Thursday, September 27, 2018


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Saint Anne's Catholic Church Richmond Hill
BELOW IS A REPORT FROM FATHER MCDONALD FOLLOWING HIS FIRST MASS AT HIS PARSH THIS WEEK:I began our every Tuesday Low Mass in the Ancient Form yesterday at St. Anne Church. It's at 6 PM. I gave a brief homily on the difference between the two forms of the one Latin Rite.I encouraged the congregation to take part in the spoken parts of the Mass that the altar boy (in our case altar man) says. And they did very well. But I emphasized that the actual participation in the EF Mass is more contemplative, much like Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Each person brings his or her own prayer to Mass, their own needs and the needs of their loved ones and acquaintances as well as the needs of the local, national and worldwide communities and Church.

Therefore in the EF Mass, silence is not something added to the Mass when nothing else is being said, but there is silence in the midst of the Church most public prayer, especially at the offering of the Roman Canon.

The priest offers the Canon in a low voice and we join his silence to our own in wonder and awe.

And since only the Roman Canon is used in this form of the Mass, everyone should know what it his without hearing it. They should pray it apart from Mass and thus will not need a worship aid such as a hand missal to follow the priest.

They should gaze upon the altar as the priest offers the canon in the Person of Christ, Head of the Church. Allow the sign language of the priest, his arm motions, bows, genuflection, kisses of the altar, the bells be a powerful "spoken" Word to their hearts as the Canon is prayed.

This quiet can be disconcerting if our only experience is the business and noises of the Ordinary Form with words and more words and more words shouted at us rather than offered exclusively to God.

Yes, the world needs more silence. It's too noisey and to quote Pope Francis, via the Second Vatican Council:

"Refuse to give free course to the instincts of violence and hatred which beget wars and all their train of miseries. Be generous, pure, respectful and sincere, and build in enthusiasm a better world than your elders had."

I might add, make silence a form of your own spirituality with you contemplatively and thus actually participation in the holy of holies as though behind an iconostasis.

By the way, could you just imagine if the silent Roman Canon were added to the OF Mass with no other changes, how much more prayerful it would be for the holy people of God?

Great News, Father McDonald, pastor of the parish in Richmond Hill ( Savannah Diocese) announced today that he will celebrate a low mass every Tuesday at his parish at 6:00 pm. The Mass will be celebrated in the Martha and Mary chapel of the church. The mass will begin on the Feast of the Guardian Angels on Tuesday October 2nd. Make sure you thank Father McDonald for doing this !!!!

Saint Anne Catholic Church

1055 Ford Ave ( Hwy 144)

Richmond Hill Ga 31324

phone: (912) 756-3661

web site:


Monday, September 24, 2018


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Father West Incensing the Altar at Solemn Mass

There will be a Latin High Mass in Augusta on Sunday October 7th 2018 at Our Lady of Peace. The mass begins at 1:00 pm. It is very important that we have a large crowd for this mass. Father West will evaluate the level of interest at this mass and the one in November and decide if the Latin Mass will continue. Please make every effort to assist at this mass and bring a friend.

There will be a reception afterwards for Catholics to meet other traditional Catholics who are serious about their Faith. Please come and thank Father for what he is doing and ask him to continue celebrating the Traditional Mass. Please bring a snack to share to the reception. If you would like to help out in any way by ushering, helping with the after mass social, singing in the schola, altar serving etc., please contact Dr. Seiters at:

Our Lady of Peace
856 Old Edgefield Rd
North Augusta SC 29841

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


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Nave of St Josephs Church in Macon

 There will be the monthly Latin High Mass at St Josephs Catholic Church in Macon Sunday September 30th at 2:00 pm. This parish continues to have a missa cantata at 2:00 pm on the last Sunday of each month. Please help support this endeavor and make sure you thank the pastor: Father J. Scott Winchel.

For directions see

Thursday, September 6, 2018


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Benedictine Abbess with Pontificals

For the first time EVER in the USA, a Bishop will consecrate a Benedictine Abbess according to the ancient Rites of Holy Mother Church. This weekend, the Benedictine sisters in Gower Missouri will have their church consecrated, their new abbess consecrated, first professions of sisters, and investiture of new postulants. The schedule is Sunday 10:00 am the consecration of the abbatial church, and Monday the consecration of the abbess, vows/investitures of the sisters at 11:00 am. You can watch all this LIVE by clicking here:

You can read the September newsletter of the sisters by clicking here:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


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Traditional Priest

The priests of the FSSP apostolate in the Archdiocese of Atlanta will be conducting an inquiry class for non Catholics who are either interested in becoming a Catholic, or are merely interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. All classes will be taught solely by priests of the FSSP. The class starts on Wednesday September 19th at 6:00 pm at the parish of Saint Francis de Sales located at 587 Landers Drive Mableton Ga 30126. The class will continue each Wednesday thereafter. For info or directions see