Portland, OR: TLM news

News from my e-mail:

I thought your readers out west might like to know that since last December a Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form has been offered monthly by Father Gerard G. Steckler, SJ, pastor of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Waldport, Oregon, in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon. 

Their next Tridentine Low Mass will be Monday, May 26 at 8:00 am (Memorial Day).  St. Anthony’s is at 685 Broadway in a tiny town on the central coast of Oregon located at the crossroads of highways 101 and 34.  (Due to summer, the next Mass after May will be in August.)

Visitors should not expect an FSSP-style extravaganza such as seen on EWTN.  This is a small parish with fewer than 100 families, although the Extraordinary Form Mass has a consistent attendance of about 30 people.  It’s a simple Low Mass with no music and one server.  However, it is done beautifully and correctly.  Father Steckler was ordained over 50 years ago and, although he’s a Jesuit, has forgotten neither his rubrics nor his Latin.

Excellent.  Summorum Pontificum is indeed starting to produce its effects.

Brick by small brick.

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