Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fr. Joseph Skelton Promotes TLM in the Visayas

During a recent visit of Fr. Joseph Skelton here in Manila where he celebrated Tridentine Masses at the Parish of Our Lord of Divine Mercy in Sikatuna, Q.C., he shared with me over lunch his various activities in promoting the Tridentine Mass in the Visayan region. Of course last year, he went to the USA (his beloved country) to train under the Canon Regulars of St. John Cantius the proper way of celebrating the Extraordinary Roman Rite of the Mass. He has been going around his Diocese of Tagbilaran in the island of Bohol, celebrating the TLM as invited by various groups. Priests in the Visayas seem to be more open and accepting as regards to the TLM since he had already trained some priests in celebrating Solemn High Masses, including servers and a choir using the Mass compositions of Palestrina. He also celebrates daily TLM at his new parish, perfecft for the rite since the setting is a gothic church. Recently, he has been invited by the Conventual Franciscans of Cebu to celebrate a Solemn High Mass in their 3 year-old Church of Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace. Here are the beautiful photos of the event as shared by Fr. Joseph.