TLM in Dumbarton

Just a few weeks after advertising the introduction of a new 8am Sunday Traditional Latin Mass at St Mary’s, Cleland, I am delighted to inform our members and friends of another new celebration of the old rite at St Peter’s, Bellsmyre (Dumbarton) on Sundays at 9am. The Mass is offered by the parish priest, Fr McGinley.

In Domino

Fraser Pearce

Chairman

UVS Prayer Intentions for September

Dear members and friends,

Please continue to join me in praying for the work of UVS and for the growth of the TLM across the country.

Our prayer intentions for September are:

1. The lifting of the current restrictions still in place over public worship, which are more stringent than those placed on entertainments an the hospitality sector

2. For the Latin Mass Community in Dundee and Fr Doohan, particularly on the patronal feast of their parish, Pope St Pius X (3rd September)

3. For priests who are learning the Traditional Latin Mass

UVS Ordo

The UVS Ordo/Scottish Liturgical Calendar has been updated for the month of September. I have also included a key to the abbreviations that it contains.

 

First Friday and Saturday

Please remember that the 4th of September is the First Friday

The 5th of September is the First Saturday .

St Brigid’s, Toryglen

Please note that the first Saturday Mass at St Brigid’s is cancelled for September only.

St Mary’s, Cleland

Fr O’Connor will be taking some time away during September. The Thursday evening Mass is cancelled until October but the Sunday 8am Mass will continue as usual.

Hardcopy Ordo- Coming Soon!

Following the success of our online Scottish Ordo for the Traditional Latin Mass, we have decided to publish a hard copy for the liturgical year beginning Advent 2020! While only the current month is available online, the ordo will be an essential liturgical resource for everyone involved in the TLM in Scotland.

The ordo provides all the required liturgical information specific to the dioceses of Scotland and is perfect for:

  • Priests
  • Servers
  • Liturgical Musicians
  • Liturgical Living in the home

Stay tuned for information on how to order your copy and…tell your friends!

 

UVS Prayer Intentions for August

Dear members and friends,

Last month we prayed for the resumption of public Masses and it is with a lighter heart that I send to you our August prayer intentions. After a cycle of praying specifically for each TLM community, through July we prayed for all priests who offer the Traditional Mass and as a result we are seeing not only recovery from lockdown but signs of growth.

Please do continue to join me in praying for the work of UVS and for the growth of the TLM across the country.

Our prayer intentions for August are:

1. The lifting of the current restrictions still in place over public worship

2. For Alexander Masir who is preparing to return to Hungary to pursue a vocation with the Norbertines. (You can read about Alexander in our latest newsletter)

3. For our traditional Catholic families, their vocation to Marriage and the faith of their children

UVS Ordo

The UVS Ordo/Scottish Litugical Calendar has been updated for the month of August. I have also included a key to the abbreviations that it contains.

 

First Friday and Saturday

Please remember that the 1st August is the First Saturday and Friday 7th August is the First Friday.

 

Online Pilgrimage

Our friends over at the Confraternity of St Ninian are conducting their annual pilgrimage online this year. You Can find more information here.

 

Yours

In Domino,

 

Fraser Pearce

Chairman

New UVS Email Addresses

As the final step in updating our online presence, we have two new email addresses.

For general enquiries uvs@unavocescotland.org

To contact the chairman chairman@unavocescotland.org

Please add these to your contacts to avoid our correspondence finding its way to your spam folder!

UVS Prayer Intentions for July

Dear members and friends

I pray that this message finds you well. Last month, we prayed for the swift and safe re-opening of Churches and return to public Masses, and are pleased that this is now, gradually, taking place around the country. We encourage you to pray for and to support your priests in their endeavours to resume public ministry, and please be assured of my daily prayers for the members of UVS, especially when we are enduring this great trial of being unable to receive the sacraments.

Thank you to everyone who receives these monthly prayer petitions – by email or on social media – and prays along with us.  Starting this month, we are adding something new to these messages that we hope will be of benefit to you in your prayer life. Please find here a link to this month’s Liturgical Calendar of feasts for Scotland. Every month this page will be updated with the feasts of the month, including feasts for specific dioceses in Scotland: https://unavocescotland.org/ordo/

Please join me in prayer during the month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, so that, by suffering well and bearing our cross in these days, we might merit the grace of conversion for ourselves, for members of the Mystical Body at all levels and for the whole world.

Prayer intentions for July:

  1. Resumption of public Mass without delay
  2. All the clergy who say or are learning the TLM
  3. A favourable outcome to the CDF survey

Anima Christi, sanctifica me 
Corpus Christi, salva me
Sanguis Christi, inebria me

In Domino,

Fraser Pearce

Chairman

Resumption of Public Masses: Contact Your MSP

From the 15th of July, the public in Scotland will be able to go to cinemas, libraries, restaurants, pubs and hairdressers. Places of worship, meanwhile, are not to open for communal worship until the 23rd of July.

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland released a statement yesterday, expressing their disappointment at the Scottish Government’s decision.

We too receive this news of the Scottish Government’s announcement with great disappointment, having encouraged our members to pray for and to support priests in their endeavours to safely restore access to the sacraments.

This matter should be raised at the Scottish Parliament, and to that end, I want to encourage you to write to your MSP today. I provide a sample text below for you to adapt; please keep the message succinct and polite.

You may also wish to CC: your Bishop to let them know that you are writing to your MSP.

You can find your MSP and their contact details using the Postcode Lookup here: https://www.parliament.scot/msps.aspx 

Finally, we would also like to promote this petition to the Scottish Government to allow public worship sooner: https://www.change.org/p/scottish-government-to-allow-public-worship-sooner-if-we-can-gather-in-a-pub-we-can-worship-safely

Thank you for your support and your prayers in this time.

