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HOLY MASS 10:00 am

Confessions: 9:15 am - 9:50 am



Providing Holy Mass and Sacraments in accord with the

teaching and practice of the Roman Catholic Church

205 Fulton Street

Elgin, IL. 60120

(847) 508-9513

Fr. Ronald Brown, Chaplain of the Sodality of Our Lady



HOLY MASS 10:00 am

Confessions: 9:15 am - 9:50 am


Holy Mass 9:00 am

Confessions prior to Mass

Holy Day Mass Schedule

9:00 am & 7:00 pm

The Chapel provides the traditional Mass and Sacraments for friends 

and members of the Sodality of Our Lady


Mass & Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

7:00 PM

Confessions: 6:15 - 6:50 PM


Mass & Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9:00 AM

Confessions:  prior to Mass

Sodality of Our Lady 

Regular meeting following 1st Saturday Mass

“Jesus meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine.”

On Saturday, June 3rd, a holy hour of prayer to include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction, will be held from 11 am - Noon.  Members of the Sodality of Our Lady invite you to participate in these devotions as the primary intention is reparation for all the public acts and promotion of immorality, as well as other offenses against Our Lord Jesus Christ and nature.   Traditionally June is celebrated as the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Sadly today, we see many promoting "pride" which of course was the great sin, the “original sin,” which found Lucifer and those with him in pride, being cast out of Heaven. 

A Catholic of course first turns to prayer. Following the Sodality of Our Lady meeting, at 11:00 am, we will have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and prayers of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart and the Sacred Heart of Our Lord must be our model in humility. Join us in prayers of Reparation before the Blessed Sacrament.


Blessed Mother altar

May Crowning



Following the Midnight Mass 

St. Nicholas visited the Chapel!

Saint Nicholas had plenty of gifts and candy for all the children who were so attentive in Catechism class this past year.

A new member of the Altar & Rosary Society receives her blessed medal at the altar rail in the presence of the Chapel priest and President and Secretary of the Altar & Rosary Society.   The Altar & Rosary Society assists with cleaning the Chapel and Offices, takes responsibility of the Sunday Coffee Hour

Following Holy Mass on Sunday the Chapel has a "Coffee Hour" which always includes a parish lunch 

Each year, invoking good St. Christopher, the Chapel has the Blessing of Cars


Sunday Mass often includes Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament


Traditional Latin Roman Catholic Mass

The Chapel has a bookstore with numerous religious articles, traditional statuary, Crucifixes, medals, Catholic reading materials.

Following Holy Mass please feel free to join us in the Coffee Hour.

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Catechism Classes are available for those children and young adults who need to prepare for the reception of the Sacraments.  


High Mass followed by Eucharistic Procession and 

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament


Several children who completed Catechism lessons for First Holy Communion were also enrolled in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady.  We thank Jan and Maria who taught Catechism (bilingual) in English and Spanish.  The Chapel uses the Baltimore and St. John Neumann Catechisms.  Those interested in Catechism for children and classes for young adults, must be registered members of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.  We do not charge for Catechism or Lessons as this is one of the apostolic works conducted by members of the Sodality of Our Lady. 

Sacrament of Baptism

Easter  Mass

Msgr. Hector Ripoll

His Excellency, Bishop Ripoll-Puga

-may his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace-


205 Fulton Street

Elgin, IL. 60120

(847) 508-9513


Providing Mass and Sacraments in accord with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church

Traditional Latin Holy Mass: Sunday 10:00 am

Confessions: prior to all Masses

P.O. BOX 5501

Elgin, IL. 60121-5501

Quinquagesima Sunday Bulletin

February 19, 2023

“But he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto Him…. What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight, they faith hath made thee whole.”

Lent is approaching and our thoughts turn spontaneously to the sorrows of Jesus.

Today’s Gospel (Lk 18,31 43) brings us an announcement of the Passion.

The prediction is clear: “The Son of Man. . . shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked and scourged and spit upon, and after they have scourged Him, they will put Him to death; and the third day He shall rise again.” However, as on other occasions, the Apostles “understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them.” They did not understand because they imagined that Jesus’ mission was like an earthly conqueror’s and that He would reestablish the kingdom of Israel. Since they dreamed only of triumphs and of occupying the first places in the kingdom, any allusion to the Passion upset and scandalized them.

To those who dream only of prosperity and earthly glory, the language of the Cross is incomprehensible. Those who have a purely material ideal of life find it very difficult to understand any spiritual significance, and especially that of suffering. St. Paul said that Christ Crucified was “unto the Jews indeed a stumbling block, and unto the Gentiles foolishness” (1 Cor 1,23). Rebuking St. Peter, who at the first mention of the Passion had exclaimed, “Lord, be it far from Thee this shall not be unto Thee,” Jesus had said, “Go behind Me, Satan . . . because thou savorest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men” (Mt 16,22-23). To human wisdom, suffering is incomprehensible; it is disconcerting; it can lead one to murmur against divine Providence and even to lose all trust in God. However, according to the wisdom of God, suffering is a means of salvation and redemption. And as it was necessary “for Christ to have suffered these things, and so to enter into His glory” (cf. Lk 24,26), it is also necessary for the Christian to be refined in the crucible of sorrow in order to attain to sanctity, to eternal life.

February 19, 2023


CATECHISM CLASS: Today we begin Catechism classes again. If anyone is interested in volunteering to assist with Catechism Class, please see Jan or Maria. Those with bi-lingual ability are especially encouraged to volunteer.

ASH WEDNESDAY: February 22nd is ASH WEDNESDAY. While this is not a holy day of obligation, you are strongly encouraged to attend Holy Mass and receive blessed Ashes. Blessing of Ashes, distribution of Ashes and Holy Mass at 9:00 am. Distribution of Ashes, Holy Mass at 7:00 pm. Confessions 30 minutes prior to both Masses.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Each Friday of Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm. This Friday, February 24, Holy Mass will be offered at 7:00 pm and Stations of the Cross immediately following.

PRAYERS: Please remember those suffering in the aftermath of earthquakes recently in Turkey and Syria.  Remember the souls of the faithful departed in Purgatory, especially the most abandoned. Please remember sick members of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel.

Who instituted Lent?

According to the fathers of the Church, Justin and Irenaeus, the fast before Easter was instituted and sanctified by Christ Himself; according to the saints Leo and Jerome, the holy apostles ordained it given by Jesus.

