Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Archbishop Flynn to Make Appearance at Latin Mass

I must have missed this over the weekend. The headline said he was to "Appear at Latin Mass" which sounded a little strange...
Archbishop Harry Flynn will make a rare appearance Sunday at South St. Paul's weekly Tridentine Mass, a Roman Catholic liturgy that dates to the 1500s and is now celebrated in limited parishes with Vatican approval.

"This was the normative Mass of the church from the 1500s all the way through the 1960s with Vatican II," said the Rev. Joseph Johnson of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. "Since the late '60s, it has been very rare that locally we have had a bishop participate in this Mass in some way."

The Tridentine Mass is celebrated in Latin at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in South St. Paul. The Rev. John Echert will be this Sunday's celebrant; Flynn will participate and preach.

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