Tuesday, December 25, 2012

BLESSING OF WINE IS THIS THURSDAY

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.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

SOLEMN MIDNIGHT MASS BY CANDLELIGHT

If you can't make it to a Latin Mass for Christmas, the FSSP will broadcast the Solemn Mass of Christmas at 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve. The mass will be broadcast live from Florida, and will be said entirely by candle light. To watch the mass live click on the link below:

http://www.livemass.org/LiveMass/Live.html

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES IN GEORGIA

SAVANNAH DIOCESE

Savannah Cathedral Low Mass noon

ATLANTA DIOCESE

St Mary Mother of God Jackson Low Mass 11:00 am

St Francis de Sales Mableton has Four Masses

Midnight Solemn High Mass (confessions start at 9:30 pm, Carols start at 11:00 pm)
7:15 am low mass
9:00 am Low Mass
11:30 am Solemn High Mass
Confessions before all masses


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CHRISTMAS DAY MASS ANNOUNCED

There will be a low mass on Christmas Day at St Mary Mother of God at 11:00 am. This parish is in the south end of the Atlanta Diocese very close to the Savannah Diocese.

St Mary Mother of God
359 Old Griffin Rd
Jackson Ga
30233

Monday, December 17, 2012

SERMON ON THE HISTORY OF VATICAN II

The Voice of Catholic Tradition broadcasts a powerful sermon given by a Traditional Catholic priest who outlines the history of the Second Vatican Council which commenced 50 years ago. If you are not old enough to remeber Vatican II, this sermon will give you a brief overview of what happened. Una Voce was formed durning Vatican II to preserve tradition in the Church, because it was clear an upheaval was coming

Click to listen to the sermon:

http://www.voiceofcatholicradio.com/walk,121209,erroneous_celebration_of_vat_ii,trad_cath_priest_arc,_33_min.mp3

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Learn Prayers in Latin

Some Traditional Catholics have made a web page to help Catholics learn the basic prayers in Latin. They have the prayers in English and Latin and most importantly, they have audio so you can hear how to properly pronounce the prayers in latin. One to start if you haven't already done so is the Blessing before meals and Grace after meals.

Click here to learn Latin
http://prayers.gleeson.us/

Friday, December 7, 2012

MISSA CANTATA TONIGHT IN MACON

Saint Joseph Church, Macon, Georgia will celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Mass as a Sung Mass, aka, High Mass on Friday, December 7, at 7:00 PM for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Please join us for this highly participative Mass, where actual participation includes God's initiative to make us sharers of the Divine Mysteries.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SOLEMN HIGH MASS

St Francis de Sales will have a Solemn High Mass at 9:00 am on the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday December 8th. Following mass will be a parish breakfast. This is the only known Latin Mass on this day for the Feast Day in Georgia.

For directions see
www.francisdesales.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION TRIP

The FSSP announced its second mission trip. It will be for 16-21 year olds.The age limit may be modified on a case by case basis. They will take 28 young people on this trip. Next year the FSSP will be traveling to the parish of Santisimo Sacramento in Piura, Peru. The trip is from August 2-14,2013. The parish has a great variety of charitable works that it oversees and with which you will be able to assist. Among other tasks, you will prepare and distribute food and clothing to poor families who are sponsored by American Families. At the end of the trip you will spend a day visiting the shrines of Lima, known as the “City of Saints,” and the FSSP hopes to be able to offer a Solemn High Mass in one of these places.

For all the info visit the web page: http://sfxmission.com/

Monday, November 26, 2012

PONTIFICAL MASS AT MARCH FOR LIFE

If you are going to the March for Life in Washington, great news!!! Una Voce announced that there will be a pontifical  mass at the end of the march. Here are the details:

Shortly after the conclusion of the 40th March for Life in Washington, D.C., Catholics from across the nation will gather with Chicago auxiliary bishop Joseph Perry and members of Juventutem Michigan for a 6:00 p.m. Sung Pontifical Mass at St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church. (This liturgy is variously known as the “Traditional Latin Mass,” “Tridentine Mass,” “Extraordinary Form Mass,” “Usus Antiquior,” etc.)
The Mass is open to all ages. After Mass, clergy and young adults (18-35 years old) will gather nearby for fine conversation, an introduction to the International Juventutem Federation, and a simple pizza & wine dinner. Facebook.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

PONTIFICAL MASS TO BE TELEVISED

Una Voce Georgia is pleased to announce that there will be a live broadcast of a rare Pontifical Mass. here are all the details, please spread the word and make sure you email EWTN and thank them for their coverage of the Traditinal Mass so we can have more coverage in the future


 Next week EWTN will have a live broadcast of Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form offered on the Feast of the Miraculous Medal from Trenton, NJ, with Bishop David O’Connell. Live coverage begins at 7pm ET, Tuesday, Nov. 27. Media coverage of Latin Mass events is a good thing. Expose the masses to the good, the true, and the beautiful, and change the world.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

FSSP HOSTS LEGION OF MARY

The FSSP at St Francis de Sales in Mableton is hosting a retreat for all members of the Legion of Mary (Active, auxilliary, junior etc ). It will be this Saturday. This is for the Atlanta Diocese and all curias will be attending. Here is the schedule:

9:00 am low mass and thanksgiving
10:00 am Breakfast
10:20 am Opening Legion Prayers
11:00 Sermon/Talk by Father Keifer FSSP
Noon Catena
12:05 pm Dinner
1:00 pm Closing Legion Prayers
1:30 Sermon/Talk by Father Keifer FSSP
2:15 Confessions, Adoration, Benediction
3:10 Curia meetings

For directions see
www.francisdesales.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

RORATE CAELI MASS

The only known Rorate Caeli Mass in the state of Georgia will be at 7:00 am at St Francis de Sales Mableton (Atlanta Diocese) on Saturday December 15th.  This will be a high mass that is said only by candle light before dawn. There will be a breakfast afterwards.

For directions see
 www.francisdesales.com

 

LATIN MASS GROWS IN SAVANNAH DIOCESE


GREAT NEWS!

THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN ISLES IS PROUD TO SAY THAT THE FIRST LATIN MASSES IN BRUNSWICK GA IN 50 YEARS WAS A FANTASTIC SUCCESS. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE WERE ESPECIALLY SURPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO THE SATURDAY MORNING LOW MASS, WHICH WAS PRETTY MUCH AN UNADVERTISED MASS, WITH 29 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE. AT THE SUNDAY HIGH MASS FATHER CELEBRANT, SAID HE DISTRIBUTED 100 SACRED HOST, NOT TO MENTION THE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION. I WAS VERY HAPPY TO HEAR MANY PEOPLE SING SOME OF THE RESPONSES AT THE HIGH MASS, SUCH AS " ET CUM SPIRITU TUA", "AMEN", " LIBERA NOS A MALO", ETC. AFTER MASS SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT HE ACTUALLY SAW PEOPLE CRYING IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH OUT OF LOVE FOR THIS MASS WHICH THEY HAD NOT SEEN IN FIFTY YEARS. DURING THE COFFEE AND DONUTS AFTER MASS, PEOPLE WERE SHOWING ME THEIR TRADITIONAL MISSALS THAT THEY WERE GIVEN BEFORE THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR ALTAR SERVERS, INCLUDING MY FATHER WHO SERVED  FOR THE FIRST TIME  AT THE HIGH MASS. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK OUR ONE CHOIR MEMBER FROM JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA, BECAUSE WITHOUT HIS EXCELLENT SINGING WE COULD NOT OF HAD A HIGH MASS. I ALSO THANK ALL OF THE PEOPLE AT THE LATIN MASS COMMUNITY IN SAVANNAH GA WHO HELPED US IN NUMEROUS WAYS.

