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Wednesday, February 29, 2012




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New York, Feb. 28, 2012 – New York's Agnus Dei and Regina Coeli councils of the Knights of Columbus announced today that they will sponsor a Pontifical Mass for Life on the Feast of the Annunciation at Manhattan's Church of the Holy Innocents. His Excellency, James C. Timlin, bishop emeritus of Scranton, will celebrate the Pontifical Mass and administer Confirmations in a separate ceremony beforehand.
This Pontifical Mass is one event in the Knights of Columbus' international observance of "The Day of the Unborn Child" on the Feast of the Annunciation. Throughout the world, Knights of Columbus councils mark the day by attending Mass, praying the Rosary, and speaking out against the evil of abortion and in favor of all unborn children and their mothers.
According to council spokesman Richard Janniello, this is the fourth year the New York Knights have sponsored a special Mass that celebrates not only the archangel Gabriel's Annunciation to Mary but also the Incarnation of Jesus Christ Our Lord.
"Even more than Christmas," explained the Rev. Thomas Kallumady, pastor of the Church of the Holy Innocents, "the Feast of the Annunciation and Incarnation is the preeminent pro-life feast in the Catholic calendar." "It reminds us every year," he added "that just as Our Lord's human life was sacred — nine months before His birth — at the very moment of His conception in Mary's womb, so too is all human life."
In 2012, the Feast of the Annunciation is observed on Monday, March 26, because the traditional date of the feast falls on a Sunday. Before Mass, there will be a Rosary for Life at 5:45 PM. Confirmations will be at 6:00 PM. The Pontifical Mass begins immediately after Confirmations. The Church of the Holy Innocents, home to New York City's Shrine of the Unborn, is located at 128 W. 37th Street.
Bishop Timlin will celebrate the Pontifical Mass at the faldstool according to the Roman Missal of 1962, the form of the Catholic Church's Mass in Latin before the Second Vatican Council. Organist and choirmaster, Pedro d'Aquino, will lead the schola and choir singing Missa O soberana luz by Portugese composer Filipe de Magalhães (c1571-1652). Singers from both councils will join the schola and men from the Regina Coeli council will serve the Mass.
WHAT: Pontifical Mass for Life
WHERE: The Church of the Holy Innocents, 128 W. 37th Street, Manhattan
WHEN: Monday, March 26th at 6:00 PM (Rosary for Life at 5:45 PM)
Reception to follow in the Church Hall
For more information, call (212) 279-5861 or visit www.traditionalknight.com or www.kofc423.org.
Hat-tip to http://www.latinmassnyc.org/





Monday, February 27, 2012


A Pontifical Sung Mass at the close of the Mid...Image via Wikipedia


February 27

FERIAL DAY


Mass of preceding Sunday
is celebrated
[Purple Vestments]

Sunday, February 26, 2012

THE HOURS OF OUR LADY #14






 

(The translation of the Psalms and the brief introductory comments on the Psalms of this Little Office of the Blessed Virgin are taken largly from: The Psalms and Canticles by George O'Neill, S.J. [Bruce Publishing Co. 1937.] The late Father O'Neill's work has long been out of print.)


[Continued]

 INTRODUCTION 

"The Psalms of the Holy Bible are rightly considered the most perfect specimens of lyric poetry. What a privilege for us so frequently to have these sublime songs in our hands and on our lips."
(Fillion, S.S. The New Psalter).

 
[To be continued]






Though rare, Latin Masses can be a major draw for parishioners who appreciate the majesty and ceremony





Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 9:00 AM 

Monetta Harr | Jackson Citizen Patriot
 

 
CITIZEN PATRIOT - SCOTT STONER Matri Hendrickson, of Jackson, wears a mantilla, lace or silk veil, during the noon Latin Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Matri Hendrickson and her children, from left, Ashley Hendrickson, 16, Austin Hendrickson, 14 and Anjuli Hendrickson, 9, attend the Latin Mass on a regular basis. 

JACKSON — The first thing one notices is the bright shades of blue, red, yellow and green from the stained glass windows around the top of the sanctuary on a cold, but sunny February Sunday. 

