We have now entered the liturgical season of Lent, and thus violet vestments have been the norm for the last three Sundays. The TMSM had been using portions of our violet Pontifical set until recently, so to avoid uneven wear to that set, we have acquired a separate Solemn Mass set.
This new set arrived from Rome in time for the last Sunday of Advent, but we did not have the opportunity to use it for a Solemn Mass until Quinquagesima and Ash Wednesday. Both Masses involved our diocesan vocations director as one of the Sacred Ministers, and Quinquagesima included a seminarian in choro, while Ash Wednesday included a seminarian as a server, demonstrating again that Tradition is very much a part of the future.
More Vestment News
In Production: New White Pontifical Set
Our next vestment project is a white set with silver trim and blue moirè lining, which the tailors at Gammarelli have begun producing. This will include a standard Pontifical Mass set, with both a St Philip Neri-style chasuble, and a standard Roman chasuble, plus an extra-large Philip Neri chasuble and dalmatic.
On Deck: New Black Set
After the white set, our next goal will be an improved black set to supersede the relatively cheap set which had to be obtained in a rush for the first of Bp Morlino’s annual All Souls’ Day Pontifical Requiems.
Help Us Worship Our Lord Worthily!
If you would like to help us with vestments for the beautiful, dignified, reverent celebration of the Most Holy Sacrifice, you can make a tax-deductible donation to Tridentine Mass Society of Madison, a 501(c)(3) organization, without any service fees extracted by mailing a check to:
Tridentine Mass Society of Madison
733 Struck St.
P.O. Box 44603
Madison, WI 53744-4603