Sample MSP Email Text Below

Subject: RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC WORSHIP

Dear NAME OF MSP,

As we have entered into Phase 2 of recovery from the lockdown due to Covid-19, the Catholic community of Scotland has welcomed the re-opening of places of worship for private prayer after a long and patient period of waiting. Since our churches have re-opened, and following the extensive and comprehensive guidance of the Scottish Bishops, parishes have successfully implemented social distancing measures as well as the wearing of masks and increased hygiene procedures.

Catholic parishes have been at the forefront of caring for the local community during the pandemic by offering practical, emotional and spiritual care for many, especially those who are most in need, whilst following government guidelines.

It is with great disappointment that we have learned that the Scottish Government places more importance on pubs, cinemas and libraries in the pursuit of the common good than places of worship by planning to delay the resumption of public worship while prioritising leisure activities. Since places of worship have demonstrated their ability to adhere to social distancing, perhaps even more readily than will be possible for cinemas and bars, we consider it unjust and detrimental to the spiritual and mental health of people of faith and those they serve to delay public worship whilst permitting non-essential entertainments.

We ask you to raise this at the Scottish Parliament on our behalf as a matter of urgency.

On behalf of the Catholics of Scotland,

Yours faithfully,

Communion in the Hand and Epidemic: FIUV Press Release

A press release from the FIUV. PDF version here.

Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce

Quae patronum invocat sanctum Gregorium Magnum Papam.

Press Release: Communion on the Tongue and Epidemic

In light of the recent statement (and here) by Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile, Alabama, in the United States of America, on social distancing during the reception of Holy Communion, and related issues surrounding the reception of Holy Communion around the world in the context of the Coronavirus epidemic, the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce (FIUV) would like to make the following observations.

  1. In the Ordinary Form, the universal law of the Church gives every Catholic the right to receive on the tongue. This was reaffirmed by the Congregation of Divine Worship in the context of earlier public health concerns, the so-called ‘Swine flu’ epidemic of 2009. (See for exampleRedemptionisSacramentum(2004) 92; Letter of the Congregation of Divine Worship 24th July 2009, Prot. N. 655/09/L.)
  2. In the Extraordinary Form, the universal law of the Church allows for the reception of Holy Communion only on the tongue. (SeeUniversaeEcclesiae(2011) 28; MemorialeDomini (1969).)
  3. In neither case can the law of the Church be set aside by the Ordinary.
  4. The problem of maintaining physical distance between Minister and Communicant during the Reception of Holy Communion applies equally to Reception in the Hand as to Reception on the Tongue. In both cases Minister and Communicant are obliged to come close to each other, if only for a short time, and without touching. It is difficult to see how even the use of an instrument such as a pair of tongs (for which there are historical precedents) would enable Minister and Communicant to maintain a distance of six feet or two meters.
  5. Canon law is rightly very restrictive in the penalties which bishops can impose on their priests for the breach of regulations of their own devising. Bishop Rodi’s attempt to prohibit priests who do not obey his regulations to celebrate public Masses—something which amounts to a partial suspension of a priest—goes beyond what Canon law would appear to justify. (SeeCanons1316-1319).
  6. It has become increasingly evident that there is no clear scientific basis for the claim that Reception on the Tongue is more likely to transmit the Coronavirus than Reception in the Hand. This has been the expert advice given toArchbishop Sample of Portland, Oregon, USA, and toArchbishop José Antonio Eguren, of Piura, Peru, and it is also the view of the experts involved in the guidelines of the Thomistic Institute of Washington, DC, in the USA. If any bishops around the world are in possession of studies or expert opinions in conflict with this growing consensus, it behooves them to make these public as a matter of urgency.
  7. Where local circumstances demand it, the suspension of the Reception of Holy Communion, of the celebration of Masses open to the public, and even the opening of churches for private prayer, have been ordered by bishops and public authorities. These measures are at least even-handed and, insofar as they are justified by genuine public health concerns, do not infringe the rights of the Faithful. As these measures are gradually lifted around the world, we urge bishops to continue to act in accordance with expert advice, not arbitrarily picking out certain priests and faithful for greater restrictions than those imposed on others, and with respect for the rights of the Faithful.

The President and Officers of the Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce, 8th June 2020

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ABOUT THE FOEDERATIO INTERNATIONALIS UNA VOCE (FIUV)

The FIUV represents the needs and concerns of the world-wide laity attached to the ancient Latin liturgical tradition, the Extraordinary Form. It has more than 45 member associations from Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia.

The Federation has a biennial General Assembly in Rome, and publishes a magazine twice a year, Gregorius Magnus.

CONTACT DETAILS

Website: www.fiuv.org

President, Felipe Alanís Suarez: president@fiuv.org
Secretary, Dr Joseph Shaw: secretary@fiuv.org
Treasurer, Monika Rheinschmitt: treasurer@fiuv.org

UVS Prayer Intentions for June

Dear members and friends

I pray that this message finds you well in these difficult times. Please be assured of my daily prayers for the members of UVS, especially when we are enduring this great trial of being unable to hear Mass, or even pray in our churches.

Please join me in imploring the mercy of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in prayers and acts of reparation during the month of June so that, by suffering well and bearing our cross in these days, we might merit the grace of conversion for ourselves, for members of the Mystical Body at all levels and for the whole world.

Prayer intentions for June:

  1. The swift and safe re-opening of Churches and return to public Masses
  2. The growth of the Traditional Latin Mass in Edinburgh
  3. A young FSSP seminarian who we are supporting

Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offences, Have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love, Have mercy on us
Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful, Have mercy on us

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Pray for us
Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us
Our Lady of Akita, Pray for us

In Domino,

Fraser Pearce

Chairman