Kudos to Sacred Heart in Cincinnati!

I was delighted to receive a link to a Facebook page with photos of a Low Mass of a Bishop celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis… in Cincinnati.  The occasion was the 20th anniversary of the Traditional Latin Mass at Sacred Heart in Cincy.

Here is one shot (go see the rest there) which shows a moment in the process of vesting the bishop before Mass.   (Too bad about that table altar there… but…)

Kudos to Sacred Heart parish!  And kudos to Bp. Cozzens!

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  1. Nice to hear the news about this. When I go home to Cincinnati, this is where I go to Mass, and occasionally serve.

  2. Ben Yanke says:

    This is wonderful…. Sharing these awesome pictures.


  3. CradleRevert says:

    Fantastic! Bishop Cozzens recently celebrated his first Extraordinary Form Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul just last month (the first Pontifical High Mass in the Cathedral in several decades). After that Mass, I heard that his Excellency was in high spirits, and all were positive that this could be the first of more Pontifical Masses in the archdiocese. Indeed, it looks like he may have gotten a good taste for it given that he is traveling to other dioceses to do the same.

  4. ASPM Sem says:

    I was at the Pontifical High Mass sitting in choir as a seminarian. It was amazing. Hoping to attend more! John at Leaflet Missal tipped me that it was happening. He’s pretty awesome!

  5. jeffc says:

    This is awesome and does not surprise me one bit! I’ve known Bishop Cozzens since college (we both went to Benedictine–he was a few years ahead of me, and we lived in the same dorm his Senior year) and he has always been very devout and close to the heart of the Church.

  6. catholictrad says:

    As for the “table altar”, when I attend TLM in Hagerstown Maryland, they pick it up and move it out of the way. It really should be permanently relocated to a chapel like Fr. Helman did.

  7. majuscule says:

    Here’s pictures of a church where the high altar is so high that the front altar is hardly noticeable.


    (This was the 100th Anniversary of Five Wounds Church in San Jose California. The pastor learned the Extraordinary Form in order to celebrate Mass as it had been celebrated for the first Mass in 1914.)

  8. Gail F says:

    I took those photos, I hope everyone enjoys them. It was a beautiful pontifical low Mass, with music sung by the parish’s English and Latin choirs. It lasted an hour and a half, in case anyone is curious. The choir, and only the choir, sings everything — the priest (bishop) does not sing and is inaudible through most of the Mass. The priests beside Bishop Cozzens are Fr. Earl Fernandes (right) and Msgr. Frank Lane (left).
    — Gail Deibler Finke

  9. chantgirl says:

    Sacred Heart has the EF Mass every Sunday at 11:30. I assist at Mass there when visiting family, and it is a beautiful Church. The Latin Mass there has a lot of younger people in attendance. If you can ever get there when they sell their homemade ravioli, it is a town favorite.

  10. FPhilip says:

    catholictrad stated: “As for the “table altar”, when I attend TLM in Hagerstown Maryland, they pick it up and move it out of the way. It really should be permanently relocated to a chapel like Fr. Helman did.”

    I am surprised that any Catholic would want to remove an altar from the sanctuary, especially if its usage and purpose has been and is now to serve God and the Faithful through the ordinary form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (the same Eucharist and Lord, right?) While the Church has charitably and compassionately allowed the more liberal return of the extraordinary form of the Sacrifice of the Mass, I would think that the response would be one of charity toward those who attend the ordinary form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We must retain a spirit of Christian unity (even within the Catholic Church) which the Holy Spirit sought, and even still seeks through the works of Vatican II ecumenical counsel.

    Thank you for considering what I have stated with God’s holy will in mind. In heaven, there will be one form, not two or three or 20. But it will be the form which God wills, not that which we individuals will. So, what is God’s will?

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