Friday, March 14, 2014

Help from readers; family seeking solid parish in Green Bay area

From a reader: 
Hi I have an adult nephew and his new wife interested and returning to the sacraments and to Mass. He attended Mass at the St. Joseph's Oratory in Green Bay didn't get much out of it because it was in Latin.  Do you know of a parish in the Green Bay area that offers a conservative or traditional Mass in English so that he is able to relearn the faith?  Perhaps one that has traditional music. He's not interested in Masses with contemporary music. We attend St. John Cantius in Chicago and we told him about our parish( which does offer the NO but it's with traditional hymns.) He is looking for something similar to our parish. 
Well there's only one St. John Cantius and how I wish I were closer.  Maybe they want to start branching out in neighboring Midwestern towns and adopt parishes??  *sigh*  Well I would probably say the Green Bay Cathedral parish.  I've been to some bad parishes in Green Bay, but I thought the Cathedral was pretty solid.  I'm sure the canons of the Institute of Christ the King would offer their services to teach the newlyweds the Mass.  I'd love to find out what parts of the TLM have been given permission to be said in the vernacular; I've seen rumors of indults but never really found anything concrete.  I always thought that Pope Benedict was going to issue a new instruction for the TLM to codify some of these things but alas, we are rudderless for the time being.  I am not some rigorous defender of all Latin Mass, if there has been permission for certain parts to be said or sung in Latin, make it so. 

Alright, enough from me.  Thoughts?  Any of the churches up there have communion rails? 



  1. Sts. Peter and Paul in GB now has the the pastor that helped the Latin Mass community initially get established at St. Stanislaus in Milwaukee after their move across town. Sts. Peter and Paul has a perpetual adoration chapel, and the last weekday Mass I attended, they had kneelers set up for communion, if you wished to use them. I can't speak to the Sunday Mass or the music, as I go to St Josephs when I am there, but it is probably the better if not the best NO you will get up there.

  2. I attend a weekday TLM in which the Lesson and Gospel (but not the Gradual or Tract) are proclaimed in English from the altar, rather than in Latin from the altar and again in English from the pulpit. Not sure whether this falls under acceptable usage, though; the question isn't trivial since the Latin and English can diverge quite a bit, depending on the translation that is used.

  3. The best priest in GB (and perhaps the world) is Fr. Mark at St. Bernard. I can't vouch for the music, but he is a holy and wise man.

  4. My method for finding a faithful N.O. parish/Cathedral is to call about and ask if they allow altar girls.

  5. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help now has a communion rail.


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