Friday, August 17, 2007

A Cause for Great Joy!

from NLM

DENTON, Nebraska - AUGUST 17, 2007 - For the first time in its 26 year history, Mother Angelica's Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) will be broadcasting a live Solemn High Mass at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama on September 14, 2007 at 8:00AM EST.

EWTN has asked for the assistance of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, an international Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right, to help celebrate this "extraordinary" form.

This past July 7th, Pope Benedict XVI affirmed the beauty and importance of the Tridentine Mass by issuing Summorum Pontificum, a papal document encouraging and confirming the right of all Latin Rite priests to use this more ancient use of the Mass starting September 14th. The Tridentine Mass was the normative liturgy experienced by Latin Rite Catholics prior to the Second Vatican Council.

"Most Catholics have not seen this heavenly celebration in over 40 years," said Father Calvin Goodwin, a professor at the Society's international English-speaking seminary located in Denton, Nebraska. "We are very excited to help EWTN and to support the Holy Father's call for a wider presence of this form of the Mass. This is a cause for great joy."

Priests and seminarians from Denton, Nebraska will travel to Alabama and provide the celebrant, deacon, subdeacon, preacher, master of ceremonies and altar servers.


Anonymous said...

A cause for great joy indeed. Te Deum laudamus!

Anonymous said...

Deo Gratias!

kat said...

I just heard Father Goodwin a few weeks back at a luncheon to explain and decode the SP. FFSP is full of holy men and the beauty of the Tridentine Mass will be shown to countless Catholics.
I do hope that EWTN puts in a plug for their (FSSP's) building fund. They need to finish their chapel and likely after this year they will need more dorms for increased vocations.

Anonymous said...

I'm very pleased to hear this, I hope it's repeated, as is usual with their daily Masses, later on in the day. This will allow many people, both Catholics and non-Catholics, to experience the Tridentine rite without being worried about going to a Mass that is different, where they aren't sure what do do.

Scott said...

I go to the masses at the chapel and shrine from time to time and I am very much looking forward to this celbration. I hope the move the daily mass to Hanceville with regular celebration of the classic liturgy.