St Adalbert Catholic Church

St Adalbert Catholic Church
New Home of The Traditional Latin Mass Enfield Ct . Starting July 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

There is no Latin Mass Social after the TLM this Sunday June 25th
                                       St. Martha Catholic Church
The next TLM social will follow  our 1st Sunday Traditional Latin Mass in our new home  July 2nd at St. Adalbert `s 90 Alden St. Enfield Ct.
                                                  St Adalbert Catholic Church
Celebrate our 1st Sunday Holy Mass( TLM) with us in the new home of the Enfield Latin Mass community July 2nd at 12:30 P.M.  followed by the Latin Mass social in the lower church.
                               Una Voce Enfield

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Corpus Christi - Restoring All Things In Christ

Talk with video here at link ;  https://youtu.be/mvPGIG-ljJU



Saturday, June 17, 2017

                                           Traditional Latin Mass
               Only 1 more week at this location.
                    Sunday 12 noon  June 25th
                         St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct.

               JULY 2nd at 12:30 P.M. will be our 1st  Sunday TLM in our new home!
                                                 Join Us
                St Adalbert Catholic Church 90 Alden st. Enfield Ct.

                           The Traditional Latin Mass in Enfield, Ct
                                            Important Announcement 

The Traditional Latin Mass now being offered at St. Martha Catholic Church in Enfield, Ct
is moving to it`s new home at St. Adalbert Catholic Church Enfield, Ct. Starting in July 2017
                                                        St. Adalbert`s
                                                      Una Voce Enfield

Sunday, June 11, 2017

                                      St Adalbert: Pray for us
                           A preview of great things to come.
            Here are some images from the new home of the Enfield, Ct. Latin Mass community
                                     St. Adalbert Catholic Church Enfield, Ct.
                           The Beauty of the Catholic Faith
                                  Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus
                                      Christ is King
O` Holy Mary ever virgin and conceived without sin; pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen

Friday, June 9, 2017

                   Traditional Latin Mass schedule Enfield Ct
                                  St. Martha Catholic Church 
                                 Sunday 12:00 Noon June 11th 
      

Monday, June 5, 2017

                                        Una Voce Enfield
                   Preparing to celebrate the Ten Year Anniversary
                   Traditional Latin Mass in Enfield Ct Easter of 2018

                  New home of the Traditional Latin Mass beginning July 2017
                  St Adalbert`s Catholic Church Enfield Ct 90 Alden Ave.

Hail Holy Queen.


St. Raymond Penafort : Ora pro nobis


Saturday, June 3, 2017

                 Traditional Latin Mass schedule Enfield Ct
                                  St. Martha Catholic Church 
                                 Sunday 12:00 Noon June 4th 
      
                                                   Pentecost       
  

                      Bishop Challoner`s meditations  
      

ON THE COMING DOWN OF THE HOLY GHOST

Consider first, that on the feast of Pentecost, when the disciples were all assembled together, 'suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house  where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues, as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them, and they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak.' - Acts ii. 2,3,4. Thus they received the promised Comforter, with all his gifts and graces. Thus were they quite changed into other men. Weak and cowardly as they were before, they are now on a sudden courageous and perfect. They begin boldly to preach and to publish the faith and law of their crucified Lord, and bring thousands to embrace it. O heavenly Spirit, how wonderful are thy operations! O when wilt thou work the like change in my soul! Christians, praise and bless your God for sending down in this manner his Holy Spirit upon his church, and for all the wonders he wrought in the first establishment of it. The Israelites observed the solemnity of Pentecost as one of the three principal feasts of the year, because on that day the old law was published from Mount Sinai in thunder and lightning. How much more ought Christians religiously to observe this solemnity, because on this day the new law of grace and love was published on mount Sion, by the coming down of the Holy Ghost in tongues of fire.
Consider 2ndly, that the Holy Ghost came down upon the apostles in the shape of tongues, to signify that he came to make them fit preachers of his word, and to endow them with the gift of tongues, accompanied with the heavenly wisdom and understanding of the mysteries of God and all the gospel truths, to the end that the might be enabled to teach and publish, throughout the whole world, the faith and law of Christ! And these tongues were of fire, to signify how his divine Spirit sets those souls on fire in which he abides, inflaming them with divine love, consuming the dross of their earthly affections, putting them in a continual motion of earnest desires and endeavours to go forward from virtue to virtue as fire is always in motion, and carrying them upwards towards the God of gods in his heavenly Sion, as the flame is always ascending upwards towards its element. O blessed fire, when shall I partake of thy sacred names? O come and take possession of my heart, consume all these bonds that tie it to the earth, and carry it up with thee towards the heavenly furnace from whence thou comest. Sweet Jesus, thou hast said, Luke xii. 'I am come to cast fire on the earth, and what will I but that it be kindled.' O cast this fire into my soul, that it may be kindled there!
Consider 3rdly, that the coming of the Holy Ghost was not promised only to the apostles, or to the first Christians, nor confined to the primitive ages, but was designed for a blessing to be entailed on the people of God throughout all ages. ‘I  will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Paraclete, (or Comforter,) that be may abide with you for ever, the Spirit of truth,’ St. John xiv. 16, 17. He was promised to be be ever with the pastors of God’s church, to guide them into all truth in teaching God’s people, and to be for ever with the sheep of Christ, to guide them into all truth in their belief and life, and to be the source of all grace to their souls. Wherefore, though we are not now to look for his visible coining down any more in tongues of fire, we are nevertheless entitled if we sincerely seek and sue to him, to expect a share in his invisible graces and communications, and to aspire to the honour and happiness of being made his temples. Christians, what a happiness indeed to have the Spirit of God in us! This we must all aim at with our whole power; this is the great devotion of this holy time; this we must pray for at all times.
Conclude with this humble address of the church to the divine Spirit: 'Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful, and kindle in them the fire of thy love;' or that other of the sacred hymn: 'Come, O Spirit, our Creator, visit these souls of thine, and fill with thy heavenly grace the breasts which thou hast made for thyself.’ Frequently repeat these or the like invitations, and trust in the infinite goodness of him who delights to be with the children of men, that he will come to thee and be thy guest.                              

