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Una Voce - Cedar Rapids Statutes

A requirement for a local chapter of Una Voce to affiliate with Una Voce - America is that the local chapter adopt the Una Voce - America Federation Statutes: Article 1 and Article 2.

Una Voce - Cedar Rapids unreservedly adopts these statues which are listed immediately below:

Una Voce - America Federation Statutes Articles 1 and 2

Article 1
Objects of the Federation

The UNA VOCE - America Federation (UVAF) has the following objects:

  1. To offer structural unity to various associations in the United States which pursue aims identical with or similar to those of the UNA VOCE movement as defined below:
  2. To represent their common interests with the International Federation Una Voce, through the FIUV, with the central authorities of the Church
  3. To serve as a means of communication, exchange and information between the members of the Federation and to assist in their development.
  4. To provide evaluations and reports on new liturgical legislation and developments
  5. To promote the formation of associations having the same aims in any city, state or region where such associations do not yet exist.

Article 2
Aims of the UNA VOCE Movement

  1. To work as a lay movement within the Church for an organic restoration of the liturgy in conformity with its nature and with the Lain tradition
  2. To ensure that the traditional Roman Mass as codified in the Missale Romanum edited by Pope John XXIII is maintained - both in practice and in law - as one of the forms of eucharistic celebration which are recognized and honored in the universal liturgical life
  3. To obtain freedom of use for all other Roman liturgical books enshrining "previous liturgical and disciplinary forms of the Latin tradition" (cf. "Ecclesia Dei", n. 5)
  4. To safeguard and promote the use of Latin, Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony in the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church
  5. Actively to encourage the establishment of non-territorial parishes and/or chaplaincies in which only the liturgical books used in 1962 are employed
  6. To serve the Church by helping the members of the movement and through their apostolate, all the Christifideles better to understand, and more fruitfully to participate in, the Catholic liturgy as a sacred action.

The following sets of articles are particular to Una Voce - Cedar Rapids:

Una Voce - Cedar Rapids Statutes and Articles

Article 3
Organization of Una Voce - Cedar Rapids

  1. Una Voce - Cedar Rapids will be composed of the following governing personnel:  President, Treasurer, Secretary.
  2. The duration of these offices is left unspecified.
  3. The governing personal need not be distinct; for example the Treasurer may also be the Secretary.
  4. Membership in Una Voce - Cedar Rapids is open to all Catholics in good standing with the Local and Universal Church.

Article 4
Location, time and frequency of Una Voce - Cedar Rapids meetings

  1. The location, time and frequency of meetings will be announced via e-mail.

Article 5
Goals of Una Voce - Cedar Rapids

  1. Provide support for the Latin Mass currently being celebrated in Dyersville, Iowa.
  2. Provide support for the continuation of the Latin Mass currently being celebrated in Dyersville Iowa.
  3. To work to establish in Cedar Rapids Iowa a choir proficient in Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony
  4. To work to bring weekly Latin Mass to Cedar Rapids Iowa
  5. To work to bring daily Latin Mass to Cedar Rapids Iowa
  6. To work to bring in Priests from established orders in communion with the Church of Rome and our local bishop who are willing to provide all the sacraments of the Church according to the 1962 liturgical books on a permanent basis