Rose in Dunn, NC

The parish of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dunn, NC the pastor Father Paul Parkerson used rose vestments, as is entirely natural, on Gaudete Sunday.

So I was alerted by a reader.

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  1. Bro. AJK says:


    I attended Mass at St. Clement of Rome, Des Peres, MO, and the priest wore rose vestments. As opposed to a Mass I heard of elsewhere that, despite of the availability of rose vestments, the priest wore purple.

  2. JGKester says:

    The parish of St. Mary’s in Norwalk, CT had a lovely solemn set in a decidely non-pink Rose

  3. Alli says:

    And they were lovely vestments, too!

    Here is a link to a picture with better light. Unfortunately I don’t think I can find a shot of the detail, but it was quite nice.

  4. Tyler says:

    Alli, do I spot the bottom of a biretta in that picture, or do my eyes play hopeful tricks?

  5. Corvus says:

    Rose vestments were worn at St. Joseph Church, Raleigh… least for the last 18 years.

  6. Peter Karl T. Perkins says:

    Rose vestments were worn by Fr. Alexander MacLellan when he celebrated our Traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

    Peter Karl T. Perkins
    Victoria, Canada

  7. Mary W says:

    Blue vestments worn at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Winchester, Ca at the evening Mass last night. I understand that special permission is needed from the bishop to wear this color. [Which I am not sure he can give.]

  8. mcitl says:

    And things were also looking “rosie” at the Church of Saint Peter in Olney, Maryland.

    And, I suspect, many other places as well…

  9. Emily says:

    We have rose vestments, too, and they were beautiful!
    (St. Pius X in Reynoldsburg, OH)

  10. Emily says:

    We had rose vestments at my parish, too, and they were beautiful!
    (St. Pius X, Reynoldsburg, OH)

  11. keith says:

    The celebrant at my seminary also wore Rose for Gaudete Sunday!

  12. mcitl says:

    ..and the inimitable Philip Johnson is serving the Mass in the photo for this post.

    God bless him!

  13. Gretchen says:

    your eyes do not play tricks Tyler, that is indeed a biretta. Fr Parkerson not only says a beautifully holy Mass but he has all the vestments and priestly garb to boot. I know him personally and drive 2 hours to go to Mass there when I am able.

  14. ssoldie says:

    Ah! how very wonderful. I attend TLM every Sunday in Flensburg, Mn and Fr.A Hoppe has the beautiful rose vestments not only for Gaudete Sunday, but also Lateare Sunday as well. Fr Hoppe is 88yrs in Feb, he also wears a biretta at every Mass, drives his car even in this last snowstorm we had. Our traveling time is 45 min, but we love the Gregorian Rite,and Fr loves it also.

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