New Hampshire
Una Voce is an international federation of associations 
dedicated to preserving, restoring and promoting the Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal of Blessed John XXIII
     In Support of the Traditional Latin Mass

01  St. Ignatius of Antioch - 3rd class
02  Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 2nd class
03  Feria - 4th class or St. Blaise - 4th class or 
       Sacred Heart of Jesus - 3rd class
04  St. Andrew Corsini - 3rd class or Immaculate
       Heart of Mary - 3rd class
05  5th Sunday after Epiphany - 2nd class
06  St. Titus - 3rd class
07  St. Romuald - 3rd class
08  St. John of Matha - 3rd class
09  St. Cyril of Alexandria - 3rd class
10  St. Scholastica - 3rd class
11  Our Lady of Lourdes - 3rd class
12  Septuagesima Sunday - 2nd class
13  Feria - 4th class
14  Feria - 4th class or St. Valentine - 4th class
15  Feria - 4th class or Sts. Faustinus & Jovita - 4th class



Next TLM's in

New Hampshire
and North
ern MA:


Sunday, February 5, 2017
St. John the Baptist Church
Suncook, NH

Sung High Latin Mass                    11:30 AM

Sunday, February 12, 2017
St. Patrick Church
Nashua, NH

Sung High Latin Mass                    12:00 Noon
Every Sunday
St. Stanislaus Church
Nashua, NH

Sung High Latin Mass                    10:00AM 

St. Benedict Center Church
Still River, Harvard, MA
Low Mass:                    7:30AM and 11:00AM 
Sung High Missa Cantata:                9:15 AM

St. Benedict Center
Richmond, NH
TLM Mass:                     Call (603) 239-6485

St. Adelaide's Church, Peabody, MA
Sung High Mass every Sunday:
Sung High 
Missa Cantata:                 1:00 PM

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes, Newton, MA 
Sung High Missa Cantata:            10:30 AM
    5th Sunday of

Dear Friends:

If this is your first time visiting Una Voce NH, welcome. The Mission of Una Voce NH is to promote the spread of the offering of the Traditional Latin Mass(TLM) in New Hampshire. As the official voice of Una Voce International in New Hampshire, our goal is to unite traditional Catholics  throughout the state in a network to support and promote the celebration of the Mass according to the 1962 Missal of Blessed John XXIII.

We need your help. Volunteer your efforts or donate to our cause!!! Thank you...and may God Bless you!!! 

Bill St. Laurent
President, Una Voce New Hampshire
Telephone    603-436-1378     


      Dear Una Voce NH Readers:
     Please excuse our absence since
     December. We are BACK...and  in the
     process of building a new improved
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Traditional Latin Mass
          Sunday, February 5, 2017
 St. John the Baptist Church, Suncook, NH

Sung High Latin Mass   11:30AM

++++++++++++++++++++++++++       Sunday, February 12,  2016  
       St. Patrick's Church,
Nashua, NH

  Sung High Latin Mass      Noon

        Our Lady of Lourdes

++++++++++++Breaking News+++++++++++++
 Latin Mass resumes at St. John the Baptist, Suncook

by Una Voce NH

As announced in the Parish Bulletin, the Traditional Latin Mass resumes at St. John the Baptist in Suncook, NH on February 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM !

Deo Gratias!!!

Ecclesia Dei confirms Fellay:
"Full communion with SSPX is near."

by Rorate Caeli, February 2017

From Andrea Tornielli, who has been one of the unofficial spokesman for Pope Francis in his pontificate, in an article this morning for La Stampa: "We are working at this moment in the completion of some aspects of the canonical frame, which will be the Personal Prelature."

 Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission, charged with dialogue with the Society of Saint Pius X, confirms [SSPX Superior-General Fellay's words] to Vatican Insider that the stage of full communion with the Lefebvrians is near.

