Our Lady of Sorrows:
"The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
On 7th July, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI issued a document entitled Summorum Pontificum, the effect of which was to enable far wider use of the traditional liturgy of the Church, as set out by the Council of Trent and celebrated until the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. The Pope’s initiative was, as he himself wrote, “the fruit of much reflection, numerous consultations and prayer”. The Pope has asked us to be generous in our response to this initiative. The Extraordinary Form of the Mass is now being celebrated in several of the Deaneries of our Diocese. Fr Terry Martin, for example, has recently introduced it on the first Saturday of every month in his parish of Horsham.
For an experimental period of six months, the Extraordinary Form of the Mass will be offered once a month in Our Lady of Sorrows. This will not affect the regular celebrations of the Ordinary Form of the Mass, which will continue as usual. There is a small group of parish servers who are currently learning how to assist at this form of the Mass and Fr Tony will celebrate the first of these at 12.30 on Sunday, 28th November. Thereafter, always at 12.30, there will be celebrations of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass on December 26th, January 1st, February 12th, March 13th, April 24th."