For your Brick by Brick file… H.E. Most Rev. Larry Silva, Bishop of Honolulu has “increased recognition” for the use of the pre-Conciliar books for Mass and sacraments.
Of course the use of the traditional forms already have a great deal of recognition… from the Roman Pontiff. But in this vale of tears we are happy with brick by brick progress.
From the Hawaii Catholic Herald:
Diocese adjusts status of Latin Mass community
Bishop Silva names a chaplain on Maui, a pastor on Oahu
By Patrick Downes | Hawaii Catholic Herald
The Latin Mass of 1962 is receiving increased recognition from the Diocese of Honolulu. Bishop Larry Silva has named a chaplain on Maui for a community of adherents to the “extraordinary form” of the Mass, commonly called the Tridentine Mass, and a pastor on Oahu. Both are first time positions. [This is not a parish.]
On Nov. 26, the bishop appointed Father Elias Escanilla, administrator of Holy Rosary Church in Paia, Maui, as chaplain of the Maui Latin Mass Community.
On Feb. 1, Father Steve Nguyen, who has been chaplain of the existing Oahu Latin Mass community since May 28, will become pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Pauoa Valley in Honolulu. The Latin Mass community will be incorporated into that parish on the same date. [It seems that there is a chaplain for the group, but there will be a sympathetic pastor.]
Father Nguyen said the Tridentine community has 75-100 members from all over Oahu —“Waianae, Waipahu, Makakilo, town, Kailua,” he said, giving a partial list of the places where they live.The group will not have its own separate parish council, he said, but will be represented on the Blessed Sacrament parish council.
Bishop Silva said that “Latin Mass Community members should register as members of Blessed Sacrament Parish, if they are stable members of the community and not occasional visitors.”
You can read the rest there.
Remember, Summorum Pontificum says that pastors can establish celebrations of the older form of Holy Mass. The pastor doesn’t have to obtain permission. Just because there is a community or even a parish given some kind of recognition, that doesn’t mean that other pastors cannot use this great tool of the spiritual life and continuity.