Pontifical TLM in … Miami? Miami!

I learn about this here.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami will be celebrate a Pontifical High Mass at Miami’s Church of the Epiphany (7:30pm) on 2 February 2012, Feast of the Presentation.

This will be the first time in over 40 years that a bishop has celebrated a Pontifical High Mass, according to the Missal of 1962, in the State of Florida. The Mass is part of a symposium jointly sponsored by both Nova Southeastern University and Church Music Association of America.

The symposium is titled “Gregorian Chant and Modern Composition for the Catholic Liturgy: Charles Tournemire’s ‘L’Orgue Mystique’ as Guide ” The Mass will feature the French composer and organist’s compositions for the Feast of the Presentation.

For more information about the Symposium, see here.

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  1. OrlandoCatholic says:

    I will probably make the drive down to Miami. It is a good sign. There is still a lot of bad in Florida, but hopefully this is a sign. The FSSP has grown pretty well in the state as well.

    Also, off topic. But in charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Timothy Hopkins. He was independant of the Miami archdiocese, but a priest that cared for many souls and prayed quite often for our Holy Father and Archbishop Wenski.

  2. danivdp says:

    Wonderful!! Wenski was bishop of Orlando for a while, and he gave us the Indult mass weekly as soon as he became ordinary. Hope to make the drive if we have a decent vehicle to haul the 6 kiddos that far.

  3. CBM says:

    First I would like to say that in my opinion the comment by Maltese is unworthy of this blog, untrue in it’s final accusation and uncharitable in it’s intention. It is also very weird.

    Don’t be surprised by Miami’s embrace of Tradition. The blog o sphere of late has had plenty of good news from this Archdiocese and this blog and others has posted some of the Beauty that abounds here in our liturgical life. The Cathedral liturgies are of extraordinary beauty and have been for years. Of course the ars celebrandi has only improved with Archbishop Wenski and continues to positively effect the parishes as well.

  4. Jerry says:

    @Maltese – “you do not want to wear red speedos; that seems to be the no-no thing to do if you are hetero”
    I would think that for reasons of modesty, wearing any color Speedo would be a no-no thing for any man of faith.

  5. stpetric says:

    And just for the record, the organist for the event will be Dr Ron Prowse, music director and professor of church music at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. He will also be lecturing at the conference on ““The Art of Improvisation and L’Orgue Mystique”.

  6. I’ll probably make the trip back home to Miami for this one (Missouri now).

  7. Stephen D says:

    February 2nd is also the feast of Our Lady of Good Success in Spain and Ecuador, this feast is closely related to problems in today’s Church.

  8. St. Peter Canisius says:

    Archbishop Wenski is also serving as administrator for the Pensacola-Tallahassee diocese since our Bishop retired. I have been gladdened by what I have seen and heard from him.

  9. Centristian says:

    This Mass is being offered as part of a musical symposium. I like this sort of opportunity, alot. I have often thought that it might, in fact, behoove Extraordinary Form enthusiasts who desire to see Mass in that form celebrated beautifully and more frequently to keep their ear to the rail with respect to the arts, locally.

    Many communities can number various scholas and choirs and other groups dedicated to the performance of sacred music (or period music that is largely sacred) or to the preservation of sacred art and architecture. It occurs to me that groups or organizations dedicated to the preservation of Mass in the Extraordinary Form would benefit from partnering with such organizations, or at least keeping in touch with them. Why should an a capella choir dedicated to performing medieval or Renaissance sacred music host a mere performance of a Mass in a performance hall when it might, instead, with the cooperaion of the local “latin Mass society”, in conjunction with a local architectural treaseures preservation society, actually arrange a high Mass sung in an architecturally-significant local church?

    Sometimes, it’s all about how you package something.

  10. EoinOBolguidhir says:

    His Excellency was left with a real mess on his hands in terms of unfaithful clergy of the pink mafia variety. If only he. Ould find a way to incardinate all of those orthodox, good priests from the Legionarries of Christ (all of whom seem to be proficient in Spanish) who are looking for a place faithfully and loyally to serve God and a worthy ordinary.

  11. cwhitty says:

    That’s awesome! I will make the 4 hour drive for that. Or do you think it would be too crowded to get in?

  12. Luis says:

    @ ewhitty
    Don’t take this the wrong way but… I surely hope so!
    If it is “kneeling room only” perhaps they could let people who have driven in from Orlando to sit somewhere comfortably! While CBM is correct that people should not be surprised by Miami’s embrace of tradition a “good turn-out” would be great.

    I have lived in the Archdiocese for nearly 40 years and while I have seen my share of liturgical dances they are not the norm here. The Archdiocesan website shows that the EF is celebrated at the following locations: Mission Church of San San Francisco y Santa Clara, St. Malachy Catholic Church, and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Perhaps this list will increase to include Epiphany Church and others. In addition, I know of not a few parishes that offer a very reverent OF celebration which include many “reform of the reform” elements, such as St. Michael the Archangel. http://www.stmichaelmiami.org/

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