Thursday, 26 February 2015

Masses for the Persecuted in Scotland

From Una Voce Scotland.

February 2015 Low Mass for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
Celebrant: Fr. Robert Mann

21st March 2015 at 12 noon in The Immaculate Heart of Mary church, Glasgow
High Mass for Persecuted Christians throughout the world
Celebrant: Fr. Mark Morris PP
Deacon : Fr. Robert Mann
Subdeacon : Fr. Neil McGarrity

Monday, 23 February 2015

Masses for the Persecuted

A recent High Mass in St Mary Moorfields, London
Further to the announcement of the FIUV of our project to arrange Masses for persecuted Christians around the world, I can now report a number of good responses.

In London, England, four High Masses a year will be offered, in a collaboration with the Latin Mass Society and the London Juventutem group, which have High Masses on the last Friday of each month in St Mary Moorfields in the City of London. They will be for the intention of persecuted Christians, where possible with a Votive Mass, on 24th April, 26th June, 25 September, and 18th December this year. The generosity of the Latin Mass Society has enabled these to accompanied with polyphony.

In Rome, Italy, Una Voce Italia will organise a quarterly Mass.

Una Voce Puerto Rico organised a Mass which took place on 22nd February.

In the Philippines, the Ecclesia Dei Society of Saint Joseph has helped to organize a two-day series of Masses and devotions for the Pope and for Persecuted Christians. This will be held on February 23-24 in the Holy Family Parish of the Diocese of Cubao in Metro Manila, which is the only parish in the whole Philippines with a Daily Traditional Latin Mass.

Una Voce Mexico has also promised to organise a Mass.

Please support this campaign of prayer for our persecuted brothers. Say a Rosary, ask for a Mass to be said. Let us know in the com box below if you can arrange regular Masses. You can make a donation for Masses also, through the FIUV 'donate' button (please let us know the purpose of the donation).

Friday, 13 February 2015


Defende nos in proelio

In the context of the persecution of Christians around the world, and particularly in the Middle East, to which Pope Francis has frequently drawn attention, Catholic attached to the Extraordinary Form will naturally wish to make use of public and liturgical prayer to address this problem. The Middle Ages saw the widespread use of various versions of the ‘Holy Land Clamor’ for the liberation of the Holy Land for three centuries from 1188, and the ‘Leonine Prayers’ for the ‘liberty and exaltation’ of the Church were introduced for another specific crisis, first by Pope Pius IX in 1859. The use of Votive Masses and Commemorations for persecuted Christians is to be commended; these can also be facilitated by the Holy See and local Ordinaries, by giving permission for them to be used on a larger number of days. . . . . .

The 24th in the FIUV Position Papers series, called Prayers for the Persecuted Church and the Leonine Prayers is now available in the FIUV Positio section.

Appeal for Masses for Persecuted Christians

A Mass being said in secret during the persecution of Cathollics in England, by one of the
'Padley Martyrs'. Stained glass at Padley chapel, Derbyshire, England.
The Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce is appealing for Masses to be celebrated for persecuted Christians around the world.

Catholics attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and other ancient forms of the Mass will want to avail themselves, where possible, of the Votive Masses and Commemorations specifically for the Defence of the Church against Persecutors, and similar intentions, found in the ancient Missals.

We will be posting information about Traditional Masses being celebrated for this intention on this blog. Information about them can be put into the comments box of this blog.

We are simultaneously publishing a Position Paper on Prayers for Persecuted Christians and the Leonine Prayers today: see Rorate Caeli and the LMS Chairman blogs.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Filial appeal to the Holy Father on marriage.

Read it. Sign it. Spread the word. (Click on the image.)

Christ, the great Prophet, who proclaimed the Kingdom of His Father both by the testimony of His life and the power of His words, continually fulfills His prophetic office until the complete manifestation of glory. He does this not only through the hierarchy who teach in His name and with His authority, but also through the laity whom He made His witnesses and to whom He gave understanding of the faith (sensu fidei) and an attractiveness in speech so that the power of the Gospel might shine forth in their daily social and family life.
Lumen Gentium, 35

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Mass for Ebola victims in London

A recent Sung Mass in the historic church of Corpus Christi Maiden Lane, London, UK, where Sung Mass in the traditional Roman rite is celebrated every Monday evening and on feast days

The Feoderatio Internationalis Una Voce (International Una Voce Federation, FIUV) has had an appeal from Una Voce South Africa, on behalf of all our African friends, that where possible Processions, Litanies, and Votive Masses be said for the victims of the Ebola epidemic which is ravaging many parts of Africa.

In response, the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales, in conjunction with the International Una Voce Federation, is arranging Litanies of the Saints and a Sung Votive Mass 'in Time of Pestilence' at 6.30pm on Monday 16th February 2015 (feria before Shrove Tuesday) at Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, London (click for a map) to be celebrated by Rev Fr Patrick Hayward OSA.

The FIUV calls on all its members and supporters to take up this example, at this time of suffering.