Category Archives: Brick by Brick

ACTION ITEM! 100 Cassocks for 100 Seminarians

You know about the BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT.  I reminded you of it the other day.
I had a note from a seminarian in these USA:
First, I wanted to thank you on behalf of my seminarian brothers and myself for all that … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z responds to Fr. H’s “brick by brick” comment

This from the inimitable Fr. Hunwicke at his always gratifying page with my Usual Treatment™:
How to introduce the Vetus Ordo to a country church overnight
“For weeks before my induction I had been in the parish seeing people in their homes and … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z endorses Fr. Cipolla’s call to ACTION!

Though some of the Rorate folks have waged a bit of a war on me, I have tried occasionally to acknowledge their good contributions.  I was sent a link to one contribution which I would like to endorse.
Fr. Richard Cipolla, pastor … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in San Francisco

The newly ordained are celebrating their First Masses.
I had a note about the First Mass of a new young priest in San Francisco.
Congratulations to Fr. Alvin Yu.  Here he is at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, where he grew up. … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Victoria

This is good news for the Diocese of Victoria… Canada, not Texas.
Cathedral site HERE

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It’s confirmed: Never give up! Never surrender!

At RenewAmerica, Matt C. Abbot posted about an encouraging event: confirmations conferred in the Extraordinary Form.  The account is a good read.  It included the following with my emphases and comments:
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I discovered the Latin Mass in my early adulthood and attended occasionally. … Continue reading

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European Parliament now has … *gasp*… a TLM!

I picked this up at Agenda Europe.
NEW: Traditional Latin Mass at the European Parliament
Thanks to the initiative of a Polish MEP, former Sejm Marshal Marek Jurek, there is now a Catholic Mass in the so-called “extraordinary rite” (i.e. the rite that … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Priests learning the TLM

I had an interesting email today.
I got an e-mail today from Fr. Joshua, at St. John Cantius Church, who was good enough to share a group photo of several priests at their TLM workshop.
Facebook tells me that this is embedded code.
As you … Continue reading

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For your Brick by Brick file.

And example of what young priests can do when they have a chance.
A chapel at a school: before and after.

Our “worship spaces” don’t have to be ugly.
Our churches and chapels reflect what we believe (or at least what the designers … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK in CINCY! ORATORY!

I received wonderful Brick By Brick news from Cincinnati.
An Oratory of St. Philip Neri has been officially established at Old St. Mary’s Church.  HERE  and HERE

Not bad, huh?
Here’s their Mass and Confession schedule.

Here’s the press release.

This is, of course, delightful … Continue reading

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A Deacon’s First Holy Mass ‘ad orientem’ – Wherein Fr. Z issues an invitation

Here is something interesting from blogger Deacon Greg Kandra. He has had his first experience as a sacred minister for Holy Mass ad orientem.
Rev. Mr. Kandra was visiting a parish where Mass is said towards the liturgical East. Let’s see … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: a great East and West, “both lungs” development

Here’s some good news.  A reader alerted me to a great East and West “both lungs” development.
From The Sudbury Star in Ontario:
Church revives Latin mass
For a group of worshippers who gather at St. Michael’s Church in Coniston, moving forward also … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: Terrific News! NEW Benedictine Monastery Established in IRELAND – ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE BELOW!  Photos
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Originally Published on: Feb 25, 2017
Here is news to warm the cockles of my beady-black heart.
This comes from the Benedictines of Silverstream Priory in the Diocese of Meath. HERE
On 25 February 2017, they were formally, canonically established by the … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: Another parish goes ‘ad orientem’!

I had a note from a reader about excellent news from Star Of The Sea parish in San Francisco.
Firstly, as always, thank you for your blog! You are my first bookmark under my Catholic folder, immediately followed by ChurchMilitant.  [HA! … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: A church gets a make over

Some parish churches are victims of awful post-Conciliar, faithless wreckovation. Some are awful because of budget problems when they were being constructed. Some are just plain awful.
There’s hope.
A priest friend of mine has given a make over to his church, … Continue reading

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