 I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK FATHER MATHEW MCCARTHY FOR DRIVING FROM   TO THE GA COAST TO SAY THESE HOLY MASSES. A SPECIAL THANKS SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN TO ALL OF OUR GROUP MEMBERS WHO HAVE ALL EXTREMELY HELPED IN OUR EFFORT TO RESTORE SACRED TRADITION TO THE GA COAST. HOPEFULLY WEWILL HAVE MORE TRADITIONAL MASSES IN THE SOUTH EAST GEORGIA AREA VERY SOON, AND EVENTUALLY, IF OUR LORD WILLS IT, HAVE A TRADITIONAL PARISH IN THE SOUTHEAST OF GEORGIA.


Latin Mass Society of the Golden Isles

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

UNA VOCE PILIGRIMAGE TO ROME

The Una Voce pilgrimage to Rome for the 5th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum has just finished. You can watch a hi-lite of the pligrimage by clicking here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGnVwoJtnz4&feature=player_embedded

Thursday, November 1, 2012

GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP

GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP IN MACON

The parish of St Josephs in downtown Macon will host a workshop on learning to sing Gregorian Chant January 7-11 2013. For info click the link below

Click here:
Winter Chant Intensive: January 7-11 in Macon, Georgia--click this sentence for more details and registration information!

Monday, October 29, 2012

SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS & ABSOLUTION AT THE CATAFALQUE

St Francis de Sales parish in Mableton (Atlanta Diocese) will have a solemn high requiem mass with absolution at the catafalque on All Souls Day this Friday at 7:30 pm

Also there are masses on All Saints Day at 6:30 am (low) and 7:30 pm (high)

All Saints party for children Sunday November 4th at 1:00 pm For more details check the parish web page at www.francisdesales.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

SOLEMN MASS IN MACON NOVEMEBER 2ND


Saint Josephs in Macon will have a Solemn High Requiem mass on All Souls Day (Nov 2) at 7:00 pm. The Mass is by the famous composer Gabriel Faure. Spread the word and lets have a good turn out for a rare Solemn High Mass in the Savannah Diocese

Details visit the parish web page:
www.stjosephmacon.com

Friday, October 19, 2012

REQUIEM MASS IN JACKSON

The parish of St Marys Mother of God in Jackson will have a Requiem low Mass at 9:00 am on All Souls Day, November 2nd. This parish is in the southern end of the Atlanta Diocese.

St Mary Mother of God
359 Old Griffin Rd
Jackson Ga
30233

770 775-4162

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

UNA VOCE PUBLISHES NEW MAGAZINE

Una Voce is pleased to announce that we have started a new magazine that will be published twice a year. The first issue is out and you can read the entire first issue for free at the link below:

click here:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/108524432/Gregorivs-Magnus-n-1-September-2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

BRUNSWICK LATIN MASS SCHEDULE

LOW MASS SATURDAY OCTOBER  20TH 8:30 AM
HIGH MASS SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 ST 2:00 PM
TRADITIONAL CONFESSIONS BY THE FSSP 8:00 am OCTOBER 20TH & 1:30 PM OCTOBER 21ST
DETAILS:
THIS HIGH MASS WILL BE THE FIRST IN THE GOLDEN ISLES SINCE THE 1960’S AND WILL BE LOCATED AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 21ST @ 2PM AND CONFESSIONS WILL BE AT 1:30 PM. 

THERE WILL BE A LOW MASS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH @ 08:30 AM. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.goldenisleslatinmass.webstarts.com and email us at: underwoodjenn65@bellsouth.net OR CALL US AT (912-466-0093).

 



 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Special Latin High Masses by Father Bing Weekend of October 5th UPDATED

UPDATED; FATHER BING WILL SAY ANOTHER HIGH MASS ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH AT 4:00 PM AT THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL, THERE WILL BE THREE HIGH MASSES THIS WEEKEND INFO BELOW

The traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated on Sunday October 7th at 4 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel - Roswell.  INFO SEE website - http://www.allianceoftwoheartsgeorgia.com.

DoubleTree-Roswell
1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell GA 30076
770-992-9600

On Friday October 5th, there will be a special  Latin high mass at 9:00 pm at St Andrews parish in the Atlanta Diocese, as part of the Alliance of the Two Hearts Devotions. There will also be a high mass after midnite at 1:00 am on October 6th. The celebrant of the masses will be Father Bing OATH (as seen on EWTN). The evening begins at 8:00 pm. Throughout the evening there will be confessions, Adoration, Benediction, Eucharistic Procession, rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet. etc. Come for any part of the evening or all of it. Refreshments available until 11:00 pm.

St Andrews
675 Riverside Drive
Rosewell Ga 30075

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Una Voce on EWTN

As you know Una Voce held a conference on the Latin Mass in July ( see our earlier posts) . Father Austin with the FSSP was the speaker at the conference. EWTN has agreed to broadcast this talk on its television network.  It will be broadcast at 1:00 pm on Saturday September 15th in honour of the 5th anniversary of Sumorum Pontificum. Spread the word

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FSSP TO SAY MASS IN SAVANNAH DIOCESE

Below is an announcement we have been waiting to make for the last 14 years.  The below announement is from a hard working group of traditional Catholics who have made things come together to bring the FSSP to the Savannah Diocese for a weekend. Please contact them immediately and offer any assistance you can. We must have a large crowd to come to this mass to show there is support for tradition in the Savannah Diocese.  Spread the word and make arrangements to come and car pool with your friends. We need servers and singers so we can have a High Mass. If we do not support this then the lack of interest  will be used against us in the future to suppress future Latin Masses.

THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN ISLES ON THE GA COAST WILL BE HAVING
TWO MASSES: A LOW MASS ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 20TH ( LOCATION AND TIME HAVE NOT BEEN SET) AND A SUNDAY MASS ( WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A SCHOLA FOR A HIGH MASS) AT 2 PM IN SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH IN DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK GA ACROSS FROM HANOVER SQUARE WITH FATHER MATHEW MCCARTHY FSSP AS CELEBRANT. A NATIVE OF WIGAN ENGLAND, FATHER MCCARTHY WAS ORDAINED IN 2011AT THE PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF ST PETER SEMINARY IN DENTON NB, AND IS NOW PASTOR OF ST FRANCIS DE SALES LATIN MASS COMMUNITY IN ALANTA GA. IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY OR WOULD LIKE TO INQURE ABOUT SINGING
IN THE LATIN SCHOLA OR SERVING

CONTACT US AT underwoodjenn65@bellsouth.net
and visit our website at www.goldenisleslatinmass.webstarts.com

 Thank you everyone who have helped  to make our society a Success and our motto will
always be "Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat (Christ
Conquers, Christ Reigns, Christ Rules)".

Monday, September 3, 2012

COME VISIT ST FRANCIS DE SALES IN MABLETON

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST FRANCIS DE SALES (FSSP PARISH) MABLETON ATLANTA DIOCESE
 
For those that have been thinking about visiting the only FSSP parish in Georgia, it may be time for a visit. Here are some upcoming events to attend. These are in addition to all the other masses, devotions and activities that are regularly scheduled. Make plans now.

  High Mass at 9:00am on Saturday September  8th  for the Feast of Our Lady’s Birthday followed by a  pancake breakfast.

High Mass Friday September 14th (Exaltation of the Holy Cross) 5th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum 7:30 pm

High Mass Saturday September 29th at 9:00 am for the Feast of St Michael

Sunday October 7th High Mass 11:30 am Feast of the Holy Rosary Procession

High Mass Thursday November 1st 7:30 pm for All Saints

High Mass Friday November 2nd 7:30 pm for All Souls

Solemn High Mass for Feast of Christ the King October 28th 11:30 am with Knights of Columbus Honour Guard

All Saints Party for children and families 1:15 pm Sunday November 4th

Adult religious education starting Sunday September 9th  , there is a church history class each Sunday from 10:15 am until 11:00 am and a SPECIAL adult class to be taught by Father McCarthy pastor of the parish at 1:30 pm on September 9,16,and 23rd. This class is on the history of the mass with question and answer time.

