Saturday, June 30, 2012


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.

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;

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


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:


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:

Sunday, June 17, 2012


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


The Liturgical Reform of Pope Benedict XV

2012 Latin Mass Workshop

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Sunday, June 10, 2012


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


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


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

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:        or call     1 912 466-0093

Saturday, June 2, 2012


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


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


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:

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.