Why has the Church instituted this fast forty days before Easter?

To imitate Christ who fasted forty days; to participate in His merits and sufferings; to subject our flesh by voluntary mortification to the spirit, and to mortify our evil desires as did St. Paul (Col. 1, 24); to enable us to lead a pure life, and thus prepare for the holy festival of Easter, and the reception of the divine Lamb, Jesus: and, finally, to render God satisfaction for our sins, and do penance, as Pope Gregory says, for the sins of one whole year by one short fast, lasting only the tenth part of a year.

Was the fast of Lent observed in early times as in the present?

Yes, but more strictly; for the people of the early ages not only abstained from meat, but also from all that which is connected with it, such as eggs, butter, cheese, etc., even from wine and fish, although this was not the general command of the Church; they fasted all day, and only ate in the evening after vespers, in remembrance of which, vespers are now said before dinner-time, because the Church, as a kind mother, now permits the supper to be changed into a dinner, and also allows something to be taken in the evening, that the body may not be too much weakened, and become unfit for labor.

How much does this ancient custom put to shame the Christians of today who think the fast in our times too severe! “But,” asks St. Ambrose, “What sort of Christians are they? Christ, who never sinned fasted for our sins, and we will not fast for our own great and numerous offences?”

How should the holy season of Lent be spent?

As according to the teaching of St. Leo, the main thing in fasting is not that the body be deprived of food, but that the mind at the same time be withdrawn from wickedness, we should endeavor during Lent, not only to be temperate in eating and drinking, but especially to lead a modest life, sanctifying the days by persevering prayer and devoutly attending church.

St. Peter Damien, the great 11th century bishop, confessor, and doctor of the Church, in his distinguished life was involved in two important controversies in which he defended the wrong side. He sided with the simonical bishop of Florence against St. John Gaulbert, who had refused to accept him, and then effectively prevented, after many hard years of conflict, this bishop from ever being accepted by the Catholic faithful of Florence. St. Peter Damien also sided with Pope Nicholas II against the Catholics of Milan when they refused to submit to the pope’s order to suppress the immemorial Ambrosian Rite. This action of Pope Nicholas was judged by his successor, Pope Alexander II, to be most unjust and the order was rescinded.

In these instances, we see situations where good Catholics, in the defense of truth, were obliged to confront the injustice of an abusive authority defended by a saint who undoubtedly was acting in good faith.

Our “enemies” in the defense of the Catholic faith may be, when all is said and done, better Catholics than ourselves. Nevertheless, it does not lessen the duty placed before us to defend the truth but always remembering the example of St. Peter Damien. The truth should always be defended with charity and humility seeking only the honor and glory of God. In other words: not just sometimes, but we always need to watch our mouths!


“We have to admit . . . that the testimony of the Fathers, with regard to the possibility of salvation for someone outside the Church, is very weak. Certainly, even the ancient Church knew that the grace of God can be found also outside the Church and even before Faith. But the view that such divine grace can lead man to his final salvation without leading him first into the visible Church, is something, at any rate, which met with very little approval in the ancient Church. For, with reference to the optimistic views on the salvation of catechumens as found in many of the Fathers, it must be noted that such a candidate for baptism was regarded in some sense or other as already ‘Christianus,’ and also that certain Fathers, such as Gregory Nazianzen and Gregory of Nyssa deny altogether the justifying power of love or of the desire for baptism. Hence it will be impossible to speak of a consensus dogmaticus in the early Church regarding the possibility of salvation for the non-baptized, and especially for someone who is not even a catechumen. In fact, even St. Augustine, in his last (anti-Pelagian) period, no longer maintained the possibility of a baptism by desire.”

Rev. Karl Rahner, Theological Investigations, Volume II, Man in the Church

Dr. Dan Crone, Ph.D.

"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon him."

The members of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel are sad to announce the recent passing of Dan Crone.  Dr. Crone "Dan" as we fondly remember him, had been a member of the Chapel for many years.  He served as a member of the Chapel Board of Directors, was a professed member of the Sodality of Our Lady, past President of the Altar & Rosary Society.  Dan also served as an Usher.  Earlier on in his life he became a Benedictine Oblate, which Oblation he recently renewed at the Chapel.  His attachment and devotion to his Catholic faith and the Chapel was his life as his many friends have often recalled.  He regularly received the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion.   He was a cherished friend of many, greatly devoted to St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Joseph.  Following his teaching career, he devoted his time to work with the elderly.  The members of the Sodality of Our Lady will miss his commentary on the doctrinal and spiritual Conferences that were offered, as well as his own presentations that dealt with Catholic teaching and philosophy, the lives of particular Saints. He staunchly defended the true teachings of the Catholic Church that are now under assault today and had no problem picking up the pen to address either a Cardinal, a bishop or even a priest. As an educator and with his Thomistic background, he was especially concerned with the state of Catholic education today, especially for those preparing in Seminary.   Dan truly had a sense of the faith, a great love for the faith, and he lived that faith as he understood well that the faith, and only the Catholic faith, is the means to eternal salvation.    May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

On Saturday, January 29 the Requiem Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul at 10:00 am.  The Chapel will be open at 8:30, Confessions are heard prior to Mass.  We ask that those who visit for Mass dress modestly and appropriately.  Following the Requiem Mass, you are invited to join us for lunch prepared by the members of the Altar & Rosary Society.  Memorial Cards will be available for Masses to be offered and also and especially Gregorian Masses.  You can contact the Chapel at (847) 508-9513.


When you travel, please check one of the links below that provide locations and times for the traditional Mass being offered around the Country.  These directories are frequently updated so consult them regularly and prior to making plans to attend Mass:


Unlike what many now experience in most modern-day Novus Ordo parishes, the Catholic Church has always required that the faithful come into the House of God dressed modestly and appropriately.  Given the many visitors to the Chapel, in the wake of "Traditiones Custodes," we unfortunately need to remind visitors of the Catholic norms of modest dress.   -Fr. Brown

Welcome to our Visitors!

"I urge you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship." (Romans 12:1)

Out of respect for Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and for the edification of our neighbor, we ask all to appear in church decent in deportment and modest in dress.

For Gentlemen:  Neither shorts, T-shirts nor sneakers meet the norms of modesty.  Jeans are not appropriate as well as other forms of tight-fitting clothing.

For Ladies and Girls: neither shorts, slacks, sleeveless, short nor low-cut dresses meet the norms of modesty.  You may request a clean head covering if you do not have one, these will be provided for you.

