Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Abbe Joseph thanks you for your kindness and support

A few months ago, we posted this appeal.

On behalf of Abbe Joseph, thank you and may you be richly blessed for your support of his religious vocation. Your donations came directly and through CanadaHelps; from friends known, new friends and many Anonymous. Abbe Joseph's needs have been met for this year and he has a start on next year's tuition.

Please know that he keeps his benefactors in his prayers daily and at daily Mass at the Seminary in Griciliano.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Traditional Mass - Conversion of St. Paul in Bradford, Ontario!

      Una Voce Toronto is very pleased to be assisting the Pastor at Holy Martyrs of Japan with the organisation of this Mass on the Conversion of St. Paul. Bradford, Ontario is located approximately 45 minutes north of Toronto.

     Please note that the time of the Mass has been changed to 12:30 P.M. to accommodate a pastoral need at the parish. We hope to see you there!


Friday, January 3, 2014

Toronto and area Epiphany Masses in the traditional Rite


Greetings on this Eighth Day of Christmas,

Some quick updates:

·         EPIPHANY OF THE LORD: A reminder that Monday, January 6 in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite is the non-transferred Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. In addition to the Read Masses during the day at St. Lawrence the Martyr at 11:00 and Holy Family at 11:30 we will be assisting at a Missa Cantata – Sung Mass at St. Mary Immaculate Church on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. Father Marco Testa is Celebrant and Homilist and Mass begins at 7:30PM.
·         CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL: On Saturday, January 25 at 10:00AM we will have the first traditional Latin Mass in Bradford at Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Church. This is a tremendous opportunity to present the traditional liturgy to a new community and we are very appreciative of the Pastor, Father Boniface Perri for his interest.
·         DONATIONS TO ABBE JOSEPH HEPPELLE: Our campaign has been a great success and we thank you for your donations. Please keep Joseph in your prayers and remember that you can continue to donate to the Society for seminarian education for Joseph or any others whom you might like to support. We will forward 100% of your donation to the Society as a grant towards their education.
·         RENEWAL: Thank you for your renewal for 2014 and if you’ve not yet done so or have never been an official member we would invite you to do so now.
·         LIST: If you are receiving double copies of this, we apologise and are trying to improve on our accuracy.

Lastly, we will advise you soon of a very special Mass on the Vigil of Pentecost, June 7. You will not want to miss this celebration.


God bless us all for 2014.





Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Annual General Meeting


Saturday, November 30, 2013
St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
Missa Lecta for the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle 8:30 A.M.
"The beauty and history of the organ in the liturgy" 9:15 A.M.
Organ Recital - Mr. Joseph DeCaria 9:30 A.M.
Breakfast and Annual Meeting to follow

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Celebrate Advent as did our ancestors through the centuries

Christmas does not begin the day after All Hallows Eve, nor does it begin on Black Friday, the day after the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day. How much has been lost in our liturgical revolution never called for by the Second Vatican Council; how much has been lost in our rush to worship the god of consumerism and secularism.

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - UNA VOCE TORONTO invites you to lay it all aside and celebrate the penitential season of Advent as it was meant to be and as our ancestors did for centuries.

For three years, may of us gathered in the darkness of a December morning in the bucolic countryside of Perth County, in the hamlet of Kinkora to celebrate the Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent, the "Rorate Mass." Last year, nearly 100 people journeyed to that place northwest of Stratford; many leaving Toronto at 3:00AM to be there for 5:30. This year, we'll let you sleep in. Mass begins at 6:30 and is a little closer, the beautiful St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mississauga. Now, what is the Rorate Mass and why is it so early?

As with many elements of our faith, there is a spiritual and a practical. For example, some have wondered why the chasuble in the Extraordinary Form is the lifted at the elevation, the first is the practical, to hold the vestment away so the Host or Chalice could be raised; but on the spiritual side, it comes from scripture wherein the woman with the hemorrhage touched the hem of His garment to be healed. It is a sign of our faith. So too with the Rorate. Simply speaking, it is the Votive Mass of Our Lady in Advent and it also exists now in the Third Edition of the Roman Missal in the Ordinary Form. While it can be celebrated any time on a Saturday in Advent other than December 8 or the Ember Saturday in the Usus Antiquior, it came to be celebrated in Germany and Poland in the pre-morning darkness. Before 1955, Mass had to be celebrated before noon day; as well, Saturday was a work day until the unions and guilds of the last century or so. Peasant and worker would journey to this Mass in darkness with the churches lit of course, by candlelight only. When they came out, they went to work and as they did, the sun was coming up. The spiritual symbolism then was clear, out of darkness comes the light of Christ as we are "sent" into the world, having worshipped God and having been fed the Finest Wheat. We too will celebrate in the darkness with only candlelight in the church and we will follow, as in the past, with a pot-luck community breakfast, first the Altar and then the Table.



Immaculate Conception on December 8 falls this year on Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent. The Society will not be organising Mass on this day as while it is tranferred to December 9 in the Ordinary Form, in the traditional calendar, it is celebrated on the Sunday with the Advent II Commemorations of Collect, Secret and Postcommunion with of course, the Gloria and white vestments. For Mass in the on Immaculate Conception according to the Usus Antiquior, you can attend St. Patrick's Schomberg at 9:00, St. Vincent de Paul Church at 9:30 for a Read Mass, Solemn Mass at Holy Family at 11:00 or St. Lawrence the Martyr at 1:00PM.

The Ember Days, are four seasons in the Church calendar roughly coinciding with the changes of the season and the liturgical cycles. They are celebrated on the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after St. Lucy, the First Sunday of Lent, Pentecost and Holy Cross. An old English rhyme for common-folk to remember them was "Fasting Days and Emberings be, Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood and Lucie." They were days of penitence and thankfulness for the blessings of the year. After the Council, the Holy See left it up to bishops' conferences how or whether to celebrate them and that's enough about that. Regardless, they are still on the calendar in the traditional liturgy and what finer way to prepare for Christmas than to recall this ancient rite of penitence and self-sacrifice as the Season of Advent is meant to be. This is a most beautiful liturgy. On all Ember Days there are additional readings or Lessons from the Old Testament, with the Advent Saturday being particularly profound with the recollection of ancient prophesies, each followed by a Gradual with the Canticle of the Three Children immediately preceding the Epistle. Yes, it is the last Saturday before Christmas, but we know that all of your shopping will be done. Regardless, take the time and besides, we will gather at a Church which has not seen the usus antiquior in a nearly a half century, St. Pius X Catholic Church on Bloor Street between Runnymede Road and Jane Street. It is all retail around so you can pick up those last minute needs afterwards and as parking will be a challenge, it is between two subway stops.



Here follows the Advent Ember liturgical text.

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Ember Saturday in Advent 

Missa Veni, et ostende

Purple
2nd Class Feria
[STATION AT ST. PETER'S (VATICAN)]

