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Thursday, January 21, 2016


Catholics of Sudbury - Get thee to the Latin Mass!

Vox Cantoris: Catholics of Sudbury - Get thee to the Latin Mass!


A reader has kindly sent me there new web page. The community is known as
the Mater Dei Latin Mass Community and Mass it twice per week; a Read
Mass on Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. and a Sung Mass with incense on Sundays
at 5:00 P.M. The Masses are offered at St. Casimir's Church at 210 Paris

The community has a Facebook page and their web page which can be found at

God bless the people who have made this possible.

My friends, greetings! My name is Fr. Vince Fiore.
Please take a moment to read this. Thank you.
Installed by the Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, I
am the new pastor of the MATER DEI LATIN MASS COMMUNITY in Sudbury, Ontario.
Mater Dei (Mother of God) is a brand new community that
will offer a weekly option of attending the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass in the
Traditional Latin Rite on Sundays at 5:00 P.M., beginning:
When: Sunday, 17 January 2016
Where: St. Casimir Church, 210 Paris Street, Sudbury,
Ontario (parking lot in back, accessible from Van Horne, then Solidarity Lane).
Attending Mass in the Traditional Rite FULFILLS THE
We are very excited and are diligently working to be able
to offer to Almighty God the fullness of the splendour of this extraordinary
Liturgy which, thanks to Dr. David Buley, professor of Music Education at
Laurentian University, includes an exquisite integration of Gregorian Chant.
A Low Mass will be offered weekly as well, at St. Casimir
on Wednesdays at 5:00 P.M.. This is also often referred to as a 'quiet Mass',
that is, without the chanting and incensing one would normally experience at a
Sunday High Mass and other 'High Feast Days'.
Sacrament of Penance (Confession) will be made available
before Mass on Sunday and Wednesday at 4:00 P.M..
We are totally dependent on the generosity of others.
Please remember the Mater Dei Latin Mass Community in your prayers. As usual, a
collection will be taken up at the Sunday Masses, please give as generously as
possible. Thank you.
As well, please consider Mater Dei as a charitable
option, monthly or as regular as possible. It is amazing, as you know, how
quickly and wildly costs will mount. Tax receipts will be issued. Donations can
be made out and sent to:
Mater Dei Latin Mass
c/o 21 Ste. Anne Road
Sudbury, Ontario
P3C 5P6
This is a Diocesan-wide initiative. Please feel free to
come and experience the Divine Liturgy as the Saints you know and love would
have known it.
Do not have concerns such as "I won't know what to
do", or, "I don't understand Latin". To follow along, resources
will be provided. Myself, the servers and the musicians are learning, too. So,
be at peace and know that we will be growing in this endeavour together. Very
We are currently working on our website.
Thank you to Almighty God and Our Lady for this
extraordinary opportunity!
Thank you and Dominus Vobiscum! (The Lord be with you!)
Please help spread the word!
Through Him, With Him, and In Him,
Pater Vincenzo Fiore
(Father Vince Fiore)
Mater Dei, ora pro nobis! Mother of God, pray for us!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Flip Turns and the Latin Mass by Patrick Archbold (Experiencing the Latin Mass for the First Time)

English: Bishop Athanasius Schneider O.R.C. ce...
English: Bishop Athanasius Schneider O.R.C. celebrating Traditional Latin Mass in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Latin Mass Magazine
Latin Mass Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Latin Mass can be the same way. It feels awkward and pointless when we first assist at a Latin Mass, particularly a low mass. We watch the other experienced faithful kneel and stand and try to copy them.   Even after a few visits, the only thing we seem to have mastered is the “et cum spiritu tuo.”  We can barely follow what is happening and but for the re-readings in English, we wouldn’t have a clue.  It all seems pointless. Awkward silence, seemingly vain repetitions, and tons of stuff we can’t understand even if we can hear it; all with little or no discernible benefit.   Honestly, it can seem a lot like flip turns when you first start.

But something amazing happens when we stick with it. You get a good missal and learn the basics of following along.  You become familiar with the Ordinary of the mass, having read it and its translation dozens of times.  You know where to find the propers and read along.  Then you start to read the red instructions and begin to understand why the priest is doing what he is doing and what he is saying.  You know what to expect each day and it doesn’t really matter which priest is saying the mass.

And then one day you come to realize that you are no longer thinking about any of that and are totally focused on Christ in the mass.  That you are joined with the priest as he offers the sacrifice.  Your participation is much more active than it ever was before, even though you do less.  That in the silence you once found awkward, you now hear God, like you never have before.