The accomplishment of the agreement is now in plain sight, even if some time is still needed. - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/#sthash.vCVspADm.dpuf
SSPX Superior-General Fellay: "An agreement is possible without further wait."

by Rorate Caeli, February 2017

From the interview granted by the Superior-General of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay, to the program "Terres de Mission" by TVLibertes, a conservative French network, as reported by Italian website Radio Spada: Bishop Fellay confirmed in the program Terres de Mission of TVLibertes broadcast minutes ago: on the factual level, relations with the Vatican are already normal, and only the seal is missing on the agreement (video below): "This agreement is possible, according to the Superior-general, in his view, without waiting for the situation in the Church to become completely satisfactory - See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/01/sspx-superior-general-fellay-agreement.html#more 

Meanwhile ...SSPX news

by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

We are watching closely the development of a possible – indeed increasingly likely – Personal Prelature for the SSPX.

Meanwhile, in a communication from the SSPX today we read that for Candlemas new seminarians received were tonsured and received their cassocks.  HERE

They wrote.

Those seminarians enrolled in the Year of Spirituality (first year) received the cassock, and those seminarians in the Year of First Philosophy (second year of studies) received the clerical tonsure. In the Society of St. Pius X, the present custom is to receive the cassock one year before becoming a cleric.  [Well…no.  The clerical state now begins with diaconate, but let that pass.]

Here they are all lined up at their new seminary in Virginia.

The seminary looks interesting.

Also, a while back I received a mailing from them with a questionnaire about the things I would want in a retirement community.  They are creating one in the NW of these USA.

They seem to be pretty serious about staying around for awhile.

SSPX-Vatican: "Two dates are mentioned in Rome: May 13 or July 7"

by Rorate Caeli Blog, February 2017

French conservative daily Le Figaro's religious correspondent Jean-Marie Guénois mentions in an article today the current status of negotiations between the Society of Saint Pius X and the Holy See (both of which we have covered: SSPX's Superior-General Fellay's interview and Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei's Secretary Pozzo's comments).

In the end, through, he adds the following new information:

Is a signing [of an agreement] close? "It is not a question of calendar," but of "full development of the dossier," the main players insist. Nevertheless, two symbolic dates are mentioned in Rome: July 7, 2017, tenth anniversary of Benedict XVI's motu proprio that reestablished the Mass according to the 1962 Missal, called the Latin Mass, as well as Extraordinary rite [sic] in the Catholic Church. Or May 13, 2017, centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. Pope Francis will be, on the latter day, on a pilgrimage [to Fatima].
- See more at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/02/sspx-vatican-two-dates-are-mentioned-in.html#more

ASK FATHER: Ordinary Form Mass with a Communion rail?

communion right wrong smFrom a reader…


I’ll ask the question up front: Is it illicit to celebrate the Ordinary Form while using a communion rail? If not, would use of a rail while celebrating the OF preclude reception of Communion in the hand, or while standing? Would it be verboten for a communicant to kneel at the rail, but receive in the hand? (I know… why would anyone want to do THAT?)

Yes, it is licit to celebrate the Ordinary Form and also to distribute Communion at a Communion rail.

The Church’s law guarantees the right of the faithful to kneel to receive.  In most places the bishops of the region have (regrettably) also permitted Communion in the hand for the Ordinary Form.   A Communion rail is a richly symbolic element of church’s communicative dimension through architecture and ornament.  It is also practical: it affords help to people who are a bit older or who have difficulty kneeling and rising.

It seems that those distributing Communion at an Ordinary Form cannot refuse to distribute to those who wish to receive either directly on the tongue or (sadly) in the hand.  So, were a person at an Ordinary Form Mass to kneel at the rail and yet want to receive in the hand, they should not – under ordinary circumstances – be denied.

However, the Church’s law in Redemptionis Sacramentum warns several times about avoiding the danger of profanation of the Eucharist.  If there is danger of profanation by distributing Communion in the hand (perhaps because of the nature and composition, the integrity of the Hosts), then Communion should not, must not, be distributed in the hand.  Prudence and sound judgment should be exercised, along with lots of catechesis and explanations.

