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)
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.
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