We have gone through a very difficult few months. In addition to the physical and emotional suffering caused by Covid 19, many people of faith have suffered the spiritual pain of the closure of places of worship for the common good. We have all made sacrifices.
As the situation is developing, however, many people of faith are questioning whether or not the place of churches is appropriate in relation to non- essential leisure activities in the plans of the Scottish Government. See below the communication which I have put out as Chairman of Una Voce Scotland and please take action if you are able.
I am looking forward to directing the music for this Mass on Saturday, my first event as Chairman of Una Voce Scotland. Come along to hear music by Hassler, Victoria, Lotti and Buxtehude as well as all of the gorgeous plainchant.
At the AGM on the 23rd November 2019, the members present elected me to succeed Fred Stone as Chairman of Una Voce Scotland. I am humbled by the confidence that Fred has shown in me by proposing me and by the unanimous support of members. I have accepted the role of Chairman.
My primary response is to express my sincere thanks and admiration for the work that Fred has done during his tenure. In what have been at times challenging circumstances, Fred has supported countless priests, seminarians and lay faithful in the promotion of the Traditional Latin Mass from our own dioceses of Scotland and as far away as Taiwan, Hungary and South Africa.
Under Fred’s leadership, Una Voce Scotland has supported several communities in establishing and maintaining the Usus Antiquior and the relatively wide availability of the old rite in the central belt is testament to Fred’s commitment to serving Christ and His Church and the ongoing work of Una Voce Scotland. These communities continue to grow and bear good fruit, attracting many from varied backgrounds, most notably young Catholics. Fred has also brought much encouragement to us all by organising the visits of Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider which have served to evangelise through the beauty of the Church’s ancient rites.
As I assume the role of Chairman, I hope to build on the sacrifices and successes of my predecessors by leading UVS in continuing to support the training in and celebration of the Traditional Rites of the Church and with God’s grace and the intercession of Our Blessed Lady, expanding the support and unity that Una Voce Scotland provides to all who seek beauty, truth and tradition for the glory of God and for the salvation of souls.
Please pray for me and for the work of Una Voce Scotland.
I am looking forward to sharing the film of the Mass and to hearing how Schola Una Voce came across in the recording. On the day, they couldn’t have sounded better. The Cardinal was very pleased with the music and took time to speak with the choir and I after the Mass.
Mrs Pearce made a cake for the occasion, in the form of a red biretta!
Below is the liturgical music that will be performed at the Pontifical High Mass at the Throne offered by H.E. Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke on the 14th of September 2019- The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This will be the 12th anniversary of the day on which Summorum Pontificum came into effect.
I am delighted to be directing the music once again for a Pontifical High Mass offered by His Eminence Cardinal Burke on 14th September at Immaculate Heart Church, Balornock. I’m looking forward to working with an expanded Schola Una Voce which brings together singers from the Latin Mass communities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. Music list TBA.