Second Issue of “ALTARE DEI” Now Available

NLM readers will remember the launch of the new magazine Altare Dei under the editorship of Aurelio Porfiri. The first issue came out at the end of October. I am happy to announce the appearance of the second issue, featuring an article by somebody or other on the organ postlude, but more importantly, a lot of fine articles and music by talented writers, including Dr. Fagerberg, Dr. Shaw, Fr. Kocik, Fr. Friel, Msgr. Miserachs, and Maestro Porfiri himself. I highly recommend it to your attention, and the price of 6 Euros is incredibly reasonable for 7 pieces of sheet music in the “Musical Insert,” a feature of each issue. Order online PDF here.

The Table of Contents follows.


Aurelio Porfiri

In defense of the Organ Postlude
Peter A. Kwasniewski

What is the Mystery of the Liturgy
David W. Fagerberg

Toward Holier Communions: A simple suggestion
Thomas M. Kocik

On Celebration Ad Orientem
Joseph Shaw

Jean Nicolas Grou

AVE MARIA (Solo, SATB and Organ) Mauro Visconti
MAGNIFICAT (SATB and Organ) Colin Mawby
QUEM TERRA, PONTUS, SIDERA (2 Equal voices and Organ) Valentino Miserachs
INTERLUDE (Organ) Aurelio Porfiri
SALVASTI NOS, DOMINE (2 Equal voices and Organ)Aurelio Porfiri
EXULTATE IUSTI (Acclamation for the Rosary, SATB and Organ) Alberico Vitalini

On the Mass, Part 2
Enrico Zoffoli

Priestly dignity according to Blessed Antonio Rosmini
Enrico Finotti

The earliest Catholic Choir school
David  M. Friel

Sacred Music from St. Pius X to our days
Valentino Miserachs
Gregorian Chant for the First Sunday of Lent: The Sunday of Temptation
Fulvio Rampi

A Church on her knees (and not in a good sense)…
Aurelio Porfiri

“Only a blind man can deny that there’s now in the Church great confusion…”
Interview with Cardinal Carlo Caffarra (From Il Foglio)

“Miracle” in Trieste: Bach’s celebrated monumental B minor Mass after at least 50 years
Alberto Carosa

Order here.

Why Does Facing Ad Orientem Matter Ecumenically? - Guest Article by Prof. Ines Murzaku

Our thanks to Dr Ines Murzaku, Professor of Church History at Seton Hall Univerity, for sharing this article with us.

The theme for this year’s Week for Christian Unity (January 18-25) is “Reconciliation - The Love of Christ Compels Us.” During the General Audience recalling the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to look with hope to what “unites us” rather than that which “divides us.” Indeed, this is how bridges are built and foundations for dialogue reaffirmed. I made my students listen to a lecture by Abbot Sergius of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery (an Eastern Orthodox Monastery in Waymart, PA) on the Divine Liturgy, just to understand another view on liturgical theology. The abbot speaks of liturgy as an intimate “encounter” with God through the Incarnate Christ, who unites Himself to us through the sacraments, thus working the great mystery of salvation.

Moreover, the Divine Liturgy has a double unitive function: vertically with God, and horizontally with each other. Further, the Divine Liturgy is also a public service involving the whole community in an act of prayer, worship, teaching, and communion of the one Body of Christ. In the East, celebrating the Divine Liturgy was saving. In fact, what enabled the Eastern Churches to survive the Communist persecution was the worship and the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the local Church. In the East, a Eucharistic community “One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism” (Ephesians 4:5) proved to be a surviving community. The understanding of Divine Liturgy in the East and the West are very similar, as my students observed after the abbot’s lecture, with some differences, the most visible and important being the normative use of ad orientem in worship in the East.

Divine Liturgy in the Greco-Albanian church of the Most Holy Savior in Cosenza, Italy. (Photo by Alex Talarico)
Facing sacred places or destinations while praying is the norm in major world religions. The sacred destination for Judaism is towards the dwelling place of God, otherwise known as Shekinah, the Holy city of Jerusalem. “Daniel continued his custom of going home to kneel in prayer and give thanks to his God in the upper chamber three times a day, with the windows open toward Jerusalem.” (Daniel 6:11) Muslims pray in the direction of the city of Mecca, a symbol of religious unity among Muslims.

