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Events: Christ the King in PA; All Souls in WI

1. October 30, 2011: High Mass in Patton, Pennsylvania (Diocese of Altoona-Johnston)

On Sunday, Oct 30, a SOLEMN High Mass will be celebrated at Queen of Peace at 11 AM in honor of the Feast of Christ the King. This highly ceremonial Mass features three sacred ministers—priest, deacon, and subdeacon—as well as master of ceremonies, thurifer, acolytes, and torchbearers. Some of you may recall that we celebrated a Solemn High Mass once before, in Feb 2010. These two liturgies are probably the first Solemn High Latin Masses celebrated in the diocese in several decades!

ALSO ... the liturgy will feature the Juniata College Concert Choir singing a 16th century Mass by Palestrina entitled Aeterna Christi Munera (“Eternal Gifts of Christ”). Gregorian Chant and other sacred music will be sung as well.

This is one liturgy you won't want to miss!

"potluck" buffet luncheon will be held in the church hall immediately following the Mass. Those who come are requested to bring a covered dish. If you need food ideas, you may contact Christen at or 814-535-3300.

2. All Souls's Mass in Kenosha, WI:
November 2nd, 2011 - All Souls' Day at 7 p.m. - Solemn High Mass
Priests: Fr. Dwight Campbell, S.T.D. and Fr. Ben Reese, S.T.D.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1919-54th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140


  1. P.K.T.P.6:24 PM

    That's just lovely but what we need is not another Mass in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown but an every-Sunday Mass in the Diocese of Greensburg, where the Bishop holds out valiantly against the Pope, Sacred Tradition, and "Summorum Pontificum". Ditto for the Diocese of Steubenville next door in Ohio. Ditto for the Diocese of Saginaw, in Michigan.

    Who needs the Pope when you can have a local Bishop all of your own?


  2. Miracles Happen3:23 AM

    The Milwaukee Diocese has come a long way! Deo Gratias!+

  3. Gratias5:09 AM

    Two Solemn High Masses is excellent news. Means we have many willing priests. With stable traditional communities that provide the choirs and all the hard work involved in organizing a three-priest mass. The pot-luck is also a great idea that solidifies the congregations. Wonderful!

  4. Gratias5:23 AM

    Should you like to see how a Solemn mass is carried out (1941, Chicago, narrated by Archbsp. Sheen) go to:



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