Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas to Everyone! Cathechesis and some links.

Hello Everyone. Sorry I've been late with the big Catechesis post. I do have a working draft, it's just this blog is a side project and it's not the biggest priority in my life. I also have to sit down and spend time consulting other sources as I don't have fancy degrees or post-secondary theological education, so if I'm going farther than my commentary at face value, I'd better do my homework, so as not to say anything heretical. For my sources, I will need to spend time with the Cantea Aurea of Thomas Aquinas and also the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible with Scott Hahn for more scholarly content.

Now more importantly, I just wanted to wish you a joyful and blessed Merry Nativity of our Lord and a Happy Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

But before I depart, I shall give you all a wonderful Nativity gift: Catechesis. Here's catechesis for the Feast of the Nativity.

CHRISTMAS VIGIL & CHRISTMAS DAY!!! Also known as the Solemnity of the Nativity (Birth) of Our Lord/The Feast of the Nativity

When? – December 25 in both NO and EF, but one can go to Mass starting December 24th in the Evening to satisfy the obligation.

What? – Like it says, this is the day in our liturgical year when we celebrate the nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth. A good summary of this Holy feast is provided in Pope Benedict XVI’s recent speech prepared for a British BBC radio broadcast, “Thought of the Day”:

“ … God’s chosen people, the children of Israel, were living in intense expectation. They were waiting for the Messiah that God had promised to send … The child that was born in Bethlehem did indeed bring liberation, but not only for the people of that time and place – he was to be the Saviour of all people throughout the world and throughout history … Christ destroyed death forever and restored life by means of his shameful death on the Cross ...  he was none other than the Son of God. Out of love for us, he took upon himself our human condition, our fragility, our vulnerability and he opened up for us the path that leads to the fullness of life to a share in the life of God himself … let us joyfully proclaim to those around us the good news that God offers us freedom from whatever weighs us down: he gives us hope, he brings us life ....”

Benedict XVI, Pope. Full text of Benedict XVI’s Thought for the Day. Online.  Available: [http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2010/12/24/full-text-of-benedict-xvis-thought-for-the-day/]. 25 Dec 2010.
 

Also from the Baronius Press 1962 Missal on Christmastide:
                “ During the season of Advent, we longed for the coming of Christ. In Christmastide, we experience the joy of His coming into the world. The Church is full of the Mystery of the Incarnation of Christ. Jesus as God, begotten of the substance of the Father before all the ages and born of the substance of His Mother in the world, is given to us. “And His Name shall be called the Angel of Great Counsel.” By the union of our souls with Jesus born to human life, we are born to the divine life. “As many as received Him He gave them power to be made Sons of God.” In the birth of Jesus we learn to know God as His Father: “All things are delivered to Me by My Father. And no one knoweth the Son but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father but the Son and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal Him.

                During Christmastide, the liturgy shows us the Messiah as the Son of God, clothed with humanity, glorified by the humble surprised shepherds, and adored by the Magi from the East. Let us fall down before the Child and bless God, for the birth of Jesus is the beginning of our Redemption through grace to the supernatural life.

                Christmas is the only day of the year, other than Easter, which keeps the old custom of celebrating its Feast at midnight. At this hour we called to mind that Mary in her spotless virginity gave to the world its Saviour. In the midst of darkness, the Light was born. Therefore the Church celebrates Christmas on December 25, the time of the year when the days begin to lengthen. The custom of having three Masses originated in Jerusalem. A Mass was said in Bethlehem at a very early hour in the morning. Later a second Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem. About midday a third Mass was celebrated. Each of the three Masses has its identifying characteristic. The Midnight Mass celebrates particularly the birth of Jesus, the Mass at Dawn commemorates the adoration of the shepherds, the daytime Mass celebrates the eternal generation of the Word and the dignity of the Son of God.