Bishop Challoner 1691--1781

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

                       Traditional Latin Mass Enfield Ct
                   In honor of The Blessed Virgin Mary
                       1st Saturday Devotion

                            June 3rd 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
                                                                St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                                                214 Brainard Rd Enfield Ct
                                   Una Voce Enfield

Monday, May 29, 2017

           By order of the King of Heaven.
                                     Saint Joan of Arc
                                              Virgin
                                           May 30th
While the angelic hosts acclaim the Incarnate Word as he takes possession of his eternal throne, a virgin at the head of the armies of earth re-echoes the praises of heaven She was a child of the countryside, pious, gentle, and utterly ignorant, especially of the art of war, but Michael the soldier of God trained her with the aid of the Virgin Martyrs Catherine and Margaret, and suddenly like a challenge thrown to modern naturalism in the broad daylight of history, she made her appearance, at the age of seventeen as an incomparable warrior.

Her victories, her personal influence and strategical genius equal those of the most famous captains of any times. But she surpasses them all in heroism , in her childlike simplicity, virginal purity, and faith in her Lord Jesus, the Son of St. Mary, for whom she died---even greater at the stake at Rouen than in the days of her triumph." De par le Roi du ciel" ( By order of the King of Heaven) was the motto on her banner. By order of The King of Heaven, her sovereign liege, in whose royal service she is day by day, she calls upon cities to return to their lawful obedience.
The Little Flower as St. Joan of Arc
Taken from the liturgical year Dom Prosper Gueranger opening paragraph for feast day May 30th Vol 8 page 637

                                               Christ The King

Friday, May 26, 2017

                       May 28th  at 12:00 Noon Traditional Latin Mass
                                            St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                                       Una Voce Enfield
                              Followed by the monthly Latin Mass social
                                                Latin Mass Social
                                         Right after 12:00 Noon Traditional Latin Mass
                                                             May 28th 2017
                                       
Friends of the Traditional Latin Mass, lets come together and share God`s Blessings.


Una Voce Enfield

St Adalbert`s Catholic Church 
New Home of Enfield Ct Latin Mass
July 2017
90 Alden Ave, Enfield, CT

Saturday, May 20, 2017

                            Traditional Latin Mass schedule Enfield Ct
                                  St. Martha Catholic Church 
                                 Sunday 12:00 Noon May 21st TLM
     
                                                                                                                                                      Feast of The Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ 
                          May 25th at 5:30 P.M.
                               Traditional Latin Mass for Holy Day of Obligation.
                                      St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct.
                      Important Post just beneath this post Please Read.
                        
