The Northeastern Regional Conference was sponsored by ten chapters of UVA: UV Berkshires, Boston, Brooklyn, Bronx, Cape Cod, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Rochester, Syracuse, and Westchester. These ten chapters also bought His Excellency Bp. Rifan a new pontifical ring which was presented to him by Fr. Santos at vespers on Friday.

The conference weekend was a truly a blessed experience for all who attended. The speakers gave insightful and inspiring talks, and all of the liturgies were incredibly beautiful, including the pontifical High Mass, which was celebrated from the throne with the permission of Bishop Tobin of Providence. The weekend would not have been possible without the kind permission of Father Santos of Holy Name of Jesus Church, who opened his church and school for the events. A special "thank you" is extended with much affection to Allen Maynard, host of the conference and president of UV RI and also to his wife Wendy and her crew who did a wonderful job of providing food for the attendees.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Conference Rate at the Marriott

Rooms have been reserved at a conference rate at the Providence Marriott. The rate is $119 for a double. A limited number of rooms have been secured for this rate, so please book early to avoid increased prices.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Buy or Sell an Ad in the Conference Program

We are now accepting program ads for the Conference programs. The following sizes are available:
Full page (4-1/2" x 7-1/2"): $80
Half-page (4" x 4-1/2"): $50
Quarter-page (2-1/2" x 3-1/2"): $25

Ad Format: Please send your ad in the specified dimensions, preferably by email in .pdf, .jpg or .tif forms to uvaconference@hotmail.com. Or, send a hard copy by mail to the address below.

Payment: Please send a check made out to "Una Voce Brooklyn" by OCTOBER 31st to:
Una Voce Brooklyn
Indira Sweeny, President
70 Bay 35th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214

OR pay by credit card with the link above on the upper right area of the site.

  • Sell 2 full-page ads or 3 half-page ads and get a free ticket to the Saturday afternoon program - lectures and lunch
  • Sell 4 full-page ads or 6 half-page ads and get free tickets to both Saturday programs: lectures, lunch, dinner and Bp. Rifan presentation
  • Sell 5 full-page ads or 8 half-page ads and get free tickets to the whole conference: all three programs on Saturday and Sunday

Church of the Holy Name, Providence

The liturgical activities of the conference will take place at the Church of the Holy Name, established in 1882. The present church building follows the design of the early Roman basilicas dating back to the fourth century when Christian communities grew too large to meet in members' homes. The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, begun by Constantine about 313 A.D., is similar in style to Holy Name. The mosaic floor of the Holy Name vestibule recalls the first churches of Rome, while the Corinthian pilasters, large barreled vaults, and coffered ribs are typical of the late Renaissance or early Baroque.

Fr. Joseph Santos celebrates the traditional Latin Mass here on Sundays at 11 am.

Saturday Morning Mass: Rite of Braga

The low Mass on Saturday, November 19th will be according to the Rite of Braga, celebrated by a priest of the Archdiocese of Braga: Father Joseph Santos. The Rite of Braga was one of the rites permitted by the Council of Trent and dates from the 12th century AD. The Holy Father (then Cardinal Ratzinger) mentioned it in his talk on the Ten Years of the Motu Proprio "Ecclesia Dei" . This is a rare blessing for the conference attendees, to see such an ancient and uncommon liturgy of the Church!
(Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Braga, Portugal)

Costs and Registration


The costs of each program are as follows

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Lecture series and lunch - $25

SATURDAY EVENING: Dinner at the Marriott and key-note speaker Bp. Rifan - $35

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Lunch and speaker presentation (to be announced) - $20

(Friday is free for UVA Leaders)





To register by check: Please send registration form below and a check for the total amount made out to "Una Voce Rhode Island" to:
Una Voce Rhode Island
P.O. Box 41003
Providence, RI 02940
To register online by credit card: Please click the link at the upper right area of the site (with Visa/Mastercard logos) and follow the instructions at paypal.com (you don't need a paypal account to use your card).
Yes, I am attending the UVA Conference in Providence this November. I want to register for the following programs:
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_____ Saturday evening (No. attending: _____)
_____ Sunday afternoon (No. attending : _____)
Enclosed is my check for $_____
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ADDRESS: __________________
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On 28 June 2002 Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Rifan as Superior of the St. John Mary Vianney Apostolic Administration of Campos, Brazil with permission to use the traditional rite exclusively. Bishop Rifan was consecrated a bishop in the traditional rite by Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos, on 18 August 2002.

Father Joseph Wilson is an Associate at St Luke’s Church, Brooklyn. A popular retreat master, Father is also a mission speaker, lecturer, columnist for Crux News, contributor to Fidelity, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Christian Challenge, and The Wanderer. He serves as chaplain for Legatus in Manhattan.

Fr. Tom Kocik is a priest in the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. He is the author of "The Reform of the Reform" (Ignatius Press 2003), and "Apostolic Succession" Alba House (1996).

Fra Freddy has had a long history of support for the traditional Latin Mass: he first joined Una Voce Scotland in 1996, becoming secretary in 2000. In 2002, he became Councillor and Senior Vice-President FIUV – and now in October 2005 he has been elected to the Federation’s highest office: President.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, Nov. 18th - For Una Voce America leaders (Vespers and potluck dinner open to all):
  • 3:00-5:45 pm: Meeting of leaders to discuss issues related to UVA; presentations by Board Members
  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Ponitifical Vespers: Bp. Rifan (open to all)
  • 7:15-8:30 pm: Potluck dinner (open to all)
  • 8:30-9:30 pm: UVA speaker

SATURDAY, Nov. 19th - Open to all:

  • 9:00-10:00 am: Low Mass according to the Rite of Braga
  • 10:00-11:00 am: Coffee/Registration
  • 11:00 am-noon: Lecture by Fr. Wilson
  • Noon-1:00 pm: Lecture by Fra. Freddy Crichton-Stuart
  • 1:00-2:30 pm: Lunch
  • 2:30-3:30 pm: Lecture by Fr. Kocik
  • 3:30-4:00 pm: Q & A
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Free Time
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Holy Hour and Confessions
  • 6:00-7:30 pm: Cocktail hour and dinner
  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Key-note speaker Bp. Rifan
  • 8:30-9:00 pm: Final comments by UVA Board member

SUNDAY, Nov. 20th - Open to all

  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Ponitifcal High Mass - Bp. Rifan
  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00 pm: Msgr. Michael Schmitz