THE OLD ROMAN 22/ix/19

news, views & info

XV Post Pentecost

ORDO w/c Sunday 22nd September 2019 Vol I Issue iv

S22.9St Thomas of Villanova
(W) Missa “Statuit”
d.ii2a) XV Post Pentecost
3a) St Maurice & Co. Mm
Gl. Cr. Pref.Trinity
M23.9S. Linus of Rome
Bishop & Martyr
(R) Missa “Sacredotes”
s.d2a) S Thecla
3a) a Cunctis 
Gl. Pref.Common
T24.9Our Lady of Ransom
(W) Missa “Salve sancta”
g.dGl. Cr. Pref.Common
(UK OL of Walsingham)
W25.9Feria XV Post Pentecost
(G) Missa “Inclina, Domine”
s.2a) A Cunctis
3a) pro.Eccl.
T26.9SS Cyprian & Justina Mm.
(R) Missa “Salus autem”
s.2a) A Cunctis
3a) proEccl.
F27.9SS Cosmas & Damian Mm.
(R) Missa “Sapientiam”
s.d2a) A Cunctis
3a) proEccl.
Gl. Pref.Common
S28.9St Wenceslaus Duke & M.
(R) Missa “In virtute”
s.d2a) A Cunctis
3a) proEccl.
Gl. Pref.Common
(W) Missa “Benedicite…”
d.i2a) XVI Post Pentecost
Gl. Cr. Pref.Trinity

KEY: A=Abbot A cunctis=of the Saints B=Bishop BVM=Blessed Virgin Mary C=Confessor Com=Commemoration Cr=Creed D=Doctor d=double d.i/ii=double of the 1st/2nd Class E=Evangelist F=Feria Gl=Gloria gr.d=greater-double (G)=Green H=Holy K=King M=Martyr Mm=Martyrs Pent=Pentecost P=Priest Pref=Preface ProEccl=for the Church (R)=Red s=simple s-d=semi-double Co=Companions V1=1st Vespers V=Virgin v=votive (V)=violet (W)=white *Ob.=Obligation2a=second oration 3a=third oration



… to this fourth edition of “The Old Roman” a weekly dissemination of news, views and information for and from around the world reflecting the experience and life of 21C “Old Romans” i.e. western Orthodox Catholics across the globe.
CONTRIBUTIONS… news items, magazine, devotional or theological articles, prayer requests, features about apostolates and parish mission life are ALL welcome and may be submitted via email. Submissions should be sent by Friday for publication the following Sunday.

The Old Roman VIEW…

For over a hundred and fifty years the Old Roman Church in her various communities has preserved to the present day the authentic perennial Tradition both liturgical and doctrinal of the Latin Rite in the West. Resisting the development of ultramontanism (centralising ecclesial power in Rome) Old Romans managed to avoid the phenomena of Papolatry developed from the late 19C to today, which error is now causing such confusion in contemporary Rome. We Old Romans then are uniquely placed and indeed one might argue, divinely charged, to provide an orthodox reception for those now able to recognise the errors of Rome after so many years.

When Archbishop Mathew sought to entrust the remnant Latin Rite to an orthodox Apostolic See, he achieved something that today so many fail to appreciate, reconciliation between the Latin West and the Byzantine East. The 1911 protocol with the holy See of Antioch effectively applied a salve to the scar of schism that had blighted the visage of the Body of Christ since 1054. The acceptance and recognition of Alexandria followed in 1912. While the frailty and weakness of men since has sometimes threatened to despoil or obfuscate this achievement, even sadly by Archbishop Mathew despondently toward the end of his life, nonetheless, the foundation he laid is extant and bearing fruit. We have two wonderful accounts in this edition of The Old Roman bearing testimony to that truth!

As the spiralling further into heterodoxy and schism by and within Rome increases, indeed is effective if not yet formalised; Old Romans must be ready to offer our separated brethren a warm welcome home to the true “barque of Peter” and “eternal Rome” which we have faithfully preserved… For we cannot be logically nor reasonably called heretical nor schismatic who have simply held to the faith as it was believed for the first 1’853 years of the Church’s existence! Long before Archbishop Lefebvre and the so-called “Traditional Catholics” and in stark contrast to the neo-Traditionalists who, though recreating Tradition beautifully in the externals, yet have a relativist foundation based upon the Second Vatican Council, we were first. Not all who look and claim Tradition are of Tradition, but (tongue in cheek ref Pius IX) we Old Romans ARE Tradition!

