As we come to the close of the year, you are surely thinking about your end of year charitable giving.
Please remember the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison, a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are tax-deductible. Click the link for ways to give.
What does the TMSM do? According to our charter, we have a task of helping the celebration of and expanding the use of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. We sponsor and organize Masses. We also give aid to priests who want to use the traditional form.
I was recently contacted by a priest at the St. Paul Catholic Center at the University of Wisconsin in downtown Madison. The students were asking for a Rorate Mass but they lacked some basic elements. Enter the TMSM! We provided some of the useful nuts and bolts and they did the rest.
Here are some photos of the Mass, provided by a student, Derek Ho. Fr. Andrew Showers was the celebrant.
As you may know, Rorate Masses, celebrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, usually begin in candlelit and end at dawn.