Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Traditional Latin Mass to begin at London, Ontario!

On Sunday, July 7, 2013, the sixth anniversary of Summorum Pontificum the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite begins in London, Ontario under the pastoral care and kindness of His Excellency, Bishop Ronald Fabbro and the coordination and priestly zeal and service of Father Paul Nicholson, assisted by five other diocesan priests.  The Mass will be at 2:00 P.M. every Sunday and will be a full sung Missa Cantata utilising the St. Edmund Campion Hymnal. This is a tremendous grace from God to the people of the Diocese of London. May God bless abundantly Bishop Ronald Fabbro and Father Paul Nicholson

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Te Deum laudamus!


Barona said...

This is wonderful news!

Matt K said...

I'm torn on this. Almost all the churches in London are empty in this 2pm timeslot, but the only Latin Mass in the city has been asked to relocate to a circular high school chapel on the edge of the city? RMCC is equally on the outskirts of town.

I really don't mind travelling to assist at our beautiful, ancient liturgy, so while it's nice to have a TLM in London, I'm still not sure what to make of this.

In any case, I long for the day when the Mass of All Ages returns to St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica!

Vox Cantoris said...

Dear Matt K;

There is no putting the Usus Antiquior back in a box. Our beloved Benedict XVI through the grace of the Holy Spirit gave us back our Rite and our rights! The 2:00 time frame is to allow the diocesan priests to finish in their parishes and travel, the rotation begins on Sunday. The community itself (those coming from London and those from Kinkora) is not quite large enough to support it own church building. My experience is that "shared" situations don't always work well except at the Oratory in Toronto and St. John Cantius in Chicago. There is always envy, hostility, fear and disdain from those who consider themselves "liberal" except for this Rite. So, being at Regina Mundi College is actually a positive. Let us build the community to 300, 400, 500 or more! Can you imagine then? Now, where is that empty church again?

Vox Cantoris said...

Further to my comment about the "shared" the reason the Toronto Oratory and St. John Cantius work is because of integration; the priests celebrate both Forms of the Rite, the Ordinary Form is celebrated without abuse. This is what Benedict hoped for, this is what Holy Mother Church desires; this is what we need.

Take heart, I know 30 seminarians from Ontario, Manitoba and the Maritimes and every one of them will celebate the traditional Rite alongside the modern. They will not put this back in the box. We have the truth and time on our side; I only pray that I live long enough to see it.