Thursday, January 30, 2014

Upcoming TLM Events - Carmel IN, Providence RI, Boston MA

The Saint John Bosco Latin Mass Community will be presenting the first annual “Da Mihi Animas Conference” Friday, January 31st through Sunday, February 2nd at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Chuch, 10655 Haverstick Road, Carmel, IN. The weekend will begin Friday, 7 P.M., with the community’s first-ever Solemn High Mass, in celebration of the patron saint of the community, St. John Bosco. Fr. Gregory Pendergraft F.S.S.P., will offer Mass, with Fr. Roberto Cano F.S.S.P., and Fr. John Hollowell acting as Deacon and Subdeacon, respectively. The conference will continue the next morning, Saturday, 9 A.M., with Low Mass followed by brunch. (Confessions will be available before and after Mass.) Brunch will be followed by a series of talks: Fr. Pendergraft will speak on “The Sacred Liturgy - the Fitting Worship of God”, and Fr. Cano’s topic will be “The Eternal Priesthood of Christ and the Theology of Worship”. The weekend will culminate in a Sung Mass in celebration of the Feast of Purification Sunday, 3 P.M. The traditional Blessing and Procession of Candles will proceed the Mass. (Parishioners are encouraged to bring their own candles for blessing, but processional candles will be provided.) Byrd’s Mass for Three Voices will be sung by the ensemble Cantus Ecclesiae. Following mass there will be a potluck dinner. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail us at or check out the Community's website at

From Una Voce Rhode Island: With the gracious permission of His Excellency Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, His Excellency Bishop Fernando Arêas Rifan will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on some of the young people of the parish of the Holy Name of Jesus, at 99 Camp St. in Providence. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 1st at 5:30, with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament following. On Sunday, February 2nd, His Excellency will celebrate a Pontifical High Mass for the feast of Candlemass at Holy Name, for the regularly scheduled 11 a.m. Sunday TLM. Bishop Rifan is currently the Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Apostolic Administration of St. Jean-Marie Vianney, in Campos, Brazil.

From Juventutem Boston: On Sunday, February 9, there will be a Traditional Latin Mass celebrated in the MIT chapel, the first of its kind there in decades. This ancient form of the Mass, often noted for a deep sense of reverence and adoration, is a true treasure of the faith for any Catholic to discover! Mass will start at 2:45 PM. A Latin-to-English worship aid will be provided, and the celebrant, Fr. John Cassani, a Boston priest ordained last spring, will give a short explanation beforehand on how best to follow along with the Mass. his is a Solemn High Mass; the homily will be given by MIT alumnus Fr. Kwang Lee. Afterwards, young adults and clergy will gather to celebrate this momentous occasion. If you have any questions about the Mass, e-mail The Facebook event can be found here:

And keep the Candles in Candlemas!

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