Furthermore, according to apostolic custom or Church law, gentlemen are bareheaded in church; and ladies are requested to cover their heads. However, no one at the Chapel will question you or direct you as regards these norms, especially as a visitor. It belongs to the parish priest alone to instruct the laity when they repeatedly dress or deport below expectations, or perhaps to help you to understand the reason we dress modestly for Church.  

As well, you might take note and follow the Congregation as regards the appropriate times to kneel, stand, sit.  No one will direct you as regards when to sit, stand or kneel.  It was the custom in the Church as we retain, to kneel for most of the Low Mass and to stand for the Gospel.  An Usher might offer you a Missal that will help you follow Holy Mass.  You might wish to approach an Usher, prior to Mass, and request a Missal or Sunday Bulletin.  We also have a Literature table that has books and booklets that explain Catholic teaching and address modern-day errors as regards the faith.  

If you regularly attend the "New Mass"  we ask you to refrain from receiving Holy Communion until you speak with the parish priest.  

Thank you for your charity in abiding by the dress code and we welcome you to join us for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Devotions at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel.

Plea​se direct any c​correspondence or Mass intentions/requests for literature to the following address:

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel

P.O. Box 5501

Elgin, IL. 60121-5501​

(847) 508-9513

What is the Sodality of Our Lady ?

The Sodality of Our Lady is an association originally formed by the Society of Jesus and approved by the Holy See in 1563.  The Sodality of Our Lady is a religious body, an organization for those of the Roman Catholic faith which aims at fostering in its members an ardent devotion, reverence and filial love towards the Blessed Virgin Mary, and through this devotion and the protection of so good a Mother, it seeks to make the faithful, gathered together under her name, good Catholics sincerely bent on sanctifying themselves, each in his own state of life, and zealous, as far as their condition in life permits, to save and sanctify their neighbor and to defend the Church of Jesus Christ. In this day and age, when it seems that many in the Church, even among the clergy, reject the faith and appear to be in revolt against her teachings, the Sodality of Our Lady especially dedicates herself to not only the keeping of the traditional devout practices of the Catholic Church, the defense of her traditional doctrines, but also maintains exclusively the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass and the administration of the Sacraments as was the custom and practice in the Roman Catholic Church, prior to all the “changes” after the Second Vatican Council.

Don't leave the Church, keep the Faith

Today it is common to hear in various corners that "the Church is in crisis" and "the faith has changed" or "we no longer believe this or that teaching" and various dissent from the teachings of the Church on abortion, contraception and Marriage.  The good Catholic must always keep in mind the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, cannot ever be "in crisis" but we must acknowledge that individual souls unfortunately are in crisis, especially when they doubt or dissent from the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on faith and morals.  Sadly, we see today that this dissent often comes from those within the hierarchy and in so many Diocese around the world.  Don't abandon the Church, the Catholic Faith.   Here are some wise words to ponder.   Fr. Brown

Most of the people who leave the Catholic Church know very little to nothing about the Church. Once they leave, all of a sudden, they become experts and will use a dozen or so verses from the Bible to try and prove their case.

Friends, the only Church that can claim and prove their case is our Church. The Church was founded when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles and when Our Lord gave authority to St. Peter to lead the Church.

We have Apostolic Succession from the time of St. Peter and the Apostles and the popes and bishops down to this day.   The Protestant reformation didn't happen until the sixteenth century. Christianity still existed for those 1,500 years and it was called the Catholic Church. To be a Christian was necessarily also to be a Catholic.

There is much proof out there. You just have to seek it with an open heart. If you are struggling with your Catholic faith, we urge you to do some research. A good beginner's source is

Know your history. As one time Protestant Minister (Anglican) John Henry Newman said, "to be deep in history, is to cease being protestant."

From time to time we will here Catholics complain that this priest did this or this bishop did that. Our reply to them is always: don't leave Jesus and St. Peter for Judas. No man is perfect but Our Church is and it's ONE. HOLY. CATHOLIC. and APOSTOLIC.

Here's a writing from Church Father St. Iraeneus from 189AD.

"But since it would be too long to enumerate in such a volume as this the successions of all the churches, we shall confound all those who, in whatever manner, whether through self-satisfaction or vainglory, or through blindness and wicked opinion, assemble other than where it is proper, by pointing out here the successions of the bishops of the greatest and most ancient church known to all, founded and organized at Rome by the two most glorious apostles, Peter and Paul—that church which has the tradition and the faith with which comes down to us after having been announced to men by the apostles. For with this Church, because of its superior origin, all churches must agree, that is, all the faithful in the whole world. And it is in her that the faithful everywhere have maintained the apostolic tradition” (ibid., 3:3:2).

St. Peter, Apostle and first Pope, pray for us.

A primacy was given to Peter. Matthew 3:16-18

The Motherhood of Mary

1. Fifteen hundred years have passed since Nestorius, in Constantinople, dared to assert that the humanity of Christ is independent of His divinity, and to teach that there are two persons in Him. To teach, further, that Mary conceived only the human person, the man Christ, and was therefore not Mother of God, not God-bearer, but merely mother of a man in whom God dwelt as in a temple. In the year 431 the Council of Ephesus took a clear stand against Nestorius. It formulated the Catholic doctrine thus: In Christ there is only one person and that a divine person. Therefore Mary gave birth to the Son of God, and she is God-bearer, Theotokos. We joyfully endorse this confession of faith. In memory of the Council of Ephesus Pope Pius XI introduced the feast of the Motherhood of Our Lady on the Council’s fifteen hundredth anniversary, in 1931.

2. Mary is the Mother of Christ. We accept the prophecy of Isaias: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son, and he shall be called Emmanuel” (Introit). The Gospel of the feast relates that, after Mary and Joseph had taken their Child on the annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem and “set about their return home, the boy Jesus, unknown to his parents, continued to stay in Jerusalem.” Sorrowing, they sought the child, and after three days found Him in the Temple. “My son, why hast thou treated us so? Think, what anguish of mind thy father and I have endured, searching for thee.” Mary is the mother of Him who had no earthly father; Joseph is his foster father. Jesus testified that His real Father is in heaven: “Could you not tell that I must needs be in the place which belongs to my Father?” The Child of Mary is conceived of the Holy Spirit. In the Communion antiphon we proclaim: “Blessed be the womb in which the virgin Mary bore the eternal Father’s Son.” Blessed art thou, holy Mother, for thou didst bear the Son of God in the most intimate spiritual and bodily union: Thou His Mother; He the fruit of thy womb. “The Lord is with thee!”

