Wednesday, February 19, 2020

REPORT: Solemn Mass Sponsored by South Hills Council 3084

Cross Post from Woodlawn Council 2161.

On Friday, 14 February 2020, the Knights of Columbus South Hills Council 3084 sponsored a Traditional Latin Solemn High Mass for the Feast of St. Valentine at St. Valentine Church in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.  Members of Woodlawn Council 2161's Traditional Latin Mass Guild were in attendance.


Matthew Hoffman, Grand Knight of South Hills Council 3084, welcomed the faithful before Mass.  Canon William Avis of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, and Pastor of Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish in Pittsburgh, offered the Solemn Mass, assisted by Fr. Samuel Spiering as deacon, and Fr. Ryan Erlenbush as subdeacon.  Fr. Frederick Gruber heard confessions before & during Mass, and assisted with the distribution of Holy Communion.



There were between 150-200 people in attendance.  South Hills Council 3084 serves nine parishes located in the municipalities and townships of Pittsburgh's South Hills.


One of the primary organizers of this Mass, Salvatore Randazzo, is a member of South Hills Council 3084 and the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network.


South Hills Council is planning future Latin Masses at the other parishes they serve.


Monday, February 17, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Sacred Liturgy Conference June 9-12

Brother Knights:

Please see information on the annual Sacred Liturgy conference in Spokane Washington this June 9-12:

Registration is now open for the 8th annual Sacred Liturgy Conference to be held at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA on June 9-12, 2020. This year’s theme is “Incarnation in the Eucharist”. Highlighting the conference will be a keynote address and Pontifical Mass of Corpus Christi celebrated by Gerhard Cardinal Müller. 
 
The Sacred Liturgy Conference is the largest liturgical conference in North America with participants attending from all over the world. Our mission is to enrich our knowledge and understanding of the liturgy. The 2020 faculty will illuminate the Incarnation as inseparable from the Cross, Resurrection, and the Holy Eucharist. Four Gregorian Masses will be celebrated in the two forms of the Roman Rite and in the ancient Dominican Rite.   For more information including schedule, full list of speakers and to register please visit: 


Space is limited and an “Early Bird Special” rate is available through March 1, 2020.

For more information please see flyer:


Thursday, February 13, 2020

40 Masses and 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting for Your Intentions


Brother Knights,

As Lent approaches, we wanted to share with you a wonderful opportunity for almsgiving that will benefit your friends and family. Our friends, the Carmelites Hermits of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Fairfield, PA, who offer the traditional liturgy exclusively (Carmelite Rite), are offering 40 days of Traditional Masses and 40 days of prayers and sacrifices during Lent for the following intentions:

  • Spiritual renewal in the Church
  • Sanctification of souls
  • Healing of families and individuals
  • Reversion of fallen-away Catholics
  • Conversion of sinners who are far from God

Knowing that many have family members away from the Sacraments and the Church or difficult situations in their lives, the Carmelites wanted to extend to the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network the opportunity to enroll their families, friends, clergy, or anyone in need of the graces from these many Masses and spiritual sacrifices.

Lastly we should also mention, the Hermits superior, Fr. Thomas Mary of Jesus is also a Brother Knight.


To learn more visit this video: 

 
 

Vivat Iesus

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: St. Valentine's Day Latin Mass - Bethel Park, PA

Just a reminder about the St. Valentine's Day Latin Mass this Friday February 14 near Pittsburgh:

Promoting the Latin Mass at Your Parish update – St. Valentine's Day Latin Mass


Last year, our Network unveiled a program to help councils organize a Latin Mass at their parish. We help facilitate finding a priest, and provide guidance on obtaining the necessary items & logistics, etc. 
As the new year begins, we are pleased to report the first fruits of this project.



For the Feast of St. Valentine, February 14, Members of South Hills Council 3084 in Bethel Park, PA are helping to organize a Traditional Latin Mass for their parish’s patronal feast day. If you live in the Pittsburgh region, please consider making an effort to attend. Our thanks to Brother Salvadore Randazzo who took the lead on this project.  If your council’s parish lacks a Latin Mass but you would like to have a Latin Mass offered at your parish, please let us know.



What: St. Valentine’s Day Mass

Where: St. Valentine Catholic Church
            2710 Ohio Street
            Bethel Park, PA 15102

When: Friday February 14, 2020 @ 7:00pm


Relics of St. Valentine (Whitefriar Church, Dublin, Ireland)

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Philadelphia: Knights attend traditional Sarum Rite vespers

Members of Mater Ecclesiae Council 12833 from Mater Ecclesiae Latin Mass Mission in Berlin, NJ traveled to Philadelphia to attend solemn Sarum Rite Vespers held at St. Patrick's Church in Philadelphia, PA on February 1. The event was well attended, over 700 attendees, many from Mater Ecclesiæ including their Rector, Fr. Pasley as the Assistant Priest in the liturgy. 


