This is from the Latin Mass Community in Erie, PA.
I would like to alert you to the new website for the flourishing Latin mass community in the diocese of Erie Pennsylvania:
https://www.LatinMassErie.org . The Erie Latin mass community has doubled in the past two years and it continues to grow, especially among young families. Thank you for all that you have done to promote the sanctification of the Church through the liturgy and sound doctrine. Much of our growth has happened during the pandemic. This pandemic has forced people to go online with their faith, and they have found bloggers like yourself and Taylor Marshall who have made them aware of the Latin Mass. Many of our new community members didn’t even know the Latin mass existed before the pandemic.
While I get notes like this from lay people and priests around the country quite often, I thought this was timely, given the rant that I ranted in a previous post today.
There are a few things I really like about this.
First, they have a nice website.
Next, “doubled in the past two years”… “young families”.
Next, people who have started to attend during COVID-1984 picked up the idea from people like me. They “didn’t even know the Latin mass existed before the pandemic”. I think I would re-write a little: “Before the pandemic, they didn’t know the Latin Mass existed.” Why, yes! It did exist before the pandemic and the pandemic helped the TLM to spread, too.
Next, note the connection between sanctity, sound doctrine, and liturgy. It’s all there, folks. Right there.
Next, from the site I learned of a super idea. At a regularly scheduled TLM, they invite in a “Guest Priest” to preach. Their bishop is coming soon. Great idea.
Fr. Z kudos. I really like news like this. I needed good news today.
Here’s a thought.
Those of you who have organized TLM COMMUNITIES, such as this one and such as the TMSM of which I am the “prez”… WRITE TO ME. I’d like to build a page of these organized communities.
I don’t mean, “Hey Father, we have a nice group who attends St. Cunégonde in the Diocese of Red Bird. Nice people. There are donuts after.
No, I mean an organized group, with a structure in place.
Write to me HERE and put TLM COMMUNITY in the subject line.
And remember that, perhaps, the Catholic Signal Corps could help you get online.
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