Mary is our Mother, “no vine ever yielded fruit so fragrant; the enjoyment of honor and riches is the fruit I bear” (Lesson). Mary did not keep the Savior of mankind to herself, but gave Him to us at Bethlehem, at the Presentation in the Temple, and on Golgotha. She accepted His testament from the Cross: “Woman, this is thy son” (John 19:26). In John He intended all of us to be adopted. Amid the anguished sorrow that she suffered at the feet of her dying Son she became our Mother. From the Cross our Savior spoke to all of us in John: “This is thy Mother.” She gave us Christ, and, in Him, supernatural life. She is concerned about us and extends her love for Jesus over to us. Happy we who have such a Mother—the best and truest ever! The fact that Mary is truly the Mother of Christ is the best pledge that she is truly our Mother and exercises a mother’s care over us. We must thank her for that.

3. Full of faith, we repeat the invocations of the Litany of Loreto: “Mother of divine grace, pray for us. Thou purest, most chaste, immaculate, lovely, wonderful Mother, pray for us,” Mary is mother of mercy, all-powerful with her Son, full of goodness and love toward us. All this because she is the Mother of God.

“Hither turn your steps, all you that learned to long for me; take your fill of the increase I yield” of Jesus Christ, my Son, today, in the Holy Sacrifice, in Holy Communion. Just as God the Father “gave him up for us all” so has Mary given us everything with her Child. We believe this; we are grateful for it; we consider ourselves fortunate indeed.

Collect: O God, who didst decree that, at the angel’s message, Thy Word should take flesh in the womb of the blessed virgin Mary, grant to us, Thy suppliants, that we who believe her to be indeed the mother of God may be helped by her intercession with Thee. Amen.

"Be of Good h​eart…”

It is often said that man cannot conquer his or her incli​nations to sin. This is not true because of the following:

1) Man is frequently and mostly the cause of his own sinful desires. We often go out and find sin, opportunities for sin.

2) The sinful man is well aware that the will is lacking, rather than the ability, to overcome the inclination to evil. We make our own choices.

3) The saints were human and had human inclinations and they conquered.

4) To say that man cannot conquer his inclinations to sin is to deny the holiness, justice and goodness of God.


"In theology some want to reduce to a minimum the meaning of dogmas; and to free dogma itself from terminology long established in the Church and from philosophical concepts held by Catholic teachers, to bring about a return in the explanation of Catholic doctrine to the way of speaking used in Holy Scripture and by the Fathers of the Church. They cherish the hope that when dogma is stripped of the elements which they hold to be extrinsic to divine revelation, it will compare advantageously with the dogmatic opinions of those who are separated from the unity of the Church and that in this way they will gradually arrive at a mutual assimilation of Catholic dogma with the tenets of the dissidents. … Some say they are not bound by the doctrine, explained in Our Encyclical Letter of a few years ago, and based on the Sources of Revelation, which teaches that the Mystical Body of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church are one and the same thing. Some reduce to a meaningless formula the necessity of belonging to the true Church in order to gain eternal salvation. Others finally belittle the reasonable character of the credibility of Christian faith.

These and like errors, it is clear, have crept in among certain of Our sons who are deceived by imprudent zeal for souls or by false science. To them We are compelled with grief to repeat once again truths already well known, and to point out with solicitude clear errors and dangers of error."

-Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis

Why are the people sprinkled with holy water on Sundays during a High Mass?

To remind the people of the interior purity with which they should come to divine service, and fulfill the duties of their calling; and to exhort them to purify themselves from the stains of sin by tears of sorrow, and repentance. Hence the priest in sprinkling the faithful recites the words of the fiftieth psalm: Asperges me hyssopo, etc. Sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed; to remind them to preserve the purity and innocence procured by the blood of the Lamb of God, and communicated to them in baptism. Finally, the people are sprinkled that the temptations of the devil may depart from them, enabling them to attend with great fervor and with more recollection to the holy service.

Message of Our Lady of Fatima

Between the months of May and October of 1917, our Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal, giving them a message for the world which has since become known as the “Peace Plan from Heaven.” She warned men that if they did not amend their lives, God would be forced to punish them by means of wars and other sufferings. “Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war... If they do what I tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace. The war is going to end [World War I]. But if they do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI... When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, of hunger, and of persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father. “To prevent this, I come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If they listen to my requests, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; many nations will be annihilated. “Jesus wishes to make use of you to have me acknowledged and loved. He wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. “Here you see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart... Pray, pray a great deal and make sacrifices for sinners. So many souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and sacrifice for them.”    

Our Lady’s message that men “must amend their lives and ask forgiveness for their sins,” and that they “offend the Lord God no more, for He is already much offended” is meant for all of us, whether we are religious or lay. It is this message that our Congregation acts to promote, so that all people can, by praying the daily Rosary, by offering up their prayers and the sacrifices demanded by their daily duty, restore the temporal order in Christ.


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Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Chapel has been in the process of looking at various properties in the area for a community of Religious Sisters. If interested in assisting with this endeavor, or perhaps wishing to discuss a possible vocation as a Religious Sister, please email us at:

On a recent Retreat for friends and members of the Sodality of Our Lady, Fr. Brown is receiving the renewal of religious vows from a Sister.

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John 3:3-5 "Jesus answered and said to him: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith to him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born again? Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

Matthew 28:19 "Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost."

Acts 2:38-39 "But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call."

What are the effects of Baptism? What does Baptism do?

There is only one Baptism, therefore the Sacrament may be received only once (if one is unsure whether he was validly baptized, he is baptized conditionally). For those who have reached the age of reason, the Sacrament must also be received in faith. If one does not have faith in Baptism but receives it anyway, he is still validly baptized, but the fruits of his Baptism will be delayed until he does have faith. In the case of infants, it is the faith of the parents that operates until the child himself reaches the age of reason. Generally, Protestant baptisms are not to be considered valid. Those putatively "baptized" by a modernist Priest should seek conditional baptism in the Catholic Rite. The problem today (in the modern Church and with non-Catholics) is very often the sloppy manner in which baptism is (attempted) and lack of following the form of the Church.

“After the Incarnation,” Saint Thomas Aquinas says, “all men if they wish to be saved…are bound to explicit faith in the mysteries of Christ as regards those which are observed throughout the Church and publicly proclaimed, such as the articles that refer to the Incarnation.”

