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Una Voce Illini is an official chapter of Una Voce America in Champaign-Urbana. We are a group of faithful Roman Catholics who share the goal of promoting and facilitating the celebration of the extraordinary form of the Mass (also known as the Traditional Latin Mass or the Tridentine Latin Mass). We also support and promote related traditional practices, such as Gregorian chant.

Current News and Events

Nov 3 - All Souls' Day Requiem High Mass at Newman at 7:00 PM

Pray for the faithful departed and worship God this All Souls' Day at St. John's Requiem High Mass. A large choir of students from the University of Illinois will sing the famous Renaissance composer Victora's beautiful polyphonic Mass setting Requiem a 4 Voces and ancient Gregorian chant. Worship aids will be provided in English, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. To follow on Facebook go here.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Catholic Newman Center on Monday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM. The address for St. John's Chapel is:

St. John's Catholic Newman Center
604 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL
(217) 344-1266

Old News and Events

Sept 14 - Sunday High Mass and Social at 12:00 PM

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Sung Mass on Sunday, September 14 at noon on the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This feast day marks the 7th year anniversary of Pope Benedict's Summorum Pontificum. This important document freely opened the riches of the Tridentine Latin Mass to all Catholics who desire it. After Mass we will have a social to celebrate the anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Light refreshments will be served.

The girls choir Schola Rosa Mystica Angelorum from the University of Illinois will sing Gregorian chant for the Mass. The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL. The address for the church is:

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

May 11 - Sunday Low Mass, Third Sunday after Easter, at 12:00 PM

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Low Mass with hymns in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the Third Sunday after Easter. The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at noon on May 11th.

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

This event can be found on Facebook here.

May 5 - Tridentine Latin High Mass at Newman at 7:00 PM

Experience the beauty and spiritual treasures of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Come to know the Mass that the saints prayed for hundreds of years. Celebrate the feast of Pope St. Pius V using the missal he issued and that our newest saint, Pope St. John XXIII, reissued. Father Scott Archer will celebrate the Mass and the students of the University of Illinois, under the direction of Heath Morber, will sing a modern polyphonic setting Missa Spe Salvi by Peter Kwasniewski.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Catholic Newman Center on Monday, May 5th at 7:00 PM. The address for St. John's Chapel is:

St. John's Catholic Newman Center
604 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL
(217) 344-1266

This event can be found on Facebook here.

April 20 - Easter Sunday High Mass at 12:00 PM

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) with incense and torchbearers. A semi-professional male and female choir will sing the great Renaissance composer William Byrd's Mass for Three Voices. Worship aids will be provided in English and Spanish. The event can be found on Faceboook here.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at noon on April 20th. St. Mary's is about 37 miles from St. John's Newman Center in Champaign, IL. The address for the church is:

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

Mar 9 - Sunday High Mass, First Sunday of Lent, at 12:00 PM

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The all girls choir Schola Rosa Mystica Angelorum from the University of Illinois will be singing for the Mass. The event can be found on Faceboook here.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at noon on March 9th. St. Mary's is about 37 miles from St. John's Newman Center in Champaign, IL. The address for the church is:

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

Feb 19 - History of the Liturgy at 7:00 PM

Canon John Flattery will be giving a talk on the history of the liturgy. The talk will trace the historical development of the Mass in both the East and West, starting from the Jewish liturgy and establishing the continuity of thinking between the Jewish and Christian concept of worship. Canon Flattery is a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria living in Danville who has a keen interest in history. The event can be found on Faceboook here.

The talk will start at 7:00 PM at St. John's Catholic Newman Center in the Monsignor Swetland room. The address for St. John's Catholic Newman Center is:

St. John's Catholic Newman Center
604 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL
(217) 344-1266

After 5 PM free parking at St. John's is available at lots E-3 and C-9. Lot E-3 is on the corner of 6th and Armory Ave. and the entrance can be found on 6th street. Lot C-9 is on the corner of 6th and Chalmers street. Entrances to lot C-9 can be found on 5th street and Chalmers street. A printable map of the campus parking lots can be found here.

Feb 9 - Sunday High Mass, 5th Sunday after Epiphany, at 12:00 PM

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The all girls choir Schola Rosa Mystica Angelorum from the University of Illinois will be singing for the Mass. The event can be found on Faceboook here.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at noon on Feb 9th. St. Mary's is about 37 miles from St. John's Newman Center in Champaign, IL. The address for the church is:

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

Jan 12 - Sunday Low Mass on the feast of the Holy Family at 12:00 PM

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Low Mass with hymns in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the feast day of the Holy Family. The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at noon on Jan 12th. St. Mary's is about 37 miles from St. John's Newman Center in Champaign, IL. The address for the church is: The event can be found on Faceboook here.