INTROIT ¤ Ps. 79. 4, 2
   Veni, et ostende nobis faciem tuam, Domine, qui sedes super Cherubim: et salvi erimus. -- Qui regis Israel, intende: qui deducis, velut ovem, Ioseph. V.: Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen. Veni, et ostende nobis faciem tuam, Domine, qui sedes super Cherubim: et salvi erimus.   Come, O Lord, and show us Thy face, Thou that sittest upon the Cherubim: and we shall be saved. -- (Ps. 79. 2). Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. V.: Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Come, O Lord, and show us Thy face, Thou that sittest upon the Cherubim: and we shall be saved.
COLLECT
S. Oremus.Priest: Let us pray.
V. Flectamus genua.Deacon: Let us kneel.
R. Levate.Subdeacon: Arise.
   Deus, qui conspicis, quia ex nostra pravitate affigimur: concede propitius: ut ex tua visitatione consolemur. Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patri in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.   O God, who seest that we are afflicted because of our iniquity, mercifully grant that we may be conforted by Thy visitation. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
LESSON ¤ Isaias 19. 20-22
Lesson from the Book of the Prophet Isaias.
Lectio Isaiae Prophetae
[God will send a Redeemer and a Defender to deliver our souls.]
   In diebus illis: Clamabunt ad Dominum a facie tribulantis, et mittet eis salvatorem, et propugnatorem, qui liberet eos. Et cognoscentur Dominus ab Aegypto, et cognoscent Aegyptii Dominum in die illa: et colent eum in hostiis, et in muneribus: et vota vovebunt Domino, et solvent. Et percutiet Dominus Aegyptum plaga, et sanabit eam: et revertentur ad Dominum, et placabitur eis, et sanabit eos Dominus Deus noster.   In those days they shall cry to the Lord because of the oppressor, and He shall send them a Savior and a defender to deliver them. And the Lord shall be known by Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and shall worship Him with sacrifices and offerings: and they shall make vows to the Lord and perform them. And the Lord shall stike Egypt with a scourge, and shall heal it: and they shall return to the Lord, and He shall be pacified towards them, and the Lord our God shall heal them.
GRADUAL ¤ Ps. 18. 7, 2
   Assumo coelo egressio eius: et occurses eius usque ad summum eius. V.: Coeli enarrant gloriam Dei: et opera manuum eius annuntiat firmamentum.   His going out is from the end of heaven: and His circuit even to the end thereof. V.: The heavens show forth the glory of God: and the firmament declareth the work of His hands.
COLLECT
S. Oremus.Priest: Let us pray.
V. Flectamus genua.Deacon: Let us kneel.
R. Levate.Subdeacon: Arise.
   Concede, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui sub peccati iugo ex vetusta servitute deprimimur; expectata unigeniti Filii tui nova nativitate liberemur. Qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.   Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who are bowed down by our old bondage under the yoke of sin, may be freed by the new Birth of Thine only begotten Son, for which we look. Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
LESSON ¤ Isaias 35. 1, 7
Lesson from the Book of the Prophet Isaias.
Lectio Isaiae Prophetae.
[God Himself will come and will save you.]
   Haec dicit Dominus, Laetabitur deserta et invia, et exsultabit solitudo, et florebit quasi lilium. Germinans germinabit, et exsultabit laetabunda et laudans: gloria Libani data est ei: decor Carmeli, et Saron, ipsi videbunt gloriam Domini, et decorem Dei nostri. Confortate manus dissolutas, et genua debilia roborate. Dicite pusillanimis: Confortamini, et nolite timere: ecce Deus vester ultionem adducet retributionis: Deus ipse veniet, et salvabit vos. Tunc aperientur oculi caecorum, et aures surdorum patebunt. Tunc saliet sicut cervus cludus, et aperta erit lingua mutorum: quia scissae sunt in deserto aquae, et torrentes in solitudine. Et quae erat arida, erit in stagnum, et sitiens in fontes aquarum: ait Dominus omnipotens.   Thus saith the Lord: The land that was desolate and impassable shall be glad, and the wilderness shall rejoice and shall flourish like the lily. It shall bud forth and blossom, and shall rejoice with joy and praise: the glory of Libanius is given to it: the beauty of Carmel, and Saron, they shall see the glory of the Lord and the beauty of our God. Strengthen ye the feeble hands, and confirm the weak knees. Say to the faint hearted: Take courage, and fear not. Behold your God will bring the revenge of recompense: God Himself will come and will save you. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall be free: for waters are broken out in the desert, and streams in the wilderness. And that which was dry land shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: saith the Lord almighty.
GRADUAL ¤ Ps. 18. 6, 7
   In sole posuit tabernaculum suum: et ipse tamquam sponsus procedens de thalamo suo. V.: A summo coelo egressio eius: et occursus eius usque ad summum eius.   He hath set His tabernacle in the sun: and He is as a bridegroom coming out of His bridechamber. V.: His going out is from the end of heaven: and His circuit even to the end thereof.
COLLECT
S. Oremus.Priest: Let us pray.
V. Flectamus genua.Deacon: Let us kneel.
R. Levate.Subdeacon: Arise.
   Indignos nos, quaesumus Domine, famulos tuos, quos actionis propriae culpa contristat, unigeniti Filii tui adventu laetifica. Qui tecum vivit et regnat cum Deo Patri in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.   We beseech Thee, O Lord, gladden by the coming of Thine only-begotten Son, us Thine unworthy servants, who are made sorrowful by the guilt of our own deeds. Who liveth and reigneth, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
LESSON ¤ Isaias 40. 9-11
Lesson from the Book of the Prophet Isaias.
Lectio Isaiae Prophetae.
[Behold your God. The Lord God shall come with strength, and His arm shall rule: behold His reward is with Him, and His work is before Him.]
   Haec dicit Dominus: Super montem excelsum ascende tu, qui evangelizas Sion: exalta in fortitudine vocem tuam, qui evangelizas Ierusalem: exalta, noli timere. Dic civitatibus Iuda: Ecce Deus vester: ecce Dominus Deus in fortitudine veniet, et brachium eius dominabitur: ecce merces eius cum eo, et opus illius coram illo. Sicut pastor gregem suum pascet: in brachio suo congregabit agnos, et in sinu suo levabit, Dominus Deus noster.   Thus saith the Lord: Get thee up upon a high mountain, thou that bringest good tidings to Sion: lift up thy voice with strength, thou that bringest good tidings to Jerusalem: lift it up, fear not. Say to the cities of Juda: Behold your God: behold the Lord God shall come with strength, and His arm shall rule: behold His reward is with Him, and His work is before Him. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather together the lambs with His arm, and shall take them up in His bosom, the Lord our God.
GRADUAL ¤ Ps. 79. 20, 3
