On the occasion of the visit of a relic of St. Anthony of Padua to the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, there will be a sung mass in the extraordinary form Tuesday, June 14 at 10 am. The flyer below lists other devotional events surrounding this visit.
On Saturday July 16th, at 12 noon there will be a Solemn Pontifical Mass celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (259 Oliver Street) in Newark NJ.
The celebrant will be Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli, Bishop of the Diocese of Paterson.
Mass will be followed by a street procession through the Ironbound.
This photo was taken from the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in 2013.
For the first time since Vatican II, on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 11:30 a.m., at Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3, Clifton, New Jersey, there will be celebrated a Solemn High Mass with Gregorian chant in honor of Our Lady of Sacro Monte of Novi Velia, Salerno at her shrine. Following Mass there will be a grand procession on the monastery grounds with the statue of Our Lady, her canopy and authentic cinte (Italian candle-houses), all accompanied by the Tony Neglia Italian Feast Band.
The miraculous image of Our Lady of Sacro Monte of Novi Velia, crowned by pontifical decree in 1889, rests atop Mount Gelbison in the town of Novi Velia in the Cilento region of the Province of Salerno, Italy.
Love for the Madonna of Sacro Monte was carried to the United States by Cilentano immigrants who arrived in the United States at the turn of the last century. In Jersey City, where many of them settled, an annual devotion was started. In the late 1960s the devotees from Jersey City moved their celebration to Holy Face Monastery in Clifton, New Jersey. At the Monastery they constructed a stunning outdoor shrine to the Madonna and brought a small statue for veneration.
The annual celebration at Holy Face Monastery ended in 1980. It was revived in 2012 by Cilentani and their descendants in New Jersey.
Musical entertainment will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a performance of the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra, followed after Mass by the Tony Neglia Italian Feast Band, Italian American singing sensation Maestro Marcantonio Pezzano, and DJ Stefano. Delicious meals and desserts will be sold throughout the day and there will be activities for young and old to enjoy. For more information about this grande festa, you can contact us at info @ madonnadelsacromonteusa.com (remove the spaces when addressing your message) or call Pat at (201) 658-0775.
Father Thomas Rosica, PR assistant to the Vatican and aggressive proponent of the Francis agenda, is visiting Brooklyn. In the past he has often clashed with pro-life forces, especially on the internet. He has this to say of his critics – including liturgical Traditionalists:
“Many of my non-Christian and non-believing friends have remarked to me that we ‘Catholics’ have turned the Internet into a cesspool of hatred, venom and vitriol, all in the name of defending the faith!”
Often times the obsessed, scrupulous, self-appointed, nostalgia-hankering virtual guardians of faith or of liturgical practices are very disturbed, broken and angry individuals, who never found a platform or pulpit in real life and so resort to the Internet and become trolling pontiffs and holy executioners!” Rosica said.
“In reality they are deeply troubled, sad and angry people,” he said. “We must pray for them, for their healing and conversion!”
It’s the vintage, inimitable style of Francis: pouring personal abuse and calumny on opponents – almost exclusively Catholics – while whining about the alleged injuries these enemies have inflicted. But it’s been the modus operandi of progressives and “liberals” forever.
Thank goodness Pope Francis has had an entirely different approach!
“Prior to Pope Francis, when many people on the street were asked: ‘What is the Catholic Church all about? What does the pope stand for?’ The response would often be, ‘Catholics, well they are against abortion, gay marriage and birth control’,” Rosica said.
“Today I dare say that the response is somewhat different,” Rosica said.
“What do they say about us now? What do they say about the pope?
People are speaking about our leader who is unafraid to confront the sins and evils that have marred us,” he continued.
“We have a pope who is concerned about the environment, about mercy, compassion and love, and a deep passion, care and concern for the poor and for displaced peoples roaming the face of this earth,” he added. “Pope Francis has won over a great part of the media.”
The pontiff “has changed the image of the church so much that prestigious graduate schools of business and management are now using him as a case study in rebranding,” the priest added.
So “our leader” confronts the sins and evils that have marred “us” (the Catholic Church?) And he has won over “a great part” of the (secular) media and “prestigious schools of business and management.” “Abortion, gay marriage and birth control” no longer are issues, apparently. Rarely has the entirely secular course of Francis been as blatantly presented. I also seem to recall that the (alleged) Founder of this Church had an entirely different view of pleasing the world and seeking to conform to the opinion of men.
In conclusion, of course, “who am I to judge?” We can no longer say any individual is sinning:
“May our way of communicating help to overcome the mind-set that neatly separates sinners from the righteous,” he said. “We can and we must judge situations of sin – such as violence, corruption and exploitation – but we may not judge individuals, since only God can see into the depths of their hearts.”
