Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Location Map of Holy Family Parish, Roxas District

Here's where the new home of our Traditional Latin Mass is located.

Beginning tomorrow, January 19, 2012, the 8:30 A.M. TLM on weekdays and Saturdays will be held here. The regular Sunday Missa Cantata according to the 1962 Missal will also be held here beginning next Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the usual time of 2:00 P.M.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Our new home: Holy Family Parish

Beginning January 19, Thursday, the daily (and Sunday) Traditional Latin Mass in Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy will be transferred to the much bigger Holy Family Parish (see above) in Roxas District, Quezon City. This is due to the assignment of our chaplain, Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo, as the new pastor of Holy Family Parish. 

The schedule will continue to be the same: weekday TLM's at 8:30 A.M. and the Sunday Mass at 2:00 P.M. 

The information at the sidebar and on WikkiMissa will be updated in the next few days. Directions will also be posted. I also hope to be able to finish a post on our Advent and Christmas Masses and events. 

Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy -- "PLDM" -- served as refuge for the Traditional Latin Mass from late 2006 (when Summorum Pontificum was but a rumor) until this month. The last regular Sunday TLM was offered today and the last weekday TLM will be offered there on January 18. This parish was the scene of some of the Traditional Latin Mass movement's greatest joys and triumphs and it will forever remain in our memories and prayers. 

TLM in the news

From Philippine Daily Inquirer's website (posted on the evening of January 14, 2012):

By Philip C. Tubeza 
MANILA, Philippines—Beseeching Heaven’s assistance in Latin, supporters of Chief Justice Renato Corona held a Tridentine Mass at the Supreme Court on Saturday, the last of novena of Masses for the beleaguered head of the judiciary. 
Corona attended the Latin Mass late Saturday afternoon with his wife and more than 100 supporters, including former Philippine Commission on Good Government chief Camilo Sabio. 
When asked after the Mass about the World Bank report finding mismanagement and questionable disbursements from a World Bank loan for a judicial reform program, Corona said: “It’s hard to answer that because I haven’t read it.” 
The report was dated Dec. 28, 2011. 
Corona also said that he had yet to decide whether to attend the opening of his impeachment trial in the Senate on Monday. 
Asked again about the World Bank report that proceeds of the WB loan were used by Supreme Court justices to pay a travel agency of lawyer Estelito Mendoza, Corona said, “I haven’t read that. You are forcing me to answer.” He then went up the stairs into the Supreme Court building.

The priest who offered the Mass was Fr. Dominic Lim OFMConv.  

For the background to this case, which is a major political story here in the Philippines, please read this article: Philippines braces for impeachment trial for Chief Justice.

In the Philippines, the "separation of Church and State" is interpreted more loosely than in the United States, and it is common for Masses to be held in government offices for special occasions or events as well as during First Fridays.