Friday, December 28, 2012

The Usus Antiquior in North Florida

I am pleased to see the diocese where I was born and raised, Pensacola-Tallahassee, is now beginning a semi-regular celebration of Mass in the Extraordinary Form. This is a bit old news, as the violet chasuble will show, but better late than never. Details follow below, courtesy Mr. Stephen Mozier:

Our second Traditional Latin Mass went very well! An official count was made of 55 in attendance, ranging in all ages from young to mature. We even had in worship and fellowship three very welcomed gentlemen from the FSU Anglican Student’s Union/St. Peter’s Anglican parish! [The Traditional Mass is at times capable of being an ecumenical bridge. --MGA]

Father Schumm offered an excellent liturgy, with his confidence and greater assurance definitely showing. His insightful homily was on Advent and the preparation that we need to make in our lives for Christ’s inevitable coming. [...]

Our next Masses are on Sunday, January 13th and February 10th, both at 9 AM Eastern Time, of course always at St. Thomas Parish in Quincy. This will mark a move to the 2nd Sunday of the month, with further plans for 2013 continuing to be formed and revealed as we move forward throughout the New Year. [...]