Saturday, November 18, 2017

Invitation: 2nd DVD presentation from the Sacred Liturgy Conference in Medford

Treasure Valley Latin Mass Society
Una Voce St. Joseph Chapter



Invitation To You


We will be showing the 2nd DVD presentation from the Sacred Liturgy Conference in Medford, Oregon last July.


The Latin Mass Society will show a DVD presentation from the recent Sacred Liturgy Conference that took place in Medford, Oregon from July 12-15. Four hundred laity attended this conference along with ten presenters including Cardinal Burke, Portland Archbishop Sample, San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone, and Santa Rosa Bishop Vasa. All presentations focused on different aspects of the Extraordinary Form Mass also known as the Traditional Latin Mass. The conference liturgies covered the Extraordinary Form Mass and the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin. Bishop Robert Vasa, Santa Rosa Diocese, CA (former Bishop of Baker City Diocese, Oregon) will try to answer the question: Why do people react so negatively toward the Traditional Latin Mass?


When: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Rob and Gina Sower’s Home
12932 W. Grenadier Dr.
Boise, ID 83713


Bring: If you wish, bring hors d’oeuvres or a dessert to share.


RSVP: Email: LatinMassIdaho@gmail.com listing those who will attend,
or call Tom Lester at 208-891-9980.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Approval by Una Voce America!

Treasure Valley Latin Mass Society, Una Voce St. Joseph Chapter

Good news! Our application to become a Una Voce Chapter was approved by Una Voce America!   (See our new title above.)

We are the first Una Voce Chapter in Idaho.

What is Una Voce?
This is taken from the Una Voce America website:

A Role of Service to the Church

“The International Una Voce Federation has played an important role in supporting the use of the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal in obedience to the directives of the Holy See. For this valuable service I express my gratitude to the members of the Federation and extend my blessing.”  Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, speaking to the Una Voce Federation, 25 July 1996

Una Voce (from the Preface of the Most Holy Trinity – with one voice) is an international federation of associations, founded in 1966 in Rome, that now includes national associations in 17 nations on every continent. It is dedicated to ensuring that the Roman Mass codified by St. Pius V is maintained as one of the forms of eucharistic worship which are honored in universal liturgical life, and to restoring the use of Latin, Gregorian Chant, and sacred polyphony in Catholic liturgy. The Una Voce International website provides information about officers and national associations: www.fiuv.org

Members believe that use of Latin in the Mass and Sacraments is a unifying force, needed by the Church in these days of widespread controversy. They believe that using the rites which were the form of Catholic worship for over 1,500 years will preserve the traditional emphasis on the Mass as Sacrifice, with its central teaching of transubstantiation, This, in turn, will help reverse the decline in vocations as altar boys, charged with difficult and meaningful duties, will be imbued from an early age with a sense of the sacred. We Catholics possess a living heritage. We owe a duty to our posterity to transmit it in its fullness, and as a living tradition. This is not only the feeling of Una Voce, it is the teaching of all the postconciliar Popes.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Requiem Mass - observations from a first-timer

Dear Father,


I attended the Mass yesterday afternoon (11/2). I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for presiding over this Mass. It was an experience I shall never forget.  I have been longing for something more from liturgy for a very long time, and I knew my longings would be fulfilled in the Latin Mass, although I'd never attended one. I truly felt as if I was just this side of the veil yesterday, and I cried for a good part of it. It was beautiful worship, and watching you and the servers was like a holy dance. At no point did I feel "slighted" for not understanding the Latin, or having your back to me; instead, it all felt right and proper. The only thing I felt other than joy was a feeling of great sadness that such a thing of beauty was ever taken away from us. I grew up in the 60s-70s so the Novus Ordo is the only Mass I know. I fear that now my longing will be even greater as I return to that same Mass, now that I have experienced the alternative. However, I know that our Lord is there and that is reason to endure! Please be assured of my continual prayers for you.


God bless you Father.


