Category Archives: Extraordinary Form

“An extraordinary form of the Roman Rite” is a phrase used in Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum to describe the liturgy of the 1962 Roman Missal, widely referred to as the Tridentine Mass. The phrase distinguishes the liturgy of the Missal issued by Pope John XXIII in 1962 from that of the Missal revised by Pope Paul VI in 1969, which “obviously is and continues to be the normal Form – the Forma ordinaria – of the Eucharistic Liturgy”.

~ from Wikipedia

On Temptations


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Run Time: approximately 2 and a half minutes.

Epistle: 2 Cor. 6: 1-10. Gospel: Mt 4: 1-11.


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Run Time: approximately 16 minutes.

The Tract Father mentioned is Ps 90: 1-7,11-16.

The Parable of the Sower

Epistle: 2 Cor 11:19-33; 12:1-9
Gospel: Lk 8: 4-15

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Run Time: approximately 5 1/2 minutes.


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Run Time: approximately 12 1/2 minutes.

Preparatory Sundays

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Run Time: approximately 9 and a half minutes.

Gospel: Mt 20: 1-16 (The Parable of the Vineyard)

We tend to think of the life of grace like that at times. To suppose ‘well there are the rules, and if you don’t play by the rules you shouldn’t get the reward.’ In a sense because – I think we look at it as though: “if I obey the law of God, I have surrendered something that probably would have made me happy and I would have enjoyed doing. We have to give up all the fun stuff to be good and be holy. And so those people who didn’t give up the fun stuff and got away with something shouldn’t get the reward. While the rest of us have suffered and shouldn’t the world all know about it.”

Untitled EF Homily

The Epistle and Gospel
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The Homily

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Run Time: (Readings) 03:34. (homily) 12:43.

The Kingdom of God

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Run Time: 11:24.

(This homily was recorded at the Extraordinary Form Mass and uses different readings. The Episal was 2 Thess. 1:2-10, and the Gospel was Mt. 13:31-35.)

…that the joy of the Gospel should be contagious from those who have it. This is the Kingdom of God. That the ruler of heaven and earth has chosen to dwell in me and make His dominion in my heart. And that in you and me the world might see Him at work and marvel at what He was wrought.

God Has Great Things in Store For Us

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Run Time: 07:14.

This sermon was originally recorded August 11, 2014 and was lost until this week.  Please take a moment to listen as it is a rather special short sermon.

With all of these more ancient saints, it’s almost as if we open up the family photo album – is it not – and draw from things recent and things ancient and find in every age the reminder that God pours out His blessings upon the world for us, for our salvation, that where He has gone, where the saints have gone, we hope to follow.