Fr. Kocik on reform of the reform

A recent observation by Fr. Thomas Kocik, author of Reforming the Reform? A Liturgical Debate (Ignatius Press, 2003):

[T]aking the rites promulgated by Paul VI [i.e., Novus Ordo, etc.] as the point of departure for arriving at a single, organically reformed version of the ancient Roman rite . . . would be like trying to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.

Fr. McDonell to offer Missa Cantata at Silver Spring on Sunday 2/23

A Missa Cantata with schola will be offered this Sunday, February 23, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland.  Rev. Fr. Clint McDonell of the Archdiocese of Detroit will be the celebrant of the Mass of Sexagesima.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 a.m.

Silver Spring TLM Congregation meets at the Historic Church of St. John the Evangelist, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Forest Glen.

Wednesday, Saturday Low Masses scheduled at St. Michael’s, Annandale

Low Masses will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church in Annandale, Virginia, on Wednesday, February 19, and Saturday, February 22.  Both Masses will begin at 7 a.m.

The Mass on February 19 will be a Ferial Mass of Septuagesima.  On February 22, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter will be celebrated.  Rev. Fr. Richard Carr will be the celebrant of both Masses.

These Masses have been added to our seven-day schedule.

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All Masses listed here are (to the best of our knowledge) offered with ecclesiastical approbation.

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