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To: Maximilian
Why then is Philadelphia lacking in allowing the Latin Mass? There are 2 Masses for this very large metropolitan area, but they are both in inconvenient locations and at unusual times.

There are actually a few more than two Masses. Nobody seems to be demanding more than we currently have though. There is no big campaigns for more Masses. The arrangement of 4 Indult Masses, one SSPX chapel, and two independents seems to make everyone happy, other than the cranks like me.

Our Metropolis stretches to Trenton, Wilmington, and Camden/Atlantic City as well. So we are split between four dioceses. The Archidocese of Philadelphia contains Philadelphia, Delaware, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. The Diocese of Camden contains Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Atlantic, Cumberland, and Campe May Counties. The Diocese of Trenton includes Burlington and Mercer Counties in our region. The Diocese of Wilmington includes New Castle County in our region.

The whole list:

Philadelphia Archdiocese
1) Our Lady of Consolation - Philadelphia (Tacony) - 2 pm Sunday. Conveniently right off I 95 and a bridge to New Jersey.
2) St. Francis of Assisi - Norristown, PA - 1:15 pm Sunday

Diocese of Camden
1) Mater Ecclesiae (formerly Most Holy Trinity "Monastery") - Berlin, NJ - 5:30 pm Saturday, 9:00 am, 11:30 am Sunday, Holydays at 7:30 pm, daily Mass also. All traditional Sacraments available, men sponsored to FSSP/ICK seminaries (4 currently).

Diocese of Wilmington
1) St. Patrick Church - Wilmington, DE - 10 am Sunday

1) St. Jude Church (SSPX) - Eddystone, PA - 5:30 pm Saturdays, 8:00 am, 10:00 am Sundays. All traditional Sacraments available, men sponsored to SSPX seminaries.
2) St. Mary the Virgin Chapel (Thuc Line, "Bishop" Hesson) - Paulsboro, NJ - 9 am Sunday, 7 pm Holydays. All traditional Sacraments available.
3) Our Lady of Fatima Shrine (Independent, Unknown Provenance) - Corbin City, NJ - 10:30 am Sunday

The vast majority (75%+) of our local traditionalists will be found at Mater Ecclesiae and the SSPX.

7 posted on 09/19/2003 5:27:48 AM PDT by Hermann the Cherusker
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To: Hermann the Cherusker
Where do you go to Mass? Have you been to Mater Ecclesiase? I checked out their webpage, and I was really impressed. I didn't even know it existed until I saw the link on the Una Voce page. Next time I'm back home in Delaware, I should go check it out.
8 posted on 10/14/2003 10:38:05 AM PDT by Pyro7480 (“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid" - Benjamin Franklin)
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