CORK, Ireland – 22 Nov – Requiem TLM

A friend wrote to inform us that…

St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy

St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to announce that Requiem Mass in Latin will be celebrated for the Holy Souls according to the Missal of Blessed John XXIII at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral Church,  Fermoy, Co. Cork, on Saturday, 22 November 2008 at 11 am.

All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to pray for the happy repose of the faithful departed.

Please note that a partial indulgence applicable to the souls in Purgatory is available, under the usual conditions, to any of the faithful who visits a cemetery and prays for the dead (cf. Enchiridion Indulgentiarum [1999],  concession 29, §2, 1°, p. 75).

 

It is very good to have that reminder of the indulgence.   This is IMPORTANT.

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14 Responses to CORK, Ireland – 22 Nov – Requiem TLM

  1. David says:

    Re: cemetary visitation, under the usual conditions, is a plenary indulgence to the souls in Purgatory not available during the octave of All Saints?

  2. Maureen says:

    Yes, that plenary indulgence is available during the Octave of All Saints.

  3. Ken says:

    22 November is the feast of Saint Cecilia, a third class feast. How is a Requiem Mass (Daily Mass for the Dead) allowed? My understanding is that it can only be offered on a fourth class day, with the exception of the week of All Souls Day (through 8 November inclusive).

    (And, please, no guesses — only respond if you have an answer.)

  4. leo says:

    my grandfather James Barry was born in a the village of Kilworth just outside Fermoy it would be a great kindness if anyone attending the Mass could remember him in their prayers , it was a great grace that he died the day after his 77th birthday in the month of november, he had a deep love for the faith and was loved by all who knew him .

  5. Fachtna says:

    I hope to make it to the Fermoy Mass and will be glad to pray for James Barry, RIP.

  6. St. Colman's Society for Catholic Liturgy says:

    The following comment was brought to the attention of St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy which was published on this site yesterday:

    “22 November is the feast of Saint Cecilia, a third class feast. How is a Requiem Mass (Daily Mass for the Dead) allowed? My understanding is that it can only be offered on a fourth class day, with the exception of the week of All Souls Day (through 8 November inclusive).

    (And, please, no guesses—only respond if you have an answer.)

    Comment by Ken — 6 November 2008 @ 1:32 pm”

    In relation to the liceity of the Requiem Mass to be celebrated on 22 November 2008at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral Church, Fermoy, St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy would draw your attention to the Rubricae Generales of the Missale Romanum of 1962, and specifically to Rubrica Generalis no. 415 (b) whose tenor is as follows:

    ” 415. Third class Masses of the Dead are:
    a) the Mass on the 3rd, 7th and 30th day from the death or burial;
    b) a Mass “on the anniversary”;
    c) Masses of the dead in cemetery churches and chapels;
    d) Masses of the dead within the octave of the commemoration of all the faithful departed.”

    Likewise, the Society would draw your attention to Rubrica Generalis no. 418 whose tenor is as follows:

    “418. “Anniversary” taken strictly means the yearly recurrence of the day of death or burial of any deceased person. Taken in a broad sense, however, it means either the anniversary to be celebrated once every year, as established by a “foundation,” outside of the day of death or burial, or a celebration which is held for all the departed of some group, likewise once a year, either on a day established by a “foundation” or by custom of the group or on a day to be established by the group or by the celebrating priest”.

    The Society points out that, as per the Rubricae Generales, of the Missale Romanum of 1962,
    the Holy Mass to be celebrated on 22 November 2008, is an anniversary Mass for the Society and hence a Missa pro Defunctis of the 3rd class, celebrated on a day which is lawfully available since St. Cecilia is not a 1st or 2nd class feast.

  7. Ken says:

    Outstanding explanation — thank you for it. This is precisely why I enjoy this blog, as well as other liturgically-focused outlets.

  8. Richard says:

    I’ve asked this before, but not got an answer; is there a website that lists extant indulgencies?

    If not, would someone who knows about them like to set one up?

  9. MikeinFL says:

    From today\’s Daily Bulletin from the Vatican Press Office:

    Il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI ha nominato Vescovo Ausiliare di Washington (U.S.A.) il Rev.do Mons. Barry C. Knestout . . .Ha svolto poi i seguenti incarichi: . . . Parroco della Saint John the Evangelist Parish a Silver Spring (2004-2006) . . .

    From the Saint John the Evangelist Parish website: Schedule of Masses . . . Sunday, Traditional Latin Mass 8:00 a.m. (Old Church)

  10. David2 says:

    Richard,

    Here’s a link to a PDF of the 1968 Enchiridion of Inulgences:

    http://www.hismercy.ca/content/ebooks/The.Enchiridion.of.Indulgences.pdf

    In addition, the Apostolic Penitentiary would be the obvious place to start:

    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/tribunals/apost_penit/index.htm

  11. David says:

    Maureen and David,

    Yes, it’s a plenary indulgence in the Octave of All Saints. At any other time it’s a partial indulgence.

  12. Richard says:

    Thank you Fachtna. I have to confess that my Latin isn’t up to it, but now you have given me the title a quick Google reveals that the USCCB has published an English translation.

    But David2′s link to the Apostolic Penitentiary shows that even the 1999 Enchiridion Indulgentiarum is already out of date, because new indulgencies have been granted since. And the AP’s website is not very friendly, being just a list of notices.

    What I had in mind was a website where one could type in one’s location, and it would list extant indulgencies in the next month. This could be divided into specific geographical ones, time-specific ones and ones of general applicability.

    Beyond my skill, but a valuable project for someone?

  13. The last trad standing says:

    Can I echo Ken’s comment on the excellent response from St Colman’s Society?
    This blog (along with a scarce few others) is a mine of useful liturgical information, minutiae, rules etc.
    I am thankful that such knowledge of rubrics etc for the Extraordinary Form survived the dark days of the seventies and eighties.
    God bless all our professional (and amateur) liturgical anoraks!!