The second thing is more surprising: women wearing dresses and skirts, their heads covered with lacy veils or wool hats. 

It is part of what some call a reverence and respect for God at a Latin Mass held at noon each Sunday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 705 N. Waterloo St. Parishioners step back in time, before Vatican II in the 1960s changed the spoken word to the vernacular, in this case English. 

"I don't follow along, but I can tell you where we are in Mass," said Karen Cichon, 28, of Jackson, who attends each week with her four daughters who range in age from 1 to 7 years old. 

"I love a Latin Mass because it shows more respect, more reverence to God," said Cichon, comparing it to the English version. She wore a long black dress covered with a white sweater, a black lacy veil on her head. Her daughters were in dresses, the older ones with veils on their heads. 

In a glassed-off room nearby, Micki Blunt, 43, stood holding her 2-year-old son, Anthony, as her husband, Chris, sat with the older three children in a pew. Blunt explained they are members of Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Jackson only because the Latin Mass is at noon, not a good time for four children. 

"We come here two or three times a year," said Blunt, who said she wears a skirt and brimmed hat to church no matter if it is here or at Queen's. "My children would like to wear jeans but I won't let them. You wear your Sunday best to church." 

The homily is spoken in English, this week by the Rev. Fortunato Turati from Pious Union of St. Joseph, a Catholic chapel and meditation facility in Grass Lake for the sick and dying built and staffed by priests from Italy. 

After the service, Turati said saying the Mass in Latin took some adjustment after saying it for so long in Italian or English. "It's the same Mass just said in a different way," he said, adding that it is a more silent service than the English version, which is nice in such a fast-paced society with many distractions, from televisions to cell phones. 

It is one of three weekly Latin Masses in the Diocese of Lansing, said Michael Diebold, director of communications for the 10-county area that includes Jackson. The others are in Flint and Lansing. 

Another Latin Mass is offered at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at St. Joseph Shrine, 8743 US-12 in Brooklyn 

The Jackson service began about 12 years ago. 

For Gerald Gauthier, 84, who has been attending since it started in Jackson, a Latin Mass appeals because of "the majesty of it, the beauty of it. Especially at a high Mass at big holidays such as Christmas and Easter." 



Friday, February 24, 2012




FRIDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY


SIMPLE / PURPLE
By fasting, the body is subjected to the soul. By prayer, the soul is united to God. By charity, man is united to man, and through man to God. "As long as you did it for one of these, the least of My brethren, you did it for Me" (Matt. 25:40). Without charity to our fellow men, neither fasting nor prayer is acceptable to God. Fasting and prayer must issue in a kindness and sympathy that reach not only to our closest associate but also to the most distant sufferer.

INTROIT Ps. 29:11
The Lord heard me and had pity on me; the Lord became my helper.
Ps. 29:2. I will extol You, O Lord, for You have upheld me, and have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
V. Glory be . . .

COLLECT
Watch over the fast we have undertaken, O Lord, and let this bodily penance also be a truly spiritual exercise to make us strong. Through Our Lord . . .
 
LESSON Isa. 58:1-9
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and declare unto my people their transgression, and to the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness and forsook not the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous ordinances, they delight to draw near unto God. Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find your own pleasure, and exact all your labours.
Behold, ye fast for strife and contention, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye fast not this day so as to make your voice to be heard on high. Is such the fast that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy healing shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rearward. Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. For, I, the Lord your God, am merciful.

GRADUAL Ps. 26:4
One thing I have asked of the Lord; this will I seek after: to dwell in the house of the Lord.
V. That I may behold the joy of the Lord and be sheltered by His holy temple.

TRACT Ps. 102:10
O Lord, repay us not according to the sins we have committed, nor according to our iniquities. V. O Lord, remember not our iniquities of the past; let Your mercy come quickly to us, for we are being brought very low.(All Kneel.) V. Help us, O God our Savior, and for the glory of Your name, O Lord, deliver us; and pardon us our sins for Your names sake.


GOSPEL Matt. 5:43-48; 6:1-4
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples, "Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy: but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; that ye may be sons of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same? Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. 
Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father which is in heaven. When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall recompense thee." 

