Sunday, January 25, 2009

An Extraordinary Form Mass every Sunday in Hennepin County is rumored.

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The rumor mill, quite silent in these past months, is bubbling with inklings of the celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Tridentine) at a Hennepin County parish. St. Augustine's in South St. Paul offers it daily (with Holy Trinity some days) and St. Agnes in St. Paul offers it on the First, Third and Fifth Sundays of the Month.

Consequently, there's been a lot of driving by some folks to reach those parishes.

If you're interested, let us know and we''ll attempt to inject your interest into the decision making process.


As long as we were talking about "rumors", I imagine the one the chancery would be most interested in is as to who will be the new Auxiliary Bishop. They generally come from the ranks of the local priests, but it doesn't have to be so.

Eight months ago, we had three bishops in the chancery. What with the retirement of Archbishop Flynn and the departure of Bishop Richard Pates as the new head of the Diocese of Des Moines, we are now down to one. I would imagine the workload for Archbishop Nienstedt is heavy.
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