Una Voce Enfield
See important post below.
The Latin Mass is moving to a new home.
July 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

                        The Traditional Latin Mass in Enfield, Ct
                                           Important Announcement 

The Traditional Latin Mass now being offered at St. Martha Catholic Church in Enfield, Ct
is moving to it`s new home at St. Adalbert Catholic Church Enfield, Ct. Starting in July 2017
                                                        St. Adalbert`s
                                                      Una Voce Enfield
                              Thank you Archbishop Blair 
O`Holy Mary ever Virgin and conceived without sin : pray for us that have recourse to thee. Amen

Friday, May 12, 2017

                   Traditional Latin Mass Sunday May 14th at 12:00 Noon
                                       St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                                          Una Voce Enfield
O` Holy Mary Ever Virgin and conceived without sin: Pray for us that have recourse to thee.
Amen.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

                       Traditional Latin Mass Sunday May 7th at 12:00 Noon
                                       St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                                          Una Voce Enfield

Thursday, May 4, 2017

                                              Traditional Latin Mass 
                in honor of The Blessed Virgin Mary
                    1st Saturday Devotion

                      May 6th 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
                                                                St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                            Una Voce Enfield
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89).  Poems.  1918.
 
18. The May Magnificat
 
 
MAY is Mary’s month, and I
Muse at that and wonder why:
    Her feasts follow reason,
    Dated due to season—
 
Candlemas, Lady Day;        5
But the Lady Month, May,
    Why fasten that upon her,
    With a feasting in her honour?
 
Is it only its being brighter
Than the most are must delight her?        10
    Is it opportunest
    And flowers finds soonest?
 
Ask of her, the mighty mother:
Her reply puts this other
    Question: What is Spring?—        15
    Growth in every thing—
 
Flesh and fleece, fur and feather,
Grass and greenworld all together;
    Star-eyed strawberry-breasted
    Throstle above her nested        20
 
Cluster of bugle blue eggs thin
Forms and warms the life within;
    And bird and blossom swell
    In sod or sheath or shell.
 
All things rising, all things sizing        25
Mary sees, sympathising
    With that world of good,
    Nature’s motherhood.
 
Their magnifying of each its kind
With delight calls to mind        30
    How she did in her stored
    Magnify the Lord.
 
Well but there was more than this:
Spring’s universal bliss
    Much, had much to say        35
    To offering Mary May.
 
When drop-of-blood-and-foam-dapple
Bloom lights the orchard-apple
    And thicket and thorp are merry
    With silver-surfèd cherry        40
 
And azuring-over greybell makes
Wood banks and brakes wash wet like lakes
    And magic cuckoocall
    Caps, clears, and clinches all—
 
This ecstasy all through mothering earth        45
Tells Mary her mirth till Christ’s birth
    To remember and exultation
    In God who was her salvation.
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

                                            Una Voce Enfield
                           Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday 12:00 Noon
                                  St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct

                                                   St Athanasius 
                                      Bishop and Doctor of the Church
                        From the liturgical year vol. 8 May 2nd Abbot Gueranger
The court of our divine King, during this grandest of seasons, is brilliant beyond measure; and to-day, it is gladdened by the arrival of one of the most glorious champions that ever fought for His holy cause. Among the guardians of the Word of truth, confided by Jesus to the earth, is there one more faithful than Athanasius? Does not his very name remind us of dauntless courage in the defense of the sacred deposit, of heroic firmness and patience in suffering, of learning, of talent, of eloquence--in a word, of everything that goes to form a Saint, a Bishop, and a Doctor of the Church? Athanasius lived for the Son of God; the cause of the Son of God was that of Athanasius; he who blessed Athanasius blessed the eternal Word; and he who insulted Athanasius insulted the eternal Word.
                         The Month of May is upon us.
Oh Holy Mary ever Virgin and conceived without sin; pray for us that have recourse to thee.
Amen

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

                           April 30th  at 12:00 Noon Traditional Latin Mass
                                            St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                                         Una Voce Enfield
                              Followed by the monthly Latin Mass social
                                          Latin Mass Social
                            Right after 12:00 Noon Traditional Latin Mass
                                                  April 30th 2017
                                       
Friends of the Traditional Latin Mass, lets come together and share God`s Blessings.

Una Voce Enfield


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

                           April 16th  at 12:00 Noon Traditional Latin Mass
                                            St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                                         Una Voce Enfield
                                 Easter Sunday

EASTER SUNDAY

[Easter is the Anglo- Saxon word for April, and was derived, as Venerable Bede tells us, (in his book De temporum ratione c. 13,) from Easter, a goddess of our pagan ancestors. Others derive Easter from Oest, Oost the Saxon for rising, or the east: and hence, Osteren, the Resurrection. Tr. from Butler’s Moveable Feasts.]
HAEC DIES QUAM FECIT DOMINUS; EXSULTEMUS ET LAETEMUR IN EA!THIS IS THE DAY WHICH THE LORD HATH MADE; LET US BE GLAD AND REJOICE THEREIN!

