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.

Happy Birthday, Summorum Pontificum!

Summorum Pontificum turns 7 today – that is, the motu proprio was released world-wide on this day. SP didn’t go into effect until September 14th of 2007, but Fr. Roberts will be celebrating High Mass for that Sunday at our regular time, so please be sure to join us!

In the meantime, here is a video from Juventutem DC saying “Thank You” to all those faithful clergy and laity who have made this possible. All of us in the St. John Bosco Latin Mass Community would like to extend our thanks to YOU as well.

Thomas Aquinas on the Latin Mass

What’s better than either St. Thomas Aquinas or the Latin Mass? St. Thomas Aquinas speaking on the Latin Mass, of course!

Dr. Taylor Marshall is starting a new video series, discussing twelve mystical actions of the Mass (i.e., parts of the Mass most confusing to the newcomers [especially Protestants!]  as covered by the Dominican saint.

Next “Introduction to Devout Life” meeting June 22nd

Missed the intro to the Intro? Have no fear. The book club will be meeting Sunday, June 22nd, at 3:00 P.M. We’ll be covering chapters 1-8 of the first book. The location is Scotty’s Brewhouse in Carmel (110 Main St.) until further notice. See you there!

Black Mass Indefinitely postponed.

According to the Catholic News Agency, the Satanic “black mass” organized through the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club has been cancelled.

God will not be mocked.

Habemus Papam: Francis (Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio)

Cardinal Burke visits Sisters’ Swiss Foundation


(Be sure to visit the link to see beautiful and inspiring pictures)

Posted in Sisters on October 27, 2012
Catholic Sisters

On the feast of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, September 15, His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, visited the foundation of the Sisters Adorers in Switzerland on the first anniversary of its establishment.

Located in the Diocese of Basel, Switzerland, quite near the border with France, the House of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus is nestled in the Alps, which provide a very appropriate atmosphere for prayer, work, and community, in the spirit of the Sisters’ Patrons, St. Francis de Sales, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, and St. Madeleine Sophia Barat.

Traditional Catholic Sisters

The Institute’s Prior General, Monsignor Wach, and several Canons and seminarians were present to welcome the Cardinal and to provide the liturgical assistance for the Pontifical High Mass and solemn blessing of the religious house. The Sisters beautifully sang the Chants of the Mass, and many local faithful, including the benefactors who donated the house and property to extraordinary event. After the Liturgy, a chamber concert was offered to mark the occasion, and the Sisters prepared a splendid meal in honor of His Eminence. On the tour of the convent the Sisters were able to show to Cardinal Burke the needlework and embroidery projects which form an important part of their daily Ora et Labora.