                Whereas Advent is the season of “absence of Jesus,” Christmastide is a season of great joy in our possession of the Savour. Eight days after Christmas the Church celebrates the Circumcision of Jesus. On January 6, she commemorates the adoration of Jesus by the Magi (Epiphany), which brings Christmastide to a close.”

Christmastide. The Daily Missal and Liturgical Missal with Vespers For Sundays and Feasts From the Editio Typica of the Roman Missal and Breviary, 1962 With Supplements Containing The Additional Masses for Englang and Wales, Scotland, United States and Australasia. Summorum Pontificum Edition. Baronius Press: London. 2009. pp.180-181.

Notes:
1. This is a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION in the entire world. You must go to Mass on this day regardless of what day of the week it falls under. If it does not fall on a Sunday, you are also obligated to go Christmas and that following Sunday. You can fulfill the Xmas obligation if you attend a Christmas Eve Vigil or Night mass. Also many people will go to an 11pm or Midnight Mass as a tradition.

Sources
SCRPITURAL READINGS

Extraordinary Form
The readings depend on which mass is said. There are a total of three masses.
(Night) First Mass – Titus 2: 11-15 and Luke 2:1-14
(Dawn) Second Mass – Titus 3:4-7 and Luke 2:15-20
(Day) Third Mass – Hebrews 1:1-12 and John 1:1-14

Novus Ordo
Night Mass – Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-16
Dawn Mass – Isaiah 62:11-12; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:15-20
Day Mass – Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18

Other Readings from Scripture in the Holy Bible: Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:5-80 to Luke 2:1-7 (which also contains the Joyful mysteries of the Annunciation and the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth.)

Benedict XVI, Pope. Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI Saint Peter’s Basilica, Friday, 24 December 2010. Online. Available:  [http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/homilies/2010/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20101224_christmas_en.html]. 25 Dec 2010.
 
Benedict XVI, Pope. Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI Saint Peter’s Basilica, Friday, 24 December 2010. Online. Available:  [http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/homilies/2011/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20111224_christmas_en.html] 25 Dec 2011.

A Blessed and Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. YCRCM.

Friday, December 9, 2011

TC's and TP's: Good Job, we just lost more souls. Wherein YCRCM Rants

Hello Everyone.

So I wake up this morning doing my usual reading of blogs. Two posts ago, I posted a list of known Canadian EF churches/Masses for the Immaculate Conception. One of them was in Toronto in Scarborough. I found this on a EF/TLM blog of a Toronto choirmaster, Vox Cantoris (my commentary in red text cause it's time for my ranting and raving):
".... "Trads" can be a nasty group and give the cause a bad name. Last night in Toronto a beautiful Mass was held for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was a Missa Solemnis at St. Lawrence the Martyr in Toronto. The three Sacred Ministers were joined by three priests "in choro." The Servers were excellent as usual and the organist and choir were splendid. It's the cranks that show up that are the problem. ...."

