Sunday, October 28, 2007

An Unprecedented Problem

Unprecedented within the past 37 years, anyway.

Some of us here in this section of southern California, now have to make decisions as to where to attend the traditional Mass. In a few very short years, our Mass situation has gone from non-existent, to once per month, to one location per diocese each Sunday, to our current situation which includes "choices".

The following are available every Sunday:

6:30 a.m. Ss Peter & Paul Church in Wilmington. This will begin on 2 December 2007, the first Sunday of Advent. In preparation, one of the Norbertine assistant priests will be teaching a 4 week course on the traditional liturgy on the four Sundays of November.

7:00 a.m. in Yorba Linda at the Pope John Paul II Polish Center

8:00 a.m. the Serra Chapel at San Juan Capistrano Mission

1:00 p.m. St Theresa Church in Alahambra (currently on the 3d, 4th, and 5th Sundays of the month; "every Sunday" is the projected goal and will happen when the pastor learns the traditional rite.)

1:00 p.m. St Peter Chanel Church in Hawaiian Gardens (in the old church for the time being; later in the new church if attendance warrants)

The "indult rotation" Masses are still available also. The list can be found at the Una Voce Los Angeles site here.

Even the traditional Mass at St Mary's by the Sea my reappear at some point. Fr Tran announced that it would a few months ago. And then advised that it would be a while yet. We shall see.

But in the meantime: wonderful choices.