Saint Thomas Aquinas: “After the Incarnation…all men in order to be saved…are bound to explicit faith in the mystery of the Trinity.” (Summa Theol., Part II-II, q. 2, art. 7; and idem art. 8)

The Precepts or Laws of the Catholic Church

1) To respectfully and devoutly assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation.

2. To fast and abstain on the days appointed.

3. To go to Confession at least once a year during the Easter Season.

4. To receive the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist at least once a year during the Easter Season.

5. To contribute financially support the Catholic Church.

6. To never violate the laws concerning the Sacrament of Matrimony.

What is meant by the commandment to contribute to the support of the Church?

“By the commandment to contribute to the support of the Church is meant that each of us is obliged to bear his fair share of the financial burden.”

A Requiem Mass was offered for the repose of the soul of

Bishop Frank Slupski.

May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

REQUIEM MASS FOR BISHOP SLUPSKI: We wish to thank all of those who made an effort to attend the Requiem Mass offered for Bishop Slupski yesterday, May 26, at the Chapel. The bishop was good enough to come here to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to both children and adults, visited with us more than a few times for Holy Mass and heard Confessions despite all the difficulty he had with “getting around” (walking) and with major health problems. Those who attended Mass showed their appreciation for his great efforts and offered prayers, the greatest prayer in fact (Holy Mass) for the repose of his soul. We will continue remembering him at Mass for years to come. We will continue to see, long into the future, all that he did for us and many other of the Catholic faithful, as regards his efforts to preserve the Sacraments, especially the priesthood and the episcopate. May he rest in peace!

Many thanks to our Altar & Rosary Society members who provided for a very nice lunch following the Requiem Mass, which was enjoyed by everyone. As well as to visiting Clergy who participated with us and also blessing the Catafalque. Many had an opportunity to catch up with old friends from other Chapels and share a wonderful lunch.

Anyone wishing a copy of the nice Memorial Prayer Card for Bishop Slupski can contact the Chapel:

Fr. Brown

Mass on Trinity Sunday

May Shrine to Our Lady

Missale Romanum

Sisters visiting the Chapel

St. Ann Altar

Easter Sunday Mass

Holy Week 2018 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary


Holy Thursday Altar

Holy Thursday Altar of Repose

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday Renewal of Baptismal Vows

Easter Sunday Vidi Aquam

 Altar for Easter Sunday Mass


First Vatican Council


"There​fore, if anyone says that it is not by the institution of Christ the lord himself (that is to say, by divine law) that blessed Peter should have perpetual successors in the primacy over the whole Church; or that the Roman Pontiff is not the successor of blessed Peter in this primacy: let him be anathema."

"For the Holy Spirit was promised to the successors of Peter not so that they might, by his revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that, by his assistance, they might religiously guard and faithfully expound the revelation or deposit of faith transmitted by the apostles."


Here it may be asked: Are all those who are out of the Church equally guilty in the sight of God? We answer: No; some are more guilty than others. It cannot be considered the personal fault, however great and terrible the misfortune, of any individual of the children of Adam that our first parents sinned. So it is not the fault of those who were born and educated in any of the errors or negations of Protestantism, in its hundred various forms. Involuntary error is a misfortune to be pitied, a calamity to be deplored. Only when entered into, or persisted in, against light and knowledge, can it be considered a sin, or other than a sin of ignorance. There are persons who sometimes commit actions which, in themselves, are very wrong, but are not punishable in the sight of God, because they do not proceed from willful malice, as those who commit them are not aware in the least that by such actions God is offended. So there may be persons who live in infidelity or heresy without being in the least aware of it. Now such inculpable ignorance will, of course, not save them; but, if they fear God, and live up to their conscience, God, in His infinite mercy, will furnish them with the necessary means of salvation, even so as to send, if needed, an angel to instruct them in the Catholic faith, rather than let them perish through inculpable ignorance.

The above comes from God, the Teacher of Truth by Fr. Michael Müller, CSSR., a celebrated Redemptorist Missionary Priest and author

Shrine to Our Mother of Perpetual Help at the Chapel

 Why the Traditional Latin Mass?

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

In 1969, Pope Paul VI issued a New Order of the Mass, the Novus Ordo Missae. Up to that time, what is commonly referred to as the "Tridentine" or "Latin" Mass, was used by the Church. On the face of things, it may seem to be a simple matter for the Pope to change the Mass. It has been done before. Is there a difference, then, between the modifications made by Paul VI and the liturgical changes of the past? There is a radical difference, and one that has had disastrous consequences for the universal Church.

Note: the Traditional Mass (above) is always "God centered" with the priest leading the faithful together in prayer facing the Altar. The Catholic faithful worshiped this way for 20 centuries.

The Traditional Latin "Tridentine" or Roman Rite Mass, while it has developed organically over the 2,000 year history of the Church, is essentially the Mass that was given to the Apostles and the Church by Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Although various rites emerged, they all maintained the same spirit imparted to the liturgy by Our Lord and were only adapted to various cultures without any deviation in doctrine. The Roman Rite, up to Vatican II, underwent only minor changes, such that the famous English liturgist Fr. Adrian Fortescue was able to state that "no one has ventured to touch it except in unimportant details."

Note: the "New Mass" (above) is said on a table, facing the people and oriented towards being a Protestant meal, not the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is more about entertainment and liturgical abuses which it is very much prone to, by the nature of it. The New Mass was created in 1969 with the assistance of Protestant liberal theologians. 