 

OFFERTORY ANTIPHON Ps. 118:154, 125
O Lord, give me life according to Your promise, that I may know Your degrees.

SECRET
O Lord, may the offering of our lenten sacrifice make our souls more pleasing to You, and help us to be more prompt in self-denial. Through our Lord . . .
 
COMMUNION ANTIPHON Ps. 2:11-12
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling before Him. Embrace discipline that you perish not from the way of virtue.

POSTCOMMUNION
Fill our hearts with the spirit of Your love, O Lord. May we who have been nourished with the one bread of Heaven also be of one mind. Through our Lord . . .

 

PRAYER OVER THE PEOPLE
O Lord, protect Your people and in Your mercy cleanse them from all sin; for no harm shall touch them if wickedness holds no sway over them. Through our Lord . . .

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

FERIAL DAY

Mass of preceding Sunday
is celebrated
[Purple Vestments]
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France Soldiers Mass in a bombed chapel WWI

Friday, February 17, 2012

English: Ite missa est - High tridentine mass ...Image via Wikipedia
Vatican Diary / The ancient rite reappears in Lourdes

Vatican Diary / The ancient rite reappears in Lourdes

In the showcase diocese of the Church of France, the new bishop is a lover of tradition and a disciple of the theologian von Balthasar. He has been chosen personally by the pope, together with Cardinal Ouellet

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VATICAN CITY, February 17, 2012 – Following the "personal" appointment of Bishop Francis Moraglia as patriarch of Venice, Benedict XVI has hit a similar shot with the Church of France.

He did so last Saturday, February 11, the feast of the Blessed Virgin of Lourdes, when he appointed the new bishop of the diocese in which the famous Marian shrine stands, that of Tarbes and Lourdes. Pope Joseph Ratzinger has called to this post Nicolas Brouwet, who will turn 50 next August 31, since April of 2008 the auxiliary bishop of Nanterre, the diocese in which he was born and was ordained a priest in 1992.

The appointment came earlier than expected, since Brouwet's predecessor, Bishop Jacques Perrier, in office since 1997, passed the retirement age of 75 last December 4, and has therefore had just a couple of months of "prorogatio."

The choice of Brouwet, like that of Moraglia, did not go through the scrutiny of the cardinals and bishops of the relevant congregation in one of their regular Thursday meetings. Both will take possession of their respective dioceses on March 25, the feast of the Annunciation.

Bishop Brouwet, however, although he is young, is recognized as having a liturgical sensibility that is particularly faithful to tradition. Last December 25, he celebrated Christmas Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, according to the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum." He has also participated in the traditionalist pilgrimages from Paris to Chartres on Pentecost. His stance on moral issues is also in keeping with tradition.


Read more here: http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350173?eng=y
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

THE HOURS OF OUR LADY #13






 

(The translation of the Psalms and the brief introductory comments on the Psalms of this Little Office of the Blessed Virgin are taken largly from: The Psalms and Canticles by George O'Neill, S.J. [Bruce Publishing Co. 1937.] The late Father O'Neill's work has long been out of print.)


[Continued]

 INTRODUCTION 
"St. Thomas More repeated his favorite Psalm, the Miserere, on the scaffold;


 St. John Fisher wrote a treatise on the Penitential Psalms, and he, too, died repeating verse after verse from Psalms. So, almost at the same time, did St. Francis Xavier. So did St. Theresa; So did St. Francis de Sales. St. Vincent de Paul escaped from imprisonment in Africa by means of a Psalm."
(Towards Loving the Psalms, by Father C. C. Martindale, S.J.). 
[To be continued]




Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Saint Romuald (detail of Crucifixion and Saint...                                 Image via Wikipedia

SAINT ROMUALD
Abbot


DOUBLE / WHITE
Romuald (c. 951-1027) was born of the family of the Onesti, dukes of Ravenna Italy. He grew up a worldly youth, but turned to God in horror when a murder was committed by his own father. Romuald later founded the order of the Camaldolese Benedictines, and some of his early disciples were apostles and martyrs in Russia and Poland.


Mass of an ABBOT


COLLECT
Let the blessed Abbot Romuald intercede for us, O Lord. May his prayers win us Your help, since our own actions cannot merit it. Through Our Lord . . .


