Don't Forget! The first accounted Solemn Latin Mass in the Archdiocese (outside of the normal Latin Mass parishes, and in my Fall 2013 listings link below,) will be taking place tomorrow evening at St. Cecilia's Church, Toronto, 7pm (with rosary and confessions at 630pm.) The Solemn Latin Mass will be sponsored by the Toronto Traditional Mass Society with the Knights of Columbus Blessed John XXIII Council #4976.
More information and the event poster can be found here, at the TTMS's president's personal blog, Vox Cantoris: http://voxcantor.blogspot.ca/2013/10/toronto-solemn-latin-mass-for-our-lady.html
I have updated the page for the "2013 Fall Latin Masses for Solemnities and Feast Days in the Archdiocese of Toronto" with new information on another upcoming Solemn Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
The new entry is being organized by the St. Patrick's Gregorian Choir at a new Mass site .... The Newman Centre at the University of Toronto! I am quite pleased at this, as I have a number of good Catholic friends who are part of the Centre's vibrant ministry towards young adults! Believe me, this is exactly the right place to expose such a treasure as the Latin Mass. I have attended a number of their retreats and events over the last few years, and I've covered a couple of their events in the past, attended by my fellow "Newmanites" here:
http://torontotlmserving.blogspot.ca/2012/10/cardinal-collins-at-newman-center-for.html - Adoration and Benediction with His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins
http://torontotlmserving.blogspot.ca/2013/03/reflection-march-8-10-retreat-with.html - A weekend retreat I went on with the talks covering John Paul II's work, the Theology of the Body
There are a number of great social, spiritual, and other events going on in this place, and it really is making a difference, as it is reaching out to Catholic youth on the U of T Campus ... and these youth are the ones going to Sunday Mass, helping out in their parishes, being solid and orthodox in the faith .... and even a number of my acquaintances have expressed interest in the Latin Mass, with a few actually going to some!
Here are the details, though you can also find them in the 2013 link:
CRITICAL NOTE: This Mass occurs on the Sunday and WILL fulfill your Sunday obligation to attend a valid and licit Catholic Mass (Liturgy). You do NOT NEED to attend another Catholic Mass that day if you attend the Latin Mass.
- St. Thomas Aquinas Parish at the Newman Centre at University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
- Location: 89 St. George Street (St. George and Hoskin Ave.). The church is behind the Newman Centre.
- Start time: 3:15pm
- Organizer: St. Patrick's Gregorian Choir under Surinder S. Mundra
- Primary Contact/Inquiries: 416 731 4485
- Parish Websites:
- St. Thomas Aquinas Parish: http://www.newmantoronto.com/
- Newman Center Student Chaplaincy (Please support!): http://chaplaincy.newmantoronto.com/
- Newman Centre/Parish Contact: 416-979-2468
- Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/241532279336001/
So please "save the date" in your calendars for this Mass and if you are in the Archdiocese of Toronto, do attend!.
Pax Tibi Christi, Julian Barkin.