Rorate Caeli

The unstoppable Summorum Pontificum - EVENTS:
1. June 29: 1st TLM in decades in a Connecticut church
2. July 7: Pontifical High Mass in New Mexico
3. Traditional Confirmations in Diocese of Arlington in October: contact your pastor

The Unstoppable Summorum Pontificum

1. June 29: Trumbull, Connecticut

Fr. Brian Gannon, pastor of St. Theresa Church of Trumbull, CT, will be celebrating a Solemn Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Sunday June 29th, at 2:30pm. This will be Fr. Gannon's first public celebration of the extraordinary form and the first time in over 40 years that such a Mass will have been said at St. Theresa Church. Deacon for the Mass will be Fr. Shawn Cutler, parochial vicar of St. Theresa Church. A reception, hosted by the parish's young adults group, will follow in the school gym. Directions and maps here.

Congratulations to Fr. Gannon and our best wishes!


2. July 7: Pontifical High Mass celebrated by the Archbishop of Santa Fe in Rio Rancho, NM, on the anniversary of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.

Join us on Monday, July 7th for a PONTIFICAL HIGH MASS with the Archbishop of Santa Fe, His Excellency Michael J. Sheehan, in thanksgiving for the promulgation by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of the motu proprio "SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM." July 7, 2014 is the seventh anniversary of the release of this motu proprio on July 7, 2007.

You are cordially invited to St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Rio Rancho, NM for this historic and monumental opportunity to enter into the Sacrifice of the Mystical Body and give glory to the Most Blessed Trinity. Several priests and brothers from the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago will assist with the Pontifical High Mass. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. Address and map here.

Congratulations to Archbishop Sheehan for this special celebration of Summorum Pontificum!


3. October 21: Confirmations by the Bishop of Arlington, Virginia.

Now, this one is some months ahead -- but, if you live in the Diocese, contact your pastor so that the forms may be sent to the Diocesan Chancery no later than September 30, 2014. The confirmations will be celebrated on October 21, 2014, by the Diocesan Ordinary himself, His Excellency Bp. Paul Loverde, in the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More.

Congratulations to Bishop Loverde for his pastoral solicitude!


And don't forget to pray: Several more ordinations are coming up in the upcoming days, including this historic event in that emblematic French Cathedral, Notre-Dame de Chartres (see our previous post):