Category Archives: Brick by Brick

TERRIFIC! School Choir accomplished, back to back, Solemn Roman and Eastern liturgy!

This is impressive by anyone’s standards.
The wonderful Lyceum school in Cleveland, has a great choir.  They sang for a Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke and then a Divine Liturgy with Bp.Milan Lach.
Read about it HERE.
I want to offer official Fr. … Continue reading

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A reader’s first impressions on attending the Extraordinary Form

There’s a first time for everything. First times rarely encompass all that can be encompassed. But, they are a beginning. After that, brick by brick.
From a reader…
Father, I’ve been reading your blog for a few years, and thought you might … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What should we do for Ember Days?

Some (enlightened) bishops have asked the faithful in their dioceses to observe the traditional Ember Days as times of penance in reparation for sins.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Dear Fr Z, I wish you would do a “how to” post on fasting for … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK in Archd. Los Angeles

Here is some great Brick By Brick news from the City of Angels.
Archbp. Gomez official set up a traditional parish, staffed by the FSSP, exclusively for the traditional Roman Rite.  Fr. James Fryar, a fine priest whom I met in … Continue reading

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30 years a priest, 60th birthday – a priest’s first real Solemn Mass! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is the season of First Holy Masses.   For example, on Saturday 30 June, I will be helping as Assistant Priest with the First Mass of a newly ordained priest to be celebrated in the presence of the bishop (coram … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in @archstl – a lesson in commonsense, prayer and elbow grease

There are entirely understandable reasons why not every church can be grand and beautiful.  For example, sometimes a church is needed quickly and the means are slim.  In many cases, however, a little creativity and a touch more patience – … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in Virginia

I am hearing about this sort of thing all over the place.
The first Traditional Latin Mass by this priest at this parish drew
120 people!
This text is from the bulletin of St. Francis Church in Purceville, VA:
About 120 came to celebrate … Continue reading

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Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.

At the newish blog LAJ, Shawn Tribe has a good post about boldness in regard to some traditional vesture and other items of yore.
In the 60s Paul VI abolished quite a lot of good things. That was a mistake. However, … Continue reading

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A new year, a new membership – LMS @latinmassuk

When I find an organization or cause that I like or that I use, I try to support it.
For example, I really like Our Lady of Hope Clinic, about which I have written. I like Team Rubicon.
I really like the … Continue reading

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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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