Sunday, December 4, 2016

Return to celebration of Advent in Toronto - Get thee to a Traditional Latin Mass!

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - UNA VOCE TORONTO, announces a number of Masses for the Advent season some of which are regularly scheduled, and some which are specifically organised by the Society.

On every Sunday in the Archdiocese of Toronto, there are four Masses offered in the Traditional Rite at diocesan parishes. In addition, the Society of St. Pius X offers three Masses at its Toronto Chapel and one in Orillia.

Diocesan

St. Patrick's Schomberg
9:00 A.M. Sung Mass 

Oratory Church of St.Vincent de Paul
9:30 A.M. Read (Low) Mass 

Oratory Church of the Holy Family
11:00 A.M. Solemn Mass 

St. Lawrence the Martyr, Scarbrough
1:00 P.M. Read Mass with music 

Society of St. Pius X

Church of the Transfiguration Toronto
8:00 A.M. Read Mass
10:30 A.M. Sung Mass
5:00 P.M. Read Mass

Church of the Canadian Martyrs Orillia
10:00 A.M. 

There are three particular outside of Sunday to which we draw your attention. 

This coming Thursday, December 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There will be varied traditional Mass locations in diocesan churches in Toronto plus the SSPX.  

Two more that you should note and attend. 

Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Polish Roman Catholic Church on Davenport Road in Toronto; a Read Rorate Mass with Music. While the old "custom" was to start before daybreak, that is not a liturgical rubric. The pastor at the parish offers the traditional Mass every Saturday at 9:00 A.M. and will offer here, the Votive Mass for Our Lady in Advent.
 
The next Saturday, December 17, is the Ember. There will be a Sung Mass at the Carmel in Mississauga. An incredible liturgy that is rarely, if every sung with its multiple Lessons and Graduals culminating in the sung Canticle of the Three Children from the fiery furnace in Babylon. 

Leave the shopping. Leave the insanity of our secular and grotesque and hostile Toronto. Get thee to a Latin Mass and get back to God this Advent!
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cardinal Collins to Preach at a Traditional Mass in Toronto's St. Michael's Cathedral

Toronto Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins will, for the second time, be present at a Solemn Mass according to the traditional Latin rite. 

In June of 2014, Cardinal Collins presided at a Solemn Mass on the Vigil of Pentecost and in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Monsignor Vincent Foy. Msgr. Foy is still with us and is now 101! 

Now, after the rededication of St. Michael's Cathedral and its recognition as a Basilica, Cardinal Collins will preach the Homily at a Solemn Mass to be celebrated on the traditional Feast of Christ the King. The Priest, Deacon and Subdeacon are all diocesan priests of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

May the Lord abundantly bless Cardinal Collins.

On behalf of the Toronto Traditional Mass Society-Una Voce Toronto, thank you Cardinal Collins for your support of the traditional Latin Mass. We also thank the organisers of this Mass and congratulate the St. Patrick's Gregorian Choir for their work at this Mass and on their anniversary.



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sponsorship of Toronto Seminarian for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest




The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - Una Voce Toronto is established to promote the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, (the Traditional Catholic Latin Mass) and Gregorian chant in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
Abbé Joseph Heppelle is the eldest of eight from a home-schooled family here in the Archdiocese. He grew up serving and singing the chant for the Traditional Roman Liturgy. He is studying for the Catholic priesthood at the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest Seminary of St. Philip Neri in Gricigliano, Italy. Abbé Heppelle is now a Subdeacon having been ordained in July 2016.
This is the fourth year now that we have assisted in fundraising for Abbé Heppelle. Seminary cost is expensive as you can imagine and challenging in that all his classes are in French and Italian.
Please give consideration to donating for this young-man's education as he prepares to serve Jesus Christ, Sovereign Priest and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the community of faithful which belong to Her.
You may visit our web page at www.unavocetoronto.com or write us directly atunavocetoronto@gmail.com
May God bless you and thank you.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ascension of the Lord


Also:
St. Lawrence the Martyr, Scarborough, Read (Low) Mass 
7:00 A.M.

Holy Family Church, Read (Low) Mass
11:00 A.M.



Monday, March 28, 2016

Triduum Thanks!

Dear Friends,

The Sacred Triduum was a tremendous undertaking. The last two years, we were able to organise it at the Carmel of the Infant Jesus in Zephyr. While the good Sisters did much of the preparatory work, it was a great distance.

This year, thanks to the graciousness of the Rector of St. Augustine's Seminary and Chancellor of the
Archdiocese of Toronto, we were able to use the second chapel in the former School of Philosophy at St. Augustine's Seminary, a chapel now part of the school board's, Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School.

