Rorate Mass

posted Dec 5, 2019, 6:00 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 6:02 AM ]

Father Drew will once again this year be celebrating a Rorate Mass on Saturday, December 14 at 6:50 pm at St. Joseph Parish in Trenton, MO.  It is celebrated early as the only light in the Church is from candles at the altar.  As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ.

The Rorate Mass takes its name from the opening words of the Introit, which comes to us from Isaiah 45:8: Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluantjustum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem, which translates: 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.  

The reading and prayers of the Mass foretell the prophecy of the Virgin who would bear a Son called Emmanuel, and call on all to raise the gates of their hearts and their societies to let Christ the King enterasking for the grace to receive eternal life by the merits of the Incarnation and saving Resurrection of Our Lord Mass on Monday .

First Sunday of Advent, Upcoming Day of Recollection

posted Dec 2, 2019, 1:25 PM by jdjobson

The last day of the Thanksgiving holiday brought together a small but joyful group to assist at Holy Mass & welcome back Father Dylan Schrader to St.Rose of Lima in Novinger. Father has been a supportive friend to our LMS over the years. We have now celebrated four consecutive years of monthly Traditional Masses in northeast Missouri. Who'd of 'thunk' it? We are pleased that it was Father Schrader who was with us to celebrate our 48th consecutive!


Known for its devotion to the 1962 Latin Mass and Catholic tradition, the Institute of Christ the King has 80 apostolates worldwide, including one each in Kansas City and St. Louis. On Saturday, December 21, priests from the Missouri apostolates will present a "Day of Recollection" for young adults ages 18 to 35 and celebrate a Solemn High Mass for our entire community at St. Brendan's Church in Mexico Mo.  The Day of Recollection will be from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Solemn High Mass is at 11:15 am that same day.

All Souls Day, Upcoming Masses at Novinger

posted Oct 31, 2019, 9:45 AM by jdjobson

From Father Drew, regarding All Souls Day Masses at Trenton:

"Saturday, November 2
is All Souls Day, the day we remember the Church Suffering in Purgatory.  Mass will be offered at 8:30 am.  It will be in Latin, as it is every Saturday and prayers will be provided in English.  Unlike the Solemn High Mass we had on Oct 13, this Mass will be a Low Mass which is quiet and meditative.  Just the server and myself will pray audibly.  Everyone else will pray quietly in their pew, offering their sacrifice in their own heart to their Heavenly Father. 

This beautiful expression of our faith, featuring black vestments and unbleached candles will last a little over a little over 30 minutes.  Directly after the 8:30 Mass, all are welcome to join me in going to St Joseph's cemetery where I will lead a few prayers.  So come to town next Saturday morning and pray for the Poor Souls.  It will be time well spent.

I will offer another Low Mass for  All Souls at 11:30 am on Saturday November 2."


Father Kevin Drew will also celebrate the next Holy Mass scheduled for 4:00 PM, Sunday, November 17 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger. As usual, Our Lady's Holy Rosary is prayed 20 minutes before Mass and a reception with Fr. Drew will follow. This will mark 47 consecutive months the Traditional Mass will be celebrated in northern Missouri!

In addition, we have Fr. Dylan Schrader scheduled to celebrate Holy Mass at St. Rose at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 1 -- the 1st Sunday of Advent. This will mark four consecutive years of monthly Sunday Traditional Masses in our area. How about that? Our Blessed Mother is making Her Son's Holy Mass available in one of the most remote parts of His Kingdom. Please say a prayer of thanks!

Note: At this point, it is undetermined whether or not we shall have kneelers at Novinger.

Fatima Mass and Rosary Procession

posted Oct 14, 2019, 10:31 AM by jdjobson

What a spiritually perfect Our Lady of Fatima feast day it was in Trenton, MO. on Sunday! More than 150 Catholics from all over northern Missouri assisted at the Solemn High Mass and Rosary procession. Our Dear Lord and His Blessed Mother must have been pleased. Thank you, Father Drew!

It is indeed a striking reality of Holy Mother Church in 2019 that this holy expression can be accomplished by faithful Catholics in a rural community with fewer than 6,000, while at the Vatican, pagan idols are being venerated by placing them in front of Our Lord's Altar during Mass at the anthropocentric Amazon Synod. Confusion abounds. Stay Catholic, my friends. Stay Catholic!


Fatima Anniversary Solemn High Mass, Rosary Procession

posted Oct 7, 2019, 10:17 AM by jdjobson


If you love Our Blessed Mother & have an affinity for Her Divine Son's Holy Traditional Mass, what an opportunity Fr. Kevin Drew is giving us!

FIRST – A Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 1:45 PM on Sunday October 13 in northern Missouri at St. Joseph's Parish in Trenton. It is the beautiful feast of Our Lady of Fatima & the 102nd anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun – witnessed by believers & non-believers alike!

SECOND – Following the Solemn High Mass, we shall join the Rosary prayers of thousands across the USA praying the Holy Rosary for our Nation at about the 3:00 PM mark. As we pray the Holy Rosary, we shall have a Rosary Procession around the block of St. Joseph's WITH the beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

THIRD –- Food & drink will be available in the Church Hall following the Rosary & Fatima Procession. If you plan to join us for this joyful meal, please send Fr. Drew an email to let him know you will be attending. Volunteers need to prepare enough food for all. Knowing how many attendees will be helpful. Father's email address is: kevdrew11@yahoo.com – ALL ARE WELCOME!

