Wednesday, September 6, 2017

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14 @ 7 PM, Our Lady of Peace, 620 Amboy Avenue, Fords NJ. 732-738-7940

Rev. David V. Skoblow, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Peace, celebrant.  

All men and boys who able to serve at the altar, please contact Fr. Skoblow at Ext. 13 to volunteer. Please bring black cassock and white surplice.

Seeking sponsors for the music and printing costs for the Mass. Contact Fr. David Skoblow at Ext. 13 to make a donation to the parish prior to the date of the Mass.

Convivium (Latin for coffee and calories) afterward in the church hall below the sanctuary. Donations of baked goods, fruit and other snacks welcome. Please arrive one half hour before Mass for delivery.

Mass Propers (readings) can be found here:

Monday, August 28, 2017

Latin Mass Society Update August 21, 2017

*****FUNDRAISING DRIVE**********

DECODING THE LATIN MASS SUCCESSFUL EVENT! More than 35 people learned the deep history and significance of the Latin Mass from Mr. Thomas Gilmour, Master of Ceremonies at St. Anthony's Oratory of Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in West Orange. They then gathered outside on a lovely summer Saturday afternoon for a lively question and answer session. Mr. Gilmour suggested the following resources for continued learning: 
*Do a search on YouTube for an hour long video of a 1940s era Mass narrated by Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Archbishop Sheen also wrote "The Seven Last Words," correlating Christ's last words on the Cross to the prayers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Also search for F.S.S.P. Latin Mass training videos to follow every step of the Mass that you can - and cannot - see from the pews.
*A Web site by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago:
*"Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass" by Lisa Bergman

***PLEASE SEND FR. GORMAN A THANK YOU MESSAGE & DONATION: Would you all please join me in writing a brief note of thanks to Rev. Robert G. Gorman for generously allowing use of Shrine Chapel for the Decoding the Latin Mass seminar, especially if you attended? Also, the historic Shrine Chapel needs to repair the roof before winter weather sets in. So please be sure to also send a donation in any amount made payable to Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869.  Please be sure to put Decoding the Latin Mass in the memo, and if you would email me with the amount you sent, I can report back how much our mailing list group raised (no names, just total dollar amount reported to me). Please consider this: if everyone who receives this email each sends just $50 now, and repeats that donation just four more times (weekly or monthly), our Latin Mass Society can potentially pay for the entire project by Christmas!

HELP WANTED - FUNDRAISER Seeking smart, energetic people who know how to organize and work fundraisers for Shrine Chapel and for the Latin Mass Society. Please reply to this email with your interest and experience!
HELP WANTED - ADORERS Our Lord asked His disciples, "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" Please console Our Lord in the beauty and silence of Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. Call the Shrine Office at (908) 722-1489 to get on the schedule. Hours are posted at
HELP WANTED - CHOIR MEMBERS to sing at the 11 am Latin Mass on Sundays. Please call (908) 722-1489 and ask to be put in touch with Magdalena.
HELP WANTED - ALTAR SERVERS Men - and boys who have made their First Holy Communion - who can serve Latin Mass at 11 am Sundays at the Shrine, or want to learn how to serve, please contact Maria at (908) 310-3733.

HELP WANTED - SWAT TEAM FORMING! ITE, MISSA EST! Go, you are sent forth on a mission! We who love the Latin Mass must be like the Apostles St. Philip calling St. Bartholomew in the first chapter of John's Gospel: "I have found the Messiah, COME AND SEE!" We are assembling a SWAT team - Serving Wherever Anyone Does Tridentine.  We need people who know and love the Mass with skills in writing business plans, fundraising, bookkeeping, cooking and hospitality, advertising and publicity, training, logistics (set up/clean up), print graphic and Web site design, musicians, singers and most importantly, Prayer Warriors to help grow the Mass. For more information, please watch the excellent presentation "How Metro Detroit Became a Center for Latin Liturgy" starting at the 43 minute mark to the 50 minute mark. Once you watch the 7 minute presentation - PLEASE WRITE ME WITH YOUR INTEREST! 

EVERY SUNDAY @ 11 am Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869 - Mass in the Extraoridnary Form (Latin Mass) 

MONDAYS SEPTEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 18 @ 7 pmSt. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie), Yonkers, NY: Introduction to Gregorian Chant with Dr. Jennifer Donelson. Email or visit

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 @ 7 pm Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 1723 Race St., Philadelphia, PA: Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Traditional Latin Rite for the 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Celebrant is Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary to the Archbishop of Chicago. All are welcome to attend. For updates and further information, please visit or 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 St. Adelaide Church, Peabody, MA: Culmen et Fons 2017, a conference on liturgical formation and sacred music, with Dom Alcuin Reid as the featured speaker. For schedule and registration information, go to

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 @ 7 pm Madison EMS, 29 Prospect St., Madison, NJ: Sedes Sapiente, a Catholic classical education prep school in Boonton, NJ, is hosting a wine & cheese Lecture Series featuring Anthony Esolen. Esolen is a writeer, social commentator, translator of classical poety and professor of English Renaissance and classical literature. He has taught at Furman University and Providence College, and is scheduled to joing the faculty of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts as a professor in residence.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ 4:30 pm Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 1723 Race St., Philadelphia, PA: Michaelmas Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Mass open to the public during the Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. For information on membership and conference, see

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 - SUNDAY OCTOBER 22 Salesian National Shrine, Don Bosco Retreat Center, 174 Filors Lane, Stony Point, NY: "The Spiritual Combat" Men's Retreat with Fr. John Perricone, sponsored by Agnus Dei Knights of Columbus. Open to all men 18 and older. Tentative agenda and flyer attached. Single rooms $225, double occupancy $200 via check made payable to Agnus Dei Council #12361. To reserve your spot, contact Dan Marengo at To view the retreat location, visit

For the most up-to-date information about St. Anthony's Jersey City Latin Mass, please email Mary at and ask to be added to the mailing list.

For the latest information on the Latin Mass at Regina Pacis Chapel in Maywood, NJ and Sacred Heart Church in Clifton, NJ, send your add request to John at

As always, please continue to keep all priests, bishops and seminarians in your prayers. If you would like to join the Mothers with Generous Hearts Club to pray for vocations, or the Fasting Army for Priests, please contact Maria at

Traveling around the state? See our attached map, courtesy of Darren Stanziano, for Latin Mass locations in New Jersey. For example, St. Catherine's and Holy Cross are near Sandy Hook and Sea Bright, and St. John the Baptist is near the state's military cemetery (Brig. Gen. Doyle) in Arneytown.

Thank you again for your interest in the Latin Mass, Gregorian Chant, Catholic art and literature, and our "ever ancient, ever new" Catholic heritage in general.
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