August 7th Mass

Father Robert Novokowsky, FSSP, the newly installed pastor of St. Joseph Church in Richmond, will fill in for Father Joseph Mary, OSB at Our Lady of Peace Church on August 7 at 3:00 P.M.
Please spread the word and give Father a warm welcome!

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Mixed Choir and Altar boys needed

Father Joseph Mary intends to offer Missae Cantata (Sung Mass) at Our Lady of Peace but cannot due to the lack of choir members. He will out of the country in August but when he returns, he would like to have the choir in place. PLEASE contact Delane Karalow at Altar boys (men) are urgently needed. Please contact George or Isabel Perry – training will be provided – 434-352-7976

Thank you!

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Latin Mass of Southwest Virginia

Fr Joseph Mary Lukyamuzi, OSB, has begun offering regular monthly Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the southwest Virginia region of the Diocese of Richmond. The November 7th Mass, at Our Lady of Peace in Appomattox, was well attended by folks from Lynchburg, Lexington, Radford and other locations. There are some pictures at Una Voce (Richmond).

The next Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Our Lady of Peace will be celebrated 3pm on July 3rd, by Fr Joseph Mary Lukyamuzi who is returning from a three month training seminar in Rome.

Fr Joseph Mary Lukyamuzi

Fr Joseph Mary Lukyamuzi celebrating Mass at Our Lady of Peace

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Nearby Latin Mass

For most of southwest Virginia, the closest regularly scheduled Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form is actually in another diocese: on Sundays, 12 noon, at Holy Angels,
1208 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC.

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June 5th Mass at Our Lady of Peace

Fr Nichols will be celebrating Mass, in the Extraordinary Form, at 2pm, June 5th at Our Lady of Peace in Appomattox. We appreciate Fr Nichols travelling from St Benedict Chapel in Chesapeake.

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Solemn Pontifical Mass, 9 April 2011 [Cancelled]

It appears that this has been cancelled (link to Fr. Zuhlsdorf’s blog for more info).

Solemn Pontifical Mass, Extraordinary Form,
April 9, 2011, at the Basilica of the National Shrine, Washington, DC, honoring Pope Benedict XVI.

Celebrant is American Archbishop DiNoia of the
Curial dicastery for Divine Liturgy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the gloriously reverent Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form last April 24 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, The Paulus Institute is pleased to announce a Pontifical Solemn High Mass, to be offered Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 1 p.m., also in the Extraordinary Form at the High Altar of the Shrine, honoring Pope Benedict XVI on the 6th anniversary of his inauguration.  All the Catholic Faithful are invited.

The celebrant, from the Vatican, will be the American Archbishop Joseph Augustine DiNoia, O.P., Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Liturgy and the Discipline of the Sacraments.  His Excellency holds four theology degrees or certificates.  He taught theology for 25 years at the Dominican House of Studies and was executive director for 7 years of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices of the now United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“We are pleased to once again honor Pope Benedict XVI and to give to Our Lord the great glory offered by Holy Mass at the High Altar of the majestic National Shrine,” said Paulus Institute president Paul King.  “The Mass will be celebrated in the Extraordinary Form, as His Holiness has encouraged in his Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum.  We are grateful to have Archbishop Joseph Augustine DiNoia to celebrate this Mass, who was suggested by His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Liturgy.  Archbishop DiNoia is an eminent theologian and an instructor of seminarians.  We especially invite seminarians and novitiates to participate in this Mass.”

We invite all the Catholic Faithful to a most beautiful—and unique—celebration of a Lenten Mass.  As explained by Paulus Institute Director Jonathan Terrell, “This Mass will be a unique liturgical opportunity that the Catholic Faithful are unlikely to ever see again.  Rarely is a pontifical Mass said in Lent, especially on a Saturday, let alone in the Extraordinary Form.  The readings for this day, though Lenten and therefore usually penitential, are in this case inspirational, while the violet vestments and acappella sacred music will provide us with an extremely rare celebration of the Mass, both solemn and glorious.”

All the Catholic Faithful are invited to again fill the Shrine to capacity.  Please see our website at

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Lenten Masses in Bristol, VA

St. Anne Catholic Church (350 Euclid Avenue, Bristol, VA) will celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass) each Sunday of Lent through Palm Sunday, 5pm, beginning March 13 and ending April 17, 2011. Fr Franz Humpert will preside and the Mass will be celebrated in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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