Parish of Saint Francis de Sales
http://www.francisdesales.com




Friday, August 31, 2012

15,000 Visitors to Una Voce

Una Voce Georgia wishes to thank all of you for your interest in Catholic Tradition and the Latin Mass in Georgia.  We have had 15,000 visits. This is proof that there is significant interest in traditional Catholicism in our state. Thanks and keep spreading the word.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Third Sunday Mass to Start Atlanta Diocese

UPDATE THE THIRD MASS WILL BEGIN STARTING THE FIRST SUNDAY OF OCTOBER

The FSSP parish of St Francis de Sales in Mableton (Atlanta Diocese) has been growing with many new young families with children.  Due to this growth the parish will now add a third mass on Sunday to handle the growth in the parish. Starting sometime in September there will be a mass at 7:15 am (low mass) 9:00 am (low mass),and a Missa Cantata at 11:30 am. Check the parish web page below for when the third mass will begin.


Parish of Saint Francis de Sales
http://www.francisdesales.com

Saturday, August 18, 2012

International Conference on Summorum Pontificum

Una Voce has organized a tour to Rome to attend the big international conference and celebration of Summorum Pontificum that is taking place on October 26th to November 5th.  The Hi-Light will be the Traditional Mass in Saint Peters Basillica. Click here for all the info

http://www.syversentouring.com/rome

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

EUCHARISTC FAST

UnaVoce through our international office in Europe has issued its official position on the Eucharistic Fast. To read our position click below:

http://www.lms.org.uk/resources/fiuv-position-papers/fiuv_pp10_eucharistic_fast

Monday, August 13, 2012

TRADITIONAL CATHOLICS ON GEORGIA COAST TO MEET AUGUST 25TH

The LATIN MASS SOCIETY OF THE GOLDEN ISLES IS HAVING A MEETING ON AUGUST 25TH TO DISCUSS THE RESTORATION OF TRADITION AND THE TRADITIONAL MASS IN BRUNSWICK AT NATIVITIY OF OUR LADY CHURCH HALL ON HYGHWAY 17 NORTH IN DARIEN GA FROM NOON - 2 PM. ALL ARE WELCOMED TO ATTEND!  THE SOCEITY IS WORKING ON ARRANGING A MASS BY THE FSSP, ALL HELP AND SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND LETS HAVE A BIG CROWD
FOR INFO CONTACT CHRIS UNDERWOOD AT  underwoodjenn65@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

MAJOR CONFERENCE FOR TRADITIONAL CATHOLICS

A major national conference for Traditional Catholics  has been set for Weirton, WV, 28-30 Sept. 2012, All  details are at the link below.
http://www.cfnews.org/page10/page53/catholic_identity.html

Saturday, August 4, 2012

RADIO FOR TRADITIONAL CATHOLICS

If you are not familiar with Voice of Catholic Radio, then click on the below link and bookmark it. The radio station is in New York and is for traditional Catholics. The current broadcast is a talk on the evils of Martin Luther.

CLICK HERE:
http://www.voiceofcatholicradio.com/

Friday, July 27, 2012

FSSP/Una Voce Latin Mass Conference

If you missed the FSSP/Una Voce Latin Mass Conference in Birmingham Alabama on July 7th, then you can click below to listen to Father Austin's lecture.

Click here to listen to the Una Voce FSSP Latin Mass Conference and see photos of the High Mass:
http://www.unavocenorthernalabama.com/12workshop.html

Sunday, July 15, 2012

FSSP TO VISIT SAVANNAH DIOCESE

The pastor of the Historic St Josephs Catholic Church in Macon has graciously invited the FSSP to visit his parish. On Wednesday August 8th, Father Mathew Mc Carthy FSSP will have traditional Benediction at 5:30 pm. A parish dinner will follow about 5:45 pm and at 6:30 pm Father will give a talk. Please spread the word so as many people as possible can meet and hear a FSSP priest and attend to show support in the Savannah Diocese for the FSSP. Also please make sure to thank the pastor Father McDonald for his courageous support of tradition, he deserves all the support we can give him. Also remember there will be a solemn high mass at this church on the Feast of the Assumption, the following week.
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
830 Poplar Street
Macon, GA 31201
Phone (478) 745-1631

Friday, July 6, 2012

Historic Traditional Mission Trip Completed-UPDATED

UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THIS WONDERFUL MISSION TRIP

http://s1053.photobucket.com/albums/s466/DanielHeenan/Saint%20Francis%20Xavier%20Mission%20Trip/Mission%20Highlights/


For those that supported the first ever traditional foreign mission trip (see our earlier post) it has been completed and was a tremendous success. The mission group was sponsored by the FSSP and visited the country of the Dominican Republic. Here is the report on this historic event.

By Mr. Daniel Heenan (FSSP seminarian):
From June 18-28th the Saint Francis Xavier Mission Trip of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter journeyed to the remote town of Banica in the Dominican Republic for a ten-day mission trip. Banica is situated along the Haitian border, about a five-hour drive from the capital, Santo Domingo. Many people in this region live in abject poverty. Though the parish was established in the early 16th century by Spanish missionaries, for most of its history it has not had a resident priest. Approximately 20 years ago, the diocese of Arlington, VA began sending priests to care for the Catholic population of about 8,000 souls in the parish of San Francisco in Banica and in the neighboring parish of San Jose. The majority of the parish is scattered among numerous, impoverished rural villages and can only be visited periodically by the priest.

Like other groups that make similar trips, the Saint Francis Xavier Mission Trip sought to serve Christ in the poor, and, through this encounter, sanctify those who participated in the trip. To this end, the group built two outhouses in the small town of Cercadillo, which is situated about 15 miles outside of Banica but takes close to an hour to reach by truck due to the poor condition of the roads. This simple amenity represents a tremendous asset to these people who have no running water and no electricity. The young people also built a simple fence around the village’s cemetery to add to its dignity and to keep out the animals.

The goals of this trip, however, were not limited to the corporal works of mercy. Along with dirtying their hands with difficult manual labor under the intense summer sun, the FSSP also provided training in the Traditional Latin Mass to the pastor of the mission, Fr. Keith O’Hare, of the diocese of Arlington, VA. Seminarians likewise provided training in serving the Traditional Mass to the altar boys of the parish. During the group’s stay, three sung Masses and one Solemn High Mass were offered in Banica (certainly the first Solemn Mass in a long time and perhaps even the first ever considering the scarcity of clergy in the region) and a second Solemn High Mass was offered at the end of the trip in the church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the historic colonial zone of Santo Domingo. Fr. Lillard offered the votive Mass of Nuestra Senora de Altagracia, patroness of the Dominican Republic and was assisted by Fr. O’Hare as the deacon of the Mass.

Just as the evidence of the impact of the work in the village of Cercadillo could be seen in the new structures that were built and the friendships made with the local residents, so too were the spiritual results evident as curious residents found their way to the back of the church during the group’s Masses and holy hours and followed the group’s example in receiving at the altar rail, going to confession, and even wearing chapel veils, as the altar boys gained a new appreciation for the richness of the church’s tradition, and as Fr. O’Hare began making plans to regularly celebrate the extraordinary form.
A trip such as this certainly leaves participants with a renewed fervor for their faith, wonderful new friendships, and a countless store of anecdotes. One such story that beautifully encapsulates the blending of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy occurred during the final day working in Cercadillo. While digging post holes for the cemetery fence, a man came up and asked to speak to a priest. A man on the other side of the village, he related, was dying and wanted help from the Church. What he was requesting at first, however, was help finishing the latrine that the dying man had begun. He saw that the group of Americans had been building outhouses for other villagers and, since the man had taken ill and was unable to finish the one he had begun, his family was hoping they could receive similar assistance. Hearing that the man was dying, the priest was alerted and he and one of the seminarians immediately went to see him. This man who had sought material help was about to receive something much greater, for this man had been away from the Church for years and on account of that had not even thought it possible to request the sacraments. The dying man’s daughter, who had just arrived from the capital the previous day, greeted the Americans with tears in her eyes. She explained how she had prayed and wept through the night beseeching God to look after her father who had been away from the sacraments for some time. She extolled the mercy of God for the fact that that very day a priest had ridden into this remote village – something that is not an ordinary occurrence. When the visit was concluded, the two clerics returned to the rest of the group to find the fence nearly completed. Father was then able to consecrate the cemetery, hallowing the ground in which the body of that newly sanctified man would perhaps soon be interred.

