Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Archdiocese of Jaro to Celebrate Summorum Pontificum

In addition to the earlier post, the Archdiocese of Jaro, Iloilo will also offer a Mass according to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

At the Nuestra Senora Dela Candelaria Metropolitan Cathedral of Jaro, Iloilo (located in the Island of Panay, one of the Visayas Islands located in the middle of the Philippines), Fr. Melvin Castro, Chancellor of the Diocese of Tarlac, will celebrate a Traditional Latin Missa Cantata at the main altar of the Cathedral on September 14, Friday, 6:00 PM.

The Cubao and Jaro Masses on September 14, 2007 will be both held at 6:00 PM. There is a symbolic significance to this. In the Philippines, daily mass-going is alive and well, and daily masses are often scheduled around 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM. The 6:00 (or 6:30) PM mass often attracts larger crowds than the morning mass, because it is the mass that is most convenient for working people. Celebrating the TLM on such an hour, therefore, signifies the full integration of this rite of the Mass into the liturgical life of the churches concerned. It also allows the TLM to be introduced to more people who, perhaps, have never seen it before.

Thanks to Carlos for the news.

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