Sunday, 17 May 2020

Father Robert Reddy - Requiescat in Pace

Fr. Bob Reddy - Rest in Peace May 16, 2020

The Reverend Robert Reddy of the Archdiocese of Toronto has passed away. He was in residence at St. Mary's in Barrie and was formerly the pastor at Holy Family in Whitby, St. Andrew's Church in Brechin and at St. Mary Immaculate in Richmond Hill, Ontario which is where I came to know him. Father Reddy was a great priest, faithful, kind and doctrinally sound. While not offering the traditional Mass himself, he was a friend of tradition in every way. He welcomed the traditional Mass at St. Mary Immaculate by his Associate Pastor and never turned down a request by the Toronto Traditional Mass Society - Una Voce Toronto - for the use of the church for Feast Day Masses. 

I will miss him. 

Please remember Father Reddy in your prayers at Mass today in whatever way It takes place. 

O GOD, Thou didst raise Thy servant, Robert,
to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ,
according to the Order of Melchisedech,
giving him the sublime power
to offer the Eternal Sacrifice,
to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar,
and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name.
We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness
and to forget his faults,
admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence,
there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labours.
This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord.

Amen.


Saturday, 7 December 2019

Toronto Rorate Masses - Saturday, December 14, 2019

To all those who attended both of these Masses, thank you for your continued support and for your faith. 

We will have a Midnight Mass at the Carmel in Mississauga in addition to the Oratory and Society of St. Pius X. We will have a Missa Cantata on St. Stephen's Day and on Epiphany.

All contributions to the Mass at the Carmel go directly to the Sisters for their upkeep whilst they develop the new retirement home and chapel. 

David Domet
President
Toronto Traditional Mass Society




Monday, 27 May 2019

Ascension 2019 Toronto and Barrie

For those in Toronto, your choice of Mass for the Ascension on its proper day includes St. Mary's as below, as well as St. Lawrence the Martyr for a Read Mass at 11:00AM and Holy Family at 11:30. 

Father Paul Acton will offer a Read Mass at Holy Spirit in Barrie at 9:00 A.M.
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Thursday, 24 January 2019

Candlemas - Sung Latin Mass in Toronto

A Sung Latin Mass will be held at 9:00AM at St. Mary's (Polish) Roman Catholic Church.

Other Masses offered are at:

Holy Family at 8:30 A.M.
St. Lawrence the Martyr at 10:00 A.M.
Transfiguration (SSPX) at 8:00 A.M. 


Saturday, 1 December 2018

SUNG LATIN MASSES IN TORONTO FOR ADVENT 2018

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society is organising three Latin Masses according to the Roman Missal of 1962. All three are at St. Mary's Polish Roman Catholic Church on Davenport Road in Toronto. While parking is always difficult at St. Mary's all three of these are on Saturdays making parking a lot easier.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

We begin on Saturday, December 8 at 9:00AM with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Family will have a Read Mass at 8:30AM and St. Lawrence the Martyr at 10:00AM. The Latin Mass is offered every Saturday at 9:00AM at St. Mary's except for the First Saturday of the month. This will be the only Sung Mass of the three.


 

RORATE MASS

On Saturday, December 15, the Votive Mass of Our Lady In Advent, also known as the Rorate Mass from the first word of the Introit will be offered at 7:00AM. Tradition is that the Mass begins in the early morning hours before dawn and ends as the sun breaks, from darkness into light.



EMBER SATURDAY OF ADVENT

Finally, on Saturday, December 22 at 9:00AM, the Mass will be for the Ember Saturday in Advent with its multiple prophetic Lessons and Graduals and the Canticle of the Three Children.



As a note, a Sung Mass will be held at 9:00AM on the Second Day of Christmas for the Feast of the Protomartyr, St. Stephen.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

The Traditional Latin Mass returns to Saint John, New Brunswick!

This coming Sunday, October 29, the Feast of Christ the King, the traditional Latin Mass returns to Saint John, New Brunswick.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church is located at 348 Rockland Road and the Pastor is Father Peter Melanson ordained to the priesthood just a few years ago.

The Mass will be a Read, or Low Mass with organ music and hymns. 

Catholics of Saint John and the surrounding area are urged to attend and show support by means of prayers, presence and filling the collection basket.

May God bless this community, its Pastor and the many Catholics who came forward requesting the offering of the Holy Mass under the provisions of Summorum Pontificum.



Friday, 20 October 2017

The Subdeacon - there is no "Straw"

The question of the qualifications for the Subdeacon in a Solemn Mass continue to be raised and the need for clarity is important. Some are very confused, there is no need to be.

The Subdeacon was abolished along with the minor orders of Porter and Exorcist by Paul VI. The Lector and Acolyte were retained and part of the process of seminarian development on the journey to the priesthood. The clerical state does not formally begin until the Diaconate. The vision of Paul VI was that since the Subdeacon was not formally the clerical ordained state, it was still, technically speaking, a layperson. A seminarian is still today, a layman until diaconal ordination. Paul VI left open the possibility, and perhaps hope, that lay people would be formally "instituted" as Lectors and Acolytes for parish life. This has happened in the Diocese of Lincoln and as far as we can tell, nowhere else.

