Happy September 14th!

The Motu Proprio is NOW IN EFFECT here in California! :smiley:

God be praised! :extrahappy: :bowdown: :tiphat: :clapping: :signofcross:

May our Blessed Lord watch over and protect the Holy Father. :highprayer:

The Motu Proprio is also in effect in the UK…Brothers and Sisters…In my opinion, the best day in over 40 years…
Eternal Father, we thank You for this gift of grace to Your church. Fill our hearts with joy on this beautiful day, and help us always to truly see the beauty of the Mass. We ask this through Christ our Lord.Amen


May I also pass on my best wishes to all on today, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Holy Father is in my prayers too:)

Trouble is, at my NO mass this morning, nothing was said regarding the Motu Proprio coming into effect :frowning: I’m very skeptical, I think nothing will change in England and I’m still going to have to drive 20 miles to get to a TLM where the last time I went my car was almost broen into and the lock damaged permantently :mad: Nice how this happens whilst I’m doing no harm to anyone inside God’s house, blissfully unaware.

Anyway, hopefully I’ll find a TLM nearer to home now. But like I said, parishes seem too comfortable here in England to want to mix things up by adding a new mass, locally, there seems to be little demand, which upsets and disappoints me. Nobody seems to have even noticed what the Holy Father has done for us.


A great day it is. I didn’t anticipate how overjoyed I would feel today, but I’m going to have a very difficult time concentrating on work today.

Take heart and be patient. I think it will take the newer generations of priests to really get the ball moving, especially when they start becoming bishops. Today’s the the very first day of the process, but we’ve got a long way to go.

Same here. I am very excited about going to Mass tonight :slight_smile:

This is such a great day!

I’ll be going to a noon Mass today. I hope they mention the motu proprio! :smiley:

A great day it is. My wife waited until AFTER Mass was over to give me my daily “honey-do” list.

We are having a party today to celebrate! You are all invited if you like, speak Spanish and can travel to California before tonight.

Just PM me for details! I am sure there is very little chance for this to happen, but I am just putting it out there.

Happy Feast of the Holy Cross!


Btw, is the Exultation of the Holy, Precious and Life-bearing Cross bear any relationship to why the motu proprio took effect on this date?

What’s everyone serving for dinner? Anything special? Meatless? I’ve been thinking about this all day…It just seems like dinner should be something really extra nice tonight.
Pax Christi,

PS–ALSO some dear friends are giving us a piano today…it should be here any minute. I am beside myself with joy!!! But the MP is the better part of it.

It is exciting and I hope the TLM’s multiply! Some of us will have to wait; my daughter’s parish in San Diego will have it every weekday at noon - how awesome a pastor is that!!!

Our celebration dinner is SHRIMP Parmesan, with salad and bread and homemade butter. YUMMY

As a 1221 Penitent, Fridays are always days of fasting and abstinance for me. Lunch was a tuna melt. Supper will be fruits and vegetables. No between meal snacks.:thumbsup:

About the only thing special about tonight’s supper is fresh raspberries, 6 ounces for $3.00, which is cheap by Los Angeles standards:D

I haven’t seen any official documents or press releases concerning such, but given that there was about a month between the issue and the effective date, I would say the Feast is precisely the reason it went into effect today.

It’s the dawning of a new day, and today’s dawn was a memorable one … The sunrise was the most beautiful I’ve seen in a long time, even featuring the atmospheric weather phenomenon known as “parhelion” (plural “parhelia”) or sun dogs … basically, picture two tiny pieces of rainbow, one on each side of the sun, reflecting onto the cirrus clouds.

Heaven is surely celebrating! :slight_smile:

~~ the phoenix

I don’t know about other diocese in the US, but in the Arlington (Viginia) Catholic Herald, our diocesan newspaper, Bishop Paul S. Loverde published a “Letter from te Bishop - On the 1962 Latin Mass” yesterday. It was addressed to the priests of the diocese and was wonderfully supportive, sensitive, and sensible. He asked pastors to be sure to let the Office of Sacred Liturgy know of scheduled public celebrations of the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite so updated lists may be maintained and posted for the faithful. And, he ended, “May the two expressions of the law of prayer (lex orandi) bring about a renewal in our love and reverence for the liturgy!”

I really like him . . . :thumbsup:

Palma exsisto ut Deus , Filius quod Flamen!

(Got this from a English-Latin translation servce, anyone know of a ecclesiastical Latin translator one on-line?)

Laudater Jesus Christus!

Instaurare omnia in Christo

Deo Gratias

Thanks to Pope Benedict XVI