Friday, August 30, 2013

MONTHLY EXTRAORDINARY FORM HIGH MASS RETURNS TO SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH, MACON, ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST!


After a summer hiatus, although our 12:10 Ordinary Form Mass, which has the Liturgy of the Eucharist ad orientem, featured more Latin and the sung Latin propers during the summer, our monthly Extraordinary Form Mass returns this Sunday, September 1st at 2:00 PM. I will be the celebrant and after the Mass, will depart for Augusta and then later in the week for Rome for my three month sabbatical at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City and their Institute for Continuing Theological Education. PRESS HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND TO SEE WHERE I WILL BE LIVING FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS!

Father Dawid Kwiatkowski will celebrate the other High Masses while I am away and our new parochial vicar from Ghana wants to learn this form of the Mass, Fr. Godfred Boachie-Yiadom!

This Sunday in the Extraordinary Form is the 15th Sunday After Pentecost. PLEASE NOTE HOW MUCH SCRIPTURE IS IN THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS WHEN THE ACTUAL MASS IS SUNG, INCLUDING THE ACTUAL HYMNS, NOT SOMETHING THAT YOUR MUSIC DIRECTOR CHOSE FOR YOU IN SOME IDEOLOGICAL FASHION TO MAKE A STATEMENT AS IN THE ORDINARY FORM:

INTROIT: Psalm 85: 1-3

Incline Thine ear, O Lord, to me and hear
me: save Thy servant, O my God, that
trusteth in Thee: have mercy on me, O
Lord, for I have cried to Thee all day.
Ps.
Give joy to the soul of Thy servant; for to
Thee, O Lord, I have lifted up my soul. V.
Glory be to the Father.


COLLECT:

Let Thy continual pity cleanse and defend
Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord;
and because it cannot continue in safety
without Thee, govern it evermore by Thy
help. Through our Lord.


EPISTLE: GALATIANS 5:25-26, 6:1-10

Walk in the Spirit. Let us not be made de-
sirous of vainglory, provoking one an-
other, envying one another. Brethren, and
if a man be overtaken in any fault, you,
who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the
spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest
thou also be tempted. Bear ye one an-
other’s burdens, and so you shall fulfil the
law of Christ. For if any man think himself
to be something, whereas he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself. But let everyone prove
his own work, and so he shall have glory in
himself only, and not in another. For every
one shall bear his own burden. And let
him that is instructed in the word, com-
municate to him that instructeth him, in all
good things. Be not deceived: God is not
hose also shall he reap. For he that
soweth in his flesh, of the flesh also shall
reap corruption: but he that soweth in the
spirit, of the spirit shall reap life everlast-
ing. And in doing good, let us not fail; for
in due time we shall reap, not failing.
Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work
good to all men, but especially to those
who are of the household of the faith.

GRADUAL, PSALM 91:2-3

It is good to give praise to the Lord; and
to sing to Thy name, O Most High. V. To
show forth Thy mercy in the morning, and
Thy truth in the night.

Alleluia, alleluia. V. For the Lord is a great
God, and a great King over all the earth.
Alleluia.


GOSPEL: LUKE 7:11-16

At that time Jesus went into the city of
Naim; and there went with Him His disci-
ples, and a great multitude. And when He
came nigh to the city, behold a dead man
was carried out, the only son of his mo-
ther, and she was a widow, and a great
multitude of the city were with her. And
when the Lord saw her, He had compas-
sion on her, and said to her: Weep not.
And He came near and touched the bier.
And they that carried it stood still. And He
said: Young man, I say to thee, Arise: and
he that was dead sat up, and began to
speak. And He delivered him to his
mother. And there came a fear on them
all: and they glorified God, saying: A great
prophet is risen up amongst us, and God
hath visited His people.


OFFERTORY ANTIPHON: PSALM 39, 2-4

With expectation I have waited for the
Lord, and He had regard to me; and he
heard my prayer, and He put a new canti-
cle into my mouth, a song to our God.


SECRET:

May Thy Sacraments, O Lord, be our safe-
guard, and ever defend us against the at-
tacks of the evil one. Through our Lord.