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

Dec 8 - Sunday High Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception at 12:00 PM

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the feast day of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The all girls choir Schola Rosa Mystica Angelorum from the University of Illinois will be singing for the Mass. The event can be found on Faceboook here.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at noon on Dec 8th. St. Mary's is about 37 miles from St. John's Newman Center in Champaign, IL. The address for the church is:

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

Nov 7 - Requiem High Mass and Social at Newman at 7:00 PM

Experience the solemn beauty of a Traditional Requiem Mass fully chanted! The Mass will feature the famous Spanish Renaissance composer Victora's polyphonic Mass setting Requiem a 4 Voces and ancient Gregorian chant. Worship aids will be provided in English, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese. The Mass will be followed by a social in the social hall. Root beer floats, doughnuts, and cookies will be served. The event can be found on Faceboook here.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. John's Catholic Newman Center on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 PM. The address for St. John's Chapel is:

St. John's Catholic Newman Center
604 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL
(217) 344-1266

Oct 27 - Sunday High Mass for the feast of Christ the King at 11:00 AM

Father Archer will be celebrating a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the feast day of Christ the King. The Mass will feature beautiful Gregorian chant sung by the newly formed all girls' choir Schola Rosa Mystica Angelorum and the male choir Sts. Gregory and Romanos Guild. The event can be found on Facebook here.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew Parish in Fairbury, IL on Sunday, October 27th at 11:00 AM. St. Andrew Parish is about 63 miles from St. John's Newman Center. The address for the parish is:

St. Andrew Parish
110 E. Ash St.
Fairbury, IL 61739-1140

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

Sep 29 - Sunday High Mass for the feast of St. Michael the Archangel at 10:00 AM

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the feast of St. Michael. The Mass will feature Gregorian chant and organ performed by an all girls' schola. The schola is a newly formed group of students from the University of Illinois.

The Mass will be celebrated at the Ave Maria Retreat Center in Danville, IL at 10:00 AM on September 29th. The address for the retreat center is:

Ave Maria Retreat Center
27199 State Route One
Danville, IL 61834

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

Aug 25 - Quad Day

Pictures of Una Voce Illini out recruiting new members on Quad Day! We had a great day!

Photo Album of the Mass

Aug 15 - High Mass for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Photo Album of the Mass

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. The Mass will feature beautiful Gregorian chant sung by the The Sts. Gregory and Romanos Guild. We are hoping for a large turnout so please invite your friends to experience the solemn beauty of a High Mass with Gregorian chant!

The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at 6:00 PM on Aug 15th. St. Mary's is about 37 miles from St. John's Newman Center in Champaign, IL. The address for the church is:

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

This event can be found on Facebook here.

July 22 - Low Mass in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene

Canon Flattery will be celebrating a Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene. This Mass will be a Low Mass with organ music and Latin hymns. The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at 5:30 PM on July 22nd. St. Mary's is about 37 miles from St. John's Newman Center in Champaign, IL. The address for the church is:

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student at the U of I and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides, please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

This event can be found on Facebook here.

June 27 - Low Mass in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Canon Flattery will be offering his first public Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite since 1965! This Mass will be a Low Mass with organ music and Latin hymns. The Mass will be celebrated in honor of our patroness, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

The Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's in Westville, IL at 5:30 PM on June 27th. St. Mary's is about 37 miles from St. John's Newman Center in Champaign, IL. The address for the church is:

St. Mary's Church
231 N State St.
Westville, IL

If you are a student and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com

This event can be found on Facebook here.

May 30 - Meeting and Holy Hour at St. Elizabeth

Holy Hour for Corpus Christi on Thursday, May 30th at 6:30 PM at St. Elizabeth in Thomasboro, IL. Followed by a reflection by Father Bird, and a talk by Una Voce Illini on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, in the social hall at 7:30 PM. Donuts and light refreshments will be provided by Una Voce Illini.

I am sad to say this will be our last event with Father Bird. Father Bird is being reassigned to the Quad Cities. We thank him for all that he has done for us, for his prayers, and the beautiful mass he offered on Ascension Thursday. Pray that God will bless Father Bird's ministry and send us many more Masses in the Extraordinary Form!

St. Elizabeth is approximately 11 miles from St. John's Catholic Newman Center. If you are a student and need a ride to attend the event or are able to offer rides please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com.

St Elizabeth Parish
100 S Church St
Thomasboro, IL 61878
217-643-3395

This event can be found on Facebook here.

May 20 - Application for Chapter Membership Accepted!

As of today Una Voce Illini is now an officially recognized chapter of Una Voce America!

May 9 - Traditional Latin Mass at St. Elizabeth

The Elevation

Father Bird will be celebrating his first Missa Cantata (sung high mass) at 7:00 PM at St. Elizabeth's in Thomasboro, IL on Ascension Thursday. The Mass will feature a full choir, torchbearers, and incense!

The choir will perform William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices as well as plainchant and Byrd's polyphonic settings of the Propers. The organist will also play early English organ works by Byrd, John Redford, and Thomas Preston. The choir will consist of five professional singers: Yaritza Zayas and Jihyun Kim, soprano, Chris Holman, countertenor, Stephen Boyer, tenor, and John Wagstaff, baritone.

Una Voce Illini will make a brief announcement prior to Mass about the aims of Una Voce. After Mass we will be signing up members. This is a very important event for Una Voce Illini and for building a Latin Mass Community in the Champaign area so please invite all your friends! You can invite your Facebook friends to this event by visiting here.

St. Elizabeth is approximately 11 miles from St. John's Catholic Newman Center. If you are a student and need a ride to attend the Mass or are able to offer rides please email UnaVoceIllini@gmail.com.

St Elizabeth Parish
100 S Church St
Thomasboro, IL 61878
217-643-3395

April 8 - Traditional Latin Mass at St. John's Chapel

Father Archer will be celebrating a Missa Cantata (sung high mass) at 6:00 PM at St. John's Chapel followed by a talk and Q&A in the Msgr. Swetland room at 7:00 PM. The mass will feature a full choir, torchbearers, and incense! The address for St. John's Chapel is:

St. John's Catholic Newman Center
604 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL
(217) 344-1266