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The following is a piece of excellent news that I found out about thanks to Fr. Z.

It seems to me that many priests and laypeople are getting the message about the Latin Mass. In Seattle, the parish at the Josephinum has existed for several years. It has been listed in the Latin Mass Directory issued by Traditio as a diocesan mass. Now, this diocesan mass center can call itself a parish and it officially has its own parish priest.

In my own area, we do have a Latin Mass parish that is associated with the diocese. Due to lack of transportation on Sundays, I have not been able to attend this mass and attend the Novus Ordo at a parish that is a couple of blocks away from where I live. Regardless, the message about the Latin Mass is spreading. More and more people are seeking the Mass of Pius V.

Slowly, but surely the Motu Proprio is bearing much good fruit. The fact of the matter is that the Latin Mass was very much needed in the Church. Many people turned away from the Church because of the introduction of the Novus Ordo Missae and many are now returning. Young people also are going to the Latin Mass although few of their parents may be able to remember one from the years before Vatican II.

At my own campus, there was a movement to have a Latin Mass. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons that I do not wish to go into, it did not happen. I am certain, however, that we will have one soon. Perhaps, not immediately or within the next few months, but it will happen. We should simply trust in Divine Providence and God will do the rest.

Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!

St. Joseph, pray for us!

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