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A report from Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia:

Over here in Australia, in a small country city called Wangaratta, I started a group with a few other people in Sep. 06 and we called ourselves the Wangaratta Latin Mass Society.

After writing to our bishop requesting a mass on a permanent basis the Bishop only allowed us Mass once a month but to only to be offered on a weekday. Of course we were quite upset with the regulations set out by our Bishop, so imagine the joy we felt when His Holiness Pope Benedict released the long awaited Motu Propio.

Not long after the Motu Propio I wrote to our Bishop again requesting a personal Parish (Article 5 SP). Whilst not allowing this to take place he gave us permission to use a beautiful chapel here in Wangaratta and also seek a Priest to service us on a full time basis from one of the Fraternities that offer the Extraordinary Form exclusively.

On October 13 we had a Procession through Wangaratta in honor of the 90th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima and also we had our first Mass at our Chapel (Delaney Chapel) celebrated by a Diocesan Priest, Fr. Leo Hynes. This Mass and Procession was very well attended with over 50 people, young and old with also about 30 apologies from those who couldn’t make it. They all look forward to assisting at the Traditional Mass in the future. I know the Wangaratta Latin Mass Society will grow, the amount of young people we are attracting is very positive for the future of this Society.

We like to thank Our Bishop, Joseph Grech and also His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for making this so available to us.

Keep them coming, dear readers!

6 comments:

Eric G. said...

INVALID MASS! The chasuble's not being lifted! That displeases Our Lord!

;-)

Anonymous said...

This warms my heart on many levels. The faithful finally got what they longed for, the bishop is obedient to the Holy Father.

Glory be to God.

luke hayes said...

Swisho Marty, world famous now. I'll be coming up for Mass soon then

Anonymous said...

Hi!Can I have the email of RORATE CAELI to send a report about our Mass?

Thank you


Julie Maria

Anonymous said...

"Whilst not allowing this to take place he gave us permission to use a beautiful chapel here in Wangaratta and also seek a Priest to service us on a full time basis from one of the Fraternities that offer the Extraordinary Form exclusively."

While being pleased with the wider access to the traditional Mass, I think something very serious is being overlooked. There is a silent conspiracy within the American episcopate to prevent any priest who does not belong to one of the traditional priestly societies to offer exclusively the traditional Mass . The priests who refuse to offer the new Mass continue to be marginalized (often without faculties from their bishops), while the traditional laity remain silent about their plight.

I'm sickened that priests who use altar girls, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist and distribute Communion in the hand at one Mass and then offer the traditional Latin Mass are applauded -- while the priests who refuse to cooperate with the post-conciliar revolution are forgotten.

New Catholic said...

Dear Julie,

Send it to newcatholic@gmail.com .

Thank you!