During the period of the traditional Mass growth under the old "indults" of Pope John Paul II, the Subdeacon was not a particular pressing issue. The Mass was generally celebrated as a Read, or Low Mass and sometimes sung. This is particularly true outside the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and even in their case, outside their seminary or large parishes, they would not have generally offered Solemn Mass.

Let us be clear, the Mass should always be Solemn, the Sung Mass and Read Mass came about as exceptions. A decade now after Summorum Pontificum we've seen much growth of the traditional Mass and the desire for people to have Solemn Mass.

Now here is where we get into a problem and what can be called a creeping modernism by those influenced by the ever changing liturgical dynamic of most parishes and the options of the revised modernist Roman Missal.

After 1962, an option was created for a "semi-solemn" Mass with a deacon undertaking the sub deacon responsibilities. There also began, after 1965, an abhorrent thing called a "straw" Subdeacon, a layman, without maniple and with some other changes, serving as such. After Summorum Pontificum, this practice began to take hold again.

After questions, the Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a statement that those men "clothed" in seminary, could fulfil the duties. This was fairly and legitimately given broad interpretation. What did "clothed" mean? For a short period of time then, it was tolerated for a seminarian to serve as Subdeacon.

In 2013, a formal instruction was issued prohibiting this. The Subdeacon, could be in seminary or theoretically, could be a married man with a family, but he must be a formally Instituted Lector and an Instituted Acolyte.

Period!

It behooves everyone associated with working toward liturgical restoration and involvement in the traditional Latin Mass to follow what is expected. The great danger is for incrementalism or "gradualism" and the "novus ordo mentality" to take hold within the traditional Latin Mass. It must be resisted and rebuked at every turn whether globally with the suggestion of the new lectionary supplanting the traditional to the local level and parishes or groups of people who associate together for the purpose of organising a Mass.

There is no such thing as a "straw Subdeacon." It does not exist, those who insist it does and that any layman, including a seminarian not formally instituted are wrong.

If it is not possible to properly offer a Solemn Mass in accord with the rubrics and norms it should simply not be done and a Sung Mass should be done it its place.


There is a duty of those who purport to be authorities or put themselves forward as having some depth of knowledge and authority over the liturgy and to instruct with clarity and truth.

Questions on this matter can be directed to unavocetoronto@gmail.com










Thursday, 17 August 2017

Una Voce Buffalo Presents: A Day With Fr Shannon Collins.


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Saturday, September 16 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT 

We are pleased to announce the Fr Shannon Collins And fr Sean Kopczynski will be having a one day mini conference here at St Anthony's.

We will begin at 9am with Traditional Latin Mass. Light Breakfast. Conference by Fr Collins. Boxed Lunch. Confession. Conference by Fr Sean. Ending with Benediction.

*LIMITED SEATS SO RESERVE EARLY*

Cost is $20 pre sale and $25 at the door. Cost includes lunch and donation to Fr Collins grotto being built.

Children under 16 are free so bring the whole family! We will have babysitters available during the conferences and ask for donations for them.

Fr Shannon Collins to speak on Fatima...title of talk: Our Lady of Fatima: Queen of the Holy Rosary and Queen of Families...

bio...

Fr. Shannon Collins was born in 1964 and is a native of Cohasset, MA. After undergraduate and graduate work in history and education, he taught in Catholic schools for a number of years. Having completed his seminary training at St. Philip Neri Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, he was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 2000.

He has appeared on EWTN and had previously served as chaplain for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Father is currently a traditional religious priest under Bishop Roger Foys of Covington, Kentucky. He is the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Personal Parish which acts as an ecclesial home for those attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. He is also a co-founder of the Missionaries of St. John the Baptist, a private religious association.


Fr. Sean Kopczynski, MSJB

Talk Title: The Old Mass: Treasure and Tradition

Bio:

Father Sean Kopczynski, MSJB was born and raised in Montana. As a young man he pursued a career in engineering by attending undergraduate and graduate studies at Montana State and Oregon State Universities. God, however, had other plans for Fr. Sean. On August 15, 1991, while attending Mass he perceived a call to leave his worldly pursuits and sacrifice his life for Christ and His Church. After a period of study, prayer and struggling with God, he obeyed the call to abandon his engineering career and enter religious life with the Fathers of Mercy, eventually professing perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on August 15, 1996. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 2000.

Fr. Sean has served as a parish priest, a missionary, and also as a chaplain to Discalced Carmelite Nuns. Since the beginning of 2011 Fr. Sean has been working on a project of restoration in the religious life as well as the Sacred Liturgy under the direction of Bishop Roger J. Foys of Covington, KY. He is a co-founder of a Traditional Latin Mass community known as the Missionaries of St. John the Baptist. He is also the associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Latin Mass Parish in Park Hills, KY.

Tickets available at:
https://unavocebuffalo.yapsody.com/event/book/119996/486436

Monday, 14 August 2017

Assumption Traditional Masses

For the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, you can find a Low Mass at St. Lawrence the Martyr at 11:00AM, Holy Family at 11:30 a Solemn Mass at Holy Family at 6:00PM and the following:

In the Diocese of London, a Missa Cantata will be offered at 6:00PM at Holy Angels in St. Thomas.