I received this nice note:
Dear Fr. Z,
Today, at the end of Mass, our pastor, Fr. Cavanna Wallace, spoke about what he said is now being called the "Gregorian" Mass. He directed our attention to the red Latin Mass booklets now in the pews (along with our usual missalettes), [Nice move! Put them in the pews and let people get used to them. Very good.] and talked about how it takes some work to get to know the older Latin Mass. (He also said it can’t really be called the "old" form because it was never outlawed, merely "set aside for a time–a relatively short time" in a Church history of two thousand years, and is therefore still current.) In order to help us get to know and understand this form better, he will be devoting his sermons at all Masses in the months of July and August to exploring and explaining the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (1962 Missal). He also mentioned that this understanding could lead to a "cross-pollinization" between the two forms. (Is that a real word?) [Yes. I believe it is.]
I think this is terriffic! [So do I!] I am looking forward to this homily series. I have not yet been to the 6:00 Sunday evening EF Mass, but I do know that Father Wallace is posting two separate sermons on his website each week–one for the NO calendar, and one for the 1962 calendar. ( http://printedaspreached.blogspot.com/ ) This is all happening at:
St. Margaret’s Catholic Church
4300 Oceanside Blvd.
Oceanside CA 92056
Parish website: http://oceanside4christ.com/
(Note: St. Margaret’s is in the Diocese of San Diego, whose bishop, Robert Brom, recently issued the memo that you discussed in your blog
Fr. Wallace gets high WDTPRS kudos for this.
Well done, Father!
We hope for updates all along the way.