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


24        Feria of Lent - 3rd class
25        Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary -
            1st class
26        4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday) - 1st
27        Feria of Lent - 3rd class
28        Feria of Lent - 3rd class
29        Feria of Lent - 3rd class
30        Feria of Lent - 3rd class
31        Feria of Lent - 3rd class


Next TLM's in
New Hampshire
and North
ern MA:


Sunday, April 2, 2017
St. John the Baptist Church
Suncook, NH

Sung High Latin Mass                    11:30 AM

Sunday, April 9, 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

Laetare Sunday
4th Sunday of Lent

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     


          The Annunciation


Traditional Latin Mass
            Sunday, April 2, 2017
                   St John Baptist Church 
                           Suncook, NH
           Celebrant: Fr. Adrian Longchamps

   Sung Latin Mass        11:30AM

Sunday, March 25,  2017
       St. Stanislaus Church,
Nashua, NH

 Sung High Latin Mass  10:00AM

              Jesus Crucified

++++++++++++Breaking News+++++++++++++

           Guam Diocese Cracks Down on 
     Neocatechumenal Way Liturgical Abuse

by Anita Carey   March 21, 2017    

New archbishop is putting a halt to liturgical abuse

AGATNA, Guam  - A Guam archbishop is forcing a lay group of faithful to follow the Church's norms for liturgy.  

Wednesday, Abp. Michael Byrnes of Detroit, recently appointed to the Agatna archdiocese, issued a statement correcting liturgical abuse committed by the Neocatechumenal Way ("The Way"), a charismatic lay group that offers practices outside of Church norms.


In his three-page letter, Byrnes acknowledged "a growing sense of distress about the multiplication of small communities in some parishes and about some of the differences in the way the Mass is celebrated among the small communities of the Neocatechumenal Way."  

Guam bishop aims to resolve ‘distress’ on Neocatechumenal Way

Archbishop Michael Byrnes, Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana. (Credit: Archdiocese of Detroit.)

The Way, which gained canonical status in 2008, describes its method as a faith formation process based on practices of the Early Church designed for missionaries to bring the Gospel to remote locations. Worldwide there are more than 40,000 communities with over 1 million members. 

In direct contradiction to canon law, e.g., the Way performs the consecration without a consecrated altar, and Communion is distributed in the hand and held until all — laity and priest alike — have received in the palm. The priest and parishioners then sit down and consume the Hosts together. Parishioner have also complained of being "held hostage" during Mass, where Way leaders have a habit of openly recruiting new members.

"The sooner we have unity and universal adherence as an archdiocese to the norms established by the Church in celebrating the body of Christ during the sacred celebration of the Mass," Byrnes stated, "the sooner we shall be on the path to reconciling with one another and bring healing to our divided diocese."

While bishops in other dioceses have placed moratoria on the group, Byrnes' statement is the first to address the eucharistic abuses. Citing the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), Byrnes laid out proper procedures for reception and consumption of Holy Communion, including that the priests must use the correct words of consecration and that all must consume the Host immediately. 

Byrnes has placed a year-long freeze on establishing new communities of the Way while he reviews its theology and teachings to ensure catechists are sufficiently formed and certified. He is also requiring Mass to be held in a church or chapel at a consecrated altar and that parishioners be notified of the presence of the faith formation group. Additionally, a portion of the Way collection is to be used for supporting the parish where they meet, as members have previously failed to contribute to the parish.   

This isn't the first time the Way has been corrected. In his 2005 Christmas address, Pope Benedict XVI admonished the group for its practices, requiring that they follow the norms of the Mass and avoid lay preaching. 

Former archbishop Anthony Apuron, recently removed from his post over accusations of sex abuse, was a strong supporter of the Way. He allegedly fostered divisions among local Catholics, most notably deeding a diocesan seminary to the Way, forcing all seminarians to follow their program or leave. Byrnes has since returned the seminary to the archdiocese. 

The Vatican investigated Abp. Apuron in 2016 after former altar boys claimed he molested them in the 1970s. Apuron had responded to the allegations by issuing sanctions against the victims' group Concerned Catholics of Guam and threatening lawsuits against his accusers. After placing Apuron on leave in the summer of 2016, the Vatican sent Abp. Savio Hon Tai Fai to be interim archbishop, until the appointment of Byrnes as coadjutor archbishop in November.

The new norms established for the Neocatechumenal Way will be in force by March 26, while the norms established for Holy Communion are effective immediately. 

