Masses cancelled

Because of winter storm Hercules, the morning Masses for Friday, January 3rd, have been cancelled. The shrine will remain closed until the roads and sidewalks have been cleared. Our cancellation policy can be found on the ‘Mass Schedule’ page (click HERE).

Special collection for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Bishop Coleman has authorized pastors to take up a special collection to support relief efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. The proceeds from this collection will be sent by the Diocese to the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and to Catholic Relief Services to help the Filipino people recover from the calamity. Next weekend’s (Nov. 23-24) second collection will be for that purpose. Second-collection contributions not placed in the envelopes marked for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) will be used instead for this special collection to aid the typhoon victims.

Traditional Latin Solemn High Mass

Sunday, October 20th

TridentineMass-1-1Today’s 6:30 pm Mass will be celebrated according to the Roman Missal of 1962 (the last edition of the missal prior to the reforms mandated by the Second Vatican Council) in its fullest form: Solemn High Mass, meaning a Mass sung by the celebrant (Fr. Kocik) and assisted by a deacon, subdeacon, acolytes, and choir. We invite you to come experience, perhaps for the first time, the glories of the traditional Latin or “Tridentine” Mass in its full splendor. It is, in the words of the Catholic convert Fr. Frederick Faber, “the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven.” And, Roman Catholics, it’s your heritage. The Ordinary of the Mass will be the “Missa de Angelis” (Mass VIII); the Proper readings and prayers are those of the 22nd Sunday After Pentecost. Latin-English pew booklets will be provided for your convenience and participation.

*** UPDATE ***  The deacon and homilist of the Mass was Dom Alcuin Reid. For the full text of his homily, click HERE [added 12/11/13]

Special presentation and Vespers

Friday, October 18th

s200_alcuin.reidBeginning at 5:00 pm, Dom Alcuin Reid, a Benedictine monk, deacon, and renowned liturgical scholar (one of his books carries a foreword by then-Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI), will give a brief talk (about 30 minutes) on how to improve your spiritual diet by mining the treasures of the Church’s Liturgy. In the Liturgy we find all that we need for our Christian life, because there we meet Christ and enter into His perfect praise of God and love of mankind. Sung Vespers (Feast of Saint Luke) will immediately follow, concluding around 6:00 pm. (Dom Alcuin will also assist at weekend Masses.)