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St. Stanislaus Defended

September 9th, 2009, Promulgated by Gen

Well, I listened to the pleas for a “counter” video to the DoR’s CMA video.


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18 Responses to “St. Stanislaus Defended”

  1. Really good vid. Especially "I was Glad" by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, was very apropos.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Too bad Bishop Clark wasn't that blunt in his own CMA video. I would have personally gone to visit the Pope and open up the video on his personal computer.

  3. Ben Anderson says:

    very well, done. Perhaps the best one yet.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Stupendous video!!

  5. Now if anyone would like to see it in person, please come to the Tridentine Latin Mass each Sunday at 1:30 in beautiful St. Stanislaus Church.

  6. Ben Anderson says:

    remind me when the high masses are? For someone that only goes once in a while – would you say those are better than the low mass?

  7. Well, Ben. The Mass is always the same, whether High or Low or Solemn High. But the level of ceremony is much higher at a High Mass. We use incense, sung Epistle/Gospel by the priest, and before Mass, there is the Asperges (Vidi Aquam during Eastertime). The first sung Mass will actually be 9/27 and it will be a Missa Cantata. This means there won't be as much ceremony. It is also the 50th anniversary Mass for the ordination of Father Gerard McMahon to the priesthood. He will be celebrating Mass. We will sing Gregorian for the ordinary and proper parts of the Mass and polyphony for Offertory and Communion.

    See you at the communion rail.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love the video.

  9. Sister Emily says:


    CHOIR,I have lots of questions re: Latin Mass and St Stan. I hope its ok to ask here.

    Who are the 5 statues up front? Of course to our left is our lady and far right is St. Faustina,but I don't know who the 5 fabulous ones up front up high are.

    Also the wall treatment up by the altar has a symbol like pattern that is the same pattern on the back of Fathers vestment. What is that? Why are there stones on the ledge where Our Lady is? There is also a small doll like statue on the rght where the altar servers sit. who is that? I have alot more questions but I don't want to take up space here.

    See Gen. I told you.. Better get that box going.

  10. Sister Emily — The only statue I know for sure is the center one, that is St. Stanislaus Kostka. I was told who the other ones are but I just can remember. I'll ask. Get with after Mass and maybe we can find out. Father Adam, the pastor, will know. If I see him, I'll ask. Also Kathy Urbanic would know along with Sandy and/or Bernie Bialeswski (sp?).

    I'm glad that you're interested. So many Catholic churches are almost totally devoid of statues. God made us for beauty and we don't find it in church.

  11. Dr. K says:

    "Who are the 5 statues up front? "

    I'm not too sure myself.

    "Also the wall treatment up by the altar has a symbol like pattern that is the same pattern on the back of Fathers vestment. What is that?"

    That is the IHS symbol. It represents the first three letters of Jesus' name in Greek. Some more info.

    "There is also a small doll like statue on the rght where the altar servers sit. who is that?"

    That small statue is the infant of Prague. You'll find this statue in many Catholic churches. More info here.

    ~Dr. K

  12. Dr. K to the rescue. I couldn't remember which statues they were. Normally I'm either ushering or in the choir loft. It has been almost 10 years since I've served Mass, so I haven't been in the sanctuary for a many years and when I go to the altar rail to receive Holy Communion, I'm not paying attention to anything but the priest.

    Thanks again, Dr K. I'll have to go through the church again and get reacquainted.

  13. Gen says:

    The statues are as follows, from right to left: St. Benedict (holding the book, his famous "Rules"), St. Brigid of Sweden (who is usually shown holding a church, which symbolizes the Church as an entity), St. Stanislaus, St. Paul (often depicted with a sword, the method of his execution), and, I believe, St. Peter (who, when not holding the "keys of heaven," is shown holding a crosier and wearing a miter, signs of his episcopal authority).

  14. Sister Emily says:


    Thank you.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Bishop Clark would approve of at least the beginning of the video.

  16. The saints above the High altar from left to right, as you are looking at the altar.

    They are: St. Cyril, St. Adalbert, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Jadwiga (Hedwig in English) and St. Methodius. This came from the tour book of St. Stan's.

  17. Gen says:

    I am thoroughly smote. lol

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