KNOXVILLE LATIN MASS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

  

MASS THIS SUNDAY (December 11, 2016)
Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)

12:00 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:

Sprinkling Rite:  Asperges me  (567)

Order of Mass (569)

Proper Prayers and Readings (9)

     Kyrie, (no Gloria,) Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei:  Mass XVII (762)

     Preface of Advent  (p. 878 in Angelus and Baronius missals, handout here)

     Marian antiphon:  Alma Redemptoris Mater  (947)

3 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville

 

MASS NEXT SUNDAY (December 18, 2016)

Fourth Sunday of Advent

12:00 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Cleveland

3 pm, St. Mary Church, Johnson City

    

MASS of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

6:30 am, Thursday, December 8

St. Mary Church, Oak Ridge

    

RORATE CAELI MASS

Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin in Advent

6:30 am, Saturday, December 10, 2016

At the Our Lady Altar of Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

 

WHAT IS GAUDETE SUNDAY?

This Third Sunday of Advent is called "Gaudete Sunday" because its Introit begins with the joyful words

 

     Gaudete in Domino semper . . . .

     Rejoice in the Lord always . . . .

 

Traditionally, this is the only Sunday in Advent on which the organ was heard during the Mass, and when flowers might be seen on the altar. And for this one day the Church relaxes the penitential aspect of Advent a bit with rose (instead of violet) vestments:

 

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Click here for photos of a past Gaudete Mass at Holy Ghost Church

 

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MASS OF CHRISTMAS (Christ’s Mass)

Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

12 pm Sunday, December 25, 2016

Preceded at 11:30 am with a program of traditional Christmas music.

 

For insertion in local parish bulletins during Advent:

Christmas Latin Mass

The traditional Latin Mass of Christmas will be offered again this year at Holy Ghost Church (Knoxville) at 12 noon on Christmas Day. At 11:30 am preceding the Mass, the Knoxville Latin Mass Schola will present a program of traditional Christmas music. The Mass itself will be accompanied by the variable proper parts sung in Gregorian chant and the fixed ordinary parts (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus, etc.) in the polyphonic setting of Victoria’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium, plus motets in sacred polyphony by Renaissance composers such as Palestrina and Victoria.  In recent years this special Latin Mass of Christmas has attracted worshipers from a variety of parishes throughout the diocese. All area Catholics and their friends are invited to share this festive celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord.

 

WHAT ARE EMBER DAYS?

Advent is, together with Lent, one of the Church’s two annual penitential seasons. The Gloria is omitted at Mass, and the penitential Psalm 50/51—Miserere me, Deus; “Have mercy on me, O God”—is prayed daily (except on feast days) at Lauds in the traditional Divine Office. In addition, the “ember days” of Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of this coming third week of Advent are (on the traditional calendar) special penitential days of fast and partial abstinence. This triple of ember days occurs four times annually, roughly at the beginning of the fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons of the year.

 

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

On the liturgical calendar for the United States (both OF and EF), Monday (December 12) of this coming week is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. The traditional Mass of this feast has proper collect, secret, and postcommunion prayers proper to Our Lady—with the feria of Advent commemorated—and the 1962 Roman Breviary has a special Office of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

 

“In the bishop’s presence, Juan Diego unfolded his cape and poured out

the flowers; and there appeared, miraculously imprinted on the fabric,

the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe.”

 

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