   Domine Deus virtutem, converte nos: et ostende faciem tuam et salvi erimus. V.: Excita, Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni: ut salvos facias nos.   O Lord God of hosts, convert us: and show Thy face, and we shall be saved. V.: Stir up Thy might, O Lord, and come to save us.
COLLECT
S. Oremus.Priest: Let us pray.
V. Flectamus genua.Deacon: Let us kneel.
R. Levate.Subdeacon: Arise.
   Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut Filii tui ventura solemnitas, et praesentis nobis vitae remedia conferat, et praemia aeterna concedat. Per eumdem Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.   Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the coming solemnity of Thy Son, may both bestow upon us healing in this present life and grant to us rewards in the life to come. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
LESSON ¤ Isaias 45. 1-8
Lesson from the Book of the Prophet Isaias.
Lectio Isaiae Prophetas.
["Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above and let the clouds rain the Just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Savior."]
   Haec dicit Dominus christo meo Cyro, cuius apprehendi dexteram, ut subiiciam ante faciem eius gentes, et dorsa regum vertam, et aperiam coram eo ianuas, et portae non claudentur. Ego ante te imbo: et gloriosos terrae humiliabo: portas aereas conteram, et vectes ferreos confringam. Et dabo tibi thesauros absconditos, et arcana secretorum: ut scias quia ego Dominus, qui voco nomen tuum, Deus Israel. Propter servum meum Iacob, et Israel electum meum, et vocavi te nomine tuo: assimilavi te, et non cognovisti me. Ego Dominus, et non est amplius: extra me non est Deus: accinxi te, et non cognovisti me: ut sciant hi, qui ab ortu solis, et qui ab occidente, quoniam absque est alter, formans lucem, et creans tenebras, faciens pacem, et creans malum: ego Dominus faciens omnia haec. Rorate caeli desuper, et nubes pluant iustum: aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorum: et iustitia ociatur simul: ego Dominus creavi eum.   Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus: whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut. I will go before thee: and will humble the great ones of the earth: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, adn will burst the bars of iron. And I will give thee hidden treasures and the concealed riches of secret places: that thou mayest know that I am the Lord who call thee by thy name, the God of Israel. For the sake of My servant Jacob, and Israel My elect, I have even called Thee by thy name: I have made a likeness of thee, and thou hast not known Me. I am the Lord, and there is none else: there is no God besides Me: I girded thee, and thou hast not known Me: that they may know who are from the rising of the sun, and they who are from the west, that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is none else: I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create evil: I, the Lord, that do all these things. Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Savior: and let justice spring up together: I the Lord have created Him.
GRADUAL ¤ Ps. 79. 3, 2
   Excita, Domine, potentiam tuam, et veni, ut salvos facias nos. V.: Qui regis Israel, intende: qui deducis, velut ovem, Ioseph: qui sedes super Cherubim, appare coram Ephraim, Beniamin, et Manasse.   Stir up Thy might, O Lord, and come to save us. V.: Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep: Thou that sittest upon the Cherubims, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses.
COLLECT
S. Oremus.Priest: Let us pray.
V. Flectamus genua.Deacon: Let us kneel.
R. Levate.Subdeacon: Arise.
   Preces populi tui, quaesumus, Domine, clementer exaudi: ut, qui iuste pro peccatis nostrai affligimur, pietatis tuae visitatione consolemur: Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patri in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.   Mercifully hear, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the prayers of Thy people: that we who are justly afflicted for our sins may be conforted by the visitation of Thy loving kindness. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
LESSON ¤ Daniel 3. 47-51
Lesson from the Book of the Prophet Daniel.
Lectio Danielis Prophetae.
[Azarias and his companions in the fiery furnace: the Angel of the Lord drove forth the flame of fire. With one mouth they praised, glorified and blessed God.]
   In diebus illis: Angelus Domini descendit cum Azaria, et sociis eius in fornacem: et excussit flammam ignis de fornace, et fecit medium fornacis quasi ventum roris flantem. Flamma autem effundebatur super fornacem cubitis quadraginta novem: et erupit, et incendit quos reperit iuxta fornacem de Chaldaeis ministros regis, qui eam incendebant. Et non tetegit eos omnino ignis, neque contristavit, nec quidquam molestiae intulit. Tunc hi tres quasi ex uno ore laudabant, et glorificabant, et benedicebant Deum in fornace, dicentes:   In those days the Angel of the Lord went down with Azarias and his companions into the furnace: and he drove the flame of the fire out of the furnace, and made the midst of the furnace like the blowing of a wind bringing dew. And the flame mounted up above the furnace nine and forty cubits: and it broke forth, and burnt such of the Chaldeans as it found near the furnace, the king's servants that heated it. And the fire touched them not at all, nor troubled them nor did them any harm. Then these three as with one mouth praised and glorified and blessed God in the furnace, saying:
HYMN ¤ Daniel 3. 52-56
   Benedictus es, Domine, Deus patrum nostrorum. Et laudabilis, et gloriosus in saecula.   Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers: and worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Et benedictum nomen gloriae tuae, quod est sanctum. Et laudabile, et gloriosum in saecula./td>   And blessed is the name of Thy glory, which is holy: and worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Benedictus es in templo sancto gloriae tuae. Et laudabilis, et gloriosus in saecula.   Blessed art Thou in the holy temple of Thy glory: and worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Benedictus es super thronum sanctum regni tui. Et laudabilis, et gloriosus in saecula.   Blessed art Thou on the holy throne of Thy kingdom: and worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Benedictus es super sceptrum divinitatis tuae. Et laudabilis, et gloriosus in saecula.   Blessed art Thou upon the sceptre of Thy divinity: and worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Benedictus es qui sedes super Cherubim, intuens abyssos. Et laudabilis, et gloriosus in saecula.   Blessed art Thou that sittest upon the Cherubims, beholding the depths: and worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Benedictus es qui ambulas super pennas ventorum, et super undas maris. Et laudabilis, et gloriosus in saecula.   Blessed art Thou that walkest upon the wings of the wind, and on the waves of the sea: and worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Benedicant te omnes Angeli, et Sancti tui. Et laudant te, et glorificent in saecula.   Let all Thy Angels and Saints bless Thee: and praise Thee and glorify Thee for ever.
