Mass in the Extraordinary form 5pm every Sunday. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Ford St. Wangaratta.

Welcome

Providing the North East of Victoria with the traditional liturgy of the Catholic Church since 2006


Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta aims to provide the Classic Liturgy of the Roman Rite of the most Holy Sacrifice of Mass and the Sacraments that have accompanied the Church and her followers in its 2000 year history, to those of Wangaratta and surrounding districts who desire it.  

Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta is a lay led organisation operating with the blessing of the Parish of St. Patrick's Wangaratta and the Sandhurst Diocese.

'SPWang' aims to provide the traditional liturgy of the Church to those who desire it under the provisions of Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Propio,
Summorum Pontificum and the instructional document, Universae Ecclesiae.
Members of SPWang are supporters of the Oriens Foundation, the International Federation Una Voce and the Christus Rex Society of Australia and are submissive to his Lordship, Bishop L. Tomlinson, Bishop of Sandhurst and to the Supreme Authority of the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
The Missal of use in this society will be that of the 1962 Roman Missal promulgated By Pope St. John XXIII.


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was celebrated in the Extraordinary Form (in Latin) for over 400 years after it was codified by Pope St. Pius V following the Council of Trent. With the advent of the Second Vatican Council, not only did the words and the language of the Mass change, but so did the structure. As part of our Catholic heritage, the Extraordinary Form of the Mass has played a large part in the development of our Catholic identity and is the basis of the Ordinary Form of the Mass with which most of us are familiar today.


By attending the Traditional Latin Mass, we hope the experience will assist you in gaining a respect and appreciation for the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that is such a rich part of our Catholic heritage. We also hope this experience will assist you in gaining a better appreciation and a deeper love for the Ordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that we have all become so familiar with over the last 40 years.


Quoted from the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum 07/07/2007 

"It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by St. John XXIII in 1962 and never abrogated, as an extraordinary form of the 
Liturgy of the Church. "

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (
His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
) writing in “‘Salt of the Earth” stated “I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it.
Through the wishes His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI SPWang endeavour to continue the most Sacred Traditions of the Holy Mother Church for those of Wangaratta and district who desire it
The WLMS is placed under the patronage of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Patroness of the Sandhurst Diocese, and also of St. Francis Xavier, patron of Australia.


Our Lady of Good Counsel and St. Francis Xavier Pray for us.



CONTACT US Please send all correspondence to: 

Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta
Email: wanglatinmass@hotmail.com
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/spwangaratta
Twitter: @SPWangaratta

1 comment:

David Roemer said...

Reasons to Believe in Jesus

Reasons to believe Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be found in quotes from two prominent atheists and a biology textbook.

Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion. (Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, New York: Washington Square Press, p. 784)

Among the traditional candidates for comprehensive understanding of the relation of mind to the physical world, I believe the weight of evidence favors some from of neutral monism over the traditional alternatives of materialism, idealism, and dualism. (Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, location 69 of 1831)

And certain properties of the human brain distinguish our species from all other animals. The human brain is, after all, the only known collection of matter that tries to understand itself. To most biologists, the brain and the mind are one and the same; understand how the brain is organized and how it works, and we’ll understand such mindful functions as abstract thought and feelings. Some philosophers are less comfortable with this mechanistic view of mind, finding Descartes’ concept of a mind-body duality more attractive. (Neil Campbell, Biology, 4th edition, p. 776 )

Sartre speaks of the "passion of man," not the passion of Christians. He is acknowledging that all religions east and west believe there is a transcendental reality and that perfect fulfillment comes from being united with this reality after we die. He then defines this passion with a reference to Christian doctrine which means he is acknowledging the historical reasons for believing in Jesus. He does not deny God exists. He is only saying the concept of God is contradictory. He then admits that since life ends in the grave, it has no meaning.

From the title of the book, you can see that Nagel understands that humans are embodied sprits and that the humans soul is spiritual. He says, however, that dualism and idealism are "traditional" alternatives to materialism. Dualism and idealism are just bright ideas from Descartes and Berkeley. The traditional alternative to materialism is monism. According to Thomas Aquinas unity is the transcendental property of being. Campbell does not even grasp the concept of monism. The only theories he grasps are dualism and materialism.

If all atheists were like Sartre, it would be an obstacle to faith. An important reason to believe in Jesus is that practically all atheists are like Nagel and Campbell, not like Sartre.

by David Roemer
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