Solemn High Mass Homily honoring Immaculate Heart of Mary and Blessing of New Pipe Organ

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This Solemn High Mass honors the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and also marks the Blessing of the Parish’s new pipe Organ, enabling the new pipe Organ’s Liturgical use. This Homily includes the chanting of the Gospel (Jn 19:25-27). This homily from St. Benedict’s Parish in Chesapeake, Virginia ( St. Benedict’s is a Catholic Church under the aegis of the Diocese of Richmond and is staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, and Home of Daily Confession and daily Tridentine Latin Mass in the Tidewwater area. All sacraments are according to the Liturgical Books of 1962.

Fr. Gabriel Mosher, O.P.’s Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Margaret Mary (6/14/2015)

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Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P, celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving – A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Roman Rite), at St. Margaret Mary’s Church (Oakland, CA) last June 14, 2015. The mass celebrated was the External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with the composition “Missa Cordi Sacro” by Frank LaRocca sung by the Pacific Collegium Choir. He was assisted by Fr. Donald Morgan (Deacon) and Abbe Kevin Kerscher (Subdeacon). Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., was the homilist. After mass, Father Gabriel imparted his first blessing. A festive reception followed at the Father Kozina Hall.

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Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco

Solemn Pontifical Mass/Conferral-First Clerical Tonsure/Ordination-Subdiaconate-F.S.S.P.

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Celebrant: His Excellency Fabian W. Bruskewitz, D.D., S.T.D., Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Lincoln. The Mass took place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, F.S.S.P., located in Denton, Nebraska, on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, the Feast of Saint Peter Alcantara. Many thanks to Divine Providence, and the generous invitation from Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, F.S.S.P., Director of Development, by whose direction this video was made possible.
Our photos of the FSSP seminary can be viewed here:
Most Rev. Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop Emeritus of Lincoln, traveled to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary on Saturday, October 19, 2013, to administer the Subdiaconate and Rite of Tonsure. The Subdiaconate conveys the privilege of touching the sacred vessels, chanting the Epistle, and the responsibility of preparing the necessities of the Eucharist.
The Rite of Tonsure is administered early in the second year of formation, and is the point at which a seminarian ends life in civilian clothes to be invested with the cassock and surplice. The 1911 Catholic Encyclopedia gives an excellent overview of the rite:
“(From the Latin verb tondere, “to shear.) A sacred rite instituted by the Church by which a baptized and confirmed Christian is received into the clerical order by the shearing of his hair and the investment with the surplice. The person thus tonsured becomes a partaker of the common privileges and obligations of the clerical state and is prepared for the reception of orders. The tonsure itself is not an ordination properly so called, nor a true order. It is rather a simple ascription of a person to the Divine service in such things as are common to all clerics. Historically the tonsure was not in use in the primitive Church during the age of persecution. Even later, St. Jerome (in Ezech., xliv) disapproves of clerics shaving their heads. Indeed, among the Greeks and Romans such a custom was a badge of slavery. On this very account, the shaving of the head was adopted by the monks. Towards the end of the fifth, or beginning of the sixth, century, the custom passed over to the secular clergy.
As a sacred rite, the tonsure was originally joined to the first ordination received, as in the Greek Church it still is to the order of lector. In the Latin Church it began as a separate ceremony about the end of the seventh century, when parents offered their young sons to the service of God. Tonsure is to be given by a candidate’s ordinary, though mitred abbots can bestow it on their own subjects. No special age for its reception is prescribed, but the recipient must have learnt the rudiments of the Faith and be able to read and write. The ceremony may be performed at any time or place. … According to canon law, all clerics are bound to wear the tonsure under certain penalties. But on this subject, Taunton (loc. cit. inf.) says: “In English-speaking countries, from a custom arising in the days of persecution and having a prescription of over three centuries, the shaving of the head, the priestly crown, seems, with the tacit consent of the Holy See, to have passed out of use. No provincial or national council has ordered it, even when treating of clerical dress; and the Holy See has not inserted the law when correcting the decrees of those councils.”
Twelve seminarians promoted to the First Clerical Tonsure were:
Mr. John William Erwin Jr., F.S.S.P.
Pickerington, Ohio, USA
Mr. Christopher Hattrup, F.S.S.P.
Cottonwood, Idaho, USA
Mr. John Killackey, F.S.S.P.
Wayne, New Jersey, USA
Mr. Matthew Palmer, F.S.S.P.
Abergavenny, South Wales, UK
Mr. Andrew Curtis, F.S.S.P.
Arlington, Washington, USA
Mr. Ralph Oballo, F.S.S.P.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Mr. Michael Hattrup, F.S.S.P.
Cottonwood, Idaho, USA
Mr. Luc Poirier, F.S.S.P.
Irish Town, New Brunswick, Canada
Mr. Daniel Powers, F.S.S.P.
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mr. Michael Burns, F.S.S.P.
Maple Hill, Kansas, USA
Mr. John Streff. F.S.S.P.
Salem, South Dakota, USA
Mr. Daniel Alloy, F.S.S.P.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Three seminarians promoted to the Subdiaconate were:
Mr. Joshua Curtis, F.S.S.P.
Naperville, Illinois, USA
Mr. Daniel Heenan, F.S.S.P.
Front Royal, Virginia, USA
Mr. Zachary Akers, F.S.S.P.
Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
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Immaculate Conception: Solemn High Mass in the Dominican Rite

