Thursday, April 28, 2016

TRADITIONAL CORPUS CHRISTI SOLEMN MASS ATLANTA DIOCESE

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Corpus Christi Procession Begins 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 May 29th 2016. There will be a Solemn High 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. There will also be a corporate communion of all Knights of Columbus and Columbian Squires.

For info see
www.francisdesales.com

Friday, April 22, 2016

AUGUSTA LATIN MASS BIG SUCCESS


Father Firmin

CATHOLICS IN AUGUSTA REJOICE OVER THE RETURN OF TRADITION

Catholics in Augusta Georgia came together to celebrate the revival of the ancient Latin Mass on Sunday April 17th at St Marys on the Hill. Over 250 Faithfull turned out for a missa cantata celebrated by Father Firmin, Vicar General of the Diocese.  It was noticeable that there were young families with children in attendance. The community on short notice was able to form a schola to sing the mass and obtain altar servers to make this mass come off without a hitch. The next mass will be on July 17th at 2:00 pm. Una Voce wishes to publicly thank the pastor Father Gerald Ragan for generously allowing the kind use of his church for this mass, and for Father Firmin on traveling to Augusta to celebrate this mass. If you would like to get involved with the Latin Mass community or would like to help usher, assist with the reception, sing in the schola or serve the mass, or should you simply want more information please contact:
thomas.j.seiter@gmail.com
call or text 706-945-3354
Please make every effort to come to the next mass and bring a friend. If we are able to show there is significant interest in the Latin Mass, then this revival of tradition will expand. Directions are below:

For directions see:
http://stmaryonthehill.org/directions.htm
St. Mary on the Hill
1420 Monte Sano Avenue
Augusta, GA 30904

Monday, April 11, 2016

LATIN MASS TRAINING FOR PRIESTS MAY 16-20TH

FSSP Priest Training Workshops

Upcoming dates for Extraordinary Form Seminars:

Please pass this info on to any priest you know in the Savannah or Atlanta Dioceses

Low Mass   16-20 May 2016 (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
 
IF YOU NEED FINANCIAL HELP FROM UNA VOCE:
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!
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Friday, March 11, 2016

LATIN MASS RETURNS TO AUGUSTA GEORGIA-UPDATED


Saint Mary on the Hill

UPDATED NEWS ON THE UPCOMING LATIN MASS IN AUGUSTA:

The first mass on April 17th at 2:00 pm will be a missa cantata and will be celebrated by Father Daniel Firmin, Vicar General of the Diocese. There will be a reception after mass. Please make sure you go to the reception and meet fellow Catholics who are interested in tradition. Please sign in at the reception so you can be included in the future Latin Masses in Augusta. The new traditional group needs your help in restoring this mass to Augusta! To volunteer to be an altar server (males only), or sing in the schola (choir), or usher, or help with the reception, or help in any way
 please contact:

thomas.j.seiter@gmail.com
call or text 706-945-3354



GREAT NEWS IN THE SAVANNAH DIOCESE-THE LATIN MASS WILL RETURN TO AUGUSTA

Una Voce is proud to report the news that the Augusta Georgia Latin Mass Community, after much effort, has been able to restore the Latin Mass to the Augusta area. The masses will be at the parish of "St Mary's on the Hill." The masses are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sundays April 17th, July 17th and November 20th. The celebrant will be Father Firmin, Vicar General of the Diocese. Please make a special effort to attend these masses and spread the word. It is critical that we have large crowds for these masses to demonstrate that there is significant interest for future expansion.


For directions see:
http://stmaryonthehill.org/directions.htm
St. Mary on the Hill
1420 Monte Sano Avenue
Augusta, GA 30904
Located on Monte Sano Ave at the intersection of McDowell Street.

Monday, February 22, 2016

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE ATLANTA DIOCESE


The crotalus makes its yearly return on Holy Thursday

THE ONLY TRADITIONAL HOLY WEEK IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA

The Holy Week liturgy schedule is as follows at St Francis de Sales in Mableton. All liturgies will be in the Solemn Form. For Directions see www.francisdesales.com This is the only parish in the Atlanta Diocese where traditional Holy Week will be observed. Unfortunately, Holy Week will not be observed in the Savannah Diocese 

Palm Sunday
9:00 am Solemn High Mass with blessing of palms and procession. Meet in the gym to start the mass. To take a palm you kneel down in front of the priest then kiss the palm branch and then kiss the priests hand, then take the palm. The procession will end up in the church for the completion of the mass

Maundy Thursday
Confessions 6:30-7:30 pm
Solemn High Mass of the Lords Supper 8:00 pm with Mandatum (foot washing) of 11 men and one teenage boy who represents St John, stripping of all three altars, translation of the Blessed Sacrament to the altar of repose, Office of Compline is sung and then adoration at the altar of repose until midnight

Good Friday
confessions 1:00-2:00 pm
Solemn Mass of the Pre-sanctified 3:00 pm, (during adoration of the cross you remove your shoes to approach the crucifix)
7:00 pm stations of the cross

Holy Saturday
confessions 10:00-11:00am, 7:30-8:30pm
The Great Vigil (solemn)  9:30 pm, meet in the parking lot at the Easter fire. May want a small flash light because there is only candlelight used until the Gloria is intoned.
 
Low Sunday
7:15 am low mass
9:00 am low mass
11:30 am Missa Cantata
2:00-2:55 pm confessins
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Devotions
 

Monday, January 11, 2016

SAVANNAH FAITHFUL PETITION FOR THE FSSP TO COME TO THE DIOCESE UPDATED

UPDATE ON REQUEST TO INVITE FSSP INTO THE DIOCESE:
The Bishop has responded to the letter writing campaign and said he is not in a position to invite the FSSP into the diocese this year!!!!


