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Announcing the Release of Mass of the Ages Episode II —plus Screenings at Theatres in Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Front Royal, Washington DC

Following the tremendously positive reception of Episode I with over 1 million views to date, the creators of the Mass of the Ages trilogy are pleased to announce the release of Episode II slated for the Feast of the Ascension, Thursday, May 26, at 8pm ET. In contrast to the storytelling approach of Episode I, which offered a beautiful and compelling overview of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM),  Episode II takes an investigative posture, diving deeper into the origin of the New Mass, the key players in Rome, and its decades-long impact on the Catholic Church.

With consistent dedication to professional cinematography that showcases the ancient beauty and transcendence of the Roman Rite, Episode II focuses on the Second Vatican Council and the subsequent changes made to the longstanding rites of the Church. The cliffhanger ending of Episode I left viewers with a lot of questions, so Episode II seeks to respond by taking viewers on a historical and emotional journey that will reveal answers along the way.

In addition to free streaming at the Mass of the Ages YouTube channel, viewers can experience Episode II in person at select theatres in May in Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Front Royal, and Washington, D.C. Attendees will not only be the first to view Episode II, but Episode I will also be shown on the big screen prior to its companion. These film screenings will also feature in-person introductions from Director and Producer Cameron O’Hearn as well as Q+A periods afterwards with special guests (see below).

***Tickets are free, but to obtain a head-count, registration in advance is required. Tickets must be shown at the door upon entry; no walk-ins. 

May 4 at the Pickwick Theatre (Doors open at 6:00 pm CT)

After the screening, join Director and Producer Cameron O’Hearn and special guests Eric Sammons, editor of Crisis Magazine and host of the Crisis Point podcast, along with Lisa Bergman, author of Treasure and Tradition, the Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass, for a panel discussion and a Q+A with the audience.

May 9 and 10 at the Palace Arts Theatre (Doors open at 6:30 pm CT)

After the screenings, join Director and Producer Cameron O’Hearn, Co-Producer Jonathan Weiss, and other special guests each night for a panel discussion and a Q+A with the audience. Guest of Honor Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler will be in attendance on May 9. Dr. Michael Foley, Professor of Patristics at Baylor University and author of Drinking with the Saints, will join the panel on May 10.

May 15 at St. Mary’s Cathedral (Doors open at 11:30 am PT)

After the screening, join Director and Producer Cameron O’Hearn for a panel discussion and audience Q+A with special guests Kristine Mauss (featured in Episode I), Fr. Joseph Illo, Pastor of Star of the Sea Parish in San Francisco, and Guest of Honor Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco.

May 17 at Royal Cinemas (Doors open at 6:00 pm ET)

May 25 at The Miracle Theatre (Doors open at 6:30 pm ET)

After the screening, join Director and Producer Cameron O’Hearn, Cinematographer Thomas Shannon, Editor Michael Hogan, and special guest Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, a well-known scholar and author, for a panel discussion and Q+A with the audience.

The first 200 registered attendees in the door at each event will receive a FREE Benedictus Missal, compliments of Sophia Institute Press.

The momentum behind the traditional Latin Mass has not only not suffered from certain measures taken over the past year and a half; it has only grown stronger, as word reaches more and more Catholics that this is our treasure, our birthright, our pride and glory. Mass of the Ages is honored and humbled to play a part in this worldwide movement for recovering sacred tradition.

The first episode has been subtitled in 22 languages.