2 Feb Live Stream of Pontifical Mass from Miami

You might want to mark your calendars:

Pontifical Mass in Miami
To stream LIVE on LiveMass.net and iMass
Thursday Feb 2nd, 2012 – 7:30 PM EST

On Thursday February 2nd, at 7:30 PM EST His Grace Archbishop Thomas Wenski will celebrate a Pontifical Solemn High Mass for the feast of Candlemas at the Church of the Epiphany, Miami, Florida.

The Liturgy will include the distribution of candles for the Feast, as well as a procession of the clerics around the interior of the church.

The Pontifical Mass will broadcast on www.LiveMass.net, and also on iMass (app for iOS devices) LIVE, starting at 7:30 PM EST.
Rev. Fr. C. Goodwin FSSP will be joining us as commentator for this Liturgy.

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  1. I was going to fly down from Missouri to Miami to be there for this. Epiphany is my former parish and Archbishop Wenski is the bishop that confirmed me 12 years ago. Regrettably, school will prevent this from happening, so thank you for posting the alternative for me, Father!

  2. Some more details:

    “The assistant clerics will be Very Rev. Msgr. A. Wadsworth (Westminster, England), Rev. Fr. Guy Nicholls (Birmingham Oratory), Rev. Fr. R. Vigoa, Very Rev. Fr. C. Marino, Rev. Fr. J. Fishwick and Very Rev. Msgr. J. O’Doherty (Archdiocese of Miami), Rev. Fr. C. Saenz (Society of Jesus), Rev. Fr. J. Fryar, Rev. Fr. J. Nolan and Rev. Fr. B Austin (Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter).”

    “The Florida Schola Cantorum, under the direction of Rev. Dr. Edward Schaefer will sing Wadsworth’s Missa Brevis, and the Women’s Schola Cantorum will sing the Gregorian Chant propers for the Mass and Terce, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Donelson.”


    Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth (listed as assisting Bp. Wenski) was the head of ICEL during much of the new translation process, but the Missa Brevi being sung is by the composer Zachary Wadsworth.

  3. Legisperitus says:

    In a perfect TV world, something like this would be covered by EWTN.

  4. persyn says:

    Deacon Dr. Schaefer is a good friend. I am sorry I have to be in California working with Fr. Spitzer on new content for our New Evangelization apostolate at this time. It should be a FANTASTIC liturgy! I haven’t seen Ed for some time now and would have been there in a heartbeat otherwise.

  5. JMGDD says:

    Does anyone know if an on-demand stream will be available later? I will be at Mass myself during the live stream, but I would very much like to hear the commentary!

  6. Finarfin says:

    Thanks for letting me know Fr. Z! I will make sure that I watch it.

  7. Sword40 says:

    I’ll be at a High Mass too that day. At least I’ll be enroute to a High Mass.

  8. Jack007 says:

    N.B. to Fr. Z…
    That would be Fr. Justin Nolan FSSP.
    Assistant at St. Philippine Duchesne in Kansas City.

    Besides giving great sermons, the good Father is also known to occasionally share a quality scotch with like minded priests. :-)

    Jack in KC

  9. irishgirl says:

    Is this also going to be on EWTN?
    Reading Henry Edwards’ listing of the clergy attending this Mass is a real ‘Who’s Who’ in the EF world!
    Are you going to be there with Father Goodwin, Father Z? I remember hearing the two of you when I watched the 2009 Mass at the National Shrine in DC-good job!

  10. “Is this also going to be on EWTN?”

    Unlikely, I’d assume, unless a donor shows up to pay the freight for such a telecast. In regard to special events like this, I think EWTN is essentially a pay-as-you-go operation. You pay, they go with the telecast. For instance, I believe the Paulus Institute paid the cost for the EWTN telecast of the April 2010 Pontifical Mass from the National Shrine (for which Fr. Goodwin and Fr. Z were the commentators).

    The cost for a satellite telecast is appreciable–ranging from satellite access fees to the cost of local video camera operators. The cost for a webcast is much less, especially when (as with LiveMass.net now) automated cameras are used. So, as long as its donations suffice, LiveMass.net will be able to do more of this in the future.

    Whereas I have (after a number of inquiries) no reason to expect EWTN to do more in the way of EF telecasts than at present. My personal conjecture–as opposed to what EWTN actually says–is that the reason that EWTN is no longer telecasting quarterly EF Masses (as it did during the first 2 or 3 years of Summorum Pontificum) is that its base of regular donors prefers to pay for its OF Mass telecasts, and that the network does not perceive an adequate paying demand for EF Mass telecasts.

  11. “Does anyone know if an on-demand stream will be available later?”

    Yes, LiveMass.net plans to re-stream the Feb 2 Mass on Friday Feb 3 at 12:00 Noon EST, and again at 6:30 PM EST, and after that the file will be available for download.

  12. I must say that EWTN would have done a fantastic job in telecasting the Mass last night. If funding is a real consideration then come on folks dig into your pockets and send some specified donationa to the network. Speaking of that, what has happened to the choir and the director Greg? Is that a budget cut they have had to nake?

  13. acardnal says:

    I watched the entire Mass. Fantastic! FSSP Rev. Fr. Goodwin’s commentary was outstanding and very helful and very educational, too.

  14. I thought LiveMass.net did a fine job with the Mass, and frankly was surprised by the quality of the camera work in this their first remote “on location” effort. Anyone who missed it last night can check out the encore web casts later today (times listed above). For almost everyone alive today, it will be a first opportunity to see the traditional Candlemas ceremony–which my 1962 missal describes as “one of the most picturesque features of the Western liturgy:–followed by solemn Terce celebrated during the vesting of the bishop, and finally the solemn pontifical high Mass itself.

    All accompanied by eloquent but unobtrusive commentary. Incidentally, it was refreshing to see so many young priests and seminarians of the Archdiocese of Miami participating in choir, and the choir of young nuns chanting the propers.

    You may get what you pay for. LiveMass.net is supported by modest use of their Donations button, and (in addition to its daily TLM web cast) plans further special events like this. It’s probably not cheap to subscribe an EWTN telecast.

    In this context I might mention that LiveMass.net is associated with the FSSP and its Confraternity of St. Peter (lay associate members, of which I am one).

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