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You Report: Traditional Masses around the World - V

Our reader Barbara Bershak reports from Merchantville, New Jersey:

These pictures were taken at St. Peter Church in Merchantville, New Jersey at a Requiem Missa Cantata offered by Father Anthony J. Manuppella, Pastor. The Church was filled with about 1,000 people in attendance.

Starting on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2nd, and every Sunday thereafter, Missa Cantata in the extraordinary form will be offered at 12 noon. The Traditional Mass will be offered on Christmas at 12 noon as well.

These Masses were preceded by a 12 week course Father Manuppella offered entitled "UNDERSTANDING THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS."

The course has been very well attended by about 300 people of all ages. The course each week lasted one hour and has been professionally audiotaped.

Thank you. Please, keep sending us reports from anywhere in the world.


  1. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Is there any TLM in Guadalajara, Mexico?


  2. Anonymous11:25 AM

    There is to be an extraordinary form Mass in Oxford, UK organised by the Oxford University Newman Society, the University's oldest Catholic institution founded in 1878. This will be a Missa Solemnis, and will be held on Monday for the soul of one of our founder-members, and former Papal Chamberlain, Hartwell de la Gard Grissel.

    I shall send some photos.

  3. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Bravo Fr. Manuppella and St. Peter's church. For anyone in the South NJ area this is a parish worth checking out for its rich spiritual life, beautiful ceremonies, loyalty to Church teaching, and unabashedly CATHOLIC spirit. St. Peter's is hopping parish where 'everything' is 'something'.

  4. Fr Manuppella is an awesome Priest. I know he has been waiting for the Motu Proprio for years. The Diocese of Camden is going to start growing rapidly.

  5. Anonymous10:34 PM

    God bless Fr. Manupella.

    My wife heard him preach at Mater Ecclesiae's 2005 Assumption Mass and wanted to move to Merchantville straight away.

  6. Anonymous10:41 PM

    I suggest you contact about future Masses in Guadalajara.
    The website of the IBP has reports from their visit to Guadalajara here.

    - B.

  7. Anonymous9:27 PM

    Central Oregon:
    We at Una Voce Central Oregon are continually working to have the TLM celebrated here...there has been little direct opposition. There has been, however, the indirect form. If those who are against the implementation had a "how to rid the world of the TLM" handbook, the most effective method would indeed be an indirect form of opposition.

    In the coming months, however, we expect to have the traditional Latin Mass said, regardless, and I suspect Bishop Vasa will not be opposed to it. We do have, after all, one priest willing and able, and another willing. Keep Central Oregon in your prayers, especially the good bishop and those priests who are willing to buck the modernist trends in support of and obedience to the Holy Church.


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