Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Traditional Latin Mass

Beginning on Friday 16th January and every Friday thereafter at 7:30pm I will be offering Mass according to the Missal of Blessed John XXIII (commonly called the Tridentine (Latin) Mass.
Since the Holy Father issued the Motu Propio Summorum Pontificum which lifted the restrictions on celebrating Mass according to the rites prior to the Second Vatican Council many people have come to learn of the riches of this rite of Mass. Now I realise it will not appeal to everyone and there is no complusion for you to attend, but as Parish Priest I feel it is important that those people who wish to attend Holy Mass according to the Tridentine Rite should have the opportunity to do so.
For those who have never experienced the Tridentine liturgy I would encourage you come along and see what it is all about. The Mass on 16th Janaury will be a Missa Cantata (sung Mass). Members of the Holy Name Choir will be here to sing. Other Masses on the following Fridays may be sung depending on the availablity of the choir. If there is no choir then the Mass will be a Low (said) Mass. But I hope to have a Sung Mass at least on the First Friday of each month.
I am grateful to Father Tim Finigan at http://the-hermeneutic-of-continuity.blogspot.com/ for advertising this new venture on his excellent blog.

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