KNOXVILLE LATIN MASS COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER†
MASS THIS SUNDAY (November 30, 2014)
1st Sunday of Advent
††††††††† Introit of the Mass (1)
††††††††† Preface of Advent (handout)
††††††††† Marian antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater† (947)
††††††††† Recessional Hymn (800): On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
11 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend
12:30 pm, Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center, Benton
MASS NEXT SUNDAY (December 7, 2014)
1:30 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville
11 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend
3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux, Cleveland
3 pm, St. Mary's Church, Johnson City
MASS OF CHRISTMAS (Christís Mass)
Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville
1:30 pm Thursday, December 25, 2014
††††††††††† Preceded at 1 pm with a program of traditional Christmas music.
12 midnight, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend
2:30 pm, Basilica of Sts. Pether and Paul, Chattanooga
Click here or at www.KnoxLatinMass.net to download a copy of this poster so you can print copies to invite friends who might like to join us, and keep both Christ and Christ's Mass in their Christmas plans for this year. Copies will also be available at Mass this Sunday. Pick up several to spread around, perhaps post them on parish and grocery store bulletin boards in the spirit of our Holy Father's call for "new evangelization".
CHRISTMAS BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT
For insertion in local parish bulletins during Advent:
Christmas Latin Mass
The traditional Latin Mass of Christmas will be offered at Holy Ghost Church (Knoxville) at 1:30 pm on Christmas Day. At 1 pm 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, etc.) in a polyphonic setting (Missa de Beata Virgine Maria) by the Portuguese renaissance composer Manuel Cardoso, plus motets in sacred polyphony composed by Palestrina, Byrd, and Victoria.
CHRISTMAS MASS IN CHATTANOOGA
A Missa Cantata (sung high Mass) in the ancient form of the Roman Rite will be celebrated by Father David Carter at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014 at 2:30 p. m. Prelude music begins at 2:15 p. m. Music will be sung by adult and youth scholae cantorum. All are invited.
FIRST SUNDAY CONVIVIUM, ANNIVERSARY, and BIRTHDAY PARTY
Plan to stay next Sunday (December 7) after Mass for cake and camaraderie in celebration both of Fr. Orr's coming birthday and of the ninth anniversary of our first Knoxville Latin Mass--which he celebrated on the First Sunday of Advent in 2005. Anyone with additional snack items is invited to leave them in the kitchen downstairs before Mass.
NEW PREFACE AND MARIAN ANTIPHON FOR ADVENT
Since Pentecost we've sung the Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) at the end of each Mass. In Advent, the closing "Marian antiphon" changes to Alma Redemptoris Mater (Holy Mother of Our Redeemer)--Campion missal page 947, Angelus missal page 114, Baronius missal page 119. Also, during Advent we will hear a special Preface (p. 878 in both the Angelus missal and the Baronius missal, but not in the Campion missal, so a handout will be available).
MISSAL NOTE FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Throughout Advent the Church bears constantly in mind the twofold coming of our Saviour: His birth at Bethlehem which will enlighten the world until the end of time, and His return at the last judgment when He will come to "condemn the guilty to the flames, and call the just with a loving voice to heaven". The propers and readings for today's Mass contrast our Divine Redeemer's lowly birth with the splendor of His second coming in the splendor in power and majesty.
NOVEMBER 30: FIFTH SUNDAY EF MASS IN BENTON
Fr. Colin Blatchford will offer the Traditional Latin Mass at Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center (Benton) on Nov. 30th, the first Sunday of Advent, at 12:30 pm, followed by a pot luck dinner. This is an opportunity to worship at the 5th Sunday Mass in the extraordinary form. Bring a covered dish, and join us on this special Sunday. For more information, call Carol Grady 1-423-338-2328 or 1-423-716-8399.
NEW YOUTH SCHOLA CANTORUM ANNOUNCED
Regina Angelorum is a new youth schola cantorum ("school of singers") dedicated to the musical treasures of the Catholic Church. Classes meet every Thursday at 5:30 pm at St. Mary's in Oak Ridge and are open to all school-aged children and youth in the diocese who can read. The choir is in the beginning phases of learning a repertory of songs, and would especially like to add some older singers and teen or parent helpers. Upcoming plans include singing at a nursing home for Christmas, as well as an occasional Sunday Mass at Holy Ghost Church (Knoxville). Beyond that, the group will be looking for other opportunities to share their song as prayer. Please consider this unique opportunity for your families! For more information, contact:
Tona Neal, director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-591-4819
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: www.KnoxLatinMass.net
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