Monday, December 11, 2017


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Rorate Caeli Mass said by candlelight


The only Rorate Caeli  Mass in the state of Georgia will be at St Francis de Sales in Mableton on Saturday morning December 16th at 7:00 am. The church is lit only by candle light. This mass is said before sunrise and ends as the sun comes up.  During the mass sun light gradually fills the church to correspond to the prayers of the mass. This will be a high mass.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017



Mission Tradition of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for two different programs this summer.

The Saint Francis Xavier Mission Trip is now in its 6th year. This year there will be trips to Mexico, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. These mission trips give young people and families the chance to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and be enriched by daily Traditional Mass by FSSP chaplains. Please visit our new site website (here) and view the promotional video (here).
Remember that some give by going and other go by giving, so even if you cannot go, we are always in need of generous support to keep carrying out this great work.
The Saint Junipero Serra Spanish Institute has also opened registrations for its thrid year. This is a Spanish immersion program for priests and seminarians also under the direction of the FSSP. It is an immersion in language and tradition! Visit our website (here) and pass it along to seminarians you might know. Or please consider supporting this important apostolate too and watch for a soon to be released promotional video for this program.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017


(The below is from the front page of the Savannah morning news, newspaper)

Mass with ‘mystery’ has been around 10 years at cathedral since use of Latin was reapproved

Father Daniel Firmin greets a young woman after the Latin Mass. The afternoon service attracts SCAD students, who also sing in the Latín Mass Schola. (Leslie Moses/For the Savannah Morning News)
The hour-plus drive from Metter each Sunday is trivial compared to what Christy Kimsey finds when she arrives.
The transcendence, the reverence, the beauty, the real presence of Jesus, she says — it’s what she’s been missing her whole life.
“It brings me to tears almost every time,” she says, holding her hand to her chest after the 1 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist one recent Sunday.
And to be clear, she’s speaking of the Latin Mass, or “extraordinary form” mostly in Latin.
She attends the ordinary form in English, “new Mass” to some, closer to home throughout the week.
The Second Vatican Council in the 1960s approved use of the liturgy in the language of the people.
Then 10 years ago in 2007, Pope Benedict XVI declared that the extraordinary form was officially accessible to the church’s faithful, too.
“This just gives people another option,” says cathedral parishioner Felix Maher.
In 2002, the service was already held at Nativity of Our Lord Church in Thunderbolt after Maher pushed for it.
The dentist enjoyed the Mass while working out of town in bigger cities like Atlanta and Chicago. He feels that the new liturgy lacks a bit spiritually in the sense of sacredness, and that the Latin Mass is more mystical and spiritually fulfilling.
Compared to the new Mass, the Latin service has longer periods of silence, offers Gregorian chant and the priest faces east with the congregation, his back to them, praying with the people.
And of course, much is in Latin.
The priest’s sermon is in English, and Maher read twice from Bible passages in English. Otherwise, “amen” may be the only familiar part for newbies.
The extraordinary form is often met with resistance from the clergy, Maher says.
“Certainly, it was a struggle to get started,” he says.
He tried to convince the bishop of the Diocese of Savannah to have the mass locally, finally asking, what harm is it?
“We’re all worshiping Christ,” Maher says.
The attendance grew after the service moved from the Thunderbolt church to the beautiful, downtown cathedral, recalls Father Daniel Firmin.
Latin Mass attendance has about tripled from a decade ago to roughly 160 attendees, though still well under the roughly 700 typically at the cathedral’s earlier 11:30 a.m. ordinary Mass.
John Brenton, 35, is among the Latin Mass faithful. About a decade ago, the Pooler resident attended the service hoping it would suit his Latino wife.
But it wasn’t a Hispanic service; it was a holy one that astounded Brenton, a new Catholic.
“And it turned out me being just floored,” he says. “I knew I wanted more and wanted to connect with it.”
He likes that it is ancient, beautiful, has incense and Gregorian chanting.
People get hung up on the Latin part, he says. And it takes about seven services to be able to follow along, according to Brenton.
But there is enough beauty in the service to absorb that people don’t need to understand every word.
“The point is that Jesus shows up,” he says.
Jared Seff, 26, also attends. The fine arts painter grew up Jewish, and converted to Catholicism after moving to Savannah and attending Savannah College of Art and Design. Like other Catholics, he goes to ordinary Mass throughout the week.
Yet Seff finds the Latin Mass a better fit.
“It allows me to get into my transcendental space,” he says.
The artist believes that creating art relies on inspiration, and is a spiritual matter. He mentions the link between the words “inspiration” and “spirit.” Some matters, however, are less defined.
Attendees mention “the mystery,” and appreciate complex spiritual matters, such as Holy Communion. Not knowing the service’s Latin language is just one part.
Firmin, who presides over the afternoon service, thinks unfamiliarity may actually help people pay attention versus hearing familiar English each week with a temptation to zone out.
And language is just one tool besides art, music and others; the Lord touches souls regardless, according to Firmin.
Kimsey is one soul-touched witness.
She tries to convince family members to join her, but in the meantime, she returns weekly to “the truth of Christ” she says she’s found—and feels—in the cathedral.
“He’s here with us,” Kimsey says.
What: Latin Mass
Where: 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E Harris Street, Savannah
Info: 912-233-4709 or
Hear: The Latín Mass Schola Community/videos/vb.1514066975480911/1995261054028165/?type=2&theater

