I now offer for your consideration the following, well, bizarre development.
At one parish where the older form of Mass has been sought by Christ’s faithful, St. Mary’s by the Sea, the pastor, Fr. Martin Tran, published a note in his parish’s bulletin concerning the older form of Mass. Here is an image of the relevant page.
Apparently people who are not registered in the parish are not welcome to attend Holy Mass there.
I have never seen a statement like this before.
Keep in mind that the Code of Canon Law still maintains that most parishes (there are exceptions) have territorial boundaries. The people who live in that parish are the subjects of the pastor (unless for some reason they belong to one of those other, personal parishes). This is important for determining issues of jurisdiction for who can give and receive sacraments, etc.
However, the Code also describes a parish as a "portion" of the people of God. Furthermore, at least in the USA, we are very mobile. Whereas once people perhaps had to walk to Mass on Sunday, to the local parish, today people can drive anywhere they care to drive. And they do. People are voting with their tires. The issue of territorial parishes is, right now, a mess.
Still, I have never heard of any priest, or bishop, insisting that people must St. Ipsidipsy in Tall Tree Circle if they live in Tall Tree Circle and that they may not go over to Black Duck for Mass at St. Fidelia.
And what does the statement "visitors are OK" mean, if people who are not registered (and are therefore "visitors" by definition are being told not to come around?
Kindly take note of the statement: "we have sufficient number of parishioners to warrant the public use of the Tridentine Mass". I don’t know about you, but does this sound like it could mean, "we have enough and don’t want more people"? It certainly could mean, "if the group was not big enough we couldn’t do this". Either way, it seems to be quite, well, prickly. The Motu Proprio doesn’t establish a minimum number of people for a "group", a coetus. To my mind, Latin coetus can be three people.
On the other hand, could this mean that, if you are not registered, we will not count you as numbering among the petitioners? You can go to Mass here, but your petition does not count?
Folks, I am really trying to understand this and not just pick.
Maybe someone from that parish can help me understand.