Una Voce 
Orange County

980 Dorothea Rd.  
La Habra Heights, Ca 90631 
(562) 691-5246

Una Voce is an international lay organization of Roman Catholics faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and obedient to the authority of Pope Francis I.  We are dedicated to maintaining the Roman liturgy codified by Pope St. Pius V, known as the Tridentine or Latin Mass, as one of the universally recognized and honored forms of Eucharistic celebration. Una Voce also promotes Latin, the official Church language, and Gregorian chant, the official Church music. 

New Developments:
Updated February 26, 2015


Annual Lenten Mission Pilgrimage - March 15

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Lenten Mission Pilgrimage

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From Ecclesia Dei:

To all those Catholic faithful who feel attached to some previous liturgical and disciplinary forms of the Latin tradition, I wish to manifest my will to facilitate their ecclesial communion by means of the necessary measures to guarantee respect for their rightful aspirations. In this matter I ask for the support of the bishops and of all those engaged in the pastoral ministry in the Church.

...moreover, respect must everywhere be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, by a wide and generous application of the directives already issued some time ago by the Apostolic See, for the use of the Roman Missal according to the typical edition of 1962
- - -Ecclesia Dei, 2 July 1988

To guard the treasure which Jesus confided to Her and facing the future resolutely, the Church has the duty to reflect continuously on Her link with the Tradition which has come to us from the Lord, through the Apostles, such as it has been established all down through history. In line with the spirit of conversion of the apostolic letter Tertio milennio adveniente (nn. 14, 32, 34, 50), I encourage all Catholics to make gestures of unity and to renew their adherence to the Church, in order that legitimate diversity and different sensibilities, worthy of respect, do not separate them from each other, but encourage them, rather, to preach the Gospel together. Stimulated, thus, by the Spirit who makes all charismata come together in unity, all will be able to glorify the Lord and salvation will be proclaimed to all the nations.
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1998 Address on the Tenth Anniversary of Ecclesia Dei



The officers of Una Voce Of Orange County are:

Dave Lanfranchi, President e-mail
Paul Pierre Marchand, Vice President
Joy Lanfranchi, Secretary and Treasurer- e-mail

Please pray for them, as they are your servants in Christ.

Proper Prayers of the Mass Available on CD-ROM

Una Voce of Orange County is pleased to announce the availability of the Proper Prayers of the Mass for Sundays and Holy Days on CD-ROM. No more broken links! No more temperamental website problems! Have your propers ready long before you need them.. Cost: $20 U.S.D. plus $6 shipping. To obtain your copy, please contact Joy at secretary@uvoc.org.

Motu Proprio Issued by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
The long heralded, long awaited, and in some circles long feared Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum" 
(Of the Supreme Pontiffs) was officially promulgated on July 7th 2007 AD.  The full text is available here via the blog rorate-caeli  along with a letter from the Holy Father explaining his actions and intentions here.  A cursory reading indicates the Holy Father's will to grant the Mass on a daily basis along with the traditional forms of the other Sacraments.  It leaves the establishment of the Mass up to the Parish priest as follows:
In parishes, where there is a stable group of faithful who adhere to the earlier liturgical tradition, the pastor should willingly accept their requests to celebrate the Mass according to the rite of the Roman Missal published in 1962, and ensure that the welfare of these faithful harmonises with the ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the guidance of the bishop in accordance with canon 392, avoiding discord and favouring the unity of the whole Church."
Recourse to the Bishop, who is "strongly requested to satisfy their wishes", is to be exercised if the faithful are denied by the pastor.  The Ecclesia Dei Commission is to advise if the bishop has difficulty crafting a solution. 
Let us pray that this directive from the Holy Father will be received in the spirit of true charity toward those who are drawn to the peace and solemnity of this Holy Mass.
Traditional Catholic Networking
Masses Available
The Tridentine Mass, also known as the Mass in the Extraordinary Form, is available at the following locations in the Diocese of Orange:
·         St. Mary's By the Sea in Huntington Beach, at noon every Sunday.  
·         St John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa, every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. 
·         St Thomas More Church in Irvine, on the second Sunday of each month at 12:45 p.m.
·         The Pope John Paul II Polish Center in Yorba Linda every Sunday at 7 a.m. 
·         Mission San Juan Capistrano Serra Chapel every Sunday at 8 a.m., with an additional Mass on first Sundays at 6:30 a.m.
Another Faithful Servant Called Home
We have lost another great champion of the Latin Mass, John Blewett, former editor of the Latin Mass Magazine and member of the board at St Thomas Aquinas College in Ojai.There was a Tridentine Requiem Mass offered for the repose of his soul on February 16th, photos of which may be viewed by clicking on the following: John W. Blewett - Solemn Requiem 130216
We ask you to pray generously for the repose of his soul.
“Ego sum resurrectio et vita: qui credit in me, etiam si mortuus fuerit, vivet: et  omnis qui vivit et credit in me non morietur in aeternum.” 
O Lord, incline Thine ear unto the prayers whereby we humbly call upon thee to show mercy unto the soul of Thy servant John Blewett which Thou hast commanded to depart out of this life; that it may please Thee to set him in a place of peace and light, and give him a part with Thy Saints. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
We also ask you to please continue to pray for the soul of Father Daniel Johnson, former pastor of St Mary's by the Sea in Huntington Beach, Herb Evander, former sacristan of Serra Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Michael Davies, and Robert Opelle.

