Splendid photos of a beautiful 1st Solemn Mass celebrated ‘coram episcopo’, in cappa magna

We of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison have posted some splendid photos of the 1st Solemn Mass of the new Fr. Peter Lee, ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert C. Morlino for the aforementioned diocese.

The Mass was celebrated coram Episcopo who was present in cappa magna.

Here are a few of the pics.  You can see more HERE.

Veni Creator Spiritus

The bishop says the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar together with the priest.

To the throne.  He will read also the antiphons as they come along, bless incense and the water cruet at the Offertory.

The subdeacon asks the bishop to bless the water for the chalice.

The bishop kneels before the altar during the Canon.

First time ever elevating the sacred Host

Te Deum laudamus!

More photos are available HERE.

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Without any service fees extracted by mailing a check to:

Tridentine Mass Society of Madison
733 Struck St.
P.O. Box 44603
Madison, WI 53744-4603

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We are doing good things here.

For example, on Friday, Sts. Peter and Paul, Fr. Lee was ordained with two other men (one of whom also celebrated a 1st TLM).   For the ordination the diocese used the TMSM’s red vestments for Pontifical Masses.   Alas, I have only a couple photos from someone’s phone right now.

The Society had three additional chasubles made to match the set precisely for the sake of ordinations.  Next year we will have 5 men ordained, and we have already had five white chasubles made that match our beautiful white Pontifical set, which are embroidered with the coat of arms of the diocese.

In the next week we have a solemn set in green coming, with bronze trim.  Also in the planning stage is a new set in black.  I am having damask woven and am in the design phase.   In the next calendar year, blue will come and, hopefully, rose for Pontifical Masses.   We will also continue to build additional Solemn Mass sets so that we don’t wear vestments from the Pontifical sets unevenly.

I always keep in mind that, one day Madison will have a real cathedral church once again.  Cathedrals need vestments for glorious sacred worship.  We are serving the local Church even as we try to set an example for other motivate groups in other places.  I even lent our green set for the 1st Mass of a young SSPX priest some time ago.

The diocese and parish graciously welcomed him to say his 1st Mass at his home parish where he grew up.  We also once lent out our gold set for the consecration of a church.

This takes a great deal of planning and money.  Please help us?

¡Hagan lío!

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  1. jhayes says:

    After Bisop Slattery’s Mass in Washington, the Diocese of Tulsa issued a letter about his use of the cappa magna

    The cappa magna does indeed represent the finery of the world, its power and prestige. That is why after his entrance wearing it, the prelate is publicly stripped of this finery and humbled before the congregation. Then, vestment by vestment, the bishop is clothed in the new man of which St. Paul speaks, including the baptismal alb, the dalmatic of charity, the stole of pardon and the chasuble of mercy. When finally clothed in Christ, the prelate makes a second entrance into the church to begin the eucharistic celebration in persona Christi, the visible head of the body, the church.


    From the still pictures, I can’t tell if Bishop Morlino removed the cappa magna.

    [No. Nor was he supposed to. He wasn’t, after all the celebrant of Fr. Lee’s 1st Mass.]

  2. acardnal says:

    Gorgeous vestments used at Rev. Fr. Peter Lee’s first holy Mass.

  3. acardnal says:

    I also want to thank His Excellency Bishop Robert Morlino for promoting and participating in the Extraordinary Form/TLM of the holy Mass. He is a truly extraordinary Ordinary! May God bless him with many vocations.

  4. acardnal says:

    jhayes, you really MUST become informed of the rubrics.

  5. SanSan says:

    so beautiful! Deo Gratis.

  6. kat says:

    Thank you for this Father.
    We also had a first Solemn High Mass today. Our new priest grew up in our church and school, and today he had the privilege of offering Mass for us. In fact he will actually be home for several weeks before going to his new assignment, so he is saying daily Mass for us as well. We also have a brand new transitional deacon ordained at the same time, who also grew up in our church and school. Next year, Deus Vult, he too will be ordained. It’s so consoling to see the graces flowing and these young men following their vocations. Our prior gave a wonderful sermon about the importance of the priesthood, especially in these times. He compared the priest to a lighthouse on the ocean shore, helping people reach grace, and heaven, in the fog of this confusing world.

  7. Gripen says:

    Meanwhile in Dallas…

  8. DEG says:

    The vestments are glorious. Are they part of the society’s treasury or privately owned? I am always amazed at how well the team works to manage very complicated services in a relatively small space. Congratulations!

    [The Mass vestments (for the most part) belong to Fr. Lee. Alas, he doesn’t have a matching frontal which would help. I wrote to Gammarelli to find out what one would cost, however. Perhaps someone would like to donate one.]

  9. Charivari Rob says:

    I understand that the Cathedral church burned a number of years ago and that there is the intention to eventually rebuild at the same location. At what locations, then, did these ordinations and First Mass take place? The article doesn’t say.

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