 

MORNING

The night between Saturday and Sunday has well nigh run its course, and the day-dawn is appearing. The Mother of sorrows is waiting, in courageous hope and patience, for the blissful moment of her Jesus’ return. Magdalene and the other holy women have spent the night in watching, and are preparing to start for the sepulchre. In limbo, the Soul of our crucified Lord is about to give the glad word of departure to the myriads of the long-imprisoned holy souls, who cluster round Him in adoring love. Death is still holding his silent sway over the sepulchre, where rests the Body of Jesus. Since the day when he gained his first victim, Abel, he has swept off Countless generations; but never has he held in his grasp a prey so noble as this that now lies in the tomb near Calvary. Never has the terrible sentence of God, pronounced against our first parents, received such a fulfilment as this; but, never has death received such a defeat as the one that is now preparing. It is true, the power of God has, at times, brought back the dead to life: the son of the widow of Naim, and Lazarus, were reclaimed from the bondage of this tyrant death; but he regained his sway over them all. But his Victim of Calvary is to conquer him for ever, for this is He of whom it is written in the prophecy: ‘O death! I will be thy death!’ [Osee, xiii, 14]. Yet a few brief moments and the battle will be begun, and life shall vanquish death.
As divine justice could not allow the Body that was united to the Word to see corruption, and there wait, like ours must, for the Archangel’s word to ‘rise and come to judgement,’ so neither could it permit the dominion of death to be long over such a Victim. Jesus had said to the Jews: ‘A wicked generation seeketh a sign; and a sign shall not be given it, but that of Jonas the prophet.’ [St. Matth. xii, 39]. Three days in the tomb, - the afternoon and night of Friday, the whole of Saturday, and a few hours of the Sunday, - yes, these are enough: enough to satisfy divine justice; enough to certify the death of the Crucified, and make His triumph glorious; enough to complete the martyrdom of that most loving of mothers, the Queen of sorrows.
‘No man taketh away my life from Me: I lay it down of Myself: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again.’ [St. John, x, 18].  Thus spoke our Redeemer to the Jews before His Passion: now is the hour for the fulfilment of His words, and death shall feel their whole force. The day of light, Sunday, has begun, and its early dawn is struggling with the gloom. The Soul of Jesus immediately darts from the prison of limbo, followed by the whole multitude of the holy souls that are around Him. In the twinkling of an eye, it reaches and enters the sepulchre, and reunites itself with that Body, which, three days before, it had quitted amidst an agony of suffering. The sacred Body returns to life, raises itself up, and throws aside the winding-sheet, the spices, and the bands. The bruises have disappeared, the Blood has been brought back to the veins; and from these limbs that bad been torn by the scourging, from this head that had been mangled by the thorns, from these hands and feet that had been pierced with nails, there darts forth a dazzling light that fills the cave. The holy Angels had clustered round the stable and adored the Babe of Bethlehem; they are now around the sepulchre, adoring the conqueror of death. They take the shrouds, and reverently folding them up, place them on the slab, whereon the Body bad been laid by Joseph and Nicodemus.
But Jesus is not to tarry in the gloomy sepulchre. Quicker than a ray of light through a crystal, He passes through the stone that closes the entrance of the cave. Pilate had ordered his seal to be put upon this stone, and a guard of soldiers is there to see that no one touches it. Untouched it is, and unmoved; and yet Jesus is free! Thus, as the holy Fathers unanimously teach us, was it at His birth: He appeared to the gaze of Mary, without having offered the slightest violence to her maternal womb. The birth and the resurrection, the commencement and the end of Jesus’ mission, these two mysteries bear On them the seal of resemblance: in the first, it is a Virgin Mother; in the last, it is a sealed tomb giving forth its captive God.
And while this Jesus, this Man-God, thus breaks the sceptre of death, the stillness of the night is un disturbed. His and our victory has cost Him no effort. 0 death! where is now thy kingdom? Sin had made us thy slaves; thy victory was complete; and now, lo! thou thyself art defeated! Jesus, whom thou didst exultingly hold under thy law, has set
1 Apec. 1, 5. 2 I. Cor. xv, 26.
‘Ibid. 56.
Himself free; and we, after thou hast domineered over us for a time, we too shall be free from thy grasp. The tomb thou makest for us, will become to us the source of a new life, for He that now conquers thee is ‘the First-born among the dead ; ~1 and to-day is the Pasch, the Passover, the deliverance, for Jesus and for us, His brethren. He has led the way; we shall follow; and the day will come, when thou, the enemy, that destroyest all things, shalt thyself be destroyed by immortality.2 Thy defeat dates from this moment of Jesus’ resurrection, and, with the great Apostle, we say to thee: ‘O death! where is thy victory? O death! where is thy sting ? ‘3
From The Liturgical Year Volume 7    Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

