[quote=+veritas+]Wow, this news has spread far and wide… it started off just being a private Mass and now Relevant Radio is advertising it and it’s showing up here on the CA forums!
Here’s the scoop – I and one of our deacons at the Cathedral are the ones who are setting this up, with our good friend Fr. James Adams (who will be celebrating the Mass).
It is **not **an official Cathedral Mass, neither sponsored by the Cathedral nor by the Archdiocese. The rector of the Cathedral gave us permission to have the Mass, and allowed us to make it open to the public. We are using the Sacred Heart chapel in the main church, not the high altar or main sanctuary.
It will not have music (though Fr. Adams has a nice chant) and will be a very basic Mass. I just want to warn those of you who are thinking of a St. Agnes-like High Mass… nope, not this one. We didn’t have the time or ability to plan that much for it – it was just going to be a private Mass after all!
It will be a simple *missa normativa *(ie, “Novus Ordo”) LatinMass, offered by Fr. James Adams, and anyone who would like to attend a quiet, prayerful Mass is welcome to join us.
Latin Mass in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas
Friday, January 28th (feast of St. Thomas Aquinas)
Cathedral of St. Paul - Sacred Heart chapel
239 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102
Veneration of, and blessing by, a 1st class relic of St. Thomas Aquinas will be offered.
Parking will be available in the Cathedral’s lot.
We are hoping to have a good turnout, so that perhaps we can get permission to do this again in the future.
Well at least this NO Mass will be celebrated in accord with Vatican II (Latin, Gregorian chant…Eucharist as the Sum and Summit of our Faith).
To bad not ALL the Masses in St. Louis can stand up to a Vatican II Mass with Latin and Chant.