321 South Broadway Lawrence, MA
01843 (Dominican Fathers, Brothers, and Sisters, O.P. Ordo Praedicatorum)
Heart Traditional Roman Catholic Church Lawrence, MA:
The Traditional Holy Sacrifice
in Latin only
is offered at Sacred Heart Traditional Catholic Church daily,
weekends and Sunday (High Mass)
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We promote separation from the World, simply because if we live by
the World we will lose our souls to the World.
I was struck by this statement.
There was no guile in it, no equivocation
It was another way of saying, For
what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the
loss of his soul?
(Saint Mark 8.36)
minutes north of the junction of I-93 and I-95 (128) you will encounter
at Sacred Heart what you have found to be painfully absent virtually
throughout the archdiocese of Boston since Vatican II:
The distinctive white tunic, or habit,
and black scapular of the Dominicans are the first intimation that things
at Sacred Heart are different from most parishes and distinctly different
from Novus Ordo parishes the more one enters into the Church.
Holy statuary, beautifully crafted, abounds. There is a Communion
Rail! An Altar of marble
(an Altar of Sacrifice) majestically ascends to the Sanctuary in place
of the dreary wooden table of the Lord that became the pseudo-Catholic
equivalent of Protestant disdain for the Sacraments ... and most especially
the Holy Eucharist as really and truly the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Only at an Altar
does a real Sacrifice occur at a table of the Lord things
are shared and eaten as becoming any meal: the bread is simply bread
... no more. The wine is just that: wine ... nothing more. A commemoration
takes place but not a sacrifice! Christ is no more in the bread and
wine than He is in the table and the pews. The Real Presence
becomes a blasphemous Absence. The alchemy of Ecumenism can only
change so much ... Stained glass the art-work of centuries that
made them inimitable and emblematic of our holy Catholic Faith. Real
stained glass! Not the cheap imposter that became prevalent with lines
and angles of pale, incongruous colors that came to fill newly minted
Bauhaus church buildings and which made them even more strikingly
Protestant in appearance. It was Modern Art and every bit as trite
and ugly. It was essentially matter without distinguishable
form anything and nothing.
striking surprise is the people. They are meticulously attired.
They have dressed to meet the King of Kings. Children to less than
adults, the young no less than the old. Mantillas (elegant lacey head
coverings) adorn little girls and matrons alike; the young women are
modest beautifully so. Men and women
must observe a very strict dress code. Remember
Men and young boys suit up. Women are encouraged to holy modesty: no
hemlines above knee, no bare shoulders, no plunging necklines, no dresses
with slits beyond the knee, head-covering required (mantillas are provided
is quiet! No discussions are taking place. People are praying, and
other people are respectful of the silence that seems to waft to Heaven
itself on pale incense borne by unseen Angels to the Throne of God.
Would you really meet the President
of the United States or the Queen of England in your gym clothes or
a hoodie if you knew that you were going to meet them? Absolutely
not! But alas, for sorrow, we accord Jesus Christ Himself less respect
than we lavish upon petty political functionaries and figures who only
covet our votes and otherwise care nothing for us. We have become accustomed
to such an absence of respect for our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament
of the Altar that we have utterly forgotten where we are, and in Whose
Presence we stand. Indeed, to Whom we come!
You go to meet the King
of Kings Christ Himself!
Sacred Heart Church has kept the Faith,
the Tradition, the infallible Teachings, and the Sacred Magisterium
that the Second Vatican Council repudiated. Sacred Heart does not
recognize Vatican II and has kept the Mass as it had been prayed
by Holy Mother Church for over 2000 years.
From the junction of I-93 and 95 (Rt.
128) it is a twenty-minute drive north.
will be welcomed and you will be humbled by the majesty of the sacred
now long forgotten and deeply disdained.
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal
Faithful to the Sacred Deposit of Faith entrusted
to the Holy See in Rome
opera tua ... quia modicum habes virtutem, et servasti verbum
Meum, nec non negasti Nomen Meum
know your works ... that you have but little power, and
yet you have kept My word, and have not denied My Name.
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