I got this news via e-mail from JM of WV. My emphases and comments.
I wanted to make you aware that good progress is being made in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
I wrote you a few months ago and indicated that our pastor graciously allowed a priest from FSSP to celebrate a monthly Low Mass. The first Mass was a success and subsequent Masses are also well attended (for this area at least; usually 50-60 people). Our pastor also attended the FSSP workshops on the Low Mass and will start offering them himself (after sufficient practice on his own).
But that’s just the start. [But wait! There’s more!]
At Mass last Sunday, he made an announcement before Mass began. The plan is to have a weekly sung TLM starting on Easter. Apparently, he’s really behind this initiative that some dedicated laity put before him. Fr. has the voice for a sung Mass, and (apparently) the choir has been practicing (on the sly) for this eventuality. I guess Fr. didn’t want to get everyone’s hopes up if the choir wasn’t going to materialize. But it looks like it’s a go.
Anyway, things are looking up.
Great news! I hope to have some good reports of what is going on.
Thanks for that, JM!