sexta mundi ætáte, -
Jesus Christus ætérnus Deus, æterníque Patris Fílius, mundum volens advéntu suo piíssimo consecráre,
de Spíritu Sancto concéptus, novémque post conceptiónem decúrsis ménsibus,
[HERE ALL KNEEL]
in Béthlehem Judæ náscitur ex María Vírgine factus Homo.
Natívitas Dómini nostri Jesu Christi secúndum carnem.
IN the year five-thousand one-hundred and ninety-nine from the creation of the world,
when in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;
In the year two-thousand nine-hundred and fifty-seven from the flood;
In the year two-thousand and fifty-one from the birth of Abraham;
In the year one-thousand five-hundred and ten from the going forth of the people of Israel out of Egypt under Moses;
In the year one-thousand and thirty-two from the anointing of David as king;
In the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel;
In the one-hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;
In the year seven-hundred and fifty-two from the foundation of the city of Rome;
In the forty-second year of the reign of the Emperor Octavian Augustus;
In the sixth age of the world, while the whole earth was at peace -
Jesus Christ, eternal God and the Son of the eternal Father, willing to consecrate the world by His gracious coming,
having been conceived of the Holy Spirit, and the nine months of His conception being now accomplished,
[HERE ALL KNEEL]
was born in Bethlehem of Judah of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
The birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the flesh.
Here is the summary and note that it is also linked in the "Header" of this blog.
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Oriens
- RORATE CAELI >> Rorate Caeli: the silence of His coming
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Who will own the Psalms (Fr. Tim Finigan comments on the story from the New Liturgical Movement yesterday)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> For Our Vestment Enthusiasts: More from Catholic Italy
- The Recovering Choir Director >> The Propers of the Mass: The Neglected Handmaid of the Liturgy
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Epiphany at the Vatican: Gold, Fiddle-Backs and Myrrh
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The Tridentine Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 11:00 am at St Francis de Sales Church in Benedict, MD (St. Francis de Sales 7185 Benedict Avenue, Benedict, MD). A social hour (with coffee and donuts) is held after Mass in the church hall. On the first Sunday of each month, a High Mass is celebrated...on the other Sundays a Low Mass is celebrated (preceded by recitation of the rosary).I cannot vouch for the new weekly Mass at Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck as it is not posted on the Parish's website. However, I feel this information is enough to list this post with the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses.
There will also be an 11:00 AM Mass on Christmas Day. I have the privilege of serving Mass here.
The Tridentine Mass is now also being celebrated every Sunday at 7:00 AM at Our Lady's Church at Medley's Neck, 41410 Medley's Neck Rd, Leonardtown, MD (just south of Leonardtown). There will also be an Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.
I tip my hat to the AD of Washington. You are truly blessed!
Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine, Gregorian) for 4th Sunday of Advent, Christmas Vigil and Christmas
- Fourth Sunday of Advent, Missa 'Rorate Caeli'
- Vigil Mass of Christmas or Christmas Eve, Missa 'Hodie Scietis'
- First Mass at Midnight, Missa 'Dominus Dixit'
- Second Mass at Dawn, Missa 'Lux Fulgebit'
- Third Mass during the Day, Missa 'Puer Natus Est'
Another resource is Una Voce of Orange County (California) which has posted the Propers online from the Saint Andrew's Missal (by permission; 1952 version). The pages will need to be downloaded.
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Clavis David (Fourth "O" Antiphon)
- RORATE CAELI >> Duns Scotus and the Primacy of the Authority of the Church (Pope Benedict XVI)
- RORATE CAELI >> Traditional Mass for All Souls on Sunday? Possible (PCED)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> 2009 Ordo for the Extraordinary Form: Rinascimento Sacro (link to the blog, Rinascimento Sacro, and order information in Italian)
Friday, December 19, 2008
- NCRCafe.org >> An unpublished interview with Avery Dulles (John L. Allen, Jr.)
