Thursday, June 05, 2008

A Varia Post

Being in Rome means that I have limited access at present and I will have to update you on my Italian travels more likely when back than while here. That said, I did want to try to catch up on a few requests that have come in. Apologies in advance to those who may yet be waiting.

First, news comes from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius about their upcoming workshop for the laity:

Workshop For Laity
Monday August 25 to Friday, August 29, 2008
Extraordinary Form of the Mass - 1962 Missale Romanum

Join the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago for the "Workshop for Laity" in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. The workshop will provide registrants with an in-depth examination and spiritual meditation on the Traditional Latin Mass through the presentation of lectures and tutorials.

Participants will also have opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration to extend the worship of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Devotion to Our Blessed Lady will be fostered by the recitation of the Holy Rosary in Latin. Additionally, sacramental Confession will be offered frequently throughout the week for the spiritual benefit of those attending the workshop. And best of all, each day of the workshop, registrants will participate in the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, with an ever-deeper love and appreciation of the Church, her liturgical traditions and of her Savior, Jesus Christ.

* History of the Mass of the Roman Rite

* Explanation of the Prayers and Ceremonies of the Mass

* Mystical Theology and the Spirituality of the Mass

* The True Meaning of Active Participation in the Liturgy

* The Splendor of Beauty and the Liturgical Arts

Liturgy and devotionsLatin Mass Workshop

* Daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form (1962 Missale Romanum)

* Eucharistic Adoration and Devotions in Latin

* Sacrament of Confession

Second, the NLM has been informed about a Mass in the usus antiquior being offered in the co-cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee, Florida. Here is that information:

Sunday, June 8, 2008, at 2PM
The Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More (across the street from FSU)
900 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL
Extraordinary Form--Low Mass
Celebrated by Fr. Joe Fowler of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
For more info goto:

Third, another Cathedral is getting into the act, this time in Charleston, South Carolina:

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, SC will have its first extraordinary form of Mass publicly celebrated by the Rev. Gregory B. Wilson on June 24. Please see the following quote from our recent bulletin:

"On June 24th we solemnly celebrate the Birth of St. John the Baptist, our parish’s feast day and the patron of the whole Diocese of Charleston. In addition to our normal Masses at 7:00 am and 12:05 pm, there will be a special High Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite (the Traditional Latin Mass) at 7:00pm in the upper church." (Source)

Fourth, news comes to the NLM about a new blog dedicated to traditional liturgics in Ireland. Here is their description of purpose:

St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association aims at safeguarding the rich liturgical heritage of the Catholic Church and promoting its use in the sacramental life of the Church in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. In effect, this means that we seek the full implementation of Summorum Pontificum throughout the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, wherever there is a genuine pastoral need.

This blog will keep you informed of the activities of St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association, and of progress made in implementing Summorum Pontificum, particularly throughout the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin.

The address of this blog is:

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