St. Joseph's Church 1728 St. Joseph Street Trenton, Mo. 64683

Last weekend's Baptism, Upcoming Masses

posted Sep 11, 2019, 1:04 PM by jdjobson

A new member of the Church Militant!
Little Daniel Jobson was baptised in the Traditional Rite in front of 60 to 70 of his closest admirers by Fr. Kevin Drew of the KC Diocese. Daniel's 'big' sister Margaret, who was baptised just last year got a little emotional in the pews, then decided to fall asleep in Dad's arms. The Baptism began with the 'exorcism' ceremony in the vestibule -- Father wearing the purple stole. Then, processed to the Sanctuary -- Father wearing the white stole. Also, Daniel's mother, Katherine, received the Churching of Women blessing. Baptism, Holy Mass, Confession, 'Churching' blessing & the Rosary -- a truly joyful Sunday in Marceline, MO.

We are pleased to announce a second September Holy Mass is scheduled for 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 22 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger. Please be with us! This will be the 45th consecutive monthly Sunday Holy Mass at St. Rose. (45 months in a row!!!) We are approaching four years of monthly Sunday Holy Masses in northeast Missouri. In our remote geographic area, this can be described as truly a minor miracle. Thank you, Blessed Mother! Fr. Kevin Drew, of the KC Diocese, will celebrate Holy Mass and Our Lady's Rosary is prayed 20 minutes before Mass.  A reception will follow with Fr. Drew in the Parish Hall.

On Sunday, October 13 at 1:45 pm Father Drew will celebrate a Solemn High Mass here at St Joseph's in Trenton.  After Mass, we will join thousands of others across the country who will be praying the Rosary around 3:00 for our nation.  We will process around the block with a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima while praying the Rosary.  Afterwards we will celebrate with some food and drink in the church hall.  Venture out to the country to join in this beautiful expression of our faith on the 102nd  anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun. If you are looking to attend, please contact the St. Joseph Parish to help them gauge how many to prepare for.

Baptism, Diocesan Weekly Mass, Future Masses

posted Aug 26, 2019, 6:12 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

There will be an extraordinary form Baptism on Sunday, September 8 at 4 pm before a Low Mass at Saint Bonaventure Church in Marceline, MO.  Father Kevin Drew from Trenton, MO in the Kansas City/Saint Joseph Diocese has once again agreed to be celebrant.  Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior, and a reception will follow in the Catholic School.

From Father Dylan Schrader, priest at Saint Brendan's in Mexico, MO, and Diocesan Delegate for the Extraordinary Form, passed on the following news from his area: "I am pleased to announce that beginning in October, the noon extraordinary form Mass at St. Brendan in Mexico will be every Sunday! St. Brendan parish will also be having community and faith-formation opportunities from around 10:00am to 11:45am on Sundays, and I would encourage you to take advantage of these. As we get going, the full schedule will be posted at St. Brendan. It is important for the long-term success of our extraordinary form community that we continue to grow, to get to know each other, to invite others, and to stay connected with our fellow parishioners."

Next mass at Saint Rose in Novinger will be September 22.  As always, this will be preceded by Rosary and followed by a reception.

Missionary Priests

posted Aug 19, 2019, 8:18 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

We added Father Schumacher's picture to the list of Missionary Priests of St. Rose. Here's part of a message he sent to all of us last week: "You quote our Lord's instruction in your note: "Take up your cross and follow me." That is, in fact, the passage I chose to place at the top on my ordination card: tollat crucem suam ("Let him take up his cross"). To me, it is the whole hermeneutic of the priesthood and indeed the Christian life. We must follow the Lord Jesus wherever He goes, and His path leads through Calvary to the Resurrection. God bless you all, and may He prosper the work of your hands. Pray for me! Know of my prayers for you."

Father Schumacher

posted Aug 13, 2019, 11:46 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

Our Blessed Mother continues to provide. She smiled down upon northeast Missouri Catholics on Sunday by providing newly-ordained Father Stephen Schumacher, of the St. Louis Archdiocese, to celebrate Holy Mass, administer his 'First Blessing' -– and stay with us for a joyful reception following Mass! Next month, Father will be off to Rome for studies. BUT, he expressed interest in returning to St. Rose of Lima next summer. How about that? Complete with a rainbow, words cannot adequately describe just how beautiful and holy a day it was.


Thank you, Blessed Mother, and thank you, Father Schumacher!


Many Blessings; Next Mass With a Newly Ordained Priest

posted Aug 2, 2019, 8:50 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

What multiple blessing we received last Sunday! An amazing group of close to 60 of the faithful assisted at Holy Latin Mass at St. Rose of Lima in Novinger.  Following Holy Mass, we recited the beautiful Litany of the Precious Blood.  Then, after the Litany, Christopher Scearce received the Benedictine oblature ceremony from Father Kevin Drew.  Our Dear Lord, through His Holy Mother, continues to provide us with the Sanctifying Graces of these special Sundays.

A few of the girls from our LMS attended the Young Girls' Camp at the Institute of Christ the King in Wassau, WI this past week.  Along the way, they stopped to visit (and for a meal) with a former Truman State University graduate and LMS member, Page Karls, and her family, who are from that area.  It has been said that they had a very fun time while still deepening their Catholic faith.

Father Stephen Shumacher, a newly-ordained priest of the St. Louis Archdiocese, has graciously agreed to be our newest 'missionary' priest to travel to northeast Missouri to celebrate Holy Latin Mass.  Father Schumacher will celebrate Holy Mass at 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 11 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger, MO.  We are SO BLESSED that Father will also be administering his 'First Blessing' to us immediately after Holy Mass.  Our Blessed Mother's Holy Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before Mass & a reception with Father Schumacher will follow Holy Mass in the Church Hall.  We thank our dear colleague, Regina Morris of the Latin Liturgical Association, for telling us about Father Schumacher.  Our Blessed Mother did the rest! Please be with us to welcome Father to northeast Missouri!

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