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


FSSP Priest Training Workshops


Una Voce in conjunction with the FSSP is pleased to announce an upcoming training class for priests to learn how to celebrate the low mass form of the traditional Latin mass. Please let your local parish priest know about this opportunity. Una Voce has scholarships available to pay the cost of the training for a priest if he doesn't have the financial ability to cover the the cost of training.  All the details are below:

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, in collaboration with Una Voce America and the William C.
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is 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 165 priests from 115 different dioceses. 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)

  11-15 December 2017,
14-18 May 2018

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


• 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

Monday, August 7, 2017


Sacred Ministers & Servers from Last Sunday's Mass


LATEST UPDATE: The September mass will now be a missa cantata

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The revival of the Catholic Faith is now unstoppable in the Augusta area thanks to the untiring work and devotion of the new pastor of Our Lady of Peace. Father Renaurd West has established a group of well trained Sacred Ministers and altar servers and will celebrate yet another Solemn High Traditional Latin mass for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost (September 10th) at 1:00 pm. The mass will be at the parish of Our Lady of Peace. There will be a social after mass, so make sure you stop by and meet other serious Catholics.

Our Lady of Peace
856 Old Edgefield Rd,
North Augusta, SC 29841
If you'd like to help out in any way by serving mass, sining in the schola, helping with the social, ushering, etc. please contact

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


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Altar set up for a Legion of Mary Meeting

The Legion of Mary will hold a Congress for the entire Archdiocese of Atlanta at St Francis de Sales on Saturday August 12th. This parish is staffed by the FSSP, and is the only traditional parish in the state of Georgia. A Congress is only held every few years so it is a rare chance to attend a Congress at a traditional parish. This is open to all active, auxiliary, and praetorians. Also anyone interested in the Legion of Mary is invited to attend. The event is free.


9:00 am low mass
9:45 am registration and breakfast
10:15 Congress begins
12:50 Lunch
1:20 Congress resumes
2:30 (apprx) Congress ends
2:45pm Curia Meeting

St Francis de Sales Catholic Church
587 Landers Drive
Mableton, Georgia 30126, USA
Phone: (770) 948-6888

Thursday, July 13, 2017


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Father West Incensing Altar

Augusta Georgia is turning into the premiere location in the east Georgia-west South Carolina region for serious Catholics, all thanks to the untiring efforts of one priest. Father Renaurd West, new pastor of Our Lady of Peace, has restored the traditional Catholic Faith to the area by implementing the celebration of the Solemn Traditional Latin Mass. He is drawing large young enthusiastic crowds to church with the beautiful liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. This past Sunday saw a crowd of over 200 people at the 1:00 pm Solemn Mass. The large contingent of young Catholics hung around after mass for the social to meet others serious Catholics from the area. The next Solemn Traditional Latin Mass is scheduled for the Feast of the Transfiguration, Sunday August 6th at 1:00 pm at:

Our Lady of Peace
856 Old Edgefield Rd,
North Augusta, SC 29841
Please make every effort to attend and to bring a friend and expose them to the rich Catholic culture they have been deprived of for the last 45 plus years. One way to have a richer experience is to help out with singing, serving mass, etc, and if you can help out in any way please contact: