28 April – PONTIFICAL TLM at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

___ Originally Published on: Apr 5, 2018

Do you remember that glorious, traditional Pontifical Mass that was celebrated by Bp Slattery in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC?  His sermon HERE.

Later this April His Excellency Most Rev. Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland, will pontificate in the Shrine.

I was slated to be the deacon for the Mass, but, alas, due to a previously pledged engagement I had to decline.  I can’t tell you how frustrating that is.   This is going to be great.

The Paulus Institute still needs to raise some money for this event.

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10 Responses to 28 April – PONTIFICAL TLM at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

  1. acardnal says:

    This is one of the few occasions I wish I still lived in metro-DC. I hope the event is recorded and made available to the public. Perhaps EWTN will broadcast it.

  2. Henry Edwards says:

    The 2010 Solemn Pontifical High Mass commemorating the 5th anniversary of the installation of Pope Benedict XVI was one of the great moments of the modern era for the traditional Latin Mass. Some four to five thousand packed the Basilica of the National Shrine, and the Mass was viewed by millions around the world via a live EWTN telecast. It was the first Mass offered at the Shrine’s high altar—and the largest TLM offered in the United States—in the four decades since the introduction of the Novus Ordo liturgy in 1970.

    This April 28 celebration of the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum will surely be another great moment in the resurgence of the Mass of the Ages, and it again will be televised live on EWTN.

    For a foretaste of this glorious occasion, click here for a clip from the 2010 telecast to view one of the more evocative 3-minute videos you’re ever likely to see. And here for the complete “three hours of heaven” video of the telecast. The erudite commentary by Fr. Calvin Goodwin and Fr. John Zuhlsdorf is a virtual school in the ethos and flavor of the usus antiquor of the venerable Roman rite.

  3. acardnal says:

    Henry, thanks for that info!

  4. acardnal says:

    By the way, I have read that Fr. Calvin Goodwin,FSSP, is very ill. Please pray for him. HERE

  5. JustaSinner says:

    Father, where would we send some monies to, to support said event?

  6. acardnal says:

    JustaSinner, as stated at the bottom of the announcement above, go to https://thepaulusinstitute.org/ There is a donation button at the bottom of home page.

  7. Bthompson says:

    The really perplexing thing about the fact that the 2010 Pontifical Mass and this Mass are among the few times the high altar will be used, is that the Bascilica’s high altar is equally accessible from both sides; there is no reason whatsoever that it should not be used regularly for all masses rather than the floating altar (which, if it’s still the same altar they had when I was in DC in 2010, was on casters.)

  8. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    You recs, I gives.

  9. Emilio says:

    Bthompson-When I was a server and volunteer at the Shrine about 15 years back, they used to have a Saturday afternoon Mass and Benediction at the old high altar, and set up a few rows of those individual chairs with the kneeler in back in front of it (in the sanctuary). They would remove the candles and crucifix for this one Mass, and would return them to the altar after it ended, and remove the seating from the sanctuary. It’s not true that this altar had not been used since before 1970. I completely agree that they could easily use the High Altar permanently, but there is an obscure rule in some post-conciliar document which states that the altar should not be too far from the congregation- so the powers that be at the Shrine, always eager to ruffle no feathers at the nearby USCCB or Archdiocese of Washington, sets up what we currently see.

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