Oh no, what the heck did people do to once again perpetuate the stereotype of the "angry traddie???"
1. Look friends, many people that come to theses Masses are first timers. If they don't read the note in the liturgical handout about not singing the Pater Noster and they sing it, so what? But when you "trads" all go sssshhhhhh what you did was actually a vile intrusion on the Holy Mass. They acted in singing out of innocent ignorance, you acted out of rudeness, malice and what you did was a debasement of the liturgy. Stop it! What you "trads" did was a liturgical abuse.
Nice going you crumdugeons. You just further enhanced the whole myth (now sad reality in this case) that the TLM is cold, cruel, and malicious with a obey and serve the master mentality, devoid of love and beauty; the opposite is the Novus Ordo is a welcoming Mass where the Love of Jesus is truly present and why the old Mass was disposed. THE MASS IS NOT YOURS ALONE!!! THE MASS WAS FOR EVERYONE!!!!
2. Gothic Vestments are NOT NOVUS ORDO. They are called "Gothic" for a reason. In fact, the conical style "Novus Ordo" vestment as you refer it is actually of more ancient use than the "Roman" or "Fiddleback." Now, stop the whining about these little things and smarten up.
Look, as a young buck, I don't give a rat's patooty on this. As long as it's not a Rainbow or Tye Dye coloured vestment and ultra modernized, and you stick to the Rubrics and wear the proper coloured vestment that day, so be it. But don't be a liturgical stickler. If you see a TRULY EGREGIOUS liturgical abuse (e.g. ad libbing, wrong material for confection of the Eucharist ...) then whine and complain to the highest authorities. Plus most parishes threw out their 1962 stuff a long time ago, including my personal anguish, altar servers' surpices and cassocks. You don't like the vestments? Then donate to Una Voce or wherever appropriate from your savings/pensions and help the organization purchase the "Proper" vestments if you are so cheezed about that!
3. Artwork that shows the Blessed Virgin Mary's hair in paintings of the Immaculate Conception are not "Vatican II" and do not indicate that I am a "modernist." Until the puritanical Victorian 19th century with its feminine featured Jesus and its burka clad young Virgin and the ├╝ber-puritanical attitude of you 21st century "trads" the Immaculate Conception was portrayed as a pre-pubescent girl, a young virgin and without a veil as in the post two below. This is a more recent rendition of the style of the many in the same style from the 15th century onward.

This is a little above my "paygrade" to comment on.
4. A Read Mass (Missa Lecta) with Dialogue is not a "Novus Ordo" invention. Nor is standing for the Pater Noster and the Postcommunion a "Novus Ordo" invention. The Church has desired that the people respond to the priest even though you have your preference for absolute silence. This is not where we are now or where the restoration will be. So you can drop this paranoia about NovusOrdoIsms. This is not a liturgical experiment or innovation. Read the rubrics!
It's allowed in the Chruch Laws surrounding the 1962 Missal, so read your Church Documents, pre 1983 Code in Canon Law and the one after it, and rulebooks before you get in a tizzy over this. You can surely find these things on the Internet. The Vatican has a website you know at www.vatican.va/ . If not, get over it!
You would think that these "trads" would be overjoyed with what has been happening since Pope Benedict XVI issued Summorum Pontificum and the recent Universae Ecclesiae.
As an example, when was the last time a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite was offered in the Archdiocese of Toronto before last night? How about over 40 years ago! Some "trads" are really an offering up.

Now it's time for me to make a crack about this from a young bucks perspective. Summorum Pontificum and Ecclesiae Unitatem were great gifts to the Church. For years the TLM/EF was suppressed by unruly bishops and priests, manupulated by the new cathechesis. Worse off, one of the reasons it was supressed was that it was "too repressive." Now that it's flourishing, do you really want to ruin this good thing?

Look around you at the Modern Church. Yes there are some strides going on in Post-Vatican II, like WYDs (minus the musical acts and other oddities) that are bringing youth back to Christ, well run youth ministries when headed by somewhat traditional or well-meaning youth ministers, and even more poignant Catholic productions like Fr. Barron's "Catholicism" Series. However, as a whole, look at your institutional Church! The majority of parishes have almost enitrely elderly people filling the pews, and very few people over 13+ years occupying those pews and even filling the ministries within individual parishes. Youth want to be around other youth to start with. If the bodies aren't there, the average youth won't come. Furthermore, many are given crap catechesis in organized parish CCD/cathechesis programs or ther separate/Catholic school systems (and might I add that in Ontario, the GOVERNMENT funds the separate school systems. What they say, goes, like those equity policies forcing GSAs to be implemented.) Much of it is "Jesus loves everyone" garbage. Furthermore, the last 2 generations of clergy, priests, parents and teachers, haven't taught this generation what the Mass is all about. So many are lost to the sea of our secularized, immoral culture. Of the few that remain "in the churches", those youth are going just because it's a family "tradition" or until they get out of Mommy and Daddy's roof. Trust me on that! When I went to University, I stopped going to Mass whenever I was away from my parents. 

