The Philippines: Christmas midnight TLM live on TV

From the Philippines we have this news.

This brings to all the good news that WORD Communicators Apostolate, Inc., an N.G.O. Catholic apostolate in media registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission {S.E.C.}, has finally received approval from National Broadcasting Network {N.B.N.} of its proposal to have the Christmas Midnight Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) celebration at St. Jerome Emiliani and Sta. Susana Church telecast live

WORD Communicators Apostolate, Inc. (WORDCOM) is an accredited program provider for TV Maria, the first Filipino Catholic TV channel. 

The celebration envisioned for the live telecast will bring together celebrants and servers from the parishes in Metro Manila currently celebrating the TLM regularly, to participate in the celebration of a Solemn High Mass with the Rev. Fr. Grato Germanetto, C.R.S., parish priest of St. Jerome Emiliani and Sta. Susana as main priest-celebrant.  The assignment for deacon and sub-deacon are still being finalized. 
The MCs will be Bro. Mark Bunag and Gerald Cenir from the Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy (PLDM) at Sikatuna Village, Q.C.,  Thurifer and acolytes will be the senior altar servers of SJESS.  Torch bearers will be the junior and senior altar servers from SJESS and PLDM..  Liturgical music will be provided by the Van De Steen Chorale whose members are alumni of the Manila Cathedral Boys? Choir.  The live telecast is envisioned to be educational & informational for the Filipino Catholic Faithful (both lay and clergy). 

The celebration of the TLM in SJESS and PLDM  fulfills the instructions of Pope Benedict XVI in his Motu Proprio, Summorum Pontificum, to have the Traditional Latin Mass available to the Catholic Faithful who wish to worship in this rite.  To date, the celebration in the parishes mentioned have developed a following among the Filipino youth as well as among those who grew up worshipping in the rite as students in the 40s, 50s and 60s.  The live telecast will provide visual images to those who have not yet participated in a TLM celebration.  Hopefully we are able to provide liturgical insights and a historical background on the TLM prior to the telecast (this will be arranged)

The live telecast will provide those involved in the propagation of the TLM, a promotional tool which can be viewed live on TV by thousands, if not millions, of Filipinos locally, and hopefully worldwide.  As Fr. Grato always reminds us, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass should be a uniting bond among the Catholic Faithful.  This event provides all of us working for the propagation of TLM celebrations, an opportunity to unite in bringing this event to a success and in fulfillment of our common vision.  All for God?s glory!! 

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  1. David says:

    Excellent news!!!

  2. Andraea says:

    Great news…there will be much rejoicing in heaven.

    God bless the TLM community in my native country.

  3. Joeph Ravago says:

    I am happy to see that the TLM is coming back in the Philippines. I was there a few years back and the Holy Sacrifice was…interesting.

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