Friday, August 13, 2010

St. Patrick's, Wallsend, Australia

One of our Australian readers sent in news yesterday of their liturgical efforts in the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. There, "a group of young dedicated laity has set about making the Extraordinary Form Mass available on a more regular basis" with the assistance of a parish priest who has granted access to his parish for the celebration of the usus antiquior.

The parish in question is St. Patrick's, Wallsend and this past Sunday, they celebrated their first Missa Cantata, celebrated by Father Terence Mary Naughtin OFM Conv.

The community notes the following:

Extraordinary Form Masses are offered on many Sundays at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Macquarie Street, Wallsend at either 11.30am or 3.30pm. Those living in the area are strongly encouraged to attend and support this new Extraordinary Form apostolate and others are kindly asked to support us with their prayer. Further information on exactly when Masses are held can be obtained by emailing

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