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“It’s Sad, Really”

24 Nov

The above is a comment made by Christopher Ferrara Esq on “The Remnant Forum” on You Tube, in regards to Michael Voris becoming Estranged from The Traditionalist Allies, who helped shape Michael’s Sensus Catholicus. I am using this comment to decry the Rather Massive Drop in crowds at St. Agnes on E43rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, from 2013 to 2015. It is from this Parish where I resumed a major return of My Sensus Catholicus in January, 2007, by going to a Tridentine Latin Mass(TLM), on a Sunday After Epiphany.
It was around The Advent Season, in fact the 1st Sunday of Advent(December 1st, 2013), when the Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass was “Wall To Wall” with Young People in a packed house.
And NOW? Where Did They All Go?
I recall the “Unofficial Master Of Ceremonies”, Mr David Lane of Woodside, Queens, passing Circulars after Mass. I asked as to why there is such a huge crowd, to which he remarked “The Latin Mass Is The Youth Movement of The Catholic Church.”
Fast Forward to 2015 & the Crowds were going much lower, though a young Dallas, Texas convert named Anne was there with a friend. A number of Pews were empty. I saw Anne at a TLM in 2014, as the crowds began dying down.
I may have gotten an inkling one Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at my 1st Ever Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in the East Village on E7th Street, across from Mc Sorley’s Ale House. A Latino Male told me that he goes to Holy Innocents in Midtown Manhattan & they have The TLM there 7 Days a Week. I did a double with the TLM at St. John’s Cemetery Chapel in Middle Village, Queens & then the Divine Liturgy Of St John Chrysostom. A certain # of Tridentine Latin Mass Catholics have often known about St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Certain of the Holy Innocents Crew also utilize the Russian Greek Catholic Parish of St. Michael’s on Mulberry Street in the Former Chancery of The RC Archdiocese of New York, on the Grounds of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish in Little Italy.

Today, much of the TLM Crowd at Holy Innocents is made up of former regulars at St. Agnes. Some felt uncomfortable at St. Agnes. I often see the St. Agnes Regulars at Holy Innocents during the week & a number of the Young People there. Potential Converts often come to the Sunday TLM at Holy Innocents.
The TLM came into St. Agnes in January, 1989. For awhile it was the ONLY TLM in NYC. Holy Innocents went with the TLM in 2009. It saved the Parish from Utter Oblivion. And it became The Centre of The TLM Movement, especially receiving huge Media Coverage because it was threatened with being merged or shut down.
There was Summorum Pontificum by Pope Benedict XVI on 07/07/07, which freed up the Offering of The TLM, by any Roman Rite Catholic Priest. In NYC the Mass grew. And in 2009, Holy Innocents joined the Tridentine Latin Mass. And this saved Holy Innocents.
But, I do say to those who want to give the TLM a shot to save one’s Sagging Faith, give St. Agnes a shot. You Will Love the TLM & the Great Conversations which follow it.
Give St. Agnes A Chance, People!

Deo Gratias!

M

Kyrie Elaison

Never Watched NetNY Until Lollipop

20 Jul

NetNY carried live coverage of Two New Bishops in the Brooklyn Diocesan Cathedral. I was watching the tail end of The Coverage.
I couldn’t watch it on the 1st Android Phone(4.0.4 on Ice Cream Sandwich). But it was viewed with the much better Android Phone via Wi Fi and Android 5.0.2(Lollipop).
His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan was in Brooklyn.

Congratulations to the Most Reverend James Massa. I remember when he offered the Tridentine Latin Mass at St. John’s Cemetery Chapel over a Year Ago. I also remember him hearing confessions a couple of years ago at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs in Forest Hills.
NetNY TV’s Stream can be watched “On The Mobile”(With Nod to Peter Mansbridge for those words).

Deo Gratias

M

WeatherBug(Chill IN)

24 Feb

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via @WeatherBug

Everybody Chill IN. Chill Out and it is Frostbite Time.

M, Eh!

stationsquarestudios – 1st Live K of C Free Throw-Veetle(HD 1080p)

8 Feb

http://veetle.com/index.php/profile/1497592862?play=6473b80975abe491b99a0c37791e226c

Stage II At St. Pancras Gym-KOFCFT

7 Feb

The 2nd Round of the Knights Of Columbus Free Throw, occurs at Saint Pancras Auditorium in Glendale, Queens tonight @ 7:30PM EST(9:00PM In Newfoundland).
This time, Contestants will shoot 25 Times from the foul line.
But, this is only the case if another Council’s Contestants show up tonight.

M

Latin Mass Resumes New Years Eve & Day

28 Dec

On Wednesday Evening at 8PM, December 31st, 2014 at Our Lady Of Mercy on Kessel Street, Forest Hills, Queens, NY, the Ordinary Form Mass will be offered in Latin.

On Thursday, January 1st, 2015, at 9:00AM, Mass in the Vetus Ordo, the Tridentine Latin Mass of 1962, will be offered at St. John’s Cemetery Chapel in Middle Village, Queens, NY.

Certain Feasts will be Latin Mass at Holy Innocents R C Church on West 37th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Other Masses of Daily Nature will be at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs on Ascan Avenue and Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, Queens, NY. Also in January, I will resume weekend attendance in the Byzantine Rite at either St George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on East 7th Street in Manhattan’s East Village or Holy Cross Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church on 30th Street and 31st Avenue in Astoria, Queens, NY. I might even attend a Ruthenian Greek Catholic Divine Liturgy at St Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church on East 15th Street and 2nd Avenue(Sundays at 10AM).

The Christmas Season at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs has been superb. Even a Latin Byzantine Aficionado like me, needed a break, so OLQM became a great place for Ordinary Form Mass.

Happy Christmastime!

M

I Missed the “Misdirected Mass of A Short Time”

30 Nov

Instead, this morning, I went to “The Mass of All Time”(Tridentine Latin Mass), complete with Gregorian Chant, Glorious Hymns, Incense and Solid Preaching. It might make Mark Shea itch, but it was a packed house at St John’s Chapel, Middle Village, Queens.

I wasn’t in the mood for such Camp “Favorites” such as “All Are Welcome Except Michael Matt and Christopher Ferrara” and  “Come & Have A Beer On Us”, as this is music that may cause old dogs to howl, setting off car alarms or inspire the local constabulary to call the Parish with the threat of sending a Special Terrorist Task Force.
The Contemporary and Contemptuous Music, Stuff which a Most Dear Friend has called “Vomit”, no doubt was given an Imprimatur by some Archbishop being hidden in some obscure Dicastery in The Vatican, with The name of Howard Cardinal Stern, whose favourite “Gagorian Chant” is “Wow” & Ecclesiastical Coat of Arms reads, allegedly in Latin, “Bababuis.”

Worship of The Lord and Beauty go together and are blessed by One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. So what are these Elements of Beauty and Where are they?
Beauty Attracts While Mediocrity Repels.

M