MASS THIS SUNDAY (November 11, 2018)

Resumed 5th Sunday after Epiphany

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  (423) – online here, leaflet here

Ordinary:  Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus DeiMass XI Orbis Factor (727)

Preface of the Holy Trinity (Missalettes; Campion 598, Angelus 875, Baronius 884)
Final Marian Antiphon:  Salve Regina – from Trinity Sunday until Advent

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

8 am, St. Mary Church, Athens


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (November 18, 2018)
Resumed 6th Sunday after Epiphany

12 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

8 am, St. Mary Church, Athens

3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Cleveland



Beginning this Sunday (November 11)

6:00 pm – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

6:30 pm – Sung Latin Vespers (with Latin-English booklets provided)

Followed by Benediction ending by 7:00 pm



For this Sunday’s Resumed 5th Sunday after Epiphany turn to “Supplementary Mass C” in the Campion missal (page 423).


Or, if you bring your own missal to Mass this Sunday, place


·         one ribbon at the 5th Sunday after Epiphany, to follow the Epistle and Gospel readings and prayers (e.g. the collect and postcommunion) sung by the priest,


·         and another at the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, to follow the introit, gradual, and the offertory and communion antiphons sung by the choir.


However, the readings inserts provided on the missalette table will have these two Masses "put together". So you can simply follow all the proper prayers and readings in sequence when using a leaflet together with a red/purple missalette.



For consolation in this time of chaos and turmoil in the church, OnePeterFive (here) recommends

continued reflection this week on this past Sunday’s Gospel, Matthew 8:23-27. As 1P5 somewhat breezily describes it, “the passage is the one where a boat full of experienced seamen-turned-apostles are freaking out because a crazy storm is getting to smash their boat into matchstick-sized driftwood, and Jesus is just taking a little nap.” In the words of Saint Matthew:


“And they came to him, and awaked him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm. But the men wondered, saying: What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey him?”




The month of November is traditionally devoted to prayer for the poor souls in purgatory—begging that they who have loved and served God in life through His divine mercy may soon enjoy the consummation of His love in the eternal light of the beatific vision in heaven.


Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat eis. Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


And, as we pray at each Mass at the Memento of the Roman Canon:


Be mindful also, O Lord of Thy servants N and N, who have gone before us with the sign of faith and who sleep the sleep of peace. To these, O Lord, and to all who rest in Christ, grant, we beseech Thee, a place of refreshment, light, and peace.




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For the unvarnished truth in unambiguous plain English, go to the Baltimore Catechism, from which the best catechised generations in U.S. Catholic history learned their faith:


Q. 1381. What is Purgatory?

A. Purgatory is the state in which those suffer for a time who die guilty of venial sins, or without having satisfied for the punishment due to their sins.


Q. 1382. Why is this state called Purgatory?

A. This state is called Purgatory because in it the souls are purged or purified from all their stains; and it is not, therefore, a permanent or lasting state for the soul.


Q. 1383. Are the souls in Purgatory sure of their salvation?

A. The souls in Purgatory are sure of their salvation, and they will enter heaven as soon as they are completely purified and made worthy to enjoy that presence of God which is called the Beatific Vision.


Q. 1384. Do we know what souls are in Purgatory, and how long they have to remain there?

A. We do not know what souls are in Purgatory nor how long they have to remain there; hence we continue to pray for all persons who have died apparently in the true faith and free from mortal sin. They are called the faithful departed.


Q. 1385. Can the faithful on earth help the souls in Purgatory?

A. The faithful on earth can help the souls in Purgatory by their prayers, fasts, alms, deeds; by indulgences, and by having Masses said for them.


Q. 1386. Since God loves the souls in Purgatory, why does He punish them?

A. Though God loves the souls in Purgatory, He punishes them because His holiness requires that nothing defiled may enter heaven and His justice requires that everyone be punished or rewarded according to what he deserves.

A Catechism of Christian Doctrine, Prepared and Enjoined by Order of the Third Council of Baltimore (or, simply, the Baltimore Catechism) was the de facto standard Catholic school text in the United States from 1885 to the late 1960s. It was the first such catechism written for Catholics in North America, replacing a translation of Bellarmine’s Small Catechism. The Baltimore Catechism remained in use in nearly all Catholic schools until many moved away from catechism-based education after Vatican II.


In the more expansive language of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992):


1030 All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.


1031 The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. the tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire:


As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that, before the Final Judgment, there is a purifying fire. He who is truth says that whoever utters blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this sentence we understand that certain offenses can be forgiven in this age, but certain others in the age to come.



1032 This teaching is also based on the practice of prayer for the dead, already mentioned in Sacred Scripture: "Therefore Judas Maccabeus] made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin." From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God. The Church also commends almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead:


Let us help and commemorate them. If Job's sons were purified by their father's sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.



The men of Holy Ghost’s Knights of Columbus will host a brunch downstairs after the 12 noon Mass next Sunday (Nov. 18). All who attend the Latin Mass are invited to proceed downstairs afterwards for refreshment and camaraderie.


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