Wednesday, December 10, 2008
First Extraordinary Form Mass at Mount Saint Mary's in ca. 50 Years
The extraordinary form of the Roman rite of holy Mass was celebrated on the grounds of Mount Saint Mary's Seminary by Monsignor Charles Pope, of the Archdiocese of Washington, on 8 December. The deacon was Father Paul D. Scalia of the Diocese of Arlington, the subdeacon was Father John C. Fritz (2000 Mount grad) of the Diocese of Rockford (studying at Catholic University). All three priests say the traditional Latin Mass in the D.C./Arlington area. The homilist was Father Frederick L. Miller, a systematic theology professor at the Mount. This solemn liturgy was the first of its kind offered at the Immaculate Conception chapel on the Emmitsburg, Maryland, campus in about half a century.
More information is available in the story on this event in The Washington Times.
(Thanks to Matthew Gray, second year MSMS seminarian of the Diocese of Charleston, SC, for the photos.)