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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.

15 thoughts on “Tonight on EWTN: Pontifical Latin Mass for 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum”

  1. Sorry if this comment is not relevant to this post, actually I would have commented on the Latin Mass post but found the comments already closed. An ideal person to comment on the TLM would have been The Great Stalin as he has been a Latin Mass attender for a long time and comes from a Traditional background. I saw some comments from the mods earlier about him being banned and have no idea why this should be so. I have known Mr Stalin personally for years and to the best of my knowledge he took a break from posting for a while because of personal circumstances and I have no recollection of him being banned from 1p5. It is most unfortunate as he has a huge amount of knowledge, experience & insight in the subject. Many people seemed pleased to see The Great Stalin back active again after a break so I don’t understand what has happened. I actually spoke to him earlier to ask what is going on & he confirmed that he too has no idea. Could a mod please explain why a popular commenter with good knowledge has been banned for no apparent reason? Thank you.

    • It’s not relevant to this thread, so I’m going to ask you not to pursue it here. I’d prefer this thread not be hijacked like the other one where this was discussed. If necessary, use our contact form.

  2. I just returned from this Mass and all I can say is “WOW!! WHAT A MASS!!” At one point, I looked up and all I could see was a cloud of incense, a lot of vested men bowed low, and one central vested man (the bishop) with his arms raised to heaven. This, while the organ thundered. I believe that, had I been a visitor from Mars, I would instantly have known that I was watching a priest offering a sacrifice to God for all of the people kneeling behind him.

  3. Bishop Perry is Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Chicago? Wow…..I never knew that.

    He’s trapped in Cupich country. That must be tough for someone who loves the Traditional Rite. I doubt we’ll ever see the Cardinal archbishop of Chicago celebrating ad orientam. In FrancisChurch, Bishop Perry is destined to remain an Auxiliary for a loooooong time!

    • I thought the same thing! Poor man…

      Ironically, Francis did something unprecedented (as he tends to do) and appointed an Auxiliary bishop as a Cardinal! Sadly, I don’t think this particular Auxiliary (or Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary of Astana) will be a cardinal, at least under this pontificate.

      • Bishop Perry was appointed Aux. Bishop of Chicago by John Paul II under the recommendation of then Archbishop George who wanted an African American Bishop to be an ” Ambassador ” to the Community in Chicago. And it seems that Bishop Perry also celebrates the Extraordinary Form.

        My Knowledge of the Bishop is that he’s very soft spoken so maybe Cupich doesn’t really…. care ….. I guess.

  4. It is wonderful that it was broadcast on EWTN! I turned it on right before the end of the homily…then turned it off a few minutes later because I was turned off a little by the (Mozart, I think it was?) Creed setting. Let’s just say that spending 10 months at a Benedictine monastery where only chant (and a little bit of non-fancy organ music) was utilized changed my appreciation for non-chant sacred music. There are both plusses and minuses to that, I suppose.

  5. As always, LOL, I am late to the party, but not for the mass.

    I had the honor of attending this mass in Philadelphia (in person) with my Parish, Holy Innocents!

    We met (in New York City) in front of the church at 3:30 pm and boarded the bus to Philly.

    Our Pastor, Fr. Miara, likes to host pilgrimages and I’ve attended three and what a wonderful experience each time!

    The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, I have visited in the past, on an off day in the dark, so it was a really big and wonderful surprise to experience the Basilica fully lit, with the Bishop, priests, altar servers in full regalia! The Latin Mass is Marvelous and what I remember as a child. The Choir was exceptional!

    I, of course took pictures, and hope EWTN will air the mass again.

    I Love being Roman Catholic!


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