ILLINOIS - On
Saturday, January 10, 2009, during the midst of a blizzard, the Canons
Regular of St. John Cantius hosted a workshop for laity in the
Extraordinary Form at Saint Peter's Church in Volo, Illinois. The
parishioners of St. Peter's Church in Volo, Illinois, braved the
snowstorm and thoroughly enjoyed the day of Solemn Liturgies and
at 8:00 a.m. Fr. Dennis Kolinski, S.J.C., Pastor of St. Peter's, Volo,
offered a Missa Solemnis,
assisted by Fr. Anthony J. Rice, S.J.C., the Associate Pastor of St.
Peter's, who served as Deacon, and by Fr. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C., an
Associate Pastor of St. John Cantius, Chicago, who served as Subdeacon.
The schola cantorum chanted the liturgical
propers from the Liber
Usualis (1962). During the distribution of Holy Communion
the choir sang Palestrina's Alma
The people joined in singing the Gregorian Chant setting of the
Ordinary and the responses of the Solemn High Mass with full voice.
servers from St. Peter's assisted
at the Solemn High Mass, as well as some of the brothers from the
Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago.
Peter's Parish in Volo, like St. John Cantius Parish in Chicago,
preserving the tradition of men and boys serving at the altar, hopes to
foster many vocations to the Catholic priesthood and to religious life.
C. Frank Phillips, C.R., Founder of the Canons Regular of St. John
Cantius, gave a lecture on the beauty of the Sacraments offered in the
Extraordinary Form and gave a beautiful meditation on the mystical
theology of the ceremonies of the Traditional Latin Mass.
handouts provided by the Canons Regular, the participants took many
notes and asked their questions about the history, theology and
spirituality of the Extraordinary Form.
Traditional Latin Mass, which begins with the phrase: I will go unto the altar of God:
to the God who gives joy to my youth, appeals
today not only to those who remember it from days past, but also to the
many young people who are attracted by its spiritual depth, by the
richness of its ritual, and by the haunting power of its sacred
Dennis Kolinski, S.J.C., Pastor of St. Peter's, gave a talk on the
history and development of the Roman Rite, explaining its slow and
contrasted it with the liturgies of
the Eastern Churches, helping the participants understand the great
treasure that has been entrusted to them through Pope Benedict XVI's motu
Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C. presented a talk on Gregorian Chant as the
staple of the music of the Roman Rite. The lecture described the
various styles of chant, from processional chants like the Introit, to
meditative chants like the Gradual.
cantorum sang excerpts of various chants from the Graduale
Fr. Haynes' lecture on Gregorian Chant as a demonstration. An
explanation of the Divine Office was given as well as the importance of
chanting the psalms.
the lunch break everyone came to the church to learn how to sing
Vespers in the Extraordinary Form. By the late afternoon everyone was
prepared. The people joined in the recitation of the Holy Rosary in
Latin. And all exuberantly sang with the priests and brothers for the
Service of Solemn Vespers from the 1962 Liber Usualis.
conclude the day, Fr. Anthony J. Rice, S.J.C. gave the Benediction of
the Blessed Sacrament. The faithful chanted the traditional O
Salutaris and Tantum Ergo. The
Benediction concluded a wonderful day of prayer and catechesis.
- The next workshop for the Traditional
Latin Mass will be given to the Missionaries
of Charity in Memphis, Tennessee, by Fr. Scott A. Haynes,
S.J.C. from January 25-30, 2009.
- Another workshop for priests and seminarians
is available at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat Center in Mundelein,
Illinois, directed by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius from Monday, February 9 - Friday,
February 13, 2009. Click here for
- A Lenten
Retreat for Laity will be given by the Canons Regular of
St. John Cantius at the Cardinal Strtich Retreat House from Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March
15, 2009. Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form
daily. Talks will be given on the Traditional Latin Mass and Lenten
subjects. Click here for
dioceses, parishes, religious communities or retreat centers who are
interested for the Canons Regular to present a Workshop or Retreat in
the Traditional Latin Mass should contact Fr. Scott A. Haynes, S.J.C.
at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. Click here email or call...