Rorate Caeli

Developments in the Philippines

1) Holy Mass according to the Missal of 1962 is now celebrated every day (Mon-Fri at 9 A.M., Sat-Sun at 4 P.M.) at St. Maximilian M. Seminary (22 John Paul St., Multinational Village, 1700 Paranaque City, Metro Manila). The celebrant is Fr. Elijah M. Pantorilla OFMConv. The seminary, which is the "post-novitiate" house of the Conventual Franciscans in the Philippines, is within the Diocese of Paranaque. (At left: Mass in St. Maximilian M. Seminary on January 15, 2011.)

With the addition of this Mass-site, Metropolitan Manila (246.5 sq.m, 638.55 now has four locations where the TLM is publicly celebrated on a daily basis. Of these four, three are under diocesan auspices (one each in the Dioceses of Novaliches, Cubao and Paranaque) plus the SSPX priory in New Manila (in the territory of the Diocese of Cubao).

An almost-complete list of Traditional Latin Masses in the Philippines that are under diocesan auspices (not yet including the new daily TLM in Paranaque) can be found here.

2) The retired Archbishop of Palo, Leyte, His Excellency Pedro Dean, will offer Low Mass according to the 1962 Missal in Christ the King Parish, Greenmeadows, Quezon City (within the Diocese of Cubao) on February 5, 2011 at 8:30 A.M. Archbishop Dean has celebrated  several Low Masses according to the 1962 Missal in the past year (see this post for some pictures). Another retired bishop,  Bishop Raul Martirez, who resides in the aforementioned parish, has offered a few Masses as well.