I have been wanting to post about a few useful items. Let’s start with what I received today.
Today I received a new set that are, quite simply, glorious (that’s a pun for those of you who know Italian). Sorry about the rather banal soda can. I use it to give you a bit of scale.
A closer look at the Epistle side card.
The center section of the central card. Notice the old typeface. I think that a priest who is very new to Latin might want to study the cards well in order to get used to the different presentation. I, for one, thrive on it and even created some of my own cards with all the ligatures, etc. But I digress.
These have now replaced my old cards on my own altar, though I may breakdown and take them to the parish… maybe.
The nice lady who runs SPORCH, whom I met during my recent trip to Louisville, KY, has quite a few different styles, for just about any altar style or size. She sent three sheets with some images. Here’s one:
SPORCH cards would be great gifts to a parish and the travel cards a good gift to a priest or transitional deacon.
Next on the list of things to promote we have two Spanish/Latin missalettes for the TLM. One is for the regular TLM and the other for Nuptial Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
They come from the Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei, which has done such great work over the decades through the dedication of Mary Kraychy and others. I just saw Mary Kraychy last weekend in Chicago, where I gave some talks and said a few Solemn Masses.
This is timely!
I have been writing about the importance of including Spanish speakers at TLMs in these USA. Get hopping, friends! I especially commend Fr. Parkerson in the Diocese of Raleigh, who recently started a TLM with Spanish sermon. Well done.
Next, it is that time of year again. Advent is just around the corner. That means that we have to get our new ORDO for 2015. Every Latin Church sacristy should have an Ordo for both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form.
I have received two different editions, so far.
It isn’t substantially different in content from those of previous years. It is useful. There are helpful documents in the back.
Here is a page, so you can see how it is laid out.
I also received a 2015 Ordo from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago.
This is a little zippier than the FSSP Ordo, but they are both spiral bound.
Here is a page that explains use of the 2nd Confiteor. You decide.
Helpful directions about abstinence and fast.
The calendar layout.
In my effort to be helpful, I hope you will visit the respective sites and find some great items to help you in your full, conscious and actual participation in Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form!
Tell them Fr. Z sent you!