A Rorate Mass for UW students

As we come to the close of the year, you are surely thinking about your end of year charitable giving.

Please remember the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison,  a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donations are tax-deductible.  Click the link for ways to give.

What does the TMSM do?  According to our charter, we have a task of helping the celebration of and expanding the use of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  We sponsor and organize Masses.  We also give aid to priests who want to use the traditional form.

I was recently contacted by a priest at the St. Paul Catholic Center at the University of Wisconsin in downtown Madison.  The students were asking for a Rorate Mass but they lacked some basic elements.  Enter the TMSM!  We provided some of the useful nuts and bolts and they did the rest.

Here are some photos of the Mass, provided by a student, Derek Ho.  Fr. Andrew Showers was the celebrant.

As you may know, Rorate Masses, celebrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, usually begin in candlelit and end at dawn.

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  1. eupho says:

    Nice to see some pictures of the inside of the new church. Old one was one of the ugliest buildings of all time.

  2. oldCatholigirl says:

    We had a beautiful Rorate Mass (EF) with procession on Saturday at our little parish in Kalamazoo with its “Oratory in Formation”! Followed by a rollicking breakfast in the Social Hall afterwards. And–on Sunday we wound up our nine-day candlelight Advent VespersNovena (combined English and Latin, a capella) similarly: beautiful, peaceful ceremony followed by cookies and cocoa, etc. Our pastor leads us in living a hermeneutic of continuity which melds adoration and service, high seriousness and humor. Our little candles may waver, but so far, they’re still alight, thank God.

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