Monday, April 30, 2012

Latin Liturgy Association Annual Solemn High Mass

The following announcement comes from the website of the Philadelphia chapter of the Latin Liturgy Association.

Thanks to the graciousness of Fr. Jason Kulczynski, this year’s LLA Annual Solemn High Mass will be held at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, the National Center of the Archconfraternity of St. Philomena, located at 41 E. Baltimore Avenue, Lansdowne, Pa. The Mass will be on Saturday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m., and will fulfill our Sunday obligation. For more information about St. Philomena, please check

Sunday, April 22, 2012

First Holy Communion in the Extraordinary Form

Joshua Torrie, age 8, son of Henry and Susan Torrie, received his First Holy Communion today at the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Paul Church Philadelphia, PA., celebrated by Father Gerald P. Carey.  Joshua is the boat boy on the Latin Mass altar crew and serves alongside his dad  nearly every Sunday.  May God continue to bless this beautiful family and we pray He will keep this pious little boy close to Him always.

Joshua kneels in preparation to receive Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament for the very first time

Joshua's dad Henry (off to Josh's left) looks on as his son waits.

At last, Joshua receives Our Lord in the Eucharist

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Liturgical Movement

We wish to thank the editors of New Liturgical Movement for their generosity in publishing our photos of the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Paul Catholic in South Philadelphia.  You may visit NLM by clicking here.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday 2012 TLM at St. Paul's Philadelphia

The following photos are from the Sung Mass of the Sunday of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ at St. Paul Church, 9th and Christian Streets Philadelphia.  The Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated at St. Paul's every Sunday at 12 Noon and at other times on certain holy days of obligation.  Visitors are always welcome and assistance is  available for those new to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.  For ease of use and the convenience of visitors, Missal booklets are provided for those who do not have one.  For more information, please leave your question in the combox and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Statue of the Risen Christ at Our Lady's Altar

Vidi Aquam
Chasuble depicting the Trinity
I will wash my hands among the innocent: and will compass Thine altar, O Lord.
At the Sanctus
Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccata mundi
Father Gerald P. Carey, Pastor of St. Paul Church, with the dedicated gentlemen who make up the Latin Mass Servers.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Palm Sunday TLM Pt. III

Close-up view of the traditional vestments worn by Father

Holy Communion

The Final Blessing.  The Last Gospel is omitted on Palm Sunday 
View of the altar immediately after Mass

Palm Sunday TLM at St. Paul's Philadelphia Pt. II

Censing of the altar

Father Carey singing The Passion

A devoted member of the Latin Mass altar crew

Palm Sunday TLM at St. Paul Church Philadelphia Pt. I

Palm Sunday Mass in the Extraordinary Form began at the eccesia collecta, St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi, the worship site in the parish of St. Paul.  After the blessing and distribution of palm and the proclamation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew (21. 1-9) the procession departed for St. Paul Church for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass including the Singing of the Passion of Our Lord.

Father Gerald P Carey, pastor of St. Paul's, blesses the palm.

The blessed palm is presented to the faithful, who receive it kneeling at the altar rail.  Upon receiving the palm, the faithful kiss it and then kiss the priest's hand.

The Procession heads to St. Paul's

The procession makes its way through the 9th Street Italian Market

The youngest member of the altar crew replenishes the censer