Pope St. Pius V, to protect the Roman Rite from innovations and eliminate any variations, codified the Traditional Latin Mass in the Apostolic Constitution QUO PRIMUM in 1570. The Mass that he was confirming was not some new creation like the Novus Ordo Missae, but a Mass that matched in every respect the Faith of the Apostles. Nor was it the Mass of some particular area of the Church like the Eastern rites, but the universal rite of the Church, the rite of the Roman See. His bull says in part:

"We specifically command each and every patriarch, administrator, and all other persons or whatever ecclesiastical dignity they may be, be they even cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, or possessed of any other rank or pre-eminence, and We order them in virtue of holy obedience to chant or to read the Mass according to the rite and manner and norm herewith laid down by Us and, hereafter, to discontinue and completely discard all other rubrics and rites of other missals, however ancient, which they have customarily followed; and they must not in celebrating Mass presume to introduce any ceremonies or recite any prayers other than those contained in this Missal. "Furthermore, by these presents [this law], in virtue of Our Apostolic authority, We grant and concede in perpetuity that, for the chanting or reading of the Mass in any church whatsoever, this Missal is hereafter to be followed absolutely, without any scruple of conscience or fear of incurring any penalty, judgment, or censure, and may freely and lawfully be used. Nor are superiors, administrators, canons, chaplains, and other secular priests, or religious, of whatever title designated, obliged to celebrate the Mass otherwise than as enjoined by Us. We likewise declare and ordain . . . that this present document cannot be revoked or modified, but remain always valid and retain its full force . . . "

Vatican Council II

What, then, was done at Vatican II? Were some changes made merely in "unimportant details"? Was the proper honor and respect given to the Rite essentially bestowed by Christ on His Church and confirmed by incomparable proofs in the form of thousands of saints and countless miracles? On September 25, 1969, Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani, Prefect-Emeritus of the Sacred Congregation for the Faith, sent Pope Paul VI a theological Study of the New Order of the Mass ("Short Critical Study of the New Order of Mass."). The Study contained a cover letter signed by Cardinals Ottaviani and Antonio Bacci which says, in part:

"Most Holy Father,

Having carefully examined, and presented for the scrutiny of others, the Novus Ordo Missae prepared by the experts of the Consilium ad exequendam Constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia, and after lengthy prayer and reflection, we feel it to be our bounden duty in the sight of God and towards Your Holiness, to put before you the following considerations: 1. The accompanying critical study of the Novus Ordo Missae, the work of a group of theologians, liturgists and pastors of souls, shows quite clearly in spite of its brevity that if we consider the innovations implied or taken for granted which may of course be evaluated in different ways, the Novus Ordo represents, both as a whole and in its details, a striking departure from the Catholic theology of the Mass as it was formulated in Session XXII of the Council of Trent. The "canons" of the rite definitively fixed at that time provided an insurmountable barrier to any heresy directed against the integrity of the Mystery . . ." (The Ottaviani Intervention – Short Critical Study of the New Order of Mass)

Vatican I in 1870 defined the Pope to be, not an absolute monarch, but the guarantor of obedience to the revealed word. The legitimacy of his power was bound up above all with his transmitting the Faith. This fidelity to the deposit of the Faith and to its transmission concerns in a quite special way the liturgy. No authority can ‘fabricate' a liturgy. The Pope himself is only the humble servant of its homogenous development, its integrity, and the permanence of its identity." The Pope, as the guardian of the Deposit of Faith, has a duty to preserve the liturgy intact and pass it on essentially unmodified to the next generation. The very authors of Vatican II, on the other hand, openly acknowledged their desire not to pass on Tradition, but to make it.

St. Vincent of Lerins in the 5th century gave as a standard for the orthodoxy of doctrine that which has been believed everywhere (ubique), always (semper), and by all (omnia). But, as Cardinal Ratzinger points out, the Council Fathers of Vatican II rejected this hallowed definition: "Vatican II's refusal of the proposal to adopt the text of Lerins, familiar to, and, as it were, sanctified by two Church Councils, shows once more how Trent and Vatican I were left behind, how their texts were continually reinterpreted... Vatican II had a new idea of how historical identity and continuity were to be brought about." This new idea was nothing other than to create a pseudo-tradition from the "common consciousness" of the Council Fathers. This is pure Modernism and totally contrary to the Deposit of Faith.

The Destruction of Catholic Worship is the Destruction of the Catholic Faith

(below) A "Rainbow Mass" celebrating immorality in a diocesan Church. Such institutions have now become a danger to souls! Traditional Roman Catholics "keep the faith" --away from such places that have actually abandoned the faith and embraced a new religion as evidenced by a New Mass. 

The Church has always set forth the firm and clear principle that: "The way we worship is the way we believe." The doctrinal truths of the Faith are embodied in the worship we offer to God. In other words, it is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that teaches us our theology and not the reverse. The True Mass comprises the Apostolic Tradition of faith and morals in its very essence. Every doctrine essential to the Faith is taught therein. Pope Leo XIII points out in Apostolicae Curae that the Church's enemies have always understood this principle as "They knew only too well the intimate bond that unites faith with worship, the law of belief with the law of prayer, and so, under the pretext of restoring the order of the liturgy to its primitive form, they corrupted it in many respects to adapt it to the errors of the Innovators." It is no wonder, then, that Luther coined the slogan: "Take away the Mass, destroy the Church."

St. Alphonsus Liguori (Bishop, Doctor of the Church and Patron of Theologians) explains that "The devil has always attempted, by means of the heretics, to deprive the world of the Mass, making them precursors of the Anti-Christ, who, before anything else, will try to abolish and will actually abolish the Holy Sacrament of the altar, as a punishment for the sins of men, according to the prediction of Daniel: ‘And strength was given him against the continual sacrifice' (Dan. 8:12)."

The question then becomes: Does the New Mass teach the Catholic Faith? No, say both Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci: "It is clear that the Novus Ordo no longer intends to present the Faith as taught by the Council of Trent." Pope St. Leo the Great (Father and Doctor of the Church) instructs us: "Teach nothing new, but implant in the hearts of everyone those things which the fathers of venerable memory taught with a uniform preaching ... Whence, we preach nothing except what we have received from our forefathers. In all things, therefore, both in the rule of faith in the observance of discipline, let the pattern of antiquity be observed." How well founded, then, were the concerns expressed by Pope Pius XII shortly before the introduction of the New Mass: "I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's messages to Lucy at Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide that would be represented by the alteration of the Faith in Her liturgy."

