We are very pleased to announce that UVS is organising a Missa Cantata in the Diocese of Paisley. At 12 noon on the 22nd of February, the feast of the Chair of St Peter, with the blessing of Bishop Keenan, Fr Byrne of St Brigid’s Toryglen will offer a sung Mass. The music will be provided by Schola Una Voce.
We are grateful to Fr Brady, Parish Priest of St Margaret’s Johnstone for inviting us.
Please spread the word and support this Mass. The Diocese of Paisley is currently the only diocese in Scotland without a regular Traditional Latin Mass.
Provisional Music list for our Missa Cantata at St Margaret’s Johnstone at 12 Noon on the 22nd of February.
Prelude- Prelude and Fugue in G Major BWV 557. J.S. Bach
Hymn- Thy Hand O God Hath Guided
Proper- Statuit Ei Dominus
Ordinary- Kyrie, Lotti a3, S,A, Mass III
Offertory Motet-Tu Es Petrus, Hassler
Communion Motet- Domine Non Sum Dignus, Victoria
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Hymn- Faith of Our Fathers
As we begin a new year and work towards our plans for the coming months, I would like to invite you to support the apostolate of Una Voce Scotland through prayer.
Our work is in vain if it is not God who works in us and so I ask all members and friends to add our work to your Rosary intentions every week, particularly for prayer intentions that we will share every month.
Our intention for January is the growth of the Traditional Latin Mass in Cleland and for priests who are discerning how and when to start offering the Traditional Latin Mass.
If you would like to receive these intentions by email, please send a message to email@example.com and ask to join our email list.
We are delighted that the men of Schola Una Voce will be singing the office of Compline in the feast of the Epiphany 2020. Fr McGarrity has been involved with the work of Una Voce for a few years and we are pleased to promote the traditional liturgy and Gregorian chant in St Thomas’s.
Please spread the word and support the service if you can.
Fr Doohan in Dundee received his first parish from Bishop Robson and the community there continues to grow having several baptisms and first holy communions in the old rite. Immaculate Heart Parish is also thriving and has had three baptisms and two first
holy communions in the old rite this year. St Mary’s Cleland was the setting for the baptism of another new baby, the daughter of one of our schola members.
In addition to the initiation of new Catholics, Una Voce Scotland assisted with the Requiem Mass of Dr Dunn.
The highlight of the year was the second visit of Cardinal Burke which was a resounding success. The Cardinal was able to see the fruits of his first visit, a ‘Burke Bounce’ one might say.
Una Voce Scotland continues to offer unseen support to many priests who rely on us for vestments, missals, training and personnel to assist with liturgies and events, all of which we do gladly.
Finally at the AGM, we recognised the service of Fred Stone and welcomed Fraser Pearce as the new Chairman. Moving into this new year, we entrust our apostolate to Our Blessed Lady, the Immaculata, who will guide and protect us in doing the work of Her Son.
Pontifical High Mass said by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke
~ Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2019
Members of Una Voce Scotland can, once again, be extremely proud of their level of success in the realm of promoting the traditional liturgy. On Saturday, the 14th of September we were successful in arranging a second Pontifical High Mass celebrated by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke in the parish of The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Glasgow.
The reason for arranging the Mass on that date was that it was the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the twelfth anniversary of the coming into law of Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum which released The Traditional Rite from all the restrictions to which it had so unjustly and falsely been subjected. No doubt that Pope Benedict XVI will have chosen the date with intention: the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was instituted as a result of the rediscovery of the True Cross by St Helena. This treasure, once lost, was returned to the Church, much like the Latin Mass. We are only too happy to acknowledge and support this connection in our choice of date.
We must be extremely grateful to Fr. Mark Morris for his permission to use Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and to his parishioners who so readily welcomed us to the parish as they always do. We must also extend our gratitude to Archbishop Tartaglia for his hospitality to The Cardinal and for once again loaning us the crozier of Archbishop Eyre for use on the occasion.
The Mass itself represented the triumph of the manifestation of the beauty of the traditional liturgy in its most magnificent form, the Pontifical High Mass. The church was full to capacity, with four hundred members of the faithful present. This was indeed a very edifying sight. The music was conducted by Una Voce’s Director of Music, Fraser Pearce, and consisted of the Church’s ancient chants and polyphony of the highest quality. The serving was ably organised by both John Inglis of Edinburgh and Thomas Thomson of Glasgow. The Cardinal’s words were extensively reported in The Scottish Catholic Observer. Many members of the clergy participated in the Mass. They included clergy from the Archdioceses of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Dioceses of Motherwell and Dunkeld and from Australia. Others attended in choro, including clergy and seminarians for Scottish dioceses and priests from the North of England. Good news travels fast- and FAR! You can find coverage of the Mass on:
As usual, Mr. Vincent Macdonald will produce a DVD which will be available soon, both on Una Voce’s website and on individual copies. You can view the video of the Pontifical High Mass here:
Meanwhile Mr Matthew Lukowski, the photographer for the event, has already released the photographs for the day, which can be viewed here:
Many thanks to Mr Vincent Macdonald and Mr Matthew Lukowski for their service on the day.
Noticeable in all the coverage is the presence of large numbers of the faithful and the presence among them of large numbers of young people, giving the lie to the claims that there is no demand for the Traditional Rite and that it is an exercise in nostalgia.
Our thanks are due to Fr. de Malleray and the community at Warrington who loaned us the canopy for the throne for the Cardinal. This confirms the close links already established between Una Voce Scotland and the Warrington community and through that to the wider Fraternity of St. Peter apostolate. We are also glad to record that the weekend of the Cardinal’s Mass was arranged in conjunction with our sister organisation, The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales, who arranged for the Cardinal to celebrate Mass on London on Monday, the 16th of September.