Traditional Mass

Sunday, November 13, 2016



Just as the tiny infant in Mary's arms grew into the physical maturity of Calvary's victim, so His Mystical Body, started with Mary and the Apostles, has spread over the earth, and will continue to grow until the maturity of Judgment Day. In the lives of the Martyrs and the Saints, in the solid virtue of every genuine Christian, and in every noble word and deed, the irresistible power of Christ shines victoriously. Quietly as leaven spreads by cell dividing from cell, Jesus becomes known to men through those who bear His name, live His life, speak His truth.

INTROIT Jer. 29:11, 12, 14
SAID THE LORD: "I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You shall call upon Me and I will hear you, and I will bring you back from captivity from all places." 
 84:2. Lord, You have blessed Your land; You have restored Jacob from captivity.
V. Glory be . . .

ALMIGHTY GOD, let our minds always be fixed on Your truths, so that, in every word and deed, we may do what is pleasing to You. Through Our Lord . . .

EPISTLE I Thess. 1:2-10
Brethren: We give thanks to God always for you all: making a remembrance of you in our prayers without ceasing, being mindful of the work of your faith and labor and charity: and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father.
Knowing, brethren, beloved of God, your election: For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also: and in the Holy Ghost and in much fullness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes. And you became followers of us and of the Lord: receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost: So that you were made a pattern to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia. For from you was spread abroad the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and in Achaia but also in every place: your faith which is towards God, is gone forth, so that we need not to speak any thing. For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God. And to wait for his Son from heaven (whom he raised up from the dead), Jesus, who hath delivered us from the wrath to come.

GRADUAL Ps. 43:8-9
YOU HAVE FREED us from those who afflict us, O Lord, and You have put to shame those who hate us.
V. In God we will glory all the day and praise Your name forever.

Alleluia, alleluia! Ps. 129:1-2
V. Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my prayer!

GOSPEL Matt. 13:31-35
AT THAT TIME, Jesus spoke this parable unto them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which is the least indeed of all seeds; but when it is grown up, it is greater than all herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come, and dwell in the branches thereof."
Another parable he spoke to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened."All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes: and without parables he did not speak to them. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world."

OUT OF THE DEPTHS I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my prayer, out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord.

O GOD, may this offering cleanse us from sin and bring us life, that by it we may be guided and protected. Through Our Lord . . .

AMEN I say to you, all things whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you shall receive, and they shall come to you.

O LORD, grant that we who have been nourished with the Food of Heaven may always hunger after this Bread which truly makes us live. Through Our Lord . . .

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Nov. 5th Ferial Day; Within the Octave; Feast of the Holy Relics; Sts. Zachary and Elizabeth

Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Cleveland, Ohio

(Mass of preceding Sunday)
[Requiem or Votive Mass allowed]

[In some places]
(In the Cathedral Church of Cleveland)
INTROIT (Ps. 33:20-21)
Many are the afflictions of the just, and out of all these the Lord hath delivered them: the Lord keepeth all their bones; not one of them shall be broken.
(Ps. 33:2) I Will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall be always in my mouth.
V. Glory Be . . .

Do thou, O Lord, increase our faith in the Resurrection, Thou that workest wonders in the relics of Thy saints: and make us partakers of that immortal glory, a pledge of which we venerate in their ashes. Through our Lord . . .

LESSON (Ecclesiasticus 44:1015)
These also were godly men, whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten; their wealth will remain with their descendants, and their inheritance with their children's children. Their descendants stand by the covenants; their children also, for their sake. Their offspring will continue forever, and their glory will never be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name lives on generation after generation. The assembly declares their wisdom, and the congregation proclaims their praise.

 GRADUAL (Ps. 149: 5, 1)
The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds. Sing unto the Lord a new song: let His praise be in the Church of the Saints.

And let the just feast, and rejoice before God: and be delighted with gladness.

GOSPEL (St. Luke 6: 17-23)
And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place, and the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast both of Tyre and Sidon,
 Who were come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits, were cured.
 And all the multitude sought to touch him, for virtue went out from him, and healed all.
 And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: "Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
 Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
 Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven."

OFFERTORY (Ps. 67:36)
God is wonderful in His saints: the God of Israel is He Who will give power and strength to His people: blessed be God. Alleluia.

We implore Thy clemency, O Lord: that by the interceding merits of Thy saints whose relics we venerate, this sacrifice which we offer may be an expiation of our sins. Through our Lord . . .

COMMUNION (Ps. 32:1)
Rejoice in the Lord, ye just: praise becometh the upright.

Multiply upon us Thy mercy, we beseech Thee, O Lord, through the sacraments which we have received: that even as with a pious devotion we rejoice in the solemnity of Thy saints whose relics we venerate, so also by Thy bountiful goodness we enjoy their everlasting fellowship. Through our Lord . . .


Parents of St. John the Baptist

Descendant of the Old Testament patriarch, Aaron. Wife of Zachary, temple priest. Relative of Mary. Mother of Saint John the Baptist, becoming pregnant very late in life. She was the Elizabeth that Mary visited soon after the Annunciation. Described in the Gospel of Luke as "righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly."

Born: 1st century BC

Died: 1st century AD of natural causes

Canonized: Pre-Congregation

expectant mothers, pregnant women

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Friday, November 04, 2016

New Liturgical Movement: Bishop Schneider’s Pontifical Mass at Holy Innocents NYC

New Liturgical Movement: Bishop Schneider’s Pontifical Mass at Holy Innocents NYC

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

RORATE CÆLI: Event: First TLM in St. Patrick's Cathedral (NYC) since the 1990's

RORATE CÆLI: Event: First TLM in St. Patrick's Cathedral (NYC) since the 1990's

Wow, I wish I still lived in NYC! I miss these wonderful events in the City of my birth!

The Traditional Catholicism blog announced
a few days ago that a Solemn Mass (1962 Missal) will be celebrated in
St. Patrick's Cathedral on November 14, the first since Summorum
Pontificum took effect and the first in nearly 20 years:

The (traditional) Councils of the Knights
of Columbus – the Regina Coeli Council that meets at Holy Innocents
& the Agnus Dei Council – received a generous permission from
Cardinal Dolan to have a pilgrimage and a (traditional) Mass at St.
Patrick’s Cathedral before the end of the Year of Mercy.

This will be the first time since Summorum Pontificum that a traditional Mass will be publicly celebrated at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York!

On May 12, 1996, Alfons Cardinal Stickler celebrated a magnificent Solemn Pontifical Mass in
St. Patrick's, the first TLM to be said there since the liturgical
reforms. That Mass attracted between 4,000 and 5,000 faithful. In 1997 a
Solemn Mass was celebrated by Fr. John Perricone, and unfortunately
that proved to be the last for nearly two decades...