19 January 2016:
I returned today from my native place to find a large box by the door to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue (which, ironically, has no heat right now). Within were the new Pontifical set in purple!
Opening the box I was first greeted with the sight of my green cope for the vestment I bought last October. But this is about purple not green.
A few items extracted.
They are splendid. NB the Filipo Neri style chasuble.
Thanks for all the help, to those of you who participated in this project.
I am about to begin another!
More on that later.
UPDATE 31 Dec:
Thanks to JD who made a big donation to bring this project to completion. I am very grateful.
In roughly 3 months we did it!
Don’t worry. I’ll be back. I will begin another vestment project before too long!
At the time of this writing…
Thanks to all donors!
MH, AS, BY, KS, MB!, DC!, NA, JE, KA!, CM, DY!!!!!, FB, PO, RE!, JG!!, AS, EK, RF. ED, MM, MH, GG!!!!!, CD, CRJR, CD!, AD, MG, WH, PC, MH!, AS, CU!!, TB, JK!, SH, MR, TB!, PW, CT!x10, JB, BK, AH, AL, RJS, SG!, DF, MO’B, WK, MH!, JS, FA, JB, LG, AF-S, CB, MD, PAP!!!!!, RJ, AN, PT, AC, GF, MBG, MH, SD, DP, MB, SK, JD (wow!), AS!
UPDATE 8 Dec:
Tonight we had a great Solemn Mass in the presence of Bp. Morlino. I was going to use a gold set, but when I took the chasuble out of its bag, I found that it was more worn that I remembered. I used the gold silk set instead.
This just goes to show how important having the right vestments at the right moment can be.
So, please help us with this project! The Tridentine Mass Society of Madison needs vestments… lots of vestments. This is only the beginning.
Get out that crowbar and pry loose some money… for a tax deductible donation.
UPDATE 20 Nov:
Today I received an email from Gammarelli in Rome:
We have finished to cut the vestments, so now we will wait for them to be started from our worker (3 weeks time).
So, we are getting closer. They won’t be here by the 1st Sunday of Advent (that was slim) but they should be here before Advent is over!
We were able to get over the half way point yesterday. We even had one donation of $1K! That seems to have encouraged more people to contribute
Have you pitched in yet? This is tax deductible.
Gammarelli sent a few photos of the cutting of the fabric for the Pontifical set. They are a little fuzzy, but… they are making progress! Click >>HERE<<
So Gammarelli is making progress with our new set of Pontifical vestments. Now we need you to help us make progress with the fundraising to pay for them!
During my recent Roman trip (thanks, readers) I went to Gammarelli, where I ordered up a new Pontifical Mass set in purple for the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison.
I set up a GOFUNDME drive to raise money for this project. You can make TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations through this. The TMSM is a 501(c)(3) organization.
We must keep pushing forward! Always forward!
Here is one of the shop minions, calculating expense of fabric and trim for the altar frontal or antependium.
The set will have:
- Chasuble in the “Philip Neri” Roman style with stole, maniple, burse, veil
- Four dalmatics with 1 stole and 2 maniples. They might squeeze a couple stoles extra from the fabric
- Humeral veil
- Cope and stole
- Fabric for tabernacle veil should be sent.
They have to order more of the purple, because this kind of set requires quite a bit. I hope they may have it finished and sent by Advent.
Hopefully we will have regular Pontifical Masses during the Year of Mercy as well as Solemn Masses. I am pretty sure it will be the only Solemn set, much less Pontifical, in the diocese.
Please help with our project?