Sunday, July 15, 2007


Bishop Salvatore Matano, a native of my diocese (Providence, Rhode Island) whose See is Burlington, Vermont, will be celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal) at St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral in Burlington on the Solemnity of the Assumption (August 15) 2007 at 7 PM. This will mark the first Tridentine Mass said in Vermont since Vatican II.

From reading Bp. Matano's letter, he is supportive of the desires of our Holy Father, but also wants his priests to be properly prepared and trained, should they desire to celebrate the 1962 Mass in his diocese.

On a side note, Bp. Matano isn't the first bishop to tie with both Providence and Burlington. His predecessor, Bp. Kenneth A. Angell, another RI native, was an auxiliary bishop for 18 years before succeeding to the See of Burlington. During Bp. Angell's time in Providence as an auxiliary, the Ordinary was Bp. Louis E. Gelineau (who, like Bp. Angell, is now retired), a Burlington native, but no relation to the renowned French Jesuit Pere Joseph Gelineau. :)

RSCT to Gerald.


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