Saturday, October 31, 2009


We have received quite a number of announcements in recent days, so I wished to take the opportunity to share a few of them and invite others to use the comments to share their own. (And of course, please also be reminded to check out the NLM Events Calendar as well.)

Toronto Oratory Marks 34th Anniversary on All Saints

This All Saints' Day marks the 34th anniversary of the foundation of the Toronto Oratory.

On this occasion, a Solemn Mass will be celebrated at St Vincent de Paul Church, featuring music of St Hildegard of Bingen and a newly-composed Mass ordinary (Missa Valde Mirabilis Es) by the Music Director, Philip Fournier.

The St Hildegard Singers will join our Usus Antiquior Schola to sing the Mass.

Two Birmingham Area Masses

Matthew Doyle of Lacrimarum Valle made note to the NLM of two Masses in the coming days which he has helped in organizing:

Solemn Requiem Mass (Extraordinary Form)
with Requiem setting by Jean Richafort sung by Ensemble 1685
Wednesday November 4th 2009 at 7:30pm
St Michael and the Holy Angels Church, High Street, West Bromwich, B70 8AQ

All are welcome and there will be full Mass booklets and refreshments provided. It is the first such Mass in this parish for 40 years, and will be taking the place of the Parish Anniversary Mass.

Juventutem in Kingston, Ontario

The Kingston chapter of Juventutem has organized a special celebration of a Missa Cantata in the usus antiquior for the Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Savior on Monday, November 9th at 7:00 pm. The celebration will take place in St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 279 Johnson Street in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Fr. Howard Venette of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter will be traveling down from Toronto for the occasion. After the Mass, there will be a talk by Fr. Venette followed by a question-and-answer period about the Traditional Latin Mass. Visit for updated information.

Magdalen College

Magdalen College in Warner, New Hampshire, welcomes Fr. Boniface Patrick Hicks, OSB, Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Fr. Boniface will be offering Mass in the usus antiquior on Saturday, October 31st at 9AM.

Fr. Bonifice will also offer a day of recollection for All Saints Day on Sunday, November 1st.

All are welcome to attend. See here for more details.

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