Friday, 20 March 2015

Breakthrough in Scotland: monthly Mass in Dunkeld diocese

Comment: provision for the Traditional Mass in Scotland has been very limited, and this regular Mass in Dunkeld Diocese, thanks to the pastoral care of the newly appointed Bishop Robson, is an important step forward.
Press Release from the Diocesan website.

Bishop Robson thanked all who responded to his invitation to come and celebrate Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Joseph’s Chapel, Lawside (Sunday, 15th March 2015).

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Mass for the Persecuted and the Road of the Cross in Warsaw

The Mass and the Road of the Cross is already a few-year tradition in Warsaw. The Road of the Cross after the Mass goes through the streets of Warsaw (5 km) from St. Clement Church to the grave of bl. Jerzy Popiełuszko - Polish priest and martyr killed by comunist regime in 1984. The event is co-organized by TLM Chaplaincy of Archdiocese of Warsaw under the patronage of Marek Jurek -  member of European Union parliament.

22nd March 2015

2 p.m. - High Mass in St. Clement Church in Warsaw, Karolkowa Str. 49
3 p.m. - the Road of the Cross through the streets of Warsaw to the grave of bl. Jerzy

Friday, 6 March 2015

Congratulations Una Voce France on the 50th anniversary!


Una Voce France celebrates its 50th anniversary!

 Jubilee celebrations in October 2014



The Rt Rev Msgr Marc Aillet, Bishop of Bayonne, Lescar and Oloron, preaches for the Jubilee whilst celebrating the traditional Roman rite at the church of St Jeanne de Chantal in Paris
The Jubilee celebrations are introduced by M. Jacques Dhaussy, President of Honour of the International Una voce Federation, and former President of Una Voce France. On the right is M. Patrick Banken, President of Una Voce France

M. Alain Cassagnau, choirmaster, leads the schola during the Mass of celebration



M. Patrick Banken, President of Una Voce France, speaks to the assembled conference



After mass in the traditional Roman rite at St Jeanne de Chantal, Paris, Dom Louis-Marie OSB, Abbot of St Madeleine Abbey, Le Barroux, with the Rt Rev Msgr Marc Aillet, Bishop of Bayonne, Lescar and Oloron, the chief celebrant at the mass



After mass in the traditional Roman rite at St Jeanne de Chantal, Paris, Rt Rev Msgr Marc Aillet, Bishop of Bayonne, Lescar and Oloron, meets participants. On the right is M. Patrick Banken, President of Una Voce France, speaking with M. Jacques Dhaussy, President of Honour of the International Una Voce Federation



The ladies' choir rehearsing, conducted by choir mistress, Mme Andrée Lalaut


The participants are addressed by Dr Gabriel Steinschulte (from Germany) and M. François Fierens (from Belgium) who was the moderator of the Jubilee celebrations


M. Patrick Banken, President of Una Voce France

Message of congratulation to Una Voce France, from Colonel James Bogle of Gilmorehill, President of the International Una Voce Federation

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

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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

FIUV PP 24

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.