Martin Mosebach: The Liturgy as a Window to Another World

Recently, the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny sponsored a Solemn Mass at the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City which was followed by a talk on the liturgy by the celebrated German novelist and advocate for the Traditional Mass, Martin Mosebach. Catholic website Rorate Caeli published a translation of a similar talk he gave in 2013, available here. Mr Mosebach’s book, Heresy of Formlessness, is available for purchase here.

Ascension Thursday


Et Dóminus quidem Jesus, postquam loctútus est eis, assúmptus est in cœlum, et sedet a dextris Dei. Illi autem profécti prædicavérunt ubíque, Dómino cooperánte, et sermonem confirmánte, sequéntibus signis.

The Feast of the Ascension, still celebrated in the traditional calendar on Thursday, is May 14 this year.

There will unfortunately be no Latin Mass in Birmingham on Thursday, but for those wishing to attend a Traditional Latin Mass on Ascension Thursday, as was the tradition of the Church for many centuries, there will be Masses in both Cullman and Huntsville.

Christ the King Monastery
5060 County Road 1635
Cullman, AL 35058

  • 7:30 a.m. – Low Mass
  • 6:00 p.m. – Low Mass

Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish
1201 Kingsbury Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35807

  • 8:00 a.m. – Adoration
  • 8:45 a.m. – Benediction
  • 9:00 a.m. – Mass
  • 4:30 p.m. – Confessions
  • 5:30 p.m. – Mass

In other news, Fr. Joseph Lody, the pastor of St. Cecilia’s parish in Jasper, is leaving Sunday afternoon to attend a week-long Low Mass training workshop in Denton, NE, with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (more info on them here). Please pray for Fr. Lody during this upcoming week!

2015 Holy Week Schedule

Ad Iesum autem cum venissent, ut viderunt eum iam mortuum, non fregerunt eius crura: sed unus militum lancea latus eius aperuit, et continuo exivit sanguis et aqua. Et qui vidit, testimonium perhibuit: et verum est testimonium eius. Et ille scit, quia vera dicit: ut et vos credatis.


We are very pleased to announce that for the first time in decades the Traditional Latin Mass will be be offered in FOUR different churches in our diocese this Easter!

See below for the schedule of Traditional Latin Masses in our diocese this Holy Week.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
1460 Pearson Avenue Southwest
Birmingham, AL 35211

Holy Thursday

  • 5:00 p.m. – Low Mass, followed by Adoration until 6:45 p.m.

Good Friday

  • 1:30 p.m. – Confessions (until 2:25 p.m.)
  • 2:30 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
  • 3:00 p.m. – Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion

Easter Sunday

  • 10:15 a.m. – Confessions (until 10:40 a.m.)
  • 10:15 a.m. – Rosary
  • 10:45 a.m. – High Mass

Christ the King Monastery
5060 County Road 1635
Cullman, AL 35058

Holy Thursday

  • 6:00 p.m. – High Mass

Good Friday

  • 3:00 p.m. – Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday

  • 10:30 p.m. – High Mass (Easter Vigil) *Note: Vigil Mass does not fulfill Sunday Obligation.
  • Midnight – Easter High Mass

Easter Sunday

  • 7:30 a.m. – Low Mass

Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish
1201 Kingsbury Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35807

Holy Thursday

  • 5:30 p.m. – High Mass, followed by Adoration until Midnight

Good Friday

  • 12:00 noon – Stations of the Cross and Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Our Lord
  • 1:00 p.m. – Confessions (until 2:15 p.m.)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion
  • 4:30 p.m. – Confessions (until 5:30 p.m.)

Holy Saturday

  • 10:00 a.m. – Confessions (until 11:00 a.m.)
  • 7:30 p.m. – High Mass (Easter Vigil) *Note: Vigil Mass does not fulfill Sunday Obligation.

Easter Sunday

  • 8:00 a.m. – Low Mass
  • 9:00 a.m. – Confessions (until 9:45 a.m.)
  • 9:30 a.m. – Rosary
  • 10:00 a.m. – High Mass

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
800 Lurleen B. Wallace. Blvd. North
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Easter Sunday

  • 3:00 p.m. – Confessions (until 3:25 p.m.)
  • 3:00 p.m. – Rosary
  • 3:30 p.m. – High Mass

Latin Mass in Tuscaloosa:
Easter Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

WHAT: Traditional Latin Mass, Confessions
WHEN: Easter Sunday (April 5th), 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (800 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. North, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401)

Una Voce is very pleased to announce that Father Alan Mackey will offer a Traditional Latin Mass in Tuscaloosa at 3:30 p.m. this Easter at 3:30 p.m.

Father will hear Confessions before Mass beginning at about 3:00 p.m.

The Mass will be offered at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  The church is located on the southwest corner of Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. North and 8th Street in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Father Alan Mackey is pastor of Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish in Huntsville, Alabama, the only parish in Alabama exclusively dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass.  Bishop Robert Baker dedicated the new parish at 1201 Kingsbury Avenue for this purpose in March 2013.  Fr. Mackey offers Sunday Mass at OLHOC at 8:00 a.m (Low Mass) and 10:00 a.m. (High Mass).

New Episode of Extraordinary Faith Series Now Available Online


The latest episode of the Extraordinary Faith Series (which has been airing on EWTN), Episode 3, is now available to watch online at the following link:


The founder of Extraordinary Faith, Alex Begin, is a friend of ours. He is extraordinarily dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass! Please continue to support and pray for his apostolate!