FEATURE – A Journey Back To Tradition

The Old Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines is very young compared to the other particular churches within our Communion. Barely less than a year when our Primus, Abp. Jerome Lloyd received us together with our priests, churches and outreaches.

Originally, we were trained according to the Benedictine-Cistercian tradition, and as such, were more simple in our vestments, altars, and liturgical practices and devotions. We were taught that to do otherwise will somehow distract us from fully uniting ourselves to God which is our ultimate goal.

When we “discovered” the ORCC, we were slowly introduced to the beauty of tradition, in liturgy, teaching and practice. As if, we were ushered into a whole new realm.

Naturally, we were at first reluctant to celebrate the holy sacrifice of the Mass ad orientem. We’ve always been comfortable with the novus ordo although we were given an order of the mass taken largely from the Traditional Latin Mass translated in English and celebrated ad populum.

Through the guidance and patience of our Primus, he guided us in our first steps toward reclaiming for ourselves the Tradition of the Church. During the Ash Wednesday mass this year, we “turned to the Lord” and introduced to our people a whole new way of worshipping the living God. We thought that by turning to the liturgical east, symbolic of God’s very seat and presence, we will lose majority of our people especially at the Parish of Jesus the Divine Mercy. But we underestimated the power of the Holy Spirit. He prepared our people. They stayed!

Today, we continue to move towards reclaiming our rightful inheritance of the Tradition of the Church. The work of translating the missal in the vernacular is done. But we are still in the process of translating the propers as well as the different rites and services of the Church from the traditional Collectio Rituum. We are slowly investing on getting traditional vestments as well as incorporating traditional practices like the use of mantilla for women worshippers.

Last September 8, during the 8 AM mass at the Parish of Jesus the Divine Mercy, Fr. Joash Jaime administered first communion to two boys. Prior to this, he instructed these young people in the faith and taught them basic catechism. This December, another batch of young people will receive the most precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

These are exciting times for us! Journeying back to Tradition is fulfilling our calling as a church. The best part however is not the external changes, but the changes wrought by the Lord in our hearts and minds conforming us to what the church should really be.

Since we received the Parish of San Isidro Labrador together with its parish priest and people last May, we started holding mini-retreats for our clergy to give direction to our transition to the theology, liturgy and practice of the ORCC. Although fewer in number compared to the Parish of Jesus the Divine Mercy, the church continues to thrive and serve the spiritual needs of the community. (Photos show two recent infant baptisms)

FOCUS – meet an Old Roman!

Every week meet individuals, faithful or clergy from around the Communion! This week…

Fr Kristopher Manghera

Fr Manghera is parish priest of St. Joseph’s Glendale AZ, USA.

It has taken awhile to get settled in their new home in Arizona after leaving California, but now that they are, Father Manghera, Presbytera Monica and their 8 children are eagerly building up the activities of the parish. Currently, Mass is offered every Sunday at 11:15, but plans are in the works to have more activity during the week. Among these activities has been the recent establishment of Mother of Sorrows Rosary-Making Guild. The children eagerly look forward to the meetings, where rosaries are made to be sent out to missions and anyone who seeks them. The parish also sends out religious literature, medals, scapulars, and other spiritual matter for free that people may seek out.

The boys are trained to serve the Mass in both English and Latin, and are continuing to train to keep enhancing their skills, and the girls assist as an altar guild in training, helping to keep the chapel clean and decorate it for the various seasons. Presbytera Monica, in addition to training people on how to make the Rosary, also keeps the parish going with the various culinary delights she serves!

The family collaboration not only helps to keep parish life vibrant, but encourages people to seek out more and new opportunities for parish activity, whether it is occasional activities like preparing for upcoming Michaelmas celebrations or more regular activity like the Rosary Guild. Other ideas are in the works, such a starting monthly Requiems for the faithful departed or monthly adoration, so we look forward to all the many opportunities that are on the horizon!


Don’t forget that Mass is broadcast live everyday and the recording available to view on YouTube via the playlist below. The Mass Propers are posted online here. IF you would like a Mass offered for your intention please use the Prayer Request form below stating in the message that it is a Mass intention.


