Monday, March 26, 2012

Solemn Pontifical Mass of Archbishop Jose Palma, March 26, 2012

3/28/12: Photos added to this post.

As previously announced, the Archbishop of Cebu, His Excellency Msgr. Jose Palma D.D., offered Solemn Pontifical Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation on March 26, 2012. To our knowledge this is his first public Mass according to the 1962 Missal, and only the fifth Solemn Pontifical Mass to be celebrated in the Philippines by a bishop in a canonically regular situation since Summorum Pontificum came into effect in 2007. (Msgr. Camilo Gregorio, Prelate of Batanes, and Msgr. Antonio Tobias, Bishop of Novaliches, have previously celebrated two Solemn Pontifical Masses each, in addition to a number of Low or Sung Masses. A few other bishops have also celebrated Low Masses.) 

Our congratulations to the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Immaculate and to the Traditional Catholic community in Cebu on this historic event. 

These pictures come from the Facebook account of Fr. Ian Christian Fel Balankig, and are posted here with his kind permission: