A reader alerted me to this from the Edmond (Oklahoma) Sun:
New church to revive ancient rite
The Edmond Sun
EDMOND — It has been more than 40 years since the Tridentine rite has been regularly celebrated in a proper parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, built in 1891 and destroyed by fire in 1960, is the historic site near which the new Tridentine parish will be built. [This really is brick by brick!]
Groundbreaking for the unnamed parish was Nov. 2 just east of the foundation of Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Cemetery along Sorghum Mill road between Council and County Line roads.
“The Latin worship of the Church is over 1,500 years old,” said Rev. Howard Remski, pastor of the new parish.
The parish will be a convenient location for the expanding northwest area of Oklahoma City, and the parish welcomes any Catholics who desire to worship in this manner, Remski said.
Olsen-Coffey Architects has designed a beautiful Spanish Mission-style building, Remski said. Thanks to the parish’s motivated builder, Dan Hilgenberg of Clear Creek Creations, [Clear Creek?] Remski expects to be in the new building in time for solemn Easter ceremonies.
The Tridentine Rite
The Tridentine Rite, or the Traditional Mass, is the way in which worship was conducted for hundreds of years before it was updated in the 1960s during the second Vatican Council, Remski said. The Catholic Mass of the Roman Rite was in Latin throughout the world, and any Catholic would be familiar with how the services were conducted.
The music is predominantly Gregorian Chant and also will contain a rich heritage of Sacred Polyphony such as composed by Palestrina and other classical artists.
Remski said the church will attempt to connect the divine with man, and bring the mysteries of the Catholic faith into prayer life and practice. That will be accomplished in part through the use of a sacred language, sacred symbols and rituals to convey divine truths of humanity’s redemption in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, he said.
Remski said he believes the new church will offer people a strong sense of sacredness. Many Americans are used to the mundane and common life, he said.
I hope when it is done, I might be able to visit there!