If you would like more information about the Saint Francis Xavier Mission Trip or would like to contribute to future projects, please contact SFXMission@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

FSSP LATIN MASS CONFERENCE THIS SATURDAY

Reminder that the FSSP Latin Mass conference sponsored by Una Voce is this Saturday in Birmingham Alabama, home of EWTN. Click here for all the details and to register, so they know how many people will be attending.

http://www.unavocenorthernalabama.com/12workshop.html

Friday, June 22, 2012

Latin Mass Near Augusta

For those traditional Catholics in the Augusta area, please contact the parish of Mary Help of Christains in Aiken South Carolina. This parish has discovered the latin mass and has just had its first solemn mass. Please contact Father Gregory Wilson and tell him you support his efforts in restoring the latin mass. This parish is only 16 miles from Augusta and is a viable option to the lack of a traditional mass in Augusta.
click here for info on the parish;

http://www.stmarys-aiken.org/

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BLESSING OF A BONFIRE OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

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 this year). 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.

The Faithful are in a cirlce around the fire and after the blessing walk 15 times counterclockwise while praying the Ave Maria. Old sacramentals that need to be disposed of are place in the fire.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Latin Mass News for Middle West Georgia

Traditional Latin Mass – On Sunday, June 24, at 12:30 p.m. Fr. Den Irwin will becelebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 725Elba Hwy. (Hwy 87/ Hwy 167) Troy, AL 36079 (334)-566-2630. This will be a missacantata for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist sung in Gregorian chant. A reception willfollow Mass. Everyone is invited.

Una Voce Report from Arkansas

We previously posted about the problems the people of Arkansas have trying to get the Latin Mass. Una Voce has been working very hard on this situation. We have posted the  latest report so we can see how they handle problems and learn from their experiences.
here is the latest report from Arkansas:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ymjw2f6lg1onbe0

Sunday, June 17, 2012

BONFIRE THIS SATURDAY

The Knights of Columbus will have a traditional bonfire on the Vigil of St John the Baptist this Saturday at St Francis de Sales in Mableton. The Roman Ritual has a ceremony for the blessing of bonfires on this day. The bonfire will be blessed at 7:00 pm and all men are invited to attend this event for a social time. You do not have to be a member of the Knights of Columbus to attend. Bring a yard chair.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mass at St Andrews Draws Large Crowd

The special high mass at St Andrews on the Feast of the Sacred Heart was a great success. 160 to 170 people attended the mass including some nuns. The celebrant,Father Quintana, was only ordained this past December and this was his third latin mass and first high mass. If you get a chance, thank him for his support of tradition.

Monday, June 11, 2012

LATIN MASS WORKSHOP BY FSSP IN ALABAMA

The Liturgical Reform of Pope Benedict XV

2012 Latin Mass Workshop


Click here to register:

http://www.unavocenorthernalabama.com/12workshop.html

Sunday, June 10, 2012

FSSP PRIEST ASSIGNMENTS AFFECT GEORGIA

As of July 1st, Father Matthew Mc Carthy will be the new pastor of St Francis de Sales in Mableton (Atlanta Diocese). Father Joel Kiefer will be the new assistant pastor. The current pastor, Father Howard Venette will be transferring to the Diocese of Ogdensburg NY.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SPECIAL HIGH MASS ST ANDREWS PARISH-ATLANTA DIOCESE

For the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday June 15th, there will be a high mass at 9:00 pm as part of the Alliance of the Two Hearts Devotions. There will also be a high mass at midnite. The celebrant of the masses will be Father Patrick Quintana OATH. The evening begins 8:00 pm. Throughout the evening there will be confessions, Adoration, Benediction, Eucharistic Procession, rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet. etc. Come for any part of the evening or all of it. Refreshments available until 11:00 pm.

St Andrews
675 Riverside Drive
Rosewell Ga 30075

Sunday, June 3, 2012

ONLY TRADITIONAL CORPUS CHRISTI OBSERVANCE IN GEORGIA

On Sunday June 10th at 11:30 am at St Francis de Sales Mableton Ga there will be a solemn mass for the external observance of Corpus Christi. There will be a corporate communion of all Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus will provide an honour guard for the mass and the Eucharistic Procession. Confraternities and Sodalities will be in procession. The procession will be out of doors and will stop at altars set up along the route for benediction. Bring the children so they can participate in this.

Parish of Saint Francis de Sales
http://www.francisdesales.com/

Traditional Catholics on the Georgia Coast Meet

The first meeting of traditional Catholics on the Georgia coast was held on June 2nd and was a big success. A group is now organized to promote the Latin Mass in the coastal area around Brunswick and Darien. They are working on organizing a traditional mass for the area.  If you are in the area please contact this group and get involved.  Don't let this great opportunity pass by.

 Please conctact Chris Underwood at:

underwoodjenn65@bellsouth.net        or call     1 912 466-0093

Saturday, June 2, 2012

FSSP VISITS MACON

Spread the word, Father Mc Carthy FSSP will visit the church of St Josephs in Macon (Savannah Diocese) on Wednesday August 8th. The tentative schedule is Benediction 5:30pm followed by a meal at 6:00 pm in the parish hall.  Father will then give a talk on the latin mass and tradition and answer questions at 6:30pm. Lets have a great turn out. This event is in preparation for the solemn high mass on the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th.

Friday, June 1, 2012

FSSP AT ATLANTA EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

The FSSP will have a vocations table set up at the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress on Saturday June 9th. A second year seminarian will be present to talk to any men about a vocation with the FSSP. Spread the word to anyone interested in a traditional vocation

OFFICIAL POSITION OF UNA VOCE ON LATIN

Our international office in Europe has issued an official position of Una Voce on the use of Latin in the Catholic Church. This is an excellent resourse to use when confronted by non traditional Catholics who argue against the use of latin in the Liturgy. To read the document click here:

http://www.lms.org.uk/resources/fiuv-position-papers/fiuv_pp7_latin

Southeastern Conference of Summorum Pontificum

Una Voce Northern Alabama is organizing a conference on the 5th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. It will be Saturday July 7th at Blessed Sacrament Church in Birmingham Alabama. Father Austin of the FSSP will be the keynote speaker. We will post more info as the schedule gets finalized.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

SAVANNAH DIOCESE LATIN MASS GROUP MEETS JUNE 2ND

Latin Mass in Brunswick-Savannah Diocese

Those of you within the Glynn and McIntosh County parishes who
 would like to join an effort to bring the Traditional Catholic Mass
to our area, join us for an afternoon of discussion at Nativity of
Our Lady Church Hall on 17N in Darien GA on
June 2, 2012 from 2-4 PM.Email @ underwoodjenn65@bellsouth.net
or call Chris Underwood 19124660093

Monday, May 14, 2012

FSSP YOUTH MISSION TRIP

Help the FSSP send a group of young traditionalists on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Click below for details and help spread the news on this. This is the very first traditional mission trip from the USA to a foreign country.


www.facebook.com/SFXMissionTrip

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Savannah Diocese Priest Blogs about FSSP Parish

Father Mc Donald pastor of Saint Josephs in Macon (Savannah Diocese) has posted a nice article and photos of the FSSP church in the Atlanta Diocese.

