Traditional Mass

Saturday, September 19, 2009

BREAKING NEWS - Pontifical Solemn High Mass in Oakland

Bishop Cordileone and Full-fledged Beauty

His Excellency, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, will offer a Pontifical Solemn High Mass at St. Margaret Mary Church, an apostolate of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, this Sunday, September 20, at 12:30 p.m.

The occasion is the 20th anniversary of the first indult Traditional Latin Mass celebrated at this church in 1989. St. Margaret Mary was the first church in California to offer the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday under the indult granted by Pope John Paul II. in 1988. In 2005, the Institute was invited to the Oakland diocese by then-Bishop Allen Vigneron. Under the Institute’s care, not only is the Traditional Mass offered on Sundays, but daily as well, and all sacraments administered according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

This anniversary celebration poignantly highlights the continuation of the Traditional Mass at this church, from an indult Mass to a full-fledged expression of the beauty of the Extraordinary Form, including Gregorian chant propers at every sung Mass.

This will be Bishop Cordileone’s first Pontifical High Mass at St. Margaret Mary since his installation as bishop in May of this year. Assisting Bishop Cordileone at the altar will be four canons of the Institute: Canon Guitard (Master of Ceremonies of Monsignor the Prior General of the Institute), Canon Talarico (Chicago), Canon Avis (Kansas City, MO), and Canon Moreau (Oakland). Also in attendance will be Bishop Emeritus John Cummins, who granted the Indult in 1989, and Fr. Vladimir Kozina (retired), the first priest to celebrate the indult Mass in September 1989.