   Benedicant te coeli, terra, mare, et omnia quae in eis sunt. Et laudant te, et glorificent in saecula.   Let the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all the things that are in them, bless Thee: and praise Thee and glorify Thee for ever.
   Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Et laudabili, et glorioso in saecula.   Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, who is worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Et laudabili, et glorioso in saecula.   As it ws in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. And worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
   Benedictus es, Domine, Deus patrum nostrorum. Et laudabilis, et gloriosus in saecula.   Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers: and worthy to be praised and glorified for ever.
COLLECT
   Deus, qui tribus pueris mitigasti flamma ignium: concede propitius; ut nos famulos tuos non exurat flamma vitiorum. Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.   O God, who didst deaden the flames of fire for the three children: mercifully grant that the flame of vice may not consume us Thy servants. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
EPISTLE ¤ II Thess. 2. 1-8
Lesson from the second Epistle of blessed Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians.
Lectio Epistolae beati Pauli Apostoli ad Thessalonicences.
[Let us prepare for the near approach of our Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, and for the coming of our Judge.]
   Fratres: Rogamus vos per adventum Domini nostri Iesu Christi, et nostrae congregationis in ipsum: ut non cito moveamini a vestro sensu, neque terreamini, neque per spiritum, neque per sermonem, neque per epistolam tamquam per nos missam, quasi instet dies Domini. Ne quis vos seducat ullo modo: quoniam nisi venerit discessio primum, et revelatus fuerit homo peccati, filius perditionis, qui adversatur, et extollitur supra omne quod dicitur Deus, aut quod colitur, ita ut in templo Dei sedeat ostendens se tamquam sit Deus. Non retinetis, quod cum adhuc essem apud vos, haec dicebam vobis? Et nunc quid detineat scitis, ut reveletur in suo tempore. Nam mysterium iam operatur iniquitatis: tantum ut qui tenet nunc, teneat, donec de medio fiat. Et tunc revelabitur ille iniquus, quem Dominus Iesus interficiet spiritu oris sui, et destruet illustratione adventus sui.   Brethren, We beseech you by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together unto Him: that you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God showing himself as if he were God. Remember you not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity already worketh: only that he who now holdeth do hold, until he be taken out of the way. And then that wicked one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.
TRACT ¤ Ps. 79. 2, 3
   Qui regis Israel, intende: qui deducis, velut ovem, Ioseph. V.: Qui sedes super Cherubim, appare coram Ephraim, Beniamin, et Manasse. V.: Excita, Domine, potentiam tuam; et veni: ut salvos facias nos.   Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. V.: Thou that sittest upon the Cherubims, shine forth before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasses. V.: Stir up Thy might, O Lord, and come and save us.
GOSPEL ¤ Luke 3. 1-6
† Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Luke.
† Sequentia sancti Evangelii secundum Lucam.
[The day of mercy is coming proclaimed by St. John the Baptist.]
   Anno quintodecimo imperii Tiberii Caesaris, procurante Ponio Pilato Iudaeam, tetrarcha autem Galilaeae Horode, Phillo autem fratre eius tetrarcha Ituraeae, et Trachonitidis regionis, et Lysania Abilinae tetrarcha, sub principibus sacerdotum Anna et Caipha: factum est verbum Domini super Ioannem, Zachariae filium, in deserto. Et venit in omnem regionem Iordanis, praedicans baptismum poenitentiae in remissionem peccatorum, sicut scriptem est in libro sermonem Isaiae prophetae: Vox clamantis in deserto: Parate viam Domini: rectas facite semitas eius: omnis vallis implebitur: et omnis mons, et collis humiliabitur: et erunt prava in directa, et aspera in vias planas: et videbit omnis caro salutare Dei.   Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of Iturea and the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilina, under the high priests Annas and Caiphas: the word of the Lord was made unto John, the son of Zachary, in the desert. And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of penance for the remission of sins, as it was written in the book of the sayings of Isaias the prophet: A voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord: make straight His paths: every valley shall be filled; and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways plain: and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
OFFERTORY ¤ Zacharias 9. 9
   Exsulta satis, filia Sion, praedica, filia Ierusalem: ecce rex tuus venit tibi sanctus, et Salvator.   Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold thy King will come to thee, the holy and Savior.
SECRET
   Sacrificiis praesentibus, quaesumus, Domine, placatus intende: ut et devotioni nostrae proficiant et saluti. Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.   O Lord, we beseech Thee, look down favorably upon these present Sacrifices: that they may profit us both unto devotion and salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
PREFACE
The Common Preface
   Vere dignum et iustum est, aequum et salutare, nos tibi semper, et ubique gratias agere: Domine sancte, Pater omnipotens, aeterne Deus: per Christum Dominum nostrum. Per quem maiestatem tuam laudant Angeli, adorant Dominationes, tremunt Potestates. Coeli, coelorumque Virtutes, ac beata Seraphim socia exsultatione concelebrant. Cum quibus et nostras voces, ut admitti iubeas, deprecamur, supplici confessione dicentes:   It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God, through Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, the Powers stand in awe. The heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with them, we entreat Thee, that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say in lowly praise:
COMMUNION ¤ Ps. 18. 6, 7
   Exsultavit ut gigas ad currendam viam: a summo coelo egressio eius, et occursus eius usque ad summum eius.   He hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way: His going out is from the end of heaven, and His circuit even to the end thereof.
POSTCOMMUNION
   Quaesumus, Domine, Deus noster: ut sacrosancta mysteria, quae pro reparationis nostrae munimine contulisti; et praesens nobis remedium esse facias, et futurum. Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.   We beseech Thee, O Lord, our God, that the most holy Mysteries, which Thou hast given us for a safeguard of our renewal, may become our remedy both now and for time to come. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Financial support for Seminarian


