Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Latin Mass Community in London moving to St. Thomas, Ontario

There is a growing and vibrant community of Catholics in the Diocese of London, Ontario worshipping the Lord according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The community is a combination of those who attended the Mass at St. Patrick's in Kinkora and various locations in London formerly served by a travelling priest from the FSSP.

For the last two years, the community has worshipped on Sundays at 2:00 PM in the chapel at Reginal Mundi College, just south of the City of London. The Chapel with a fine Casavant pipe organ in what is now a regular co-educational high school, was originally built as part of the College which was opened in the 1960's as a Minor Seminary. Similar to the School of Philosophy built in Toronto at St. Augustine's Seminary, it's mission collapsed in the wake of the chaos after the Second Vatican Council and the crisis of vocations. 

Beginning Sunday, August 2, the second of only two Traditional Latin Masses in the entire Diocese of London will move to Holy Angels Parish in St. Thomas, Ontario, 502 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario and is twenty minutes south of London. The Church, whilst renovated after the Council, is eminently suitable and dignified and the Pastor, extremely welcoming! The other Latin Mass community of St. Benedict recently had to move from the now closed Assumption Parish in Windsor, the oldest church in Canada west of Montreal and a national historic site.

The Mass in St. Thomas, Ontario will be at 1:30 P.M. with a potential change to an earlier time in the future. There are three diocesan priests from the Diocese of London providing pastoral care to this growing and vibrant community of Catholics.


Fr PJM said...

I used to celebrate the first Latin Masses in the chapel of St Mary's Hospital, for about 18 months, ending in June, 2000.

Maudie N Mandeville said...

Am I wrong to link Sunday afternoon TLM to bishops cynical approvals?

Matt K said...

This was a very generous offer, and it's a nice church...but am I wrong in thinking there are at least a dozen parishes available in London at that same time?

A city of almost 400,000 people now boasts zero Latin Masses. Wow.

Brother de Montfort said...

I don't know what I would do if I had to live in London and these two TLM's were my only options. Horrible times and seemingly horrible locations. And no Saturday or weekday Mass's.

Matt Baleka said...

It breaks my heart that the TLM isn't present in the city of London