Friday, February 6, 2015

LATIN MASS TRAINING FOR PRIESTS

FSSP Priest Training Workshops
UNA VOCE IS PROVIDNG TRAINING FOR PARISH PRIESTS TO LEARN TO SAY THE LATIN MASS GIVE THIS INFO TO YOUR PARISH PRIEST UNA VOCE HELPS COVER THE COSTS OF THIS TRAINING

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, in collaboration with Una Voce America and the William C. Meier Foundation, testimonialsis the largest provider of training resources and materials for priests who wish to learn Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Established in June 2007, the Priest Training Program of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter has provided personal training for over 130 priests in 72 different dioceses in North America. Over 80% of participants in this program are now saying the Extraordinary Form on a regular basis.

Our five-day training workshops are are hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska.
Upcoming dates for Extraordinary Form Seminars:

Low Mass   18-22 May 2015 (Monday - Friday)$400.00

  

The Program:
Each workshop comprises a five-day residential course at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary including both classroom sessions and practical hands-on instruction. All instruction, training materials, meals, and room & board at the seminary are provided.

Low Mass Workshop:
• A comprehensive introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and its liturgical principles
• An overview of the 1962 Roman Missal and liturgical calendar
• A complete explanation and demonstration, with practical hands-on instruction, in the ceremony of Low Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal
• Tips and strategies for gaining proficiency in Latin
• An introduction to Sung Mass and Gregorian Chant
Sung Mass Workshop:
• Comprehensive hands-on instruction and training in the ceremonies of Sung and Solemn Mass
• Comprehensive overview and practice in the chants of the Sung Mass
• Complete training in all the altar server positions for Sung Mass
Costs:
• Low Mass Workshop $400 (includes $100 non-refundable deposit)
• Sung Mass Workshop $400 (includes $100 non-refundable deposit)
The cost of each workshop covers all classroom instruction, training materials, meals, and room & board at the seminary for the full five days.
How do I Register?
To register, please go to the SIGN UP page and follow the steps listed. Please note that we need all the documentation listed before we can secure your reservation. Please register in advance as spaces are limited and will be allocated on a "first come, first serve" basis.
How do I Get There?
Please visit the DIRECTIONS page for all travel information.

I Need Financial Assistance...
For priests who require financial assistance, Una Voce America has set up a financial aid plan. For details please contact Una Voce America, c/o Mr. Jason King, PO Box 1146, Bellevue, WA 98009 or e-mail INFO@UNAVOCE.ORG
What If I Have Questions or Need Further Information?
If you have any questions about our training program, please feel free to contact us at CONTACT@FSSPTRAINING.ORG
Or you may write to us at:

Father Joseph Lee, F.S.S.P., JCL
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
P.O. Box 147
Denton, NE. 68339
Ph: (402) 797-7700 Ex. 151
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to welcoming you to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. Oremus pro invicem!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

FSSP WOMENS SILENT RETREAT


Father McCarthy, FSSP during the Asperges

Don't miss this great opportunity, Father Mathew McCarthy, FSSP will lead a retreat just for women. Father is the pastor of St Francis de Sales parish in the Archdiocese of Atlanta
 
DETAILS: March 9-12 at the Carmel Retreat Centre, Hoschton GA to be led by Fr. McCarthy including daily Mass, conferences, opportunity for confession and silent prayer. Space is limited to 25: cost will be ~$150 per person. Register interest with Angela Wright: wrightfam_30045@yahoo.com

Monday, January 5, 2015

ALTAR RAIL BLESSED AT LATIN MASS SAVANNAH DIOCESE

BELOW IS A WONDERFUL REPORT FROM FATHER MC DONALD ON THE INSTALLATION & BLESSING OF THE REINSTALLED ALTAR RAIL IN MACON (SAVANNAH DIOCESE)
On Sunday's Extraordinary Form High Mass for the Feast of the Holy Name of JESUS, we blessed our newly restored altar railing for Saint Joseph Church in Macon, Georgia.


The Mass, as usual, was exquisite. I have come to appreciate this Mass more and more for it touches the heart in ways that even a child perceives. We are not bombarded with words, idiosyncrasies, or contrived horizontal, banal signs and symbols. That doesn't mean that the horizontal is not at work in this Mass. Oh yes it is!

The most powerful sign of the horizontal at the EF Mass is the traditional way in which Holy Communion is distributed when the communicant kneels at the communion rail. As a child and teenager I received Holy Communion at an altar railing from the time I was 7 until I was about 18 as my home parish in Augusta was late in changing this time honored and most reverent means of receiving Holy Communion kneeling to the now more banal standing method.

Yesterday was the first time ever as a priest that I distributed Holy Communion in the traditional method at the full length of an altar railing! I felt like it was Holy Thursday when I process with the Most Blessed Sacrament through the Church to the Altar of Repose and all are kneeling in adoration as our Eucharistic Lord passes by them!