http://southernorderspage.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Southeastern Conference of Summorum Pontificum

Una Voce Northern Alabama is organizing a conference on the 5th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. It will be Saturday July 1st at Blessed Sacrament Church in Birmingham Alabama. We will post more info as the schedule gets finalized.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WATCH FSSP ORDINATIONS LIVE

IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN A TRADITIONAL ORDINATION, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE
In a few weeks LiveMass.net will broadcast its second remote event. Please put it on your calendar, tell your friends, spread the word!
The Priestly Ordinations for Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary will broadcast LIVE from the Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday May 19th 2012 at 10:00 AM Central Time, (11:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Pacific [1500 GMT/UTC, 1700 Central European Summer Time]), on www.LiveMass.net and iMass. The Priestly Ordinations will be administered by His Excellency Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln Nebraska.
Commentary will be given during the broadcast by Rev. Fr. Calvin Goodwin FSSP. This is an opportunity for many people who have never seen an Ordination (nor may likely ever attend one), to be able to view and unite their hearts to this Holy Sacrament and view this breathtaking ceremony from their homes or mobile devices.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

SSPX REQUESTS PRAYERS

The SSPX has one chapel in Georgia. The SSPX has asked for prayers. The Holy Father will decide their fate this month. Please join in and ask for the Holy Ghost to guide those involved. Here is the SSPX request:


May 2012

Dear Friends and Benefactors,


A lot of rumors are being spread regarding the relations between the Roman authorities and the Society of St. Pius X. On this regard, I wish to simply remind the communiqué from the General House of the Society of April 18, 2012:

In a letter dated April 17, 2012, the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X responded to the request for clarification that had been made to him on March 16 by Cardinal William Levada concerning the Doctrinal Preamble delivered on September 14, 2011. As the press release dated today from the Ecclesia Dei Commission indicates, the text of this response “will be examined by the dicastery (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) then submitted to the Holy Father for his judgment".


The matter is in the hands of the Holy Father and we are waiting for His decision.

Let us remember that it is to our Superior General, and only to him, that has been entrusted by the law of the Church and the will of Archbishop Lefebvre the delicate task of our relations with Rome. As such, he is the only competent authority to take prudent decisions for our Society. Because of his function and his 18 years of leadership in keeping the Faith and seeking the common good of the Church, we renew to him all our confidence, trust and respectful obedience in this difficult time. Our filial piety to him, as to the Sovereign Pontiff, pushes us to do more than usual in these unusual circumstances: we desire to bring to them the support of all your prayers.

To pray is indeed the most important, and as a matter of fact, the only thing we can do now. I would like to ask you to double your efforts in the Rosary Crusade, which will end on Pentecost Sunday (May 27, 2012), keeping in mind the striking results of the previous ones. I wish also to solicit your generosity in offering a novena to the Holy Ghost.

The intention of this novena will be that the Holy Ghost may give the graces of light and strength to the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, and to the Superior General of the Society, Bishop Fellay.

The novena consists of praying the Veni Creator Spiritus and adding the Memorare (Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary) starting on May 8 and ending on May 16, the vigil of the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord.

I authorize the priests to add these prayers just before or after their daily Mass.

Let us pray that the Good Lord may keep us all united in the Faith and in a corps spirit around our Superior, working for the Restoration of all things in Christ as ever.

In the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Fr. Arnaud Rostand

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

LATIN VULGATE AND PSALTER

Our International Office in Europe has issued its fith official paper on the position of Una Voce on several issues involing the Traditional Latin Mass. The fith position paper is on the latin vulgate and psalter

The issues that Una Voce is taking a position on are as follows:

The Service of Men and Boys at the Altar
Liturgical Piety and Participation
The Method of Receiving Communion
The Vulgate and Gallican Psalter
Liturgical Orientation

To read the official position of Una Voce on the latin vulgate and psalter click here:

http://fiuv.org/docs/FIUV_PP_VulgateFinal.pdf

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Latin Mass News for South West Georgia

LATIN MASS GROUP FORMS IN TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA
The Tallahassee Latin Mass Society is being re-established to develop a regularly scheduled Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal) for the eastern area of the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese. This re-establishment came about at the request of Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, while he served as interim apostolic administrator of the diocese. All who are interested in gradually developing this ministry are welcome!
A Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal) has been scheduled for 7pm EDT on Monday, April 30th at Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Parish (27 North Shadow St, off US Highway 90) in Quincy. Father Héctor R.G. Pérez, STD will be offering this Mass. For more information and regular updatesplease contact Stephen Mozier at stephenmozier@aol.com

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Latin Mass in Brunswick-Savannah Diocese

GREAT NEWS-LATIN MASS COMMUNITY FORMING ON GEORGIA COAST HELP SPREAD THE WORD

Those of you within the Glynn and McIntosh County parishes who would
like to join an effort to bring the Traditional Catholic Mass to our area,
join us for an afternoon of discussion at Nativity of Our Lady Church Hall
on 17N in Darien GA on June 2, 2012 from 2-4 PM. Email @
underwoodjenn65@bellsouth.net or call Chris Underwood 19124660093

Friday, April 20, 2012

Latin Mass News for Middle West Georgia

The second Latin Mass will take place in Troy Alabama on April 29th. Catholics in West Georgia are encouraged to attend and support this effort.

Traditional Latin Mass: Sunday, April 29th, at 12:30 p.m. Fr. Dan Irwin will be celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Missa Cantata) at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 725 Elba Hwy. (Hwy 87/ Hwy 167) Troy, AL 36079 (334)-566-2630.



Pope to Decide Fate of SSPX in May

The waiting on whether the SSPX is in or out may soon be over. Vatican Radio reported that the Pope will decide the situation in May. Please pray that the SSPX is reconcilled to the Church. For the latest news click here:

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 16, 2012

LITURGICAL ORIENTATION

Our International Office in Europe has issued its fourth official paper on the position of Una Voce on several issues involing the Traditional Latin Mass. The fourth position paper is on Liturgical Orientation

The issues that Una Voce is taking a position on are as follows:

The Service of Men and Boys at the Altar
Liturgical Piety and Participation
The Method of Receiving Communion
The Vulgate and Gallican Psalter
Liturgical Orientation

To read the official position of Una Voce on Liturgical Orientation click here:
http://fiuv.org/docs/FIUV_PP_OrientationFinal.pdf

Friday, April 13, 2012

SSPX Has Replied to the Reconcilliation Proposal by Rome UPDATED

UPDATE:
The rumors are rampant that an agreement has been reached, but nothing official as yet. There are forces on both sides that do not want to see an agreement, to read the latest click here:
http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/


This Sunday (Dominica in Albis) is the deadline for the SSPX to respond to Rome about their reconcilliation. Appreantly the reply of the SSPX has been sent to the Vatican, and now we wait. The SSPX said they would say nothing and leave it up to Rome to make a public statement about what the reply says. They have said nothing whether they accept the reconcilliation or not. Please pray for the reconcilliation of the SSPX. The National Catholic Register thinks they will reconcile and that it will cause a worldwide tummult in the novus ordo world. The SSPX has one chapel in Georgia located in Roswell ( Atlanta Diocese) Click here for the details.
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/pat-archbold/get-ready-for-sspx-pandemonium?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NCRegisterDailyBlog+National+Catholic+Register#When:2012-04-13

Traditional Catholic Boys Boarding School

St Gregorgy's Academy is not going to close. The traditional Catholic boys school founded and operated by the FSSP  is going to reopen this fall independent of the FSSP. While it will no longer be operated by the FSSP it will stay a traditional Catholic Boys boarding school. Many boys from Georgia have received a fine education there and we are glad the school has been saved and will continue with the traditional Mass and lifestyle. For details click below
http://clairvauxinstitute.org/school/

Monday, April 9, 2012

Chapel Veils

Do you need a lace chapel veil? The FSSP has a publishing arm that provides everything a traditional Catholic needs, missals, altar cards, breviaries, ritual books, traing videos, etc, please check it out and of course the money you spend helps the FSSP

Click here to shop the FSSP
http://www.fraternitypublications.com/lacechapelveil.html

Friday, April 6, 2012

Traditional Catholic Teens & Young Adults- Atlanta Diocese

BELOW IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE CREATION OF A GROUP FOR TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS IN THE ATLANTA DIOCESE

There will be a meeting for teens and young adults on Saturday, April 21st  at 12:30 pm. at St. Francis de Sales Parish for Movie and Theology. Rick Stump will screen the film 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' while discussing the Christian symbolism of the film and teaching methods of discerning pro- and anti-Catholic messages from media, how to identify and avoid improper messages and themes, and the use of media in spreading the Gospel. There will also be a discussion of future topics and events. This meeting should last about 3 hours.

