Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MASS OF THANKSGIVING AT 12 NOON ON THURSDAY FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI; EXTRAORDINARY FORM HIGH MASS ON SUNDAY AT 2:00 PM

Saint Joseph Church will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI at 12 noon. Our church bells will peal beginning at about 2:00 PM and lasting for more than 5 minutes.

On Sunday, and made possible only by edict of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, we will celebrate our monthly Sunday High Mass using the 1962 missal. In allowing the use of this missal, the Holy Father has shown that liturgical diversity can exist in the Church in general and in the parish in particular and that it will enrich the celebration of the normal form of the Mass revised after Vatican II by a committee called "Consilium." Of course, Consilium is not the Second Vatican Council, it was a papal approved liturgy committee, so it is always possible that another pope may approved a revised Mass according to the words and spirit of Vatican II that is more in continuity with the 1962 missal.

Stay tuned as time will tell!

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