Saturday, January 11, 2014

Fr. Cassian & Summorum Pontificum

From New Liturgical Movement:

News from Norcia:
On Friday, December 13th, 2013, Fr. Cassian Folsom, O.S.B., prior and founder of the Monastery of San Benedetto located in Norcia, Italy, gave a talk in London at the Brompton Oratory on Pope Emeritus Benedict’s motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum.

About 50 friends of the monastery gathered for a lovely evening, where Fr. Cassian explained how “Summorum Pontificum establishes a veritable thicket of legal protection so that no harm can be done to the sacred liturgy.” The full text can be obtained here (audio is available at the Norcia website).

This talk will surely be of keen interest to the readers of New Liturgical Movement. It is a careful study that demonstrates how wise Pope Benedict was when he issued the motu proprio and its supporting legislation.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Introducing the Canon Law Centre

We are pleased to help promote the newly founded Canon Law Centre.

From the Founder:

"In collaboration with two other canon lawyers, I recently launched the Canon Law Centre, an apostolate dedicated to providing professional canonical services free of charge to those who need it. Our website can be accessed here: 

Our services range from answering simple questions related to ecclesiastical discipline to representing individuals or groups in formal administrative or judicial processes in the Church. We are especially interested in assisting those who have been met with opposition to their legitimate requests to have the traditional liturgy celebrated in their dioceses, etc.

Finally, if I may ask for your prayers for our apostolate at this formative stage of its existence, your generosity in this regard would be most appreciated. 

Thanks for your time and in advance for your prayers as we undertake this important work for the renewal of the sacred liturgy and for the Church."

Below is a talk given by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, on Canon Law. He speaks with particular force concerning the error of setting a pastoral approach against the discipline of the Church.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Missa Cantata in the Diocese of Beaumont

Tremendous progress has been made in the 1 year since the Traditional Mass began to be offered on July 10, 2011. We are pleased to announce that Fr. Paul Sumler is now offering a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) every Sunday at 9:30 am. The Gregorian Choir continues to grow and improve and altar boys are being trained. We invite all to come and assist with their prayers at this beautiful Mass.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Announcement: Lenten Pilgrimage - Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Lenten Pilgrimage Flyer - 3-3-12

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Feast of All Saints and All Souls

We would like to announce that the Traditional Latin Mass will be offered for the Feast of All Saints and All Souls on November 1st and 2nd. The Masses will be at Our Lady of Lourdes in Vidor at 10am.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Universae Ecclesiae - Instruction on Summorum Pontificum

For those unaware the Holy See, specifically, the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has issued the long awaited instruction on Summorum Pontificum entitled Universae Ecclesiae. The most thorough going analysis is provided by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf at Go HERE to read.

The Remnant Newspaper also has a good article on the Instruction up on their site for those interested. Go HERE to read it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Benedictine Monks of Norcia

We invite all young men of the Diocese of Beaumont to consider attending the time of discernment with the Benedictine Monks of Norcia this summer.

For more information on the monks, who celebrate Holy Mass in both forms (in utroque usu), please visit their website:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sacred, Beautiful, & Universal

Another video excerpt for those interested in authentic sacred music.

Excerpt from SACRED, BEAUTIFUL, & UNIVERSAL from Corpus Christi Watershed on Vimeo.

Join Our Schola!!

Please consider joining our Schola (Choir). It will be dedicated to singing Gregorian Chant and Polyphony at future Traditional Latin Masses in the Diocese of Beaumont.

Russell Kron has generously agreed to organize and lead our nascent schola. You may contact him at