Cathedrals Which Have Hosted the Tridentine Mass
A recurring theme in previous weeks has been the increasing occurrence of historic churches hosting special Masses in the Extraordinary Form. This trend seems to be accelerating, locally and internationally. Even today’s column contains an announcement of yet one more such church hosting a Mass.
Our January 29, 2012 column mentioned that, as of that date, 254 bishops and archbishops had celebrated or been present at a Tridentine Mass. Today we will consider an affiliated topic: the celebration of the Extraordinary Form in Cathedrals. This list is by no means exhaustive or guaranteed current, but rather just some names that came up after some quick research:Cathedrals which host regular MassesTridentine Masses This Coming Week
- Birmingham, AL: St. Paul Cathedral
- Anchorage, AK: Holy Family Cathedral
- Fairbanks, AK: Sacred Heart Cathedral (since moved to another church)
- Covington, KY: Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (since moved to another church)
- St. Petersburg, FL: St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral
- Savannah, GA: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
- Sioux City, IA: Cathedral of the Epiphany (starts 10/2012)
- Lake Charles, LA: Immaculate Conception Cathedral
- Shreveport, LA: St. John Berchmans Cathedral
- Boston, MA: Cathedral of the Holy Cross
- Portland, ME: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
- Kalamazoo, MI: St. Augustine Cathedral
- Lansing, MI: St. Mary Cathedral
- Marquette, MI: St. Peter Cathedral
- Biloxi, MS: Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the first Cathedral to host an EF Mass post-Vatican II, since moved)
- Springfield, MO: St. Agnes Cathedral
- Fargo, ND: Cathedral of St. Mary
- Harrisburg, PA: Cathedral of St. Patrick (pictured)
- Austin, TX: St. Mary Cathedral
Cathedrals which have hosted special Masses
- Denver, CO: Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
- St. Louis, MO: Cathedral Basilica (“New” Cathedral)
- Camden, NJ: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
- New York, NY: St. Patrick Cathedral
- London, ON: St. Peter Cathedral
- Salt Lake City, UT: Cathedral of the Madeleine
Space does not allow us to include a list of cathedrals in other countries which have hosted Masses, but we would be remiss if we did not mention that both of London, England’s cathedrals, Westminster Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Westminster, and St. George’s Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Southwark, regularly host Masses in the Extraordinary Form; St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, Ireland hosts the occasional Mass; and Chartres (France) Cathedral is the site of annual pilgrimage Mass.
Clearly when so many Cathedrals host the Extraordinary Form, most on a regular basis, it is a sign that the mother church of a diocese is a most appropriate home for the historic Liturgy of the Church.
Special Mass at St. Francis Xavier, Tilbury, Ontario
Fr. John Johnson will be hosting a special Tridentine High Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Tilbury, Ontario, outside Windsor, on Friday, September 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, at 7:00 PM. This Mass marks the fifth anniversary of the effective date of Pope Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio, Summórum Pontíficum. This will be the first Tridentine Mass held at St. Francis Xavier since at least 1970.
- Mon. 09/03 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (St. Pius X, Pope & Confessor)
- Tue. 09/04 Noon: High Mass at Basilica & National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, Carey, Ohio (Our Lady of Consolation) [See flyers at back of church for bus tour info]
- Mon. 09/04 7:00 PM: Low Mass at Assumption-Windsor (Daily Mass for the Dead – High Requiem Mass with Absolution)
- Fri. 09/07 7:00 PM: Low Mass at St. Josaphat (Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) [First Friday]
- Sun. 09/09 Noon: High Mass at St. Albertus (Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost)
- Sun. 09/09 2:00 PM: High Mass at Holy Redeemer Church, Detroit (Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost)
"I will go in unto the Altar of God
To God, Who giveth joy to my youth"