March Solemn High Mass at Trenton

posted Mar 14, 2019, 6:11 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri   [ updated Mar 14, 2019, 6:12 PM ]

Rare it is to have a sacred SOLEMN HIGH MASS; an angelic Missa Cantata, celebrated in this part of the USA. Nearly as rare, is the BENEDICTINES OF MARY, Queen of Apostles in Gower, MO. leaving their convent to sing Holy Mass in another venue. The LMS and all faithful Catholics are blessed to be a part of this holy combination for the Feast of St. Joseph!

At 6:00 PM, TUESDAY, MARCH 19, Father Kevin Drew, pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in Trenton, and two other priests, will celebrate a Solemn High Mass at St. Joseph Church. AND, the Benedictines of Mary will sing this very special Holy Mass.

Traveling for this (first Class Feast) Solemn Mass will surely add to your holy observation of Lent. Parishioners of St. Joseph have graciously invited us to stay for a meal following Holy Mass. IF YOU WISH TO STAY FOR THE MEAL, Father needs a 'count;' so an adequate amount of food can be prepared. If you plan to attend, please call the Trenton rectory at 660-359-2841.

Every Lenten season, we ALL wish to do something especially pleasing to Our Dear Lord. For Lent 2019, THIS IS IT. So you get a little less sleep Tuesday night. As our elementary school nuns were fond of telling us at the time: “OFFER IT UP!” See you in Trenton!


Weekend Mass Postponed

posted Feb 14, 2019, 12:38 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

FEBRUARY TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS RESCHEDULED!!! After discussions with Father Drew, this Sunday's Traditional Latin Mass (02/17) at St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger has been rescheduled for 4:00 PM, NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th. The decision was made because of the weather forecast & in the interest of safety for everyone (including Father Drew traveling an hour each way). Please be with us next Sunday, February 24th.

Next Mass, Donations

posted Feb 9, 2019, 7:39 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

Next Holy Mass is scheduled for Sunday, February 17 at 4:00 pm.  As always, all are welcome!

The St. Rose of Lima Parish in Novinger has recently separated the 'LMS bank account' (our donations) from the St. Rose of Lima Church account.  ALL OF YOUR donations will NOW go DIRECTLY to the LMS!  Your donations make these Holy Masses possible.  PLEASE MAKE YOUR DONATION CHECK OUT TO: 'LATIN MASS SOCIETY' – and, please be generous.  Spiritually and financially, it's up to us to continue this LM community and its holy work.

Candlemas, Altar Rail Restoration

posted Feb 5, 2019, 10:32 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 10:33 AM ]

Driving through the early morning fog of snow-covered Northern Missouri, it was surely a special morning for Candlemas at St. Joseph's Church in Trenton.  Father Kevin Drew hosted LMS members and some of his own parishioners for the Feast of the PURIFICATION OF MARY.  The Feast commemorates the day Our Blessed Mother was presented in the temple for purification, 40 days after she gave birth –- traditionally, the end of the Christmas season.

The Holy Mass was preceded by the “blessing of the candles” and a moving candlelit procession by priest, Altar servers, and the laity into church.  The Mass was celebrated by candlelight.  Some of the faithful were assisting at their first- ever Latin Mass! Thank you, Father Drew.

LMS members, Mark Cowan, his son Andrew, along with one additional volunteer, are progressing with the delicate, pain-staking craftsmanship in renovating the original gate of the Communion Rail of St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger for the Traditional Mass.


How beautiful it is! We are so grateful to these good men for donating their 'free' time to this project. Although it will take some time, the Communion Rail is on its way to being restored to its proper position in the Sanctuary. Deo gratias!

Last Weekend and Candlemas

posted Jan 28, 2019, 7:21 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

Frigid weather, snow, and ice were not obstacles. Our official 'attendance counter' reports that we had at least 56 of the Faithful for Holy Mass at St. Rose on Sunday.  What a joyful and grace-filled Holy Mass! We are grateful Father Drew made the drive from Trenton – as well as others coming from Marceline, Kirksville, Milan, Moberly, and as far away as near Liberty, Mo. and Quincy, Ill. How about that?

Father Kevin Drew invites all who can make it to St. Joseph Parish in Trenton for the Candlemas Mass this Saturday, February 2nd, at 8:30 am.  Although somewhat ignored in modern times, it is one of the Holiest Feasts of the entire Liturgical Year. The blessing of candles, which takes place on this Feast, is one of the three principal popular blessings conferred by the Church. Ashes and palms are the other two. Candlesmas commemorates the Feast of PURIFICATION OF MARY, since this was the day Mary was presented in the temple for purification, 40 days after she gave birth. We are blessed that Father Kevin Drew, pastor of St. Joseph's will celebrate Candlemas Mass for us; which includes a procession and blessing of the candles. It will be absolutely beautiful. All are welcome!

Looking ahead, Father Drew also invites us to St. Joseph Parish in Trenton on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:00 pm for a High Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph.  The Music will be provided by the Benedictines of Mary Queen of the Apostles from Gower, MO.  What a rare event for Northern Missouri!

Mass Cancelled

posted Jan 19, 2019, 12:51 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

January 20th 4:00 PM Holy Mass in Novinger has been cancelled due to weather concerns. The decision was a collaboration between Father Drew and the LMS. It's just too dangerous for us and especially for Father to drive on slick roads --- especially after dark. Remember, we're still scheduled for 4:00 PM next Sunday, January 27 in Novinger. All are welcome!

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!

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