Pontifical Mass Vestments

$10,000 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 103 people in 31 months
John Zuhlsdorf
on behalf of James Howard

While this campaign is complete, the campaign is never complete!  Our new campaign begins...



The fabric was delivered to Gammarelli in Rome.  They will store the blue until needed.  The white we will get underway soon.  So keep those donations coming!

It would be great if we could exceed the goal all the way to $10K.  That's give us a buffer so we can have some extras made.


Worthy celebration of Holy Mass deserves the best we can provide.  

That means: beautiful vestments!

The Tridentine Mass Society of Madison [501(c)(3)] is dedicated to broaden the use of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in accord with the liturgical vision of Benedict XVI as expressed in Summorum Pontificum, and in unity with Madison's Bishop Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary).

Please help us with this work.   Make a tax deductible donation.

Donate NOW while the Dollar is strong against the Euro!  

Donate NOW before the tax year ends.

We need a Pontifical set in WHITE that can be used by the bishop for solemn occasions and feasts.  We have a set in gold silk, but it is a bit delicate.  Given that we have Pontifical Masses often, we must obtain a set in white to take pressure off the gold set.

The set will be made by the famous Gammarelli in Rome.

A full Pontifical Set typically includes:

- Chasuble with stole, maniple, burse, veil
- Three dalmatics with 1 deacon's stole and maniples. 
- Two tunics with a maniple.
- Humeral veil
- Cope and stole
- Antependium
- Gremial
- Pontifical dalmatic and tunic
- Pontifical gloves
- Buskins
- Fabric and trim for tabernacle veil.

These vestments can also be used for Solemn Masses with priest, deacon and subdeacon.

The set will  in the Roman style, of white jacquard damask. In the photo at the top of the this campaign, is a shot of the fabric we are considering along with a sample of trim that works well.   We will buy our own fabric to help keep the cost down.  

Also, it is possible that the Diocese will have matching chasubles and/or dalmatics made with the diocesan coat-of-arms, which could be used for ordinations.

Any remaining funds from this project will go toward a new set in Rose (wouldn't that be something?) and in Black (the one we have is... meh!).

The RED set in action.

YOU, dear reader, helped to make that set with your donations in a past funraising campaign.

We will also be able to make vestments available to other local parishes where the Extraordinary Form is offered.  We invested in a military-spec hard, water-proof case in which to transport our beautiful vestments.  Here it is packed up for Mass and Confirmations.

During the summer we were able to lend our gold set for the dedication of a new parish church in the diocese.

Bishop Morlino in our gold set.

Please get involved and give us a hand?  

Many people working together can accomplish much in a short time. 

We need your help now.

Blessings and best,

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (fatherzonline.com )
President - Tridentine Mass Society of Madison

The Tridentine Mass Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Also, checks can be sent to:

Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison
733 Struck St.
PO BOX 44603
Madison, WI 53744-4603


I have been talking to people and we have decided also to have a set made in BLUE.  Yes... BLUE.

And... we'll use it.

Therefore I have increased the target.
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I have sent the request for an estimate to Gammarelli for the work to be done. I hope we can also have the coat of arms of the diocese and of the bishop on the vestments. We are getting close!
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We have the fabric. We have a plan to transport it to Rome. We need your donations to bring our work to completion.
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I have ordered the fabric and found someone to carry it to Rome!

Please step up. We have quite a long way to go yet.
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I've calculated the amount of fabric to buy in white and in blue. We need your help!
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Raised by 103 people in 31 months
Created December 4, 2016
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