The (traditional) Councils of the Knights of Columbus – the Regina Coeli Council that meets at Holy Innocents & the Agnus Dei Council – received a generous permission from Cardinal Dolan to have a pilgrimage and a (traditional) Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral before the end of the Year of Mercy.
This will be the first time since Summorum Pontificum that a traditional Mass will be publicly celebrated at the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York!
On May 12, 1996, Alfons Cardinal Stickler celebrated a magnificent Solemn Pontifical Mass in St. Patrick's, the first TLM to be said there since the liturgical reforms. That Mass attracted between 4,000 and 5,000 faithful. In 1997 a Solemn Mass was celebrated by Fr. John Perricone, and unfortunately that proved to be the last for nearly two decades.