An alert reader sent me the following notice about a comment in a parish bulletin in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC, St. Mary’s in Willmington where Fr. Robert Kus.
Fourth, beginning the last Sunday of August, the diocese will host a “forma extraordinaria” Mass at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s upon my invitation. It will occur the last Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. This Mass was common in modern times of our Church history but declined greatly when the Second Vatican Council asked us to go back to the ancient Mass, i.e., the Mass conducted in the language of the people. The forma extraordinaria Mass is a diocesan event, not a ministry of St. Mary parish. Our parish will continue to only offer the ancient form of the Mass in English and Spanish. For more information on the forma extraordinaria Mass, contact the parish in Dunn, NC.
Let’s get this straight…
- The older Mass, pre-Conciliar, or forma extraordinaria was once "common"!
- Vatican II asked us to go back to the "ancient Mass", which is the Novus Ordo!
- Vatican II wanted us to go back to the "language of the people", as in ancient times!
- The ancient form of Mass is in English and Spanish.
Father needs a refresher course.
On the other hand, I am glad that he has been willing to host an event for the diocese.