Furthermore, YES! Our generation is getting it. We are seeing the devestation of not only our secular culture, but WE ARE WAKING UP to the crap that has been insterted, unintentionally and intentionally in the insitutional Church, including its liturgy. And guess what, WE ... WANT ... MORE! We are realizing that many Novus Ordos are done blandly, and leave us not spiritually satisfied, though we do understand that when the Mass is done with proper form, matter, and intent by a priest with valid AND licit faculties, it is a Sacramentally valid Mass and the Eucharist is confected there. So guess what, a few of us are starting to look deeper into our faiths, learning our Cathecheism and moral theology, doing Church retreats with various organzations and such, and even partaking in ministries in our parishes (and you can thank WYDs and youth ministries for that somewhat too!). A few of us are even venturing out TO PURPOSELY FIND the Latin Mass to satisfy our spiritual souls and be in the presence of true Catholic Theology and prayer.

SEVERE RANT WARNING! As you should know, many people only know of the 1962 EF as "That mass our Grandparents went to and got killed by the Church." YOU SHOULD BE BLOODY THANKFUL WHEN AN UNDER 40 STEPS INTO YOUR EF!!!! Because the Catholic Church in modernized countries is dying and there will be no bodies to replace you and the others when in 10-20 years the Lord calls you back to Heaven (if you are in the state of Sanctiying grace that is.) Many don't know what the heck a veil is, nor any Latin period. WHEN YOU TELL A YOUNG PERSON TO SHUT UP THE WAY YOU DID, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! YOU JUST LET A POTENTIAL NEW PERSON TO THE EF BE SCARED OFF AND PERPETUATED THE MTYH THAT THE 1962 MASS IS FOR OLD PEOPLE ONLY!!!! You just might have even given Satan a little chuckle, becuase he bloody hates the Latin Mass. He LOVES modernism and especially, he is the father of all lies and deception. He probably even did a jig when the Novus Ordo came to existence, knowing the liberal clergy had misinterpreted much of Vatican II and didn't execute what was meant to be the true Vatican II Novus Ordo Mass. Better, he even loves it when the young are kept from experiencing such a treasure in the EF, because then they will remain in the spiritual fog they are in, continue to be "CINO" Catholics and maybe he'll even get a mortal sin or two, and hence their soul as well.

Not every young Catholic gets access to family, friends, or a traditional priest, who will tell them certain sins are mortal or direct them to the Catechism, and had they not been at the TLM/EF, they may never get another opportunity. In fact, priests who study certain theologies even tell people that there is "no gradation of sin." That or possibly the social network of that young person will DETER them from going to the Masses and work against them, thus playing unwitting agents in killing the person's soul. YOU could have been the part of that newtork to provide that person with a role model or friend who would keep them at the Latin Mass. And guess what? Most people in their twenties are any one or more of the following: atheist, agnostic, dabling in New Age/spiritual garbage, Church hating, getting smashed on alcohol and drugs and posting thier escapades on facebook, having pre-marital and sex and contracepting to the hilt, and being self-centered and greedy and money/wealth focused. Many of these young people are Catholic (well likely in name only) and if they do go to Mass, how many of them are aware of how to approach the Eucharist reverently? That is in the state of grace and not Mortal sin, and appropriately dressed? Is the Novus Ordo clergy and your Mass doing this for your son/daughter/granddaughter/son? Look probably a number of them are just poorly cathecized and don't know better, but you are getting the idea right? Wouldn't you like your son/daughter/grandson/granddaughter to come back to her faith and take a modicum of self-respect for herself and for the Lord upon receiving Him at Mass?

