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Join us on Sunday, June 12th!

For the first time in decades, the Traditional Latin Mass will return to St. Augustin Church in Des Moines on Sunday, June 12th at 5pm.

As you recall, the Diocese has announced that the weekly celebration of the TLM will be moved to St. Augustin from now on.

Following this inaugural TLM on Sunday, June 12th, there will be a welcome reception by the parish for the TLM community.

At Una Voce DSM, we’re grateful to Fr. Pisut, the Knights of Columbus, and Altar & Rosary Society for “rolling out the red carpet” and welcoming us.

If you’ve not been to a TLM before, join us on Trinity Sunday!

Mass of the Ages Documentary

Discover the Latin Mass in a way you never have!

WHAT IS ‘MASS OF THE AGES’ ABOUT?

MASS OF THE AGES is a documentary trilogy that explores the richness of the Traditional Latin Mass through stunning cinematography and inspiring stories. But it’s not just three beautiful films. It’s also an investigation into the surprising events that led to the creation of the New Mass. MASS OF THE AGES will give you a deep appreciation for your Catholic faith.

Episode 1 debuted in August 2015 and Episode 2 debuted in May 2022.

Enjoy these two episodes, and encourage your family and friends to join us one a Sunday (or two) at St. Augustin’s Des Moines @ 5pm.

For more questions: info@unavocedsm.org.

Diocesan Announcement about TLM Location Change

Dear Traditionally-minded friends,

Good evening! A special thanks to Fr. Chicoine for celebrating the TLM this evening, and to Fr. Pisut for announcing this news (see official announcement below) that will affect our TLM community. 

On behalf of Una Voce Des Moines, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to St. Anthony’s and Msgr. Chiodo, and all of the associate pastors who have celebrated the TLM over the years – most recently, Fr. Dolan – for their steadfast commitment to the traditional mass, the traditional sacraments, and our community. We will greatly miss the St Anthony community. 

Ever since last summer, when the motu proprio was issued, His Excellency has made it clear that the TLM community was an important part of the Diocese of Des Moines. 

This move to St. Augustin demonstrates the diocese’s ongoing commitment to providing stable pastoral care to the TLM community, for which we are all grateful. 

I am grateful to Fr. Pisut for his willingness to accept our young and growing community into his well-established parish.

The leaders of Una Voce Des Moines and the TLM community look forward to working  together with Fr. Pisut and St. Augustin to make this transition as smooth as possible. 

Wishing you and yours a blessed Mothers Day!

Oremus pro invicem,

Bryan Gonzalez
Una Voce Des Moines
President 


St. Padre Pio Statue is Installed and Dedicated

Back in the spring 2021, the officers of Una Voce Des Moines invited you to participate in a project to commission a statue of St. Padre Pio.  Despite delays due to covid and shipping complications, the statue arrived this month, and we have mounted it on the last colonnade near the SE doors.  

First, we want to thank you for your support in offering this as a gift to St. Anthony’s for their weekly celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass.  Following the announcement from His Excellency earlier this month, this gift seems all the more appropriate.

And, to Msgr. Chiodo, Father Dolan, and all the priests who celebrate this Mass and serve this community:  thank you for welcoming the Traditional Latin Mass into the parish on a regular basis.  We appreciate having a home and feeling so welcome.  We are honored and delighted to make this oblation to you.

Padre Pio is a beloved Italian saint, and its veneration will be well-received at St. Anthony’s.

You’ll notice below the statue, there’s a plaque, which reads:

Per il mondo sarebbe più facile esistere senza il sole
che senza la Santa Messa.

(It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun
than without the Holy Mass.)

– Padre Pio

In thanksgiving for the frequent offering
of the Traditional Latin Mass,
this statue of St. Padre Pio is a gift
from the Members of Una Voce Des Moines

This saying from Padre Pio highlights one of the reasons we all attend this solemn liturgical rite.

