MASS THIS SUNDAY (May 3, 2015)

4th Sunday after Easter

Mass: 1:30 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

          St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:

          Processional (848): At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing

          Asperges rite:  Vidi Aquam (566)

          Order of Mass (569)

          Proper Prayers and Readings (279)

          Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III (776), Sanctus-Benedictus, Agnus Dei:  

                   Mass I, Lux et origo (696)

          Preface of Easter (687) 

          Marian antiphon (954):  Regina Caeli

          Recessional Hymn (899): Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All

11 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend

3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Cleveland

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


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (May 10, 2015)

5th Sunday after Easter

11 am, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Townsend

3 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville



Plan to stay this Sunday (May 3) after Mass at Holy Ghost for camaraderie and light refreshments downstairs. Anyone who can bring something for the refreshments is urged to do so, and may call or text Rosa Rodriguez at  (510) 229-2005.


A New Liturgical Movement article (click here) quotes Dom Mark Kirby on “the age-old law that grounds and shapes both Catholic doctrine and the Catholic moral life: Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.” This is a pithy way of saying that “the law of praying” (how we pray) shapes “the law of believing” (what we believe), which in turn informs “the law of living” (how we actually lead our lives).


“The lex orandi is the enactment of the sacred liturgy; it is composed not only of texts, but also of the whole complexus of sacred signs, gestures, and rites by which, through the mediating priesthood of Jesus Christ, men are sanctified and God is glorified. . . . . The Church’s primary theology is not something invented by learned men; it is found in the givenness of the liturgy, the primary organ of the Church’s authentic tradition.”


“The lex credendi is the articulation of what is already given, contemplated, and celebrated in the lex orandi. The Church’s doctrine emerges in all its shining purity—in the veritatis splendor—from the wellspring of her liturgy. . . . . The lex vivendi pertains to all that teaches men to live rightly, to every ethical and social question, and to the pursuit of that holiness that already we contemplate in the saints set before us by the Church.”

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DON'T FORGET . . . . .

To put your tax-deductible Knoxville Latin Mass Community support up there between your parish/diocesan contributions and your utility bills.  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 expenses ranging from Mass stipends 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.