1st Pontifical High Mass at the Throne

by | Mar 9, 2014 | Archbishop, Latin Mass, Sermons | 10 comments

I still can hardly believe that Archbishop Sample is our Archbishop! He gives me such hope for our liberal state and diocese. Deo Gratias!

This beautiful and inspiring sermon was given by His Excellency Archbishop Sample at the Pontifical Mass he celebrated in the Extraordinary Form on March 1, 2014 at the Brigittine Monastery in Amity, Oregon.

The Mass was the crowning celebration of a 3-day conference on Gregorian Chant and the role of sacred music in the liturgy.  I had wanted to surprise my husband with a trip to attend as an early birthday gift, but due to the flu it wasn’t a possibility this year… Instead he will be receiving a 12×18 print of the above photo and hopefully he will be able to attend the next conference. 🙂

Note: You can view the rest of the photos from this Mass here.  The video below and all the photographs were taken and edited by our friend Marc Salvatore.  Thank you Marc! 

“Let’s not ever forget that as much as we may want to get every word right in the liturgy, and as much as we want to get every movement down perfectly in the liturgy, if we do not have love then it’s just a show. So let’s be people filled with love.” 


  1. Christine M.

    What an amazing blessing! 🙂

    2014-03-09 18:52:38

  2. kimberlee

    What a blessing! And our dearly beloved Fr. V. there! Deo Gratias!!! (And soo sorry you had to miss it. Hopefully you will be able to attend another in the future.)

    2014-03-09 19:41:50

  3. Elizabeth C.

    I've heard many wonderful things about Archbishop Sample. He gives many faithful Catholics great hope, especially those that are within very liberal states. Our archdiocese has been greatly troubled, but we prayfully patient! May God grant all dioceses with strong-truthful shepherds.

    2014-03-09 22:39:33

  4. Sharyn

    I was going to ask you who that quote was from 🙂 Thank you for sharing this video, you are blessed indeed to have such an Archbishop! God bless! Sharyn

    2014-03-10 08:30:01

  5. Stacy

    This is so wonderful. My husband and I listened to the homily yesterday and we were just filled with joy. Thank you so much for posting this.

    2014-03-10 13:21:28

  6. Jennifer H

    Jessica, this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing. I just found out yesterday that our associate pastor has learned the Latin Mass and plans to bring it to our parish. I am so excited. I hope that people like your Archbishop will begin to breathe new life into the Church and bring us back to our roots at the same time. God bless him!

    2014-03-10 16:46:53

  7. Cassandra

    This is so wonderful! What a blessing to your diocese. I hope it 'trickles down' in popularity, so-to-speak! And I love that picture, it really caught my attention when I saw it on FB several days ago.

    2014-03-10 21:14:07

  8. Kathleen L

    So Thankful for the Latin Mass! Fr. V is at our current parish….such a blessing! Your Bishop sounds so wonderful!_Prayers for your TML parish as well!_Warmly,_Kathleen L.

    2014-03-11 04:50:48

  9. Amy Caroline

    I have really been wanting to see this, but I have not been able to yet! So glad you shared it here!

    2014-03-11 14:55:51

  10. Nadine

    Father Vreeland is my parish priest! What an awesome Mass!!

    2014-03-12 01:56:21


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