Georgetown University and the TLM


From the student newspaper of Georgetown University The Hoya.

    In response to student requests for the Tridentine Mass, a traditional Catholic Mass said in Latin, the Office of Campus Ministry has agreed to regularize its twice-weekly observance in Copley Crypt.

According to the article, the TLM will be said on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. in the Copley Crypt Chapel of the North American Martyrs.  Find out where Copley Hall by visiting Georgetown’s website.


Brick by brick, folks. 


Perhaps students from other Catholic schools around the country might get in touch with those who have succesfully organized the use the TLM in other places.  Pick their brains.  Make connections.

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  1. TJM says:

    Obviously this is very good news and the article was generally good. One phrase in the article caught my eye. She mentions that the TLM “declined in
    popularity over the past few decades.” Now, she is young, so she could not know that it didn’t decline in “popularity” but was brutally and
    callously surpressed by “competent” Church authority, obstensibly in the name of unity. Tom

  2. danphunter1 says:

    There are three weekly Tridentine Mass’s at Wake Forest University, a former Baptist school, now just a secular institution.
    The Mass is offered by Father Samuel Weber, a very saintly Benedictine priest who also is a professor at the University.
    Last night I assisted at my first Traditional High Ash Wednesday Mass, with the traditional blessing of the ashes right before the beginning of Holy Mass.
    The chapel is a Baptist chapel and has an Ad Orientem marble altar and communion rail.
    Since there are no Catholic Churches in Winston Salem that allow Father Weber to offer Holy Mass, he is forced to have this beautiful Mass in ,an albeit pretty, Protestant chapel.
    Again, three Tridentine Mass’s per week at Wake Forest University NC.
    God bless you

  3. Matt Q says:

    Father Z wrote:

    “Brick by brick, folks.”


    Evidently there is a shortage of bricks out here in Los Angeles, Father. Can we order a shipment or two?

  4. Ken says:

    This is fantastic news. I hope some guys are able to put together a Gregorian chant schola to have High Masses for at least the Sunday liturgies.

    It’s a growing situation where the most appropriate places for traditional Mass are the small chapels — the same scenario is the case at the Basilica Shrine in D.C.

    One thing, though — this article said Saint Mary’s in D.C. recently added its Mass. The traditional Mass was said there from the late 1800s until 1969, and from 1988 through the present day.

    It is very encouraging to see Jesuits involved in this counter-revolution. Their founder must be very pleased.

  5. Matt Q: there is a shortage of bricks out here in Los Angeles, Father. Can we order a shipment or two?

    I would if I could, believe me. Instead, I will try to keep this blog going, entry by entry.

  6. Matt Q says:

    Father Z wrote:

    “I would if I could, believe me. Instead, I will try to keep this blog going, entry by entry.”


    **Amen. Amen. Thank you, Father.** :)

  7. Steve says:

    Unexpected but joyful news. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity to attend some time in the near future.

  8. Most interesting to me is that the chaplaincy is having two more Jesuit priests trained to celebrate the Masses. A response to pastoral needs like those at Georgetown can only be made if there are priests who can respond.

    The Jesuits should be commended for not only “allowing” these Masses, but also for making sure there are priests who can say them. This is a model for others.

  9. Derik Castillo says:

    I believe bricks should be made with our own hands, with God’s help
    and the Bishop’s knowledge.

  10. JaneC says:

    There is a small group at Gonzaga University–another Jesuit school–that have asked for the extraordinary form. There is no word yet about what University Ministry has to say or whether this group will get their wish.

    Some of the members of that small group were formerly involved with the SSPX, and it is good news that they are seeking to attend a Mass said by a priest who is obedient to the local ordinary.

  11. cheyan says:

    Anyone know if there’s anywhere in San Antonio that has the TLM? I’m interested in going again in hopes my second experience is better than my first (it could hardly be worse) but I’m new to the area and don’t have any idea where to look.

  12. Flambeaux says:

    Lists 1 TLM in San Antonio, at a Nursing home at 11:00AM.

    And, I’ll throw this in of my own volition:
    Anglican Use of the Roman Rite

    *Flambeaux zips up flame-retardant suit*

    The SSPX also has a chapel in San Antonio.

  13. Jason in San Antonio says:


    To my understanding the aforementioned “nursing home” community in San Antonio is moving (they did have Mass at 9:30 and 11:30 if I remember correctly). They met there under the indult (the group was always very small–there’s a question of whether it would’ve been larger, space allowing). I’ve heard that it’s moving to the parish church at St. Pius X (no, not those SSPX), but I could be wrong. I don’t see anything about it on any websites yet, but a priest-friend of mine has confirmed it. So you might call the Archdiocesan Chancery before going. It’s a good thing. They’re finally moving out to a larger community–an actual parish. And I believe the young, orthodox Fr. Closter will be the regular priest for that group–a very good thing, as celebrants had been sporadic.

    And the Latin Mass at Atonement is a sung Novus Ordo, not the TLM. It’s offered every Sunday at 6 p.m. and very well attended. (My wife and I and all our friends attend this one.)

    Bienvenidos a San Antonio, mi amigo.

  14. Brian Kiernan says:

    Fr. Augustine,
    That is an excellent point.

  15. Flambeaux says:


    I forgot that Atonement does a sung Latin mass in the Ordinary Form.

    I was specifically referencing the Anglican Use which, while not the EF, is aesthetically similar.

    I found refuge in the Anglican Use parish in Arlington, TX.

    I’m very glad to hear that the EF Mass is getting bigger digs. May that grace be bestowed upon the EF communities in Dallas and Fort Worth.

  16. Katherine says:

    “Brick by brick, folks.”

    Evidently there is a shortage of bricks up in Maine too, Father. The only priest to offer the TLM in the state just retired and the bishop seems to have no plans to replace him. So there is nothing for 200 miles except anti-traditionist liberal theology. Can we order a shipment or two as well?

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