Sunday, March 02, 2014

Extraordinary Community News

"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"

Tridentine Community News (March 2, 2014):
Regína Magazine

It’s always refreshing to learn of a new publication serving the Latin Mass world. Quietly building a reputation over the past two years is Regína Magazine, a color periodical published six times per year.

Regína advocates Catholic traditions of all sorts, with a clear emphasis on the Tridentine Mass. Articles cover a broad spectrum of topics from vocations, to saints’ biographies, to pilgrimages and travel, to Catholic dating.

Regína has a professional appearance, with first-class page layout and graphic design. The publication embraces beauty; the photography draws the reader in. It would be an eye-catcher if it were published as a glossy magazine, but it isn’t. You can only read it on their web site,, where you can also subscribe – for free – to be notified of new issues via e-mail.

Votive Masses

On Feasts or Ferias of the Fourth Class, the celebrant has the choice of saying one of the following Masses:
  1. The Mass of the specified (Fourth Class) Saint
  2. The Ferial Mass, which is the Mass of the preceding Sunday
  3. The Daily Mass for the Dead (the memorial Requiem Mass)
  4. The Mass of any Saint or of certain titled Feasts, even though they are normally assigned another date in the Calendar. Examples of Votive Masses for titled Feasts include Holy Name, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Immaculate Conception. It is not permissible to have a Votive Mass of the Nativity, of Easter, or of Pentecost, as those Feasts are highly tied to the Liturgical Year.
  5. One of the Votive Masses, the list of which is below:
    - Votive Mass of Jesus Christ the High Priest (traditionally on First Thursdays)
    - Votive Mass of the Most Holy Trinity (traditionally on Mondays)
    - Votive Mass of the Holy Angels (traditionally on Tuesdays)
    - Votive Mass of St. Joseph (traditionally on Wednesdays)
    - Votive Mass of Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles (traditionally on Wednesdays)
    - Votive Mass of All Holy Apostles (traditionally on Wednesdays)
    - Votive Mass of the Holy Ghost (traditionally on Thursdays)
    - Votive Mass for Obtaining the Grace of the Holy Ghost
    - Votive Mass of the Most Blessed Sacrament (traditionally on Thursdays)
    - Votive Mass of the Holy Cross (traditionally on Fridays)
    - Votive Mass of the Passion of Our Lord (traditionally on Fridays)
    - Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (traditionally on First Fridays)
    - Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary (traditionally on Saturdays)
    - Votive Mass for the Election of a Pope (when appropriate)
    - Votive Mass on the Anniversary of Election or Coronation of a Pope
    - Votive Mass on the Anniversary of Consecration of a Bishop
    - Votive Mass for the 25th or 50th Anniversary of Marriage
    - Votive Masses (multiple forms) for the Grant and Preservation of Ecclesiastical and Religious Vocations
    - Votive Mass for the Sick
    - Votive Mass for the Propagation of the Faith
    - Votive Mass for the Defense of the Church
    - Votive Mass for the Unity of the Church
    - Votive Mass in Time of War
    - Votive Mass for Peace
    - Votive Mass in Time of Pestilence
    - Votive Mass of Thanksgiving
    - Votive Mass for the Forgiveness of Sins
    - Votive Mass for Pilgrims and Travelers
    - Votive Mass for Any Necessity
    - Votive Mass for the Grace of a Happy Death
Indulgenced Prayer for the Pope

A reader suggested that we pray for our Holy Father during these important days of reform of the Vatican Curia. One of the best ways to do so is to offer the prayer the Church has designated for this purpose, the Prayer for the Pope, which has been enriched with a Partial Indulgence:
℣. Orémus pro Pontífice nostro Francísco.
. Dóminus consérvet eum, et vivíficet eum, et beátum fáciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in ánimam inimicórum ejus.

℣. Let us pray for our Sovereign Pontiff Francis.
℟. The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.
Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Mon. 03/03 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Joseph (Feria)
  • Tue. 03/04 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Benedict/Assumption-Windsor (St. Casimir, Confessor)
  • Wed. 03/05 7:00 PM: High Mass at St. Joseph (Ash Wednesday)
  • Fri. 03/07 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Joseph (Friday After Ash Wednesday) – First Friday
[Comments? Please e-mail Previous columns are available at This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Albertus (Detroit) and Assumption (Windsor) bulletin inserts for March 2, 2014. Hat tip to A.B., author of the column.]