There is a real, reverent and authentic sense of "community" and of the "communal" nature of receiving Holy Communion at the extension of the "table" of the Lord which is the communion railing where the "meal" aspect of Holy Communion is truly visible and experienced.

And the true "Holy Communion Procession" is experienced in the traditional way of receiving Holy Communion at the Communion Rail. Christ processes up and down the full length of the communion railing, as communicants await for His passage before them and unto them!

Friday, January 2, 2015

SAVANNAH DIOCESE ALTAR RAIL BLESSING

SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH NEWLY RESTORED ALTAR RAILING (COMMUNION RAILING) WILL BE BLESSED ON SUNDAY'S FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS AT THE 2:00 PM EXTRAORDINARY FORM HIGH MASS (NEWS FROM FATHER MCDONALD)


Of course everyone knows that this Sunday, January 4th is not the Solemnity of the Epiphany but the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Of course everyone knows that the Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Tuesday, January 6th at 5:00 PM.

At our Sunday's EF 2:00 PM High Mass as a prelude to the Asperges Me, our newly restored Communion Railing (aka altar railing) will be blessed. At Holy Communion time, communicants as is the norm for the EF Mass will approach the communion railing the full length of the railing as the authentic "Communion Procession" takes place which is not the people approaching Jesus in Holy Communion, but rather Jesus processing to each of them at the railing!

Unfortunately the new gates and the full length kneeling pad will not be in place. So kneeling on the hard marble will be an ascetical practice which will merit graces also! My apologies for the hard floor but my gift for the additional graces!

Monday, December 22, 2014

BLESSING OF WINE



On December 27th, in the Roman Ritual there is the blessing of St John wine. Have your priest Bless wine on this day.  You use this wine to drink a toast  to St John on this day before dinner.  Here is how it it done:

When it is drunk on his Feast Day, we drink it before dinner as a toast to St. John. The Father of the house lifts his glass toward Mother and says, "I drink you the love of St. John." The Mother replies "I thank you for the Love of St. John" and then turns to the oldest child, lifts her glass, and says, "I drink you the love of St. John..." -- and on it goes down the line until each has been toasted.

Here is the blessing of the wine and how it is done:
BLESSING OF WINEon the Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist (December 27)
At the end of the principal Mass on the feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, after the last Gospel, the priest, retaining all vestments except the maniple, blesses wine brought by the people. This is done in memory and in honor of St. John, who drank without any ill effects the poisoned wine offered to him by his enemies.
P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray.
If it please you, Lord God, bless + and consecrate + this vessel of wine (or any other beverage) by the power of your right hand; and grant that, through the merits of St. John, apostle and evangelist, all your faithful who drink of it may find it a help and a protection. As the blessed John drank the poisoned potion without any ill effects, so may all who today drink the blessed
wine in his honor be delivered from poisoning and similar harmful things. And as they offer themselves body and soul to you, may they obtain pardon of all their sins; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
Lord, bless + this creature drink, so that it may be a health-giving medicine to all who use it; and grant by your grace that all who taste of it may enjoy bodily and spiritual health in calling on your holy name; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
May the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, + and Holy Spirit, come on this wine (or any other beverage) and remain always.
All: Amen.
It is sprinkled with holy water. If the blessing is given privately outside of Mass, the priest is vested in surplice and stole and performs the ceremony as given above.


The only known use of this blessing in Georgia will take place Saturday at the parish of St Francis de Sales 587 Landers Drive Mableton Ga 30126 after the 9:00 am high mass

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ALTAR RAIL INSTALLED SAVANNAH DIOCESE



Altar rail being reinstalled

The below is from Father Mc Donald, pastor of St Josephs in Macon Ga (Savannah Diocese)

"It is finally happening and after 10 years ago having been removed, the altar railing is being restored to St. Joseph Church. We are using some of the original railing but new marble has been fabricated as well. There will be two gates in the center (which aren't quite ready) and one gate in the middle of both of our side chapels. Apart from the gates, it should be completed by Sunday or early next week before Christmas. What a nice Christmas gift for the parish!"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LATIN MASS ON TV

Una Voce is delighted to announce that Extraordinary Faith episode 3 will be airing next week on EWTN. The episode, filmed during a CMAA academic conference during October 2013, features the work of the CMAA and the wonderful legacy of Msgr. Richard Schuler and the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale at the Church of Saint Agnes in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

EWTN will be airing Episode 3 of Extraordinary Faith on all of their international English program feeds on Monday, December 15 at 3:00 AM & 6:30 PM Eastern time in the U.S. and Canada. Live streaming is available for free on EWTN's website.

UK & Ireland: 2:00 AM, 10:30 AM, & 9:00 PM
Africa/Asia: 3 airings; see EWTN's page for your time zone
Asia-Pacific: 2 airings; see EWTN's page for your time zone

More information on the episode, including behind-the-scenes photos, is available here.