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Visit to Saint Clement’s, Ottawa

Saint Anne’s Church, Ottawa – the new home of Saint Clement’s Parish

On Sunday morning I was able to visit Saint Anne’s Church in Ottawa which is the new home of Saint Clement’s Parish.  The parish is entrusted to the care of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, and it celebrates the Liturgy according to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.  The parish has only fairly recently located to their new home at Saint Anne’s, but they seem to be settling in well at the new location.

I have a goal of being able to celebrate Mass according to the extraordinary form by the end of 2013.

Some more photos from yesterday’s visit are here.

The New Missal

I haven’t got round to posting about it yet, but I LOVE the newly translated missal!  In a certain sense it’s not fair to compare it to the previous translation because each of them was done following entirely different rules of translation.  That said, (and because of the different rules) one thing I love about the new translation of the prayers is that they are much richer in content, i.e. much more of the theological and scriptural imagery is now present in the English translation of the Latin, or it’s present in a much more obvious way.  The liturgy catechizes in the act of celebrating it, and I think this will be facilitated greatly with the newly translated texts.

I recently heard Monsignor Andrew Wadsworth, the executive director of the secretariat of ICEL (International Commission on English in the Liturgy), speak here in Ottawa.  See some pictures of that event here, here and here.

The Chant Cafe has a post with links to a recent interview with Mgr Wadsworth about the new missal, and some thoughts on its future, which is quite interesting.  See the article here.


The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in Australia needs help to repair its novitiate house.

Rorate Caeli has information, and a link to the FSSP website.

Perhaps you might be able to send a few dollars their way?