NEW STUFF! Glorious altar cards! 2015 ORDOs! Spanish/Latin Missalettes!

I have been wanting to post about a few useful items.  Let’s start with what I received today.

I have written in the past about the spiffy TLM travel altar cards from SPORCH.  SPORCH is the Society for the Preservation of Roman Catholic Heritage.  Click HERE

Today I received a new set that are, quite simply, glorious (that’s a pun for those of you who know Italian). Sorry about the rather banal soda can.  I use it to give you a bit of scale.

A closer look at the Epistle side card.

The center section of the central card.  Notice the old typeface.  I think that a priest who is very new to Latin might want to study the cards well in order to get used to the different presentation.  I, for one, thrive on it and even created some of my own cards with all the ligatures, etc.  But I digress.

These have now replaced my old cards on my own altar, though I may breakdown and take them to the parish… maybe.

The nice lady who runs SPORCH, whom I met during my recent trip to Louisville, KY, has quite a few different styles, for just about any altar style or size.  She sent three sheets with some images.  Here’s one:

SPORCH cards would be great gifts to a parish and the travel cards a good gift to a priest or transitional deacon.

Next on the list of things to promote we have two Spanish/Latin missalettes for the TLM.  One is for the regular TLM and the other for Nuptial Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

They come from the Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei, which has done such great work over the decades through the dedication of Mary Kraychy and others.  I just saw Mary Kraychy last weekend in Chicago, where I gave some talks and said a few Solemn Masses.

This is timely!

I have been writing about the importance of including Spanish speakers at TLMs in these USA.  Get hopping, friends!  I especially commend Fr. Parkerson in the Diocese of Raleigh, who recently started a TLM with Spanish sermon.  Well done.

Next, it is that time of year again.  Advent is just around the corner.  That means that we have to get our new ORDO for 2015.  Every Latin Church sacristy should have an Ordo for both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form.

I have received two different editions, so far.

First, the Fraternity of St. Peter sent me one copy of their 2015 Ordo.

It isn’t substantially different in content from those of previous years.  It is useful.  There are helpful documents in the back.

Here is a page, so you can see how it is laid out.

I also received a 2015 Ordo from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago.

This is a little zippier than the FSSP Ordo, but they are both spiral bound.

Here is a page that explains use of the 2nd Confiteor.  You decide.

Helpful directions about abstinence and fast.

The calendar layout.

In my effort to be helpful, I hope you will visit the respective sites and find some great items to help you in your full, conscious and actual participation in Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form!

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  1. Titus says:

    My kingdom for a citation on the Friday-after-Thanksgiving thing. I even downloaded the Acta from Pius XII’s reign and tried running it through e-discovery software to find words that might show up in such a decree, but I couldn’t find anything.

  2. Mercyknight says:

    Should we get these, Father?

  3. Mercyknight:

    Fr. Heilman, good to see you here. It is hard to go wrong with them. You might want to see mine first and also look at the images of others on the sheets the lady from SPORCH sent me.

  4. Mercyknight says:

    Let’s do a meeting of the minds.

  5. jbpolhamus says:

    I have a comment about the 2nd Confiteor; to use the language of the New Rite, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist are two separate liturgies (in the Extraordinary Form these correspond to the Mass of the Catechumens and the Mass of the Faithful. So…given that sacramental obligation is satisfied by the second without dependance on the first (you can arrive late and still “attend mass”), the second Confiteor is of significant use to those bed-heads who can’t get their heinie’s to mass on time. Which I suspect was prolly its original function. So…kinda makes sense to keep it. In my humble opinion.

  6. Matt R says:

    Another product worth mentioning is the Angelus Press Spanish-Latin Missal. I’ve seen one person with it, and she loves it. It’s a great resource.

  7. Generally speaking, in this age we live in, more prayer is needed and not less. The Confiteor should be retained as it can never do harm and only do good.

  8. Geoffrey says:

    Regarding the second (third?) Confiteor, being a fan of “say the black, do the red”, its retention never made much sense to me. The phrase “due to pastoral circumstances” sounds like something you would hear at an average parish to defend some sort of liturgical abuse.

    That being said, I almost always silently pray the Confiteor on the way to Holy Communion, whether at the OF or EF Mass.

  9. Ygnacia says:

    There is an EF Mass every Sunday in the Monterey, CA area that has provided both English and Spanish missalettes, and has had both a Spanish and English sermon for many years now. Thank you Fr. Nicholas Milich for being way ahead of the curve! www.

  10. Imrahil says:

    Dear Geoffrey,

    as long as it’s allowed and we like it…

    and I have yet to find one who likes the EF but thinks the 2nd/3rd Confiteor does not belong there.

    All the more since structurally, the first Confiteor is for the priest and the 2nd (part of the first) – for whom? the attendance? No: for the non-celebrating clergy, or the altar severs standing in for them. They pray for forgiveness to duly celebrate Holy Mass. Of course, laity may join in, but then laity may also pray (silently) most parts of even the Canon, not pretending to be priests but just pretending to join in.

    This by logic calls for a third Confiteor to be said by the laity – unless we hold that an attender is to the same degree (only with different function, etc.) participating in Mass than – if we go to the extremes – even the deacon. Which seems to be intuitively wrong. Or unless we hold that I was wrong with the first, and there is, at least not in the Confiteor, a distinction between clergy (celebrant excepted) and attendance – which however seems to be unsuggested both by thoughts on “nice structure”, etc., and also the fact that the attendance often does not hear the first Confiteors at all, but is busy listening to the Introit or the Kyrie or singing a hymn.

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