Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Latin Training Sessions

There will be training sessions for those who would like to learn Latin every Thursday at 4pm at the Our Lady of Victories Church in New Manila Quezon City. The facilitator of the training sessions will be Father Suelo, SSPX.

"Can it be completely mistaken to work to break down obstinacy and narrowness, and to make space for what is positive and retrievable for the whole?" - Pope Benedict XVI March 10, 2009.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Vatican Issues Clarification to the Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Manila

The Vatican, through Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, has clarified to the Archdiocese of Manila regarding the Guidelines by Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales on the Implementation of Celebration of the Roman Mass of 1962 issued last Dec 8, 2008, Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion, as reported by the Tablet.

The letter, dated March 6, 2009 said that the guidelines has set restrictive conditions for the celebration of the extraordinary form, that the

"guidelines allowing only a monthly Mass in a chapel of [the] Metropolitan Cathedral" were in violation of the norms established by the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. Cardinal Castrillón said the papal decree was “part of the universal law of the Church” and could not be limited by the “particular law” of a diocesan bishop.

Another quote in the Tablet reports:

“There is simply no legitimate reason why this [Tridentine] Mass cannot and should not be celebrated in any church or chapel of your Archdiocese,” Cardinal Castrillón said in his letter to the Archbishop of Manila.

In the said letter, Cardinal Hoyos also praised Cardinal Rosales who:

...actively promote the implementation of the motu proprio by “helping priests who are desirous to learn how to celebrate” the old rite Mass, which he said only required that the priest be “reasonably competent in Latin”, and that there
were faithful who wished to assist at its celebration.

Announcement: TLM Diocese of Paranaque

From the TLM Diocese of Paranaque Community, sent by mail:

The TLM Diocese of Parañaque community will have its Palm Sunday Mass at
9:30 am in the Traditional Latin form, at the beautiful Oratory or Chapel of
Elsie Gaches Villages which is under the care of the Sisters of Charity of St.
Anne. This is across McDonald's along Alabang-Zapote Road before the stop light
at Madrigal Avenue, Ayala Alabang. The guard will be advised of visitors coming
for the TLM. Drive straight on the road past the guard until you come upon a
steel gate enclosing a Spanish courtyard with a fountain. Oratory is

Thursday, April 02, 2009


Palm Sunday 8:00 AM
Maundy Thursday 6:00 PM
Good Friday 4:00 PM
Easter Vigil on Black Saturday 11:00 PM