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You Report: Reviving the TLM in the eastern part of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

Rorate has received the following report from Mr. Stephen Mozier about the monthly Traditional Latin Mass being celebrated in St. Thomas Parish (Quincy, FL) of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. This church is currently one of the two parishes of that Diocese where the TLM is celebrated on a regular schedule. (The other one is St. Stephen Church in Pensacola, which has a TLM every Thursday and Sunday.). The first monthly TLM was celebrated in St. Thomas on November 4. 

Our 2nd Traditional Latin Mass on December 2 went very well! An official count was made of 55 in attendance, ranging in all ages from young to mature. We even had in worship and fellowship three very welcomed gentlemen from the FSU Anglican Student’s Union/St. Peter’s Anglican parish! 

Father Schumm offered an excellent liturgy, with his confidence and greater assurance definitely showing. His insightful homily was on Advent and the preparation that we need to make in our lives for Christ’s inevitable coming. He wore a beautiful purple fiddleback chasuble.

Our next Masses are on Sunday, January 13th and February 10th, both at 9 AM Eastern Time, of course always at St. Thomas Parish in Quincy. This will mark a move to the 2nd Sunday of the month, with further plans for 2013 continuing to be formed and revealed as we move forward throughout the New Year. 

In the New Year there will be an article in the diocesan magazine, The Compass, which will certainly help in getting the word out even more ... of course the best promotion will always be by word-of-mouth!  There are elderly Catholics who have heard of this Mass and have expressed a desire to attend, but have no means to travel to Quincy.  In the New Year we are hoping to arrange carpooling so we can minister to them and make sure they can attend.


Andrew W said...

Wonderful! May God bless and reward this faithful priest, Fr Schumm.

Gratias said...

Each Mass makes a difference. Servers are trained, choirs assembled, vocations found. Brick by brick.

danhesko said...

God bless this good work. In monmouth county of the Diocese of Trenton the TLM has been offered weekly since 1984 without interruption since the moto proprio was given by JP ll. I have have been offering it in Middletown since 1996. The fruits are there as we persevere. God bless and may you see abundant fruit.

wretchedwithhope said...

The flock is hungry - God Bless the Shepherds who 'feed' the sheep to the scandal of world! May we all find a way to the Mass that is in One Mind about the Presence of Our Lord.

Kenneth J. Wolfe said...

And many thanks, Father Hesko, for the great work at Saint Catherine Laboure. When I lived in central Jersey I attended dozens of your traditional Latin Masses (traveling an hour to get to Middletown). I especially appreciate that Mass on Sundays is at 9 a.m., and not in the afternoon or evening.

J. C. Tzos said...

We are blessed, in the Diocese of Camden, NJ, with the following:

On October 13, 2000, Bishop Nicholas A. DiMarzio, Bishop of Camden, in the Jubilee Year, and on the anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, established Mater Ecclesiæ Roman Catholic Church within the Diocese.

We were established having no regional boundaries the way normal parishes do. This is in order to serve Catholics who feel an attachment to the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments according to the Roman Missal of 1962.

In 1988, Pope John Paul II in the binding Moto Proprio “Ecclesia Dei” encouraged a wide and generous application of the Traditional Latin Mass.

Mater Ecclesiae is the first canonically established Church owned and staffed by a Roman Catholic Diocese, that has been granted exclusive use of the Roman Missal Typical Edition of 1962.

The “Tridentine Mass” has been called “The Most Venerable Rite of Mass in all of Christianity” as well as “The Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven”.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate these Divine Mysteries at Mater Ecclesia

Rev. Anthony Manuppella, Pastor of St. Peter Church, Merchantville, NJ, began the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) at Noon on Sunday, December 2, 2007, the first Sunday of Advent, after a 13 week course of introduction to the congregation of the TLM. High Mass from September through May, Low Mass June through August.

The TLM is also celebrated every Holy Day of Obligation. A Solemn High Mass is celebrated in November for the Souls in Purgatory and, this coming Saturday, the following:
Rorate Mass
Saturday, December 15, 2012, 6:00 AM, We will come together as a Parish Family to celebrate the unique European tradition of the Rorate Mass.

Our Church will be illuminated with only candlelight as we celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin) and anticipate the beauty of another dawn.

TLM Weddings and Requiems are celebrated, as well, on request.

Don M said...

Deo Gratias
This must bring great joy and comfort to all you....

Don M said...

I would like to take the opportunity to invite My fellow Catholics to a TLM High Mass 12 Midnight Christmas Eve/Day
St Martha Catholic Church
Enfield Ct
214 Brainard Rd

Crusading Medievalist said...

Good news, good news, good news. Deo Gratias. This certainly perked me up this afternoon.

Rachel said...

Saint Stephen Catholic Church in Pensacola offers a Traditional High Mass every Sunday

North American Martyrs parishioner, Seattle, WA said...

TLM -- oh you mean the Mass that has created and succored Saints through all ages? The one cleverly hidden in one of the forms of the Japanese Tea Ceremony during the two centuries of Japanese Christian persecution?

I praise God for opening a floodgate of graces in your parish!

Ben Vallejo said...

And would someone please inform Msgr Steenson that the Tridentine rites are part of Traditiones Anglicanae too.