St. Francis de Sales Parish address:
 587 Landers Drive Southwest
Mableton, GA 30126

 Link for details of the movie:
 http://www.screenit.com/movies/2000/o_brother_where_art_thou.html

Monday, April 2, 2012

How to Receive Holy Communion

Our International Office in Europe has issued its third official paper on the position of Una Voce on several issues involing the Traditional Latin Mass. The third position paper is on The Method of Receiving Holy Communion.

The issues that Una Voce is taking a position on are as follows:

The Service of Men and Boys at the Altar
Liturgical Piety and Participation
The Method of Receiving Communion
The Vulgate and Gallican Psalter
Liturgical Orientation

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OFFICIAL POSITION OF UNA VOCE ON RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION
http://www.fiuv.org/docs/FIUV_PP_CommunionFinal.pdf

Thursday, March 29, 2012

ONLY TRADITIONAL HOLY WEEK IN THE STATE

HOLY WEEK IS UPON US JOIN THE FSSP IN THE ATLANTA DIOCESE FOR THE ONLY TRADITIONAL HOLY WEEK IN GEORGIA. ALL LITURGIES ARE SOLEMN

Palm Sunday

Solemn Mass, blessing of palms procession 9:00 am

Holy Thursday
Confessions 6:30-7:45pm
Solemn Mass 8:00 pm
Adoration at the altar of repose until midnight


Good Friday
Confessions 1:00-2:00 pm
Mass of the Presanctified 3:00 pm
Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday
Confessions 10:00-11:00 am and again at 8:00-9:00 pm
The Great Vigil 10:30 pm

Easter Sunday
Low Mass 9:00 am
Missa Cantata11:30 am

Low Sunday (Dominica in Albis)
Low Mass 9:00 am
Missa Cantata 11:30am (pot luck follows mass-confessions heard during dinner)
Divine Mercy Devotions 3:00 pm

St Francis de Sales
587 Landers Dr
Mableton Ga 30126
770 948-6888

Prayers Requested for the SSPX

The deadline of April 15th is fast approaching. The SSPX has asked for prayers. The SSPX has one parish in Georgia in the Atlanta Diocese and we join in asking for prayers for their reconcilliation with Rome. To read more click here;

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

Sunday, March 25, 2012

MORE MASSES IN ATLANTA DIOCESE

The parish of St Marys Mother of God in Jackson will celebrate the Tridentine Mass on Monday March 26th at noon for the feast of the Annunciation, and also on Easter Sunday at 11:00 am


St Mary, Mother of God Parish
359 Old Griffin Road

P.O. Box 901 Jackson, GA 30233

+Phone: (770) 775-4162

Thursday, March 22, 2012

MONDAY MARCH 26TH HIGH MASSES

Monday is the Feast of the Annunciation, it is a first class Feast and the Lentnen fast is remitted, we are very fortunate to have two high masses in the state on this Feast Day.
 
Savannah Diocese

St Joseph Macon
Solemn High Mass 7:00 pm Monday 26 March 2012 for the Feast of the Annunciation
 
 
ATLANTA DIOCESE
 
St Francis de Sales, Mableton
High Mass 7:30 pm Monday 26 March 2012 for the feast of the Annunciation

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pontifical Mass-UPDATED

Bishop Emeritus Foley of Birmingham Alabama will celebrate a pontifical Mass in the Birmingham cathedral on Sunday April 29th at 2:00 pm. Una Voce is sponsoring the mass and are in negotiations with EWTN to broadcast it. Those Catholics in west Georgia are asked to attend to show a good crowd for this event.

THE PONTIFICAL MASS WILL BE POSTPONED-THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO GATHER ALL THE NECESSARY RESOURCES TOGETHER THAT ARE NEEDED FOR THIS MASS-IT WILL HOPEFULLY BE HELD LATER THIS YEAR

Saturday, March 17, 2012

ONLY TRADITIONAL HOLY WEEK IN THE STATE

The only traditional Holy Week in the state of Georgia will be at St Francis de Sales in Mableton ( Atlanta Diocese). All the Masses and Litugies will be in the solemn form (priest,deacon,sub deacon etc)

Palm Sunday

Solemn Mass, blessing of palms procession 9:00 am ( remember to kneel kiss the palm, then kiss the priests hand then take the palm)

Holy Thursday
Confessions 6:30-7:45pm
Solemn Mass 8:00 pm
Adoration at the altar of repose until midnight


Good Friday
Confessions 1:00-2:00 pm
Mass of the Presanctified 3:00 pm
Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm

Holy Saturday
Confessions 10:00-11:00 am and again at 8:00-9:00 pm
The Great Vigil 10:30 pm

Easter Sunday
Low Mass 9:00 am
Missa Cantata11:30 am

Low Sunday (Dominica in Albis)
Low Mass 9:00 am
Missa Cantata 11:30am (pot luck follows mass-confessions heard during dinner)
Divine Mercy Devotions 3:00 pm


St Francis de Sales
587 Landers Dr
Mableton Ga 30126
770 948-6888

Thursday, March 15, 2012

LITURICAL PIETY & PARTICIPATION

Our International Office issued its second official paper on the position of Una Voce on several issues involing the Traditional Latin Mass.

The issues that Una Voce is taking a position on are as follows:

The Service of Men and Boys at the Altar
Liturgical Piety and Participation
The Method of Receiving Communion
The Vulgate and Gallican Psalter
Liturgical Orientation
Holy Week

Una Voce has issued its official position on Liturical Piety & Participation. to read our position click here
http://www.fiuv.org/docs/fiuv_pp_liturgical_piety.pdf

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

HIGH MASS TRAINING FOR PRIESTS

Upcoming dates for Extraordinary Form Seminars:

Sung Mass May 7 - 11, 2012 (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. 51

Thursday, March 8, 2012

SPECIAL HIGH MASSES IN GEORGIA

UPCOMING SPECIAL HIGH MASSES IN GEORGIA
In addition to the every Sunday high masses in Mableton and Savannah, we have the below special High masses in our state:
Atlanta Diocese
St Francis de Sales Mableton
High Mass 7:30 pm Monday 19 March 2012 for the Feast of Saint Joseph, (dinner follows mass-lenten fast remitted today)
High Mass 7:30 pm Monday 26 March 2012 for the feast of the Annunciation( lenten fast remitted today)
Savannah Diocese
St Joseph Macon
Solemn High Mass 7:00 pm  Monday 26 March 2012 for the Feast of the Annunciation
A - G: Side dishes / salads

Sunday, March 4, 2012

FSSP One Day Retreat This Saturday

FSSP RETREAT THIS SATURDAY MARCH 10, 2012
Fr. James Buckley, FSSP, retreat master for the FSSP,will conduct a one day retreat at St Francis de Sales in Mableton this Saturday. The schedule is:
9:00 am low mass
10:00 am conference begins
11:00 am silent reflection and confessions
12:00 noon brown bag lunch
1:00 pm conference
2:00 pm silent reflection and confessions
3:00 pm Exposition and Holy Hour

If you decide at the last minute to attend please feel free to do so, there is no charge for this

St. Francis de Sales
Traditional Latin Rite Parish
587 Landers Drive
Mableton, Georgia
30126, USA
Phone/FAX: (770) 948-6888

Saturday, March 3, 2012

ONLY MALES MAY SERVE THE MASS

Our International Office is issuing official papers on the position of Una Voce on several issues involing the Traditional Latin Mass.

