Friday, April 25, 2008

First Things / D.C. Papal Mass

Fr. Richard Neuhaus , that co anchored the papal visit with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN has an excellent post about the papal mass in Washington DC.

I will post just a snippet, I highly suggest reading his work, he is a very smart priest, based on his latest post, he really understands the need and the want of the "Reform of the Reform"

I do not wish to be too hard on those who planned the celebration at Nationals Park. It was, sad to say, not unrepresentative of much Catholic worship in our time. The planners and the performers no doubt meant well, but it is worthy of remark that at a papal Mass there was so much that reflected an ignorance of, or defiance of, the very considered views of the pope.
You can read the entire post here :

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Pope is in town - My thoughts on the Mass today

Hey, did anyone hear? The Holy Father is in town, and He held a Huge Mass in the ordinary form in Washington D.C. today. I have been watching the Pontiffs trip very closely and was impressed with the Solemn Vespers last night but was left wanting after todays Mass.

I have had the privilege to be in the presence of Pope John Paul II during world youth day's 1993 and 2000 and in 1999 when he came to St. Louis. I would like to offer my readers my feelings of participating in an overpopulated open air Mass that resembles what we saw today.

Right away I would like to point out that just watching the Mass today it seemed MUCH more respectful and a bit more reverent than the Mass' I participated at. In an open air mass the sense of reverence and sacred are lacking, partially due to the fact that we are in a stadium, that we are surrounded by thousands upon thousands - or in the case of Rome in 2000 MILLIONS of people. It is unavoidable to be distracted and the situation has turned into somewhat of a novelty, kneeling can be impaired and weather has played a factor as well.

Sight lines, distance, and noise impedes my concetration on the word and of the sacrifice. Also as pointed out today the music for the liturgy today as in most massive liturgies are not usually considered "Sacred Music".

I think large liturgical celebrations can be done respectfully and reverently but they are far and few between, the larger the crowd the worse it gets, perhaps there could be a limit set on these in the future - of course when Rome calls to ask me my opinion, you will know where I stand.

Monday, April 14, 2008

FSSP / Una Voce Continues Summer Training Classes

This Came across today:

FSSP announces summer training programs in the
Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

including dedicated program for Sung/Solemn Mass

DENTON, Nebraska - April 14, 2008 - The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, in collaboration with

Una Voce International, is pleased to announce two additional summer training programs in the

Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, including a comprehensive training course on Sung and

Solemn Mass.

Two weeklong training courses will be offered in June 2008. The first on the ceremony of Low

Mass from Monday June 16 through Friday June 20; and the second on the ceremonies of

Sung and Solemn Mass from Monday June 23 through Friday June 27.

Each workshop comprises five days of classroom sessions, a comprehensive demonstration and

explanation of the rubrics, practical hands-on instruction, and includes a full set of training

materials. Both workshops will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton,


Priests may attend just the Low Mass workshop for $300.00, or just the Sung Mass workshop for

$250.00, or attend both for $500.00. These costs cover all meals, room and board at the

seminary, classroom seminars, individual instruction, and a complete packet of training

materials. Una Voce provides funding for those needing financial assistance. Contact Una Voce

America, c/o Mr. Jason King, PO Box 1146, Bellevue, WA. 98009-1146.

Please visit for more information and to download a Workshop

Registration form. Note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a "first come, first serve"


About the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Established in 1988 by Pope John Paul II, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is an international

society of Catholic priests entrusted with the preservation and administration of the Catholic

Church's ancient Latin liturgical traditions. Over 120 seminarians are preparing for the

priesthood in the Fraternity's two seminaries in Bavaria, Germany and Denton, Nebraska

This is awesome, I wonder if WolfTracker will try sponsoring another priest from the area.

That reminds me that my Summorum Pontificum Kit is still available to any local area priest that contacts me at lostlambs (at) chillplace (dot) net

Help Spread the word of all these resources to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Thursday, April 10, 2008

St. Marys Catholic Church - Newton Kansas

Here are a few pictures I took of the parish I grew up in and went to school at.