PREFACE OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY:

It is truly meet and just, right and for our
salvation, that we should at all times, and
in all places, give thanks to Thee, holy
Lord, Father almighty, eternal God: Who,
together with Thine only-begotten Son
and the Holy Ghost, art one God, one
Lord: not in the Oneness of a single Per-
son, but in the Trinity of one substance.
For what by Thy revelation we believe of
Thy glory, the same do we believe of Thy
Son, the same of the Holy Ghost, without
difference or separation; so that in con-
fessing the true and eternal Godhead, in It
we should adore distinction in persons,
unity in Essence, and equality in Majesty:
in praise of which Angels and Archangels,
Cherubim also and Seraphim day and night
exclaim, without end and with one voice
saying:


COMMUNION ANTIPHON: JOHN 6:52

The bread that I will give is My flesh for
the life of the world.


POST COMMUNION PRAYER:

In soul and in body, O Lord, may we be
ruled by the operation of this heavenly gift;
that the graces flowing there from, and not
the impulses of nature, may inspire all our
actions. Through our Lord.

13 comments:

Gene said...

The first thing I realized years ago when I first started attending Mass was how Holy Scripture was such an integral part of the Mass and how, in a Catholic service, you hear and say far more Scripture than in any protestant service. A favorite prot complaint used to be, "Well, Catholics are not Bible oriented." Clearly, they had never attended Mass. If I hear that now, I ask them, "Have you ever actually attended a Catholic Mass?"
"Well, er, no...but that is what I hear."

rcg said...

Yes, there is quite a bit of scripture in the EF. Our priest almost always uses his homily to explain its significance per the theme of the Mass. Although ti is the same every week, I am always thrilled by the :sat Gospel Reading. The entire Mass is a nearly theatrical build up to that reading as if a dramatic revelation or final climax. I am always a little dazzled.

rcg said...

And forgot to ask: I suppose this means Fr Dawid flying this thing solo after September?

FrJBS said...

The EF rite of Mass itself is more obviously derived from the ancient Temple/synagogues rituals than is the OF, thereby bringing the Holy Bible alive in the Holy Mass.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Of course, though, the Ordinary Form has biblical propers also, although the Roman Gradual hasn't been completely translated into English yet. The unfortunate thing, which could be remedied overnight by the Pope, is that the propers can be substituted by some other chant or hymn which is the 4th choice in the GIRM. This was and is a very unfortunate thing. But if an Ordinary Form Mass is chanted with all its propers, there is actually more Scripture than the Extraordinary Form.

Anonymous 5 said...

rcg: I'm hoping that Fr. Godfred, recently arrived, will be seduced by the Dark Side. If he can be turned, he will be a powerful ally. I've caught him in the sanctuary during a Low Mass apparently studying up on it, and I've encouraged him to give it a try.

rcg said...

Send back our when you are done with him. That would be wonderful.

John Nolan said...

"If an Ordinary Form Mass is chanted with all its Propers, there is actually more Scripture than the Extraordinary Form" How do you work that one out? In the OF you gain one extra reading. However, you lose:
1. The whole of Ps 42 (Judica me) and its antiphon.
2. Ps 140 (Dirigatur Domine) at the incensation.
3. Ps 25 6-12 (Lavabo)
4. Ps 115 3&4 (Quid retribuam) and Ps 17 4 (Laudans invocabo), said by the priest immediately before receiving the Host.
5. John 1 (1-14), the Last Gospel.

Not to mention scriptural references such as to the holy of holies in the Aufer a nobis and to Isias in the Munda cor meum.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Of course you are correct, John.

FrJBS said...

I suggest it's only when a parish offers a weekly Sung Mass in the Old Form that a stable group assisting at it begins to form and bear disproportionately abundant fruit for the parish, not to mention priestly and religious vocations.

FrJBS said...

The OF has too many readings. A preacher can't possible cover them all sufficiently and in a way the congregation can remember through the week.

Carol H. said...

I was struck by the Collect; I'm adding it to my morning prayers.

John Nolan said...

Some good news from this side of the pond. The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, who have a parish in Stoke-on-Trent and a convent of enclosed sisters at Lanherne in Cornwall, have resumed offering Mass in the Old Rite.

Secondly, the new bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, has ordered that the EF Mass be celebrated EVERY SUNDAY in his cathedral. Portsmouth was a stronghold of liberalism, and +Philip became a liberal hate-figure when he took an axe to the bloated, expensive and lay-led curia he inherited from his predecessor.