Sunday, November 8, 2020

Bishops Report to the CDF on the TLM: the Una Voce Federation responds

 (as reported at Rorate Caeli blog here)

Want a break from the US election?

You can read a good deal about the response of the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce (FIUV) to the survey of the world's bishops on the Traditional Mass carried out by the CDF in the newly published magazine of the FIUV: Gregorius Magnus 10.

Having recently returned from Rome, I can say from multiple sources that what the bishops have said about the EF in their dioceses is not all negative by any means, and no one seems to expect any bad outcomes from this survey. Nevertheless, the FIUV has also presented the CDF with a report, covering 364 dioceses from 52 countries, of the experiences of the traditional faithful, whether in enjoying the Traditional Mass or merely asking for it, to supplement the perspective of the world's bishops.

Gregorius Magnus also has much else of interest which I hope readers will appreciate, including extracts from traditional Catholic magazines from around the world, some published in English for the first time.

It is now available as a pdf here.

For the first time, and thanks to sponsorship by the Latin Mass Society (England and Wales), it is also available to read on ISSUU, which optimises the content for display on mobile devices. You can download the app, or look at it on the web.

Direct link to Gregorius Magnus 10 on ISSUU here.

Link to Gregorius Magnus on ISSUU with the last three editions here.

Email addresses can be added to the Gregorius Magnus distribution list here.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Traditional Latin Mass, Sunday November 8, 2020

  The Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) will be held on the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Sunday, November 8th, 2020, 3:00 pm at the New St. Paul’s Church , 510 W. Roosevelt, in Nampa. 

For those who are not attending due to the dispensation, you can view the mass at the following link:

After Mass, there will NOT be hospitality in the Narthex.

Below are some notes from Fr Vogel’s letter on St Pauls website concerning their operating procedures for mass and being at the church.

***Dispensation for Mass continues for all who are over 60 or are vulnerable. Masses will still be live streamed. **Do not come to Mass if you are sick or not comfortable being there.**

All safety protocol given by the CDC and the Governor must be followed, namely:

  • Masks are highly recommended
  • 6 feet of distance must be maintained between every individual
    • A family counts as 1 individual
  • The church is marked and prepared to ensure social distancing
  • The church will be sanitized before every Mass
  • The collection basket will not be passed person to person
    • We will have a basket at the door
  • Follow the trained usher’s instructions for being seated
  • You must take the seat given you by the usher
    • You cannot pick your seat or save seats
  • There is no congregating before or after Mass in order to maintain social distancing
  • Try your best to refrain from using the church bathrooms. We will sanitize after each person. Also, to get to the bathroom the entire pew will have to move so social distancing remains.
    • Parents must accompany a child to the bathroom
  • Once the church has reached its capacity, ushers will seat the faithful in Marist Hall where the Mass will be live-streamed, and a priest or deacon will bring Holy Communion.***

***During my announcements at a previous TLM, I asked for volunteers to help clean and sanitize the church afterwards.  I wanted to thank George for staying to help with that.

The duties are simple:

  1. Welcoming visitors and ensuring they have the booklets and Mass resources
  2. Assisting with seating in the church and Marist hall, if needed.
  3. Assisting with ushering for Holy Communion.
  4. Overseeing the collection and storage of money in the safe.
  5. Sanitizing the church after Mass.  

St. Joseph, pray for the increase of the Traditional Latin Mass in the Treasure Valley and the establishment of an FSSP Parish. We pray also for Father Vogel and Bishop Christensen.

****If you ordered T-Shirts they will be available for pick up following the mass****

 "The ancient liturgy, with its poignant symbols and innumerable subtleties, is a prolonged courtship of the soul, enticing and drawing it onwards, leading it along a path to the mystical marriage, the wedding feast of heaven."  Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis: Sacred Liturgy, the Traditional Latin Mass, and Renewal in the Church, Peter Kwasniewski

Court Gossard, Chairman,
TVLMS-Una Voce