The Sarum Rite is an ancient English Rite (Mass and Divine Office) used in the 12th century. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Denver Event: Leftist Indoctrination in U.S. Schools

Event alert: 


For those living in and near Denver, Colorado, Kurt Schuler, a member of our network, and former Grand Knight of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council (FSSP) 13025 in Littleton, Colorado will be giving a special presentation to the Center for Natural Law Seminar entitled:

Leftist Indoctrination in U.S. Schools

Sunday February 9, 3:00 - 6:00 pmSt. Louis Parish - Cline Hall Cafeteria
3310 S. Sherman Street, Englewood, CO

Admission - no charge. Please RSVP to Greg LaPoint at 303-638-1517 or greg(at)centerfornaturallaw.org

As Knights and Catholic men dedicated to supporting and defending the family, certainly a timely subject.

Note: Brother Schuler will be speaking as an individual.



Monday, February 3, 2020

A Special Request for all Traditional Knights and Latin Mass supporters...

February 3 - Feast of St. Blaise

Brothers,

We are all concerned about the crisis in the Church and restoring the sacred liturgy is a critical part of that renewal (next to prayer and sanctity).

At this time of crisis, can you give us a few moments of your time to read an important message from one of members to learn on how you and your council can be part of that solution? 

Can you also bring this up at your February council meeting and share with Brother Knights? 

- Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network

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I’m a member of Fr. William O'Connor Council 3730 at Holy Family FSSP parish in Dayton and I have a special request.  

As members of the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network, we have all come together out of a zeal for the traditional Latin liturgy, recognizing within it the most fitting way to merit the grace of sanctity and in so doing to save our souls. This zeal has for a great many of us been born out of a unique encounter with divine grace experienced through the mystical beauty of the ceremonies and rituals of our sacred liturgy, the Church's public divine worship. As traditional Catholics, we recognize that right worship is not so much a fruit of an already-vibrant faith, but rather that this relationship largely flows in the opposite direction - that right worship begets right belief. Our forefathers in the faith up and down the centuries attest to this reality in the enduring maxim: Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi. That is: As we worship, so we believe.

As more and more Catholics, especially worthy brother Knights, come to the realization that good catechesis can flow only from the wellspring of right worship, and outside of that wellspring it will inevitably dry up, many of us have pondered the best ways to demonstrate to our fellow Catholics the eminent importance of the Latin Mass in the life of the Church and the life of each soul.

I think we’ve found a great way to meet this critical need and I’d like to share it with you.
Sacred Stories, a traditional Catholic video production company here in Dayton, OH (the producer, Cameron O’Hearn attends the local FSSP parish with me), is producing a documentary on the liturgy that will show how the revolutionary changes in the liturgy are the primary cause of the Church crisis today; and how Sacred Liturgy including the Traditional Latin Mass is the solution.  

The goal is to reach Ordinary Form attendees and win their hearts for sacred liturgy and the Traditional Latin Mass.  

Although not exclusively about the Traditional Latin Mass, the 6-part series will feature: 

  • Dozens of interviews with high-profile traditional Catholics - among them Fr. Chad Ripperger, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, and Dr. Taylor Marshall
  • Inspiring stories of Catholics discovering the beauty of the faith through a more traditional liturgy, especially the Traditional Latin Mass
  • Investigations to show the how themes like Latin, Silence, Tradition, and reverence for the Eucharist affect what Catholics believe 
  • Theatre-quality production, original score, and a dedicated distribution strategy to reach millions of Catholics 
Here’s the challenge: 

As the project is in its kickoff stages, the production team is seeking $23,000 by February 29 to launch a fundraising campaign for the full $200,000 needed to produce the documentary.

This will enable them to produce a kickstarter film, full website, and marketing campaign.

I’m sharing this with you because of the documentary’s incredible potential to accomplish great good in the life of the Church.

How can you and your council help?

Could you bring this proposal to your individual councils at your February 2020 council meeting and consider, as a council, making a $500 donation to the kickstarter campaign? If just 50 councils chip in, we could easily reach that goal.

Together, we Traditional Knights can be the dominant force in bringing this project to fruition! It would serve as a great way to honor the Mass of Ven. Fr. McGivney and Christopher Columbus.

Can we count on your council’s help?

As the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network, we have a tremendous opportunity here to bring great good to the life of the Church by focusing with renewed zeal on the foundational importance of right worship in Her mission to save souls. Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi!

For more information and learn how to financially support this project, please visit the documentary website: TheLiturgyFilm.com or contact Cameron O’Hearn at: cameron@sacred-stories.com 

Vivat Jesus,

Jim Warner
Deputy Grand Knight
Fr. William O'Connor Council #3730
Holy Family (FSSP) Parishioner, Dayton, OH