Furthermore, When you act in the manner Vox has described above, you give us the message "this is an exclusive club and you're not welcome." We see enough of that garbage at our Novus Ordo parishes with Fr. "Liberal theologian" and his army of liberal theology/weakly catechized Church ladies (and men) who are the lectors, cantors, ushers, etc. and form their own cliques in the parish, making it uncomfortable for the Laity. In some cases, they don't even allow new people to become part of the parish in those ways. KEEP THE DAMN POLITICS OUT OF THE LATIN MASS!!! We young people especially hate workplace/Church politics. It destroys the very message of the Gospel and shows us hypocrisy. We've seen enough of that with our goverments and even our family and friends. At least let the TLM be a safe haven from that spritually!!!! I'll tell you what we young people want. We want our tradition. We want to truly be spiritually nourished in a way that the Novus Ordo often fails to deliver for a number of reasons, despite its sacramental validity. We want to be part of a body of believers who actually TRY to walk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to their Catholic faith and aren't CINOs! We want good and theologically sound cathechesis, not that fluff and puff "lovey-dubby" crap of the 60's! We're tired of the "Culture of death" and our friends who are acting like total idiots with their physical AND spiritual lives. We don't want to be them and heck we actually care what happens when we die and Jesus plays judge and jury. We don't want that guilty verdict that sends us to Hell. And the TLM is what will help us there. So please, cut the anger, hatred, shyness etc. and please, introduce and welcome a young person to the TLM. And gradually get us to follow the rules. Believe me, we are smart and adaptable if you give us the chance. We might even carry how we act in the TLM to our lives and change it for the better in dress and attitude! BRING US TO THE LORD!!!!!!

Finally spent, YCRCM.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Catechesis: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Hello Everyone,

I couldn't let another feast day go by without giving you a little edu-ma-cation. Without further-ado, Catechesis on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I highly advise you to read this before you go to Mass, unless other factors prevent you otherwize:

When? Usually the 2nd Week of Advent, December the 8th annually in both the NO and the EF calendars.

Whom? Mary Blessed Mother of Jesus, St. Anne (Mary’s Mother who birthed her), and St. Joachim, Mary's father.

What?
Here's what the Catechism of the Church says on the matter.

The Immaculate Conception
490 To become the mother of the Saviour, Mary “was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role.”132 The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as “full of grace”.133 In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God’s grace.

491 Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, “full of grace” through God,134 was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses, as Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854:

The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.135

492 The “splendour of an entirely unique holiness” by which Mary is “enriched from the first instant of her conception” comes wholly from Christ: she is “redeemed, in a more exalted fashion, by reason of the merits of her Son”.136 The Father blessed Mary more than any other created person “in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” and chose her “in Christ before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless before him in love”.137

493 The Fathers of the Eastern tradition call the Mother of God “the All-Holy” (Panagia), and celebrate her as “free from any stain of sin, as though fashioned by the Holy Spirit and formed as a new creature”.138 By the grace of God Mary remained free of every personal sin her whole life long.
“Let it be done to me according to your word. . .”

494 At the announcement that she would give birth to “the Son of the Most High” without knowing man, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary responded with the obedience of faith, certain that “with God nothing will be impossible”: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be [done] to me according to your word.”139 Thus, giving her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother of Jesus. Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely to the person and to the work of her Son; she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on him, by God’s grace:140

As St. Irenaeus says, “Being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race.”141 Hence not a few of the early Fathers gladly assert. . .: “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by Mary’s obedience: what the virgin Eve bound through her disbelief, Mary loosened by her faith.”142 Comparing her with Eve, they call Mary “the Mother of the living” and frequently claim: “Death through Eve, life through Mary.”143 (1)
That's a lot eh? Maybe a shorter, better explanation will be more suitable for you. Here's the introduction taken from the variable prayers and passages that fit the Extraordinary Form mass of that day in the 1962 Roman Missal for the Laity:

