MASS THIS SUNDAY (October 20, 2019)

19th Sunday after Pentecost

12:00 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:

Sprinkling Rite:   Asperges me  (567)

Order of Mass:  Missalette or Campion Missal (569)

Proper Prayers and Readings (389) – online here, leaflet here

Ordinary:  Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei  Mass XI Orbis Factor (740)

Preface of the Holy Trinity (Missalettes; Campion 598, Angelus 875, Baronius 884)
Anthem to the Virgin Mary:  Salve Regina – from Trinity Sunday until Advent

     (online here, Campion Missal 961, Angelus Missal 116, Baronius Missal 121)


8 am, St. Mary Church, Athens

2 pm, St. Mary Church, Johnson City


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (October 27, 2019)

Feast of Christ the King

12 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

8 am, St. Mary Church, Athens

2 pm, St. Mary Church, Johnson City

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



Friday, November 1, 2019  (Holy Day of Obligation)

6:30 am, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

6:30 am, St. Mary Church, Johnson City



Saturday, November 2, 2019

6:30 am, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

11 am, St. Mary Church, Johnson City


PROPER ORATIONS FOR THE 19th Sunday after Pentecost


In preparation for this Sunday’s Mass, compare the translations below with those in your own personal hand missal (e.g., Angelus 797, Baronius 847, Campion 389).



Omnípotens et miséricors Deus, univérsa nobis adversántia propitiátus exclúde: ut mente et córpore páriter expedíti, quæ tua sunt, líberis méntibus exsequámur.

Almighty and merciful God, in thy goodness put far from us all that may work us harm : that alert alike in mind and body, we may readily devote ourselves to the doing of thy holy will.




Hæc múnera, quǽsumus, Dómine, quæ óculis tuæ maiestátis offérimus, salutária nobis esse concéde.

Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord, that the gifts we offer in the sight of thy majesty may avail us unto salvation.



Tua nos, Dómine, medicinális operátio, et a nostris perversitátibus cleménter expédiat, et tuis semper fáciat inhærére mandátis.

May the healing power of thy grace, O Lord, mercifully rid us of all perverseness of heart, and make us ever to cleave to the keeping of thy commandments.


"This Evening I saw the Future of the Church:

The Future is the Traditional Mass"

From an article (here) by a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut:


This evening I saw the future, the real Future of the Church . . . . I was invited to sit in choir during a Traditional Solemn Mass in a parish church of my diocese.  The celebrant, the pastor of the parish, the deacon and the sub-deacon were each young priests of the diocese.  The Mass was celebrated with no frills, no excesses, no sign of aestheticism.  The Feast was the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, instituted by Pius XI to celebrate the anniversary of the Council of Ephesus, at which Mary was proclaimed as Theotokos, the bearer of God, affirming the full divinity of the person of Christ. 


“The music of the Mass was all Gregorian chant, Mass IX.  The servers were all young men, some new to this, some quite practiced in serving this Mass.  It was the worship of God in its purest form, in its traditional form, a form whose liturgical modesty and reticence invites prayer and therefore worship.  The sacred ministers gave themselves over to their roles in the Mass in a naturally self-effacing way. They knew the proper tones for the various chants and sang them well. The sermon was intelligent and truly Catholic. These three men made worship possible by getting themselves out of the way and letting the rite speak for itself. 



Many of the young priests in my diocese have learnt the Traditional Roman Mass, aka the Extraordinary Form.  They love this Mass in a sober way without any hint of “high church” prancing or panting.  They love Christ and his Church. They are loyal to the teaching of the Magisterium.  They are priests who are at home in any situation and who enjoy each other’s company.  They enjoy the company of both men and women in their parishes. The bureaucrats who run the Church do not know that these priests exist. And that is good.  For while the bureaucrats are running around at synods and conferences and trying to put out noxious fires without the water of moral purity and therefore failing every time:  these young priests, not only in my diocese, but in most dioceses through the Catholic world, are just learning once again how to worship and are discovering the beauty of worship, and they are teaching this to their flock.  And they, and the Traditional Mass they love — they are the Future of the Church.


Latin Mass, Church traditions bring

boom In vocations CARMELITE nuns

From a recent LifeSiteNews article (here):


In an age where religious professions are in decline, especially in the United States, one order is looking back in time to buck the trend. The Discalced Carmelites have turned from the modern Church’s reforms of the 1960s and embraced ancient traditions – particularly the traditional Latin Mass. Now their order is booming, with multiple at-capacity monasteries dotting the eastern U.S.



The cloistered nuns at their Carmel in Fairfield, PA (website here) close themselves off from the world and devote the rest of their lives to strict silence, arduous labor, and prayer. Once they profess their vows, their faces may not be seen in photographs until after they die. When LifeSiteNews traveled to Pennsylvania to profile the monastery, Mother Stella-Marie of Jesus gave her interview from behind a heavy grate – the same grate through which the Carmelites are permitted to speak to their family members a single time per year.


I think the young women are drawn to beauty in the liturgy. They know that if God exists, if God is on our altars, if God is within the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, then He needs to be worshiped as He deserves: with beauty and reverence,” she said of what she thinks draws young women to the Carmelites in particular. “They see that we have that here in our monastery, and they want to be a part of that. They also want something that is authentic, that goes back to the time of our holy mother, St. Teresa.”



“One of the unique aspects of our monastery,” Mother Stella elaborated, “is that we do have the extraordinary form of the Mass. We also have the traditional Divine Office. We pray the Office in Latin. We have permission also to pray the traditional form of the Carmelite Office, and young women are very much drawn to that.”


Mother Stella told LifeSiteNews, “As soon as we took on the extraordinary form of the Mass and we returned to the traditional Carmelite rite, just everything made sense. All of our customs — we understood why we had them, because they all flowed from the liturgy, whereas before that, there had been a disconnect there.”


Re-embracing the traditional Mass, Mother Stella explained, effected a “complete explosion of grace and joy for the sisters.” The nuns switched from the Novus Ordo  in 2000, “and ever since then, we’ve had a great increase in vocations, and the spirit of the community has been one of joy and growth in the spiritual life.”


With the Church’s ancient liturgy and traditions now firmly ensconced in the order, “young women are writing, are knocking at the door to enter,” said Mother Stella. “The growth is very clear and very palpable.”


Nor should the Latin Mass remain confined to the monasteries, Mother Stella insisted. On the contrary, “it should flow out into the world. And it starts with the monasteries, and then it will flow out to families, and even to the parish life also.


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