Solemn High Mass by Fr. Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP

A brief story on the first Solemn High Mass in the Carmel deanery (Carmel, Indiana) in decades.

Altar Configuration by Mr. Tito Cano

On Sunday, June 22nd at 2 pm, newly ordained Father Jonathan Romanoski, FSSP, offered a beautiful Solemn High Mass, in the Extraordinary Form. The Mass was offered in the “nave” of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Carmel, Indiana. It’s estimated that around 100 faithful attended this Mass, despite the fact that the time available was in the middle of the afternoon (not your typical Mass time).

The homily by Fr. Daniel Geddes, FSSP, consisted of an exhortation to the faithful to be always charitable to our priests and religious. Fr.  Geddes stressed the importance of not only being charitable to our priests but to pray, and pray often for them. It is through these prayers that we, as a unified laity, ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen them in their daily labors and the many difficulties faced by today’s priests and religious.

The choir was conducted by Christopher Sedlak, director of the SS Philomena and Cecilia Catholic Church choir, Brookville, Indiana. Among the beautiful music, Mr. Sedlak conducted from the organ the offertory Motet, Dona Nobis Pacem by W. A. Mozart, as well as a setting of Panis Angelicus during Holy Communion. The ordinary was (De Angelis) Missa VIII, and Credo III.


One of the Servers at the Solemn High Mass

One of the Servers at the Solemn High Mass

Also, the altar had to be configured differently for the Extraordinary Form due to the location, size and shape of the existing altar. Mr. Tito Cano worked diligently for several days to develop the altar shown in the following photos. A gigantic thank you to Mr. Cano for his many contributions.

Fr. Romanoski elevates the Sacred Host

Fr. Romanoski elevates the Sacred Host

One of the most rewarding aspects about working on the promotion and restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass in this deanery, is to hear the gratitude of the faithful as they exit the church. “Thank you so much for bringing the Latin Mass back!”, “I’m 100% behind what you are doing”, or “Glad to see we are bringing reverence back to the Mass” were some of the comments expressed to UVC members on June 22nd. Thanks to all who have supported Una Voce Carmel during the last 12 Masses offered at St. Elizabeth Seton (SEAS). Last but not least, many thanks to all the staff at SEAS and Fr. Ted Rothrock, Pastor, for their tremendous generosity.

Fr. Geddes chants the Epistle, Romans 6, 3-11

Fr. Geddes chants the Epistle, Romans 6, 3-11

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

  A Traditional Latin Mass

Offered by

Fr. Andreas Hellmann

The Institute of Christ the King

 Sunday, April 20th, 2008 a.D.

Time: 5:00 pm
(Confessions prior to Mass)
St. Elizabeth Seton Roman Catholic Church
In the Day Chapel
10655 Haverstick Road
Carmel, IN 46033

There will be a potluck following the Mass.

For more information please call:

(317) 581-0315


Dom Gérard, Eternal Memory!

Dom Gérard Calvet of blessed memoryDom Gérard Calvet

Dom Gérard Calvet of blessed memory, the famed Abbot of Sainte-Madeleine-du-Barroux can best be remembered for his work for those who love and desire the Traditional Latin Mass.  

He can be seen in the two pictures above that were taken at his 50th jubilee anniversary as a priest. One particular address he gave at the ten year anniversary for Ecclesia Dei at their conference held in Rome on October 24, 1998 was titled, “Let the war of rites cease”. ( )

In summarizing Dom Gérard’s address, the three main solutions which he continued to propose  for promoting the Traditional Latin Mass included:

1)      an  extension of the powers of the Pontifical “Ecclesia Dei” Commission, or the institution of an intermediate authority answerable to the Commission and  taking the form of an apostolic delegation which would regulate each case  at the local level together with the diocesan bishops. 

2)      the creation on the part of the episcopal authorities or of the Holy See of quasi-parishes of a personal nature in every diocese where a minimum number of faithful  have requested them 

3)      the insertion of the old Ordo Missae “ad libitum” in all the new Missals if not the granting of permission to all priests to celebrate according to the 1962 Missal. 

Does this sound familiar?  And again, it was 1998.  

Dom Gérard, thank you for your service, requiescat in pace and eternal memory!

Una Voce Carmel Speaker Series Announced

Una Voce Carmel is proud to announce the first in a series of relevant topics to all Catholics. Over the last month, UVC has been hard at work lining up a number of speakers and a venue to sponsor a series to correspond with this year’s Lent season.
On Sunday, February 10th, a 7pm, Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP, will discuss Culture, Convenience and Catholicism, at the Social Hall of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, Indiana. Father Saguto will speak for about one hour, followed by a short question and answer session from those in the audience.

Father attended college at Christendom College, Front Royal, VA in 1998 and seminary at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 2004, he was ordained by Bishop Bruskewitz in Lincoln Nebraska. He is the current administrator of SS Philomena and Cecilia Catholic Church, Brookville, Indiana.

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