Dear Friends,

There is a young seminarian well known to me studying in a the Seminary of St. Philip Neri of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest in Gricigliano, Italy. As one might expect, he comes from a home-schooled family of eight children. He is well-respected by the seminary and is doing well in his courses. He is known to me personally as is his family. He is being supported by many people in his studies but it is not enough. He prays daily at Mass for all of his benefactors.

I am going to be right up front. 

Funds are needed to aid in the continuing of his formation for his tuition. The goal is to raise $10,000 in Canadian funds by Christmas. This will cover all of his needs this year and get him started on next year.

I can personally attest to this young man and his family.

If you are in Canada, you can make a donation to the Toronto Traditional Mass Society and a grant will be sent directly to support him at 100% of your donation for which you will receive a tax receipt for 2013. Outside of Canada, the receipt may apply.

You may also make the donation directly here through Canada Helps.

You may also donate by cheque with a note Seminarian JH and mail a contribution to:

Toronto Traditional Mass Society
3701 Lakeshore Boulevard West
STATION LONG BRANCH
P.O. Box 48577
Toronto, Ontario
M8W 4Y6 

For more information, please write to me at

unavocetoronto@rogers.com

God bless you.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Upcoming Solemn Masses October to December and AGM

Friends,

Now that we've gotten Our Lady of the Rosary behind us, we can concentrate on getting posters and promotion out for the following:


Christ the King - Sunday, October 27,  3:15PM Newman Centre

In addition to the usual Sunday Masses at St. Lawrence the Martyr, St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Family in Toronto and St. Patrick's in Schomberg, an additional Mass for the Feast of Christ the King in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite has been scheduled for 3:15 P.M. at the Newman Centre organised by the St. Patrick's Gregorian Choir. This is a beautiful chapel which one hopes could one day be properly reconfigured for the Mass. 

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society - UNA VOCE TORONTO is assisting with the following:

All Saints - Friday, November 1, 7:00PM - St. Lawrence the Martyr, Scarborough

All Souls - Saturday, November 2, 11:00 - St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, Pickering
                                                                                     St. Joseph Catholic Church,  Mississauga

Una Voce Toronto AGM, Saturday, November 30
St. Mary Immaculate Richmond Hill
Sung Holy Mass at 8:30 for the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle
Breakfast
AGM
Joseph DeCaria, The Organ and Beauty in the Liturgy
Organ Recital

Rorate Mass - Saturday, December 7, 6:00AM St. Joseph's Mississauga 
Father Paul Nicholson, Celebrant and Homilist

Immaculate Conception - Monday, December 9 - 7:00PM St. Joseph's Mississauga

Advent Ember Saturday - Saturday, December 21, To be confirmed

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Solemn Traditional Latin Mass for Our Lady of the Rosary and her victory at Lepanto

Please join the Knights of Columbus of Blessed John XXIII Council 4976 and their guests from the  Knights of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem; and the Toronto Traditional Mass Society-UNA VOCE TORONTO, as we gather to honour Our Lady and her victory at the Battle of Lepanto. The Mass will be held at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church at 161 Annette Street, just east of Keele Street in Toronto. A public recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 6:30 P.M and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) will be available with the Solemn Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite following at 7:00 P.M. We are pleased to announce that the homilist is Father Raymond J. de Souza.

A collection will be taken to support the ongoing restoration at St. Cecelia's and this will be specifically granted to the church hall. Cheques may be made out to St. Cecelia's Catholic Church Building Fund.

Battle of Lepanto

On October 7, 1571, a great victory over the mighty Turkish fleet was won by Catholic naval forces primarily from Spain, Venice, and Genoa under the command of Don Juan of Austria. It was the last battle at sea between "oared" ships, which featured the most powerful navy in the world, a Moslem force with between 12,000 to 15,000 Christian slaves as rowers. The patchwork team of Catholic ships was powered by the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Knowing that the Christian forces were at a distinct material disadvantage, the holy pontiff, St. Pope Pius V called for all of Europe to pray the Rosary for victory. We know today that the victory was decisive, prevented the Islamic invasion of Europe, and evidenced the Hand of God working through Our Lady. At the hour of victory, St. Pope Pius V, who was hundreds of miles away at the Vatican, is said to have gotten up from a meeting, went over to a window, and exclaimed with supernatural radiance: "The Christian fleet is victorious!" and shed tears of thanksgiving to God.
What you may not know is that one of three admirals commanding the Catholic forces at Lepanto was Andrea Doria. He carried a small copy of Mexico's Our Lady of Guadalupe into battle. This image is now enshrined in the Church of San Stefano in Aveto, Italy. Not many know that at the Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Spain, one can view a huge warship lantern that was captured from the Moslems in the Battle of Lepanto. In Rome, look up to the ceiling of S. Maria in Aracoeli and behold decorations in gold taken from the Turkish galleys. In the Doges' Palace in Venice, Italy, one can witness a giant Islamic flag that is now a trophy from a vanquished Turkish ship from the Victory. At Saint Mary Major Basilica in Rome, close to the tomb of the great St. Pope Pius V, one was once able to view yet another Islamic flag from the Battle, until 1965, when it was returned to Istanbul in an intended friendly token of concord.

