MASS THIS SUNDAY (January 20, 2019)

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

12:00 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:

Sprinkling Rite:   Asperges me  (567)

Order of Mass:  Missalette or Campion Missal (569)

Proper Prayers and Readings  (61) – online here, leaflet here

Ordinary:  Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei - Mass VIII De Angelis (727)

Preface of the Holy Trinity (Leaflet; Campion 598, Angelus 874, Baronius 884)
Anthem to the Virgin Mary:  Alma Redemptoris Mater – from Advent until February 2

     (online here, Campion Missal 947, Angelus Missal 114, Baronius Missal 119)

8 am, St. Mary Church, Athens

3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Cleveland


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (January 27, 2019)
3rd Sunday after Epiphany

12 noon, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

8 am, St. Mary Church, Athens

5 pm, Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul, Chattanooga



We have now completed two of the briefer but more festive seasons of the Church year:


Christmastide – the Season of Christmas consisting of the traditional “twelve days of Christmas” from December 25 through January 5 (the eve of the Epiphany).


Epiphanytide ­– the Season of Epiphany consisting of the liturgical octave of 8 days beginning with the feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord on January 6 and ending with the Baptism of the Lord on January 13.


We have now entered the


Season after Epiphany, which extends from January 14 through the eve of Septuagesima Sunday, the first of the three pre-Lenten Sundays on the traditional (extraordinary form) Church calendar.


On the extraordinary form calendar, the Sundays of the season after Epiphany are counted as “Sundays after Epiphany”. They correspond to the initial “Sundays of ordinary time” on the ordinary form calendar.



The liturgy of this extended period features the great Epiphany Gospels given us by the Church (in the traditional calendar and liturgy) on the principal feasts and Sundays of this season. Each of these Gospels presents a particular manifestation (or “epiphany”) of the Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. On this Second Sunday after Epiphany we recall His manifestation of His divinity in his first miracle at Cana, as described in this Sunday’s Gospel (John 2:1-11):


At the wedding feast in Cana of Galilee, Jesus, at His Mother’s bidding, changes water into wine.


And the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus was there.  And Jesus also was invited, and his disciples, to the marriage.  And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus saith to him: They have no wine.  And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee?  My hour is not yet come.  His mother saith to the waiters: Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye.  (John 2:1-5)



Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three measures apiece.  Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.  And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now, and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it.  And when the chief steward had tasted the water made wine, and knew not whence it was, but the waiters knew who had drawn the water; the chief steward calleth the bridegroom,  And saith to him: Every man at first setteth forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse. But thou hast kept the good wine until now.  This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee; and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him. (John 2:6-11)






In an article (here) Fr. Mark Kirby—prior of the traditional Benedictine monastery of Silverstream (Ireland)—suggests use of the following citations of the Epiphany Gospels as mysteries of the Rosary for contemplation during Epiphanytide.


1.         The Epiphany — Matthew 2:1-12

Our Lord makes himself known to the Magi by means of a star, and receives their adoration in Bethlehem.


2.         The Baptism of the Lord — John 1:29-34

At His Baptism in the Jordan by John, the Holy Ghost descends in the form of a dove, and the voice of the Father reveals Jesus as His Beloved Son, in whom He is well pleased.


3.         2nd Sunday after Epiphany — John 2:1-11

At the wedding feast in Cana of Galilee, Jesus, at His Mother’s bidding, changes water into wine.


4.         3rd Sunday after Epiphany — Matthew 8:1-13

 Jesus, with a word, cleanses a leper.


5.         4th Sunday after Epiphany — Matthew 8:23-27

Jesus calms the raging sea.


According to a Vatican instruction quoted by Fr. Kirby, the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary—in private prayer, at least—need not be limited to the fifteen mysteries most familiar to Catholics, or even to their expansion by Pope John Paul II’s luminous mysteries. Fr. Kirby suggests, however, that the Rosary is based on the meditation of mystery-events found in the Holy Gospels or recognized by the Church as part of the corpus of Sacred Tradition. For instance, any mystery-event celebrated by the Church in the Liturgy can also serve in the prayer of the Rosary.


The pair of rosaries Fr. John Zuhlsdorf gave President and Mrs. Trump

when he was invited to this year’s White House Christmas reception



The men of Holy Ghost’s Knights of Columbus will host a brunch downstairs after the 12 noon Mass this Sunday (Jan. 20). All who attend the Latin Mass are invited to proceed downstairs afterwards for refreshment and camaraderie.



At the 12 noon Latin Mass on April 28, 2019 (Low Sunday, the Octave Day of Easter). Anyone in the Holy Ghost Latin Mass community with a first communicant this year should e-mail Misty Weber at (816-809-7309) to be included in the planning and preparation.


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