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The Incredible Story of Fr. Philip Johnson
 Father Ian VanHeusen 


Philip Johnson Ordained in Raleigh, North Carolina


We are very happy indeed to report that Deacon Philip Johnson of the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, has just been ordained to the priesthood today. I am sure that a great many of our readers have heard Philip’s story, which has been reported on many Catholic blogs, asking for prayers on his behalf.

While serving in the Navy, he was diagnosed at the age of only 24 with an inoperable brain tumor, of a kind which even in the best of circumstances would normally have taken his life in less than two years. After his discharge from the service, and medical treatment aimed at delaying the tumor’s progress, rather than curing it, he was accepted as a seminarian, and having completing his studies, has now been ordained.

His cancer has been “on hold” for about a decade at this point, a beautiful miracle; please offer a prayer that this will remain the case, and that he will be able to serve the Church as a priest for many, many years. Please also offer a prayer for His Excellency Bishop Michael Burbidge, who was recently transferred from the see of Raleigh to Arlingont, Virginia, and who has supported Fr Philip in his vocation. To them both, to Fr Philip’s family, and to the faithful of the Diocese of Raleigh, we offer our heartiest congratulations - ad multos annos!

Photos nicked from mutual friends on Facebook - I hope nobody minds!


Great news for Sacred Music promoters everywhere!

Firstly, did you know that the man who made the magnificent Garand rifle – which helped to win freedom for millions – was named John Cantius Garand?

Speaking of John Cantius, I received a note from St. John Cantius in Chicago – which is helping to win salvation of souls – where there is a magnificent music program, that they have signed a recording contract with Sony Classical.

I guess they have learned the lessons taught by the Benedictine nuns in Missouri, et al.

I attest that their disc Miserere: Music for Holy Week From St. John Cantius (US HERE – UK HERE) is, quite frankly, magnificent.

All is not quiet on the Sacred Music front these days.

Even Pope Francis said (HERE) that a lot of our music is “mediocre, superficial and banal”. Truer words were never spoken, and this from someone who doesn’t seem terribly interesting in liturgy.

Anthory Esolen is also on the case.


Fr. George Rutler put out a new book.


And there is a fine initiative – Cantate Domino – to promote worthy sacred music for liturgical worship.  HERE

   Latin Mass to be offered at Holy Rosary(Corpus Christ Parish)
                   in Lawrence, MA on Sunday March 19

Fr. Joseph Medio, FPO,  will offer the Traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Holy Rosary Church in Lawrence MA at 6:30 PM.

Directions too Corpus Christi Parish are below. The Church is located fairly conveniently off of Rte 495.


Please support the Traditional Latin Mass in northern Massachusetts.

A Beautiful New Parish Church in Indiana

Here is an encouraging report on the parish of St Pius X in Granger, Indiana, in the diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend, which will soon be dedicating a new church; encouraging not only because they genuinely needed a much larger church, but also because the new building is so much more beautiful than the old one. Compare what you see of the new church in this video with the photos of the old one given below. According to the parish’s website, the dedication ceremony starts at noon on Saturday, March 25, the feast of the Annunciation.

Video from ABC57

Here are a few views of the building they are leaving behind.

    Mass for St Joseph in Newark, New Jersey, March 20

The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Newark, New Jersey, will have an EF Missa Cantata for the transferred Feast of St. Joseph on Monday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m., celebrated by Msgr. Joseph Ambrosio. Following Mass there will be Italian sweets (zeppole di San Giuseppe, sfinge) and coffee to celebrate Monsignor’s name day. The church is located at 259 Oliver Street.

Fota X Liturgical Conference in Ireland, July 8-10

St Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy is pleased to announce that the Fota X International Liturgy Conference will be held in Cork, Ireland, July 8-10, 2017. The subject of the conference is Resourcing the Prayers of the Roman Liturgy: Patristic Sources and will be explored by a panel of experts drawn from the United States, Germany and Ireland, among them Prof. Manfred Hauke (Lugano), Prof. Dieter Boehler (Frankfurt), Prof. Joseph Briody (Boston), Dr. Lauren Pristas (New York), and Gregory DiPippo (New Liturgical Movement). Registration for the Conference will open after Easter.

His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke celebrating Pontifical High Mass during the Fota IX conference last July.

Russian Orthodox now to celebrate more Western Saints including St. Patrick

st_patrick_iconHere is some interesting East and West, both-lungs news which is also seasonal.