The Rosary

At Lepanto, the Victory over the Moslems was won by the faithful praying the Rosary. Even though they had superior numbers, the Turks really were overmatched. Blessed Padre Pio, the Spiritual Father of the Blue Army, said: "The Rosary is the weapon," and how right he was!
The Battle of Lepanto was at first celebrated liturgically as "Our Lady of Victory." Later, the feast of October 7th was renamed "Our Lady of the Rosary" and extended throughout the Universal Church by Pope Clement XI in 1716 (who canonized Pope Pius V in 1712).
And with that we are back to Fatima, Portugal where Our Lady, when asked her name, said: "I am the Lady of the Rosary." At Fatima, Our Lady taught us to pray the Rosary every day. Heaven presented its peace plan at Fatima and truly gave us hope for the world. Conversions were promised at Fatima: the conversion of sinners; the conversion of Russia; and what also appears to be the conversion of Islam. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Taken from:
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September - October 2001, page 6
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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Why We Should Stop Saying "Radical Traditionalist" and "Rad Trad"

Because it is a direct slap-in-the-face to our beloved Benedict XVI!

Do you get it yet; aside from dividing the fabric of Christ, insulting your Catholic brothers and sisters?

Kevin M. Tierney nails it!

Pope Benedict XVI with Coat of Arms"A few weeks ago, Catholic Answers live did a show on “radical traditionalism” that drew the ire of traditionalists across the board, “radical” and otherwise.  The two senior apologists hosting the show took to the Catholic Answers blog to defend their show from the “Radical Traditionalists” and “mad-trad” point of view.  They have also promised that on August 12, they would devote another show to the issue, in the hopes of clarifying any misunderstandings.  If they really want to help with these misunderstandings, the first thing they must do is the thing they will be least inclined to do:  drop the moniker “radical traditionalist” and “radtrad” entirely.  At best the phrase is a relic of a time that is no longer relevant.  At worst, the term is creating animosity and perpetuating a growing sense of tribalism within Catholicism, especially in America."

( ... )

A final reason to drop the moniker is that we tell Pope Benedict XVI his efforts weren’t wasted.  He worked harder than anyone else in his life to reconcile the SSPX and other groups to full communion with the Church, removing every possible barrier, as long as doing so didn’t contradict defined Church teaching.   

Read it all here.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Windsor, Ontario; Episcopal erection of a Latin Mass Community

While planned for a while, it is now official that the Windsor Tridentine Mass Association has now been given the status of a "community" putting the community on a firmer foundation towards full parish status. For more information, please visit the Latin Mass London Ontario blogsite for the full report courtesy of Musings of a Pertinacious Papist.

May God bless Bishop Ronald Fabbro and congratulations to our friends in Windsor.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Traditional Latin Mass in London, Ontario - the anniversary of Summorum Pontificum



Sunday, July 7, 2013 is the sixth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, the motu proprio of our beloved Benedict XVI which declared once and for all, that the traditional Latin Mass was never abrogated and can be celebrated by any priest in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. How providential then that on this Sunday which in 2013 is the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost the Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite begins in London, Ontario.

After an absence of nearly a year from its small existence in London, the Mass returns with the combined community and resources previously at St. Patrick's Kinkora where the former Pastor, Father Paul Nicholson began celebrating the Usus Antiquior, four years ago. Exercising his most appreciated pastoral care of the people in the area of the City of London and its environs, Bishop Ronald Fabbro, CSB, of the Diocese of London has been instrumental and consistent in his desire to provide for the people who wish to worship God in this venerable Rite.

For July and August, the Mass will be in the chapel at John Paul II Catholic Secondary School at 1300 Oxford Street East in the City of London. Once reconstruction on the site is concluded at the end of the summer, the community will move to its permanent home at Regina Mundi College at 5250 Wellington Road South. Regina Mundi College was originally built as a minor seminary; it has as splendid chapel of noble simplicity seating 200 and a pipe organ which will be enthusiastically used along with the fine St. Edmund Campion Hymnal. The Mass will be at 2:00 P.M. and will continue to be a Missa Cantata and now has the potential of some Sundays being celebrated as  a Missa Solemnis. While one might cringe at the time of day, it is necessary because the Mass will be celebrated on a rotation by six, Diocese of London priests who will need to finish their pastoral work in their parishes. Two o'clock is a small price to pay for the embracing of this by the Bishop and these six priests and possibly more in the future. The use, through permitting of these school facilities eliminates any conflict with other Mass schedules and provides for other space for the after Mass luncheons and recreation.


Icon writer and Woodstock, Ontario resident Wojciech Strahl, has crafted a magnificent Icon of St. Michael the Archangel through the munificence or a resident of Kinkora. In tribute to the family's Irish heritage, the shamrock is woven through the scroll work in the frame. This icon will be erected weekly to invoke the Archangels' protection. A reredos is being constructed for the Altar which will have as its feature a magnificent painting our Our Lady receiving the news of the Annunciation of the Lord by the Archangel Gabriel. Hence, we are pleased to announce that Annunciation of Our Lord is the name by which the Latin Mass Community of London will be known.

The Toronto Traditional Mass Society-UNA VOCE TORONTO, is honoured to be working closely with our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of London on this most worthy and necessary endeavour; to bring the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite from its beginnings in Kinkora to the City of London, the Seat of the Diocese. We ask for the gracious blessings of God and the protection of Our Lady and St. Michael the Archangel on His Excellency, Bishop Ronald Fabbro, CSB for his pastoral love and care of those desiring the Usus Antiquior and for facilitating everything associated with the Usus Antiquior in London, Ontario. May God also richly bless and keep Father Paul Nicholson for his dedication and service at St. Patrick's Kinkora and for his work as Coordinator for the Latin Mass in London and for all that he has done for the souls in his care.

