Una Voce Brooklyn - Saint Edmund Campion Chapter

Una Voce Brooklyn is a member of Una Voce America, part of Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce (FIUV), an organization of loyal Catholics founded in Europe in 1964 to promote the traditional Roman Rite (Latin) Mass. The Una Voce Brooklyn chapter was founded in December, 2000. In keeping with the spirit of Una Voce worldwide, Una Voce Brooklyn’s goals are to support the traditional Mass in Brooklyn and promote it to those who might be unaware of its presence in the Brooklyn community.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Una Voce America Conference: Providence, R.I. November 18-20


Una Voce America would like to invite you to a special weekend conference this November (Nov. 18-20) in Providence, Rhode Island: TRADITION IN THE 21st CENTURY: THE MISSION OF UNA VOCE IN THE PAPACY OF BENEDICT XVI.

The guest of honor for this weekend will be BISHOP FERNANDO RIFAN of Campos, Brazil, and the list of speakers includes Father JOSEPH WILSON (contributor to Cruxnews.com); Father THOMAS KOCIK (Fall River, MA Diocese and well-known Catholic writer); and Fra FREDRIK CRICHTON-STUART (Vice-president FIUV). The conference will start Friday, Nov. 18 with workshops and presentations for UVA chapter leaders; Saturday, Nov. 19th is open to all and will include a line-up of lectures and lunch, followed by a dinner and presentation by Bishop Rifan; Sunday, Nov. 20th concludes the weekend with a pontifical High Mass and Communion breakfast with speaker. In addition to the roster of speakers, the conference weekend will include pontifical vespers, Holy Hour, confessions, and a pontifical High Mass offered by Bp. Rifan. Accomodations will be available at a conference rate at the Providence Marriott.


Sunday, September 18, 2005

Christifidelis Retreats

Retreats for Laymen:
Women's Retreat Nov 4-5-6 2005
Men's Retreat March 10-11-12 2006
Carmel Retreat House,
1017 Ramapo Valley Rd (Rt. 202)
Mahwah, NJ

Each retreat is three days in length and conducted in the Ignatian style.(Latin Mass, Conferences, Benediction, Rosary, Stations of the Cross,Confession.)All retreats begin on Friday, at 8:00 p.m., and conclude on Sunday, at 1:00p.m.The retreats are conducted by Fr. John A. Perricone.

Retreat Fee: $250.* * *A limited number of private rooms are available for an additional $25. Any other special needs should be made known when making a reservation. Room Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of full payment
*No refunds for any cancellations made less than two weeks prior to theretreat.*
No reservation will be accepted after the Wednesday before the retreat. Full Payment may be made only by check. (No credit card.)

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**Special food requests, e.g., vegetarian, low-carb, etc., should be stated when making your reservation.

Mail to:
ChristiFideles Retreat
c/o St. Anthony of Padua Church
1360 Pleasant Valley Way,
West Orange, NJ 07052

Friday, September 16, 2005

New Traditional Latin Mass in Queens

I wanted to give a little report about the Queens Mass, which seemed to go really well.

The chapel is very lovely, although some of the stone facing has been removed to expose the brickwork... it looks like there is some water damage or something. But Latin Mass-wise it couldn't be nicer, I think, as the new altar either isn't there or is removable, and the Communion rail is still present. The artwork of the altar is very beautiful, as you can see in the pictures I've attached. And the stained glass windows are pretty. It fits about 150 people, I'd say.

I was mostly in the back due the machinations of my daughter and was able to count about 85 people in the pews, so with the servers and singers, etc. I would say 90 people were there. I spoke with Dorothy McMahon who said there were 75 people at the Brooklyn Mass later on, which is the
usual number, so I'm wondering if St. Agnes was greatly affected? If not, then hopefully all three Masses can co-exist and edify our lovely city. And grow!

Father Massa did a great job and gave a very heart-felt sermon. Jim Krug was the Master of Ceremonies, and there are some young lads there who can learn to serve. An especial thanks should go out to Valeria K. and Joyce L. for coming and singing so beautifully for the Mass. And then there are so many thank yous for the people who donated items for the Mass - Patty J. gave 100 red missals, David Lane donated white vestments, Kari R. brought green vestments and altar cards from an organization in Ohio that is dedicated to preserving tradition (I will pass on more info on that org later), Una Voce Bronx offered missals and altar cards, Chuck Lowry, Peter Cardillo and Dorothy M. helped organize everything, and so many others offered money or ideas... this has truly been a group effort. Especial thanks to Msgr. Vaccari who so tirelessly worked on this whole project, a very lovely person, and to Bp. DiMarzio who permitted it all and who a year ago said to us "Whatever you want, I will try and provide for you."

But I think the biggest Deo Gratias needs to go to Fr. Massa who appeared from nowhere like a white knight, not even knowing the Mass, who took on not only learning it but being pastor to the community. Thank you so much for being the means by which this could all come about, Father! And thanks be to God!