SECRET
May the offerings we lay upon Your sacred altar, O Lord, bring us closer to our salvation through the intercession of the blessed abbot Romuald. Through Our Lord . . .


POSTCOMMUNION
May the Sacrament we have received and the prayers of the blessed abbot Romuald protect us, O Lord. Grant also that we may imitate the virtues of this saint who is our intercessor with You in heaven. Through Our Lord . . .

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Tridentine Mass in Miami

From  Fr. John Zuhlsdor's blog:   http://wdtprs.com/blog/ 

On 2 February, the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, there was a Pontifical Mass in Miami, celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Wenski.

Before I get to the liturgical eye-candy and some commentary on the meaning of this Mass, Archbp. Wenski said in his sermon:

Today, the witness of the Church on behalf of the dignity and right to life of the human person from the first moment of conception till natural death is itself a "sign that will be contradicted" – and is in fact contradicted in the present mandate of the Obama administration's Department of Health and Human Services' mandate to deny a religious exemption to Catholic institutions and thus force us to violate our consciences and to make us accomplices in evil.

WDTPRS kudos!

A couple shots from the website of the Archdiocese of Miami.

Archbp. Wenski

And

Archdiocese of Miami

On the Archdiocesan website, there is some commentary from Father Chris Marino, pastor of St. Michael Church in Miami. Among the helpful things he said is this:

"What's happening tonight should give us an indication of what should be happening in our parishes every Sunday — the dignity, the solemnity, the pageantry, if you will. But it's not about entertaining people, it's about worshiping God, along with the tradition and continuity of the faith throughout the ages."

Spot on.

In a "liturgical aid" issued to clerics participating "in choir" there is an interesting note which touches on something I have been talking about ever since Summorum Pontificum was issued in 2007.

""All priests are welcome to attend. This wonderful celebration is an opportunity to experience beautiful music in its intended spiritual setting, but also to be immersed in the rich symbolism of the Tridentine Mass. It is the Archbishop's hope that this event will serve as a means for "mutual enrichment," as Pope Benedict XVI has noted, between the Extraordinary and Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite. By becoming more familiar with and deeply rooted in the Mass of the 1962 Missale Romanum, we can better understand the Missale Romanum of Pope Paul VI and its accompanying ars celebrandi."

The provisions of Summorum Pontificum are needed today not just to promote the wide-spread use of the pre-Conciliar forms, but also to teach those who use mainly the Novus Ordo something about a proper ars celebrandi consistent with our Roman tradition, our Catholic identity.

In other words, as one of my correspondents put it, "the last sentence (in the quote above) crystallizes Pope Benedict's primary reason Summorum Pontificum — to rescue the Mass of Paul VI from the 'deformations' to which it has almost universally been subjected."

Receiving Holy Communion

Thursday, February 02, 2012

[video] Candlemas

Today, the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the last day of the Christmas Season in the Traditional calendar. In praying the 'Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary' I will switch back to the prayers said before Lent and then this Sunday we celebrate Septuagesima Sunday [The 17-day period beginning on Septuagesima Sunday was intended to be observed as a preparation for the season of Lent, which is itself a period of spiritual preparation (for Easter). In many countries, however, Septuagesima Sunday still marks the traditional start of the carnival season, culminating on Shrove Tuesday, sometimes known as Mardi Gras.

In the pre-1970 Roman Catholic liturgy, the Alleluia ceases to be said during the liturgy. At first Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday, two alleluias are added to the closing verse ofBenedicamus Domino and its response, Deo gratias, as during the Easter Octave, and, starting at Compline, it is no longer used until Easter. Likewise, violet vestments are worn, except on feasts, from Septuagesima Sunday until Holy Thursday. As during Advent and Lent, the Gloria and Te Deum are no longer said on Sundays. The readings at Matins for this week are the first few chapters of Genesis, telling of the creation of the world, of Adam and Eve, the fall of man and resulting expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and the story of Cain and Abel. In the following weeks before and during Lent, the readings continue to Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. The Gospel reading for Septuagesima week is the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16).]