The Church of the first millennium in the East and in the West worshipped facing ad orientem. The first Christians, beginning in the second century, directed their prayers facing East, in the direction of the rising sun. While there is no explicit reference to ad orientem in the New Testament, the significance of the East in Matthew 24: 27 is remarkable: “For just as lightning comes from the east and is seen as far as the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.” The Eastward liturgical orientation seems important to East and West. For St Cyril of Jerusalem, a fourth century saint venerated by the Eastern and Western Churches, the West was the region of sensible darkness. Instead, he advised “turning from West to East, the place of light.” His contemporary St Basil the Great wrote in De Spiritu Sancto that the unwritten tradition of the Church “has taught us to turn to the East at the prayer.” Christ is Sun of Righteousness and Dayspring, so “the East is the direction that must be assigned to His worship,” wrote St. John of Damascus in De fide Orthodoxa.

Blessed Jacopo de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa in the 13th century, specified that seeking and looking towards our ancient homeland and towards God, we worship facing East. Bishop Guillaume Durand (13th century), who wrote an indispensable guide for understanding the significance of medieval ecclesiastical art and worship, advised that the priest at the altar and in the Offices should pray towards the East. Consequently, churches were built with altars facing East, a direction which was standard and incredibly useful to the medieval pilgrim who wanted to avoid getting lost in the cities. Churches were natural landmarks to keep track of directions. Theologically, worship facing East was important: it united the local churches, East and West, to the universal Church. Worshiping ad orientem was standard for the united Church in the first millennium and until after Vatican II, praying facing East was the standard in the West, as well.

What did Sacrosanctum Concilium prescribe for Catholic liturgy?

The Council required of the Roman Catholic Church that “the rites be revised carefully in the light of sound tradition, and that they be given new vigor to meet the circumstances and needs of modern times.” In my view, the main point is that the Council understood the organic growth of the liturgy and the importance of re-visiting or revamping the ancient tradition; by no means was it in favor of the break with ancient tradition. Sacrosanctum Concilium specified that any new forms adopted in the liturgy should in some way grow organically from forms already existing. The Council warned that what must be avoided at all costs in this matter is that eagerness for the “new” exceed due measure, resulting in insufficient regard for, or entirely disregarding, the patrimony of the liturgy handed on. Moreover, the Council distinguished between the mutable elements in the liturgy and “immutable elements divinely instituted,” that can neither be reformed or changed and over which the Church has no control. It also cautioned that “no other person, even if he be a priest, may add, remove, or change anything in the liturgy on his own authority.” So, there is no rupture with the ancient tradition that the Council is prescribing for the Roman Catholic Church. The council never said that the liturgy facing the Lord or ad orientem is erroneous and needs to be abolished and replaced.

Is Revisiting the First Millennium Practices a Solution?

In the current ecumenical environment, Catholics and Orthodox are considering the practices of the first millennium, including papal primacy, for ways to find commonalities which will help East and West moving forward towards visible unity. If today, at the beginning of the third millennium, we are seeking to restore full communion, it is to the unity of the Church in the first millennium that we must look. The Catholic Church desires full communion to be established between East and West, and the first-millennium experience including facing ad orientem in the Divine Liturgy is inspiring. As a Byzantine Catholic and Church historian, I think that the progressive estrangement between East and West has contributed to abandoning ad orientem in the West.

The ninth-century Cattolica di Stilo in Calabria.
St. John Paul II in Ut Unum Sint (On Commitment to Ecumenism) suggested a return to that millennial unity. Pope Benedict XVI looked at the first Christian millennium as an example and as an objective to build bridges with the East. Pope Francis has shown a great deal of ecumenical sensitivity towards the Eastern Churches and their venerated traditions. Why not allow celebration both ad orientem and ad populum, and seriously revisit the ancient traditions of the Church in the first millennium? Ad orientem is of profound value and should be safeguarded. Its celebration “deepens and gives a more visible form to communion” among Christians – Catholic and Eastern Orthodox, as Pope Francis observed in the General Audience on January 18, 2017. Continuity with and reverence for the ancient tradition makes faith credible, and makes us educators and probably Church leaders more attuned to young people and their needs. After all, young people like my students crave authenticity, and to be in touch with the roots of a common tradition as it was celebrated and revered in the united Church of the first millennium.

