South Africa TLM news – Port Elizabeth – 1 January

From a reader:

Thanks again for mentioning the TL Masses at the Cathedral in Johannesburg.

I now have good news from another South African city, Port Elizabeth.  Would you consider posting this as well.
"I am very happy to say that a Traditional Latin Mass, according to the 1962 Roman Missal, will be offered at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, La Roche Drive, Humewood, Port Elizabeth, on 9am on 1 January 2009. The Church is visible from the intersection of Beach Road and La Roche Drive and is situated opposite Garden Court Hotel (the old Hotel Elizabeth).

Monsignor John Clark, who has been privately offering the Traditional Mass on an occasional basis for a couple of months, has kindly agreed to offer this Mass, in response to the requests of local Catholics. Hopefully, this will be the first of many such Masses in Port Elizabeth.

This Mass will be the first such Mass offered publicly in a diocesan parish, in terms of the Papal motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, in Port Elizabeth. All are most welcome."

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  1. Mitch says:

    Seems like all over the globe, people want this Mass…The TLM will thrive in every culture and every country if given the chance…One day we should connect all the dots, city to city.Like a beautiful constellation it will illuminate the earth..

  2. Nick says:

    Our Lady of Kibeho, pray for us.

    Brick by brick, Father.

  3. Peter Karl T. Perkins says:

    I wonder if this reader could inform this blog if there are any every-Sunday Masses in the Traditional Latin Rite of Mass in South Africa. I try ot keep complete international information on this and co-ordinate with others who do the same in order to update various weblists.

    We do not finally, technically, have ONE every-Sunday T.L.M. at Fatima, the first for Portugal. Yes, it’s a ‘not-regularly scheduled Mass’ but the public is allowed entry, so it counts. We also now have the return of a first for Argentina (A. Cordoba). Do we have a first yet for South Africa? I have been waiting long for this because there is nothing for S.A. approved by legitimate authority.


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