                                       April 9th  at 12:00 Noon Traditional Latin Mass
                                            St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                                         Una Voce Enfield

PALM SUNDAY

Hodie si vocem Domini audieritis, nolite obdurare corda vestra.To-day, if ye shall hear the voice of the Lord, harden not your hearts.
Early in the morning of this day, Jesus sets out for Jerusalem, leaving Mary His Mother, and the two sisters Martha and Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus, at Bethania. The Mother of sorrows trembles at seeing her Son thus expose Himself to danger, for His enemies are bent upon His destruction; but it is not death, it is triumph, that Jesus is to receive to-day in Jerusalem. The Messias, before being nailed to the cross, is to be proclaimed King by the people of the great city; the little children are to make her streets echo with their Hosannas to the Son of David; and this in presence of the soldiers of Rome’s emperor, and of the high priests and Pharisees: the first standing under the banner of their eagles; the second, dumb with rage.
The prophet Zachary had foretold this triumph which the Son of Man was to receive a few days before His Passion, and which had been prepared for Him from all eternity. ‘Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion! Shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold thy King will come to thee; the Just and the Saviour. He is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.’ [Zach. ix. 9]. Jesus, knowing that the hour has come for the fulfilment of this prophecy, singles out two from the rest of His disciples, and bids them lead to Him an ass and her colt, which they would find not far off. He has reached Beth phage, on Mount Olivet. The two disciples lose no time in executing the order given them by their divine Master; and the ass and the colt are soon brought to the place where He stands.
The holy fathers have explained to us the mystery of these two animals. The ass represents the Jewish people, which had been long under the yoke of the Law; the colt, upon which, as the evangelist says, no man yet hath sat [St. Mark xi. 2], is a figure of the Gentile world, which no one had ever yet brought into subjection. The future of these two peoples is to be decided a few days hence: the Jews will be rejected, for having refused to acknowledge Jesus as the Messias; the Gentiles will take their place, to be adopted as God’s people, and become docile and faithful.
From The Liturgical Year Volume 6    Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger

Friday, March 31, 2017

                         Traditional Latin Mass in Ct Every Sunday 12:00 Noon
                                      St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                                      Una Voce Enfield
                             
                                                  PASSION SUNDAY
                                           April 2nd 2017

PASSION SUNDAY

Hodie, si vocem Domini audieritis, nolite obdurare corda vestra.To-day if you shall hear the voice of the Lord, harden not  your hearts.
The holy Church begins her night Office of this Sunday with these impressive words of the royal prophet. Formerly, the faithful considered it their duty to assist at the night Office, at least on Sundays and feasts; they would have grieved to lose the grand teachings given by the liturgy. Such fervour has long since died out; the assiduity at the Offices of the Church, which was the joy of our Catholic forefathers, has now become a thing of the past; and even in countries which have not apostatized from the faith, the clergy have ceased to celebrate publicly Offices at which no one assisted. Excepting in cathedral churches and in monasteries, the grand harmonious system of the divine praise has been abandoned, and the marvellous power of the liturgy has no longer its full influence upon the faithful.
This is our reason for drawing the attention of our readers to certain beauties of the Divine Office, which would otherwise be totally ignored. Thus, what can be more impressive than this solemn Invitatory of to-day’s Matins, which the Church takes from one of the psalms, and which she repeats on every feria between this and Maundy Thursday? She says; To-day, if ye will hear the voice of the Lord, harden not your hearts! The sweet voice of your suffering Jesus now speaks to you, poor sinners! be not your own enemies by indifference and hardness of heart. The Son of God is about to give you the last and greatest proof of the love that brought Him down from heaven; His death is nigh at hand: men are preparing the wood for the immolation of the new Isaac: enter into yourselves, and let not your hearts, after being touched with grace, return to their former obduracy; for nothing could be more dangerous. The great anniversaries we are to celebrate have a renovating power for those souls that faithfully correspond with the grace which is offered them; but they increase insensibility in those who let them pass without working their conversion. To-day, therefore, if you hear the voice of the Lord, harden not your hearts!
From The Liturgical Year Volume 6    Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

           Traditional Latin Mass in honor of The Blessed Virgin Mary
                                            1st Saturday Devotion
                               Saturday April 1st 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
                              St. Martha Catholic Church Enfield Ct
                                          Una Voce Enfield