Saturday, March 11, 2006

Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus: quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus.

My fiance and I will be attending the traditional latin Mass this Sunday. It will be a High Mass and her first experience with the Missal of 1962.

UPDATE: 3/13/06, in response to comments:

My fiance liked the Mass, which was at St. Pius X chapel in Uniondale, it is the so called "indult" Mass. The Mass is always at 11 AM and alternates between High and Low, with refreshments served after low Masses. The Mass was only allowed once a month there under Bishop McGann. But Bishop Murphy allowed the Mass to become weekly. Hopefully, the Mass will eventually be moved to a parish, so Ecclesia Dei can be fully implemented. There should be a parish here on Long Island modeled after St. Agnes in Manhattan or St. John Cantius in Chicago, one that has reverent Masses using both the traditional and normative missals (not to mention Baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc.. ). This would help Catholics rediscover their heritage and foster vocations. Many Catholics here on Long Island end up going to independent and "unapproved" Masses because of what they experience in parishes. The Diocese needs to do more to keep traditionalists at home here. This somewhat out of date listing of traditional Masses on Long Island shows there are several traditionalist groups here on Long Island, but only 1 Diocese-approved Mass. (The list is out of date because both Msgr. Soave and Fr. DePauw are deceased).

Some Long Island traditional Catholic facts:

Fr. DePauw is considered the first Catholic priest to have established an independent chapel for the traditional Mass- 1968!! Mel Gibson once attended Mass there.

"Bishop Clarence Kelly" is one of the priests who broke from the SSPX.

The SSPX has a chapel in Farmingville.

Two well known "traditionalist" Catholics from Long Island are Dr. Thomas Drolesky and Dr. Thomas Woods Jr.

It was a traditional Catholic Long Islander, Vincent Cioci, who helped to expose the corruption of the Society of St. John in Shohola, PA.

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