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TLM in San Antonio reduced to twice monthly? January 26, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, General Catholic, huh?, Latin Mass.

Wondering if any readers from San Antonio can fill me in.  There is only one location where the TLM is offered in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, and that is St. Pius X parish.  That 12:10 Mass has been weekly for some time, but some people on Facebook (this is via my wife) were saying it is being reduced to twice monthly?  Can anyone confirm?  The parish website mentions some individual Mass cancellations but does not indicate that twice monthly will be the new regime going forward.

I’d appreciate any input you can provide.



1. Ursula - January 26, 2016

I was wondering how this would play out. The problems plaguing the TLM at St Pius were foretold years ago. Father Moses of Jesus, the latest priest for the TLM, is gone. No longer with the Divine Mercy Mission.

In an archdiocese as large as SA, it should be of particular notice that only one TLM was tolerated, with little backing from the archdiocese, and seemingly grudgingly hosted at St. Pius. I could tell you stories that would curl your nose hairs.Even thinking of those times makes me want to take a shower. Those who went through the purging several years ago of a great TLM priest there warned this would eventually happen. Put your eggs in one basket, keep licking those chancery boots, and see where it gets you.

There was no mass last week because of illness and prior commitments of the remaining three priests. All three of these priests are older. This comes into play because because there will be NOT be an Ash Wednesday TLM and there will NOT be a Palm Sunday TLM.

Seems to me that if the parish knew Fr. Moses was leaving, and that the remaining priests who help out at the TLM are elderly with some real physical challenges and have other commitments where they would not be able to consistently have the TLM they would have had, if they really wanted to support the TLM, a replacement in the wings? Color me shocked. Not.

May I suggest St Joseph’s Chapel? 7815 Orland Park. Two masses on Sunday. Friendly parishioners. Great priest. Solid Catholic teaching.

Tantumblogo - January 26, 2016

Ursula, your comment is fair. I should have been clearer regarding the other TLM option, that St. Pius has the only fully regular TLM or something, though such words are ringing more and more hollow to me with all the chaos in the Church.

Ursula - January 26, 2016

Tantum, thanks for even blogging about this. As far as I know you are the first.

2. Ursula - January 26, 2016

And might I say the sycophants who threw a good man under the bus, who seem to labor under the impression that the archdiocese gives a rat’s ass about the TLM or those attached to it, shame on them. Spineless “men” more interested in the status quo and not rocking the boat.

You want an example about about the lack of testicular fortitude in Catholic men, look no further. Here are the consequences.

Tantumblogo - January 26, 2016

Want to e-mail me at larryr103@gmail.com? I have been there and am interested to know the details if they can be shared.

Ursula - January 26, 2016

Email sent.

3. Woody - January 26, 2016

Isn’t there a Latin Mass at the Divine Mercy Mission in New Braunfels? I believe that is where Fr. Moses was “stationed” before he left to pursue some other religious course.

Tantumblogo - January 26, 2016

Not anymore, from what I understand.

4. hockeyceo - January 26, 2016

FYI: St Joseph’s Chapel 7815 Orland Park, San Antonio, TX is SSPX.

Tim - January 26, 2016

That’s a plus!

Ursula - January 26, 2016


5. DM - January 26, 2016

Time for an FSSP priest to be invited in. Even if for no other reason for the archdiocese than that they could then leave the TLM community on its own and not have to pay any more attention to it, from their perspective. At least having their own TLM “ghetto” is better than this unstable situation. This should make sense even for a liberal diocese like SA.

6. richardmalcolm1564 - January 27, 2016

An unhappy situation for supporters of tradition, but this is but one more chapter in a long sad story in San Antonio, as we all know.

I hope that the community there can prevail upon the Powers That Be to rectify the situation, because otherwise there’s so little on hand there.

Setting aside the SSPX chapel, or driving out to Austin or Houston, one other option that some might consider is the Anglican Use parish at Our Lady of Atonement, which uses the Ordinariate Missal; what you get is something not too far removed from the old Roman Rite in hieratic English. No, it’s not the TLM, but it might well be the only sane liturgical option, save possibly for the Ruthenian Rite parish in town.

LaGallina - January 27, 2016

When one could assist at the True Mass with the SSPX? No thanks.

7. Peter - January 27, 2016

Let’s hear the details and the stories that would “curl our hair.” Too much secrecy in the Church. Time for sunshine and fresh air.

DM - January 27, 2016


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