Brick by heavy brick:
I am happy to report that regular celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass will be returning to Springfield, Illinois. It will be the weekly Saturday (7 a.m.) Mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish (www.bsps.org) beginning this Saturday, January 31. This is all that our dear (and much overworked) pastor, Fr. David Hoefler, could do to begin with. And he can’t even say it himself. Despite his best efforts to learn to say it (he had two days of training last September by Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest priests) he still is not ready, so he has arranged for an FSSP priest, former FSSP head Fr. Arnaud Devillers, to come over every week to say it.
As Fr. Devillers is assigned to Quincy, Illinois, more than two hours away, for him to come and say a 7 a.m. Mass is very generous of him.
Not much to start with, but as you say, brick by brick!! Please ask your blog readers to keep this in your prayers — and Fr. Hoefler. He is our sole priest and when I say he is overworked, he IS overworked.