Sunday, July 28, 2019

Tridentine Community News - Extraordinary Faith Episode 21 – Pittsburgh Part 1 of 2 to Debut on EWTN on Saturday, August 3

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

Tridentine Community News by Alex Begin (July 28, 2019):
July 28, 2019 – Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Extraordinary Faith Episode 21 – Pittsburgh Part 1 of 2 to Debut on EWTN on Saturday, August 3

The rush of new episodes of Extraordinary Faith continues: Next Saturday, August 3, at 4:30 AM U.S. Eastern time, EWTN will debut Episode 21 – Pittsburgh Part 1 of 2. This episode was filmed at the Church Music Association’s Sacred Music Colloquium, held at Duquesne University.

General Manager of the Church Music Association of America Janet Gorbitz opens the episode with a history of the CMAA and an explanation of their annual Colloquia. She explains why these gatherings attract people of all levels of musical experience, from absolute beginner to seasoned pro.

When most people think of parishes devoted to the Traditional Mass, they think of communities led by the Fraternity of St. Peter and the Institute of Christ the King. Less well-known are parishes led by diocesan clergy. Fr. Robert Pasley, a priest of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, tells us the history of the church he pastors, Mater Ecclésiæ, the first and oldest parish in the United States led by diocesan priests which celebrates exclusively the Extraordinary Form. He also tells us about their annual Masses in the cathedrals of neighboring dioceses, including Philadelphia.

Just as the internet was gaining steam in the early 2000s, one particular choir director became known for hitting the road and training singers in Gregorian Chant. To this day, Scott Turkington remains an evangelist for choir members learning the Church’s timeless form of music. He tells us why it is so important for students at the Colloquium to strive to improve their home music programs as best as they are able.

Years ago, the only Traditional Mass in San Diego was held every Sunday in the chapel of a mausoleum. Today that community is led by priests of the Fraternity of St. Peter, has its own church, St. Anne, and offers a particularly ambitious music program. Former Choir Director Mary Ann Carr Wilson tells us how she inspired children to learn Gregorian Chant, particularly through their annual summer Chant Camps.

A rising star among parishes that embrace traditional liturgy and music is the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Music Director Maria Rist tells us about the various choirs she leads there and how their music offerings have developed over the years.

Tridentine Masses This Coming Week
  • Tue. 07/30 7:00 PM: High Requiem Mass at Holy Name of Mary, Windsor (Daily Mass for the Dead)
  • Fri. 08/02 7:00 PM: High Mass at Old St. Mary’s (St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor) – Choir will sing Missa O Quam Gloriósum by Tomás Luis de Victoria. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass. Reception follows/
  • Sat. 08/03 8:30 AM: Low Mass at Miles Christi (Saturday of Our Lady)
[Comments? Please e-mail Previous columns are available at This edition of Tridentine Community News, with minor editions, is from the St. Albertus (Detroit), Academy of the Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills), and St. Alphonsus and Holy Name of Mary Churches (Windsor) bulletin inserts for July 28, 2019. Hat tip to Alex Begin, author of the column.]

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