On the second Sunday of each month, there is a celebration of the Eucharist using the 1962 missal of Blessed John XXIII – commonly known as the Latin Mass’ – in Cill Mhuire Church, Newbridge.

April 2009

The next celebration of the ‘Latin Mass’ will be at 1pm on 19th April (not on April 12th as per usual schedule)

Monthly Timetable

Unless otherwise stated, the Eucharist will be celebrated using the 1962 missal of Blessed John XXIII at 1pm on the Second Sunday of every month.

Celebrations have taken place so far on

12th October 2008,9th November 2008,14th December 2008

11th January 2009, 8th February 2009, 8th March 2009

Location of Cill Mhuire Church, Newbridge

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Diocesan approval

The monthly celebration of the Eucharist using the 1962 missal of Blessed John XXIII – commonly known as the Latin Mass’ – in Cill Mhuire Church, Newbridge began on Sunday, 12th October 2008.

Bishop Moriarty gave permission for the Latin Mass’, which will be celebrated in Cill Mhuire Church in conjunction with the Parish Priest Fr Joe McDermott.

In order to provide this service, Bishop Moriarty has invited the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter to provide the celebrant for the monthly Mass.

The Fraternity of St. Peter is a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life, that is, a community of Roman Catholic priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the world. Founded with Papal approval in 1988, their mission is the formation and sanctification of priests in the framework of the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite and their pastoral deployment in the service of the Church. There are currently almost 200 priests and 110 seminarians in the Fraternity, based in Europe and America.

Papal permission

It is just over a year since Pope Benedict gave permission for the Latin Mass’ to be celebrated as the extraordinary form’ of the Eucharist given certain conditions. Speaking recently in France, Pope Benedict emphasised that sanctioning the Latin Mass’ was a move designed to promote unity.

Everyone has a place in the Church. Every person, without exception, should be able to feel at home, and never rejected. God, who loves all men and women and wishes none to be lost, entrusts us with this mission by appointing us shepherds of his sheep. Let us therefore strive always to be servants of unity.
Pope Benedict XVI