KNOXVILLE LATIN MASS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
MASS THIS SUNDAY (July 21, 2019)
6th 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 (336) – online , leaflet
Ordinary: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei – Mass XI Orbis Factor (727)
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 , Campion Missal 961, Angelus Missal 116, Baronius Missal 121)
Third-Sunday Brunch After Mass This Sunday at Holy Ghost
8 am, St. Mary Church, Athens
MASS NEXT SUNDAY (July 28, 2019)
7th Sunday after Pentecost
12 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville
8 am, St. Mary Church, Athens
5 pm, Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul, Chattanooga
PROPER ORATIONS FOR THE 6th 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 736, Baronius 782, Campion 336).
The Gospel for this Sunday is the account in Mark 8:1-9 of the multiplication of loaves—prefiguring the Eucharist—in which Our Lord used “seven loaves and a few little fishes” to feed 4000 men (plus perhaps over 10 thousand women and children?), with seven baskets of fragments left over. A tiresome modernist heresy, currently making the rounds once again, is that no actual miracle of multiplication took place—instead, merely a mass act of sharing, with everyone inspired to share with others his own loaf of bread he’d brought under his cloak. (A heresy that seems especially obtuse in light of Jesus saying “I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat. And if I shall send them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way; for some of them came from afar off.” If they’d already been hungry for three days, and had nothing left for the trip home, what was left for them to share?)
THE DIVINE OFFICE FOR YOUNG FAMILIES AND ORDINARY CATHOLICS?
Since its beginning, the Church has sanctified the hours of each day with liturgical prayer “seven times daily and once at night” (in the words of a psalmist centuries before the time of Christ). By the time of St. Benedict (480-543 AD—who said Nihil operi Dei praeponatur (“Let nothing be preferred to the work of God”, that is, the divine office of prayer)—this daily routine of structured prayer had taken the following form:
These eight so-called “hours” of prayer—actually averaging more like a fraction of an hour each—consist largely of psalms and associated antiphons, responses, readings, hymns, and prayers. Together they make up the Divine Office, the Officium Divinum (officium = duty, service, responsibility). The Divine Office and the Mass together comprise the official liturgy of the Church.
And for roughly the past 15 centuries priests, clerics, and religious have been obligated to offer up the Church’s official prayer—as the Body of Christ praying unceasingly in union with Christ its Head—by reciting or chanting the Divine Office daily.
The Roman Breviary By the 16th century the multiple texts previously used for this purpose had been gathered into a single source—the Roman Breviary, usually printed today in several volumes totaling over 6000 pages. All 150 psalms are prayed on a weekly cycle, with antiphons, hymns, readings, and prayers varying from day to day in accordance with the Church’s sanctoral and seasonal cycles.
Click this image or the one below for description, introduction, sample pages, etc.
But how can the busy working layman or young family with children participate in this divine labor of corporate prayer? (When a complex 6000-page breviary makes about as much sense for them as a 2000-page Latin-English missal in the hands of a kindergartner.) A thousand year old answer to this question:
Since lay Catholics have no general obligation to pray the whole Office, any convenient combination of daily Hours can be selected. A common “working man’s Office” consists of Prime in the morning before work, Sext at lunchtime, and Compline in the evening after the day’s work is done. Or just Prime and Compline, to at least begin and end each day with brief prayer.
Caveat emptor The slim Little Office volume pictured above conforms to the 1961 editio typica of the traditional Roman Breviary. So with it you can pray in the traditional way as successive generations before have done. However, most “little office” books marketed by online booksellers (e.g., Amazon) are post-Vatican II versions with a quite different formulation and organization. Before making a purchase (here) you can check out the authentic traditional Little Office online.(*)
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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PARISH (ALSO!)
First, a big Thank You to all those who support the traditional Mass at Holy Ghost Church by their regular contributions to the Knoxville Latin Mass Community (KLMC).
Your faithful support provides all that’s special and required for the glorious Latin liturgy that we enjoy here every Sunday at noon. This includes our fine sacred music, beautiful vestments, Latin Mass altar appointments, stipends for visiting priests and special occasions, and everything else that’s needed, from candles to missalettes. All these expenses are covered solely by donations directly to the KLMC (rather than by the general parish budget). So please use the special addressed Knoxville Latin Mass Community envelopes, or donate online ().
Our Latin Mass, as a regularly scheduled Holy Ghost parish Mass, plays an integral role in the liturgical life of the parish. (And, with its attendance more than doubling in recent years, is the fastest growing among the parish’s five Sunday Masses.)
So let’s not forget our duty—in addition to specific support of the Latin liturgy via the KLMC—to share the parish load of general operating expense and debt reduction, through general Sunday collections and Holy Ghost parish envelopes. Donations designated for the Holy Ghost building fund—e.g., by writing “Building Fund” on the memo line of a check payable to Holy Ghost Church—stay wholly within the parish and are used solely to pay off our substantial parish building debt.
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