Skip to comments.Latin Mass on EWTN on October 6, 9 & 10, 2004
Posted on 08/10/2004 2:20:24 PM PDT by tridentine
Gate of Heaven: the Solemn Consecration of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Oratory of the Immaculate Conception
On May 31, 2003, this solemn Consecration was performed by the Most Rev. Bishop of Lacrosse, Raymond L. Burke. Witness the entire beautiful ceremony--the purification and dedication of the Church, translocation of the relics, consecration of the Church, and celebration of the first pontifical high Mass, using the traditional Latin rite of the Liturgy. Airs [on EWTN] October 6  at 10PM, October 9  at 1 PM October 10  at 10 AM.
I'm guessing that this broadcast is going to be of the DVD that they made from the ceremony. The actual ceremony was about 6 hours long total, so I don't think EWTN would show the whole thing.
Do you know where I can get a DVD of a Latin mass that is not 30.00?
Just looking at the pictures from the DVD makes me cry.
They never had the guts before and always mouthed the "Adoremus line" about the Mass 'needed' to be changed - because "Vatican II decreed it" - only it was done wrong. It just needs to be 'prettier'.
Try it has to be according to the words of Christ, true to the Faith, and valid.
OK lets hope this is one small step on their road back but we've been burnt so many times with ALL of these characters, that I remain extremely dubious.
EWTN was always afraid of their own craven 'ordinary', so I am surprised they are even letting 'Abp.' Burke do it.
Now all the have to do is find the true Faith again...
From the Web site of ICRSP (abbreviation in Latin):
Introduction to the Consecration
They are airing a recording of a consecration and Mass that occurred last year when Burke was Bishop of La Crosse, WI.
This past weekend I was reminded how blessed I am to have St. Pat's.
Before ending the Mass, the priest left all the altar girls and deacon sitting behind him as he came down to have everyone sing Happy Birthday to the choir director (applause! applause!). That wasn't so bad. I know how this parish likes to cocktail it out of Mass. But then he asked if anyone else was celebrating a birthday.
"How about any anniversaries?"
And then the killer:
"Anyone celebrating a divorce?"
I nearly walked out but settled instead for asking for an explanation, telling him I thought it was scandalous to equate birthdays, anniversaries and divorce in a church full of youngsters.
"That's YOUR opinion, I have mine. If you don't like, you don't have to come to MY MASS."
Sad old man.
Am I correct to conclude that this anecdote took place at a church other than St. Pat's?
Oh dear ... YES, it took place elsewhere.
Like I told my grandfather afterwards ... it's a blessing to be deaf when you attend his parish.
NOW it makes sense!
That is quite disordered, IMO.
I made an attempt to leave but was blocked by deaf elderly folks ... =)
Next time, I'm standing up to say I OBJECT.
Awesome, I'll be watching and praying.
Last Sunday I had the distinct pleasure of attending Mass at St. Michael's Church in Scranton, PA. It's not a huge building, but it is very pretty and the pews were full of lots of people -- and LOTS of young families.
This church is served by the FSSP. My oldest boy (a first communicant just this year) came with me. He was VERY nervous about going, mainly because he'd pretty much been taught that the Latin Mass was so "old fashioned" and that he was SO LUCKY to be able to go to Mass in English, where the kids are encouraged to bang on their tambourines, etc. He was surprised when lo and behold! he had no trouble following the Mass with the clearly written missal that was available for use in the vesitbule.
Anyway, he got over his nerves and enjoyed a lovely Low Mass. He very much liked the hymns that were sung and commented, "those girls did a great job with the songs, Mommy." He also enjoyed kneeling for Communion and was relieved to see EVERYBODY receiving the Host on their tongues. (His teacher was scandalized when I asked her to make it clear that receiving on the tongue was perfectly acceptable, but she did tell them.)
After Mass, we were treated to something you don't see every day: the celebrant was a (very) young priest, newly ordained at the Lincoln, NE seminary, and he asked the congregation to approach the altar so he could bestow his First Blessings on us all. Everyone received a very nice holy card, too.
I spoke briefly to the pastor of St. Michael's after the blessings were finished, and asked him if the FSSP had ever requested permission to begin a ministry here on Long Island. They had, but had been denied (big shocker, there). He advised me to keep plugging away at the Bishop's office, which I will do.
So that was my Sunday. I am very happy for the people of St. Mary's and hope that all of us who love the traditional Mass will one day be able to participate in it more than once a year.
Also, the Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei has three videos in VHS format that they sell.
Finally, the FSSP sells a VHS tape of a Mass offered at the Church of St. MarySt. Anthony in Kansas City, Kansas, with music by the seminary Schola and commentary by F.S.S.P. priests. I've seen this video, and I can tell you that it is well-done.
The cost of the consecration DVD may be a bit steep for most DVDs, but the proceeds likely go to the parish.
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