Rorate Caeli

Summorum Pontificum at 5
June 2012: Some recent and upcoming liturgical events (Expanded post)

1. Three new priests and two new deacons are set to be ordained for the Institute of the Good Shepherd on June 29 in the famed St. Eloi church in Bordeaux. The ordaining prelate will be Bishop Fernando Monteiro Guimarães, Bishop of Garanhuns, Brazil. (Announcement.)


2. In England, there will be two Pontifical liturgical services in the last week of June:

a. Solemn Pontifical Mass by Bp. Fernando Areas Rifan on June 30, at 3 PM, in the Church of the Immaculate Heart in Leeds. For more on Bp. Rifan's schedule in the UK please refer to the LMS website's special post on his visit.

b. Bp. Mark Davies of the Diocese of Shrewsbury will confer Confirmations according to the traditional rite in SS. Peter and Paul and St Philomena’s Shrine Church, New Brighton, on June 29 at 7pm.


3. The famed blogger and convert Rev. John Hunwicke will, after his ordination to the Catholic priesthood on June 27, celebrate his first Mass according to the Traditional Roman Rite on June 28 in the Brompton (London) Oratory. It will be a Low Mass. (The announcement is on his blog.)


4. The Emeritus Archbishop of Guadalajara and Cardinal, Juan Sandoval Iñíguez, will offer Solemn Pontifical Mass and confer confirmations according to the traditional rite on the 27th of June at 7 P.M. in the church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Guadalajara. (Source.)


5.Fr. Patrick Kuis, who was ordained priest earlier this month for the diocese of Den Bosch (‘s Hertogenbosch) in the Netherlands, offered his first TLM - a Solemn High Mass - at St. Agnes' church (FSSP) in Amsterdam on the morning of June 24, 2012:

More pictures can be found at this blog: Onofficiële Agneskerk-dingen

Fr. Patrick Kuis was one of two priests ordained for Den Bosch, and one of 9 priests ordained so far for the Church in the Netherlands this year. (All of them were ordained on June 2). He is also the youngest among the ordinands, and the only one in his twenties (see this article for a rundown of the ages of the ordinands). 

Going by WikkiMissa the diocese of Den Bosch currently has no canonically-regular every-Sunday Traditional Latin Mass. Hopefully the new priest will help change that situation!


6. Bishop Fernando Areas Rifan ordained two new deacons, identified as Messrs. Rafael Scolaro and Pio Bruno MSC, on June 16, 2012. Pictures can be found in this blog. The ordinations were held in Bom Jesus do Itabapoana, Río de Janeiro.

(We would be grateful if our Brazilian readers could clarify if the "MSC" at the end of the Rev. Mr. Bruno's name does signify -- as it normally would in an ecclesiastical context -- that he is a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.)


7. Bishop Alain Castet of Luçon, the same bishop who had come under fire from some of his own clergy for ordaining deacons for the FSSP in Wigratzbad last month, conferred traditional-rite confirmations on six boys of the Chavagnes International College on June 22, 2012. Confirmations were followed by Mass celebrated by the bishop himself. Pictures can be found on the blog of Fr. Bede Rowe (note the crucifer in tunicle). 


8. The Archbishop of Vancouver, J. Michael Miller, conferred confirmations according to the traditional Roman rite on June 19, 2012. The ceremony was held in Vancouver's FSSP-run personal parish for the Traditional Latin Mass, Holy Family Parish. More pictures can be found in Momentum Veritatis


9. The Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina, Michael Burbidge, conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on over twenty confirmandi at Sacred Heart Cathedral on June 6, 2012. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Benediction followed the Confirmation rites. (Source and more pictures can be found in: In Caritate Non Ficta.)


10. In the Archdiocese of Manila, the Traditional Catholic movement scored a major triumph on the 10th of June. On that day, in honor of the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi, a Sung Mass was offered in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in De La Salle University in Manila. This was the first Traditional Latin Mass to be offered in that chapel -- and in the entire university -- since the liturgical reforms of Paul VI took effect in the Philippines. The Mass was offered upon the request of the aforesaid university's alumni association, and was supported by the La Salle brothers. The Mass was offered at the original high altar, which has fortunately been preserved all these years.

The chapel itself was the site of the brutal martyrdom of several La Salle brothers in 1945 by Japanese soldiers; the blood of the brothers would stain the altar rail (now preserved elsewhere) and the high altar.

NLM has some pictures. The official blog of Societas Ecclesia Dei Sancti Joseph will have a more comprehensive report soon.


11. On June 3, Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Maria Santissima in Astana, offered "Messa Prelatizia" in the Chiesa N.S. Di Loreto in Borgo Peri in the diocese of Albenga-Imperia in the north of Italy. Pictures at NLM.


12. On the day before, Bishop Joseph Perry, an Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, sang a Prelatical Missa Cantata at St. Andrew's Church in Calumet City, IL on June 2, Ember Saturday in the Octave of Pentecost. This church has a TLM every First Saturday. More at "A Catholic Life".


