NYC/NJ 24 November – (Usus Antiquior) Altar Server Retreat and Solemn Mass

I received notice from friends in New York that they are sponsoring a Retreat for Altar Servers (of the Mass according to the 1962 Missal).

WHAT: Server Retreat for the Extraordinary Form, Solemn Mass.
WHEN: Retreat – Saturday, 24 November starting 10:30 AM.  Mass – 3:00 PM.
WHERE: Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Newark, New Jersey.
WHO: Any male who does or wants to serve Mass, etc., in the Extraordinary Form.  (Anyone can come to the Solemn Mass.

The retreat is this Saturday, 24 November, at the Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Newark, New Jersey. It begins at 10:30 AM. It includes three spiritual reflections as well as altar server instruction and review. For those who can afford it, there’s a small admission cost to cover lunch ($10) which is included.

The retreat concludes with Solemn Mass Pro Pace at 3 PM as part of the Forty Hours Devotion that the Pastor of Mt. Carmel in Newark, Msgr. Joseph Ambrosio, holds every year over the last weekend before Advent.

Any man who serves the Mass or would like to learn to serve the Mass may attend the retreat.

Of course, everyone is invited to assist at the Solemn Mass. (If you’re anywhere in the area, you should try to assist at this Mass and then visit the nearby Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It’s one of the most beautiful cathedrals in this country.)

The coordination of the Retreat and Solemn Mass was made possible by the generous hospitality of Msgr. Ambrosio and with support from the Agnus Dei and Regina Coeli Councils of the Knights of Columbus.  The Regina Coeli Council is dedicated to the Usus Antiquior, by the way.

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  1. Gratias says:

    God bless Fr. Joseph Ambrosio for hosting this conference. Each priest that helps save tradition makes a service to the Church.

    Bravo to the Regina Coeli Council of the Knights of Columbus. We need to save Western civilization to rebuild after this secular culture collapses.

  2. Darren says:

    I will actually be in Newark on Saturday. A friend and I will be visiting St. Michael’s Cathedral (Byzantine Ruthenian) in Passaic, then the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart (truly truly one of the most beautiful in the country) and the National Shrine of St. Gerard at St. Lucy’s in Newark, where they also have a weekly TLM).

    I have been thinking of writing Archbishop Myers of Newark as I think it would be incredible to have a Solemn High Mass for the Feast of the Sacred Heart in that Cathedral Basilica!

  3. Matt R says:

    Too bad I cannot stay in the NYC area until Monday.
    Perhaps I can ask my parish priest to hold such an event in the future.

  4. zama202 says:

    Agnus Dei is also a Knights of Columbus dedicated to the Usus Antiquior. In fact, most of its founding members were the men of Una Voce Bronx.

  5. Darren says:

    After talking with my friend last night, this mass is now the last stop on our visit to Passaic & Newark. I am looking forward to this, and then the Pontifical High Mass in Trenton on Tuesday… it will be a very good few days.

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