Bringing in the new year

posted Jan 3, 2019, 4:36 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

The new year will bring forth TWO HOLY MASSES, TWO SUNDAYS IN A ROW for our LMS! Father Kevin Drew will celebrate Holy Mass for us at 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 20 and 27, at historic St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger. We're grateful. What a blessing it is to our community.

As usual, Our Blessed Mother's Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before Mass.  A reception will follow at the Parish Hall. We begin our fourth year! Deo gratias.

Rorate Caeli Mass

posted Dec 17, 2018, 10:29 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

It was so beautiful, so moving, so Holy. Father Drew hosted about 60 of the Faithful at St. Joseph's Parish; ALL driving in the pre-dawn hours from as far away as Liberty, MO to the west,  Kirksville, MO to the east, as well as Marceline MO to the south. Some of us gathered at Dino's Diner in Trenton for breakfast following Holy Mass.

First Sunday of Advent, Upcoming Rorate Caeli Mass

posted Dec 5, 2018, 10:48 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 10:52 AM ]

About 40 of the faithful gathered Sunday for the the 36th consecutive monthly Sunday Traditional Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger, Mo for the First Sunday of Advent. We even had someone attend from Tucson, AZ. What a holy night it was! Father Drew heard Confessions, we prayed Our Blessed Mother's Rosary, Holy Mass was celebrated as we gratefully knelt & received our Blessed Lord in Holy Communion. Afterwards, we had delicious food and warm fellowship in the Parish Hall. The entire evening was a true blessing!

NEXT TRADITIONAL MASS --- If you can get up early on a Saturday morning, PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS SPIRITUAL BLESSING. Father Kevin Drew will celebrate a special Rorate Caeli Traditional Latin Mass –- a votive Mass in Our Blessed Mother's honor, at 6:50 AM on Saturday, December 15 at St. Joseph's Church in Trenton. No electric lights; only candle lights, as we await the Light of The World! No Holy Rosary or Confession before Mass.

HERE'S HOW THE FSSP DESCRIBES THE RORATE CAELI MASS: “The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion wherein the Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent is offered just before dawn. In many instances families and individuals travel an hour or more, rising and arriving very early for this stunningly beautiful Mass. The interplay of light and darkness speak to the meaning of Advent and the coming of the Light of the world.

The Mass takes its title, Rorate Caeli, from the first words of the Introit, which are from Isaiah 45:8:
“Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.''“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.'

The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, priests and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ."

All Souls Weekend Masses Recap, Surrounding Latin Masses, Diocesean Mass, and Thirtieth Consecutive Month of Latin Mass in NEMO

posted Nov 17, 2018, 7:33 PM by jdjobson   [ updated Nov 17, 2018, 7:37 PM ]

Between the All Souls Day Mass and the following Sunday Mass, we had a weekend total of 65+! And yeah, we had ice cream too. Some used it for the dual purpose of nourishment & make up. How creative!

Friend of the LMS, Monsignor Richard Soseman (who has celebrated Holy Mass for us at St. Rose) sent along a picture of the beautiful 40-Hours worship his Parish in Peru, Illinois celebrated from November 7th until the 11th.  The 40-Hours Devotion includes Holy Masses, Benediction, Confession, the Angelus and more. Great work, Monsignor. Thank you.

Saint Columban Church in Chillicothe, MO (KC/St. Joseph Diocese) is having a Solemn High Latin Mass in honor of the Solemnity of St. Columban on Friday, November 23 at 6:00 pm.  Music for this special Mass will be provided by the internationally acclaimed Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apsotles from Gower, MO.
This will be the first time in many decades this solemn liturgy has been offered in that parish.

Father Schrader of the Diocese of Jefferson City thanks all who were able to be present and assist with the recent sung Mass for All Souls Day at St. Brendan's in Mexico, MO.  It has been many years since there has been TWO TLM's on the same day in this Diocese!  He is also happy to announce that, beginning in December, he will offer an extraordinary form Mass every first Sunday of the month at 12 noon at St. Brendan in Mexico, MO.

DECEMBER WILL MARK THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS! Can you believe it? We are blessed to announce a December Traditional Mass has been set for 4:00 PM, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2; THE 1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT at historic St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger.  This Holy Mass will mark the 36th consecutive monthly SUNDAY Latin Mass in northeast Missouri.  Over that three-year span, six different priests from three different states have celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Rose. How could we have had three consecutive years of Holy Masses WITHOUT a designated priest? Thank Our Blessed Mother.  It is She who has made this a reality.  Father Kevin Drew will again be with us.  Rosary 20 minutes before and a special reception to celebrate the three-year milestone will follow Mass.  Please be with us to celebrate the generosity of Our Dear Lord.  God willing, January will mark the beginning of our fourth year!

November Weekend Masses

posted Oct 21, 2018, 6:01 PM by jdjobson

NOVEMBER WEEKEND MASSES (yes, as in plural!) at St. Rose of Lima in Novinger --- ALL SOULS DAY evening Holy Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 PM, Friday, NOVEMBER 2. This is the 2nd year in a row in which we shall have this special Mass praying for the holy souls in purgatory while also celebrating the living.  Black vestments and Altar dressing, unbleached candles, and special prayers will be used. Our Blessed Mother's Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before Mass, and a reception, with Father Kevin Drew, will follow.

