Rhode Island TLM for 1st anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

I am sure there will be many anniversary Masses in thanksgiving for the 1st year of Summorum Pontificum being in force.

Here is one notice:

The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite will be offered this Sunday (9/14/08) at St. Timothy’s Church in Warwick, RI, near the Providence Airport, at 3:00 pm.  This will be a High Mass for the Feast of the Exultation of the Cross.  The pastor has a great heart for the Church and is trying to help implement Pope Benedict’s Marshall Plan as best he can, so any support would be greatly appreciated.  I am told that Father is planning on [for now] reserving the EF for significant feast days–I am told the next one will be a Vigil Mass for All Saints’ Day on the evening of October 31st.

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  1. Ave Maria says:

    I believe Providence has long been embracing the extraordinary form of the Mass and the indult before it.

  2. Bernadette says:

    Yes, Holy Name Church in Providence, RI has had the Extraordinary form for many years. There was a solemn high Mass yesterday involving a newly ordained transitional deacon on Saturday. It was magnificent….

  3. Patrick says:

    If you happen to be in Dublin, Ireland, there will be a celebratory High Mass in St Kevin’s, Harrington St, on Sunday 14th at 10.30 a.m. The Lassus Scholars will be singing Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli. See http://www.latinmass.dublindiocese.ie

  4. Louis E. says:

    I wonder if a significant number of parishes will settle into a pattern of OF for ordinary occasions and EF for extraordinary occasions.Would people learn to expect Latin on major feasts and solemnities?

  5. Rob says:

    If parishes settled into a pattern of OF for ordinary occasions and EF for extraordinary occasion, I think such use would present problems.

    At one end of the spectrum, it would run the risk of implying EF was superior (‘more valid’) for major feasts or that OF was only good enough for ‘regular’ Sundays.

    At the other end of the spectrum, it would run the risk of pigeon-holing the EF as a curiosity, to be dusted off only for those few weeks of the year like a Nativity set or distributing palms, and shut away the remainder of the year.

    Neither of these eventualities would be equitable, desirable, or even correct.

    I’m the farthest thing from being an expert on the MP & SP, but I believe such a state of affairs would be contrary to the letter and intent of these as I’ve seen them described on this website, namely (1) eliminating some of the obstacles that have been placed between the faithful and the EF, especially those who ask for it, and (2) affirming that the newer form/rite is valid.

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