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!

July Mass and Investiture

posted Jul 19, 2019, 6:05 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

The LMS mission continues in northeast Missouri with the Traditional Latin Mass scheduled for 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 28 at the increasingly-traditional St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger. If you recall, it wasn't that long ago the Sanctuary was covered in RED carpeting with NO Communion rail. Father Kevin Drew, pastor of St. Joseph's Parish in the KC Diocese will celebrate Holy Mass for us. Thank you, Father!

We are also so proud to announce that Christopher Scearce, one of our good LMS members, has been accepted as a Benedictine Oblate Novitiate by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, in Gower, MO. Fr. Drew has been so kind as to agree to perform the investiture ceremony following Mass!  The investiture ceremony is quite brief and all interested are invited to stay after Holy Mass to witness.

This will be the second Benedictine investiture ceremony celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church. Two other LMS members, who have just recently moved to Florida, Casey and Rachel Dillon, had their investiture ceremony (in private) at St. Rose last year following Mass. Deo Gratias!

Our Blessed Mother's Holy Rosary is prayed 20 minutes before Mass and a reception with Father Drew will follow the 'Mass of the Ages' in the Parish Hall. Please be with us. It is joyful to have Our Blessed Lord's Holy Mass followed by good fellowship on a Summer's evening in God's beautiful countryside.

Trinity Sunday Mass

posted Jun 10, 2019, 8:53 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri

How would you like to kneel for Holy Communion in a quaint, 114-year-old country church, at its original Communion rail right here in northeast Missouri? The next Traditional Latin Mass has been scheduled for 4:00 PM, SUNDAY, JUNE 16 at ST. ROSE OF LIMA Church in Novinger, MO. It will be TRINITY SUNDAY, a first class feast, and will mark the 42nd consecutive monthly Sunday Traditional Mass in this rural Catholic community. We are pleased that Father Kevin Drew will be with us to celebrate this special Sunday Holy Mass. For the first time in decades at St. Rose, laity will be able to kneel for Holy Communion at the Church's original –- and beautifully restored Communion rail. Many thanks again to our skilled, hard-working volunteers!

Holy Rosary is prayed 20 minutes before Mass & a reception with Father Drew will follow. Please be with us for this holy and historic Traditional Mass.

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


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.

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