“ I will put enmities between thee and the woman.” In these words the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was announced to the first parents. It was to be the reversal of the friendship with the serpent contracted by Eve, when she listened to his voice and fell under his power. The second Eve was never to be under the power of the devil; the enmity between them was to admit of no possible exception. This involved the grace of being conceived immaculate. Mary’s Immaculate Conception was the foundation of all her graces. The absence of any stain or spot of sin distinguished her from all the rest of mankind. It distinguished her from holiest of the Saints, since they, one and all, were sinners. Her perfect sinlessness was the source of all her glory and all her majesty; it was this which opened the door to the unlimited graces that she received from God; it was this that qualified her for her divine maternity and raised her to her throne as Queen of heaven. “O Queen, conceive without original sin, pray for us, who have recourse to thee.” “(2)


Key Points And Notes on the Matter
Key Points
1. THIS IS ONE OF THE TWO OCCASIONS IN THE CHURCH’s HISTORY THAT THE CHURCH HAS USED ITS INFALLIBILITY EX CATHEDRA IN A MATTER OF DOGMA!!!!!
http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius09/p9ineff.htmIneffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX on Dec 8, 1854.

The only other instance of ex cathedra use of the power of infallibility is for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. However, this ex Cathedra announcement means a binding consequence amongst Roman Catholics: This is dogma pronounced publically and therefore MUST BE OBEYED by all practicing Catholics. To publically dissent from this means you are NOT Catholic and can get you excommunicated via apostasy (giving up the Christian Faith) though it could possibly be heresy (beliefs contrary to dogma of the faith, though usually clergy or high level people get this title), that is if you want to go about things rashly and proclaim denial to everyone and anyone you meet. Sure there are Catholics who don’t believe this and you probably know them, but hopefully they keep this to themselves and don’t try to encourage others to dis-believe. But if clergy do not believe this, you have every right as a Catholic by canon law to report this up the chain of command.

DISCLAIMER: If someone does not believe in the immaculate conception, do keep in mind that a number of Catholics today are poorly educated by the developed world's current cathechesis programs, youth ministries, RCIA programs etc. Most parishes outside of RCIA for converts do not focus on any form of Catholic faith education past Confirmation age. If any education is granted it is usually through a separate/Catholic publically (a.k.a. secular government) funded system which can interdict its authority into what is taught, and rarely will a high schooler get a decent chance at Catholic education via private Catholic school. Do be wary of this and try to get to the bottom of the persons disbelief first before tightening your grip alright? 

 2.       IN CANADA, This is unfortunately not a holy day of obligation. However, as always the Catechism says …

The Sunday Eucharist

2177 The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day and his Eucharist is at the heart of the Church’s life. “Sunday is the day on which the paschal mystery is celebrated in light of the apostolic tradition and is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the universal Church.”110

“Also to be observed are the day of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Epiphany, the Ascension of Christ, the feast of the Body and Blood of Christi, the feast of Mary the Mother of God, her Immaculate Conception, her Assumption, the feast of Saint Joseph, the feast of the Apostles Saints Peter and Paul, and the feast of All Saints.”111 (3)

3.     I would consider this the most important point to tell people today: Many people think that this day refers to Jesus being conceived without original sin. THIS IS WRONG. This day refers to Mary being conceived into the world without original sin so as to be an appropriate vessel to birth our God as the Word Made Flesh, as Jesus.

So, as a final note, I encourage everyone to attend Mass today if they can do it. While in many countries it is not a day of obligation (thanks to their Bishop's Conferences) do go to a Mass today. It will be that more spiritually rewarding to the Lord as you are going on your own free will and not cause an authority dictated you to go. EF parishes everywhere (and lay associations that set up EFs) will always have some mass on a feast day. As for Novus Ordos, some will likely have an evening Mass after work to go to. Worst case scenario, try to get to the morning mass, especially if its before work (if you can make it, and usually weekday NO's are shorter than Sunday. That or priests tend not to "pull out all the stops" as it were on the weekdays").

YCRCM.