Future Events

Lenten Mission Pilgrimage
We will be having our 15th Annual Lenten Mission Pilgrimage on Sunday, March 15th, 2015.  The Pilgrimage begins at St Michael's Abbey in Silverado, and ends at our beloved Mission San Juan Capi
strano Serra Chapel.
Click here for more information! And remember, this pilgrimage is for everyone - vans are available to assist those unable to walk the entire distance. 

Paris - Chartres Pilgrimage May 23rd-25th, 2015!

Advance Planning is Essential!!
The Paris -Chartres Pilgrimage is a three-day walk from Notre Dame du Paris to Notre Dame du Chartres, approximately 75 miles. Pilgrims are organized into groups of 20-65 people, that are referred to as "chapters". The "walk" is through the streets of Paris, and then into the countryside. It can be muddy, rocky, and demanding-and the rewards of such a penitential exercise are eternal. Good sturdy shoes are a must. Each chapter is accompanied by at least one chaplain, who hears confession and gives spiritual direction to each pilgrim who avails himself of the priest's presence. This pilgrimage originated in the 12th century, with interruptions for the various European wars. A plenary indulgence is granted, under the usual conditions. This is an incredible experience, one that feeds the soul and truly may change your life.
Pilgrims will meet in front of Notre Dame de Paris at 6 a.m. on May 23, and the journey of faith and foot begins. Click here to see pictures from previous pilgrimages. Click here for the Notre Dame de Chretiente (NDC) website. 

Planning for 2015: Planning has already begun! For those interested in this amazing (and very penitential) experience:

Unfortunately, the Lanfranchi family, which has helped lead the UV-OC chapter for several years in the past, will not be going to France this year. This leaves a couple of options:

1. Join the Remnant chapter the morning of the pilgrimage - you only need to pay the $100 (or around that amount) Notre Dame du Chretiente registration fee, or

2. Join up with the Irish Chapter. They are a phenomenal group, very dynamic and fun.  Contact Eamonn Gaines at eamonngaines@yahoo.ie or Peadar Laighleis at peadarx@web.de .

3. You may register on the Notre Dame de Chretiente website, if you leave enough time (8 weeks). There are pilgrim armbands that must be worn for the pilgrimage, and no-one is admitted without it, for security reasons. If you are unable to pre-register in time to have the armband sent to you in the U.S., it may be sent to wherever your accommodations are in France, it can be waiting with your chapter leader, or you can register on the morning of May 23 on-site, in front of Notre Dame de Paris.

If you wish to join the pilgrimage while it is in progress, for instance on the last day, arrangements can be made for a rendez-vouz. They must be made ahead of time, however, and your armband must be purchased ahead of time as there is no way to purchase it once the pilgrimage is underway. One may join the pilgrimage for the last day at the beginning, midway, or just prior to entering Chartres, depending on the ability to walk. Also, a chapter must be arranged ahead of time for you to join up with, i.e. either the Irish, English, or Remnant chapters. Transportation to the rendez-vouz point is via the train system in paris to Chartres, with cars (driven by the many wonderful volunteers) to take you to a pre-arranged meeting spot. Please, contact us at secretary@uvoc.org to arrange this as soon as possible.

The actual 3-day pilgrimage will be May 23-25. Pilgrims meet, as usual, in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris at 6 a.m. on May 23th.  Please contact us if interested in experiencing this awesome penitential event. secretary@uvoc.org

 UVOC is not a travel agency, but we are willing to serve as a resource and coordinate your trip and help with finding airfare, accommodations and make other recommendations. Passports must be obtained on your own. Some helpful sites:

For Passport information http://travel.state.gov/passport_services.html

For good prices on airfares: www.cheapoair.com

Hotels -  European in nature-small and expensive, by U.S. standards. There are 5 well located (i.e. short walking distance to Notre Dame-very important at 6 a.m. on May 26th)  hotels we are somewhat familiar with:
Hotel St. Merry (moderately expensive) www.france-hotel-guide.com/h75004stmerry2.htm
Hotel Duo (moderate)  http://www.duo-paris.com/
Hotel Europe St. Severin (moderate) http://www.hoteleurope.net/

We encourage families, and renting an apartment is a great way to keep costs down and manage the trip with the little people (a.k.a. children). Please copy & paste the following link, and keep a map of Paris nearby!


In rare circumstances, very spartan accommodations can be found for free. This is only for those unable to afford the pilgrimage in any other way - it involves sleeping on the floor in a rectory, so please, only inquire if circumstances dictate. 

For information & assistance, please e-mail us or call (562) 691-5246.

Past Events

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Ongoing Events

Membership is $10 per year for an individual, and $15 per year for a family. Benefits include advance knowledge of all events, discount prices at our Conferences (to be revived soon!), and receipt of our newsletter. Intangible benefits include the sponsorship of events such as Processions (Corpus Christi and the Immaculate Conception), lectures, classes, and networking with other like-minded Catholics. Click Here for a Membership form!

If you would like to join us, please contact UVOC either at the address & phone at the top of this page, or you can e-mail us.