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You report: Bishop assists at Latin Mass in Florida

Submitted to Rorate by Rev. Fr. Héctor R.G. Pérez, STD. Fr. Pérez is also one of the 34 Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society priests saying weekly or monthly TLMs for the enrolled Souls:


This  past Sunday, which was the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost as well as the Feast of the nativity of the Ever-Virgin Mary, marked a historic day for the Latin Mass community at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Pensacola, headed by the Very Rev. Fr. Héctor R.G. Pérez, STD. It was the first time in the history of the young Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, that a reigning Bishop has assisted at the Gregorian -- or Tridentine  -- Rite of the Mass.  

The recently consecrated and installed Bishop, His Excellency, Most Rev. Gregory L. Parkes, D.D., J.C.L., assisted with his Priest Secretary, Fr.  Paul Lambert, at the sung High Mass, in Choro. There were well over 250 persons at the Mass. It was followed by a luncheon in the Parish Hall. All concerned had a most blessed and enjoyable time.