3rd Sunday of Lent

Laudetur Iesus Christus! Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and as custom, Dr. Mike Foley has a commentary on the Collect for the Mass: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/03/the-taciturn-collect-for-third-sunday.html

Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas – today at 11:30am

St. Thomas Aquinas parish will be celebrating its patronal feast day at the 11:30am Sunday Latin Mass (in the Traditional calendar St. Thomas Aquinas’ feast day is March 7). Please join the parish for a sublime liturgical celebration. After Mass, the parish is having an outdoor reception after the Latin Mass.

To learn more about the Angelic Doctor please see Dom Prosper Gueranger’s entry in his book, The Liturgical Year: https://sensusfidelium.us/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/march/march-7-st-thomas-of-aquinas-doctor-of-the-church/

Upcoming Feasts/Masses

  • Friday March 12, feast of St. Gregory the Great: 7am (St. Ann); 12:30pm (St. Mark) – both Low Masses
  • Wednesday March 17, feast of St. Patrick: 6pm (St. Ann) – Low Mass
  • Friday March 19, Solemnity/feast of St. Joseph: 7am (St. Ann) (Low), 12:30pm (St. Mark) High Mass. On occasion of this great solemnity, Lenten penances are relaxed – one can also eat meat on this Friday.
  • Saturday March 27, 4th Saturday Respect Latin Mass, 8am (followed by vigil at Planned Parenthood)

Easter Triduum 2021: To be announced shortly.

Latin Mass & Traditional News

  • Pray for the canonization of Ignatius Cardinal Kung – March 12: During the Cold War, there were two high ranking prelates imprisoned by communists around the world for practicing their Catholic faith. In the west, it was Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty of Hungary (later escaped to the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, and then was later exiled to Austria until his death in 1975). In the east, it was Cardinal Ignatius Kung, the archbishop of Shanghai who stood strong for papal authority, and for it spent the better part of 30 years in prison (1955-1985).In 1979, Pope John Paul II secretly named him a cardinal “in pectore” (e.g. close to the heart). After his release, Cardinal Kung was eventually immigrated to the U.S., where he lived in Connecticut until his death in March 12, 2000. We know from the Cardinal Kung Foundation that Cardinal Kung frequently offered the Traditional Mass during his last years in the U.S. On this day let us remember to pray for his canonization. To learn more about Cardinal Kung, and to support the underground Church in China with your Lenten almsgiving (including having Masses offered in China), please visit: http://www.cardinalkungfoundation.org/
  • The Patriarch Joseph in The Liturgy: This past Friday, the Epistle reading at Mass on Friday was about the ancient patriarch Joseph, who was sold into slavery into Egypt. How appropriate the reading falls in March which is the month of the new Joseph, the spouse of the Blessed Mother. The New Liturgical Movement picks up this topic on the similarities between Joseph the Patriarch and St. Joseph here: newliturgicalmovement.org/2021/03/the-patriarch-joseph-in-liturgy-of-lent.html
  • Traditional Books by TAN: The local Catholic publisher, TAN Books has a great selection of traditional books. As we enter into the month of St. Joseph and the full month of Lent, we pass along a few of these selections:

All the above books either reference approved visions, or sourced from Sacred Tradition, and can help to “fill in the blanks” on the life of Christ that scripture may omit or be silent on.