The Latin Mass Society of New Zealand

Dunedin Latin Mass Community – July 2024 Bulletin


Friday 8th November to Sunday 10 November 2024

Celebrant: Fr Antony Sumich, FSSP

VENUE: St Mary MacKillop Centre, 30 Holgate Road, Kohimarama, Auckland

The program will include:

  • Daily Traditional Latin Mass with a sung solemn Traditional Latin Mass at St Paul’s Chapel, Ponsonby, Sunday 10 November
  • Devotional talks by Fr Sumich
  • Daily Rosary
  • Exposition and Benediction
  • Litanies, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other devotions
  • Time for personal prayer and reflection
  • Meals as required per the below schedule.


Live in:  $220.00 (including two nights’ accommodation, all meals Friday and Saturday, breakfast Sunday, retreat costs and shuttle to St Paul’s chapel) per person.

Day attendance:  $50.00 per day (including lunch, morning and afternoon tea, retreat costs).  $100 for the full weekend.  If supper required on Saturday evening this will be an additional cost.

Day attendance without meals:  $20 for Saturday (retreat costs) $40 for the full weekend Friday to Sunday.

Payment:  Please make payment to the Latin Mass Society of New Zealand ANZ bank a/c no. 11-5438-0112907-11.  (If paying by Internet Banking please insert your name and “retreat”).

For further details and registration, email: or
Telephone: Janet Curran 027 6128297, Sharon Crooks 027 5775223, Christine Le Lievre 06 3536173


Making the Nine-Month Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, entrusting ourselves to her guidance and protection and confiding to her intercession our many intentions for the Church and for the world, we rejoice in the perfect union of her Immaculate Heart with the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Lord and Savior.

As the Virgin Mother of God was totally for Christ from the very first moment of her conception, so we, following her example and seeking her intercession, desire to be more and more totally for Christ. We rejoice in the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah regarding the Virginal Conception and Birth of the Savior: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7, 14).

These words attained their fulfillment at the Annunciation. The Virgin Mary, with her “Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum” (“Let it be done to me according to your word,” [Luke 1, 38]), became the Mother of God, the Theotokos, “God-Bearer” to the world. She exercised her mission of God-Bearer, in a most extraordinary way, on Tepeyac Hill from December 9th to 12th of 1531 by means of her apparitions to Saint Juan Diego and his uncle Juan Bernardino. Her exercise of the mission continues to our day through the miraculous imprint of her image on the mantle (tilma) of Saint Juan Diego which has been faithfully venerated in her “sacred little house” (Nican Mopohua, no. 26) from the time of her apparitions to the present day.

When, after his first visit with the Bishop, Juan Diego begged Our Lady to choose another more efficacious messenger, Our Lady responded to him:

Listen my youngest son, know for sure that I have no lack of servants, of messengers, to whom I can give the task of carrying my breath, my word, so that they carry out my will; but it is necessary that you, personally, go and plead, that by your intercession, my wish, my will, become a reality. (Nican Mopohua, nos. 58-59)

From Our Lady of Guadalupe, we, together with Saint Juan Diego, learn that we are called to become bearers of God, heralds of Christ, in the world. As bearers of God, we, like Saint Juan Diego, are servants of the Mother of God. Through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, may we become ever more her faithful servants, so that all of our brothers and sisters may know her as the Mother of God and may experience her unconditional maternal love for them, so that, through her maternal care, they may know, love, and serve her Divine Son.

I hope you will share this message with others.

Cardinal Raymond Burke


FSSP – Auckland

9am Sung Mass with
the Blessing of Palms and Procession
St. Paul’s College Chapel –  183 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn
5pm Low Mass
Holy Name of Mary, 18 Valley Road, Hikurangi

7pm Sung Mass
St. Paul’s College Chapel –  183 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

10:30am Stations of the Cross
St. Anne’s Chapel – 3 Cole Place Te Atatu South
3pm Mass of the Pre-sanctified
St. Paul’s College Chapel –  183 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

7pm Easter Vigil
St. Paul’s College Chapel –  183 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

9am Sung Mass
St. Paul’s College Chapel –  183 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn



5.00 pm Low Mass
St Mary’s Chapel, 47 Clyde Street, Hamilton East



6.00 pm Low Mass

St Columba’s Church – 83 Mulgrave St, Ashhurst



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9.00 am Low Mass

St Joseph’s Chapel – (next to St Joseph’s Cathedral) 300 Rattray Street, Dunedin


Briefing from the Chairman

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Cancellation of Westminster Old Rite Triduum

The LMS has issued a press release about the cancellation of the TLM Easter Triduum in the Archdiocese of Westminster (reported in National Catholic RegisterCatholic HeraldThe Tablet). This celebration attracted up to 200 people and had been taking place for 25 years.

Here I want to reflect on how this lamentable development fits into the bigger picture.

The Triduum has not been formally refused permission by the Dicastery for Divine Worship (DDW): rather, Cardinal Nichols chose not to seek permission for it, as with the two annual Masses at the High Altar of Westminster Cathedral which served as the LMS’ annual requiem and AGM Mass. It seems that axing these celebrations is a concession on his part to the stated programme of Traditionis custodes, to close down the TLM, in stages.

One reading of this decision is that as annual events they are not as pastorally important as a weekly Sunday celebration, they are all particularly prominent. They can be sacrificed (as the Cardinal put it) ‘for the sake of the wider provision’.

