Tridentine Mass

Feast of Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church

From The New Marian Missal:

"To be convinced how much the intercession of Saint Joseph prevails with Jesus Christ, we have only to consider these words of the Evangelist:  'And He was subject to them'....This humble obedience of Jesus teaches us that the dignity of Joseph is above that of all the other Saints, except that of the Queen of Saints."

Excerpts from the traditional Mass:

"The just shall flourish like the palm tree; he shall grow up like the cedar of Libanus:  planted in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God."

"We beseech Thee, O Lord, that we may be helped by the merits of the Spouse of Thy Most Holy Mother:  so that what we cannot obtain of ourselves, may be given to us through his intercession."

"Lord, Thou has prevented him with blessings of sweetness:  Thou hast set on his head a crown of precious stones.  He asked life of Thee, and Thou hast given him length of days for ever and ever."

"The Lord loved him, and adorned him; He clothed him with a robe of glory.  Alleluia.  The just shall spring as the lily; and shall flourish for ever before the Lord.  Alleluia."

"We render unto Thee, O Lord, the bounden duty of our service, humbly entreating Thee to preserve Thine own gifts within us by the prayers of blessed Joseph, Spouse of the Mother of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, on whose holy festival we offer up to Thee this sacrifice of praise."

"It is truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God:  and that we should magnify with due praises, bless and proclaim Thee on the Feast of blessed Joseph; who, being a just man, was given by Thee as a Spouse to the Virgin Mother of God, and, as a faithful and prudent servant was set over Thy Family, that, with fatherly care, he might guard Thine only-begotten Son, conceived by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, even Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, and the Powers stand in awe.  The heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it.  Together with them we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted, while we say with lowly praise...."

"Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.  Pleni sunt Coeli et terra gloria tua.  Hosanna in excelsis.  Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.  Hosanna in excelsis!"


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More Info on Tridentine Mass at USC

With a little research, I discovered that the Tridentine Mass at the University of Southern California this past Sunday was NOT the first. There was another held May 3, 2014. There is an old Facebook page and also a YouTube video of the entire Mass. The video states that the Mass was "student initiated" and assisted by various Latin Mass organizations in California. The music was performed by USC music students and was absolutely first rate!

There is an interesting page on the Our Savior Parish/Caruso Catholic Center's website, which explains the Catholic history at USC. A history which seems to have come full-circle. It states that USC possesses "one of the most influential Catholic constituencies in the country." USC is taking the lead in bringing back Catholic tradition in a bold and surprising way. Catholic universities: are you listening?

Sexagesima Sunday....A Tridentine Mass at the U of Southern California???

I heard it through the grapevine....

No, you're not still dreaming and no one slipped LSD into your coffee. It's true. The University of Southern California's Caruso Catholic Center is celebrating a Solemn High Tridentine Mass today at 1:00 PM.

Don't ask me how or why this was arranged-I have very little info...but its pretty amazing-its not even a Catholic college! The Devil will be fuming from the Hollywood sign on the hill in the distance...a new, fresh generation of young people introduced to "that most beautiful of all things outside Heaven!" * Let us pray that the Caruso Center at Our Savior Parish will begin to raise up an army to face the moral degradation all around them, to pave the way for the resurrection of Christendom...and let's take back the exquisite land of California, which once was authentically Catholic.

The University of Southern California is just south of downtown Los Angeles and has one of the largest Catholic student populations...probably in the world-about 10,000 (roughly 25% of its population). Our Savior Parish ministers primarily to the students, but is open to the surrounding community as well.

There is no mention of the Tridentine Mass on the Caruso Center's website, but there is a Facebook page promoting it. If you would like to contact the Center to voice your support, their email is: . The Caruso Center also accepts donations.

So let's rejoice in this wonderful event in the midst of the time of Septuagesima and keep these dear young students in our prayers!

_* Quote by Fr. Frederick Faber (1814-1863)