Sept. 3 – Feast of SAINT PIUS X- St. Simon the Apostle, Geist, IN


The Saint John Bosco Latin Mass Community

invites you to the CENTENARY celebration of the


Wednesday, September 3rd, 7.P.M.

Saint Simon the Apostle Church

8155 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236

Fr. Ryan McCarthy, celebrant



Dear friends:


Our bishop recently announced that he is taking a general survey of all Catholics in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana concerning the state of our local Church.  To quote from the website: “Bishop Doherty is eager to understand your thoughts and experiences with the Catholic Church, Schools and Healthcare Facilities in the Diocese.”

We highly encourage all our “parishioners” of the St. John Bosco Latin Mass Community to fill out the form as listed on the website. PLEASE MENTION in the additional information section at the end of the survey your appreciation of the availability of a regular Latin Mass in our diocese. Something along the lines of “we are thankful that the bishop has provided for a regular Tridentine Latin Mass in the Diocese of Lafayette, and we hope that the bishop may find it possible to establish a parish where the Latin Mass may be offered on a regular weekly basis, as well as on feast days.”

Be charitable, but be insistent. And please tell your friends to fill out the survey and mention likewise how much they appreciate having the opportunity to regularly attend a Latin mass. The more replies for the Latin mass, the better. The bishop wants to understand our thoughts.  Let’s make them known.

The link to the survey is here.

Juventutem Lousville to Host Assumption Weekend Conference

Our friends down in Louisville have let us know that there will be a conference this weekend featuring Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, of “What Does the Prayer Really Say?” fame. (Mass will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening to fulfill your obligation.) See details as listed below:

JL Conference Updated

Mass – 7/27

Another Sung Mass will be offered by Fr. DeKeyser this upcoming Sunday. We hope to see you there.

Brendan Dougherty – In Defense of Pope Benedict and the Latin Mass

An Article by Brendan Dougherty in The Week, which has this to say about the benefit’s of Benedict’s motu proprio: ” He also did a great service for culture and the arts, for the whole world — even for nonbelievers.”

MASS this SUNDAY (7/20)

The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered once again on a semi-regular basis in the Day Chapel of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Carmel, starting this Sunday, July 20th. Fr. Andrew DeKeyser, longtime chaplain to Una Voce Lafayette and currently on summer break from studying Canon Law in Rome, has kindly offered to say mass on those Sundays which he is available. Please be sure to give him a warm welcome and thank him for this inestimable grace being offered to us.

On another note, the Book Club will be meeting immediately after mass; venue to be determined. We will continue our discussion by reviewing the third section of St. Francis De Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life.

What’s Going On?

WHAT’S GOING ON Some of you may be wondering about the current situation of UV Carmel. Right now, we are in the process of finding priests who are available to offer any upcoming masses. Our main obstacle lies in finding a priest who not only knows how to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass, but hasn’t exceeded the number of masses allotted to be celebrated on a given Sunday – in our case, two. As you well may know, our local church, even our diocese, has been blessed recently with a growing number of priests who not only know, but venerate the Latin Mass. However, the current shortage of priests means that many of these priests have multiple masses to offer at their home parishes over the weekend, which means that many of the priests would have to trinate (or celebrate a third mass) if they were to offer for UV Carmel.   WHAT YOU CAN DO As we continue to look for priests with the rubrical competency and an open schedule, there are ways that you can help us out as well: 1) WRITE A LETTER TO THE BISHOP. Let Bishop Doherty in a letter know how much you appreciate the availability of the Latin Mass on a regular basis, and your sincerest hope that he will help perpetuate the Latin Mass into the future. An example of a letter you might right to His Grace can be found here. Be polite, be prayerful, be prolific. 2) TALK TO YOUR LOCAL PRIEST. Would your pastor, or another local priest, be willing to learn how to celebrate the Latin Mass? Write a letter to them expressing your desire; be sure to tell them that our community will be able to underwrite the expenses of learning to celebrate the mass. (There are many opportunities for learning the Latin Mass, from some of the workshops offered by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter and the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius, or more recently, the one-to-two day intensives offered by the producers of the EWTN television series Extraordinary Faith.) 3)PRAY. Certainly the most important efforts that can be made by our community right now center on an increased devotion to prayer. At some point in the near future, our group may be organizing a spiritual bouquet on behalf of the cause of our apostolate. Until then, listed below are some ejaculatory prayers from the Raccolta, which are beneficial to an increase in vocations:

O Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us; obtain for us many and holy priests.
(300 days indulgence)
O Lord, grant unto Thy Church saintly priests and fervent religious.
(300 days indulgence)
Send forth, O Lord, laborers into Thy harvest.
Mitte, Domine, operarios in messem tuam
(500 days indulgence)
Finally, as we continue to pray for our community’s future, let us remember Christ’s words on the subject of persistence: Ever since John the Baptist’s time, the kingdom of heaven has opened to force; and the forceful are even now making it their prize (Matthew XI.12) Let us keep forceful in our desire for the Mass of All Time, our foretaste of the Kingdom of Heaven. 

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