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Traditional Latin Mass:
With the indult granted by Bishop Baker, we offer the traditional Latin Mass following the 1962 revision of The Roman Missal. This Mass is celebrated in three forms: Low Mass, a spoken Mass; Missa Cantata, a sung Mass; and Missa Solemnis, the Solemn High Mass which is sung and which requires the priest, a deacon and a sub-deacon. The traditional Mass remained essentially unchanged from the time of the Council of Trent until the revision of the liturgy in the 1960's.

Novena of the Miraculous Medal:
History: St. Catherine Laboure, of the Daughter of Charity, received visions of the Blessed Mother which were to result in the introduction of the Miraculous Medal. During the vision that took place on July 18, 1830, in the chapel of the motherhouse in Paris, France, the Blessed Mother sat on the director's chair near the altar. After confiding certain matters to St. Catherine, she said, "Come to the foot of the altar; there graces will be shed upon all, great and little, who ask for them. Graces will be especially shed upon those who ask for them."

During the vision that occurred on November 27, 1830, the Blessed Mother stood with her hands outstretched, brilliant rays of light coming from rings on her fingers. Some rings gave off no rays, representing graces for which souls forget to ask. Our Lady's feet were crushing the head of the serpent. An oval framed the Blessed Mother, showing these words in letters of gold: "O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."

Promise: The a voice was heard to say: "Have a medal struck after this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces. They should wear it around the neck. Abundant graces will be given to those who wear it with confidence." The back of the medal was then revealed: a large M surmounted by a bar and a cross. Beneath the M were the hearts of Jesus and Mary, the one crowned with thorns, the other pierced with a sword. The whole was encircled with twelve stars.

The medal had originally been called the "medal of the Immaculate Conception," but so many remarkable graces and favors were soon granted through it that it quickly became known as the Miraculous Medal.
(Source: Prayers and Heavenly Promises, Compiled from Approved Sources. By Joan Carroll Cruz)

Eucharistic Adoration
Stella Maris Church offers the opportunity for Nocturnal Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the monthly basis. Adoration begins after the 7:00 p.m. Mass on the first Thursday of each month and continues until just prior to the 8:00 a.m. Mass on the Friday. Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is held each Monday evening following the Miraculous Medal Novena.

South Carolina Internet Resources

Catholic Diocese of Charleston
The official site of the Diocese of Charleston. (Links to area Catholic schools and parishes can be found on this site.)

Carolina Catholic Internet Radio
"Carolina Catholic Electronic Media is a Volunteer Organization formed to share the message of Jesus Christ through the medium of electronic technology: radio, television, and the Internet."

Other Internet Resources

PetersNet
"PetersNet is the premier Catholic resource site on the web, featuring Catholic documents, reviews and evaluations of Catholic web sites, and specialized Catholic databases -- all accessible through a major search engine. The principle missions of PetersNet are to provide users with a valuable repository of all kinds of Catholic documents, and to provide reviews of web sites claiming to be Catholic on the Internet." PetersNet is a project of Trinity Communications, a non-profit corporation devoted to advancing the Catholic Faith through publishing and educational services.

The Catholic Community Forum
Catholic Information & Resources provides a wide range of Catholic related information.

Catholic Liturgical Library
"This site features almost 50 of the most important liturgical documents, 150 reference articles, samples of polyphony and chant, a comprehensive section concerning Church liturgical law, Timeline of Liturgical Development and a site search engine."

The Holy See
The official site of the Vatican.

Catholic World News
"The most complete source for Catholic news, Catholic World News offers full global news coverage as well as an email subscription to all of its services. CWN seeks to provide its readers with all the news that affects their Church and faith."

Vatican Radio
"Vatican Radio is the official broadcasting station of the Holy See, a means of communication and evangelization created to serve the Pope's ministry. Its main task is to proclaim the Christian message and keep in contact the centre of Catholicism with the rest of the world.

Every day Vatican Radio, through its program in 40 different languages and two hundred journalists from 61 different countries, broadcasts in five continents more than 22 hours of simultaneous broadcasting on different frequencies including news, live reports religious celebrations, in-depth program and music."

Knights of Columbus
The official Web site of the Knights of Columbus

Women for Faith and Family
"Home site of Women for Faith and Family, an excellent organization which represents about 50,000 Catholic women in the United States and abroad who express fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church in all matters of faith and doctrine."

Onerock
"Onerock is an electronic magazine for teenagers whose mission is to supplement the already Catholic teenagers and "lukewarm" Catholics with enriching, orthodox and entertaining content and to form an online community of Catholic teenagers through bulletin boards and chat."

Memorare
"The purpose of this lay apostolate, loyal to the Pope and the Magisterium, is to help Catholics rediscover the great theological, historical and devotional heritage of the Church. For non-Catholics, the site serves as a starting point for understanding the Faith."

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Sacred Vessels
Needed For Mass
 
Chalice Chalice
A cup of precious metal (the inside must be gold or gold plated), that holds the wine consecrated at Mass.
Paten
A small plate of precious metal that holds the Sacred Host.
 
Ciborium Ciborium
A large cup of precious metal with a cover of the same material, that contains the hosts consecrated for distribution to the Faithful in Holy Communion.
 
Pall Pall
A small square of stiffened linen, or of cardboard covered with linen, used to cover the chalice.
 
Purificator and Corporal Purificator
A small linen cloth used by the priest to dry his fingers and the chalice, when he has washed and purified them after Communion.
  Corporal
The linen cloth spread by the priest on the altar at the beginning of Mass. The chalice and host rest upon this cloth.
 
Chalice Veil and Burse Chalice Veil
A cloth covering of the same color as the Chasuble, that Offertory and after the Communion.
  Burse
A flat, square container of cloth, the same color as the vestments, in which the corporal is carried to and from the altar. It is placed over the veil on top of the chalice.
 
Definitions and images: Saint Joseph Sunday Missal, 1953