Continuing my series on the Extraordinary Form in Australia (and please do keep sending in your comments and pitches for your community), today a look at Wangaratta.
A new diocese to the EF list...
Organising an EF community in the city is difficult enough. Organising one in smaller rural and regional centres is surely much harder.
Wangaratta, however, is one of the few clear success stories of recent years, indeed I suspect it represents the only new every Sunday EF Mass added to the roster in Australia since Summorum Pontificum came into effect, that has actually survived, outside the cities that already had at least one mass there already.
And that is mostly due to the efforts of Marty Corboys (who it was nice to see at Mass in Canberra on the weekend, albeit briefly!) and friends, with the help of the excellent Fr Terence-Mary Naughtin OFM Conventual.
Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta
Summorum Pontificum Wangaratta is a lay-led society with a very nice blog, monthly newsletter that you can subscribe to and more.
And they have sent in this comment:
"The traditional Latin Mass is celebrated every Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Wangaratta.
Sunday Mass times are at 5pm while Holy Days of Obligation (in the traditional calendar) are at 5:30pm unless otherwise indicated.
Founded in 2006, 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. Please bookmark our website to keep in touch with the latest information."