13. Those following the travails of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer might be interested to know that on June 3, 2012, one of them, Fr. Anthony Mary F.Ss.R, armed with faculties given by the Bishop of Aberdeen, celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. More details and pictures at the Papa Stronsay blog.


14. We had a post last month about the Traditional Catholic events that were scheduled at the sidelines of the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin this June: 50th International Eucharistic Congress, Dublin, Traditional Latin Mass program. These went on as planned. Pictures of the Solemn Pontifical Mass of Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa are available at the New Liturgical Movement:


15. We also noted, earlier this month, the Solemn Pontifical Mass at the faldstool of Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca in Trinità dei Pellegrini for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (June 3). 


16. On the afternoon of June 2, Bishop Giuseppe Zenti of Verona administered the Sacrament of Confirmation according to the traditional rite in the church of S. Fermo Minore di Brà, an urban parish "intra muros" (via Filippini 16, Verona). Afterwards he pontifically assisted at a Solemn Mass. (See this for the details and this for pictures.)

Incidentally, the Novus Ordo is celebrated ad orientem in this church. 

H/t to CATHOLICVS and Accion Liturgica for some of the leads. 


The Postmodernist said...

Good, good, good!! Continue the good work! Suppressing fire guys, suppressing fire!

Michael Bachoco said...

Gradually, and in a slow but consistent rhythm, history is spelling it out: g-o-o-d-b-y-e n-o-v-u-s o-r-d-o m-i-s-s-a-e!!!

The hour has come when we shall rise from sleep...Thou must decrease and the True Mass must increase.

May the Church regain her centuries old tradition soon for the salvation of souls!

May we have the happiness to see the day when Rome shall convert.

Happy is that day when we shall see again the Sovereign Pontiff wearing his tiara and taking up his triple cross and the fullness of tradition restored into the Church and the darkness of all heresies expelled.

Oh Lord, may Thy kingdom come!!!

Alan Aversa said...

God bless Card. Juan Sandoval Iñíguez of Guadalajara. His diocese has ~1,000 seminarians, 575 of which are at a single seminary, certainly the fruit of the Cristero martyrs! Guadaljara probably has the world's highest number of seminarians per Catholic.

Alan Aversa said...

I know this post is entitled "June 2012," but July 5, 2012, is the Institute of Christ the King's ordinations.

"Five men will be ordained to the holy priesthood by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, on July 5 ['at the International Seminary near Florence, Italy']. Five other seminarians will be ordained as deacons." (source)

P.K.T.P. said...

I would like to thank the moderators for these wonderful reports. I have discovered that the T.L.M. in Bombay is, sadly, only one one Sunday per month. However, I have reason to believe that there will be some good news to report soon in various quarters, and we did get the one in Lima, Peru, restored every Sunday.

The report from the Philippines is esp. ingteresting to me.


Simon Platt said...

This coming Friday, on the feast of Ss Peter & Paul, His Lordship Bishop Davies of Shrewsbury will confer confirmation in the extraordinary form at the shrine church of Ss Peter, Paul & Philomena, New Brighton, which he recently entrusted to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Confirmandi will come, I think, from at least three dioceses in the north west of England.

Simon Platt said...

This coming Friday, on the feast of Ss Peter & Paul, His Lordship Bishop Davies of Shrewsbury will confer confirmation in the extraordinary form at the shrine church of Ss Peter, Paul & Philomena, New Brighton, which he recently entrusted to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Confirmandi will come, I think, from at least three dioceses in the north west of England.

JMJ Ora Pro Nobis said...

Perhaps the traditional rite is slowly advancing

NIANTIC said...

All wonderful news! May God richly bless the bishops and priests involved and the laity who supports them.
Slowly but surely........Deo gratias!

New Catholic said...

Great news: thanks to all who have sent us tips, images, event notices, reports, etc.

Henry said...

First solemn high Mass by diocesan seminarian in Charlotte (NC), where the TLM is regularly celebrated in 4 parishes, thanks to Summorum Pontificum.

It seems to me that these first EF Masses across the land are of greater significance for the future than present TLM figures.

lasgrow 10 said...

Thank you SO much for the factual, pictorial, international information you have provided for your readers.

When Rorate Caeli offers these wide angle perspectives to its readers, the Holy Spirit is communicating encouragement! Through individual's steps in the right directions, Divine Providence will eventually merge together a formidable strength - A.M.D.G!

A Mom said...

Thank you for sharing this good news. It helps me to have hope that someday here in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia it will be possible for our children to receive their Sacraments according to the Traditional Rites. Maybe we'll even have our own Traditonal parish one day!

I don't think we've made much progress here in years, but I choose to believe that somehow that will change if we just keep praying and sacrificiing...

Edward said...

The fact still is that the ExtraOrdinary Form is in very few places, their seems to be no interest in it, it will only return big time if it's forced on the laity as the Novus Ordo was, there was no clamoring for the Novus ordo back whenit was first implemented either.

Tom said...

"...history is spelling it out: g-o-o-d-b-y-e n-o-v-u-s o-r-d-o m-i-s-s-a-e!!!"

That isn't close to reality, according to Pope Benedict XVI.

