Mons. Sérgio Costa Couto, chaplain of the church of the Imperial Brotherhood of Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro in Rio de Janeiro (who, with the blessing of our new Archbishop, Dom Orani João Tempesta, celebrated the TLM for a group of faithful who requested it last July 11th) will celebrate another TLM on August 8th next.
I mention the blessing of the Archbishop because, although it is nolonger necessary according to law under Summorum Pontificum, it was widely known that our past Ordinary, Cardinal Eusébio Scheid, SCI, was opposed to the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in his Archdiocese, and his opposition was such that many priests, out of fear of incurring the consequences of the Cardinal's wrath, refused requests to celebrate the TLM. So, when our new Archbishop was installed last April, we made new attempts towards obtaining the celebration of the TLM (that was restricted to one or two very distant places), and the Archbishop indicated to Mons. Costa Couto that thefaithful attached to the EF "are welcome". So, it was with the Archbishop's explicit knowledge and approbation that Mons. Costa Couto took the step of offering the TLM last July 11th.
Father Costa Couto intends to provide regular celebrations of the TLM,in spite of his many duties (the church of the Outeiro is the site of many weddings and baptisms, and he already has a special dispensation to celebrate more Masses on Sunday than normally allowed; and he is also Vicar General of the Ordinariate for the Faithful of Oriental Rite in Brazil without their own Ordinary). The dozens of us who attended the Mass on July 11th last signed a petition to Archbishop Tempesta, so as to indicate that we are a stable group, and we requested that some structure be set up for us so that we may have a wider avalibility of the TLM (we are aiming for weekly celebrations).
I'm writing to ask you to include in your blog, if possible, an announcement about the upcoming celebration of the TLM scheduled totake place on August 8th, at 12:30 PM, so as to spread the word about the event to as many people as possible.