Monday, June 17, 2013

Traditional Latin Mass Moving From St. Paul's in South Philadelphia to Holy Trinity in Society Hill Philadelphia

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Church Project
As some of the followers of this blog already know, the future of the TLM  at St. Paul's was uncertain due to the transfer of the pastor to another parish and the naming of a replacement priest who does not offer the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.  Father Dennis Gill, Director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, informed the TLM community at St. Paul's yesterday that commencing on the first Sunday in July, the Extraordinary Form of the Mass will  be offered at Holy Trinity Church at 6th and Spruce Streets in Society Hill Philadelphia.  Father Ronald Check will be responsible for directing and coordinating the TLM.

The time of the Mass will remain the same - 12 o'clock Noon every Sunday.  Other particular details will be made known as they become available.

Photos of the interior of the church are few and far in between but this link has a slide show that displays various interior and exterior views as well as offering the history of the church building.  Holy Trinity originally served as a national parish for German-speaking immigrants.  One of the photos in the slide show reveals German inscription on the Stations of the Cross.

The blog administrator extends sincere gratitude to the Archbishop of Philadelphia, His Excellency Bishop Charles Chaput, OFM, for his efforts in ensuring the continuation of the TLM in Center City Philadelphia and to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for the wisdom of his instruction in Summorum Pontificum.  Many thanks to Father Dennis Gill for his generosity in personally delivering the news to the TLM congregation and making himself available after Mass for introductions, questions, etc.

The blog administrator also takes this opportunity to express heart-felt thanks to Father Gerald Carey, who initiated the celebration of the TLM at St. Paul's and to the dedicated core group of altar servers, musicians and others who work tirelessly behind the scenes each week so that beautiful and fitting worship may be offered to God.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Prayers Requested for Our Traditional Latin Mass Community

Due to the recently-announced changes in clerical assignments in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the blog administrator humbly begs your prayers for our TLM community. 

Thank you and God bless you.