From blog Ad Orientem (excellent title):

St. Patrick of Ireland and other Western saints officially added to Russian Orthodox Church calendar

St. Patrick, the great enlightener of Ireland, [The Enlightener… great title] will be officially celebrated in the Russian Orthodox Church for the first time this year on March 17/30. At its March 9 session, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox, under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, officially adopted St. Patrick and more than fifteen other pre-schism Western saints into its calendar, according to the report published on the patriarchate’s official site.
The decision was taken after hearing a report from His Eminence Metropolitan Clement of Kaluga and Borovsk, chairman of the commission for the compilation of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Menaion, or calendar of saints, with the proposal to include several ancient saints who labored in western lands before the Great Schism of 1054.  [NB… before 1054…]The commission, created on September 18, 2014 by the blessing of His Holiness, had been working on compiling a list of western saints guided by the following criteria: their unblemished confession of the Orthodox faith; the circumstances in which their glorification took place; the absence of their names from polemical works against the Eastern Church and rite; and their present veneration in foreign dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church and other Local Churches.

Also considered were the “Complete Menaion of the East” by Archbishop Sergius (Spassky), the report of St. John Maximovitch to the Holy Synod of the Russian Church Abroad in 1952, the articles of the Orthodox Encyclopedia and the Snaxarion compiled by Hiermonk Macarius of the Athonite monastery of Simenopetra.
The Western saints added into the calendar of the Russian Orthodox Church are: [Note the French influence…]

Hieromartyr Pothinus, bishop of Lyons, and those with him (June 2/15; c. 177)
Martyrs Blandina and Ponticus of Lyons (June 2/15; c. 177)
Martyr Epipodius of Lyons (April 22/May 5; c. 177)
Martyr Alexander of Lyons (April 24/May 7; c. 177)
Hieromartyr Saturninus, first bishop of Toulouse (November 29/December 12; c. 257)
Martyr Victor of Marseilles (July 21/August 3; c. 290)
St. Alban, protomartyr of Britain (June 22/July 5; c. 304)
St. Honoratus, archbishop of Arles and founder of Lerins Monastery (January 16/29; 429)
St. Germanus, bishop of Auxerre (July 31/August 13; 448) [nice church in Paris, which has the TLM]
St. Vincent of Lerins (May 24/June 6; c. 450)
St. Patrick, bishop of Armagh, and enlightener of Ireland (March 17/30; 451)
St. Lupus the Confessor, bishop of Troyes (Gaul) (July 29/August 11; 479)
St. Genevieve of Paris (January 3/16; 512) [at Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, also a must visit.]
St. Germanus, bishop of Paris (May 28/June 10; 576)
St. Procopius, abbot of Sazava in Bohemia (September 16/29; 1053)

Also approved and recommended for Church-wide liturgical use was the texts of the service to the Synaxis of Saints of Diveevo, the service to St. Hilarion of Optina, and the troparion and kontakion to St. Adrian of Ondrusov.

   Celebrating Summorum Pontificum
   Pilgrimage 2016-17 in St. Peters in  Rome ...Beautiful!

Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest to take over failing parish:

New parish in historic Detroit church to offer Latin Mass...new Pastor Installed New parish in historic Detroit church to offer Latin mass

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: CNS.)

A traditionalist group of priests originally founded in Africa and with its US headquarters in Chicago has been entrusted with operating a new Catholic parish at an historic downtown church in Detroit by Archbishop Allen Vigneron.

DETROIT - Catholic officials in Detroit have created a new parish at a historic downtown church that will be operated by a Chicago-based traditional religious community. Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron announced that the first Traditional Latin Mass will be held Sunday at St. Joseph Oratory, the new name for the St. Joseph Church site and parish.

St. Joseph had been one of three church buildings that were part of Mother of Divine Mercy Parish. That parish will continue operating Sweetest Heart of Mary and St. Josaphat. The archdiocese’s arrangement with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest includes holding an English-language mass on Saturdays.

Officials say the institute operates parishes at a dozen other U.S. churches and aims to revitalize and restore historic churches.  Founded in Gabon, Africa, in 1990, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest remained a diocesan reality until 2008, when it was granted official Vatican recognition. There’s also a women’s community, the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus, and a lay group, the Society of the Sacred Heart, associated with the main group.

Cardinal Raymond Burke, patron of the Knights of Malta and former head of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signatura, has been a promoter of the institute and ordained priests for the group while he was still the archbishop of St. Louis.


Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest Pastor installed in Detroit

Our thanks once again to our friend Teresa Chisolm for sending in these photos, along with her description of a very rare liturgical event, the traditional rite of installation of a pastor.

On February 5, His Grace the Most Reverend Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, installed Canon Michael Stein of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest, as Pastor of St Joseph Oratory in Detroit. A Solemn High Mass with Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munera followed the rare Installation ceremony. The ceremony beautifully displays the fundamental duties of a pastor. Here are photos of the day; the full album of images may be found on the St Joseph Oratory Facebook page.

The Archbishop first imposes the pastoral stole at the entrance.

Entrance procession with Ecce Sacerdos Magnus by Maximillian Stadler.

Chanting of the Veni Creator Spiritus.

With the Gospel placed on his lap, the Archbishop receives the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity of the Pastor.

Archbishop Vigneron guides Canon Stein to open and close the doors of the tabernacle and touch the ciborium.

The Schola chants the Magnificat antiphon and verse from Second Vespers of the feast of the church’s patron, St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the pastor sings the Collect from the same feast.

The Archbishop leads the pastor to ring the sacristy bell (alternatively, the church bell),

to open and close the front door of the church,

to open and close the baptismal font,

to enter the confessional, (here, one of four in the church).

Finally, the Archbishop invites him to ascend the high pulpit. Canon Stein briefly reflected on how the Installation shows so beautifully that within Holy Mother Church, any and all authority is received. St Peter received it from Our Lord, the bishops receive it from the Apostles, the pastor from the bishop.

During the Asperges, the Archbishop blesses the Ministers.

The Archbishop gave a moving sermon on the Epistle of the day, Colossians 3, 12-17, and the Gospel parable of the sower and the cockle, Matthew 13, 24-30. Speaking on the triumph of Christ, Archbishop Vigneron proclaimed, “He is victorious as a priest, as the one who offers sacrifice. And so whatever our trials are in life, whatever the cockle is that burdens us, that gets in our way, by facing it with confidence, with abandonment to God’s providence, it becomes a sacrifice, something pleasing to Our Father.”

Ash Wednesday in Rome, 1960

Another great discovery from the archives of British Pathé: unedited footage of Pope St John XXIII participating in the procession at the Roman station church for Ash Wednesday, Santa Sabina. Since the early decades of the 13th century, this church has been the home of the Generalate of the Order of Friars Preachers; early on in the video, we see a large crowd of young Dominicans, including a few in the (now abolished) habit of the lay brothers, with black scapular. Several of Friars also have clearly visible clerical tonsures, and at the very beginning, we also see members of a lay confraternity in habit and hood.

ASK FATHER: Removing Holy Water during Lent

Boy Holy Water FontFrom a reader…

I am currently serving at a parish as a transitional deacon. On Thursday I noticed along with the parishioners that the Holy Water was removed from the entrance of the church. They were looking all around for it and asked me where it went. I learned that the pastor had removed it because we are in the “desert days” of Lent. [Dumb! Dumb! DUMB!] Even the laity knew that the water is only removed during Holy Week. [After the Holy Thursday Mass.]  They are afraid to speak up. What would be the best way to approach the pastor to bring this up? I offered to bless some water for the people if they wanted some. Thoughts?

Thoughts?  Yes, I have some thoughts.  In the past I have called this “Dumb liberal idea #3464 = Reason #583739 for Summorum Pontificum”.

Each year we are seeing a lessening of liturgical stupidity, as those of a certain age go to their retirement or reward (the so-called “Biological Solution”) and young people with less strange liturgical baggage step into their positions. Nevertheless, some aberrations continue. One particularly dumb and annoying liturgical oddity is the removal of holy water from stoups during Lent.

If you are a new Catholic or catechumen and haven’t yet seen that, just remember that the people doing this, … know not what they do.

To all the priests out there still… unbelievably still putting sand in holy water fonts during Lent…


I’ll rant for a bit later, but in the meantime someone put this question to the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  They responded.  Enjoy.

The emphases are mine:

Prot. N. 569/00/L

March 14, 2000

Dear Father:

This Congregation for Divine Worship has received your letter sent by fax in which you ask whether it is in accord with liturgical law to remove the Holy Water from the fonts for the duration of the season of Lent.

