Mass in the Extraordinary Form is celebrated at Sacred Heart every Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Father Worthley to be Transferred

As you may know, I am due for a transfer to a different parish by the end of May. As a result, we will have to suspend the Traditional Latin Mass here at Sacred Heart. Learning this form of liturgy and the weekly celebration of it has been a source of great joy for me. I am grateful to so many people who have helped out with everything (altar servers and their training, music, receptions, sanctuary setup, collections, and encouragement).

Our final Mass using the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be on Sunday May 15 at 5:00pm. There will be no Traditional Latin Mass at 12:30 on that day. If weather permits, after the 5:00pm Mass, we will have a cookout.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Schedule Update

Please note that this coming Sunday, May 1, the Extraordinary Form Mass will be celebrated at 5:30PM.

Mass on Sunday May 8 will be at 12:30PM.

Mass on Sunday May 15 will be at 5:00PM. If the weather permits, we will have a cookout after this Mass.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Holy Week and Easter

The Palm Sunday T.L.M. at Sacred Heart will be a low Mass, even though it is the 3rd Sunday of the Month.

The Mass for Easter Sunday will be a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass)

Should anyone desire to attend any of the ceremonies of the Triduum in the Extraordinary Form we are blessed with several options within a reasonable driving distance:

Holy Thursday:
7:30 p.m. - Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston
7:30 p.m. - Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, Newton
7:30 p.m. – Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel – St. Benedict Center, Still River

Good Friday:
3:00 p.m. – Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel – St. Benedict Center, Still River
7:00 p.m. - Holy Name of Jesus, Providence
7:30 p.m. - Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston
7:30 p.m. - Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, Newton

Easter Vigil:
7:30 p.m. – Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel – St. Benedict Center, Still River
8:00 p.m. - Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, Newton

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

No Thursday EF Mass on April 14

Please note that there will be NO Extraordinary Form Mass on Thursday April 14.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lenten Masses

There will be a Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 9:30 on Ash Wednesday (sorry for the late notice), also every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. throughout Lent (not including Holy Thursday)

A reminder that intentions are available for these Masses as well as the regularly-scheduled Sunday E.F. Masses, contact the parish office or see Fr. Worthley.

A holy lent to all.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Upcoming Masses in January

Please note: We will have a Mass on Saturday January 1st at 12:30PM. Also, on Thursday January 6th, we will celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord with an evening Mass at 7:00PM.

As a reminder, we continue to celebrate the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite every Sunday at 12:30PM

Monday, December 20, 2010

Liturgy and Unity...

Monsignor Nicola Bux, the well-known litugical scholar who is Consultant to the Office of Liturgical celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff (and also to the Congregation for Divine Worship and he Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) was the featured speaker at a recent conference in Versailles. Amongst his comments he noted that that the Extraordinary Form is for all of the People of God, and not just a minority, and that it ought to serve as a training for the better celebration of the Ordinary Form. He admonished priests to be courageous in the implementation ofSummorum Pontificum, and added that the refusal of the Extraordinary Form could be considered as a rupture of communion with the Pope.

If you think about it, he's right. The Holy Father has declared the traditional Mass to be a form of the Roman Rite, and made it available to all who desire to celebrate it or worship at it. As Msgr. Bux stated, the Pope wants this Mass available for the whole Church. For a priest or bishop to intentionally and deliberately thwart the pope's will for the People of God is indeed a rupture of communion. This might sound "judgmental" but it's just plain speaking. The pope isn't simply analogous to a secular C.E.O., he is the Vicar of Christ and the Successor of Peter. One opposes his will at their own risk.

[N.B. Msgr. Bux is NOT denouncing anyone who simply prefers the Ordinary Form, he is referring to bishops or pastors who without a valid reason obstinately deny good-faith requests from their flock - including their clergy - for the Extraordinary Form.]