The issues that Una Voce is taking a position on are as follows:

The Service of Men and Boys at the Altar
Liturgical Piety and Participation
The Method of Receiving Communion
The Vulgate and Gallican Psalter
Liturgical Orientation
Holy Week

The first paper published is on why only males are allowed to serve at the altar. (remember in 2011 Rome has ruled that females are not allowed to serve the Traditional Latin Mass & Sacraments, see Universae Ecclesiae.)

 Click here to read what our international office's official position is.
http://www.fiuv.org/dossier_liturgy.html

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Developments in the Savannah Diocese

Two news items are of interest to traditional Catholics in the Savannah Diocese.

First: There has been a formal request for the Latin Mass in the Augusta area, and
Second: The Bishop has been petitioned for the establishment of a traditional personal parish for the Diocese. Please contact the Bishop by phone or letter to show support for these two initiatives. The more support these initiatives receive the more likely they may come to fruition. A personal parish is a Diocese wide parish. All traditional Catholics in the Diocese can join the parish and all liturgies, sacraments, devotions, and parish life would be in the Extra Ordianry Form of the Roman Rite. Ususually this involves the parish being staffed by priests from a traditional order. The Archdiocese of Atlanta has a traditional personal parish staffed by the FSSP.

Bishop of Savannah
Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer. OFM Conv.
601 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401 |
 912-201-4100
Toll-Free (in GA only): 888-295-7144

Sunday, February 26, 2012

10,000 VISITORS

Una Voce Georgia has reached a milestone. We have now had over 10,000 visitors to the Una Voce blog. Who would have thought that there would be this much interest in the Traditional latin Mass and Traditional Catholicism in Georgia!!!! This is proof to the Bishops of Georgia that there IS interest in the Latin Mass, Sacraments, and Devotions. If you are not aware, this blog is part of the Una Voce web page for Georgia.Please visit www.unavoce-ga.org for all the details on Tradition in Georgia.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

MIDNIGHT MASS IN CATHEDRAL THIS FRIDAY UPDATED

UPDATE: Father Arellano will be conducting a lenten retreat this weekend as well as mass at the cathedral. The retreat is at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell on Holcomb Bridge Rd. If you would like to attend please register by calling 770 993-1846 . ALL THE MASSES AT THIS WEEKEND RETREAT WILL BE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASSES. SATURDAYS HIGH MASS IS AT 3:00 PM AND SUNDAYS HIGH MASS WILL BE AT 1:30PM
 

Father Edgardo "Bing " Arellano of EWTN fame will celebrate a missa cantata at midnight this Friday at the Atlanta Cathedral as part of the devotions of the Alliance of the Two Hearts. Mass will be said on the old high altar.

Cathedral of Christ the King

2699 Peachtree Road NE,

Atlanta, Georgia 30305-3689 |

Sunday, February 12, 2012

UPDATE OF SOLEMN MASS IN MACON

The following announcement is from Fr. McDonald, pastor of St Josephs in Macon 

The Hermaneutic of Continuity in Middle Georgia
St. Joseph Church in Macon to bear witness to the continuity of the two forms of the Roman Rite in accordance with the wishes of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI:
On Monday, March 19, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph Church in Macon in will celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph. The Mass will feature the choir singing Schubert's Mass in G and will be an Ordinary Form Mass celebrated in Latin (except the Liturgy of the Word) and ad orientem (as the priest faces the altar).
One week later, on Monday, March 26, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation with a Solemn High Mass, featuring Schubert's Mass for the Solmenity of the Annunciation. This Mass will be an Extraordinary Form Solemn Sung Mass (with deacon and subdeacon).
Please note the change from, our earlier post, the Mass on the Solemnity of the Annunciation will be the traditioanl mass.. For those who can attend the traditional mass make sure you thank Father McDonald for his support of tradition.

Friday, February 10, 2012

West Georgia Area Has High Mass

For those who live in the west side of the state we have exciting news of a first ever High Mass in troy Alabama. please attend if you can and spread the word. We need a good turn out to be able to show there is interest in tradition, and so this won't be a one time event.

Traditional Latin Mass: Sunday, February 26, at 12:15 p.m. Fr. Den Irwin will be celebrating Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Missa Cantata) at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 725 Elba Hwy. (Hwy 87/ Hwy 167) Troy, AL 36079 (334)-566-2630. Our Holy Father Benedict XVI has encouraged the use of the Extraordinary Form (commonly called the traditional Latin Mass), and this Mass provides an opportunity to participate in an important part of our liturgical heritage. Everyone is invited. Please spread the word to your family and friends.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Traditional Catholics Active in Macon

MIDDLE GEORGIA LATIN MASS COMMUNITY MEETS IN MACON
This Sunday, February 12, 2012 (Sexagessima Sunday) at 2 p.m. there will be a Low Mass at St. Joseph Church in Macon, Georgia. This will be the kick-off event for the new St. Joseph Young Adult Ministry, but everyone is invited to the Mass. The Latin Mass Community will meet briefly following the February 12th Low Mass to discuss the formation of a Lenten Faith Group. That group is tentatively scheduled to meet around 6 p.m. on Sundays during Lent to discuss Fulton Sheen's book The Last Seven Words.

The Macon Latin Mass Community met for the first time following yesterday's High Mass at St. Joseph Church. After the Mass, Fr. McDonald led us in the Te Deum and then gave a talk about the Dialogue Mass - his hope is that the congregation will take a more active role along with the altar servers in saying the responses during Mass.

SOLEMN MASS IN MACON ON MARCH 19TH 2012
As an aside from the news: on March 19, we have a Solemn High Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph. The Latin Mass Community would really like to use this as a teaching event in hopes of getting more people to regularly come to the Mass. Fr. McDonald yesterday mentioned the idea of doing some catechesis on the TLM during the homily.
Lots of good things going on in Macon with the restoration of Tradition!
(Thanks to the Macon Latin Mass Community for this report)

FSSP ONE DAY RETREAT

FSSP RETREAT MARCH 10, 2012
Fr. James Buckley, FSSP, retreat master of the FSSP, will be the speaker for the following program at St Francis de Sales in mableton Ga: 9:00am Mass/ 10:00am Conference/ 11:00 Silent Reflection & Confessions/ 12:00 Brown Bag Lunch/ 1:30 Conference/ 2:30 Silent Reflection/ 3:00 Eucharistic Holy Hour & Confessions. An atmosphere of quiet will be maintained on the church premises throughout the day. All are invited.

St. Francis de Sales
Traditional Latin Rite Parish
587 Landers Drive
Mableton, Georgia
30126, USA
Phone/FAX: (770) 948-6888


Confraternity of Saint Peter

Visit of Confraternity Chaplain

Fr. James Fryar, FSSP, Chaplain for the English language sector of the Confraternity of St. Peter, will visit St Francis de sales in Mableton on Sunday, February 12. 2012 He will give a presentation on the Confraternity following each Mass. The second presentation will be in the context of the monthly Parish Potluck, for which the main course will be Pasta and Meatballs.

St. Francis de Sales
Traditional Latin Rite Parish
587 Landers Drive
Mableton, Georgia
30126, USA
Phone/FAX: (770) 948-6888



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Thursday, February 2, 2012

SSPX News-UPDATED

UPDATED INFO

Here is the latest on the SSPX situation:

Antoine Marie Izoard, I.MEDIA Agency

Rome, February 20, (Apic). The matter of a return to full communion with the Catholic Church of the Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX [SSPX]) is "in the Pope's hands", sources close to the dossier revealed to I.Media on February 20, 2012. Now that the phase of discussions with the Lefebvrists is over, Benedict XVI should shortly pronounce a final judgment to put an end, "before summer", to the discussions held since 2009 with the Society separated from Rome.

After having studied the response of the Society of Saint Pius X to the "doctrinal preamble", that had been handed to them at mid-September 2011, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith now awaits the decision of Benedict XVI. "The stage of study and discussion is over, and we have reached the moment for decisions," it is indicated in the Vatican, underlining that, "all is currently in the hands of the Pope, who should deliver a final opinion."

The SSPX has one parish (St Michael's)in Roswell Georgia, we pray that they will be reconciled with Rome soon, it appears that the issue is now in the hands of the Holy Father.


Pope Benedict XVI at the failure of negotiations with the fundamentalist
Jean Mercier
28/01/2012

After a final review of the record fundamentalist by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Benedict XVI is to decide now if the dissidents Lefebvrists can be reintegrated into the Catholic Church. The pope, who has worked hard for a reconciliation, faces the fundamentalist rejection of the legacy of Vatican II.

Never the solitude of the head of the Catholic Church has been greater. Pope must decide the issue of reconciliation between the Catholic Church and dissidents Lefebvrists. The Pope must rule after the balance achieved by the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), met from January 24 to 27, who worked on this issue among other topics.

At this asemblée, the prelates of the CDF members scrutinized the answers that the Priestly Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has given the Preamble doctrine that had been submitted in September 2011. First, the initial response of Bishop Fellay, head of the SSPX, sent to the Vatican in December 2011 and which led to a request for clarification. Then, the second response sent by Bishop Fellay in mid-January 2012. However, sources relayed by the agency I. MEDIA, the second response did not satisfy members of the CDF. Indeed, the FFSPX involves much of the legacy of Vatican II. Officially, according to Monsignor Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Commission Ecclesia Dei, joined by La Vie , the evaluation phase of the response Lefebvrist is completed. The outcome rests in the hands of Benedict XVI. But it is unlikely that the Pope is pronounced differently from the bishops of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

MIDNIGHT MASS IN CATHEDRAL THIS FRIDAY

On Friday night at midnight  Father Bing of EWTN fame will celebrate a high mass on the old high altar of the cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. Devotions and confessions start at 8:00 pm and a novus ordo mass by the Archbishop is at 9:00 pm. Following the novus ordo mass there will be devotions, Eucharistic processions, adoration, benediction, rosary etc. Then at midnight Father Bing will say the Traditional Mass. Spend the evening making reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Father Bing will be accompanied by several brothers and nuns of his religious order. Come assist at the mass for which the cathedral was built. See the consecration take place under the baldachino and hear Gregorian chant flow from the choir loft. Kneel at the marble altar rail to receive communion. Experience tradition.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CHANGES TO THE MISSAL ???

  1. BELOW IS A STATEMENT BY OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE ABOUT THE POSSIBLE CHANGES THAT MAY BE MADE TO THE TRADITIONAL MASS
The Revision of the Missal of 1962.


The Concerns of the International Federation Una Voce,
Preamble:

It is known that work has commenced in Rome on the revision of the Missal of 1962. As has been the norm in recent years, these matters are being conducted discreetly and only made public when the relevant document is promulgated, viz: Summorum Pontificum and Universae Ecclesiae. The very narrow remit given by the Holy Father to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei in his Letter to Accompany Summorum Pontificum [7 July, 2007] was that: “..new Saints and some of the new Prefaces can and should be inserted in the old Missal.”  No other changes were sanctioned. Pope Benedict also stated that “The Ecclesia Dei Commission, in contact with various bodies devoted to the usus antiquior, will study the possibilities in this regard.”
Those who are “devoted to the usus antiquior” must continually and carefully ensure that this specific and narrow remit is not exceeded by those in Rome and elsewhere who desire to undermine the integrity of the Missal of 1962 by demanding the inclusion of some of the novelties which were introduced into the liturgy post-1962.  The International Federation Una Voce was founded in early 1965, even before the Second Vatican Council had ended, and is by far the oldest organisation, lay or clerical, which is devoted to the usus antiquior. While other organisations and societies, clerical and lay, may also be devoted to the ‘usus antiquior’, none can match the 46 year history of the Una Voce Federation in its unswerving devotion to this cause. The Federation has played a unique role in being the first, and the continuous voice of the lay faithful in seeking adherence to the expressed wishes of the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council as declared in Sacrosanctum Concilium n.4:

“Finally, in faithful obedience to tradition, the Sacred Council declares that Holy Mother Church holds all lawfully recognised rites to be of equal right and dignity; that she wishes to preserve them in the future and to foster them in every way.”



The members of the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, confirmed what the International Federation has always claimed, that the Missal of 1962 ‘was never juridically abrogated’. The Holy Father also confirmed in his letter that his decision was to bring about “an interior reconciliation in the heart of the church.”

Liturgical innovation and creativity is unwanted by the faithful and has consistently disturbed, angered and alienated them in the years following the Second Vatican Council. This must not happen again with the adulteration of the Missal of 1962. The International Federation accepts organic development but emphatically rejects liturgical innovation which is alien to the character, spirit, and integrity of the usus antiquior.  The inestimable treasure of the ancient liturgy must not be undermined by novelty, reductionism, and destructive modernisation. Nothing describes the attraction of the usus antiquior more powerfully than the growing number of young Catholics world-wide, including many seminarians and young priests, who are discovering this ancient and deeply spiritual liturgy and are being captivated by it.  

We are now entering a critical period in the life of the liturgy of Holy Mother Church. Decisions that are being taken in Rome today will have a lasting impact on the spiritual welfare of the faithful for generations. The need to implement the will of the Holy Father for a limited and organic change in harmony with the character of the Missal of 1962 must not be the excuse for the introduction into the traditional Roman liturgy of alien concepts that created so much disunity and disharmony in the years immediately following the Second Vatican Council.

Following the publication of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, the President of the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce presented a document to the Ecclesia Dei Commission in June 2008. Now that work on amending the Missal of 1962 has commenced, it may be timely to republish this document, in an updated form, to make clear, once again, the desires and aspirations of the members of the Una Voce Federation.

Addendum:

The long-awaited clarification document, Universae Ecclesiae, was published by the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei on 30th April 2011 and was subject to much comment and detailed analysis in the media. The International Federation Una Voce welcomed the document. 


Although some have commented that Universae Ecclesiae still leaves some questions unclear, what is perfectly clear is that the Holy Father has fully restored to the universal Church the traditional Roman rite as enshrined in the liturgical books of 1962, that the rubrics in force in 1962 must be strictly observed, and that Latin and the Usus Antiquior must be taught in seminaries where there is a pastoral need. And this pastoral need must be determined by those who wish to benefit from Summorum Pontificum and Universae Ecclesiae, and not be decided by those many in authority whose natural desire is to prevent their implementation. 

The International Federation Una Voce has worked patiently and tirelessly for the restoration of the traditional liturgy for more than 45 years and is now witnessing a vindication of its fidelity to Holy Mother Church and the See of Peter. However, its members, the lay faithful of Holy Mother Church, are fully aware that many in the ranks of the clergy have a burning desire to thwart their legitimate aspirations to benefit spiritually from the pastoral solicitude of Pope Benedict XVI.  To this end, we who are beneficiaries of these documents, wish to state unequivocally that, while accepting the stated will of our Holy Father for the inclusion of new Saints and some new Prefaces into the Missal of 1962, we will respectfully and vigorously challenge any proposal that strays beyond these clearly defined limits and seeks to adulterate the integrity of that Missal.

Leo Darroch,
President – Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce.
30th January 2012.