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I’ve seen several parishes that offer the EF schedule one for Thursday evening, while it is offered in the morning on other days. Is this just to coincide with the time of the Last Supper, or is there another reason?
This is fantastic news!
Welcome Father Venette!
Thank you Archbishop Collins!
Now we have the Oratorians and the FSSP and Fr. Liam Gavigan who laboured under the indult for so many years!
Toronto has been blest!
May Eileen Anderson the late President of Una Voce Toronto Rest in Peace; her many years of work have born fruit!
Just yesterday, after Holy Mass, I asked Fr. Neufeld how you were doing in
Toronto. Well your missive says it all. Great News.
Keep up the good work
Fraternally in Our Lord
Dear Fr. Vennette:
I am so happy. Toronto is where I grew up. How is Fr. Gavigan these days? Are the Oratorians also still celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass (Fr. Robinson et al.?)
Peter Karl T. Perkins
Victoria, B.C., Canada
Yep, the Oratory now has a daily TLM at their Holy Family parish and a weekly TLM at their other parish, St. Vincent de Paul.
The Oratorians have the TLM at Holy Family Church Mon-Fri at 11:30am, and Saturdays at 8:30am. The Sunday TLM (Missa Cantata) is at St. Vincent de Paul at 9:30am. There is also a sung Latin NO Ad Orientem at Holy Family Sundays at 11:00am.
The idea of that evening Mass is so that those who like to go to daily Mass can have an opportunity. In today’s commercial world it is hard to get away during the day.
The Last Supper analogy may be true, although we have had that evening Mass on Tuesdays in my area. Both the FSSP and ICK parishes now do it on Thursday nights.
Jack in KC
Fantastic news! I’ll be taking to GO train to attend Tomorrow’s Mass! :)
Excellent news for the Archdiocese of Toronto. The faithful there have a wonderful new priest.
I try to go to the sung Latin NO 11AM Sunday Mass at Holy Family as much as I can. When Father Z writes about how Pope Benedict wants the “old” Mass to have an influence on how the “new” Mass is celebrated, I think about that sung Latin Mass. If I had to guess, that’s probably what the Pope is envisioning. It seems to be the perfect blend of both Masses.
Congratulations to all involved
Big sigh !!
I have been to the FSSP Apostolate in St Catherine’s, Ontario a few times when visiting from Scotland where Fr Venette was based previously. It sounds trite, but he says “a lovely Mass”, as they say here in Glasgow. He has a fine, rich voice that brings out the beauty of the Latin.
Does anyone here have any idea how huge and spread out Toronto is?
East York is about as remote as it is possible to be and so far off the transit line that it might as well, for the purposes of actually getting there on a Sunday morning, be on Mars.
Thanks Bishop Collins, for helping to maintain the status quo in Canadian bishops.
It’s easy enough to get there. Just take the subway. Get off at Donlands and walk a bit north.
Hilary Jane Margaret White,
You dusted the dirt of Toronto and Parkdale and the Oratory from your feet when you moved to England which is no longer good enough for you so you are taking your sarcastic bite to Rome.
I see you have not gotten any nicer.
Thank you Archbishop Collins, you can ignore Hilary.
Save your ignorance for the real problems instead of creating them where they do not exist.
Oh my. Well, as someone who can easily walk to Holy Family and St Vincent’s, I’m delighted that Archbishop Collins has spread the joy to other parts of Toronto besides my own. For plenty of people in our sprawling Greater Toronto Area, East York is close by and it’s Parkdale that’s the back of beyond.
In any case, the letter says Holy Cross is a temporary home. Honestly, I see nothing to complain about in this news, and everything to be thankful for.
The second time I ever assisted at the Gregorian Mass was in the FSSP apotolate in St Catherines Canada.
Does anyone know the name of that church and who is the rector?
Thank you and God bless.
It is known as Our Lady of the Angels Oratory. I think if you google FSSP Canada you will find it.
The Rector was Father Venette who is now in Toronto.