Solemn High Mass in Fort Worth Offered in the Presence of Bishop Olson

Most Reverent Michael Olson, Bishop of Fort WorthRecently a Solemn High Mass was offered at St. Mary of the Assumption church in the present of His Excellency, the Most Rev. Michael F. Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth. St. Mary’s is the home of Fort Worth Latin Mass Community; the priests of Mater Dei parish, our apostolate in Dallas, assist the community by offering the Traditional Latin Mass there.

Fr. Thomas Longua, FSSP, pastor of Mater Dei, was the celebrant, assisted by Fr. Philip Wolfe, FSSP, as Deacon and Fr. Terrence Gordon, FSSP, as Subdeacon. The Mass was offered in a full church, with 450 people in attendance.

Bishop Olson gave the sermon, and spoke fondly of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, the 2007 document that further expanded the faithful’s access to the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments. His Excellency remarked that he sees Summorum Pontificum as helping to heal divisions that have developed in the Church over the previous decades.

What follows are pictures of the day. Many thanks to His Excellency for attending the Mass and supporting the Community at St. Mary’s. Please, in your kindness, continue to keep in your prayers the members of the Fort Worth Latin Mass Community as they seek to found a parish of their own.

July 22, 2014