Sunday, April 26, 2009

Historic Event at St Francis de Sales

The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus for the state of Georgia met this weekend at the FSSP parish of St Francis de Sales in the Atlanta Diocese. During a 2 hour ceremony 113 men were made Fourth degree Knights (the highest degree in the organization). Following this ceremony the Knights had a solemn high latin mass ( with honour guard) offerred by the FSSP. Dignitaries from several states attended. This mass was a formal black tie affair. After the mass 300 Knights and wives attended a banquet at the church. This is very significant because this is the first time such a meeting and ceremony has taken place at a traditional parish in the USA. All comments were favorable and the crowd really liked being in a beautiful traditional church, the solemn mass, gregorian chant etc. This large crowd ( and high up officals ) will now take this good impression back with them as they return to their parishes. The good that will come from this will continue to be felt in the future. This truely was an histoic event in the acceptance of the Latin Mass by the main stream of the american Catholic Church.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Conference Call a Success

Una Voce Georgia wishes to thank all who participated in the conference call. It was extremely informative and now we have an over view of where we stand. The information presented has been passed on to higher authorities and the points brought up are being worked on. We are sure everyone understands the sensitive nature in this area. There has been developments since the conference call of a positive nature and private e mails will be sent out next week.

Traditional Knights of Columbus News

On Saturday April 25th ( Rogation Day) the Knights of Columbus for Georgia will hold a ceremony at the parish of St Francis de Sales in Mableton staffed by the FSSP. Men who desire to become 4th degree knights will be inducted into the degree . There will be a rare solemn high mass at 4:30 pm with an honour guard and all the pomp and ceremony you would expect. Please come and witness this special event. If you are a third degree Knight please take advantage of this opportunity. It is believed this is the only time this has taken place at at traditional parish since the the mass changed. What a great opportunity to expose the latin mass to a large group from all over.

More Priest Training Opportunities

Here is another opportunity for any priest you know to attend an intensive training program to learn the Mass

The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius are continuing to offer training to priests and seminarians in the Extraordinary Form. Recently the Canons began teaching the Traditional Latin Mass as a part of the faculty of Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius have trained more than 200 priests and seminarians from the USA, Canada, and abroad since Summorum Pontificum was released.
In conjunction with the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Canons are offering Traditional Latin Mass Training Workshops for priests, deacons and seminarians during May and July 2009 at Mundelein’s Cardinal Stritch Retreat House for priests just beginning to learn the 1962 liturgy as well as those clergy who are now ready to learn how to sing High Mass and offer other sacraments from the 1962 Rituale Romanum.
Those interested to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Roman Rite (1962 Missale Romanum) will have a special opportunity over a period of five days to study the Traditional Latin Mass with the Canons Regular, as well as an opportunity to gain experience with the Traditional Roman Liturgy through hands-on demonstration, conferences, and question/answer sessions.
Each day the Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missale Romanum. Low Mass and High Mass will be celebrated at all workshops. At some workshops, Solemn Mass and Pontifical Mass will be celebrated additionally.

Every workshop will provide:

Instruction in the Rubrics of the 1962 Missale Romanum
Instruction in the Low Mass (Missa Privata)
Instruction in the High Mass (Missa Cantata)
Instruction in the Gregorian Chant for the Priest
Instruction in the Pronunciation of Ecclesiastical Latin
Selected workshops will provide:
Instruction in the Sacrament of Baptism
Instruction in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Instruction in the celebration of Nuptial Mass
Instruction in the celebration of Requiem Funeral Mass


Date: May 18 - 22, 2009Location: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, IllinoisThe May workshop will offer training in Low Mass for the beginner class and High Mass for the advanced class.
Date: July 6 - 10, 2009Location: Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, IllinoisThe July workshop will offer a Beginners Course which will cover the ceremonies and rubrics of Low Mass, as well as Latin for the Mass. The advanced course will provide training in the Sacrament of Baptism, Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, Nuptial Mass, Requiem Funeral Mass, and the Missa Cantata (High Mass).
Registration forms and information are online for download
For information about the Stritch House contact:Deacon Richard Hudzik, DirectorCardinal Stritch Retreat HousePO Box 455Mundelein, IL 60060-0455Email: rhudzik@archchicago.orgPhone: 847.566.6060Fax: 847.566.6082
Registration Costs for Priests:Housing/Meals/Workshop: $500orMeals/Workshop: $350
Registration Costs for Seminarians:Housing/Meals/Workshop: $400orMeals/Workshop: $250
If you have any questions about our training program, please feel free to contact:Rev. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C.Canons Regular of St. John Cantius825 N. Carpenter StreetChicago, IL 60622(312)