There will be a Low Mass at 7pm on Friday 3rd June at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Petworth.
Fr Jonathan Martin will be the celebrant.
*A stable group of the faithful who request use of the Extraordinary Form is simply constituted by “some people” who come together and can “be composed of persons coming from different parishes or dioceses” (Art. 15).
*Ordinaries are to offer their clergy training in the Extraordinary Form and are also urged to provide training in the seminaries (Art. 21).appears to be contrary to the Motu Proprio” subject to final appeal to the Apostolic Signatura (Art. 10. 1)
Doctor Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the LMS, said “This is a wonderful day for the Church. With this Instruction, the Pontifical Commission ‘Ecclesia Dei’ has confirmed what we all knew – that ‘Summorum Pontificum’ is a gift to the whole Church designed to end the ‘liturgy wars’ and establish the full membership of the Extraordinary Form in the family of rites. The LMS will be urging its diocesan representatives to liaise with the diocesan bishops to maximise the reintroduction of the Old Rite in their dioceses. We will also keep records of any problems so that recourse may be made to the disciplinary function of Ecclesia Dei if necessary. There is a tremendous task to be carried out to improve the standard of liturgy in England and Wales and the LMS pledges its full cooperation in this cause so close to Pope Benedict’s heart”.
As usual at LMS conferences, the food and accommodation were appreciated for their high quality throughout.
The LMS would like to express its profound gratitude for the welcome and ready assistance given by the monks at Buckfast Abbey.