Sunday, November 22, 2015

Solemn High Mass for All Souls 2015 at Philadelphia Cathedral Basilica

We were very pleased to have our Holy Father, Pope Francis, celebrate Holy Mass with our archbishop, bishops, priests, religious, and laypeople of our archdiocese this past September in our Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul during the World Meeting of Families.



On the evening of Monday, November 2nd, 2015, in that same mother church or our Archdiocese, we celebrated Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form, using the Missal of 1962 in accordance with Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, which encourages wider use of both forms of the Roman Rite.  

At this particular occasion, a Solemn High Requiem Mass and Absolution of the Dead at the Catafalque was celebrated to pray for the Holy Souls, our brothers and sisters who have died and gone on to their judgment before God after this earthly life.  This ancient and solemn liturgy also reminds us of our own mortality and need for a constant conversion, for we know neither the day nor the hour in which the Lord will call us.

We were pleased to welcome Father James Bartoloma, Chancellor of the Diocese of Camden, as our celebrant.  Father Harold McKale, Chaplain of the Traditional Latin Mass Community of Philadelphia and parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doylestown, and Father Sean Loomis, parochial vicar of St. Bede the Venerable in Holland, served as deacon and subdeacon, respectively.  The music of Tomas Luis de Victoria, Missa pro defunctis, was offered by our schola to accompany our prayers to heaven.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

2015 World Meeting of Families Traditional Latin Mass Schedule


Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be offered as follows during the World Meeting of Families in September 2015, within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:

Sunday, September 20th, 2015 -- 12:00 PM
Missa Cantata (Sung High Mass)
     at St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church
         21st Street & Snyder Avenue (2130 21st St.)
         Philadelphia, PA 19145

Monday, September 21st through 
Friday, September 25th, 2015-- 9:00 AM
Low Mass
     at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church
         915 Vine Street
         Philadelphia, PA 19107
         (Just half a mile from the Philadelphia 
         Convention Center.  Note that there will be no 
         on-site parking available at this time.)

Thursday, September 24th -- 7:00 PM
Missa Cantata (Sung High Mass) 
In Honor of Our Lady of Ransom
     at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church
         915 Vine Street
         Philadelphia, PA 19107


We invite you to join us for these special liturgies, as we pray especially for the World Meeting of Families and for our Holy Father.
 
Please continue to visit www.worldmeeting2015.org and www.latinmassphila.org for the latest information and schedules!



World Meeting of Families Prayer

God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, Your Son and our Savior,
You have made us
Your sons and daughters
in the family in the Church.

May Your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.

May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of Your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, pray for us!



Friday, February 6, 2015

Special Upcoming Area Masses - Winter/Spring 2015

The following is a schedule of special upcoming Traditional Latin Masses offered throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from February through May 2015:



Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:00 PM - Feast of St. Valentine
     Low Mass, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Philadelphia, PA
     (Confessions will be heard beginning at 11:30 AM in the lower church)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00 PM - Ash Wednesday
     High Mass, Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Philadelphia, PA
     (Confessions will be heard in the half hour preceding Mass)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:00 PM - Feast of St. Patrick
     Low Mass with hymns, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM - Feast of St. Joseph
     Solemn High Mass, St. Joseph R.C. Church, Collingdale, PA
   
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:00 PM - Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
     Solemn High Mass, St. Mary R.C. Church, Schwenksville, PA
   
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 PM - Octave Day of Easter
     Low Mass, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00 PM - Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord
     Solemn High Mass, Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, PA
     HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
 
Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:00 PM - Feast of St. John Baptist de la Salle
     Low Mass, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, June 12, 2015, 7:00 PM - Feast of the Sacred Heart
     High Mass, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church, Philadelphia, PA
 
Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:00 PM - Feast of the Assumption
     Solemn High Mass, Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia, PA


Parish Addresses/Contact Information:

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church
2535 E. Allegheny Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
215-739-2735
www.nativitybvmphila.org

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
500 Woodlawn Ave.
Collingdale, PA 19023
610-583-4530
www.saintjoseph-collingdale.com

St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
40 Spring Mount Rd.
Schwenksville, PA 19473
610-287-3406
www.churchofsaintmary.org

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
615 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-739-2735
www.holytrinitytlm.org

Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul
1723 Race St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-561-1313
www.cathedralphila.org









Monday, December 1, 2014

Solemn High Mass for Feast of Immaculate Conception 2015 at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul

On January 6th, 2015, the Feast of the Epiphany, at 7:00 PM, a Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul at the intersection of North 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

All are greatly encouraged to attend this very special and holy celebration.


Priest Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Harold B. McKale
    Parochial Vicar at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin
       Mary Parish (Philadelphia, PA)
    Chaplain of the Traditional Latin Mass
       Community of Philadelphia

Deacon: Rev. Fr. Gerald P. Carey
    Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
       Parish (Morton, PA)

Subdeacon: Rev. Fr. Richard K. McFadden
    Parochial Vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Parish 
       (Bensalem, PA)

Sermon: Rev. Fr. Dennis J. Carbonaro
    Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish 
       (Strafford, PA)



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Upcoming Special Traditional Latin Masses in Port Richmond Section of Philadelphia - Fall 2014

The following Masses in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at:

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church
2535 E. Allegheny Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
www.nativitybvmphila.org
215-739-2735
Rev. Dennis Fedak, Pastor


Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 12 Noon

Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Low Mass with hymns

Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant
(Note: Confessions will be heard in the Lower Church beginning at 11:30 AM, prior to Mass)


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7 PM

Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul 
Missa Cantata (High Sung Mass)

Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant
Rev. Michael Pawelko (of St. Joseph Parish in Ashton, PA), sermon
Palestrina: Missa Brevis


Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7 PM

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Low Mass with hymns

Rev. Harold B. McKale, celebrant

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