Ines Angeli Murzaku (http://academic.shu.edu/orientalia/) is Professor of Church History at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She earned a doctorate from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome and has held visiting positions at the Universities of Bologna and Calabria in Italy, and University of Münster in Germany. Her research has been published in multiple articles and several books, including most recently a Life of St Neilos of Rossano, the founder of the Italo-Greek monastery of Grottaferrata. Dr. Murzaku was the vice-president of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) and a United Nations accredited representative for the organization Christians Associated for Relationships with Eastern Europe, and the Founding Chair of the Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University. She is a regular commentator to media outlets on religious matters.

1st Sung High Latin Missa Cantata in a generation  to be offered at St Joseph Church, Claremont NH on December 8, 2016!

Una Voce NH

It has been announced that the first Sung High Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form
in over 50 years will occur at St. Joseph Parish in Claremont, NH on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, this Thursday, December 8, 2016.

This is the first time since 1965 that the Extraordinary Form will be offered at this parish.  It is occurring at the specific request of Bishop Libasci in response to a demand he sensed for the Extraordinary Form in the western part of the diocese.   

 St. Joseph Church...is a fitting venue for the Traditional Latin Mass:

Aside from the addition of a free-standing altar (which is being removed for the upcoming Extraordinary Form Mass), the church never suffered any of the post-Vatican II renovations that prevailed in this diocese, and the high altar, side altar, and altar rails remain unaltered in their original condition.  Of particular note to elderly Catholics, the parish is fully handicapped and wheelchair accessible and has a full service elevator
accessed through the side door of the church. 

 St. Joseph’s is on Phone: (603) 542-5732
    Phone: Elm St. in Claremont, NH
   Pastor: Very Rev. Shawn M. Therrien V.F.

                            Interior: St. Joseph Church, Claremont, NH

  7 Reasons Why I love the Traditional Mass

SSPX Exclusive - Bp. Fellay speaks to Rorate on Rome negotiations as world's largest traditional seminary is blessed in Virginia


A Conversation with Bishop Fellay

By Father Kevin M. Cusick*
Rorate correspondent for the
opening of the SSPX Seminary
in Virginia

The faithful gather from far and wide

Dozens of cars from many states and Canada lined the gravel drive that connects the blacktop country road in the small town of Dillwyn, Virginia, with the new seminary of the Society of Saint Pius X on a knoll in the heart of the property. I found an unclaimed spot along a side trail and began to walk myself, joining the faithful young and old on their way to the holy Mass at the head of the day’s events planned to inaugurate the new US headquarters for the mission of forming the priests of the apostolate.

A non-Catholic couple from Farmville, Virginia, stopped and offered me a ride, he a VIP guest from the Chamber of Commerce. I gratefully accepted: my formal shoes ill-suited for the hike still ahead of me along the drive that by turns was muddy. I exited the vehicle before a vast white tent where the pontifical High Mass was already underway, priests hearing confessions on the open ground next to it.

The day’s events

Once inside the tent I found open seating at the front near the SSPX sisters at the temporary altar rails. Over 1,000 intrepid faithful overflowed the tent, some with mud caked on their shoes, eloquent evidence of the difficulties which they are willing to endure for the Faith fed by the Mass of all time. The abundance of families have become no doubt well used to Mass in fields under inclement weather over the years in what has been an often homeless apostolate. The full sunshine on this day, however, promised a natural benediction to accompany the bishop’s sacramental ministry.

The Mass was certainly beautiful, secured as such through faithfulness to the tradition handed down to ensure the worthy praise and honor of God. The seminary schola and servers were alert and attentive soldiers in the army of the Lord, formed now and for the future to fight for His rights as God among men who sometimes fall slack in their loving devotion.