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Traditional Solemn High Latin Mass in the Dominican Rite for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception last December 8, 2013, at Star of the Sea Church, San Francisco, California, USA. Mass was followed by the TLM Society Christmas party at the school auditorium.

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Solemn Pontifical Mass at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa, OK – October 13, 2013

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Solemn Pontifical High Mass and Consecration of the Diocese of Tulsa to the Blessed Virgin Mary on October 13, 2013 at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne – Saint Barnabas Parish – June 10th, 2018

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Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne

The Solemnity of Title of Saint Barnabas Catholic Church

Establishment of Saint Barnabas Parish and Installation of the Pastor, The Reverend Jason Alexander Catania

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 – 10:30 A.M.

The Most Rev. Steven Joseph Lopes, Celebrant and Homilist
The Rev. Mr. Deacon Omar Gutiérrez
Mr. Steven Alexander Rabanal, Instituted Acolyte in the Subdiaconal Ministry

Saint Barnabas Catholic Church
Omaha, NE

Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento (May 5, 2012) HD

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Solemn High Traditional Latin Mass and May Crowning of our Lady at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, May 5, 2012. Professional video by Benzin Media. Mass immediately follows the glorious annual public May Procession 3-miles through City streets. Mass sung with angelic beauty by the Choir and Choristers of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish, Sacramento, California, USA. The next May Procession, Solemn Mass and May Crowning is scheduled SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013. Starts 8:00 am, East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Mass begins 10:30 am Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Come join the crowds at this stupendous event in honoring our Blessed Lady! The website, BringMary, is packed with information, video and photos; the site name is found in the credits at the end of this video.

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Mass at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York City

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The church of St. Mary the Virgin sits nestled in the middle of Tmes Square , New York City.
The style of Saint Mary’s is thirteenth-century French Gothic and is modeled on Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.
It’s architect, Napoleon Le Brund, was also the architect for New York City’s Metropolitan Life Building, as well.
I was given permission by the parish to film a brief part of the solemn high mass this particular Sunday of 2010.
I gladly share this pricless clip with you in memory of our dearly departed parishoner and friend, Philip Dean Parker. In the background, one can hear Philip vocalizing in the hymn.

Solemn Vespers

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During vespers with the priests, deacons and religious of the diocese at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville Bishop-elect Avilés will do the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity and the episcopal regalia – miter, ring and crosier – will be blessed on this occasion.