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First Traditional Latin Mass since the Council in a parish in New Jersey

It's always very glad news when a Parish where the Traditional Mass hadn't been celebrated for decades is brought back.

The following is reported by the excellent Society of St. Hugh of Cluny:

Traditional Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at St Dominic’s Parish, Brick, New Jersey on Sept 14.

This was the parish’s first Mass in the traditional rite since the implementation of the Novus Ordo, celebrated by the newly installed pastor, Fr Brian Woodrow, who is the liaison for the Extraordinary Form in the Diocese of Trenton. Servers and musicians came to help from St John the Baptist Parish in Allentown, New Jersey; the Mass was attended by a larger number of people than expected, around 325-350 in all. The liturgy concluded with the hymn “Lift High the Cross” sung by all with great fervor, and was followed by a dinner convivium in the parish hall. Future Traditional Latin Masses at St Dominic’s are currently being planned for particular feasts throughout the liturgical year.