Sioux Falls and the TLM

I got this from a reader.  It is worth some attention:

Here is a link to a real nice web page for the 1962 Mass at the Cathedral of St Joseph in Sioux Falls, SD.  Bishop Paul Swain.

http://www.massoftheages.org/

Although quite nice looking and informative, they do not have links to all the pages, so you have to surf to find what you’re seeking.

There is historical and descriptive information under the heading "The Mass."

Schedules and wonderful photos of an actual Mass at the Cathedral under the heading "Our Community."

Bishop Swain’s implementation document under "Documents."

The "Resources" heading and some other links are not completed yet.

It appears to have started in October. There is a document by Bishop Paul Swain "implementing" the Summorum Pontificum, dated September 10, 2007. 

The Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 1:30 p.m., on Holy Days, some Feast Days (like All Souls’ Day), First Fridays (low Mass), Forty Hours celebrations, etc. 

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3 Responses to Sioux Falls and the TLM

  1. kyle says:

    The celebration of the TLM at the Cathedral in Sioux Falls goes back before Summorum Pontificum and before Bishop Swain. Just FYI.

  2. Fr. Andrew says:

    As Kyle said, the TLM goes back to May of 2005 when it was incorporated to reconcile a parish that was SPPX. Bishop Aquila, of Fargo, was our apostolic administrator he made the decision, though it was in discussions prior to our previous Bishop’s departure.

    Quite quickly this Mass became quite popular with young families who have no historical ties but find the TLM reverent and beautiful. I know families who travel over an hour to attend this Mass each week. The chaplain, Fr. Lawrence, is also 45 minutes away, but gladly assists them by offering the Mass.

  3. Mark says:

    Also, it should be noted that while the issue of the Society may have played a part in obtaining permission for this Mass, those involved in starting it did so for a genuine love of Catholic Tradition, not simply or soley to provide an alternative to the Society’s chapel (which does not even have weekly Masses).