When you place the prayers and ceremonies of the traditional Latin Mass side by side with those of the New Mass, you can easily see to what degree the Church's traditional doctrine has been "edited out." And the "editing" always seems to have been done on those parts of the Mass expressing some Catholic doctrine which Protestants find "offensive." Here are some examples:

Common Penitential Rite: The traditional Mass begins with the priest reciting personal prayers of reparation to God called "The Prayers at the Foot of the Altar." The New Mass begins instead with a "Penitential Rite" which the priest and people recite together. Who were the first to introduce a common penitential rite? The 16th century Protestants, who wanted to promote their teaching that the priest is no different from the layman.The Offertory: The Offertory prayers of the traditional Mass clearly express a number of Catholic teachings, as that the Mass is offered to God to satisfy for sin and that the saints are to be honored. The Protestants rejected these teachings and so abolished the Offertory prayers. "That abomination called the Offertory," said Luther, "and from this point almost everything stinks of oblation!" In the New Mass as well, the Offertory is gone – it has been replaced with a ceremony called "The Preparation of the Gifts." The prayers "offensive" to Protestants have also been removed. In their place is the prayer "Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation," based on a Jewish grace before meals.The "Eucharistic Prayer": The traditional Mass has only one "Eucharistic Prayer," the ancient Roman Canon. The Canon was always a favorite target of Lutheran and other Protestant attacks. Instead of just one Canon, the New Mass now has a number of "Eucharistic Prayers," only one of which we will mention here. Eucharistic Prayer No. 1 is an "edited" version of the Roman Canon. The lists of Catholic saints, so despised by Protestants, are now optional, and hence rarely used. The translators did some further "editing." Among other things, the idea that Christ the Victim is offered at Mass (a notion Luther condemned) has disappeared. All the Eucharistic Prayers now incorporate some typical Protestant practice. They are recited in a loud voice instead of silently, and they have an "Institution Narrative," instead of a Consecration. (According to Protestant beliefs, their ministers do not consecrate the Eucharist like Catholic priests do; they just narrate the story of the Last Supper.) Even Christ’s own words in the Consecration were altered: ". . . Which shall be shed for you and for many, unto the remission of sins" was changed to ". . . It will be shed for you and for all men so that sins may be forgiven." (Rome acknowledged this "mistranslation" recently.) The various signs of respect toward Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament (genuflections, signs of the cross, bells, incense, etc.) have been reduced, made optional, or eliminated.Communion in the Hand: The 16th century Protestant Martin Bucer condemned the Church's practice of placing the Host on the tongue of the communicant as something introduced out of "a double superstition: first, the false honor they wish to show to this sacrament, and secondly, the wicked arrogance of priests claiming greater holiness than that of the people of Christ, by virtue of the oil of consecration." The practice in Protestant churches of "communion in the hand" is thus based upon their rejection of Christ's Real Presence and the priesthood. At the New Mass, just as at a Protestant service, there is Communion in the hand. But the men who created the New Mass went even further, for a layman may not only receive Communion in the hand – he is also permitted to distribute it, even on a moment's notice. Let us recall St. Thomas Aquinas' (1225-1274)* words on this subject: "The body of Christ must not be touched by anyone, other than a consecrated priest. No other person has the right to touch it, except in case of extreme necessity" (III, 82 a.3). (*St. Thomas Aquinas was given the title "Angelic Doctor". His canonization decree states, "His doctrine was none other than miraculous. He has enlightened the Church more than all other Doctors")Veneration of the Saints: The prayers of the traditional Mass frequently invoke the saints by name and beg their intercession. The Church's veneration of the saints in her worship was another practice which Protestants dismissed as "superstition." The New Order of the Mass dropped most invocations of the saints by name, or made them optional. In the new Missal, moreover, the weekday prayers for saints' feast days (most of which are also optional) have been rewritten for the benefit of Protestants – allusions to miracles, the defense of the Catholic Faith, or to the Catholic Church as the one, true Church have disappeared.False Translations: Lastly, there is the matter of the false official English translations of the New Mass. A whole book could be written on the errors and distortions they contain. Here we will mention briefly only the official translations of the prayers for the 34 "Sundays in Ordinary Time." The following are some of the ideas which the English translation suppresses: God's wrath, our unworthiness, error, sins which "burden our consciences," God's majesty, obedience to His commandments, supplication, humility, eternity, heaven – many more could be listed. Perhaps the most serious omission is the word "grace." It appears 11 times in the Latin original. It does not appear even once in the official English "translation"!

Clearly, then, the "new liturgy reflects a new ecclesiology, whereas the old reflects another ecclesiology" (Cardinal Benelli) and one quite foreign to the Catholic Church. This ultimately means as Fr. Gelineau, S.J., one of the "experts" who co-authored the New Mass, pointed out, that "The New Mass is a different liturgy. This needs to be said without ambiguity. The Roman Rite, as we knew it, no longer exists. It has been destroyed." The Catechism of the Council of Trent tells us that "a Catholic sins against the Faith by participating in non-Catholic worship." The New Mass is not Catholic worship, even if it has retained the name "Catholic," as did the Anglican liturgy until recently.

Fruits of Vatican II and the New Mass

"By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit" (Matt. 7:15-17). Given the foregoing, it should be plain that the New Mass was conceived for an evil purpose and constructed by evil means. It only follows that such a tree would have disastrous effects on the Church. Let us look at its fruits as reported in Index of Leading Catholic Indicators: The Church Since Vatican II by Kenneth Jones.

Priests. While the number of priests in the United States more than doubled to 58,000, between 1930 and 1965, since then that number has fallen to 45,000. By 2020, there will be only 31,000 priests left, and more than half of these priests will be over 70.

Ordinations. In 1965, 1,575 new priests were ordained in the United States. In 2002, the number was 450. In 1965, only 1 percent of U.S. parishes were without a priest. Today, there are 3,000 priestless parishes, 15 percent of all U.S. parishes.

Seminarians. Between 1965 and 2002, the number of seminarians dropped from 49,000 to 4,700, a decline of over 90 percent. Two-thirds of the 600 seminaries that were operating in 1965 have now closed.

Sisters. In 1965, there were 180,000 Catholic nuns. By 2002, that had fallen to 75,000 and the average age of a Catholic nun is today 68. In 1965, there were 104,000 teaching nuns. Today, there are 8,200, a decline of 94 percent since the end of Vatican II.

Religious Orders. For religious orders in America, the end is in sight. In 1965, 3,559 young men were studying to become Jesuit priests. In 2000, the figure was 389. With the Christian Brothers, the situation is even more dire. Their number has shrunk by two-thirds, with the number of seminarians falling 99 percent. In 1965, there were 912 seminarians in the Christian Brothers. In 2000, there were only seven. The number of young men studying to become Franciscan and Redemptorist priests fell from 3,379 in 1965 to 84 in 2000.

Catholic schools. Almost half of all Catholic high schools in the United States have closed since 1965. The student population has fallen from 700,000 to 386,000. Parochial schools suffered an even greater decline. Some 4,000 have disappeared, and the number of pupils attending has fallen below 2 million – from 4.5 million.

Catholic Marriage. Catholic marriages have fallen in number by one-third since 1965, while the annual number of annulments has soared from 338 in 1968 to 50,000 in 2002.