PLEASE ACT NOW AND WRITE THE BISHOP TO INVITE THE FSSP INTO THE DIOCESE  UPDATED!!!!!!

THERE IS CURRENTLY A DIOCESE WIDE EFFORT TO BRING THE FSSP INTO THE SAVANNAH DIOCESE. WE NEED YOU TO ACT NOW AND INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO WRITE THE BISHOP NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE IN THE DIOCESE. PLEASE USE THE BELOW TEMPLATE TO DRAFT YOUR OWN LETTER TO THE BISHOP. PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE FSSP ESTABLISH A PERSONAL PARISH IN THIS DIOCESE THIS YEAR!!!!! PLEASE FORWARD ANY LETTERS YOU SEND TO THE BISHOP TO THE BELOW EMAIL ADDRESSES SO UNA VOCE MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH HOW MANY REQUESTS ARE BEING MADE. KEEP WRITING THE BISHOP. BETWEEN NOW AND EASTER IS CRITICAL.

SEND COPIES TO BOTH ADRESSES:
thomas.j.seiter@gmail.com

stevenvoynich@robinsongrimes.com


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Date:
The Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Bishop of Savannah
2170 East Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404-3918

Your Excellency,

It is with great joy that I am writing to discuss an opportunity for our diocese regarding the Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri (FSSP), a traditional clerical society in full communion with Rome. In the Diocese of Savannah there exists a stable coetus fidelium adhering to an earlier tradition especially Mass in the forma extraordinaria. I understand that there has been contact between members of this Diocese and the FSSP through the FSSP parish in Mableton, GA. St. Francis de Sales was erected in 1999 and enjoys regular canonical status as a personal parish in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The parish is thriving under its pastor, Rev. Matthew McCarthy, and maintains a very fruitful relationship with Archbishop Wilton Gregory.
In Mableton, several representatives of this "coetus fideliu"  met with the Superior of the North American District of the FSSP, Rev. Gerard Saguto. In the very near future he will finalize his next round of clerical assignments. With your approval he could send two priests in the summer of 2016 to establish a personal parish in the Diocese of Savannah. He is willing to meet with you personally in Savannah to discuss this opportunity. I humbly request your invitation of Rev. Saguto to speak with you about this pastoral opportunity. His contact information is listed below:

Rev. Gerard Saguto, FSSP
119 Griffin Road
Elmhurst Township, PA 18444
Telephone: (570) 842 - 4000 ext. 101
Fax: (570) 842-4001

Your consideration of this opportunity is very much appreciated. Thank you for your priesthood, your episcopate, and your loving oversight of our diocese.

Respectfully yours in Christ,

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

EPIPHANY WATER & HOUSE BLESSINGS ATLANTA DIOCESE


FSSP priest performing Epiphany Blessing in a home

Please ask your local priest to use the Roman Ritual and perform the Epiphany House Blessing on your home. The ceremony is in the Roman Ritual, and the English translation is below for you to follow along. All Catholic priests may use the traditional Roman Ritual pursuant to Summorum Pontificum, without seeking any type of permission. The only known blessing of Epiphany water in the State of Georgia will take place at St Francis de Sales, in Mableton Ga. on Tuesday (Vigil of the Epiphany) at 5:00 o'clock during vespers. The chalk and incense used in the blessing are actually blessed on the day of the Epiphany. For directions to the church see http://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/

BLESSING OF HOMES  During the Season of Epiphany
The head of household with lighted candle will lead the priest throughout the house as he blesses the rooms.

As the priest comes into the home he says:
P: God's peace be in this home.
All: And in all who live here.
P. Ant.: Magi from the East came to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasure chests they presented Him with precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial. Alleluia.
Canticle of the Magnificat
Luke 1.46-55
P: "My soul * extols the Lord;
All: And my spirit leaps for joy in God my Savior.
P: How graciously He looked upon His lowly maid! * Oh, see, from this hour onward age after age will call me blessed!
All: How sublime is what He has done for me, * the Mighty One, whose name is 'Holy'!
P: From age to age He visits those * who worship Him in reverence.
All: His arm achieves the mastery: * He routs the haughty and proud of heart.
P: He puts down princes from their thrones, * and exalts the lowly;
All: He fills the hungry with blessings, * and sends away the rich with empty hands.
P: He has taken by the hand His servant Israel, * and mercifully kept His faith,
All: As He had promised our fathers * with Abraham and his posterity forever and evermore."
P: Glory be to the Father.
All: As it was in the beginning.
Meanwhile the home is sprinkled with holy water and incensed. At the end of the Magnificat the antiphon is repeated. Then the priest says Our Father (the rest inaudibly until:)
P: And lead us not into temptation.
All: But deliver us from evil.
P: Many shall come from Saba.
All: Bearing gold and incense.
P: Lord, heed my prayer.
All: And let my cry be heard by you.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May he also be with you.
Let us pray.
God, who on this day revealed your only-begotten Son to all nations by the guidance of a star, grant that we who now know you by faith may finally behold you in your heavenly majesty; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
Responsory: Be enlightened and shine forth, O Jerusalem, for your light is come; and upon you is risen the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.
P: Nations shall walk in your light, and kings in the splendor of- your birth.
All: And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Let us pray.
Lord God almighty, bless + this home, and under its shelter let there be health, chastity, self-conquest, humility, goodness, mildness, obedience to your commandments, and thanksgiving to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. May your blessing remain always in this home and on those who live here; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.

Bless each room with incense and Epiphany Water. Write the Magi’s initials, connected by Crosses, and the year’s numbers over the exterior doors with the blessed chalk, like this:

XX C+M+B XVI