UPDATE: The fabric has been delivered, thanks to a clerical intermediary, to Gammarelli in Rome. On Monday I will send in the order, directions of what to do, and get back the estimate of costs.
So… you need to step up now! Please help us bring the fundraiser to a successful close.
The Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison – 501(c)(3) – is at it again. Of course it’s at it again: I’m the president and the tank has only one gear.
To find our GoFundMe campaign…
This time we must raise funds for a full set of Pontifical in WHITE. (See update, below.)
We have to take some pressure off our beautiful gold set, which is silk. We have to use it more sparingly, but we are having Pontifical Masses pretty often! It’s a good problem to have, right?
I found some beautiful and durable and affordable while jacquard damask. We will buy the fabric ourselves and take it to Gammarelli in Rome.
A full Pontifical Set typically includes:
- Chasuble with stole, maniple, burse, veil
- Three dalmatics with 1 deacon’s stole and maniples.
- Two tunics with a maniple.
- Humeral veil
- Cope and stole
- Pontifical dalmatic and tunic
- Pontifical gloves
We will also get fabric and trim for tabernacle veil. These vestments can also be used for Solemn Masses with priest, deacon and subdeacon.
Down the line we will have a new Black set made (the one we have now… meh…) and a Rose set! Of course, I continue to harbor hope for the approval of liturgical blue.
Please help us? Donate now. The dollar is strong against the Euro now. I’d like to get this project started at the first of the year.
Here are some action shots of our vestments.
YOU helped to make these!
After consultation with veeps, I have decided to raise the target amount.
“But Father! But Father!”, some of you acolytes of Judas are squeaking, “All these vestments are too lavish and … and … they should be sold and money given to the poor! Pope Francis hates you trads because YOU HATE VATICAN II!”
Au contraire. Pope Francis loves all of us equally. How can you say such a thing?
Moreover, because the Second Vatican Council decided to include a section specifically about the Blessed Virgin Mary in their Constitution on the Church Lumen gentium, we are going to honor Mary by having a sent of Pontifical Vestments made in BLUE.
BLUE VESTMENTS in addition to the WHITE VESTMENTS.
That’s not blue and white vestments, or even white and blue vestments.
Rather, that’s a set of WHITE vestments and a set of BLUE vestments.
Just think… the sets will have capes with silver chains!
So, please donate lavishly and quickly.
We will use, probably, the cerulean on the right, but maybe not in that pattern.