Attendance at Mass. A 1958 Gallup Poll reported that three in four Catholics attended church on Sundays. A recent study by the University of Notre Dame found that only one in four now attend.

Only 10 percent of lay religious teachers now accept church teaching on contraception. Fifty-three percent believe a Catholic can have an abortion and remain a good Catholic. Sixty-five percent believe that Catholics may divorce and remarry. Seventy-seven percent believe one can be a good Catholic without going to mass on Sundays. By one New York Times poll, 70 percent of all Catholics in the age group 18 to 44 believe the Eucharist is merely a "symbolic reminder" of Jesus.

Who could possibly claim that there is not a terrible crisis of faith in the Catholic Church!? It is no wonder that Cardinal Ratzinger affirmed: "I am convinced that the ecclesial crisis in which we find ourselves today depends in great part on the collapse of the liturgy." It is clear how the New Mass could create such a disaster. Liturgy dictates belief. A protestantized liturgy yields heretical belief, loss of the Faith, and devaluation of the priesthood. Satan has been able to accomplish more effective damage to the entire body of the Church in the past 35 years through the destruction of the Mass than ever before.

St. Vincent of Lerins: "What then shall the Catholic do if some portion of the Church detaches itself from communion of the universal Faith? If some new contagion attempts to poison, no longer a small part of the Church, but the whole Church at once, then his great concern will be to attach himself to antiquity (Tradition) which can no longer be led astray by any lying novelty."

St. Athanasius, one of the four great Doctors of the Eastern Church, earned the title of "Father of Orthodoxy" for his strong and uncompromising defense of our Catholic Faith against the Arian Heresy which affected most of the hierarchy, including the pope. Athanasius was banned from his diocese at least five times, spending a total of seventeen years in exile. He sent the following letter to his flock which is a powerful lesson for our times: "What saddens you is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises – but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important? The place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in this struggle? The one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith?"

 Why you'll find no Table at the Chapel "facing the people" but an Altar:

 In his Encyclical Letter Mediator Dei, Pope Pius XII warned of a "wicked movement that tends to paralyze the sanctifying and salutary action by which the liturgy leads the children of adoption on the path to their heavenly Father." This wicked movement was concerned with reviving obsolete liturgical practices on the grounds that they were more primitive, and one of the suggestions Pope Pius condemned it for advocating was the restoration of the altar to the form of a table.

What I find interesting, perhaps "disturbing" would be a better word, is how something condemned by a Pope as "wicked" in 1947 suddenly becomes admirable in 1982. Similarly, Pope Pius condemned the suggestion that the tabernacle should be removed from the altar as "a lessening of esteem for the presence and action of Christ in the tabernacle." "To separate altar and tabernacle," he wrote, "is to separate two things, which, by their origin and their nature, should remain united." That's interesting, isn't it? How many churches do you know where Mass is still celebrated on an altar with a tabernacle?

What we see in the generality of Catholic Churches today is an altar replaced by a table, an altar separated from the tabernacle, and, in the place of honor, where the tabernacle once stood, a microphone. The Missal of St. Pius V and the three traditional altar cards have all been cast aside, together with the tabernacle. "In place of an altar there is a miserable table," wrote St. Richard Gwynn in the sixteenth century. If he were alive today he could add: "And in place of the tabernacle a microphone." There could be no more apt symbol of the verbose and mundane ethos of what purports to be worship in Catholic churches today. 

-Michael Davies, Catholic Author

"It would be wrong, for example, to want the altar restored to its ancient form of table; to want black eliminated from the liturgical colors, and pictures 

and statues excluded from our churches." 

Mediator Dei, Pope Pius XII 

Educational Programs at the Chapel

Colonel Roman Golash, US ARMY (ret.)

We've been pleased to be able to have our good friend, Col. Roman Golash, continue to visit and offer excellent educational programs on the problems in the Middle East for friends and members of the Chapel.  Here he is being presented with several books as gifts from the members of the Sodality of Our Lady.  Colonel Golash is a member of the Ukranian Catholic Church.

Catholic Liturgical life at the Chapel of

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Procession leaves the Chapel following the Blessing of Palms

Palm Sunday Procession heads back up Fulton Street to the Chapel

At the entrance of the Chapel


Introit of the Mass

Prayers at the end of Low Mass

On Christmas we celebrate the birthday of Christ in His Physical Body. Pentecost Sunday is the birthday of the Roman Catholic Church, and we remember all of those who have been reborn into His Mystical Body. How did the first Christians prepare? They were all "in prayer" with Mary; and they were "all of one mind," under the leadership of Peter, making ready to tell "men from every nation under heaven. . .of the wonderful works of God." (Epistle) Yes, prayer and action are the marks of the true Christian. In the Offertory of the Mass for Pentecost we ask the Holy Spirit to "confirm" the graces "wrought in us" when we were baptized and confirmed. We pray also "to relish" things of the Spirit and to benefit by "His consolation" (Prayer) in the struggle of Church and soul against "the prince of the world" (Gospel).


During these past 5 years we've experienced growth as more of the faithful are coming to realize that with all the chaos in the world and the modern/liberal move to undermine the Catholic faith from within the very institution of the Church, it is time to stand fast and hold to the faith of 2,000 years.

As Catholics who do not wish to compromise our faith or adopt it to the politically correct sway of society, we remain firmly attached to the teaching of Our Lord, to the Magesterium of Popes and Councils, and have retained exclusively the form of worship known to the Catholic world for so many centuries, that worship which nourished so many Saints: the Traditional Latin Mass. We also continue to receive the traditional Catholic Sacraments that have not been "updated" or changed. The Sacraments, instituted by Our Lord for our salvation, have brought peace and grace into the hearts of men. It is only the Catholic faith that can bring peace and good order to souls, to society.

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Holy Mass on the Feast of the Holy Family

We enjoyed not only traditional American food, but wonderful Mexican and Filipino cuisine that was prepared by Chapel members

Traditional Roman Catholic Holy Mass & Sacraments


Confessions: 9:15 AM -9:50 AM

Five Year Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sung Holy Mass for the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

New Crucifix for the Saint Francis Hall at the Chapel

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Some members and friends of the Chapel enjoying lunch!

The new Chapel Hall

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Dr. Crone, Ph.D. Lecture

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

 Corpus Christi Procession

Corpus Christi Procession

Sung High Mass

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