Thursday, December 20, 2018

Gaudete Sunday and Rorate Mass Photopost 2018 (Part 1)

As was the case the previous two years, the response to our request for photos of Gaudete Sunday liturgies and Rorate Masses has been pretty remarkable, we will definitely make three posts of them, possibly four. If you sent photos in, but don’t see them here, know that they will certainly be posted, and that we are very grateful for your submissions.

Rose vestments are not just optional, but can only be used twice a year, while Rorate Masses are entirely optional. Once again, we can all take encouragement from this, seeing how many Catholics are not just letting these things drop as unimportant or inessential, but rather, positively encouraging and promoting them as part of our tradition and heritage; not asking “Why was not this vestment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?”, getting up extra early for Mass before sunrise. So thank you all also for your good example - evangelize through beauty!

Chapel of the Holy Cross at Jesuit High School - Tampa, Florida

Tradition will always be for the young!

Igreja de São Nicolau (St Nicolas) - Lisbon, Portugal

St Gianna Beretta Molla - Northfield, New Jersey

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart - Cebu, Philippine Islands
Baptism celebrated before the Mass of Gaudete Sunday

St Joseph - Richmond, Virginia

St Joseph - Greifswald, Germany

St Mary, Star of the Sea - Jackson, Michigan

Sacred Heart - Albany, New York
Our Lady of Guadalupe - Clovis, New Mexico
The church’s first TLM since the reforms.

St Paul - Cambridge, Massachusetts

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