Monday, 19 October 2015

Returning to St. James Catholic Church!!! The 1st Saturday Vigil Latin Novus Ordo Masses Have Resumed!!!!

Hello Everyone,

I have great liturgical news in our Archdiocese of Toronto!

Some of you may remember I have been promoting a non-Tridentine/1962 Mass effort in the Archdiocese of Toronto. The effort is a Latin Novus Ordo being held on the 1st Saturday vigil in the Novus Ordo of every month, at St. James Catholic Church in Toronto, excluding the summer months.

This series of initiatives is spearheaded by the pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Toronto, Fr. Ignacio Pinedo. Inspired by the works of the Oratorians of St. Phillip Neri (who hold the Latin Mass in Toronto at their two associated parishes), he started doing this once a month Novus Ordo in Latin. THIS, is truly what should have been widespread in parishes in the wake of Vatican II, and TRULY carries out all the liturgical goals of the Ecumenical Council.

The last post I did for the initiative was for their June 2015 offering. The posting is linked here. I also did a posting for their April 2015 offering, whereby I took photos of the parish and discussed my visit in March 2015 to attend this type of Mass I promote here on S.U.D.

I am proud to say that once again, with enough popular demand, St. James is doing the offerings again for the 2015-2016 year.

If you turn your attention to the Archdiocesan website, the offerings was listed as such for their Saturday, October 3rd offering:

Latin Mass Revisited
Saturday, October 3, 2015 5:00 pm to Saturday, October 3, 2015 7:00 pm
First Saturday of every month (Sept. to June) – 5 p.m.
St. James Parish
728 Annette St., Toronto
Rediscover the beauty of the solemn Latin Mass in this modern Eucharistic celebration. We will be celebrating the Mass using the original Latin text of the Third Typical Edition of the Roman Missal. (Note: this is not the Tridentine form of the Mass.)
Side-by-side Latin and English Missals will be provided for those attending. A true uplifting experience that is both ancient and new, bridging past and present. PHONE: 416-767-6451

According to the Calendar Year, the remaining dates where this will be offered are as follows:

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015
  • Saturday January 2, 2016
  • Saturday, February 6. 2016
  • Saturday March 5, 2016
  • Saturday April 2, 2016
  • Saturday May 7, 2016
  • Saturday June 4, 2016

Currently, St. James' next offering of the Latin Novus Ordo is coming up as follows:

Saturday June 4, 2016 (LATIN NOVUS ORDO) - Saturday Vigil, Liturgy for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time in the Novus Ordo Calendar. 

St. James Roman Catholic Church - LATIN NOVUS ORDO, 
I do hope that, if you are as excited and appreciative about the history of our Church, seek spiritual nourishment, and a welcoming parish with people who are true, practicing Catholics, you will take advantage of this offering in the city, even foregoing your usual parish's offerings, just for this once a month visit.

Remember, the Church's mission, its New Evangelization, with the Reform of the Reform, can only be successful when you, the laity, become a vital part of it. Fr. Pinedo is only one priest, one man. We are many and outnumber him many times. The Church you seek and desire at the practical, everyday level, can only be obtained when you take an active part in correcting that which has gone astray, and promoting the True liturgical, and objective Faith of the Catholic Church. 

I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Pax Tibi Christi, Julian Barkin.

Updated: Friday March 3, 2016

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