16 October 2006

Ireland Tridentine News

Taken from the Sunday Business Post Online

In Ireland, the old Mass is regularly celebrated with episcopal permission in a number of dioceses. In Dublin, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin celebrated a Tridentine Mass last November at St Audoen’s church, where the old rite is used each Sunday.

Bishop Seamus Hegarty of Derry also celebrated Mass last year before a meeting of the Latin Mass Society of Ireland (www.latinmassireland.org). But the bishops of five dioceses have refused to allow the old rite - Kerry, Cloyne, Clonfert, Ossory and Dromore.

In Ireland, the society has churches in Athlone, Dun Laoghaire and Cork, and its priests celebrate regular Masses in six other chapels.

The new superior general of the Fraternity of St Peter, Fr John Berg, will visit Ireland from October 23-25 and will meet the new Bishop of Ferns to discuss a regular Tridentine Mass in Wexford town.

Next month, the Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King will make his first visit to Ireland.

Monsignor Giles Wach will meet Bishop Donal Murray of Limerick and will celebrate a Tridentine Mass in Limerick city on Sunday November 19.

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