The Society for the Preservation of Roman Catholic Heritage is a spiritually-motivated group of clergy, religious, laity, artisans, and concerned individuals working to preserve the spiritual purpose and enduring beauty of Catholic liturgical art items and other artifices from the Roman Catholic liturgical and cultural heritage of our Nation.
Mission and Purpose
To promote the Roman Catholic Heritage and Traditions through its art and artifacts. To build a bridge between the Catholic traditions of the past and promote continuing them into the church of tomorrow.
- Many of our sacred treasures and traditions, including magnificent art and artifacts, were destroyed after Vatican II
- There is a resurgence of people seeking the beauty of traditional ceremonies and sacred treasures
- Pope Benedict XVI issued the Moto Proprio on 7/7/07 promoting the Tridentine Latin Mass
- Necessary to celebrate this rite are printed altar materials, including altar cards
- Many parishes do not have this
- Many laity under 50 years of age have never learned of the splendor or origins of the traditions within our Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
SPORCH Helps by Offering
- Altar Card, Pre / Post and Vesting prayers production and distribution (visit this page)
- Latin mass audio CD and practice missal (more information)
- M.O.S.T. educational program (more information)
- Ecclesiastic art, the preservation of both original and newly commissioned, some available for purchase here
Formed as a support organization in 1994, we were a “basement operation” (literally), that moved through 3 temporary locations and is now located in our present facility in 2011. We sought and achieved 501(c)3 status in 1998. Over the years, our Board of Directors/Advisory Board has included notables such as an Abbot, ecclesiastical artisan, vestment designer, clergy, CPA, and many community volunteers.
- Established a museum that houses artwork and rescued ecclesiastic items until they can be placed back into proper usage with needy parishes and clergy
- Partnered with University of Dayton Marian Library on the Litany of Loretto exhibit
- Featured in Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic Telegraph
- Dayton Daily News full page article on unveiling of Pope Benedict artwork
- Invited to EWTN radio
- Chicago Tribune article acknowledgement of expertise about C. Bosseron Chambers
- Placed countless numbers of religious images back into Catholic homes & institutions
- Altar Card, Pre / Post and Vesting prayers production and distribution
- Latin mass audio CD and practice missal
- M.O.S.T. educational program
- Museum exhibits
- Both Pope Benedict and many other Religious Art images production and distribution
- Clergy assistance
- Graphic art education programs
Art From the Altar Exhibit
This exhibit is a collection of newly illuminated, re-mastered and original antique Tridentine Latin Mass altar cards, including the sub-rites such as the Dominican, Carmelite, and Ambrosian. These cards are used to aid the clergy in the celebration of the Mass.
Our purpose is to educate, appreciate the art, explore the history and provide a basis for continued use into the future. Not only do they have a religious basis, but the general public can appreciate the fine craftsmanship of the sacred works. The history of many regions can be explored through the art in the sub rites.
- Partnering with St. Benet Guild SPORCH produced a correct pronunciation Audio Recording of the Mass in Latin
- SPORCH produced a Latin mass practice missal with rubrics in English
- SPORCH has CDs available so priests can practice and learn the Latin Mass
- Education Program for Grade School age children
- Teaches the historical background of the Mass with attention to vestments and altar items
- Explains symbolism of the Holy Mass from the Jewish Tabernacle through the New Testament
- Please inquire if you are interested in more information about this! EMAIL