Sincerely and in Christ's love,
[anonymous]

Friday, November 3, 2017

Invitation to you from the Treasure Valley Latin Mass Society

Invitation to you from the Treasure Valley Latin Mass Society


On Friday, November 10, 2017, the Latin Mass Society will show a DVD presentation from the recent Sacred Liturgy Conference that took place in Medford, Oregon from July 12-15. Four hundred laity attended this conference along with ten presenters including Cardinal Burke, Portland Archbishop Sample, San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone, and Santa Rosa Bishop Vasa. All presentations focused on different aspects of the Extraordinary Form Mass also known as the Traditional Latin Mass. The conference liturgies covered the Extraordinary Form Mass and the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin. The DVD showing for November 10th, will be Archbishop Sample’s presentation covering his personal journey in discovering the Traditional Latin Mass. It was a very impactful presentation for all present!
You are invited to attend:
Where: Home of Rob and Gina Sower: 12932 W. Grenadier Dr., Boise, 83713
When: November 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.
What to bring: If you wish, bring hors d’oeuvres or a dessert to share.
RSVP would be appreciated if you plan to attend: Call Tom Lester at 208-891-9980

All Souls Requiem Mass









The All Souls Requiem Mass was assisted by about 150, drawing from all the valley parishes, as well as from Spokane WA, Vale and Jordan Valley in Oregon, Twin Falls and Hammett in Idaho. The Mass was exquisite, as was the chant. Many thanks to all who served at the altar as well as musicians, ushers, and those who assisted.

36 questionnaires were returned representing 102 family members who are interested in attending a Sunday Mass in the extraordinary form; either monthly or weekly. This brings our email distribution list up to around 100. share the word, sign up to bring the Traditional Latin Mass to a Sunday near you! Join the Treasure Valley Latin Mass Society. Come to the event on November 10.


Comments from questionnaire:

I had forgotten how powerful the prayers of the Latin Mass are!

Love this beautiful Mass.

This is such an incredible opportunity - Thank you for your ongoing work to make this a reality for us Catholics in Southern Idaho.










Saturday, October 28, 2017

All Souls Day Traditional Requiem Mass



November 2, is All Souls' Day. Fr. Vogel will offer a Requiem Mass at 4:30pm at St. Paul’s in Nampa.

NOTE: This is a change from the original scheduled time of 12:00 noon.


For those who are not familiar with the Requiem Mass the following gives some background.

The commemoration of all the faithful departed is celebrated by the Church on 2 November, or, if this be a Sunday or a solemnity, on 3 November. The Office of the Dead must be recited by the clergy and all the Masses are to be of Requiem, except one of the current feast, where this is of obligation.

The theological basis for the feast is the doctrine that the souls which, on departing from the body, are not perfectly cleansed from venial sins, or have not fully atoned for past transgressions, are debarred from the Beatific Vision, and that the faithful on earth can help them by prayers, almsdeeds, and especially by the sacrifice of the Mass.

The ceremonies of the Mass of Requiem are the same as those of the so-called "Mass of the Living" with the exception of a few omissions and variations indicated in Title XIII of the Rubrics. The Requiem Mass should always be celebrated with black vestments; black, in the Latin Rite, representing the deepest mourning.


This message is to all traditional-minded Catholics in the Treasure Valley who have expressed an interest in attending the Traditional Mass. The Treasure Valley Latin Mass Society, St. Joseph's Chapter is in the early stages of formation. Its purpose is to promote and to establish a Traditional Latin Mass in the Treasure Valley. To further this goal an application has been submitted to Una Voce America to become a chapter. If you wish to help on the formation of a “stable group of faithful” for the celebration of the Traditional Mass according to Summorum Pontificum in the Treasure Valley, please contact Mr. Thomas Lester, Chair at (208) 891-9980 or Mrs. Pamela Gross, O.P., Vice –Chair at (208) 761-1188 or email us at: LatinMassIdaho@gmail.com.


Please forward this message to anyone you know who may be interested.


Pax et Fides,
Mrs. Pamela Gross, O.P.


Please pray for Bishop Michael P Driscoll, requiescat in pace