After consulting together, those who attend the Rosary and Vespers on Sunday decided that 2:30pm would be a more convenient time for many people.
Vespers can be downloaded on your computer or digital device for free so you can print it or you can access it on your digital device. Vespers books can be purchased at Angelus Press. If you are not familiar with Vespers, that’s okay, you’re not alone! Please come and pray with us anyway.
For those who attend the Latin Mass in Laurel on Saturdays, Father cancelled the Mass on Saturday, June 20, due to a funeral.
There seems to be a consensus that we should pray together regularly on Sundays. Based on the response to the previous post, we will meet at 2:00pm.
We need a volunteer to lead the Rosary. If you are willing to take this charge, please comment below. We could even rotate leaders if we have multiple volunteers.
Since few people are familiar with how to say Vespers, we will simply rely on those who are. Each family will be responsible for providing its own materials, and we still need to obey the distancing guidelines in the church. Vespers books can be purchased at Angelus Press. They are pricey (but worth it), however, there are alternatives. Vespers can be downloaded on your computer or digital device for free so you can print it. You could also contact Polecat Printery in Powell (and I am sure other places, as well), send them the link, and they will print and bind it for what I consider a very reasonable price.
There seems to be a consensus that we should pray together regularly on Sundays. Three o’clock was thrown out as a possible time more than once. However, I am concerned that for those who are attending Mass out of town, 3:00pm would be an inconvenient time. If they went straight to the church, they would be waiting around for quite a while, yet if they went home, they’d just get settled in before having to leave again.
Would two o’clock perhaps be a better time? Or another time? I don’t think we could go any later than 3:30pm because of the 5:00pm Mass, nor earlier than 2:00pm because those who are attending Mass out of town would not have time to arrive. I’m particularly interested in hearing from those who are attending Mass at a later time and therefore would be most affected, but in saying that, I’d like to hear from anyone interested in participating.
Please let me know by commenting on this post so that I can get an idea of everyone’s thoughts and post the time.
Each family will be responsible for providing its own materials, and we still need to obey the distancing guidelines in the church. Vespers books can be purchased at Angelus Press. They are pricey (but worth it), however, there are alternatives. Vespers can be downloaded on your computer or digital device for free so you can print it. You could also contact Polecat Printery in Powell (and I am sure other places, as well), send them the link, and they will print and bind it for what I consider a very reasonable price.
Don’t forget to leave your comment on the time, even if it’s a simple, “Any time is okay by us.”
Due to the little interest in the Wednesday night Traditional Latin Mass, it will be suspended. We will keep in weekly touch with Father as things continue to normalize a bit and reevaluate the interest that people have and the ability of Father to provide the Mass.
Only three people attended the Traditional Latin Mass that Fr. Clark said on Wednesday night in Cody. If you want to attend the Wednesday night Mass, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4ba9a62fa0fd0-latin by Monday at 8am.
To attend Mass in Wyoming, each person is required to wear a mask. The bishop now allows distribution of Holy Communion on the tongue, however, the bishop requires Father to disinfect his hands between each communicant and wait one minute.
If there remains little interest in a Wednesday night Mass, that Mass will be cancelled.
To sign up for the Wednesday evening Latin Mass at 5:30pm at St. Anthony’s in Cody, please go here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4ba9a62fa0fd0-latin
Fr. Clark was happy to see us and expressed his joy that we were able to celebrate the TLM again. As of this writing, Holy Communion is not being offered at the Latin Mass, but things are changing rapidly. He is looking forward to coming back to Powell for our regular Sunday Masses as things get more settled.
I think none of us is without the profound understanding that the spread of Covid-19 throughout the world requires a spiritual response from us. However, in the society in which we live, that can be very difficult. The desire to read about the virus’ spread, its origins, and any number of other trivial facts, can easily sap up the time which we could be putting to good use in combating the virus by the most efficacious means available to us — turning towards God in a spirit of reparation and sacrifice. In addition, all of our usual lives have been upended to greater or lesser extent, and it is hard to find a new normal.
Today is the day to get our spiritual lives in order. And the best way is to hearken and obey the words our Lord said to Sr. Lucia:
“The sacrifice required of every person is the fulfillment of his duties in life and the observance of My law. This is the penance that I now seek and require.”
Note that our Lord does not use the word “desire”, but rather “require”. While beefing up our prayer life is salutary and necessary as one part of our duties in life, our fulfillment of our daily corporal work is just as important. Today is not the day to slack off on schooling kids, performing chores around the house, producing product at the plant, keeping up with the office paperwork, or whatever your daily duty entails. No, indeed. Let us use this time wisely and work diligently at our daily chores so as to fulfill the duties in life and offer up that penance which is so pleasing to our Lord.
Here is a partial list of livestreamed Traditional Latin Masses. All of these communities are in union with Rome.
Institute of Christ the King
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles
The Transalpine Redemptorists have a taped recording.
If you listen to this sermon, please say three Ave’s for the intentions of this priest: