Saturday, November 10, 2007

This just in. . . .

The Inn's agent in charge of monitoring the Orange Diocese traditional Mass situation, has just reported in with clarification on the old Mass at St Mary's. It appears to be a "go".

From last Sunday's parish bulletin (a copy of which you can find for yourself here):

Pastor’s Corner

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am finally back to our parish after two
months of a very successful mission in Hanoi, North
Vietnam. There at the Grand Seminary of St. Joseph: I
taught Scriptures and English, 16 hours per week. All
the professors were very nice. All of the seminarians,
about 250 (from 8 different dioceses in the North),
were very respectful, friendly and so studious, and
particularly so eager to learn English. I told them that
while I was with them teaching, my whole parish of
St. Mary's by the Sea in Huntington Beach,
California, was praying for me and all of them. They
are so thrilled to have the Diocese of Orange as a
sister Diocese of the Archdiocese of Hanoi. They send
you all their sincere gratitude for supporting and
praying for them. They will continue to pray for us!
Please continue to pray for them.

On another note, I have already spoken to our
Bishop, and we have good news: Bishop Brown, with
all his love/charity and care, is going to allow us to
have the Tridentine Mass here, starting with the First
Sunday of Advent (December 02, 2007). Therefore,
we need to continue to prepare worthily for this!
May God bless you all!

Your servant/brother in Christ,

Fr Martin

[Thanks, Gary.]