This Dicastery is able to respond that the removing of Holy Water from the fonts during the season of Lent is not permitted, in particular, for two reasons:

1. The liturgical legislation in force does not foresee this innovation, which in addition to being praeter legem is contrary to a balanced understanding of the season of Lent, which though truly being a season of penance, is also a season rich in the symbolism of water and baptism, constantly evoked in liturgical texts.

2. The encouragement of the Church that the faithful avail themselves frequently of the [sic] of her sacraments and sacramentals is to be understood to apply also to the season of Lent. The “fast” and “abstinence” which the faithful embrace in this season does not extend to abstaining from the sacraments or sacramentals of the Church. The practice of the Church has been to empty the Holy Water fonts on the days of the Sacred Triduum in preparation of the blessing of the water at the Easter Vigil, and it corresponds to those days on which the Eucharist is not celebrated (i.e., Good Friday and Holy Saturday).

Hoping that this resolves the question and with every good wish and kind regard, I am,

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Mons. Mario Marini [Later, the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, now with God.]

Did you get the part where the Congregation said: “is not permitted”?

Holy water is a sacramental.

We get the powerful theology of its use in the older Roman Ritual in the prayers for exorcism of the water and salt used and then the blessing itself.  The rite of blessing holy water, in the older ritual, is powerful stuff.  It sounds odd, nearly foreign to our modern ears, especially after decades of being force fed Novus Ordo pabulum.

Holy Water is a power weapon of the spiritual life against the attacks of the devil.

I would ask these priests:

  • You do believe in the existence of the Enemy, … right?
  • You know you are a soldier and pilgrim in a dangerous world, … right?
  • So why… why… why would these liturgists and priests REMOVE a tool of spiritual warfare precisely during the season of LENT when we need it the most?

Holy water is a sacramental.

It is for our benefit.

It is not a toy, or something to be abstained from, like chocolate or television.

So, don’t stand for this nonsense.  If the Holy Water has been removed… clamor for its return!


                 Ash Wednesday 2017 Photopost

Saturday, March 04, 2017

As always, thanks to all the readers who send in photographs of their Ash Wednesday liturgies. Our headliner is definitely a first for NLM: ash-colored vestments (couleur cendrée) from the Fraternity of St Peter’s church in Lyon, a classically medieval custom of the ancient use of Lyon. We wish you all a blessed and holy Lenten season. Our next photopost will cover the feasts of St Joseph and the Annunciation, and Laetare Sunday, which all fall within a week of each other this year; a request will be posted the week before.

Collegiate Church of St Just - Lyon (FSSP)

Tradition is for the young!

St Catherine Labouré - Middletown, New Jersey

Bethany House Chapel - Singapore
This is a chapel in a home for retired priests; very edifying to see the faithful put up with a bit of crowding to attend the holy Mass on this important day!

St Stephen’s - Portland, Oregon

Parish of the Holy Redeemer - Quezon City, Philippine Islands

Santa Maria degli Angeli - Civitanova Alta, Italy
This church has been hosting the Summorum Pontificum group of Tolentino since their church of the Sacred Heart was damaged in the recent spate of earthquakes.

St Joseph Oratory - Detroit, Michigan (ICK)

St Margaret Mary - Oakland California (ICK)

Parish of St Mary - Kalamazoo, Michigan

And again, tradition is for the young!

St Eugène - Paris, France
home of our friends of the Schola St Cécile

ASK FATHER: Can a pastor forbid an assistant from using black vestments?


Can a Pastor of a parish forbid a Parochial Vicar from wearing a black chasuble at funerals? I just heard of 2 pastors in [a large NE Archdiocese] who have forbidden their traditional-minded parochial vicars from wearing black at funerals.

Black is an approved color for funerals, Masses for the Dead, in both the Traditional Roman Rite and the Novus Ordo.   Permission is not needed to use black, nor can it be forbidden.  It is a legitimate option.

That said, the “my house, my rules” state of reality generally applies in parishes and the locum tenens is the pastor.  If the pastor is a monumental jerk, he can crucify the assistant in a thousand creative ways.   Frankly, assistants (the newfangled “parochial vicar”) have the right to Christian burial and that’s about it.

Furthermore, it may be the expressed desire of the deceased and his family that black be used.  In that case, the pastor truly would be a monumental jerk and a real scrub.

What these “pastors” are doing, of course, is ensuring that these men will use black in their own parishes as soon as they get out from under the rigid, narrow-minded oppressors to whom they are presently assigned.

          Latin Mass 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 March 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM !

Deo Gratias!!!