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Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be offered by the Reverend Van Lieshout this coming Sunday

June 23rd, 2014, Promulgated by Ben Anderson

On Sunday, the twenty-ninth of June, the glorious feast of Saints Peter and Paul in the year of Our Lord two thousand fourteen, the Reverend Father Peter David Van Lieshout will offer to the Triune Majesty of God a Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church on Hudson Avenue in Rochester, New York at one-thirty in the aternoon.

Click here for a pdf containing the music of much of the text of the mass.

Click here to view the full text of the mass (you have to enter the date – I can’t figure out how to direct link)

Click here for a map of St. Stanislaus including markers for parking lots.

Click here to read Summorum Pontificum and here to read the accompanying letter.

It is true that there have been exaggerations and at times social aspects unduly linked to the attitude of the faithful attached to the ancient Latin liturgical tradition.

For that matter, the two Forms of the usage of the Roman Rite can be mutually enriching.

There is no contradiction between the two editions of the Roman Missal.

It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place.

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2 Responses to “Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be offered by the Reverend Van Lieshout this coming Sunday”

  1. avatar Diane Harris says:

    I meant to write sooner … Fr. Van Lieshout celebrated a magnificent Solemn High EF Mass last Sunday at St. Stanislaus! His sermon was also beautiful, linking the Remus and Romulus mythology in the founding of Rome to the blood of the heroic brothers in the Christian Faith, Peter and Paul, to the extraordinary destiny of Rome as foretold in the mythology. And, we were delighted to learn at the end of Mass that Pope Francis had approved a plenary indulgence for those who attended (under the usual conditions of course). Anyone who attended must have been very happy to have been there. I know that I was.

  2. avatar Dominick Anthony Zarcone says:

    I did not assist at this particular Holy Mass of which Diane writes. However, my beloved and I had the opportunity to meet and speak with the newly ordained Father Van Lieshout after Mass at Saint Thomas the Apostle on St. Paul Blvd.

    Father Peter speaks fluent Italian. How gracious, hospitable and generous with his time.

    God bless Father Peter Van Lieshout.

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