Sunday, October 12, 2014

Upcoming TLM's in Philadelphia at Holy Trinity 6th & Spruce

On Saturday, November 1 Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at 12 Noon for the Feast of All Saints.  As our chaplain Father Harold McKale has said, although the obligation to attend Mass on this day has been removed due to the fact that it falls on a Saturday, we ought to resist the urges of the world and do what is right to give the Saints in Heaven their due.

Because All Souls falls on a Sunday, the feast is transferred to Monday, November 3.   High Mass with Absolution of the Dead at the Catafalque will be offered at 7 PM.

The usual parking arrangements will be in place.  Please plan to attend one or both of these beautiful liturgies and invite others to join you.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Requiescat in Pace

Richard Collins, of the excellent blog Linen on the Hedgerow, died today.  Through the years of blogging, I found Richard to be a man of exceptional wit and insight.  He was extraordinarily devoted to the Traditional Latin Mass and I learned much of what I know from him.   Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Upcoming Fall 2014 Philadelphia-Area Latin Masses

The following information comes from the blog of the Holy Trinity Traditional Latin Mass Community, of which the blog administrator is a member.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.  Please spread the word about these TLM's and make every effort to attend as many as you can.  Thank you and God bless you.

Sat. 10/11/14 - 12 PM -  Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                        (Low Mass with hymns; Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant)
                        (Confessions heard in the Lower Church from 11:30 AM - Noon)

Tues. 11/18/14 - 7 PM - Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul
                         (Sung High Mass/Missa Cantata; Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant)
                         (Rev. Michael Pawelko (of St. Joseph Parish in Ashton, PA), sermon
                         Palestrina: Missa Brevis

Fri. 12/12/14 - 7 PM - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Nativity Parish
                         (Low Mass with hymns, Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant)

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church
2535 E. Allegheny Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Rev. Dennis Fedak, Pastor

Monday, August 25, 2014

Holy Name of Mary Low Mass With Hymns

A Low Mass with hymns will be offered on Friday September 12 at 7 PM at Nativity BVM Church.  The celebrant will be Father Harold McKale, parochial vicar of Nativity BVM and chaplain to Holy Trinity's TLM community.

The church is located at 2545 E Allegheny Avenue and is less than 15 minutes by car from Center City Philadelphia.  

It would be nice if more people supported these TLM's so that they can continue and also draw more people to the closest thing to Heaven this side of earth.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Low Mass In Honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Father Harold McKale, chaplain to the Holy Trinity Latin Mass Community, will be the celebrant of a Low Mass offered in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, August 22 at 7 PM.  Mass will take place in the air conditioned lower church of Nativity BVM Church at 2535 E. Allegheny Ave., in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section of the city.

Nativity BVM is easily accessible and is just minutes from Center City Philadelphia.

For more information, visit Holy Trinity's website.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mater Ecclesiae's Annual Assumption Mass Tonight at 7PM in Philadelphia

Reminder that this annual Solemn High Mass dedicated to Mary, Mother of the Church on the Feast of her Assumption, is being held this evening at 7 PM in Philadelphia's Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 18th and the Parkway.  For more information, visit here for specifics on parking, music, etc.

Monday, July 7, 2014

TLM at Philadelphia's Carmelite Monastery

The annual summer novena to Our Lady of Mt Carmel begins tomorrow at the Carmelite Monastery of St Joseph and St Ann.  On Sunday July 13 the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form.  The celebrant will be Father Ronald Check.

The novena schedule for each night is Rosary followed by Litany at 6:45pm, sacred music and Mass at 7:30pm.  The Mass is offered in the Ordinary Form (with the exception of July 13th ) but it is celebrated ad orientem.  The Gloria, Sanctus, Pater Noster and Agnus Dei are chanted in Latin.

The Monastery is located at 66th Ave and Old York Road and off-street parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Carmel.  FYI the TLM tends to draw many people as does the Feast Day Mass on July 16.    Once the chapel reaches capacity the over-flow of the faithful can assist at the Mass via close circuit television in the public courtyard outside the chapel.  It is recommended that you arrive by 6:30pm in order to ensure a seat inside the chapel.