We would be delighted if Rorate could let its readership know about the newly-formed Chapter of Una Voce of NoVA. One of our Chapter’s objectives is to build a strong membership base in the Virginia-DC-Maryland-WV region, with the formation of local subchapters throughout the area.
Saint Joseph Una Voce has been gathering with other like-minded Catholics at St. Peter Catholic Church in Washington, VA, on First Saturday mornings after hearing the 8:30 am Tridentine Mass, generously offered by the pastor, Fr. Kevin Beres. With Father’s kind permission, a Meet and Greet pot-luck brunch follows, where old, new, and prospective members can meet and socialize. During brunch, an informal conversation ensues in which new goals and advancements are discussed.
Also, we are launching our speaker program, in which well-respected Catholic speakers are being invited to speak on topics of interest to our membership and friends. At present, we are finalizing plans for a popular speaker and hope to have the details published soon. Please check back to our website, under the News and Events tab, for the most current information.
Do visit our website. We invite you to see the endorsements of some of the faithful prelates, clergy, and laity who have enthusiastically encouraged our efforts.
Recently, the Saint Joseph Una Voce Chapter of Northern Virginia was formed to raise awareness, at the diocesan level, of the great number of Faithful who are attached to the previous liturgical traditions. Presently, these spiritual needs are only partially being met.
If God calls us all to be saints, and if many faithful Catholics are truly attached and devoted to the Traditional Mass of All Times (the Extraordinary Form) and wish to work our their salvation through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass of Saints, then there should be the opportunity to attend daily Mass of the 1962 Missal. We wish to immerse ourselves in the liturgical life inherent in a dedicated, traditional parish, with all the sacraments available in the 1962 Rite. This is the ultimate goal of our Chapter. We intend to work toward this goal in a business-like manner, always maintaining a prayerful, positive outlook and above all, in charity.