Father Rosica is in Brooklyn to receive an award: “Rosica was presented with the Brooklyn Diocese’s St. Francis DeSales Distinguished Communicator Award by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio (of Brooklyn). And the fawning, uncritical report from which we have quoted was prepared by Crux staff (Crux (John Allen) is now sponsored by the Knights of Columbus). So the Catholic Establishment, lay and clerical, is making its peace with the most aggressive supporters of the Francis “revolution.” You should remember that – if you are a Traditionalist – when donation time comes…..
For the TLM. From Fox News:
Veiled women, incense, Gregorian chants, kneeling, standing, kneeling again, long periods of silence — think all of this is a scene from a Catholic Mass in 1950?
It was then, to be sure — but it is now also happening every Sunday, and in some places every day, in churches all over the United States. The Latin Mass of years gone by is becoming more popular again.
Alfonso DiGirolamo, a lifelong Catholic, started a website, GetTLM.org, to help parishioners bring the Traditional Latin Mass to their own parish. The website includes videos that explain what to expect when attending the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, and it shares resources to help formally introduce parishes to the TLM.
DiGirolamo has been attending the TLM in Philadelphia for more than four years. He learned how to serve as a master of ceremonies for it, which means he’s the adult male altar server who responds in Latin on behalf of the congregation during the Mass and helps direct the altar boys. He explained, “Between the reverence, the prayers, and the adoring respect for the Holy Eucharist, it has become an essential part of my and our prayer life, which is just not available, even in the most reverent, in the Ordinary Form.”
Complete Article HERE.
The Catholic Artists Society has announced its annual Mass for Artists on May 26, the Feast of Corpus Christi. A Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in the West Village, New York.
“We pray for all artists, that their hearts might be cleansed and their minds enlightened by the inpouring of the Holy Spirit. We make reparation for the sacrileges, blasphemies, and profanations committed by artists, and we humbly ask our Lord’s pardon and declare our readiness to atone. And we pray for our Holy Mother Church, that it may please God to grant her peace, to guard, unite and guide her throughout the world, so that she may shine freely the light of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth.”
By Manya Brachear Pashman
April 19, 2016
“Threatened with the wrecking ball in 1988, St. John Cantius Roman Catholic Church, with its opulent baroque interior, stands as one of Chicago’s many symbols of resurrection.
This past weekend, the Goose Island neighborhood parish built by Polish immigrants in the 19th century, marshaled more than 16,000 of its fans and faithful to be voted “The Most Beautiful Church in America,” edging out Cathedral of the Madeleine, the seat of the Salt Lake City Archdiocese.
The contest, dubbed Church Madness, began as a whim of Patrick Murray, a self-proclaimed liturgy geek and consultant for Granda Liturgical Artsa church design company in Omaha, Neb. Inspired by the NCAA basketball tournament nickname, March Madness, Murray designed a bracket of 64 architecturally alluring churches throughout the U.S. and posted them on his personal blog, which usually had about 10 views a day — “I think nine of them were from my mom.”
But the introduction of the “Sacred 64″ bracket quickly changed that. By April 7, four days after the contest debuted, the blog was up to 70,000 views from 3,500 visitors. It had about 7,000 visitors Saturday, the day St. John Cantius took the title.”
Patrick Murray (the blogger):
“It had an extraordinary impact on my faith,” he said. “That was my first time ever understanding that we have this great Catholic heritage of art and tradition and liturgy that’s all so important, and through baptism it’s mine.”
READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE.
America’s most beautiful church? Well – I don’t know about that. There are quite a few other candidates – think of Manhattan’s St. Vincent Ferrer. But having visited this Chicago shrine, I can testify that St. John Cantius is a magnificent church and parish. Now what the article doesn’t mention, of course, is that St. John Cantius is devoted to the Traditional liturgy. This website has had for years a link to this parish. Moreover, a separate religious community has grown up around this parish which has extended its apostolate, featuring prominently the Traditional liturgy, to other parishes. Indeed, St. John Cantius resembles several other parishes – like Holy Innocents in New York City, or the Shrine of Christ the King, also in Chicago – in having “returned from the dead” on the strength of their commitment to the immemorial liturgy.
For some Traditionalists, the 1980’s have never ended. We understand, for example, that in a city to the east of the fair town of Greenwich a Traditional Liturgy is now celebrated every Friday in a prominent parish. It is a Low Mass, of course, and is not mentioned in said parish’s schedule of services. And in a town to the west of us, across the border, we understand that a low-profile Low Mass may still be celebrated every Sunday. It has been celebrated for years now, although, in the wake of “Making all Things New” it is now in a different parish. You see, a town which had four Catholic parishes in 2015 in two years will have one.
Continuing the Indult “tradition” of off-the-record Low Masses is perhaps a misunderstanding of what “Traditionalism ” means. But we would certainly like to hear more about these and other “clandestine” masses that may be out there. Perhaps the Traditionalist movement is broader than we think!