Oct 24, 2008

Bishop Brom creates Latin Mass FSSP parish in San Diego

Thanks to today's edition of the online California Catholic Daily for the good news (click on this post's title) that:

"On Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, San Diego Bishop Robert Brom officially erected St. Anne Church at 621 Sicard St. as a 'personal parish' for Catholics in the diocese who prefer the extraordinary form of the Mass in Latin. A 'personal parish' has no geographical boundaries, which means any Catholic living in the diocese may join.

"Bishop Brom turned over the parish to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a society of apostolic life approved in 1988 by Pope John Paul II specifically dedicated to continued use of the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite – also known as the Latin or Tridentine Mass."

Of course, we can hope that this does not mean the Latin Mass will not be celebrated eventually at other parishes in the diocese.

How soon do you think Cardinal Roger Mahony will set up a Latin Mass personal parish in each of the four pastoral regions of the vast Archdiocese of Los Angeles? (This is a rhetorical question.)

The same news article adds:

"In San Diego County, a Latin Mass is offered every Sunday at 6 p.m. by Fr. Cávana Wallace at St. Margaret parish in Oceanside, and on every third Sunday at 3:30 p.m. by Fr. Rich Perozich at St. Mary parish in Escondido.

"At St. Anne, daily Mass in Latin is offered Monday through Saturday at 9 a.m. A Low Mass in Latin is offered on Sundays at 7:30 a.m., and a High Mass on Sundays at 10 a.m.

"To contact the parish, call (619) 239-8253."

(The photo above is from the online California Catholic Daily story.)


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