Monday, March 11, 2024

ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA HOLY WEEK 2024

 

Crotalus returns to sanctuary for Holy Week 

THE ONLY TRADITIONAL HOLY WEEK IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA

The only Holy Week observance in Georgia, will be at the FSSP parish in Mableton. 

ALL HOLY WEEK LITURGIES WILL BE SOLEMN

The Holy Week liturgy schedule is as follows at St Francis de Sales in Mableton. All liturgies will be in the Solemn Form (priest, deacon, sub deacon). This is the only parish in the Atlanta Diocese and in the state of Georgia where the traditional Holy Week will be observed. PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE EXTREMELY LARGE CROWDS THAT ARE NOW ATTENDING MASS AT THIS PARISH ALL MASSES ARE NOW HELD IN THE GYM BEHIND THE CHURCH.  CONFESSIONS ARE STILL HEARD IN THE CHURCH (after Tenebrae)

PALM SUNDAY
8:00am Solemn High Mass with blessing of palms and procession. To take a palm you kneel down in front of the priest then kiss the palm branch and then kiss the priest's hand, then take the palm. (10:30am and 1:00 pm are low masses) 

MAUNDY THURSDAY
8:00 AM Tenebrae (confessions afterwards)
Solemn High Mass of the Lords Supper 6:00 pm, stripping of all three altars, translation of the Blessed Sacrament to the altar of repose, Office of Compline is sung and then adoration at the altar of repose until midnight

GOOD FRIDAY
8:00 AM Tenebrae (confessions afterwards)
Stations of the Cross at noon.
Solemn Mass of the Pre-sanctified 3:00 pm, (during adoration of the cross you remove your shoes to approach the crucifix), 


HOLY SATURDAY
8:00 am Tenebrae (confessions afterwards)
The Great Vigil (solemn) 9:30 pm, meet in the parking lot at the Easter fire. May want a small flashlight because there is only candlelight used until the Gloria is intoned.

EASTER SUNDAY 
8:00 am Low Mass, followed by Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 am High mass, 
1:00 pm usual mass is canceled
 
LOW SUNDAY 
8:00 am low mass
10:30 am high mass
1:00 pm Low Mass
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Devotions, sung. (with plenary indulgence)

Saint Francis de Sales

587 Landers Drive

Mableton Ga 30126

30126

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - Latin Mass Atlanta (fsspatl.com)


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

TRADITIONAL NUNS COMING TO FLORIDA













TRADITIONAL CARMELITES BUILDING 

A MONASTERY IN FLORIDA 

CAN YOU HELP THEM?

Bishop Athanasius Schneider is promoting the establishment of a new traditional Carmelite Monastery in Florida. Construction has begun. They need support. Please visit their web page to see all the details.

GO HERE FOR THE NUNS WEB PAGE FOR ALL THE INFO:


https://habitformingsisters.wixsite.com/buildingproject


Friday, February 23, 2024

FSSP EXPLAINS THE TRIDUUM

Father Romanoski, FSSP

FSSP PRIEST EXPLAINS THE TRIDUUM

The pastor of Saint Marys on Broadway, talks about and explains the Triduum. This is an excellent way to prepare yourself for the upcoming Triduum for this Easter. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

HIGH MASS THIS SUNDAY AUGUSTA

UNA VOCE SOUTH GEORGIA ANNOUNCES MASS THIS SUNDAY IN AUGUSTA & EMBER DAYS
There will be a high mass for the Second Sunday of Lent in Augusta this Sunday. Mass is at 12:30 pm. Following mass in Saint Francis Hall, there will be a pot luck dinner and entertainment. 

ALSO NOTE THE BELOW INFO FOR FUTURE MASSES:

The MARCH mass will be moved from the normal 4th Sunday to March 17th due to a Palm Sunday concert in the church

The MAY mass will also be moved from the normal 4th Sunday to May 19th due to annual parish picnic

MASS INFO:

12:30 pm Sunday 

Most Holy Trinity

720 Telfair Street

Augusta Ga 30901

(706) 722-4944

Friday, February 2, 2024

FSSP LECTURE ON USE OF CANDLES


FSSP EXPLAINS USE/MEANING OF CANDLES 
The FSSP just posted last night this video on the meaning of light and candles in the Catholic Church. This is especially important for today since today is Candlemas. Reminder Candlemas will be celebrated at St Francis de Sales in Mableton tonight for the Feast of the Purification. See the article below.

VESPERS ATLANTA ARCHDIOCESE 2024

SOLEMN VESPERS THIS SUNDAY
Solemn Vespers will be this Sunday immediately following the 1:00 pm low mass at St Francis de Sales in Mableton Georgia. Latin English books will be available for the Faithful to participate in the Divine Office with the FSSP clerics. This traditional practice has been restored in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and is the only location in Georgia where you can experience traditional Catholic vespers.  

For info contact:

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - Latin Mass Atlanta (fsspatl.com)

Friday, January 26, 2024

MASS SUNDAY AUGUSTA

 

SUNDAY PRE-LENT BEGINS MASS IN AUGUSTA FOR SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY

There will be a high mass to start the pre-Lenten season in Augusta. Mass is at 12:30 pm. Following mass in Saint Francis Hall, there will be a pot luck dinner and entertainment. 

ALSO NOTE THE BELOW INFO FOR FUTURE MASSES:

The MARCH mass will be moved from the normal 4th Sunday to March 17th due to a Palm Sunday concert in the church.

The MAY mass will also be moved from the normal 4th Sunday to May 19th due to annual parish picnic

MASS INFO:

12:30 pm Sunday 

Most Holy Trinity

720 Telfair Street

Augusta Ga 30901

(706) 722-4944

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

CANDLEMAS ATLANTA ARCHDIOCESE 2024









Kissing Priests Hand
 




























Saint Blaze Blessing

ONLY CNADLEMAS IN THIS ARCHDIOCESE

The only place to assist at Candlemas in this Archdiocese or state is at Saint Francis de Sales in Mableton. There will be a solemn high Candlemas at St Francis de Sales in Mableton on Friday February 2nd at 7:00 pm. The blessing of candles and procession precede the mass. Bring your candles for the blessing and make sure your name is on them. When you take a candle from the priest, you kneel then you kiss the candle first then kiss the priest's hand and take the candle. Your lighted candle is held during the Gospel. At home these candles are lit for prayers after dusk on All Saints Day, Extreme Unction, and during storms. These candles will be used by the priests on the following day for the blessing of throats on St Blaze's Day. It is traditional to eat crepes on this day. Bees wax candles are for sale in the parish bookstore for $8.00 for two tapers. For info call 770 948-6888. 

For directions see: St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - Latin Mass Atlanta (fsspatl.com)



Friday, January 5, 2024

EPIPHANY WATER BLESSING TONIGHT SAVANNAH DIOCESE 2024









EPIPHANY WATER BLESSING SACRED HEART CHURCH SAVANNAH

Today starting at 4:30 pm at the church of Sacred Heart in Savannah the parish will have First Vespers. During vespers on this the Vigil of the Epiphany vespers pauses for the ancient blessing of the powerful Epiphany water. The blessing is complex and takes around 45 minutes. This water is used for the Epiphany Blessing of homes during the Octave. If you would like to have water blessed please bring it to the church early and have your name on the container. 

Sacred Heart 

707 Bull Street

Savannah Ga 31401

For further info visit the official site for Latin Mass news in this Diocese:

https://unvocesouthga.com/