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Pictures are of the Solemn Mass for Candlemas 2010

From Vox Cantoris comes the following article, sent especially for Rorate:

On Candlemas, some history was made in Toronto . For the first time in more than a generation a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form was celebrated on Candlemas. More than that, two transitional Deacons from the Archdiocese of Toronto filled the role of Deacon and Subdeacon. Not impressed yet? The role Crucifer, Thurifer and Acolytes were taken up by four Seminarians from St. Augustine ’s Seminary in Toronto .

The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite had been celebrated in Toronto for a number of years under the former indult at two parishes, St. Theresa Shrine (Little Flower) in Scarborough and at St. Vincent de Paul and St. Patrick’s Church in Schomberg, an hour north of Toronto .

Following the implementation of Summorum Pontificum the Oratorian Fathers already celebrating a Missa Cantata at their St. Vincent de Paul parish added it Monday to Saturday at Holy Family Parish which is the next to the Toronto Oratory. A year later, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter began its Apostolate at St. Theresa Shrine giving a well-deserved lighter load to the faithful retired priest (Fr. Liam Gavigan -- CAP) who laboured there for years and now concentrates on his service to the people at St. Patrick’s in Schomberg and a Carmelite Convent at Zephyr, Ontario.

In Toronto , the FSSP awaits a “personal parish.” The Archbishop of Toronto, His Excellency Thomas Collins has indicated that sufficient growth of the existing St. Theresa community will be necessary to ensure financial stability of a parish. The good news here is that in the last year, the attendance at Sunday Mass is up approximately 66% from around 40 to hovering around 100 and growing. The Mass is celebrated there on Sundays as a Missa Cantata and on feast days at St. Theresa Shrine or where the Chaplain, Father Howard Venette resides at St. Brigid’s Church where Mass is celebrated daily.

The FSSP has been active in Ontario for a few years now. With an Oratory in St. Catherine’s, Ontario , only a short-drive from Niagara Falls , they also serve Kitchener and London , Ontario for Sundays. Unfortunately, in Hamilton the Mass is only celebrated alternate Sundays.

In Ottawa, the Mass has been said continually since the 1970 reforms thanks to the pleading by the Ambassador of France to the then Archbishop. While at that time it was banished to a former Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in a remote suburb, it is now a Personal Parish with three Fraternity of St. Peter priests at St. Clement Parish.

Other good news for the traditional liturgy is happening in Windsor, Ontario at Our Lady of the Assumption every Sunday afternoon; alternate Sundays as a parish priest from Brockville journeys to Kingston, Ontario to celebrate at St. Mary’s Cathedral, and two priests in parishes in Kinkora, Ontario at St. Patrick’s and at St. Joseph’s in Fergus, Ontario celebrate the Extraordinary Form as part of normal parish life on special feast days.

Consistently at these Masses, the majority were not born before the liturgical reforms of 1970. Support for the traditional liturgy is growing and your help is needed to see this growth continue to ensure that personal parishes are erected and parish priests continue to learn and celebrate this most sublime liturgy to the Greater Glory of God. Here is a list of where you can find the Traditional Latin Mass in Ontario .

Toronto FSSP
Sunday 1:00 PM at St. Theresa Shrine
Daily at St. Brigid’s (varied times)

The Toronto Oratory
Monday to Friday at 11:30 AM
Saturday at 8:30 AM
Oratory Church of the Holy Family
Sunday at 11:30 AM
Oratory Church of St. Vincent de Paul

FSSP St. Catherine’s
Sunday at 8:30, 9:30 & 11:30 AM

FSSP Kitchener
1st Sunday at 2:30 PM; 2nd to 4th Sundays at 1:00 PM

FSSP London
Sunday at 8:00 AM

FSSP Ottawa
Sunday at 8:30, 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM
Twice daily

Assumption Church , Windsor
Sunday at 2:00 PM

St. Patrick’s Church, Kinkora
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St. Joseph’s Church, Fergus
Irregular Schedule

St. Elizabeth Seton, Newmarket
Friday evening/Saturday morning

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
1st & 3rd & 5th Sundays at 2:30

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston
Some Sundays at 3:00 PM


Toronto FSSP Solemn High Mass!/photo.php?pid=5164186&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=278441757034&aid=-1&id=628470539&fbid=320685730539

Toronto Oratory Missa Cantata

St. Patrick’s Kinkora Septuagesima Missa Cantata!/photo.php?pid=200599&id=100000222833606