His Holiness declared that "use of the old Missal presupposes a certain degree of liturgical formation and some knowledge of the Latin language; neither of these is found very often.

"Already from these concrete presuppositions, it is clearly seen that the new Missal will certainly remain the ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, not only on account of the juridical norms, but also because of the actual situation of the communities of the faithful."

I wish that the opposite were true as the Latin Church will remain in a state of collapse as long as the Apostolic See refuses to restore the TLM as the ordinary Form of the Roman Mass.

But Pope Benedict XVI has made it clear that the Latin Church will not forward with the ancient Roman Mass as Her primary Mass.


Thorin said...

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a Solemn High Mass at St. Kevin's in Dublin on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, during the International Eucharistic Congress. It was magnificent, and Bishop Conley of Denver was in atteandance.

Gratias said...

Five years later Summorum Pontificum is working its beneficial effects, as intended by our Holy Father.

We must rejoice at the geographical spread of these welcome news for traditional Catholicism: France, England, Mexico, Holland, Brazil, Canada, Philippines (Manila no less), Italy, Illinois, Scotland, and Ireland.

We are slowly growing stronger.

Augustinus said...

Michael said:

"history is spelling it out: g-o-o-d-b-y-e n-o-v-u-s o-r-d-o m-i-s-s-a-e!!!"

Tom said:

"I wish that the opposite were true as the Latin Church will remain in a state of collapse as long as the Apostolic See refuses to restore the TLM as the ordinary Form of the Roman Mass."

What the events in these posts prove is that the Traditional Latin Mass movement is alive, is vibrant, and has many favorable opportunities that it did not have as recently as 6-7 years ago. They also show that we still have a very long way to go: the fact that I could put into a single blog post the great majority of 'canonically regular' Pontifical liturgies according to the traditional rite all over the world in the month of June, should be enough to prove that.

Rather than feel despair, I think we should feel privileged. Privileged that we do not have, or no longer have, to suffer the exclusion and obstacles of but a decade ago; and privileged that we are at the vanguard of a very long period of restoration that has only begun.

Tom said...

Michael said..."Rather than feel despair, I think we should feel privileged."

I don't know about other people but I am not dispaired...I simply heed Pope Benedict XVI's declarations.

It is Pope Benedict XVI who declared that the Faith is in danger of death throughout vast area of the world.

It is the Pope who described Summorum Pontificum as "merely an act of tolerance, with a pastoral aim, for those people who were brought up with this liturgy, who love it, are familiar with it and want to live with this liturgy."

It is the Pope who declared that "use of the old Missal presupposes a certain degree of liturgical formation and some knowledge of the Latin language; neither of these is found very is clearly seen that the new Missal will certainly remain the ordinary Form of the Roman Rite..."

(On top of that, we have Kurt Cardinal Koch's declaration that the Holy Father's liturgical goal is to create a hybrid Roman Mass.)

Again, I simply heed Pope Benedict XVI's declarations in regard to the collpase of the Church and status of the TLM.


JTLiuzza said...

Tom you are certainly correct in your citations of the Pope's statements. However, the Holy Ghost is particularly a part of these developments as well (as you know, of course). In fact, He is ultimately in charge of it all and He grows things organically, as He did with our beautiful Mass of all time.

I like to believe that as He continues to nourish the traditional movement, and as more and more of the faithful see it's good fruits and embrace it, that in response we might see different sentiments expressed from the Holy See. Of course, all in His time.

Thanks to RC for this uplifting and encouraging post.

Carl said...

I want to particularly thank you for all these wonderful images. To hear good news is edifying, but these images soothe the soul in a way that words can't.

Gratias said...

Augustinus, it is indeed our privilege to be at the vanguard of the future Church.

Each one of us can make a difference simply by attending the TLM. The remnant need not be very large to ensure that the Apostolic Tradition does not die.

If there were few Pontifical services by bishops inside the Church in June, it only means we will need bishops appointed for the FSSP and ICR, perhaps even IBP. I think such nominations will happen if the SSPX accepts the invitation to dance with those of us in the inside. If SSPX comes in from the cold they will make a big difference. If not, we will do it through Una Voce or other means. Pope Benedict has been a blessing for our Church and his legislation will not be reversed easily.

With each every-Sunday Latin Mass we recruit new altar servers, masters of ceremonies, Gregorian choirs, vocations and a community of faithful willing to drive for hours to attend Holy Mass. These are good times to be working for the Catholic Faith.

Gratias said...

It seems particularly appropriate that a Solemn Mass be offered in Mexico by Cardinal Sandoval. Guadalajara, Jalisco was where many Cristero martyrs gave their lives for our Catholic Faith. (See movie "For Greater Glory").

The FSSP has done a great job at re-chatechising this part of Mexico. Much remains to be done in Latin America, but this is just a start.

Gracias Cardenal.

Konstantin said...

Very edifying post, thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Re: Summorum Pontificum at 5...

I attended a High Mass yesterday celebrated by a newly ordained, young diocesan priest. 2 simultaneous Low Masses followed celebrated by 2 other young diocesan priests, ordained a year ago. This is in a small Midwestern diocese.