Wednesday, July 8, 2020

SAVANNAH DIOCESE GETS NEW BISHOP (UPDATED)


SAVANNAH DIOCESE ANNOUNCES NEW BISHOP
Father Stephen Parkes
The Very Reverend Daniel F. Firmin, Diocesan Administrator stated, “today, Pope Francis has honored the Diocese of Savannah with the gift of our 15th bishop. In his 22 years of priestly ministry, he has served in parishes, directed souls, and was a campus minister. Bishop-Elect Parkes’ Episcopal Ordination will occur at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Savannah on Wednesday, September 23rd. Father Parkes is from the Orlando Diocese. His brother is also a Bishop, who has even performed confirmations in the Traditional Rite in St Petersburg Florida in February of this year for 3 parishes. Hopefully the new Bishop will also be so inclined. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

FSSP ARRIVES IN VIETNAM

FSSP ESTABLISHING AN APOSTOLATE IN VIETNAM
 French priest Father Laurent Dements with the FSSP has arrived in north Vietnam and is assigned to the former Indochina for two years to see if he can establish an FSSP apostolate in the communist country. Here is an interview on how things are going:

click on the Restoring the Faith Youtube channel to watch:
https://youtu.be/iMJuSbzsPiw


Thursday, June 18, 2020

LATIN MASS IN MACON CANCELED FOR JUNE

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Nave of Saint Josephs in Macon
MASS OF 4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST CANCELED
Due to the Chinese Wuhan virus, the monthly Latin Mass at Saint Joseph's in Macon is canceled.  It was scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday June 28th, however due to the pandemic there are now only 2 Sunday masses being celebrated. When the pandemic recedes, the monthly Latin High Mass start back on the last Sunday of each month.

Monday, June 8, 2020

NEW PASTOR ASSIGNED TO ST FRANCIS DE SALES, MABLETON

First Mass of Fr Robert Dow, FSSPFather Robert Dow, FSSP
ANNUAL FSSP PRIESTS ASSIGNEMNTS AFFECT GEORGIA-NEW PASTOR
The FSSP parish of Saint Francis de Sales says a sad farewell  to its current pastor Father Joseph Deguzman, who has been assigned as pastor of Saint Rose Phillipine Duchesne in Westwood Kansas as of July 1st 2020. Father Robert Dow has been assigned as the new pastor of Saint Francis de Sales affective July 1st 2020. The assistant pastor Father James Smith, FSSP will remain at the parish. Make sure you welcome Father Dow to Dixie and give him a warm southern welcome !!!!! Father Dow is being transferred from his current (cold and freezing) assignment, as pastor of Saint Irenee de Lyon in Montreal Canada.

Fr. Dow was born in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. As a child, he wanted to become a Franciscan monk, but eventually gave up the idea as none of his schoolmates had the same interest. At the age of eight, the family moved to Orange County in Southern California, and there he was active in the parish as an altar boy. In high school he began attending the Latin Mass at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Later, he attended University of California at Davis, near Sacramento, earning a bachelor’s degree in international relations and minors in both German and Latin, with the intent to follow a diplomatic career with the Foreign Service.

It was there during his studies that he became acquainted with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, attending St. Stephen the First Martyr Church in Sacramento. During his first year of college, he began again to feel a vocation to the priesthood, and following a period of discernment, decided to enter the seminary after completing his studies. It was recommended to him that he enter the FSSP seminary in Wigratzbad, Germany, since he was already fluent in German and knew the region quite well, having spent considerable time with family in St. Gallen, Switzerland, just an hour away on the other side of the border.

After completing six years at the seminary in Wigratzbad, he returned to the United States to finish his remaining year at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. Father was ordained May 31, 2014 by Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

ATLANTA CATHEDRAL LATIN MASS CANCELED



All members and supporters of Una Voce please be advised that the solemn high Latin mass on the old high altar of the Atlanta cathedral has been CANCELED, with no reschedule date. This rare event was to have taken place on the Feast of the Sacred Heart June 19th. (see post below) Please help spread the word so no one will make the unnecessary trip to downtown Atlanta.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

LATIN MASSES RETURN TO GEORGIA (UPDATED)

Kiss of Peace
SAVANNAH DIOCESE LATIN MASSES PARTIALLY RETURN
MACON:
The parish of Saint Joseph in downtown Macon WILL NOT have the monthly Latin Mass this Sunday for Pentecost.

SAVANNAH:
The Latin Mass will return this Sunday for the Feast of Pentecost at 1:00 pm in the cathedral. Please arrive early because a very large crowd is expected. Benedictine priests Fathers Jean Paul and Jean Luc will celebrate the mass and distribute communion. It is possible that the schola will sing at this mass. Blue tape will be on the floor to social distance as you go to the altar rail for communion. There will be no missals or handouts for the Faithful.


ATLANTA ARCHDIOCESE  (UPDATED)
UPDATE TO BELOW:
Sunday confessions are at 7:15 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Confessions are heard in the cry room off the vestibule and in classroom #5 downstairs in the CCD classroom area.

MABLETON: The parish of Saint Francis de Sales, (FSSP) is back open. There are one to two masses every weekday with confessions before every mass. Weekday masses are in the church and confessions are in the cry room. Sunday masses are all LOW masses and are at the special times of 8:00 am 10:00 am and 12:00 noon. You must stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask. Masses on Sunday are in the gym. The priests are still working on how they will hear confessions on Sunday. Because seating is limited it is a first come first served basis. 

For all details on the only traditional parish in the state click here: https://fsspatl.com/




Wednesday, May 13, 2020

LATIN MASS RETURNS TO UGANDA


Solemn Mass by The Institute of the Good Shepherd

LATIN MASS RETURNS TO UGANDA
Una Voce Georgia is pleased to announce that the Latin Mass has returned to Uganda. The Institute of the Good Shepherd has an apostolate in Kampala. The mass is celebrated every Sunday at 10:00 am. Mass is followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This mass site is located at the St. Denis
Ssebugwawo Martyrdomspot, Munyonyo. For info, or to offer assistance to the Institute of the Good Shepherd, Please contact
Fr. Christophe Nouveau:
The Society of the Apostles of Jesus and Mary
Kampala Archdiocese
ch.nouveau@gmail.com / 0794 908 142