Bishop Fellay’s sermon

In his sermon Bishop Fellay spoke simply and without pretense about the new seminary, the life of seminarians, the mission of the priesthood in the Church for the salvation of souls. Prayer, silence, spiritual reading and detachment from earthly things are among the necessities for men called to priesthood, he reminded us.

Many young people and families from a dozen or more states in the throng are a strong promise for the future. Some queued in the line for the lunch ahead of me had flown from Saint Mary’s, Kansas. European accents were in evidence in accord with the strong international identity of the Society.

The seminary building had only been approved for occupation the previous day and then only with the proviso that a fire truck be standing by at all times. A generous benefactor made even that possible so that the day could proceed as planned.

Lunch took place in the vast refectory under the imposing crucifix as well as on tables set up in courtyard around a water reservoir necessary in case of fires due to seminary’s remote location.


The blessing procession began with the bishop and clergy formed up in the small seminary chapel and exiting to meet faithful outside for commencing the litanies and blessing prayers. First the exterior of the building was blessed and then interior, the refectory and the refectory crucifix as we chanted the “Asperges me”. Bronze non-liturgical bells from France were blessed outside and then hung in hallways and classrooms for marking the periods of the seminary day.

The seminary building reminds of a French Romanesque chateau with its rounded corner towers capped by conical roofs. The appointments are spare in favor of quality construction to last for many years in brick, stone, slate and copper. Turkish travertine paving stones will be laid over the cement walks, the heavy wooden doors and banisters were made by seminarians practiced in the carpenter’s trade. These are rendered in a beautiful and loving craftsmanship intended to endure, reflecting both of the beauty of our Creator God through what He has made and His image in man whose skills praise Him.

I met with Bishop Fellay after a tour of the seminary, work on the final finishing details interrupted briefly for the hospitality necessary to serve the day’s numerous guests. Work has progressed enough to allow the worship, prayer and classes to begin. Our conversation was made possible through kindness of the Society’s media relations man and Society priests.

“Almost ready”

I asked the bishop if he had good news to share about the status of the personal prelature rumored to be on offer in Rome in order to integrate the Society fully and permanently into the life of the universal Church. The bishop described the current arrangements as “almost ready” and one of “fine tuning”, his demeanor and expression exuding confidence and serenity. When I asked if the situation was one merely for prayer he was very quick to assert that developments in the canonical proceedings had progressed beyond that point. But, he said, “the problem is not there” but with the matter of Vatican II.

“There’s still some need of clarification.”

He went on to elaborate, however, that the documents of Vatican II are at issue, a matter with which many readers are already aware, the remaining sticking points being those documents treating religious liberty, ecumenism and reform of the liturgy. The Society has been very firm and consistent over the years that these teachings are incompatible with the integral tradition of the Church.

The bishop recommended three major interviews given by Abp. Pozzo and published by the French bishops’ newspaper La Croix as a good source for an adequate summary of the current status of talks between the Society and the Holy See because “these give the position of Rome clearly”. The most recent of these was published in July.

The bishop elaborated by describing the talks on the documents of Vatican II with Rome as being in a “clarification” stage. He mentioned this as being the case in particular because of the statement by Archbishop Muller that the Society must accept Vatican II, including the portions at issue.

“The Modernists”

The bishop said that “there is a lot of pressure from those which we call the Modernists” to make things impossible when it comes to integrating the Society.

He said that “a certain mentality” is involved here and “you know it can be very difficult to change mentalities”; it is the mentality of a certain generation” and these things “take time”. He said that we must arrive at a point where one can “disagree and still be a Catholic” when it comes to the mentioned points of Vatican II at issue.

It appears Bishop Fellay is prepared to wait if necessary, biding his time though not idle in the least, for the work of the Society continues to grow and flourish. I thanked him for his ministry as bishop and for the beautiful Mass and sermon which began this first day of a new phase in the life of the society.

The men lining up to bolster as priests the already vigorous life of the Society begin formation in the new seminary, prepared for a capacity of 120, are a sign of robust faith. No modernists here.

*Fr. Cusick, a chaplain in the United States Navy, is also the pastor of St. Francis de Sales, in Benedict, Maryland (Archdiocese of Washington)