Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Usus Antiquior Now Regularly Offered at Holy Apostles Seminary

Many of our readers will be interested in this story offered to us by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

With the help of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, Holy Apostles Seminary now offers the Extraordinary Form on a regular basis.

On October 2, 2010, the Feast of the Guardian Angels, a Missa Cantata was offered according to the 1962 Missale Romanum at the newly consecrated chapel of Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, CT.

Fr. Dennis Kolinski, S.J.C., a priest of the Canons Regular, now is serving Holy Apostles by offering the Extraordinary Form Mass on campus three times weekly for the faculty and students.

Additionally, Fr. Kolinski is instructing the Deacons at Holy Apostles in the rubrics and ceremonies of celebrating the usus antiquior.

The seminarians of the Canons Regular also assist by serving these Masses, singing in the schola cantorum and by teaching other seminarians how to serve at the altar and sing the Gregorian chant.

In past years Holy Apostles Seminary was able to provide the Latin Mass (1962 Missal) with the help of priests such as Fr. John Mary Gilbert, I.S.J. and Fr. Gregoire Fluet, Ph.D., Vice-President on the Seminary’s Board of Directors.

Thanks to the generous support of Fr. Douglas Mosey, C.S.B., the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius are glad for this opportunity to help “restore the sacred” by helping seminarians learn and appreciate the classical Roman Rite, so that their future priesthood might enriched by this liturgy which is so rich with beauty and reverence.

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