Here are some photos:

We have a 2022 Liturgical Calendar!

Friends, we have a personalized 2022 liturgical calendar!

Thanks to TAN Press and the graphic design of Jose Vitteri, we have a 2022 Liturgical Calendar just in time for Advent/Christmas shopping!

The unique 11″ x 11″, card stock cover calendar contains high quality images of Traditionis Pulchritudo, The Beauty of Tradition, which happens to be the theme of this year’s calendar.

Here are some images:

Each day has indications for the liturgical calendar in both Usus Antiquior (old calendar feast days) and the Usus Recentior (new calendar feast days), as well as abstinence or fast symbols.  Note that under each day of the week there is a theme which is traditionally observed.

There’s an entire page on spiritual fasting and the symbols that each day indicate.

Proceeds benefit Una Voce Des Moines and the continued promotion of the Traditional Mass throughout Central Iowa, whose home is at St. Anthony’s

Be sure to share with your friends and family, but order quickly as Christmas is in a few weeks and we have a limited supply!

Calendar costs:

1 calendar – $20

6 calendar – $100

(Additional cost for shipping TBD)

For more information, email Bryan @ info@unavocedsm.org or call/text 812.686.6102.

The Diocese of Des Moines Responds to Traditionis Custodes

Back in mid-July, Pope Francis issued a motu proprio which made certain restrictions regarding the Usus Antiquior, the use of the 1962 Missal.

On Sunday, October 10th, His Excellency, William Joensen, Bishop of Des Moines, issued the following document which was read at the weekly TLM at St. Anthony’s.

On behalf of Una Voce Des Moines, we’re grateful to both His Excellency for his continued pastoral care to and support of those who are spiritually fed and nourished by the the ancient form of the Mass, as well as to the dedicated priests who faithfully celebrate it, especially Msgr. Chiodo and Fr. Dolan.

Ad multos annos!

The PDF can be viewed here.

Response to today’s Motu Proprio, Traditionis Custodes

This morning, His Holiness, Pope Francis issued a motu proprio called Traditionis Custodes, along with a clarifying letter to the Bishops of the World, which addresses the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Una Voce Des Moines has been in touch with the Diocese and with St. Anthony’s, who published a statement on their Facebook page.

If you do have questions or concerns, please direct them to Una Voce Des Moines Officer, Andy Milam (camilam42@gmail.com).

When we know more information, we’ll share as soon as possible. 

As more comes to light, let us offer prayers and fasting for all involved, including the Bishops, Priests, and Faithful of the world who have a devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass.

Beatae Mariae Virgine de Monte Carmelo, ora pro nobis.

A Gift to St. Anthony’s: A St. Padre Pio Statue

Dear Friends of Una Voce Des Moines,

Blessings to you on this Tuesday following Laetare Sunday!

The Officers of Una Voce Des Moines wish to invite you to a unique opportunity to say “thank you” to St. Anthony’s for hosting the Traditional Latin Mass (or the Extraordinary Form) for the past 13+ years.  With this gift, we hope to continue being here for many years to come.

The Una Voce Des Moines patron — as you recall from the 2021 calendar — is St. Padre Pio.  He’s a holy saintly confessor, priest, stigmatist, and Italian, which makes him a natural fit for a parish with Italian roots to be the beneficiary of a statue of Padre Pio.

Padre Pio is an interesting saint.  While he is considered a contemporary Catholic, he was trained and celebrated exclusively the Traditional Latin Mass during his lifetime.  When the liturgical changes occurred at the end of his life, his vision was poor and declining, so he celebrated the “Mass of the Ages” which he had been celebrating for 50+ years by heart.  The traditional Mass was a part of his very being.

Una Voce Des Moines is delighted to commission this custom statue to be produced by the Fathers of Mercy, 50″ in height, a 12″ x 12″ base:  fiberglass, oil painted finish, and glass eyes.   The estimated time arrival of the statue is this summer.

