MASS THIS SUNDAY (October 26, 2014)
Mass of Christ the King

            Followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
1:30 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:

          Processional Hymn (856):  To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King 

          Asperges Rite:  Asperges me  (567)

          Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass VII Kyrie Rex splendens (723)

          Order of Mass (569)

          Proper Prayers and Readings (505)

          Preface of Christ the King (689)

          Marian antiphon:  Salve Regina (961)

          Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

                   O Salutaris Hostia (968), Tantum Ergo (969)

                   Christus vincit!  (choir)

          Recessional Hymn (931):  Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

11 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend

3 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville



At St. Francis of Assisi Church (Townsend)

11 am, Saturday, November 1


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (November 2, 2014)
21st Sunday after Pentecost

1:30 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

11 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend

3 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville

3 pm, St. Mary's Church, Johnson City



Fr. Orr will celebrate the traditional Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament -- one of the Church's most beautiful and inspiring rituals – immediately following the 1:30 pm Mass this coming Sunday, October 26, which is the Feast of Christ the King for the extraordinary form of the Mass. This great solemnity of Our Lord is observed in the extraordinary form each year on the last Sunday of October, whereas it is the last Sunday before Advent (Nov. 23 this year) on the calendar for the ordinary form of the Mass.


Holy Ghost Church reredos – Christ the King flanked by the four Evangelists


Holy Ghost Church's beautiful and distinctive Christ the King reredos was one of the first (if not the very first one) erected in any U.S. Catholic church following Pope Pius IX's 1925 promulgation of this feast, and adds local significance to our celebration of the universal Solemnity of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed, twice each year, taking advantage of both the EF and the OF calendar! Photos from a previous Benediction on Christ the King Sunday:



To participate in Benediction: As noted above, the Campion missal-hymnal includes the complete ceremony of Benediction ((968-969). Most 1962 missals and missalettes contain a section on Benediction so you can join in singing the great Eucharistic hymns O Salutaris Hostia and Tantum Ergo while the exposed Blessed Sacrament is incensed. In the red missalettes, this section follows the Ordinary of the Mass, while in the purple missalettes it is at the very back of the booklet. Also, these two Benediction hymns appear inside the back cover of the red hardback hymnals in the Holy Ghost pew racks.



Plan to stay next Sunday (November 2) after Mass for camaraderie and refreshments. Coffee, lemonade, and doughnuts will be provided. Anyone with additional snack items is invited to leave them in the kitchen downstairs before Mass.


DON'T FORGET . . . . .

To keep your tax-deductible Knoxville Latin Mass Community support between your parish and diocesan contributions and your tax payment.  To provide for Community expenses in support of Latin liturgy (which typically average as much as a few hundred dollars weekly)--for music, surplices and cassocks for altar servers, and liturgical supplies and equipment, and to maintain a reserve fund for special purchases ranging from missals to candlesticks and vestments--please use the special addressed Knoxville Latin Mass Community envelopes that can be handed in, mailed in (address here), or left on the missalette tables after Mass (but should be kept separate from and in addition to the regular parish and diocesan offertory envelopes). For additional details, see the " Make a Contribution" page at our community web site:


Just send your name and e-mail address to  h DOT edwards AT mindspring DOT com, or write them on a Knox Latin Mass Community envelope and leave it on a missalette table after Mass. The e-mail version has live internet links, and sometimes additional content that doesn't fit in the printed version.