Sources
SCRPITURAL READINGS
Extraordinary Form
Proverbs 8:22-35 and Matthew 5:1-12

Novus Ordo
Genesis 3:9-15,20, Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38

Other Sources for your Interest:
Holweck, Frederick. "Immaculate Conception." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 7. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. 9 Dec. 2010 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07674d.htm>.

Catholic Answers. “Immaculate Conception and Assumption.” Online. Available:
<http://www.catholic.com/library/Immaculate_Conception_and_Assum.asp>. 9 Dec 2010.

Works Cited according to the MLA Sytle Manual, 5th Ed.:
(1) "The Immaculate Conception." The Catechism of the Catholic Church. LIBERIA EDITRICE VATICANA, 1994, for the English translation in Canada. 1994.

(2) "December 8, The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary." The Daily Missal and Liturgical Missal with Vespers For Sundays and Feasts From the Editio Typica of the Roman Missal and Breviary, 1962 With Supplements Containing The Additional Masses for Englang and Wales, Scotland, United States and Australasia. Summorum Pontificum Edition. 2009.

(3) "The Sunday Eucharist." The Catechism of the Catholic Church. LIBERIA EDITRICE VATICANA, 1994, for the English translation in Canada. 1994.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Quickpost: Coming week of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Hello Everyone. Just a quickpost for now for TLMs for the upcoming feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast day is this upcoming Thursday, December 8, 2011. It is always Dec. 8 in both the EF and the Novus Ordo liturgical calendars. Here's all the information I can muster across Canada using the Internet as to availability:

Una Voce CalgaryMass is at St. Anthony's parish, 5340 - 4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta
T2V CZ5 , Tel: (403) 252-1137. Not sure when the mass that day is, but there is a normal Thursday 7pm TLM listed with benediction after. Call the Parish about that day.

Una Voce Ottawa: There is no Website currently upon searching, they are listed as a chapter. It'd be better to point you to a TLM ONLY parish with adjoining Catholic school spearheaded by the Fraternal Society of St. Peter., named St. Clement. http://www.st-clementottawa.ca/main.php. Check their bulletin in 2 days (link on the front page) to see when they are holding the feast mass.

Una Voce Saskatoon: "The Latin Mass is located at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 301 Avenue Y South, Saskatoon, SK". 5:15pm TLM's are held on feast days (with a few noted exceptions).
 
Una Voce Sudbury: It seems there will be no Dec 8 mass, however it is best to contact either the church they hold the Masses at, or to e-mail the society. All contained in the link.

Una Voce Toronto: 7:30 pm at St. Lawrence Martyr Parish in Scarborough, Ontario, 2210 Lawrence Ae. East. Parish is here: http://www.stlawrencemartyr.org/ Is TTC accesible.

Toronto also has the Oratory of St. Phillip Neri in Toronto, associated with Holy Family Church in the Parkdale Area. Website here: http://www.oratory-toronto.org/spn_holy_family_church.html. 1130am EF low mass and will have a 6pm Sung Latin Mass (I think this means a Novus Ordo with sung and spoken Latin parts, but not entirely a TLM, or it is a EF Low Mass with a choir, but without the necessities to be a High Mass.)

Other Chapters with no Website but Exist according to Una Voce International Canada (Not to mention the diocese event pages yielded nothing):
- Vancouver
- Creston
- Edmonton
- St. Johns, Newfoundland
- Victoria, B.C.

If you are blessed to be in these diocese or can access the churches for the TLMs, go to them. Otherwise try to find a Novus Ordo parish in your area with a evening/night TLM. Know of any others? pass along word in the comments section.

And do expect a post later on about the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Also I want to try for this week to get part 1 of the catechesis effort, and if I find more passages in Matthew, I'll have to subpost and split up Bible into 2-4 subposts, Magisterial documents in another post , and CCC and Youcat in a final post on part 1.

YCRCM.