Reintroduction of Latin Mass to be celebrated Sept. 17 at St. Anthony’s

The 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of the Latin Mass in the Diocese of Wichita will be celebrated at the 1 p.m. Latin Mass Sunday, Sept. 17, at St. Anthony Church in Wichita.
In 1984 Pope John Paul II gave bishops permission to allow the “Tridentine Mass” to be celebrated, with additional restrictions removed in 1988 and 1990. The first Latin Mass in the Diocese of Wichita under John Paul II’s directive was celebrated on Sept. 6, 1992, by Father James Jackson at St. Anthony’s – on a six-month experimental basis.
A quarter century has passed since then. To commemorate the milestone, a 25th Anniversary High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, as is it now known according to Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 Motu Proprio, will be celebrated at St. Anthony Church on Sept. 17. Fr. James Jackson will offer the celebratory Mass.
A cake reception will follow in the St. Elizabeth Parish Hall. Father Jackson will give a short talk, along with a question-and-answer session, at the reception.
Father Jackson, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, will also celebrate a Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St. Anthony’s at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, followed by coffee and donuts in the parish’s St. Clare Sunshine Room.