MASS THIS SUNDAY (
4th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:
Processional Hymn (928): Faith of Our Fathers
Asperges Rite: Asperges me (567)
Order of Mass (569)
Preface of the Most Holy Trinity (598)
Marian Antiphon (961): Salve
Recessional Hymn (940): With Thy Holy Benediction
MASS NEXT SUNDAY (
5th Sunday after Pentecost
WELCOME, FR. CARTER AND FR. RIEHL
TRADITIONAL PRIEST'S FIRST MASS IN
On Saturday, June 15, at , newly ordained Fr. Joseph will celebrate his first Mass at
St. Jude. His family cordially invites everyone to attend the Mass, as
well as a reception to follow in the
5TH SUNDAY TRADITIONAL MASS AT
RETREAT CENTER IN BENTON
next traditional Latin Mass at the scenic new
This morning I was celebrant for a [traditional Latin] sung Requiem Mass. . . . . Monsignor the Rector [of the cathedral parish] welcomed them when the widow communicated the man’s request that we have a sung Requiem and I was only too happy to oblige as celebrant. This was a different experience for most of the people present, as you can imagine. . . . .
For example, for a Requiem Mass the sermon is to be preached after the rites are concluded, and only with permission of the Ordinary. Thus, after the reading/singing of the Gospel there is no sermon. A funeral oration is preached [after the Mass] without the preacher even wearing a surplice. . . . . It is extra-liturgical. I obtained from the Ordinary ahead of time permission to preach afterwards, both for myself or for the rector (just in case).
This was in force in 1962 and, by the provisions of Universae Ecclesiae for Summorum Pontificum, we obey the law in force at the time. Therefore, I obtained permission and the discourse was after the Absolution rite.
This all makes so much sense. . . . . In many dioceses today eulogies are forbidden at Masses for the sorts of reasons we all know to be true. Furthermore, the vector of the Mass, the solemn prayers, is not broken up by more or less good preaching wherein Father or the Bishop suddenly becomes the object of everyone’s attention. We remain on target, focused on our purpose in church today [to pray for the soul of the deceased].
For another example, in the funeral discourse after the rites were concluded, Monsignor the Rector pointed out the obvious – that there was no choice of music or readings in our traditional requiem. He added, however, that this lack of options underscores how we are all the same in facing our death and judgment.
Afterwards, I had a chance to talk to a few people, including the widow. Though they had never seen anything like this before, they all thought it was beautiful. Some mentioned how reverent it all seemed. Moreover, they all knew they were praying for Lawrence, the deceased.
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