The cost of the entire project is $3,000, and it is our hope to find 15 donors who can cover $200.  A plaque will be created with an inscription attributing the donation to Una Voce Des Moines, as a gesture of our gratitude to St. Anthony’s for hosting the TLM over these years, so any amount will be helpful in achieving our goal.

If you’re able to support this noble endeavor, please consider making a donation via PayPal (keep in mind, there are fees, so if you’re going to cover $200, please add a little extra to cover the fees).

Otherwise, feel free to find me at Mass on Sunday, where I plan to make another announcement.

Since Una Voce DSM is *not* a non-profit organization, your donation isn’t tax deductible.  Nevertheless, we invite you to do something special for St. Anthony’s.

Per il mondo sarebbe più facile esistere senza il sole che senza la Santa Messa.
(It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun than without the Holy Mass.)- Padre Pio

With gratitude for your anticipated generosity which you show towards St. Anthony’s,
Bryan Gonzalez
President, Una Voce Des Moines

Check Out Benedictus!

A New Monthly Booklet For Daily Use! (Subscription Required)
Scroll down to read more or visit at https://praybenedictus.com/

DAILY MASS COMPANION
Pray the Traditional Latin Mass, with the 1962 Missale Romanum presented in a clear and simple format. Continuous Latin and English text with reduced rubrics are included for Sundays (no page-jumping required), and complete Mass propers are offered in English for weekdays and feasts of each month.

MORNING AND EVENING DEVOTIONS
Enter the broader stream of Catholic liturgy with daily excerpts included from both Lauds and Vespers of the 1960 Breviarum Romanum, the official morning and evening hours of prayer used by clergy and religious throughout the world.

DAILY MEDITATIONS
Learn at the feet of Catholic spiritual masters each day, with devout meditations curated exclusively from saints and scholars who prayed and loved the Ancient Mass, from the Early Church to the early 1900s.

INFORMATIVE COMMENTARY
Dive deeper into our heritage of Faith through insightful mini-essays on the feasts and saints of the traditional calendar, as well as brief catecheses and ideas for extending a liturgical life into the home.

CLASSIC PRAYER COLLECTION
Several pages of superb Catholic prayers, proven over generations of pious use. Some are offered in Latin as well as English, to further enable and enrich personal and communal prayer in the mother tongue of the Church.

BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK
Contemplate a masterpiece of religious art in every issue, rendered in stunning color and clarity. Thematic works are selected to suit each month, and print subscribers receive a separable holy card with every issue.

CATHOLIC CULTURE
Foster a vibrantly Catholic culture with monthly pages of edifying prose, poetry, or music. Enjoyable in themselves, selections are made to help cultivate a thoroughly Catholic imagination.

We have a 2021 Liturgical Calendar!

UPDATE: 12/29/2020 We are completely sold out of our 2021 calendars! Thank you to everyone for their patronage!

Friends, we have a personalized 2021 liturgical calendar!

Thanks to TAN Press and the graphic design of Jose Vitteri, we have a 2021 Liturgical Calendar just in time for Christmas shopping!

The unique 12″ x 12″, card stock cover calendar contains high quality images of St. Padre Pio, the patron saint of Una Voce Des Moines, and a beloved Italian stigmatist and priest.

Here are some images:

Each day has indications for the liturgical calendar in both Extraordinary and Ordinary Forms, as well as abstinence or fast symbols.  Note that under each day of the week there is a theme which is traditionally observed.

There’s an entire page on spiritual fasting and the symbols that each day indicate.

Proceeds benefit Una Voce Des Moines and the continued promotion of the Traditional Mass throughout Central Iowa.  Be sure to share with your friends and family, but order quickly as Christmas is in a few weeks and we have a limited supply!

Calendars are $20 a piece (additional cost for shipping TBD).

For more information, email Bryan @ info@unavocedsm.org or call/text 812.686.6102.

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