Christus Resurréxit! Resurréxit Vere! Tomorrow Friday May 6, is not only first Friday, but it is the annual St. Dominic Savio Mass for altar servers at 6pm at St. Ann parish. This year the Mass will be a Traditional Latin Mass (High) and all are invited. This will be in addition to the 7am Mass already offered. Here is the first Friday schedule for tomorrow:
First Friday May 6
- 7am – St. Ann (Low)
- 12:30pm – St. Mark (Low)
- 6pm – St. Ann (High)
First Saturday May 7: Looking ahead to first Saturday May 7, St. Thomas Aquinas parish will offer its regular 10am Latin Mass followed by blessing of religious objects in the traditional Latin blessing. We encourage everyone to try and make the first Saturday devotions as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.
Lastly, today May 5, is the feast of St. Pius V, the great Pope who organized the campaign to fight the Ottoman Turks in the famous naval battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571. However, this holy pope was also known for something more important – the preservation of the Latin Mass as declared from his papal bull, Quo Primum. Sadly, many in the Church over the last 50 years have not taken this bull seriously and instead, in an act of barbaric legalism weaved with pseudo-obedience, decide to follow the current winds of the age and cancel or curtail the Mass of All Ages, related sacraments, and traditions, customs, and culture. We close with an except from this great document:
We specifically command each and every patriarch, administrator, and all other persons or whatever ecclesiastical dignity they may be, be they even cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, or possessed of any other rank or pre-eminence, and We order them in virtue of holy obedience to chant or to read the Mass according to the rite and manner and norm herewith laid down by Us and, hereafter, to discontinue and completely discard all other rubrics and rites of other missals, however ancient, which they have customarily followed; and they must not in celebrating Mass presume to introduce any ceremonies or recite any prayers other than those contained in this Missal.
Furthermore, by these presents [this law], in virtue of Our Apostolic authority, We grant and concede in perpetuity that, for the chanting or reading of the Mass in any church whatsoever, this Missal is hereafter to be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment, or censure, and may freely and lawfully be used. Nor are superiors, administrators, canons, chaplains, and other secular priests, or religious, of whatever title designated, obliged to celebrate the Mass otherwise than as enjoined by Us. We likewise declare and ordain that no one whosoever is forced or coerced to alter this Missal, and that this present document cannot be revoked or modified, but remain always valid and retain its full force notwithstanding the previous constitutions and decrees of the Holy See, as well as any general or special constitutions or edicts of provincial or synodal councils, and notwithstanding the practice and custom of the aforesaid churches, established by long and immemorial prescription – except, however, if more than two hundred years’ standing.
Quo Primum, Pope St. Pius V, July 14, 1570: https://www.papalencyclicals.net/pius05/p5quopri.htm
St. Pius V, pray for us!