Monday, October 25, 2010

Inaugural Meeting - Latin Mass Society of Beaumont

It seems an advantageous time to begin holding regular meetings. We are thinking about once a month should do - the 1st Sunday of each month at 5pm, in fact. Since we have a diocesan priest learning the Traditional Latin Mass, it is high time we begin working to accomplish the many necessary tasks.

What: Latin Mass Society of Beaumont Inauguaral Meeting

Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall (1600 North Main, Vidor TX 77662)

When: Sunday, November 7th, 5pm (1 hour)

Purpose: 1) Meet & Greet
2) Presentation on LMS of Beaumont & Ways to Help


Please consider helping in the following areas:

-Gregorian Choir
-Vestments
-Altar Rail (Portable)
-Altar Servers

There will be many other ways to help as well, so don't be shy. Contact us anytime if you are interested in being part of this Catholic effort to establish the Traditional Mass in the Diocese of Beaumont.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FSSP Vocations Video

The FSSP has recently released a Vocation video. It is excellent, showing the wonderful formation that priests are receiving at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. The press release is below:

DENTON, Nebraska – 30 August 2010 – The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is pleased to announce the completion of a 28 minute DVD entitled “To God Who Giveth Joy To My Youth.”
The title, taken from the opening words of Mass in the Extraordinary Form, embodies the essential goal of priestly formation in the Fraternity of Saint Peter. This new video explores in particular the work of priestly formation in the Fraternity's English-speaking seminary in Denton, Nebraska.
The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter presents through this DVD an introduction helpful for generous young men discerning a priestly vocation. At the same time, the film will provide everyone with a thorough portrait of daily life at the seminary.
In the Church, the members of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter have the fundamental charism of sanctifying themselves through the faithful celebration of Holy Mass and the Sacraments in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. At the same time, they offer to souls the fruits of the graces of their vocation by making the liturgy in the Extraordinary Form available to all Catholics. Throughout the seminary's intensive seven year program, each of the various elements and stages of formation has as its purpose the formation of priests whose union with God is pursued through the traditional liturgy.
Viewers are invited to see how the Fraternity seminary, drawing on the Church's rich tradition of priestly formation, forms zealous priests through the study of Thomistic philosophy and theology, Latin, Gregorian Chant and also through the elements of community life including spiritual direction, manual labor and recreation.
Discover how one seminary receives a man and prepares him for his transformation into an Alter Christus, “Another Christ” for the glory of God and needs of souls.

The three part video may be viewed here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Institute of Christ the King - Webpage on Traditional Mass

The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is a priestly society of Pontifical right that exclusively celebrates the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. It is forming some of the best priests in the world right now. They have an excellent webpage at their site explaining the Traditional Mass - go view it here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

FSSP Chapel: Consecration and Pontifical High Mass

The two videos below are quite long, but will be of interest to those who have never seen or attended the traditional consecration of a church or a Pontifical High Mass in the traditional form.

From the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter website:

"On Wednesday, the 3rd of March, 2010, the new Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary was solemnly consecrated by His Excellency Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska (USA)."









"About Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
Located in rural Denton, Nebraska, is the English-speaking seminary for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. Men from all over the world, come to study for the priesthood in the seminary’s seven year program. A few represented countries include Australia, the French West Indies, England, Scotland and Nigeria. For more information, please go to www.fsspolgs.org.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary is the center of the world’s largest provider of training resources and materials for priests who wish to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Since June of 2007, priests from over 70 dioceses in the United States have been personally trained. For more information, please go to www.fssptraining.org.

The seminary building itself has a total of 100 seminary rooms and 13 priest suites. With construction on the seminary beginning in the fall of 1998, the Pontifical Consecration and Mass on March 3rd crowned the heart and jewel of the seminary, the chapel.

Thanks to Thomas Gordon Smith, its architect, the seminary chapel reflects a contemporary rebirth in the rich tradition of classical Catholic architecture. Upon entering through its mahogany doors, the visitor is immersed in the chapel's beauty and grandeur which include an elevated main altar, emphasized by a 31-foot marble canopy or “baldachino”, the chapel's seven side altars and liturgical choir stalls which seat 92 seminarians and priests."

Traditional Latin Mass Directory for U.S. & Canada

The link below is a useful directory for finding Traditonal Latin Masses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Some may be interested in finding a TLM when on vacation or traveling for business.

Directory - Traditional Latin Mass

According to the aforementioned directory, there are Traditional Latin Masses in over 180 dioceses in the U.S. & Canada. In Texas there are weekly TLM's in 10 of the 15 dioceses; though it should be mentioned that, unfortunately, the Masses are usually at inconvenient times.

We look forward to the day when the Diocese of Beaumont can be added to the list.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI on applause in Church

An excellent image from True Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter

The quotation is from Pope Benedict's book, The Spirit of the Liturgy.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Petition Campaign

The petition campaign has begun in earnest. Over the coming weeks we will be gathering signatures as a way of demonstrating the level of support that exists within the Diocese of Beaumont for the Traditional Latin Mass. Please contact us if you'd like to support the petition - it reads as follows:

"We the undersigned, practicing Catholics residing in the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas, in keeping with the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, request to have the Mass of Blessed John XXIII offered at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica. We request that this extraordinary form of the Mass be offered on Sundays and feast days. We would also like to request the appointment of a chaplain for the extraordinary form of the Mass. Our ultimate goal is the celebration of a Missa Cantata (sung Mass) on Sundays and holy days, and by our signatures we commit to assisting at such celebrations on a regular basis, should they be offered."