The Church of the Assumption, where Bishop Choby has so graciously facilitated the unusually generous offering of the Traditional Latin Mass, is still trying to build a proper collection of vestments. Some of us would like to contribute to this effort by arranging to have some new pieces made in rose, for Laetare and Guadete Sunday (Assumption presently has no rose cope, and the nice rose chasuble is on loan from the Norbertines).
Inspired by the success of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison, we have made preliminary arrangements to have a rose set made at Gammarelli’s in Rome. If you would like to contribute to this project, please write to efnashville[at]gmail[dot]com.
We will use a silk brocade that matches the parish’s present rose chalice veil and burse; these were donated some years back by a very generous parishioner who has done and continues to do an enormous amount for Assumption. The fabric comes from a domestic retailer that guarantees its continued availability, meaning that the church will be able to add or replace pieces in the future as necessary. With the Euro weak at the moment against the dollar, it is notably cheaper to have the work done in Rome than to have the pieces made by the company that sells the fabric.
Like the rest of this blog, this is a private initiative, not one directed by the parish itself. If you would like to help, please write to me, rather than to the parish office or Fr. William. We have donations lined up for the cost of the cope, but could use some help getting in the extra costs of a matching chasuble.