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Newton Kansas











Monday, April 7, 2008

Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Most Precious Blood Of Jesus Wash over me a poor sinner

This Litany in honor of Jesus in His Most Precious Blood was drawn up by the Sacred
Congregation of Rites and promulgated by Pope John XXIII on February 24, 1960. The
devotion to Jesus in His most Precious Blood was first popularized by St. Gaspar del
Bufalo (1786-1837, feast Dec. 28) who founded the Missioners of the Most Precious
Blood. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite this litany.

Kyrie, eleison Kyrie, eleison.
Christe, eleison Christe, eleison.
Kyrie, eleison Kyrie, eleison.

Christe, audi nos Christe, audi nos.
Christe, exaudi nos. Christe, exaudi nos.

Pater de caelis, Deus, miserere nobis.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus, miserere nobis.
Spiritus Sancte, Deus, miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus, miserere nobis.

Sanguis Christi, Unigeniti Patris aeterni, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, Verbi Dei incarnati, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, Novi et Aeterni Testamenti, salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, in agonia decurrens in terram, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, in flagellatione profluens, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, in coronatione spinarum emanans, salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, in Cruce effusus, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, pretium nostrae salutis, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, sine quo non fit remissio, salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, in Eucharistia potus et lavacrum animarum, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, flumen misericordiae, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, victor daemonum, salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, fortitudo martyrum, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, virtus confessorum, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, germinans virgines, salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, robur periclitantium, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, levamen laborantium, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, in fletu solatium, salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, spes poenitentium, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, solamen morientium, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, pax et dulcedo cordium, salva nos.

Sanguis Christi, pignus vitae aeternae, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, animas liberans de lacu Purgatorii, salva nos.
Sanguis Christi, omni gloria et honore dignissimus, salva nos.

Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, parce nobis, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, exaudi nos, Domine.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis, Domine.

V. redimisti nos, Domine, in sanguine tuo.
R. Et fecisti nos Deo nostro regnum.


Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui unigenitum Filium tuum mundi Redemptorem
constituisti, ac eius sanguine placari voluisti: concede, quaesumus, salutis nostrae
pretium ita venerari, atque a praesentis vitae malis eius virtute defendi in terris, ut
fructu perpetuo laetemur in caelis. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the eternal Father, save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word or God, save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament, save us.

Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in Agony, save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging, save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, save us.

Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation, save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness, save us.

Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy, save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons, save us.

Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs, save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors, save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins, save us.

Blood of Christ, help of those in peril, save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow, save us.

Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent, save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, save us.
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts, save us.

Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, save us.
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory, save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, save us.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood.
R. And made us, for our God, a kingdom.

Let us pray;
Almighty and eternal God, Thou hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son the Redeemer
of the world and willed to be appeased by his blood. Grant, we beg of Thee, that we
may worthily adore this price of our salvation and through its power be safeguarded
from the evils of the present life so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

L.L.L.L = Lost Lambs Lending Library


Above is a photo of Bishop Finn Celebrating his first mass in the Extraordinary Form, Bishop Finn prayed the mass in gratitude of the Holy Father's Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum"

Other Bishops and priests have sought out the resources to learn how to pray this Extraordinary Form of the mass, this is where the Lost Lambs Lending Library hopes to help.

I am currently offering to lend to any Priest in the Kansas City Area some very helpful materials to learn how to pray the mass.

The Lost Lambs Lending Library
"Summorum Pontificum Kit"
1- Set of 3 books:
The Celebration of Mass I: General Rubrics of the Missal
The Celebration of Mass II: The Rite of Celebration of Low Mass
The Celebration of Mass III: The Rite of High Mass and Sung Mass
(By Rev. J. O'Connell)

1- Book:The Sacred Ceremonies of Low Mass (By Rev. Felix Zualdi, C.M.)
1 -Book: The Splendour Of the Liturgy (By Maurice Zundel)
1 -DVD: The Most Beautiful thing this side of Heaven - The Rubrics of the 1962 Missal
(you may see this link: for more info about this DVD)

I will lend these materials to any Priest in the KC Area that requests them - FREE OF CHARGE all they must do is contact me for the final details at: lostlambs[AT]