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More Traditional Latin Masses in Chile

There seem to be two new regular Sunday celebrations of the TLM in Chile.
1. The TLM in the San Juan de Dios parish in Santiago de Chile, which used to be offered only on First Saturdays (and is still listed as such in WikiMissa), is now offered every Sunday at 8:00 P.M. It is regularly offered by Fr. Milan Tisma Diaz



2. According to the blog of the parish of Santa Barbara de la Reina de Casablanca, a twice-monthly Traditional Latin Mass (every second and third Sunday of the month at 5:00 P.M) has been established in the main church of that parish. The first Mass was offered last July 19 by Msgr. Jaime Astorga Paulsen, who will also be the regular celebrant of this Mass.
According to Una Voce Malaga it was the first celebration of the TLM in the Chilean city of Casablanca in 40 years.
I would like to take this opportunity to repeat the call of my fellow Rorate Caeli contributor, Mornac, for our readers to take the initiative in updating the Mass listings on WikiMissa.
(Thanks to Una Voce Malaga for all the info)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is bittersweet to watch the spread of the Extraordinary Form around the world when in my own diocese of Miami the "pickins are slim" We have one EF Mass that will shortly end at St. Robert Bellarmine when the parish is merged. The other is over 50 miles away. One spot of light at the end of the tunnel is that the Director of Worship for the Diocese, Msgr Hogan, has posted a discussion regarding the EF on the official Blog for the Archdiocese of Miami http://www.miamiarchdiocese.org/ip.asp?op=L2900_LetsTalk090720 This has been picked up by Father John Zuhlsdorf's blog http://wdtprs.com/blog/2009/07/archd-of-miami-director-of-worship-on-summorum-pontificum/
I would ask that readers of this blog post a positive word at the official Archdiocesan Blog in order to show support for the EF. It might encourage Msgr Hogan and help in the spread of the EF to South Florida. Thanks

Carlos Antonio Palad said...

"It is bittersweet to watch the spread of the Extraordinary Form around the world when in my own diocese of Miami the "pickins are slim" We have one EF Mass that will shortly end at St. Robert Bellarmine when the parish is merged. The other is over 50 miles away."

I do not mean to disparage your pain and I pray that there will be more TLM's in your area, but if there is a TLM 50 miles from your residence (not counting the one in St. Robert Bellarmine), you are luckier than the vast majority of Catholics all over the world.

Anonymous said...

"you are luckier than the vast majority of Catholics all over the world."

The point of my post wasn't to complain but to report that while we will lose St. Robert Bellarmine, the Director of Worship seems to sees the importance of the EF since he is discussing it.

But, you are right, please remove my post.

Cor ad Cor said...

Done it! - the Chilean Wikkimissa entry has already been fixed, including other modifications as well.

Anonymous said...

What about Argentina? We have an every-Sunday Mass now at a seminary in the Diocese of San Carlos de Bariloche. That and the one at Córdoba are the only approved Masses every Sunday. Surely, there must be something at Buenos Aires by now.

P.K.T.P.

hydre said...

What happened to the EF Mass in Alabang? Is it true that after the 1 year anniversary on the 27th of June of celebrating at the parish, Fr. Grato has suspended immediately his celebrating in the old rite?

What has brought about this?

Carlos Antonio Palad said...

"Surely, there must be something at Buenos Aires by now"

Haven't come across any references to an "approved" TLM in Buenos Aires.

By the way, I've just found out that a Brazilian monastic congregation dedicated to sacred art, music and beauty (the Ordem de Santa Cecilia) and that uses both the Novus Ordo and the TLM hasconverted to the Traditional Anglican Communion, just last month, I think. I am gathering more information as of the moment.

Carlos Antonio Palad said...

"What happened to the EF Mass in Alabang? Is it true that after the 1 year anniversary on the 27th of June of celebrating at the parish, Fr. Grato has suspended immediately his celebrating in the old rite?

What has brought about this?"

Sad but true. For various reasons I did not report on this directly on Rorate Caeli. The situation was "red hot", to put it midly.

However, I was alluding to the suppression of this Mass (along with the TLM's in Makati -- suppressed in August 2008 -- and the TLM in Valenzeuela City, suppressed the day after the death of Msgr. Moises Andrade, which I reported on this blog), in the following passage:

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2009/07/usus-antiquior-news-from-philippines.html

"In comparison, last July 2008 there were four every-Sunday TLM's in Metro Manila, all located in easily-accessible parish churches. Today there are but two -- one in a parish, and another in this crypt chapel. All other every-Sunday TLM's once offered in parish churches in Metro Manila -- including the two Masses that had the largest congregations -- have ceased to be offered, due either to official hostility or to the lack of clergy who could offer the Mass of Ages. This is the worst time for the TLM in Metro Manila since the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum."

As for the reasons why, it would be very imprudent of me, at this point in time, to specify the reasons.

Anonymous said...

Why is the Mass att 8 p.m. is the local bishop hoping that the late time will put people off?

Pedro said...

In Santiago many parishes have two or three morning Masses and one late Mass (between 19.00-20.00). In this parish probably they changed the preexistent 20.00 Mass to an Extraordinary Form one.