Thursday, June 18, 2015

LATIN MASS IN TENNESSEE















Church of the Assumption in Nashville Tenn.

THE LATIN MASS FINDS A HOME IN TENNESSEE

Beginning on August 9th there will be the traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at 8:30 am. Please attend and support the parish in developing and expanding this apostolate, so that the traditional Catholics in the area can have all the benefits of a traditional parish. This mass is said by secular clergy.

Contact Info:
1227 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
615-256-2729

Thursday, June 11, 2015

NO HIGH MASSES ATLANTA DIOCESE IN JULY


Low Masses

NO HIGH MASSES FOR JULY AT ST FRANCIS DE SALES

The schola at St Francis de Sales in Mableton will take the month of July off for vacation, therefore ALL masses in July at this parish will be low masses

Monday, June 8, 2015

NEW FSSP PRIEST ASSIGNED TO GEORGIA


Father De Guzman (in cope)

The FSSP has announced the priest assignments for North America, and they affect the parish of St Francis de Sales in Mableton (Atlanta Diocese). The current assistant pastor Father Joel Kiefer has been assigned as the new pastor of the North American Martyrs Parish in Seattle Washington.  He will be replaced with Father Joseph De Guzman, who was ordained last year. Father de Guzman is from Chattanooga Tennessee. Father Kiefer's new address is below:

5030 8th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 641-6504

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BLESSING OF SAINT JOHNS BONFIRE


Blessing of Bonfire by ICKSP, last year

The parish of St Francis de Sales in Mableton (Atlanta Diocese)will have the Blessing of the St Johns fire at 5:30 pm Saturday June 27th (please note this is a male only event)  Bring a lawn chair, we will cookout, and burn old sacramentals, sing and pray. Immerse yourself in Catholic culture. For directions see www.francisdesales.com

One of the most ancient blessings in the Roman Ritual is the Blessing of a bonfire on the Vigil of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. ( The Vigil is June 23rd). Pursuant to Summorum Pontificum you can ask your priest to utilize the Roman Ritual (in addition to the Missal &Breviary) and can ask him to perfom this blessing at your Church

If you are able to have your priest bless a bonfire here is the english translation of the Blessing for you to follow along:

 BLESSING OF A BONFIRE

on the Vigil of the Birthday of St. John the Baptist

conferred by the clergy outside of church

In the Church's veneration of her saints the cult of John the Baptist had from earliest times and continues to have a most prominent and honored place. John gave testimony of the true light that shines in the darkness, although he proclaimed in utter humility: "He must increase, but I must decrease." And the Master also spoke in highest praise of His precursor: "I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist." Attuned to the words of the Gospel the Christians of former times were filled with love and enthusiasm for this saint, and expressed a justifiable conviviality at the approach of his feastday by lighting a bonfire the night before in front of their churches, in the market-place, on the hilltops, and in the valleys. The custom of St. John bonfires, indicative of a people with unabashed and childlike faith, continues in some places to this day.

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.

Lord God, almighty Father, the light that never fails and the source of all light, sanctify + this new fire, and grant that after the darkness of this life we may come unsullied to you who are light eternal; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

The fire is sprinkled with holy water; after which the clergy and the people sing the following hymn (for the music see the music supplement):

Hymn: Ut queant laxis

O for your spirit, holy John, to chasten

Lips sin-polluted, fettered tongues to loosen;

So by your children might your deeds of wonder

Meetly be chanted.

Lo! a swift herald, from the skies descending,

Bears to your father promise of your greatness;

How he shall name you, what your future story,

Duly revealing.

Scarcely believing message so transcendent,

Him for a season power of speech forsaketh,

Till, at your wondrous birth, again returneth,

Voice to the voiceless.

You, in your mother's womb all darkly cradled,

Knew your great Monarch, biding in His chamber,

Whence the two parents, through their offspring's merits,

Mysteries uttered.

Praise to the Father, to the Son begotten,

And to the Spirit, equal power possessing,

One God whose glory, through the lapse of ages,

Ever resounding.

P: There was a man sent from God.

All Whose name was John.
Let us pray.

God, who by reason of the birth of blessed John have made this

day praiseworthy, give your people the grace of spiritual joy,

and keep the hearts of your faithful fixed on the way that leads

to everlasting salvation; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRIESTLY ORDINATION BROADCAST LIVE


The maniturgium

WATCH TRADITIONAL ORDINATION LIVE EMBER SATURDAY

The FSSP will broadcast one of many ordinations taking place around the world this Saturday at 11:00 am. There will be live commentary explaining the ceremonies. Click the below and see 6 holy men ordained priests.

click here to watch: http://livemass.net/LiveMass/live.html

Monday, May 18, 2015

LATIN MASS CHANGE IN MACON


Easter Sunday Mass

The below is from Father Mc Donald pastor at Saints Josephs Church in Macon:

 After eight years of celebrating the Extraordinary Form of the Mass on a regular basis, Saint Joseph Church will move its first Sunday of the month EF High Mass at the special time of 2:00 PM to the last Sunday of the month at our normal 12:10 PM Sunday Mass.

Our 12:10 PM Mass is celebrated in the Ordinary Form but "ad orientem" for the Liturgy of the Eucharist and Holy Communion is distributed at the full length of our newly restored altar railing.

Because the orientation of this OF Mass is similar to the orientation of the EF Mass and we have been celebrating the Mass this way for four years, I feel that this congregation will not be too unsettled by the all Latin, all orientem EF Mass the last Sunday of the month.

We plan to use a bit more Latin for the OF Mass than currently, but not too much. We hope to chant the Gloria and eventually the Credo in Latin each Sunday and perhaps in a year we will strive to learn the Pater Noster for the Ordinary Form. But the OF Mass will remain primarily English.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI ATLANTA DIOCESE


The only known traditional Corpus Christi procession in the State of Georgia will be at St Francis de Sales in Mableton on Sunday June 7th 2015. There will be a Solemn High Latin Mass at 11:30 am followed by the outdoor procession that will stop at the three altars on the route for the Benedictions. The Knights of Columbus will provide an Honour Guard and confraternities and sodalities will march in groups.

For info see
http://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/