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> The request of your prayers
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> The value of Humanae Vitae and frequent confession
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Pope: "Liturgy is Truly the Apex of the Church's Life"
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Clear Creek Benedictines (YouTube)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Traditional Carillon (YouTube)
- Christmas Eve. Midnight: Wednesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve High Mass, 11 PM Confessions, and 11:30 Christmas Carols at St. Peter's Church in Harpers Ferry, WV
- Christmas Day. Noon: Thursday, December 25th, Christmas Day High Mass, 5:00 PM: Solemn Vespers and Benediction at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV
- Sunday, 28th December (Holy Family). 9:30 AM Low Mass at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV
- Thursday, 1st January (Solemnity of Mary/Circumcision). 8:00 AM: High Mass at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV
- Sunday, 4th January (Anticipated Epiphany). 9:30 AM High Mass, 10:30 AM (approx): CRNJ Brunch Reception at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV
- Tuesday, 6th January (Epiphany). 10:00 AM Low Mass, 11:00 AM (approx) CRNJ Homeschool Visit
The Traditional Latin Mass at St. James on Christmas Day is a High Mass at 12 noon.
Reverend Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C.
Associate Pastor, Saint John Cantius Church, Chicago
Master of Ceremonies
Brother Anselm Karas, S.J.C.
Brother Kevin Mann, S.J.C. and Brother Jonathan Ryan, S.J.C.
Brother Robert Brajkovich, S.J.C.
Brother Juan Garcia, S.J.C.
Brother Scott Thelander, S.J.C.
Saint John Cantius Roman Catholic Church
825 North Carpenter Street, Chicago, Illinois 60642
United States of America
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The altar cards shown are beautiful! Visit this link for more information on how to obtain such cards. The price is incredibly modest!
The mother of a priest does the calligraphy and illuminates these altar cards for the celebration of the extraordinary form of holy Mass by hand. Observe the variegated floral and gold borders in detail by clicking on the images.
The National Registry of Gregorian Scholas is now listed in the Right Menu under Blogroll and Favorite Websites.
- Standing on My Head >> No Country for Old Men (I largely agree with Fr. Longenecker and found this to be a deeply nihilistic movie. However, check the links in the first Comment. One of those links is listed below and has some interesting commentary.)
- First Principles (ISI Web Journal) >> No Country for Old Men: Demonic Evil and the Limits of Tradition (by Carson Holloway)
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Traditional Vocations Blog (Awesome links from Fr. Finigan!)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Rorate, and the Genius of the Chant Tradition
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Adonai, by Abbot Guéranger
- Standing on My Head >> O Adonai (sung by the Brothers of Blackfriars Oxford)
- Standing on My Head >> The Meaning of Christ's Genealogy (YouTube link)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Art Drain from the Ordinary Form?
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Ireland's 15th Century Magi Cope: Hidden, Re-Discovered, Restored
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Alcuin Reid Reviews Dominus Est
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: SSPX wedding
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I am dismayed that there does not appear to be any "formal" site which lists such things as links to Parish Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses within the Archdiocese. I suppose that if someone was going to visit Parkville, MD, they would have to go to MassTimes.org site (see the header where a link is provided) and check to see what the Christmas Masses would be in that area using the listed websites to ascertain the times, etc.
I have posted a link here
This is to an earlier post and is meant to be a listing of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day TLM Masses in this vicinity.
If you are a Pastor, priest or deacon and have a Parish website, I invite you to post a Comment to this link above with full details. Notice that you must provide a name (it can be a pseudonym like "Fr. T.") and an email address (which must be authentic). The email address will NOT appear on the post.
As I moderate all posts, I will give an "okay" to any posted comment that seems to be authentic after checking (a website or link to a Church bulletin would help to verify this). This is meant as a service to the thousands who will be coming home for Christmas Day with their family and are looking for a Christmas schedule, Midnight Mass, Choir, Chant, etc.
If the Mass listed is a TLM, I will try to include the link within the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day post itself. However, at least your post will be listed in the Comments. This is being tried this year by The New Liturgical Movement, and I thought I'd have a go at it too.
I hope this proves successful. Some kind of modality should exist within the Archdiocese to allow people to choose a Mass they'd care to attend! We can see if this succeeds.
- American Papist >> A legislative threat to the Archdiocese of Washington?
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> O Sapientia, by Abbott Guéranger, O.S.B
- Standing on My Head >> Pro Life Video
- The New Liturgical Movement >> The O Antiphons (with links to sung versions)
- WDTPRS >> Signs of Pelagianism (great discussion going on in the "Comments")
- WDTPRS >> A purpose of Summorum Pontificum (marvelous Pope Benedict!)