THEN, Father Drew will return to St. Rose, two days later, to celebrate a SUNDAY Holy Mass for us at 4:00 PM on Sunday, NOVEMBER 4! Two Traditional Masses in three days in Northeast Missouri – what a blessing! As usual, we shall pray the Rosary 20 minutes before Mass, and a reception will follow with Father Drew.

Let's give the new Sanctuary floor a workout! Thank you, Blessed Mother.

Finally, please thank Monsignor David Cox for allowing us to keep the St. Rose Sanctuary in a traditional form for the entire November 2-4 weekend.

All Souls' Day

posted Oct 10, 2018, 8:14 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

TWO YEARS IN A ROW -- We are honored to announce there WILL BE a special ALL SOULS DAY Latin Mass at 6:30 PM, Friday, NOVEMBER 2 at St. Rose of Lima in Novinger! Father Kevin Drew will travel from Trenton to celebrate this humble Holy Mass. Please plan to be with us.

As is prescribed by the Church, there will be special prayers, black vestments, unbleached candles, and no flowers on the Altar. It will be both a remembrance of the holy souls in Purgatory and a celebration of life!

Our Lady's Holy Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before Mass with a reception with Father Drew will follow. Thank you, Mother Mary!

If you are located toward the central or southern point of our Diocese, Father Schrader is also planning on celebrating an All Souls Day Extraordinary Form Mass at St. Brendan's Parish in Mexico, MO.  It is scheduled for 6:00 pm on the same day -- Friday, November 2.

Solemn High Mass

posted Sep 21, 2018, 10:28 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri   [ updated Sep 21, 2018, 10:28 AM ]

Q. How many SOLEMN HIGH TRADITIONAL MASSES have been celebrated in northern Missouri in the last (nearly) 50 years?
A. ONE. The LMS hosted a Solemn High Mass at Mary Immaculate Church in January 2014 which drew standing-room-only attendance.

Q. Will there EVER be another SOLEMN HIGH MASS scheduled in our neck of the woods?
A. It has been already!

Please mark your calendar! We are blessed to announce that, thanks to Father Kevin Drew, we shall have a rare SOLEMN HIGH TRADITIONAL MASS for the External Solemnity of Our Lady of the Rosary at 1:45 PM, Sunday, October 7 at St. Joseph Church in Trenton, MO.

There will be the priest, the deacon, the sub-deacon, multiple Altar servers, a beautiful choir, incense, holy water & the all the rest –- all to conclude the 54-DAY ROSARY NOVENA FOR OUR NATION.

The Solemn High Mass will begin with a Rosary Procession around the St. Joseph's Parish campus. A reception with food and drink will be served following Holy Mass in the Parish Hall. Our Blessed Mother has given us this beautiful, rare Liturgical gift. It is well worth the drive to receive it. We encourage everyone to bring someone with you. All are welcome!

September Mass

posted Sep 8, 2018, 7:09 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

Now, more than ever, our Sunday Holy Mass schedule is a month-to-month process. So, we rely on Our Blessed Mother more than ever. We are pleased to announce we shall return to St. Rose of Lima in Novinger in September! We have scheduled a 4:00 PM HOLY MASS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 at St. Rose of Lima Church. We are pleased that Father Kevin Drew of the KC Diocese, will again celebrate Holy Mass for us. Thank you Father, for sheparding our community!

We shall pray Our Blessed Mother's Rosary 20 minutes before Mass & there will be a reception following Mass. All are welcome!

This Sunday's Mass and September Diocesan Mass

posted Aug 22, 2018, 7:42 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

The Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 PM, THIS SUNDAY (08/26), at St. Joseph's Parish in Trenton, MO! St. Joseph's pastor, Father Kevin Drew, will again celebrate Holy Mass for us.

A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.  As usual, we shall pray Our Blessed Mother's Rosary 20 minutes before Holy Mass.  This will be two Sunday Masses on two consecutive Sundays!  Please be with us. All are welcome!

Our Diocese of Jefferson City, in conjunction with St. Peter's Church in Jefferson City are having a Friday night Mass in the Extraordinary Form on September 14th.  It will be celebrated in the beautiful St. Peter's Church across from the Capitol building.  For more information about this (as well as a little mention of the Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri in the Catholic Missourian article within), visit

August Mass

posted Aug 1, 2018, 10:33 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

The August Holy Traditional Mass is scheduled for 1:30 PM, Sunday, August 19 at Father Kevin Drew’s home parish --- St. Joseph’s Church in Trenton, MO, in the KC Diocese. WE HOPE YOU CAN BE WITH US! St. Joseph’s is only a little more than an hour drive from Kirksville. This will be the first Holy Mass ever scheduled by the LMS that is out of the Jefferson City Diocese. It will be more convenient for those of you traveling from northwest Missouri.

We are working on making the Sunday Holy Mass more frequent than just once per month!  Monsignor David Cox is valiantly working on accommodating us at St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger.  So, who knows? We may ‘end up’ with two venues for the Holy Traditional Mass! Now, wouldn’t that be a miraculous gift from Our Blessed Mother!

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