Sunday, August 12, 2007

Another Mass Added to the L.A. Indult Circuit

As you may know, those with a taste for the classical Roman Rite liturgy here in the Archdiocese of Hollywood have to be on their toes and paying attention at all times. Each Sunday's Mass in the said Rite is at a different location and at a different time. Except the third Sunday of the month, which is empty in this half of His Eminence's domain.

Until now. There is good news and not-quite-so-good news. It was announced at Mass today that beginning in September, there will be a traditional Roman Rite Mass on the third Sunday of the month at St Therese's Church in Alhambra. This is the Discalced Carmelite parish in the archdiocese.

That was the good news.

For me, the not-quite-so-good news is that it is 1:00 p.m. It is not possible to make the 2:00 p.m. OCDS meeting at one end of the 605 freeway after attending a 1:00 p.m. Mass at the OCD church at the other end of the freeway. There is still the 7:00 a.m. Mass in the Orange Diocese but it would have been nice to attend the old Mass in the Carmelite church.