Tuesday, May 26, 2009

FSSP Priest Assignments Affect Georgia

It's that time of year when the FSSP move their priests around, and this year it affects our state. Father Cano FSSP, the assistant pastor at St Francis de Sales in the Atlanta Diocese will be leaving the end of June to take up his new assignement as pastor of St Micahels parish in the Diocese of Lincoln Nebraska. We wish him well in his new assignment as pastor. He will be replaced here by Father Thomas Fritschen FSSP who arrives this week. Thankfully the pastor of St Francis de Sales Father Mark Fischer is unaffectted and remains as pastor. When you visit St Francis de Sales make sure you say hello to the new priest, and welcome him down south.

Bishop Rifan Coming to the USA

Bishop Rifan is the only Bishop of a completely traditional diocese in the world. Everything he and all his priests do is according to the pre Vatican II liturgical books. Naturally his diocese has great vocations and about 200 traditional nuns in the diocese running schools and orphanges.
On Friday, June 19th, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. on the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bishop Fernândo Rifan, of the diocese of Campos in Brazil, will celebrate a traditional Pontifical Solemn Mass at the Throne at the Church of St. Jean Baptiste (East 76th and Lexington Avenue) New York. There will also be a conference on devotion to the Sacred Heart and a dinner in honor of Bishop Rifan on Saturday, June 20th, 2009. For more information about this Mass and other events related to it, go to


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Archdiocese Director of Worship Says Latin Mass

Una Voce Georgia wishes to acknowlege and thank Father Book who is the director of worship for the Archdiocese of Atlanta for performing a traditional latin nuptual mass for a a young couple of the archdiocese yesterday at the church of Saint Francis de Sales in Mableton Georgia. All of us are thankful to Father for so graciously acceptting the couples invitation to say the old mass and we wish the new couple all Gods Blessings. What a great example Father Book sets as a director of worship.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

FSSP To Hold Retreat

Lay Retreats given by Fr. James Buckley, F.S.S.P.

Silent Contemplative retreats based on the first week of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. With daily Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
Advertisement will follow in the FSSP newsletter, so it will be a first-come, first-accepted basis. We were blessed with 21 retreatants last year, and can accept up to 30.
There is no definite plan, as yet, for a women's retreat.

If there is interest, please email Geoffrey Coleman with a request, and he will add to a file started for them.

1st Location Announced: Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Denton, NE
7880 W. Denton Rd., Denton, NE 68339
Thursday June 11- Sunday June 14: Fr. Buckley's Retreat for Men at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary

6pm Thurday to Sunday brunch at Noon
Cost: $120, includes meals, private room and bath, a deposit of $20 should be sent in advance.
Contact: Geoffrey Coleman, at (402) 797-7700
fax 402-797-7705

FSSP Pilgrimage This Summer

Sat, June 6th - Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC
Priests and seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter will be performing the 14th annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC this Saturday, June 6th. This pilgrimage is to make reparation for the sins of our nation. Those who would like to accompany the Fraternity for the last day of the walk can meet them as they reach the cathedral of St. Matthew around 1 pm. The pilgrimage will end with a Solemn High Mass at 6 pm in the traditional Roman rite in the crypt chapel of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For further details, please contact Mr. Gregory Bartholomew, FSSP, at gbartholomew@olgseminary.org.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ecclessia Dei has new web address

The Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" (Vatican office responsible for relations with Traditionalist communities in irregular situation, according to the motu proprio "Ecclesia Dei", and for the full application of the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum") has launched its new website, see below for the link. Be sure to check this web site in the future because it will be where news from Rome is posted and is an official source of info on the latin mass.

This is the new website: