Thursday, September 27, 2012

A priest's first public celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass

On September 13, 2012, Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S., Pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church in Newark, (California, USA), celebrated his 1st public Traditional Latin Mass (Low Mass), using the Votive Mass of the Holy Cross. It was a pretty good timing indeed, considering he celebrated it on the eve of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which also marks the implementation anniversary of the Holy Father's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. I was told that he studied the Traditional Mass (rubrics, movements, and all that) in a span of three months. Since then, he has started celebrating it weekly (Thursdays, 5pm). This makes his parish (St. Edward Church) the 3rd parish in the Diocese of Oakland (aside from St. Margaret Mary's and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Brentwood, CA) to have a weekly Traditional Latin Mass. Kudos to Father Jeffrey Keyes and we hope more priests would follow!

Nearby small chapel

Video of Fr. Jeffrey Keyes' 1st public Traditional Latin Low Mass

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