We were very honoured prior to Mass on Holy Thursday when Thomas Cardinal  Collins who celebrated the Mass at the Seminary and properly washed the feet of his seminarians, dropped by to greet all and we were able to thank him personally for his support.

To the three priests who worked hard to learn the complexities of the solemn Triduum liturgies, we are grateful. Thanks also go to the Master of Ceremonies and the Assistants and those who came to serve, to those who joined in the Schola.

To the hundreds who came, thank you. Thank you also for your generosity. We were able to cover our expenses for the school board Permit, Insurance, Staff costs for two Caretakers and the liturgical needs. We have a small surplus which shall be put towards additional liturgical items for next year.

God bless and a blessed Eastertide to one and all.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Solemn Traditional Latin Triduum for Toronto

We are pleased to announce that the Solemn Paschal Triduum according to the Roman Missal of 1962 will be held in Toronto. The last two years we were thankful to the Carmelite Sisters of the Infant Jesus in Zephyr for hosting the Triduum at the Zephyr Carmel. Please keep our good friend, Sister Marie Therese, OCD, and the nuns there in your prayers.

This year, we will be in Toronto at St. John's Chapel at Blessed John Henry Newman High School on the grounds of St. Augustine's Seminary. We thank the Rector of St. Augustine's Seminary, the Principal and Caretakers of Blessed Cardinal Newman High School and the Permit Staff of the Toronto Catholic District School Board for their support and cooperation. The large chapel is located on the west side of the school with entry from 100 Brimley Road South off Kingston Road in Scarborough on the grounds of St. Augustine's Seminary.

All services will be in the solemn form with priest, deacon and subdeacon. If you wish to assist as a server or in the Schola, please contact unavocetoronto@gmail.com.

Your financial support for this project is welcomed and necessary as there is a significant cost to the Toronto Traditional Mass Society for the permit, caretaking staff, insurance and liturgical items. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation today which you can do so online here at CanadaHelps?

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-toronto-traditional-mass-society/


Friday, January 22, 2016

Latin Mass 101 - Coming to Mississauga January 30


 




Nota Bene: Correction to address on poster:

5440 Durie Road

Catholics in Sudbury, Ontario now have a Traditional Latin Mass regularly celebrated!

Let us rejoice with some good news for the Catholics of Sudbury, a vibrant city in northern Ontario which has given, or I should say, sold to the world much of what it sits on. A few months ago, I had heard through some contacts there and in the liturgical movement in Canada that after many years, a traditional Latin Mass was to be held regularly.

The community is known as the Mater Dei Latin Mass Community and Mass it twice per week; a Read Mass on Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. and a Sung Mass with incense on Sundays at 5:00 P.M. The Masses are offered at St. Casimir's Church at 210 Paris Street. 

The community has a Facebook page and their web page which can be found at http://www.materdeiparish.ca

God bless the people who have made this possible.

+JMJ+My friends, greetings! My name is Fr. Vince Fiore.Please take a moment to read this. Thank you.Installed by the Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, I am the new pastor of the MATER DEI LATIN MASS COMMUNITY in Sudbury, Ontario.Mater Dei (Mother of God) is a brand new community that will offer a weekly option of attending the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite on Sundays at 5:00 P.M., beginning:When: Sunday, 17 January 2016Where: St. Casimir Church, 210 Paris Street, Sudbury, Ontario (parking lot in back, accessible from Van Horne, then Solidarity Lane).Attending Mass in the Traditional Rite FULFILLS THE CATHOLIC SUNDAY OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS.We are very excited and are diligently working to be able to offer to Almighty God the fullness of the splendour of this extraordinary Liturgy which, thanks to Dr. David Buley, professor of Music Education at Laurentian University, includes an exquisite integration of Gregorian Chant.A Low Mass will be offered weekly as well, at St. Casimir on Wednesdays at 5:00 P.M.. This is also often referred to as a 'quiet Mass', that is, without the chanting and incensing one would normally experience at a Sunday High Mass and other 'High Feast Days'.Sacrament of Penance (Confession) will be made available before Mass on Sunday and Wednesday at 4:00 P.M..We are totally dependent on the generosity of others. Please remember the Mater Dei Latin Mass Community in your prayers. As usual, a collection will be taken up at the Sunday Masses, please give as generously as possible. Thank you.As well, please consider Mater Dei as a charitable option, monthly or as regular as possible. It is amazing, as you know, how quickly and wildly costs will mount. Tax receipts will be issued. Donations can be made out and sent to:Mater Dei Latin Massc/o 21 Ste. Anne RoadSudbury, OntarioP3C 5P6This is a Diocesan-wide initiative. Please feel free to come and experience the Divine Liturgy as the Saints you know and love would have known it.Do not have concerns such as "I won't know what to do", or, "I don't understand Latin". To follow along, resources will be provided. Myself, the servers and the musicians are learning, too. So, be at peace and know that we will be growing in this endeavour together. Very exciting!We are currently working on our website.Thank you to Almighty God and Our Lady for this extraordinary opportunity!Thank you and Dominus Vobiscum! (The Lord be with you!)Please help spread the word!Through Him, With Him, and In Him,Pater Vincenzo Fiore(Father Vince Fiore)Mater Dei, ora pro nobis! Mother of God, pray for us!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Immaculate Conception 2015 Toronto and London

In addition to the below, a Read Mass will take place at 5:30PM at Holy Angels Church, St. Thomas, Ontario, in the Diocese of London.

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Seminarian Fundraising Campaign for Abbé Joseph Heppelle

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - Una Voce Toronto is established to promote the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, (the Traditional Catholic Latin Mass) and Gregorian chant in the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Abbé Joseph Heppelle is the eldest of eight from a home-schooled family here in the Archdiocese. He grew up serving and singing the chant for the Traditional Roman Liturgy. He is studying for the Catholic priesthood at the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest Seminary of St. Philip Neri in Gricigliano, Italy. Abbé Heppelle is now an Acolyte and will, God-willing, be ordained to the Subdiaconate in the spring of 2016.

This is the third year now that we have assisted in fundraising for Abbé Heppelle. Seminary cost is expensive as you can imagine and challenging in that all his classes are in French and Italian.

Please give consideration to donating for this young-man's education as he prepares to serve Jesus Christ, Sovereign Priest and His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and the community of faithful which belong to Her.

Donations through CanadaHelps are tax-deductible and you will be receipted directly by them. For a small fee, they send the funds on to us (saving us the paperwork) and we will send 100% of the funds to Abbé Heppelle. 

You may visit our web page at www.unavocetoronto.com or write us directly at unavocetoronto@gmail.com to arrange a donation directly to the Toronto Traditional Mass Society with 100% sent to him with a tax-receipt provided directly by us.

May God bless you and thank you




Saturday, July 25, 2015

Financial support for Deacon in India from Vox Cantoris

Dear Voxers,
Help me to become a Priest & build a dwelling 4 My Parents (Deacon Joice PJ)As you know, there is a little widget running to the left for Deacon Joseph of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in India. Reverend Deacon has been called by Christ to His Holy Priesthood. As the eldest son, he is also taking responsibility for his parents' situation.His parents live in a three walled hut. His father has recovered from tuberculosis but I imagine the rainy tropical seasons are not the best for him. I have posted twice, here and here about the need for funds for Deacon Joseph to complete a small house for his parents before moving on to ordination. 

For your assurance, I have personally communicated with his religious superior and his seminary to validate that this is a legitimate need.

You have been wonderful. When I first posted, the amount donated was only $60.00 (U.S funds). As of this writing, the amount is $3,053.00! Our dollars go a lot further in India but a little more is needed to finish the house. By the end of July, $2,000.00 more is needed and Deacon hopes to raise a total of $8,000.00.

There is also another matter that has slowed down the funds. PayPal, which is one of the three services to receive funds through YouCaring, is not providing any further services in India due to regulatory issues or lack thereof and banking concerns as reported by ZDNet. This has caused donations to stop and has become a great worry to Deacon Joseph.

The good news is that a solution has been found.

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - UNA VOCE TORONTO, has partnered with Deacon Joseph to be the recipient of your donations. The Society is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency and is Chapter of Canada's longest standing member of Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce. The TTMS will receive the funds which you donate to Deacon Joseph at YouCaring from PayPal directly to its Toronto bank account. These funds (100% after the PayPal fee) will then be wired directly to Deacon Joseph's bank account in India. If you are in Canada and you wish to make a direct donation to the Society's seminarian program, you can do so and receive a charitable tax receipt. A grant in the equivalent amount will be made by the Society to Deacon Joseph. For more information on making a direct contribution, you may write to unavocetoronto@gmail.com.

But there is even better news.

A reader and commenter at this blog, The Anonymous Flower, has come forward and has pledged to provide matching contributions dollar for dollar for everything over the $4,000.00 mark! Dollar for dollar. How wonderful!

I know that there is considerable donor fatigue out there but the overall amount needed here is not great. You have been terrific, notwithstanding. 

Can we do a little more and push this not only over the $4000.00 where Anonymous Flower has offered to match but all the way to the amount to finish the house and secure his ordination?

Deacon writes, "Please provide my loving regards and prayers to everyone. I don't know how to thank you all. Our dream of home will come true soon."

Know that Deacon Joseph and his family keep his benefactors in their prayers.