Historic St. Anthony Catholic Church
258 Ohio, Wichita, Ks
2nd St. & Ohio
Two blocks east of Old Town
Sunday Mass at 1:oo
English/Latin missals provided. Join us for coffee and donuts after mass downstairs in the St. Clair/Sunshine room, south exterior basement entrance.
Pastor of St. Anthony Parish: Fr. Ben Nguyen
EFLR Celebrants: Fr. John Jirak, Fr Nicholas Voelker
Master of Ceremonies: Tony Strunk
Choir Director: Bernie Dette

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Did You Know

Mass Propers, the readings that change everyday, can be found in the red missalettes at the entrance of church?

Fr. Nicholas Voelker celebrates Low Mass Saturdays at 8:00 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, 106 East 8th street, Newton. There is no mass this Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Post #213

Topics: The Baltimore Catechism: Lesson No. 17 on the Sacrament of Penance...Hot Pink: Not a Liturgical Color ...Video: Veni Veni Emmanuel


December 7th, 1941. Never forget.

December 8th,The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is a Holy Day of obligation. Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be at St. Anthony Catholic Church at 8:00 a.m.

Gaudete Sunday is upon us. Priests wear rose colored vestments on the third Sundays of Advent and Lent, to suggest a pause or lift in the penitential focus of these seasons, appropriate because of the initial Latin words of the collects for these Sundays, which mention rejoicing.

The first mass of Christmas, in the Extraordinary Form will be at St. Anthony Catholic Church at 10:00 p.m. not midnight. Please take note, there will NOT be a midnight mass but will be celebrated two hours earlier at 10:00

Aha! A email subscriber informed me that I was overlooking the fact that the email newsletters do not have a right hand column in which the propers of mass reside. This is only on the website  http://venite-missa-est.blogspot.com/ . Oops.

The Propers of mass menu (right column) has been fixed. Feel free to download and use these propers I created for the Latin Mass Community of St. Anthony. They represent an entire year of work. Larry Bethel also put in a good amount of time in proof reading the propers as well as covering the cost (of the printed material). I used to insert these propers into the red missalettes before mass each week. Do you think there is still a need?

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Please note: St. Anthony Catholic Church is one of only two churches celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass (EFLR) in the Wichita area. Though this blog is loosely centered around this parish and it's members, Venite Missa Est! is by no means, in any way an official voice of, or for, St. Anthony Parish or the Diocese of Wichita. Venite Missa Est! is strictly a private layman's endeavor.


Lesson No. 17 on the Sacrament of Penance 
The Baltimore Catechism

My 1911 Baltimore Catechism lists lessons according to the liturgical calender. The lesson for this upcoming Sunday is number 17, Penance. 

187. Q. What is the Sacrament of Penance? 
A. Penance is a Sacrament in which the sins committed after Baptism are forgiven.  
188. Q. How does the Sacrament of Penance remit sin, and restore to the soul the 
friendship of God? 
A. The Sacrament of Penance remits sins and restores the friendship of God to the soul by means 
of the absolution of the priest.  
189. Q. How do you know that the priest has the power of absolving from the sins 
committed after Baptism? 
A. I know that the priest has the power of absolving from the sins committed after Baptism, 
because Jesus Christ granted that power to the priests of His Church when He said: "Receive ye 
the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; whose sins you shall 
retain, they are retained."  44
190. Q. How do the priests of the Church exercise the power of forgiving sins? 
A. The priests of the Church exercise the power of forgiving sins by hearing the confession of 
sins, and granting pardon for them as ministers of God and in His name.  
191. Q. What must we do to receive the Sacrament of Penance worthily? 
A. To receive the Sacrament of Penance worthily we must do five things:  
• We must examine our conscience.  
• We must have sorrow for our sins.  
• We must make a firm resolution never more to offend God.  
• We must confess our sins to the priest.  
• We must accept the penance which the priest gives us.  
192. Q. What is the examination of conscience? 
A. The examination of conscience is an earnest effort to recall to mind all the sins we have 
committed since our last worthy confession.  
193. Q. How can we make a good examination of conscience? 
A. We can make a good examination of conscience by calling to memory the commandments of 
God, the precepts of the Church, the seven capital sins, and the particular duties of our state in 
life, to find out the sins we have committed.  
194. Q. What should we do before beginning the examination of conscience? 
A. Before beginning the examination of conscience we should pray to God to give us light to 
know our sins and grace to detest them.  


Hot Pink is Not a Liturgical Color
Rome of the West

HOT PINK IS NOT a traditional liturgical color, according to a correspondent, who references the article "Real priests wear rosacea!", by Father Zuhlsdorf.  Rosacea, Fr. Z says, is "a little more on the orange side of pink, closer to the pink that is like salmon."

This unusual vestment color, optionally worn only twice a year on Gaudete and Laetare Sundays, are for the joyful days in the middle of penitential seasons. That black vestments were formerly worn in these seasons makes this color contrast even greater.

The Latin rosacea is translated as rose-colored, but of course roses can be red, white, pink, or yellow or many other colors in the warm part of the color gamut.  So we ought to look closer at history.

Traditionally, textile dyes were made from organic sources, often with little or no special processing.  Because of the limited number of natural dyes that were available before the introduction of the first synthetic dye in 1856, we can often quite accurately deduce the precise colors of historical textiles.  The bright pink often used as the liturgical rose color probably dates no earlier than the 1960s, when fluorescent dyes were first broadly used.

Rose Madder is an organic dye, made from the root of the madder plant, which was extensively used until its active ingredient, alizarin, was synthesized in the late 19th century.  This was the traditional rose-colored dye used since remote antiquity in Egypt.  Due to its relative weakness, the use of this pigment was limited to textiles rather than for oil paint.


Veni Veni Emmanuel

This is my absolute favorite Advent hymn and brings tears to my eyes whenever I hear it.

O come, O come, Emmanuel is a translation of the Latin text ("Veni, veni, Emmanuel") by John Mason Neale and Henry Sloane Coffin in the mid-19th century. It is a metrical version of a collation of various Advent Antiphons (the acrostic O Antiphons), which now serves as a popular Advent hymn. Its origins are unclear, it is thought that the antiphons are from at least the 8th Century, but "Veni, veni Emmanuel" may well be 12th Century in origin.[3][4] The text is based on the biblical prophecy from Isaiah 7:14 that states that God will give Israel a sign that will be called Immanuel (Lit.: God with us). Matthew 1:23 states fulfillment of this prophecy in the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

It is believed that the traditional music stems from a 15th Century French processional for Franciscan nuns, but it may also have 8th Century Gregorian origins. It is one of the most solemn Advent hymns.
One widespread practice in the Catholic Church has two subsequent verses sung each week of Advent, beginning with the First Sunday of Advent as verses 1 & 2. The Second Sunday of Advent, verses 3 & 4 are sung. On the Third Sunday of Advent, verses 5 & 6. On the Fourth Sunday of Advent however, verses 1 & 7 are then sung.

Performance variations exist today over the rhythm of the music. Many performances pause after "Emmanuel" in both the verse and the chorus, or extend the final syllable through a similar count. Often however, performances omit these pauses to emphasize the meaning of the chorus: "Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel". If a pause is included, the meaning may be confused, as an audible comma is perceived between "Emmanuel" and "shall come to thee...", changing the grammatical subject of the sentence from Israel to Emmanuel. Rushing the first and final lines to omit the pause produces a greater sense of movement, which may or may not be desirable in performance as it contrasts with the unhurried pace of the remainder of the song.