Altar Rail

posted May 18, 2019, 12:28 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri   [ updated May 18, 2019, 12:29 PM ]

Generous volunteers of our LMS of Northeast Missouri have completed a huge step in restoring St. Rose of Lima Church by completing and installing the original Communion Rail back to its rightful position. It is beautiful!


We thank these good, dedicated, talented volunteers -- working for Our Blessed Mother and Her Holy Son. It was a lot of work. The detailed work of the Communion Rail gate is not yet complete. Without support from our Diocese, we know not where we shall go from here.


Gentlemen, thank you again!

Easter Masses, Laetare Sunday, Diocesan Mass

posted Apr 10, 2019, 7:54 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

TWO HOLY MASSES ON TWO CONSECUTIVE EASTER SUNDAYS

The number 40 is a holy number in the Bible and, therefore, in the Catholic Church, who is its author. April will mark the 40th consecutive monthly Sunday Mass in Northeast Missouri! Our Blessed Mother and two holy priests are providing our 40th and 41st consecutive Sunday Masses at humble St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger, MO.

4:00 PM, SUNDAY, APRIL 28, (the Octave of Easter, Low Sunday) with Father Kevin Drew, pastor of St Joseph's Parish in Trenton, MO.

4:00 PM, SUNDAY, MAY 5, (Good Shepard Sunday) with Father Arnaud Devillers, FSSP, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Quincy, IL.

As we have done for the first 39 Sunday Masses, the Holy Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before Mass and a reception with these good priests will follow Mass in the Parish Hall. PLEASE SAY A HAIL MARY to thank Our Blessed Mother for this supernatural gift of Grace!

“Of all the types and shadows of the Old Testament, none is as pervasive and important as the shadows revealed in the relationship between "forty," and the fulfillment of promises.” (ecclesia.org)

Laetare Sunday

Our thanks to Father Drew! A Holy Latin Mass on Laetare Sunday in northeast Missouri was only possible because of this good, 'missionary' priest. As you know, priests must be imported from other Diocese. The sermon was inspiring & instructive. About 40 of the faithful assisted at Holy Mass, including a BUNCH of kids! You'll see from the pictures, they thoroughly enjoyed the food at the reception; especially the dessert. A couple of Truman students even entertained us on the 'ancient' piano -- including music from JS Bach! Impressive. Thank you Dear Lord for this holy mission.

Monthly Diocesan Mass

One of the servers (Aiden Talerico) who 'trained' & served right here at St. Rose in Novinger helped the Inst. of Christ the King with a Lenten event last Saturday at Fr. Dylan Schrader's St. Brendan Parish in Mexico, MO. Fr. Schrader is continuing in this Diocese what was begun right here in rural northeast Missouri Have no doubt: TRADITION IS THE FUTURE!


Next Mass, Restoration Progress

posted Mar 24, 2019, 7:23 PM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

Our next Traditional Holy Mass is set for 4:00 PM, Laetare Sunday, March 31st at St. Rose of Lima in Novinger. The Holy Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes before Mass and a reception will follow. Please be with us!

Intricate restoration work continues on the Communion gate for the Communion rail of historic St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger. An LMS member who supplied these pictures said, “I was impressed that they carved out a piece of wood (circled in the photo) with a Dremel and glued it on.” For those of us impatient for this project to be complete, recall the classic film 'The AGONY & The ECSTASY,' in which an impatient Pope asks Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. After a while, the frustrated Pope Julius II asks, “When will you make an end (of it)?” Michelangelo answers, “When I am finished?”

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.

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