A Facebook Page for the Annunciation of Our Lord Latin Mass Community of London, Ontario can be found here and there is a blog which can be found at by visiting www.latinmasslondonontario.blogspot.com until a web page can be built. Those of you in the Diocese of London unfamiliar with the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, you are joyously welcomed to attend this Holy Mass. If you are in the Archdioceses of Toronto or Detroit or the Dioceses of Hamilton or St. Catharines, you are welcomed to come for a visit. If you are a Catholic who has drifted away from the Church, you will be welcomed home by a kind and joyful Catholic community. God bless you all.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New FSSP priest hails from Archdiocese of Toronto

What joy it must be for two of our Society's members, the parents of newly ordained, Father Juan Tomas of Markham, Ontario in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Father Tomawas ordained to the Holy Priesthood of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

On behalf of the Board and the Members of the Toronto Traditional Mass Society-UNA VOCE TORONTO, let us give thanks to the Lord of heaven and earth for this vocation and let us pray for this new priest. May the Lord protect him always and may Our Lady keep him always close.





From the New Liturgical Movement

SATURDAY, JULY 06, 2013

A First Mass and a "New" Salve Regina


This past Wednesday, Fr. Juan Tomás, a newly ordained priest of the Fraternity of St. Peter. celebrated his first solemn Mass in the Borghese Chapel of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. Palestrina's Mass Tu es Petrus was sung for the Ordinary; the final piece, however, was a setting of the Salve Regina written by the very first master of the Borghese Chapel, Ugolino, in the first decades of the 17th century. The piece has never been transcribed before, and so I believe this is the first recording of it ever made. Hopefully, the choir which sang the Mass, the Concerto Romano, conducted by maestro Alessandro Quarta, will do a professional recording of it at some in the future; this is the second time I have been present for a Mass sung by them, and do not hesitate to say that they are probably one of the best choirs in the world. At their website, you can hear several short recordings of some of their performances.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

MIssa Solemnis - Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at St. Joseph's Mississauga!


At the wonderful parish of St. Joseph located at 5440 Durie Street in Mississauga, where the Pastor, Father Marc-Andre Campbell and the Associate Pastor, Father Kim D'Souza are implementing a liturgical praxis in full keeping with the vision of Benedict XVI; a Missa Solemnis will be celebrated in honour of the Holy Trinity on this Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul. Without a doubt, under Ana Maria Nunes, the choir at St. Joseph's is the best and most liturgically formed in Mississauga. Twice, the Toronto Traditional Mass Society has provided active support to this parish on Holy Cross 2011 and Immaculate Conception 2012 and most recently in a consultative role on Corpus Christi last. It is more than marvelous to now see the parish take the lead on the Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter & Paul with a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.


If you are in the Toronto to Hamilton, Kitchener, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Brampton or Orangeville areas you are no more than a one-hour drive on a Saturday morning. Come to the Mass and fill the Church as we pray for our Holy Father Francis for whose intentions this Mass is being offered.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Solemn Nuptial Mass - St. Patrick's Kinkora

The glorious weather of Saturday, June 15, 2013 marked a rare liturgical event in the last half century in Canada; the Solemn Nuptial -  Missa pro sponso et sponsa. The Bride and Groom were respectively, Francoise deVries, Director and David Anthony Domet, President of the Toronto Traditional Mass Society-UNA VOCE TORONTO!

The magificent liturgy was held at the beautiful St. Patrick's Kinkora in the Diocese of London in Ontario where the Mass in the EF will be moving from to the City of London in July 2013. The Mass was celebrated by Father Paul Nicholson, Pastor and Priest for the Solemn Liturgy. Father Kim D'Souza, Associate Pastor at St. Joseph's Mississauga (Streetsville) was Deacon and Mr. Stephen Bruzzese, Seminarian from the Diocese of St. Catharine's Ontario was Subdeacon. Mr. Joseph DeCaria was Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Steven Eckert, MCII aided by five Clerks. The music was provided by Ensemble Sine Nomine of Kitchener under the direction of Mr. Stephen Strauss with Angela Straus, Organist

The music included St. Anthony's Chorale based on a Theme of Haydn's by Brahms during the liturgical procession. The congregation and choir then sang the Veni Creator Spiritus prior to the Nuptial Rite. Mass began with the Gregorian Introit and all the Gregorian Propers from the Liber Usualis. The Ordinary of the Mass -- Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus and Agnus Dei was the Mass for Five Voices by William Byrd. After the Offertory Antiphon was sung the sublime Ave Maria by Robert Parsons followed and Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus was sung after the Communion Antiphon and Psalm at Holy Communion. All sang the Salve Regina which was followed by the presentation of the Bride's bouquet at the Altar of Our Lady whilst the Ave Maria by the Rt. Rev. John Edward Ronan, founder of St. Michael's Choir School, Toronto was sung with choir and organ. The recessional was La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks by Handel.

A luncheon reception followed at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Mitchell, Ontario.

+ Deo gratias +











Photographic talent courtesy of Mr. George Opreff