Saturday, December 4, 2010

Archbishop Schnurr of Cincinnati is forming a Parish for the Extraordinary Form Mass

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati, formerly Bishop of Duluth and Executive Director of the USCCB, is taking a recently closed church in that archdiocese and making it a new parish, dedicated to celebrating the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Tridentine).

". . .St. Mark's church in Evanston [OH], is a church of extraordinary architectural and artistic beauty which is exceptionally well designed for the celebration of the Mass in its more ancient form. It is without a doubt one of the finest churches built in the Italianate basilican style in our region and is a great treasure in the patrimony of our Archdiocese.

This plan envisions a full authentic restoration of the church in accordance with its original design and decoration. Dedicated to the ancient liturgy, those who advance this plan are committed to giving new life to the building in the Church's living tradition. It would enable St. Mark's to retain its historic place as a beacon of hope and beauty in the Evanston neighborhood and as a center of the Church's service to the local community. it would also ensure that its sacred artistic treasures are maintained and returned to their full glory for the benefit of present and future generations. . . ."
Ten Reasons blog

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