Wilmington Traditional Latin Mass

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered at St. Mary's Shrine (5th and Ann Sts.) in Wilmington, NC on the FOURTH Sunday of each month at 7 p.m.

Please make all donations payable to:
The Diocese of Raleigh
In the lower left-hand "memo" section, please write "The Extraordinary Form Ministry"


Click here to see "which Sunday" it is (The Proper of Seasons).

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Latin Mass in Lejeune cancelled

I've waited to hear back from Fr. Bautista, as well as called and e-mailed a number of times.

Nary a response.

Sadly, the Latin Mass has essentially been abandoned at Camp Lejeune.

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Priest Assigned to Wilmington TLM

Father Mark Betti of Immaculate Conception Parish, Clinton, (pictured 3d from right) has been assigned to serve as the celebrant of the Traditional Latin Mass at the Shrine of St. Mary here in Wilmington.

Father Parkerson remains as the Official Delegate for the Latin Mass in the diocese, and besides his home parish of Sacred Heart in Dunn, he will also be celebrating the TLM in the Cathedral in Raleigh.

So far, the time and schedule remains unchanged, the last Sunday of each month at 7:00 PM.

If there are any changes, I will post them here ASAP.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mass for 26 December Cancelled

Due to the snow, the 7 PM Mass has been cancelled at the Shrine of St. Mary's, Wilmington, NC for 26 Dec, 2010.

So it goes!

In the meantime, we're still in a holding pattern for the new schedule for the Latin Mass up in Camp Lejeune, and we are also still scheduled for Mass on the last Sunday of the month next January.

Thanks, guys!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Update on the TLM in Camp Lejeune

Despite rumors to the contrary, the Latin Mass has NOT been cancelled on Lejeune.

I just spoke w/ Fr. Bautista, and the Latin Mass has been suspended during the month of December, and is expected to resume in January.

Not that long ago, there were 14 Catholic Chaplains aboard Lejeune... it's now down to 2.

Please pray for all of our priests, for vocations and more priests volunteer for duty with the Archdiocese of the Military Services.

Like Archbishop Broglio said not all that long ago, Catholic boys in uniform will start going to Protestant Chaplains if there are no Catholic Chaplains available. And no one wants our boys exposed to heresy.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Change at Camp Lejeune

With Fr. Logan now retired, this leaves only Fr. Bautistarojas celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass up in Lejeune.

Fr. Bautistarojas has informed me that they've lost another Catholic Chaplain, so they're spread mighty thin. And by Canon Law, a priest can oly celebrate so many Masses in a day.

Father has also told me in early November that "Next month [December] we will have it on the 5th and 19th", but I did e-mail Padre to double-check that we would be having Mass on those two dates.

When I get solid scoop, I'll pass the word.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Poll: almost half of Mass-goers would attend older form

An extraordinary article from the Catholic Herald (UK). The paragraph at the very end of the article is astounding in its obviousness; Almost half of English and Welsh Mass-goers would attend Masses in the traditional form of the Roman Rite if it was celebrated in local parishes, a new study has shown.

The survey, which used a sample of 800 people who identified themselves as Catholic, showed that 66 per cent of practising Catholics would be happy to attend the traditional Latin Mass once a month if it were celebrated in their parishes.

Commissioned by the French group Paix Liturgique, the survey also showed that Britain had a higher percentage of regular Mass attendance than France, Portugal and Germany.

Although only 19 per cent of Britain's population identifies as Catholic, 32 per cent of Catholics attend Mass at least once a month, if not more often, compared with 19 per cent of French Catholics and 10 per cent of German Catholics.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Change in times for the Latin Mass at Camp Lejeune

As of September 12, the time for the TLM at Lejeune will change from 9:30 to 12:30. This is due to Catechism Classes being back in session, and Father needs to be available to give lessons and Q&A sessions with the kids.

In the meantime, please know that Father Logan will be retiring from the Navy at the end of next month (more details as they become available).

Lastly, please keep Father Bautistarojas in your prayers. He leaves tomorrow for "Latin Mass Bootcamp" in Chicago. His first ever public TLM will be at Lejeune next Sunday, 0930.