UPDATE 1635 GMT 11 Sept:
From a reader:
I just read the recent post on the rumor of the power outage at Franciscan University affecting the Low Mass scheduled for this upcoming Saturday. THIS IS COMPLETELY UNTRUE!!!! There was talk about a planned power outage for this upcoming Saturday from the local power company. If this outage was to take place it was not going to effect only the Low Mass but the schedule Novus Ordo mass and any other events taking place in Christ the King Chapel. This outage once again will not be taking place and all events and masses scheduled for Saturday, September 13 will take place as there were planned. I would like to add that rest of the scheduled EF masses will be celebrated as they appear on the University schedule. This schedule can be found on the University’s website (http://www.franciscan.edu/home2/Content/CampusLife/Chapel/main.aspx?cat=73&id=2834&cc=180). The University has taken many steps to fulfill the students needs on campus. Last semester there were two Missa Cantatas celebrated in Christ the King Chapel. This upcoming school year there are twenty-two scheduled Masses in the Extraordinary Form (both low and high). The first EF mass of the year was celebrated this past Sunday and there were slightly over 300 in attendance. I ask that you please pull this post so not to further confuse any students, faculty, staff, or local individuals interested in the masses at Franciscan Univ. Thank you.
Ryan A. Kress
Student Head of Liturgy Committee
Franciscan University of Steubenville
I don’t think I’ll put the post, but I urge everyone to read what I have posted carefully.
From a reader.
Let’s all keep in mind that we don’t really know what this means:
You should be aware that here at Steubenville we were excited about having a weekly low Mass on Saturday mornings, plus one Sunday High Mass a month. It looks like every Low Mass may be canceled.
For reasons still unclear power will be cut to our Chapel building every Saturday which, without power, will remain locked as a safety hazard. Everything will be canceled, and especially the Low Mass will not be rescheduled to any other time during the week.
Some of us think a fitting response would be to offer at least a Low Mass every Sunday, if not a High Mass.
Two or three of our priests are very excited about praying this Mass with/for us and there is certainly a stable community.
Your prayers and the prayers of your wonderful readers would be greatly appreciated!