Raymond Cardinal Burke Visit to St. Francis de Sales (St. Louis)

Visit of Cardinal Burke to St. Francis de Sales


Posted in Events on January 12, 2011
Cardinal Burke, Latin Mass

On Saturday, January 8, the Institute had the great honor and pleasure of welcoming His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, to Saint Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis.

At the invitation of the superiors of the Institute, Cardinal Burke came to celebrate a Solemn Te Deum in thanksgiving for his elevation to the College of Cardinals by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. A very impressive number of faithful flocked to the Oratory to assist in this glorious celebration.

The Vicar General and Provincial for the United States, Monsignor Michael Schmitz, along with four canons of the Institute, received His Eminence at the Oratory and welcomed many clergy to the celebration. The Most Reverend Everardus Johannes de Jong, Auxiliary Bishop of Roermond, Netherlands, and Monsignor Arthur Calkins, and many priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese were in attendance.

Cardinal Raymond Burke

The Cardinal’s entrance was greeted by the Ecce Sacerdos Magnus, highlighted by triumphant organ and trumpet. During the vesting at the throne lively motets of Monteverdi and other polyphonic masters filled the magnificent interior of the Oratory. As the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament began, St. Thomas’ words in O Salutaris Hostia in the elegant setting by Piramallo lifted all hearts towards God Almighty. Then in profound gratitude, the entire assembly—clergy and lay faithful, young and old—offered thanks to God in the Te Deum, the ancient hymn of praise and thanksgiving. With the hymns Alma Redemptoris and Tu es Petrus, we expressed our unity with the Blessed Virgin and the entire Church in praise and worship.

A festive reception in the Oratory hall in honor of the Cardinal followed the liturgical ceremony. On behalf of the Institute and all those who gathered to honor the Cardinal, Monsignor Schmitz gave a brief welcoming address. In his gracious remarks, His Eminence Cardinal Burke again asked for prayers for the new responsibilities he now has as a member of the College of Cardinals. In a receiving line which lasted more than two hours, many faithful and clergy took the opportunity to give personal congratulations and assurance to His Eminence of their filial prayers.

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St. John Bosco Speaker Series February 5

The St. John Bosco Latin Mass Community is happy to welcome Frs. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP, Joseph Lee FSSP, and Roberto Cano FSSP on February 5th 2011 a.D.  Frs. Lee & Cano will take an in depth view on vocations.  They will give us a better understanding of the Theology of Vocation, the signs of a Vocation, the different Vocations in the Church,  how to foster vocations and how important those vocations are for a healthy Catholic society.  Father Pendergraft will be conducting a servers practicum open to father and sons who would like to learn  how to serve the Traditional Latin Mass and answer questions.  This is a great opportunity for any server experienced or novice to brush up on their server skills.

8:30 Confessions

9:00 Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Fr. Lee, FSSP Low Mass)

9:45 Breakfast & FSSP Vocations Video

10:15 Speaker Series & Practicum Begin

Noon– Light Lunch & Q & A

Everyone is invited to attend and please bring a friend.  The St. John Bosco Speaker series is free thanks to our generous benefactors and volunteers who make the speaker series possible.  Free will donations will be  accepted and will be used to help cover the cost of future speaker series events.  For more information please email us at uvcarmel@catholic.org.

Location & Directions:

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

410 S. Pearl Street

Cicero, Indiana (6 miles directly North of Noblesville)

The 2nd Latin Mass Society Walking Pilgrimage to Walsingham, 2011

The 2nd Latin Mass Society Walking Pilgrimage to Walsingham, 2011

You are invited to the second Latin Mass Society walking pilgrimage for the conversion of England. We will be walking from Ely to Walsingham from 26th to 28th August 2011. This is a bank-holiday weekend.

Pilgrims will meet in the evening of Thursday 25th August at St Ethelreda’s Catholic Church, 19 Egremont Street, Ely. The pilgrimage will begin with the Traditional Mass in St Ethelreda’s Catholic Church on Friday morning.

There will be a sung Traditional Latin Mass each day and Confession will be available throughout the pilgrimage.

Mass on the second day will be in the Catholic chapel at Oxburgh Hall. The pilgrimage will conclude with Mass at Walsingham on Sunday afternoon.

This pilgrimage is open to all ages and to families.

