Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (TLM in this parish? Weeping, because they are no more, edition)

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered in accordance with the 1962 Missale Romanum has not been available for some time in my parish. And, to my knowledge, references to any TLM in this parish have been removed from any internet sites providing logistics regarding the same. I deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause to any of Christ’s faithful. Nos cum prole pia, benedicat Virgo Maria.

Although I am nothing and nobody, a simple parish priest in an extremely remote parish which is most probably the smallest parish in North America if not the world, and this in a Church of – what? – 1.3 billion souls, there seems to be a rather anomalous and most intense and particular interest coming from the Cardinal Archbishop Prefect of the Dicastery of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in the Roman Curia, not to mention also coming from the Archbishop who is Apostolic Nuncio to these United States of America in Washington, D.C. Whatever. See the paragraph above.

And, yes, those are flowers for Mary Immaculate that you’ll see in the extreme lower-left of the picture up top. For you, Mary. That picture, from another life, long ago – which very-longtime readers will recognize – is not also a prophesy, at least that’s not what’s intended! I love my parish. I love being a priest.

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© 2023 Fr George David Byers


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8 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (TLM in this parish? Weeping, because they are no more, edition)

  1. Liz

    Oh I’m so sad to hear this, Father. I can’t imagine the pain for all involved! Every where I go I cannot get over how the TLM is growing and growing in spite of efforts to stop it. I was just visiting my daughter and her family in a different state, and I couldn’t get over the explosive growth of people who are moving to her area (Traditional Catholics mostly) and what efforts they must go to for traditional liturgies. They have masses in gymnasiums and old churches but not main churches. The priests are overworked but I’m so impressed with how hard they work for the love of Mother Church. May God reward all of you priests in these hard times. Meanwhile, I need to get my family ready for mass. We used to be able to waltz into mass 5 or 10 minutes before mass started but these days we must get there plenty early and even then people are not assured a seat. Our TLM’s are all packed. Each week they seem to come up with a new way to fit in more people. Every Sunday my mouth is gaping at the large amount of young people and young families that come. I do recognize the picture. Wow that’s been awhile! I will be praying for you and all involved in this situation, for your parishioners and also for those whom I might be tempted to struggle to pray for! God bless and keep you, Father.

  2. Sandra

    Father, I am someone that remembers well the location of the photo. The adventures of Laudy-dog and still offers prayers for you. The ancient Rites were denied us before, and yet bloomed again. I have no doubt that they will rebloom once more.

  3. sanfelipe007

    Yes, I’m an “old timer” and remember. Rosaries (sometimes whole ones) for you and all faithful Priests every day.

  4. catherine

    God will never leave us without a remedy for the times we are in. We still have the word of God in Scripture and the Rosary for these dire times of evil and the collapse of our sacred Traditions. Our Churches are being destroyed, desecrated or closed. I see that God is leading us out of modern day Egypt that is slavery to corruption. He wants us to be obedient and faithful to his commands in order to protect us. We are his children and God knows what is in our hearts. He will provide for us in our needs. We give thanks to God our Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We give thanks to God for the Holy Family.

    I love that picture above…it stirs the memories. Thank you. God is blessing you abundantly Father George. as well as us all!!


    • Aussie Mum

      I totally agree with you, Catherine, and with you thank God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – the one and only God. One day the world will realise.

  5. I remember well the beautiful pictures from your Hermitage, and I thank you for still providing hope for the people of God in your present parish.

  6. Trudy

    I remember. Thank you for staying with us.

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