Una Voce is an international lay organization of Roman Catholics faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and obedient to the authority of Pope Francis I. We are dedicated to maintaining the Roman liturgy codified by Pope St. Pius V, known as the Tridentine or Latin Mass, as one of the universally recognized and honored forms of Eucharistic celebration. Una Voce also promotes Latin, the official Church language, and Gregorian chant, the official Church music.
Updated February 26, 2015
Links to Other Sites
· Una Voce International Federation
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Current UVOC Events
Una Voce of Orange County is pleased to announce the availability of the Proper Prayers of the Mass for Sundays and Holy Days on CD-ROM. No more broken links! No more temperamental website problems! Have your propers ready long before you need them.. Cost: $20 U.S.D. plus $6 shipping. To obtain your copy, please contact Joy at email@example.com.
Motu Proprio Issued by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
The long heralded, long awaited, and in some circles long feared Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum"
(Of the Supreme Pontiffs) was officially promulgated on July 7th 2007 AD. The full text is available here via the blog rorate-caeli along with a letter from the Holy Father explaining his actions and intentions here. A cursory reading indicates the Holy Father's will to grant the Mass on a daily basis along with the traditional forms of the other Sacraments. It leaves the establishment of the Mass up to the Parish priest as follows:
In parishes, where there is a stable group of faithful who adhere to the earlier liturgical tradition, the pastor should willingly accept their requests to celebrate the Mass according to the rite of the Roman Missal published in 1962, and ensure that the welfare of these faithful harmonises with the ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the guidance of the bishop in accordance with canon 392, avoiding discord and favouring the unity of the whole Church."
Recourse to the Bishop, who is "strongly requested to satisfy their wishes", is to be exercised if the faithful are denied by the pastor. The Ecclesia Dei Commission is to advise if the bishop has difficulty crafting a solution.
Let us pray that this directive from the Holy Father will be received in the spirit of true charity toward those who are drawn to the peace and solemnity of this Holy Mass.
Traditional Catholic Networking
The Tridentine Mass, also known as the Mass in the Extraordinary Form, is available at the following locations in the Diocese of Orange:
· St. Mary's By the Sea in Huntington Beach, at noon every Sunday.
· St John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa, every Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
· St Thomas More Church in Irvine, on the second Sunday of each month at 12:45 p.m.
· The Pope John Paul II Polish Center in Yorba Linda every Sunday at 7 a.m.
· Mission San Juan Capistrano Serra Chapel every Sunday at 8 a.m., with an additional Mass on first Sundays at 6:30 a.m.
Another Faithful Servant Called Home
We have lost another great champion of the Latin Mass, John Blewett, former editor of the Latin Mass Magazine and member of the board at St Thomas Aquinas College in Ojai.There was a Tridentine Requiem Mass offered for the repose of his soul on February 16th, photos of which may be viewed by clicking on the following: John W. Blewett - Solemn Requiem 130216
We ask you to pray generously for the repose of his soul.
“Ego sum resurrectio et vita: qui credit in me, etiam si mortuus fuerit, vivet: et omnis qui vivit et credit in me non morietur in aeternum.”
O Lord, incline Thine ear unto the prayers whereby we humbly call upon thee to show mercy unto the soul of Thy servant John Blewett which Thou hast commanded to depart out of this life; that it may please Thee to set him in a place of peace and light, and give him a part with Thy Saints. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
We also ask you to please continue to pray for the soul of Father Daniel Johnson, former pastor of St Mary's by the Sea in Huntington Beach, Herb Evander, former sacristan of Serra Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Michael Davies, and Robert Opelle.
Lenten Mission Pilgrimage
Planning is Essential!!
The actual 3-day pilgrimage will be May 23-25. Pilgrims meet, as usual, in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris at 6 a.m. on May 23th. Please contact us if interested in experiencing this awesome penitential event. firstname.lastname@example.org .
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We encourage families, and renting an apartment is a great way to keep costs down and manage the trip with the little people (a.k.a. children). Please copy & paste the following link, and keep a map of Paris nearby!
In rare circumstances, very spartan accommodations can be found for free. This is only for those unable to afford the pilgrimage in any other way - it involves sleeping on the floor in a rectory, so please, only inquire if circumstances dictate.
For information & assistance, please e-mail us or call (562) 691-5246.
To be updated soon
If you would like to join us, please contact UVOC either at the address & phone at the top of this page, or you can e-mail us.