- WDTPRS >> WDTPRS: Last Days of Advent: 17 December
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I hope this Mass gets a great response!Saint Bartholomew's in Manchester, MD will be celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form on January 1, 2009 (The Circumcision of Our Lord) at 2 pm in our new church on Rt. 30. All are most welcome. We had a great response to our last effort on the Feast of Christ the King with about 100 in attendance. We are grateful to our pastor, Fr. Michael Roach, for being so willing to make this Mass available.
- WDTPRS >> Fr. Dale Fushek excommunicated (Life Teen priest)
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: I can sew, embroider, make - how do I make vestments? (EXCELLENT comments on how to make vestments!)
- WDTPRS >> CNN interview of Fr. Roy Bourgeois
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Eye of Madrid, B16 "Firms" Up WYD
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Bishop Schneider on EWTN (Wed., U.S., Fr. Mitch Pacwa interview)
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Cassock advice
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Excommunication News from Phoenix
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Newark News, Extraordinary Form
- Whispers in the Loggia >> The "Doorbuster Mass" Returns
- Whispers in the Loggia >> The Song of Farewell
Monday, December 15, 2008
- The Hermeneutic of Continuity >> Cardinal Cañizares on Holy Communion
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Solemn Midnight Mass (Usus Antiquior) at Toronto Oratory Church
- WDTPRS >> UPDATE: Latin Mass Society about summer TLM training conference at Oxford
- WDTPRS >> Ottawa’s Archbp. Prendergast lays down law on kneeling (interesting, bravo!)
- Damian Thompson: Holy Smoke >> Latin Mass Society Chaos Continues
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Communion on the tongue or in the hand, to kneel or stand? "NOT THE SAME"
- RORATE CAELI > LMS Statement
- Transalpine Redemptorists at home >> F.SS.R. Students at Rorate Mass
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Not genuflecting during Novus Ordo Mass when crossing tabernacle
- WDTPRS >> A seminarian reports: A Gaudete parish nightmare
- WDTPRS >> QUAERITUR: Told I can’t receive on the tongue as a EMHC
Sunday, December 14, 2008
- Seminarians for Life >> Dignity of the Human Embryo
- Shrine of the Holy Whapping >> Tolkien Month
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Mass of André, Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris
- WDTPRS >> D. of Metuchen - TLM report
- WDTPRS >> A response from the rector of Mount Angel Seminary about TLM training
- WDTPRS >> A Gaudete question revisited: “Real priests wear ‘rosacea’”!
- Meeting Christ in the Liturgy >> Requiescat in pace: Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Canonistic Notes on Summorum Pontificum
- The New Liturgical Movement >> New Catholic Media (Excellent!)
- The New Liturgical Movement >> Usus Antiquior in Mexican Cathedral
- Whispers in the Loggia >> Blessing the Babies (Bambinelli!)
- Damian Thompson: Holy Smoke >> A glimpse of Futurechurch: US Catholic bishop 'commissions' 11 women 'ministers'
Saturday, December 13, 2008
INTROIT ¤ Phil. 4. 4-6
Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico gaudete. Modestia vestra nota sit omnibus hominibus: Dominus enim prope est. Nihil solliciti sitis: sed in omni oratione petitiones vestrae innotescant apud Deum. -- Benedixisti, Domine, terram tuam: acertisti captivitatem Iacob. V.: Gloria Patri . . . -- Gaudete . . .Third Sunday of Advent
Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say, rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men: for the Lord is nigh. Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing by prayer let your petitions be made known to God. -- (Ps. 84. 2). Lord, Thou hast blessed Thy land: Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V.: Glory to the Father . . . -- Rejoice in the Lord always . . .
Traditional Latin Rite Missal Project
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Friday, December 12, 2008
While mostly unfamiliar with the EF, many Mount students joined the seminarians for the special celebration. Having grown up with the Norvus Ordo, most were lost between the quiet Latin prayers of the priest and the beautiful parts sung by the choir. Regardless, the reverence of the Mass brought many into a high form of worship.I pray that the Mount will offer this Mass more frequently as it clearly touched some students deeply. Read the full story here.
"It was an incredible experience," reflects sophomore Tricia Lester. "I don't even know how to put it into words. The reverence of the prayers and the solemness of the Mass gave me a deeper appreciation of the miracle that occurs at every Eucharist. Plus, the homily was amazing!"