MASS THIS SUNDAY (October 4, 2015)

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (external solemnity)

1:30 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:

          Prelude:  Ave Maria (Edward Elgar)

          Processional Hymn:  Immaculate Mary (906)

          Proper Prayers and Readings (499); Second Propers (389)

          Order of Mass (569)

          Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei: Mass IX – Cum jubilo (731)

          After the Offertory: Ave Maris Stella (choir)

          Preface of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (690)

          After Communion: Ave Maria (Mark Galbaugh)

          Closing Marian antiphon:  Salve Regina (961)

          Recessional Hymn:  O Santissima (915)

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


MASS NEXT SUNDAY (October 11, 2015)

20th Sunday after Pentecost

1:30 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

3 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville



Plan to stay this Sunday (October 4) after Mass at Holy Ghost for camaraderie and lunch downstairs. Anyone who can bring refreshments or a potluck dish is urged to do so. In case of questions please call or text Rosa Rodriguez at  (510) 229-2005.



The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was established primarily to commemorate the victory of Christian forces in the great naval battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571, in which were repelled the Turkish forces of Islam which then threatened to overwhelm Europe; this victory against overwhelming forces was attributed by Pope St. Pius V to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the power of the Rosary. Though this feast day is therefore assigned to October 7 on the Church’s liturgical calendar—this being the date on which the Mass of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary is found in daily hand missals—the 1962 rubrics also provide for the celebration of this Mass as an external solemnity on the first Sunday of October.


Note: This Mass will include two collects, two secrets, and two postcommunion prayers--the first from the Mass of Our Lady of the Rosary, the second from the Mass of the 19th Sunday after Pentecost. (So we sit for the Epistle only after the second collect.)




Click here (or the link on the home page) for a Novena to St. Michael the Archangel for the protection of Holy Mother Church from Satan and the diabolical forces of evil in the world that assail Her especially at the present time.


O Glorious Prince of the heavenly host, Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle and fearful warfare that we are waging against the principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the evil spirits. Come thou to the assistance of men, whom Almighty God created immortal, making them in His own image and likeness and redeeming them at a great price from the tyranny of Satan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that the mercy of the Lord may swiftly overtake us, and apprehend the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and send him bound into the abyss, so that he may seduce the nations no more.


O God, and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we invoke Thy Holy Name, and we humbly implore Thy clemency so that, through the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate ever-Virgin Mother of God, of blessed Michael the Archangel, of blessed Joseph, the Spouse of the same blessed Virgin, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the Saints, Thou may deign to offer us aid against Satan, and all the other unclean spirits, who wander through the world to injure the human race and to destroy souls. Though Our Lord Jesus Christ.

St. Michael banishing the fallen angels from

Heaven (click image for more detail)




Click here (or the link on the home page) for a litany that can be prayed occasionally or perpetually, invoking the intercession of the canonized and beatified popes of the Church on behalf of our Holy Father Francis, with a common series of invocations as well as separate series of invocations for the different days of the week.


We sinners, Beseech Thee to hear us.

That it may please Thee to save and protect thy holy Catholic Church,

          We beseech Thee to hear us.

That it may please Thee to preserve our Apostolic Lord, the Holy Father Francis, and all

          orders of thy Church in holy religion, We beseech Thee to hear us.

That he may be a faithful Pontiff, who shall act according to thy heart and mind,

          We beseech Thee to hear us.

That both by his life and teaching he may be a wholesome example to the people committed

               to his charge, We beseech Thee to hear us.

That we, who are thy flock and the sheep of thy pasture, may give thanks to Thee forever

          in thy heavenly Kingdom, We beseech Thee to hear us.


Almighty and everlasting God, have mercy on Thy servant Francis, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving kindness, in the way of eternal salvation; that, of Thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Though Christ our Lord. Amen.


DON'T FORGET . . . . .

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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.