Read the entire article here:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Evangelizing the Reluctant Pearl Merchant - OnePeterFive

English: Ite missa est - High tridentine mass ...
English: Ite missa est - High tridentine mass Italiano: Ite missa est - Messa tridentina solenne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Evangelizing the Reluctant Pearl Merchant - OnePeterFive

Reflections on a Recent Essay by Msgr. Charles Pope on the Future of the Traditional Latin Mass

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
Matthew 13:45-46

The Parable of the Pearl is brought to mind by a recent blog essay by Msgr. Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington in the National Catholic Register, “An Urgent Warning About the Future of the Traditional Latin Mass” (Jan. 7, 2016). Msgr. Pope, a respected pastor and blogger with long experience celebrating Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (EF), is the Archdiocese of Washington’s delegate for implementation of Summorum Pontificum.[1] Indeed, he has standing to opine on the state of the celebration of the EF. Therefore, it is worth paying attention when he sets off warning flares that the growth of the traditional liturgy has stalled. “It seems that a ceiling has been hit,” he says. He presents anecdotal evidence from DC suggesting that it may even be declining. He urges us that if we want the traditional liturgy to thrive and grow, the laity must work a lot harder to make it happen. “Evangelize,” he warns, “or else close and die.”

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January 12 Within the Octave


Within the Octave
The Mass of First Sunday after the Epiphany is Said:

Monday, January 11, 2016

Saint Hyginus; Within the Octave of Epiphany; Saint Theodosius


Pope & Martyr



The Mass of the feast of the EPIPHANY is said, with the following commemoration.

Hyginus ruled the Church as supreme pontiff during the four relatively peaceful years that followed the martyrdom of his predecessor, St. Telephorus, in the year 138.

O Eternal Shepherd, who appointed blessed Hyginus shepherd of the whole Church, let the prayers of this martyr and supreme pontiff move You to look with favor upon Your flock and to keep it under Your continual protection. Through Our Lord . . .

We have offered our gifts to You, O Lord. Let Your light graciously shine upon Your Church so that this flock may everywhere prosper, and its pastors, under Your guidance, may be truly pleasing to You. Through Our Lord . . .

O Lord, govern the Church, which You have been pleased to nourish with Your Heavenly Food. Guide her by Your powerful direction so that she may enjoy greater freedom and remain unshaken in the fullness of faith. Through Our Lord . . .

The Story and History of Saint Theodosius
The story and history of Saint Theodosius. Theodosius was born in Cappadocia in 423. The example of Abraham urged him to leave his country, and his desire to follow Jesus Christ attracted him to the religious life. He placed himself under Longinus, a very holy hermit, who sent him to govern a monastery near Bethlehem. Unable to bring himself to command others, he fled to a cavern, where he lived in penance and prayer.

His great charity, however, forbade him to refuse the charge of some disciples, who, few at first, became in time a vast number, and Theodosius built a large monastery and three churches for them. He became eventually Superior of the religious communities of Palestine. Theodosius accommodated himself so carefully to the characters of his subjects that his reproofs were loved rather than dreaded. But once he was obliged to separate from the communion of the others a religious guilty of a grave fault. Instead of humbly accepting his sentence, the monk was arrogant enough to pretend to excommunicate Theodosius in revenge. Theodosius thought not of indignation, nor of his own position, but meekly submitted to this false and unjust excommunication. This so touched the heart of his disciple that he submitted at once and acknowledged his fault.

Theodosius never refused assistance to any in poverty or affliction; on some days the monks laid more than a hundred tables for those in want. In times of famine Theodosius forbade the alms to be diminished, and often miraculously multiplied the provisions. He also built five hospitals, in which he lovingly served the sick, while by assiduous spiritual reading he maintained himself in perfect recollection. He successfully opposed the Eutychian heresy in Jerusalem, and for this was banished by the emperor. He suffered a long and painful malady, and refused to pray to be cured, calling it a salutary penance for his former successes. He died at the age of a hundred and six.

Friday, January 08, 2016

[Video] Salve Regina (Solemn Tone) FSSP

By special request of a FSSP seminarian: The newly tonsured seminarians chant a prayer of thanksgiving to the Mother of God after the Solemn Pontifical Mass with Conferral of First Clerical Tonsure. You can watch the Solemn Pontifical Mass with Conferral of First Clerical Tonsure, and Ordination to the Subdiaconate here:

The twelve seminarians promoted to the First Clerical Tonsure were:
Mr. John William Erwin Jr., F.S.S.P.
Pickerington, Ohio, USA

Mr. Christopher Hattrup, F.S.S.P.
Cottonwood, Idaho, USA

Mr. John Killackey, F.S.S.P.
Wayne, New Jersey, USA

Mr. Matthew Palmer, F.S.S.P.
Abergavenny, South Wales, UK

Mr. Andrew Curtis, F.S.S.P.
Arlington, Washington, USA

Mr. Ralph Oballo, F.S.S.P.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mr. Michael Hattrup, F.S.S.P.
Cottonwood, Idaho, USA

