For your Brick By Brick file.
A reader alerted me to the following from The TLM in Michiana:
Personal Parish Granted to the FSSP in Fort Wayne
Father Gabet announced at Mass this morning that Bishop Kevin Rhoades in a letter to the parishioners of Sacred Heart and St. Henry Churches in Fort Wayne that Sacred Heart parish is to become a personal (non-territorial) parish for those attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Fort Wayne, Indiana, under the administration of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. The territory of St. Henry parish has been expanded to include the territory of Sacred Heart parish since it will no longer be a territorial parish.
Fr. George Gabet, FSSP, chaplain of the St. Mother Theodore Guérin Traditional Latin Mass Community of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will become the first pastor of this new personal parish in November of this year.
WDTPRS kudos to Bp. Rhoades!
Let no one forget that just because there is now a parish for people who desire the older forms, that does not mean that other pastors of parishes don’t have to implement Summorum Pontificum. If there is a stable group across town or even at the neighboring parish, and if they ask for the TLM from their pastor, the pastor cannot simply blow them off, saying “Go over there if you want that.” If people want the older Mass in their own parish, they can ask for it … and then provide whatever is necessary to make it work.