Tonight on EWTN: Pontifical Latin Mass for 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

From a reader comes an announcement of something truly fantastic: a live broadcast of a Traditional Latin Mass on EWTN, tonight at 7PM Eastern. Details follow:

LIVE ON EWTN: Pontifical Latin Mass at the Throne for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia

Or watch on EWTN’s website:

Celebrant: Bishop Joseph N. Perry (Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Chicago)

Orchestra for sacred music: 
Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C Major, K. 220 (“Sparrow”)
Elgar’s “Ecce Sacerdos Magnus”
Monteverdi’s “Adoramus te, Christe”
John Blow’s “Salvator Mundi”
& Gregorian chant

Sacred Ministers:
Assistant-priest: Fr. Robert Pasley (Rector, Mater Ecclesiae Church, Berlin, NJ)
Deacon: Fr. James Bartoloma (Chancellor of the Diocese of Camden)
Subdeacon: Fr. Gerald Carey (Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Strafford, PA)
Deacons-of-honor: Msgr. Charles Sangermano (Pastor, Holy Saviour Church, Norristown, PA) and Fr. Jason Kulczynski (Pastor, Holy Martyrs Church, Oreland, PA)

With instituted acolytes and altar servers from Mater Ecclesiae Church, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

14 years ago, when I began attending the indult Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle in Phoenix, Arizona, I never could have dreamed that the TLM could come so far in such a short time. While it is far from a mainstream liturgy, we’ve seen this ancient and venerable Mass of the Latin Rite go from the shadows to — quite literally — prime time, and more and more young Catholics are becoming aware of it all the time.

This is a very exciting development, and one for which we owe Pope Benedict XVI our true and sincere gratitude.

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