Mr. Luc Poirier, F.S.S.P.
Irish Town, New Brunswick, Canada

Mr. Daniel Powers, F.S.S.P.
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mr. Michael Burns, F.S.S.P.
Maple Hill, Kansas, USA

Mr. John Streff. F.S.S.P.
Salem, South Dakota, USA

Mr. Daniel Alloy, F.S.S.P.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

To help defray the cost of making these videos possible, please send donations to:
St. Vincent Ferrer Foundation of Texas
5628 Rosa Ave.
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone # (915) 500-3025
Please indicate donations are for support of the JMJ HF videos. 
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Thursday, January 07, 2016


Saint Louis Psalter 17 recto
Saint Louis Psalter 17 recto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


INTROIT Mal. 3:1; 1 Par. 29:12

Behold, the Lord, the Ruler, is come. He has dominion over all, and in His hand is power and might. 
Ps. 71:2.
 O God, with Your judgment endow the king, and with Your justice, the kings son.
V. Glory be . . .

O God, who by the star this day revealed Your only-begotten Son to all nations, grant that we, who know You now by faith, may be brought one day before the vision of Your majesty. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord . . .

LESSON Isa. 60:1-6
Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For behold darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light, and kings in the brightness of thy rising. Lift up thy eyes round about, and see: all these are gathered together, they are come to thee: thy sons shall come from afar, and thy daughters shall rise up at thy side. Then shalt thou see, and abound, and thy heart shall wonder and be enlarged, when the multitude of the sea shall be converted to thee, the strength of the Gentiles shall come to thee. The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense: and shewing forth praise to the Lord.

GRADUAL Isa. 60:6, 1
All they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense, and showing forth praise to the Lord. 
. Arise and be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

Alleluia, alleluia. V. Matt. 2:2
We have seen His star in the East and have come with gifts to worship the Lord.

GOSPEL Matt. 2:1-12
Now when Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying: "Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and are come to adore him." And king Herod hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. But they said to him: "In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet: 'And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel.' " Then Herod, privately calling the wise men learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them; And sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently inquire after the child, and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come and adore him.
Who having heard the king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the East, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was. And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, (here, genuflect) and falling down they adored him: and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country.

The kings of Tharsis and the isles shall offer gifts; the kings of Arabia and Saba shall pay Him homage, all nations shall serve Him.

O Lord, look with favor upon the gifts offered by Your Church. It is not gold, frankincense, and myrrh that is offered now, but the King, God and Saviour, who was signified by these gifts, is Himself our Sacrifice and our Food, Jesus Christ Your Son, our Lord; who lives and rules with You . . .

We have seen His star in the East and have come with gifts to worship the Lord.

O Almighty God, grant that we may understand with pure minds the revelation of Christ which we here solemnly commemorate. Through Our Lord . . .

Star of Bethlehem, Magi - wise men or wise kin...Image by Wonderlane via Flickr
(The Three Wise Men)

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Publication of the date of Easter & those of movable feasts of the year 2016 | Liturgia

Publication of the date of Easter & those of movable feasts of the year 2016 | Liturgia

From [Google translation]

Publication of the date of Easter in the Pontifical Romanum.
In the Roman rite, the day of Epiphany (whose solemnity is necessarily postponed to Sunday following France - or Sunday, January 10 this year), the deacon made ​​according to tradition the publication of the date of Easter after singing of the gospel.
Here is the song for 2016, made by us:
Here is the translation for 2016:
Did you know, dear brethren, by the mercies of God that was announced to us, we were overwhelmed by the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and so we announce the joy that will we provided by the Resurrection even our Savior.

  • On January 24 will be the Septuagesima Sunday.

  • February 10 is the day of the Ashes and the beginning of most sacred fast of Lent.

  • March 27 will be the holy Easter of Our Lord Jesus Christ, that you celebrate with joy.

  • May 5 is the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • The 15th of the same month is the feast of Pentecost.

  • 26 of the same month is the feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ.

  • November 27 will be the first Sunday of Advent of Our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
    Here is the song of the ancient custom of Paris, 2016:
    Here is the translation for 2016:
    Your charity will, dear Brothers, that through the mercy of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was preached to us, we will celebrate March 27 Passover Lord.
    Ambrosian rite
    Here is the song for the Ambrosian rite, 2016:
    Here is the translation for 2016:
    Your charity will, dear Brothers, that through the mercy of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was preached to us, March 27th, we will celebrate with joy the Lord's Passover. R /. Thanks be to God.