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CORRECTED: Pontifical Masses and Upcoming Ordinations

1) From our friends in Messainlatino comes news of the following ordinations and Pontifical liturgies:
June 30, 2009, Commemoration of St. Paul – In the ICRSP seminary in Gricigliano: Low Pontifical Mass by Msgr. John Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, NZ, with conferment of tonsure and minor orders on seminarians

July 1, 2009, Feast of the Precious Blood of Our Lord, -- In the ICRSP seminary in Gricigliano: Solemn Pontifical Mass by Bishop John Basil Meeking, with ordinations to the subdiaconate and diaconate.

July 2, 2009, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – in the Church of Santi Michele e Gaetano in Florence, at 9:30 A.M: Solemn Pontifical Mass by Archbishop Raymond Burke, during which he will ordain three new priests, including the Japanese Raphael Katsayuki Ueda. (I believe that he is the first ICRSP priest from Asia -- CAP)

July 2, 2009, at 6:00 P.M., in the ICRSP seminary in Gricigliano: Pontifical Vespers and Te Deum presided over by Msgr. Giuseppe Betori, Archbishop of Florence, in the presence of Archbishop Raymond Burke, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, and Bishop John Basil Meeking.
2) From the website of the Institute of the Good Shepherd we learn of the upcoming sacerdotal ordination of two IBP deacons this coming Saturday, July 4, in the Basilica of Sainte Anne d'Auray. The Pontifical Mass will be offered and ordinations conferred by Msgr. Joseph Madec, Bishop Emeritus of Frejus-Toulon.
(Correction: According to the more up-to-date entry in the IBP Roma website, the celebrant will be Msgr. Ennio Appignanesi, Archbishop-Emeritus of Potenza, in the presence of Msgr. Madec.)
3) I would like to remind everyone of the following Pontifical Mass to be aired live over EWTN:
Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 7:00 am CST (televised on EWTN - broadcast live at 7:00 am CST)

Pontifical Latin High Mass (Extraordinary Form) at 7am at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, AL (residence of Mother Angelica and the Poor Clare Nuns). Hear the schola cantorum of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius and the choir of the Poor Clare Nuns.
Mass will be offered by Bishop Joseph Perry with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.
(slightly edited from the original notice on the SJCC website)


  1. I could be wrong, but I believe the letters for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest are ICRSS, for the Latin of priest- sacerdotes (I'm sorry if my spelling is wrong, I'm going off memory, and at least the idea of the word is right, I believe). ICRSP is a combining of the English and Latin words, and who wants to be labelled strictly with the English, which would be ICKSP (which I have seen before, and having "ICK" is not too pleasing). Thanks for all youre great reporting, by the way!

  2. Anonymous1:59 PM

    Didn't Pope Paul VI abolish all minor orders as well as the Sub-Diaconate?

  3. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Bishop Perry needs his own diocese ,he's totally solid!!!

  4. Jack B.3:02 PM

    Renee, "ICRSP" is the French abbreviation.

    Anonymous, the minor orders are still allowed in the Extraordinary Form.

  5. ICRSP = Institut du Christ Roi Souverain Prêtre

    Given that this congregation uses French as its main language, I think it apt.

  6. "Bishop Perry needs his own diocese ,he's totally solid!!!"

    Not a diocese, but an Archdiocese, preferably one with a red hat normally attached to it.

  7. "Bishop Perry needs his own diocese ,he's totally solid!!!"

    “Not a diocese, but an Archdiocese, preferably one with a red hat normally attached to it.”

    --Whoah! We like His Excellency right where he’s at, thank you. I’ll be happy to see him with a red hat as long it’s the one that Cardinal George is currently wearing. (Only after His Eminence is through with it of course.)

  8. Anonymous7:26 PM

    Oakland now has a traditional leaning bishop with Mons. Cordileone. God willing, we shall get ours in San Francisco soon. Bsp. Perry would be great.

    Phillip C. in S.F.

  9. Anonymous10:04 AM

    All these ordinations for priests of traditional Orders which use only the Tridentine Latin Mass:
    nearly 30 for the SSPX this year, 6 for the FSSP, 3 for the ICRSP, 2-3 for the Institute of the Good Shepherd, plus 20-30 for new priests of several other new traditional Orders is awesome for the Catholic Church!! We should thank God for every one of these wonderful new holy priests!
    What good fruit the Tridentine Latin Mass brings!

    Then we look at the wreck of the Novus Ordo Mass and the NOM Church.
    Some of these radical liberal Orders of priests have not had an ordination ceremony anywhere in the world for years! Some of our biggest Orders (the Jesuits), trumpet the ordination of 3-4 new priests (for the whole USA), and in some countries, of 1 single priest per year (England and France this year!!).
    And you can forget about the radical liberal femminist habitless nuns....most have not had a profession for new sisters in 20 years!!

  10. Anonymous10:12 AM

    "Anonymous said...
    Didn't Pope Paul VI abolish all minor orders as well as the Sub-Diaconate?"

    Paul VI did so many things wrong during his pontificate, but his wholesale supression of not only traditional vesture for Cardinals, bishops, and priests as well as supressing ancient minor orders which were in the Church from the beginning was tragic.
    It seems he and his clique of advisors almost took a sadistic pleasure from 1965-1973 in systematically destroying the tradition of the Church and it's visible witness. John Paul II went even further in some of his Masses and agenda....and in bringiing us "altar girls".

    But yes, except for Lector and Acolyte, Paul VI supressed all the other minor orders (porter, sub-deacon, etc.)

  11. Anonymous12:49 PM

    A priest who celebrates the Ordinary Rite is ordained only to the Diaconate and to the Priesthood. Those who celebrate only the Extraordinary Rite go through many more ordinations. Why? A priest who normally celebrates the Ordinary Rite can also celebrate the Extraordinary one without having to go through all those extra ordinations.


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