The Cardinal has also suggested that the Latin Mass Society is not an appropriate body to make requests for a celebration under Traditionis custodes, not being a ‘stable group’. We of course represent ‘stable groups’, but that is his view, which is why the appeal against his initial decision came from a priest on behalf of the ‘stable group’ at the regular Sunday TLM in St James’, Spanish Place. However, this approach did not change the outcome.

Bishops around world are faced with the DDW policy of reducing the number of TLMs in parish churches. Surviving celebrations are permitted for two years, renewable on the condition that the people are ‘educated’ about the liturgical reform in the meantime. (I have yet to hear of any attempt to meet this condition.) Eac©2024 Latin Mass Society | 9 Mallow Street, London EC1Y 8RQh permission incurs a fee of €250.

In the meantime, new non-parochial TLMs continue to be established, often at the behest of the DDW, to substitute for parish locations. Is the policy to eliminate the TLM, or simply to exclude it from parish churches? In the Archdiocese of Westminster, where there are few non-parochial churches, it comes to the same thing, but that is not so everywhere.

Another complicating factor is the different treatment of diocesan clergy and the traditional Institutes; yet another derives from the varying attitude of bishops. The overall effect of the policy is therefore very uneven.

In the meantime, with apologies for the inconvenience, our policy of providing information about Mass times only to members is clearly the right one. Non-members who want to see where the Triduum will be celebrated in England and Wales need to join us: if, that is, they share our aims.

The Latin Mass Society was founded as a campaigning organisation, and we remain that. We will continue to expose the injustice and destructiveness of the current policy, and to support celebrations of the Church’s ancient liturgy wherever we can. This liturgy is every Catholic’s patrimony: as Pope Benedict expressed it: “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.”

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The Chairman and Council members of the Latin Mass Society of New Zealand wish everyone

a blessed Christmas and a holy New Year




Gregorius Magnus: biannual
magazine of the Una Voce

Dear FIUV Members and Friends: New Edition of Gregorius Magnus


From the FIUV President, Joseph Shaw

Gregorius Magnus 16 is now available!

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This edition includes features on the summer’s walking pilgrimages, the TLM and the media, and a new book about the Traditional movement:

The Latin Mass and the Intellectuals: Petitions to Save the Ancient Mass, 1966-2007

(More on the book here)

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President’s Message

by Joseph Shaw

Welcome to a new edition of Gregorius Magnus, devoted particularly to walking pilgrimages, which have shown enormous growth this year, despite, or perhaps because of, the more hostile ecclesial environment in which we find ourselves.  This edition will appear in the final days of the much-anticipated Synod on Synodality. Since the Synod will take place behind closed doors, it is particularly difficult to anticipate the general atmosphere when these words will be read.  What I can say is that, whatever may happen at the Synod, the FIUV and its member associations, and in general the movement in support of the Traditional Mass, took part in the Synod consultation in a serious and sincere way, and that, as far as the diocesan, national, and continental stages went – whose reports can be read online – our voices were not entirely drowned out. In a previous edition of Gregorius Magnus, I picked out passages in some of these documents noting our concerns.  The focus of the Synod seems destined to lie elsewhere, of course, and we will not be surprised if the systematic marginalisation of Catholics attached to the Traditional Mass will not capture the attention of the Synod Fathers – not forgetting the lay participants – for very long.

Nevertheless, the framing of our contributions in the reports is interesting.  We have been set down, not unreasonably, as one of various ‘marginalised’ groups.  We tend to be mentioned at the end of a list of disaffected groups of Catholics, such as those in illicit unions and those with same-sex attraction.  Several of these reports were at pains to emphasise that we constitute a very small minority, but the same is clearly true of the other groups they mention as well.  I wonder what the reaction would be if homosexual Catholics were told that they must not attend Mass in the same ecclesiastical building as respectable people, but would have to make do with the parish hall or a nearby gymnasium, as some Traditional Catholics have been told in the United States and elsewhere. What

would people say, again, if divorced and (invalidly) remarried Catholics were told that they would in future have to drive for an hour or more to attend services?

I don’t think we would need a specially convened Synod in Rome, at vast cost, to work out that such rules are ‘unpastoral’. Pope Francis would not lose any time in reminding us that the Church is a ‘field hospital’, a remedy for the sick, and not a prize for the righteous. And he would be right to do so. The Church is indeed a hospital for the sick, and this fact should focus our attention on the spiritual remedies the Church must employ, not to gratify patients’ disordered appetites but to restore them to spiritual health. The remedies certainly include the sacraments. Following the fashion in politics for medicalising disagreements, some of our opponents like to imply that Traditional Catholics are suffering from some psychological pathology, but if so, making it more difficult for us to access the sacraments, or trying to make us do so in conditions designed to demoralise us, doesn’t seem a very logical response The saying, of obscure origin, that ‘beatings will continue until morale improves’, could have been invented for our situation. Those wondering about the resilience of the traditional movement should remember, however, that this has always been our lot. Even under Summorum Pontificum, many of the Federation’s member associations faced extraordinary opposition, and even open hostility, from those charged with providing them with pastoral care. Our lay associations, religious communities, and priestly institutes were not founded to bask in the approval of bien pensant opinion or the favour of the ecclesial establishment. Our movement was formed in the grief of Catholics deprived of the liturgy they loved, and since then it has been engaged in unending difficulties, and sometimes outright persecution. However imperfect we ourselves may be, we know the value of what we are defending, and we also know that, in end, the Church will remember it too.

Qui seminant in lacrimis, in exsultatione metent.

Those who sow in tears, shall reap in joy. (Ps 125:5)


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