One of the greatest impediments to evangelism in the 21C is not the ignorance of non-believers, but of believers! Catechism Classes are currently ongoing around the Communion for all levels of students, those exploring or converting to the faith, those being brought up in the faith and those preparing to be Baptised/Confirmed in the faith.

BACOOR (Philippines) the Mission Parish of Jesus the Divine Mercy offers a catechetical Mass for children on Sunday’s from 10am.

BRIGHTON (UK) the Brighton Oratory holds Catechism Conferences on Saturday mornings for those wishing to deepen and better understand their faith, from 10am following coffee and fellowship after the 0830 Mass.

CHICAGO (USA) the Mission Parish of St Anne‘s is holding classes for explorers and converts on Wednesday evenings at the Church of the Atonement from 7.30pm.

Of your charity…

For health & well-being…

Christopher, Lyn B, Simon G, Dagmar B, Karen, Debbie G, Fr Graham F, Fr Stephen D, Heather & Susanna L-D, Finley G, Diane C, Pat, Paul, +Rommel B, Penny E, Colin R, John, Ronald, Fr Gerard H, Lilian & family, Ruth L, David G, David P, Patrick H, Debbie G, Karen K, Fr Graham F, S&A, Dave G, +Charles of Wisconsin, +Tissier, Fr Terrence M, +Guo Xijin, +John P, Karl R-W, Fr Antonio Benedetto OSB, Fr Kristopher M & family, Mark Coggan, Ounissa

For those vocationally discerning…

James, Breandán, Manuel, Vincent, Darren, Akos, Roger, James, Adrian, Carlos, Thomas, Yordanis, Nicholas, Tyler, 

For the recently departed…

Lauretta (21.01.19), Clive Reed (23.01.19), Fr John Wright (24.01.19), Shelley Luben (11.12.18), Mick Howells (13.12.18), Daniel Callaghan (13.02.19), Alfie (Hub guest), Père Pierre Fournier (08.02.19), Jill Lewis (24.02.19), Cynthia Sharpe Conger (28.02.19), Richard (Ricky) Belmonte, Fr Leo Cameron OSA (29.03.19), Fr John Corbett (30.03.19), Deacon Richard Mulholland (Easter Day), Peter, Bernard Brown (27.06.19), Peter Ellis (01.08.19), Jean Marchant (15.09.19)

For those who mourn…

Barbara R & family, Brenda W & family, Joseph S, Catherine L & family, Rev George C & family, Jean C, Margaret & Bonita C, Debbie M & family, Phil E & Family

Prayer Request Form

Daily Missal

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Mass Centre Directory

If you would like your mission’s Mass times and other activities included here just submit details via email.


PHILIPPINESBacoor Parish of Jesus the Divine Mercy, Copper St. Platinum Ville, San Nicolas III, Bacoor, Province of Cavite

1000Mass & Children’s Catechesis
1st Wed’s1900Mass & O.L. of Perpetual Succour Devotions
1st Frids’1900Mass & Sacred Heart Devotions

PHILIPPINES, Lagunas Parish of San Isidro Labrador, Dita, Sta. Rosa

1st Wed’s1900Mass & O.L. Perpetual Succour Devotions
1st Fri’s1900Mass & Sacred Heart Devotions


UK, Brighton The Brighton Oratory of SS Cuthman & Wilfrid, 1-6 Park Crescent Terrace, Brighton BN2 3HD Telephone +44 7423 074517

Sundays0830Mass & homily
& Daily1000Breaking fast
Wed’s1730Holy Hour & Benediction
Sat’s0830Mass & homily
1000Catechism Conference

UK, Bristol The Little Oratory of Our Lady of Walsingham with Saint Francis, 11 The Primroses, Hartcliffe, Bristol, BS13 0BG

Sundays1030Sermon & Holy Communion


USA, Chicago IL Parish Mission of St Anne, Church of the Atonement, 5749 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 Telephone: (773) 817 – 5818

Sundays1800Mass & homily (2nd of the month)
Wed’s1930Catechism & Reception Class

USA, Chicago IL Missionary Franciscans of Christ the King, The Friary


USA, Glendale AZ St. Joseph’s Glendale AZ. Contact address: 7800 N 55th Ave Unit 102162 Glendale AZ 85301 Telephone +1 310 995 3126


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