Camping is compulsory for men, and optional for women and children. Women and children will be able to sleep indoors on the Thursday and Saturday nights. We are still looking for an indoor option for the Friday.

Prices are as follows:

Adult non-LMS members: £60 (see note below)
Adult LMS members: £50
Under 18s and students: £30

send a cheque payable to ‘The Latin Mass Society’ for the appropriate amount to the address below.

The Latin Mass Society
11 – 13 Macklin Street

If you would like more detail on the route or the Mass times then please email:
Paul Smeaton – paulfsmeaton@gmail.com

Regular Traditional Masses to be offered in Bognor Regis “for experimental period of six-months”

Regular Traditional Masses to be offered in Bognor Regis “for experimental period of six-months”

10 NOVEMBER 2010

The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Clarence Road, Bognor Regis, Sussex PO21 1JX, will see monthly celebrations of Mass in the Extraordinary Form, starting on Sunday, 28 November, at 12.30pm. The first Mass will be celebrated by Parish Priest Fr Tony Churchill. The Parish Newsletter draws parishioners’ attention to Pope Benedict’s call for a generous response to the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, and this parish initiative is very much in that spirit.
Subsequent Masses will be celebrated on the following dates:Sunday, 26 December 2010, 12.30pmSaturday, 1 January 2011, 12.30pmSaturday, 12 February 2011, 12.30pmSunday, 13 March 2011, 12.30pmSunday, 24 April 2011, 12.30pm

Morrell and family work to revive Latin Mass

January 24, 2011

Morrell and family work to revive Latin Mass

Darragh Doiron The Port Arthur News The Port Arthur News Mon Jan 24, 2011, 08:12 AM CST


Community Connection: Active with Latin Mass Society of Beaumont

Fast Fact: The group will meet at  5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Vidor

Quick Quote: “I actually am in awe of the Mass and what it has done for my children,” Marilyn Morrell

PORT NECHES – Through her children’s zeal, Marilyn Morrell is learning a Catholic Mass tradition she, as a convert, never experienced.

The Port Neches woman and her husband, Rocco, are working with the Latin Mass Society of Beaumont, a lay society, to make the traditional Latin Mass more widely available within the Diocese of Beaumont.

“ We are working on getting more support from the local diocese and getting the word out to Catholics in general,” Morrell said.

Though the changes of Vatican II, Mass became celebrated in English for most Americans. Morrell’s family has celebrated the traditional Mass in Lake Charles, and is part of organizational meetings in Vidor to bring the tradition to the Golden Triangle area.

“There is drama in what is at stake in restoring the traditional Latin Mass,” she said. “It is a treasure that is our Catholic liturgical heritage that had almost disappeared, one that we had celebrated worldwide for hundreds and hundreds of years — over a millennium —t hat connected us to the roots of Christianity.”

The group meets out Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 1600 N. Main Ave., in Vidor. A meeting is set for 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20.

John Morrell, her 29-year-old son, described deep emotions he’s experienced at the traditional Mass. Similar feelings are evident in his parents’ voices as they share. Morrell said she believes the old version focuses on solemnity and individual prayer.

“That’s very moving,” she said.

“My children, all grown now, grew up with the modern Mass, and since living in other areas have become enthusiastic about its older form, the TLM, with its ability to increase their faithfulness and to understand church doctrine.  It touches a mother’s heart to have her sons and daughters-in-law want this so much and it not be available here in the Diocese of Beaumont.  I see it as another example that leads young adults to choose other places to live after they have experienced that and compare it to Beaumont. “

Mr. Morrell said there is community interest.

“I think things are progressing along nicely. We have about 50 to 100 people,” he said.

The group has purchased candles and a crucifix in preparation of celebration.

He said he remembers growing up in the Assumption parish in Beaumont and how the older members missed the Latin Mass. The family considers the renewed interest a “circle of life’ that what was once removed could now be restored.

“So, yes, of course, my husband and I want to support Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum to give this classical form of worship its ‘due honor,’ to make its beauty, its reverence, its richness available for all Catholics to grow in their faith and increase their understanding of the doctrines of the Mother Church. As it has done for my sons and daughters, it can do for countless others,” she said.

“God has blessed our family in abundance and for that we are grateful, she said. “May we use our blessings to the glory of God and for the salvation of souls.”

For more information, call Morrell at 724-1456, e-mail latinmassbeaumont@gmail.com or visit latinmassbeaumont.blogspot.com