MASS THIS SUNDAY (February 25, 2018)
Second Sunday of Lent

12:00 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

     St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:

     Asperges Rite:  Asperges me  (567)

     Order of Mass:  Missalette or Campion Missal (569)

     Proper Prayers and Readings (111)online here, leaflet here

     Kyrie, no Gloria), Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei:  Mass XVII (762)

     Preface of Lent:  Campion Missal 686, Angelus Missal 871, Baronius Missal 880

     Final Marian Antiphon:  Ave Regina Caelorum – from February 2 through Lent

          (online here, Campion Missal 951, Angelus Missal 115, Baronius Missal 120)

8 am, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville

5 pm, Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul, Chattanooga


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (March 4, 2018)
Third Sunday of Lent

12 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

8 am, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville

3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Cleveland

3 pm, St. Mary Church, Johnson City







One of the great moments of the modern era for the traditional Latin Mass occurred on April 24, 2010 when a congregation of some 4,000 people packed the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.—America’s patronal church, the U.S. “national church”--for a Solemn Pontifical High Mass commemorating the 5th anniversary of the installation of Pope Benedict XVI. Viewed by millions around the world via a live EWTN telecast, it was the first Mass offered at the Shrine’s high altar—and the largest TLM offered in the United States—in the four decades since the introduction of the Novus Ordo liturgy in 1970.




Washington’s Paulus Institute, which organized and sponsored that glorious 2010 Mass, has now announced that a second great Solemn Pontifical High Mass is scheduled this year in the Basilica of the National Shrine, in celebration of the return ten years ago of the ancient Latin Mass to the official public liturgy of the Church:


The Paulus Institute for the Propagation of Sacred Liturgy is pleased to announce that the tenth anniversary of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum issued motu proprio by Pope Benedict XVI on July 7, 2007, will be commemorated in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. A Pontifical Solemn High Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missal of St. Pope John XXIII, widely known as the “Traditional Latin Mass,” and formally as the Forma extraordinaria of the Roman Rite of the Eucharistic Liturgy.


Because the Shrine is under construction for the remainder of 2017, the pontifical Mass has been scheduled within the tenth anniversary year of Summorum Pontificum, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the Great Upper Church. 


The Paulus Institute expresses our most sincere gratitude and extends our prayers on behalf of His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl for his kind support of this pontifical Mass. We also express our profound gratitude and continuous prayers for Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI for his gift of Summorum Pontificum to the Church. We entrust this pontifical Mass to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking Our Lady to intercede to the Sacred Heart of her Son on behalf of all who are able to participate at the Shrine and others from a distance, and further on behalf of Holy Mother Church. 


The celebrant for the April commemorative Mass in Washington will be the Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland (OR), who is one of the U.S. episcopate’s foremost advocates of the extraordinary form of the Roman rite. See the Institute’s news release (here) for further details.



Plan to be watching EWTN on the last Saturday afternoon in April. For a foretaste of this glorious occasion, click the following image for a clip from the 2010 telecast and view one of the more evocative 3-minute videos you’re ever likely to see:



Complete “three hours of heaven” video here. The erudite commentary

by Fr. Calvin Goodwin and Fr. John Zuhlsdorf is a virtual school in the

ethos and flavor of the usus antiquor of the venerable Roman rite.



The Holy Ghost women’s group will host a brunch downstairs after the 12 noon Mass next Sunday, March 4. Assistance from any interested Latin Mass community members is welcome, and those who can bring potluck dishes may leave them in the kitchen downstairs before Mass. All who attend the Latin Mass are invited to proceed downstairs afterwards for refreshment and camaraderie. The women’s group contact person for any questions is Mary Wilson (



Knoxville Latin Mass Community (KLMC) expenses in support of Latin liturgy typically average several hundred dollars weekly. This includes a regular KLMC contribution of $200 per week to Holy Ghost Church to support the Latin Mass (and specifically our exemplary sacred music program), plus additional expenses for purchase of Latin Mass materials, stipends for visiting priests, and special occasions.


These expenses are covered solely by donations directly to the KLMC. Please use the special addressed Knoxville Latin Mass Community envelopes, or donate online.


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