MASS THIS SUNDAY (January 21, 2018)
3rd Sunday after Epiphany

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 (65)online here, leaflet here

      Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei:  Mass VIII De Angelis (727)

      Preface of the Holy Trinity:  Missalette or Campion Missal (598)

      Final Marian Antiphon:  Alma Redemptoris Mater (947)

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


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (January 28, 2018)
Septuagesima Sunday

12 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

8 am, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville

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



(The title of a post by Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, Papal Nuncio to Switzerland)



“2017 here in Switzerland has gifted me with three occasions, all of them Marian, to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass . . . . These three moments have had their positive, yes warming and reassuring impact on my heart. . . .


The Vetus Ordo [the ancient form of the Roman rite] is how a bishop is meant to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Traditional Latin Mass in all its solemnity really carries the bishop. The above picture captures it quite well, as I sit front and center, with my old knees covered!, while the subdeacon reads the Gospel in French, I listen waiting to preach my homily. With the Novus Ordo, we were taught in the seminary at Mass practice or in homiletics to be sharp, to be proactive... in the Vetus Ordo, the liturgy, with Christ the High Priest, Mary with all the angels and saints, carries me in most attentive fashion and challenges me to allow myself to be changed, transformed, really made over to Christ Jesus. . . .


“It took me really too long to let go and allow others to carry me through this experience. Obviously, a priest who celebrates his daily low Mass or a Sunday High Mass, Missa Cantata, without assisting ministers, well, he has to be at the top of his game, so to speak. . . .


“Bishops, do yourself and the Church a favor by accepting the invitation should it come your way and doing your little, old part to let this great icon [the TLM] shine forth from the heart of Christ's Church!”





From an interview (here) with Cardinal Raymond Burke:


Offering the Tridentine (pre-Vatican II) Mass “is a way to remain strongly anchored in Tradition, because the Mass that we have celebrated since 1962 is more or less the Mass we have received from the time of Pope Saint Gregory the Great,” he said. It’s “important” to keep it “alive” to “maintain a stronger link with Tradition.”


Burke gave an example of the increasingly apparent trend of young Catholics loving their ancient patrimony: “Today there is a great interest in Latin especially among young people. Monsignor Daniel Gallagher, who works now in the Latin section of the Secretariat of State, has a summer course in Latin that is always full. Many would like to participate, but cannot because often there are not enough places.”


Latin is the “living language of the Church,” the cardinal noted, “not a dead language.” And it’s not difficult to follow along when the Mass is in Latin given the availability of missals and handbooks that allow the faithful to pray the entire Mass along with the priest.


“The Mass in Latin has never posed a problem for me, even when I was a boy,” he said. “I understood that this language is a sacred language, spanning the centuries through its use in the Sacred Liturgy. Also, I remember very well the people who used to visit my family’s house when I was a boy, who told us about going to foreign countries, where they went to Mass, to the same Mass we did. This is a very important thing.”



“Benedicite, glacies et nives, Domino . . .”

O ye ice and snow, bless the Lord . . . (Daniel 3:64)

As recited in in the old testament canticle at Sunday Lauds.


Holy Mass offered on an altar made of snow in Grand Teton National Park

during last week's winter expedition for the freshman class of Wyoming Catholic College.


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