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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bishop of ’s-Hertogenbosch Holland Institutes Latin Mass Parish

S-Hertogenbosch (Kathnews). Pope Benedict XVI. had approved the so-called classical Roman liturgy as the so-called "Extraordinary Form” of the Roman Rite in July 7, 2007 with his Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum”. In the Instruction "Universae Ecclesiae" as the highest law he gave in concrete instructions for the priests and ordinaries.

Dutch Model

Since the liturgical development after the Second Vatican Council, a course points to an act of legislation in the Netherlands, is the classic form as is prescribed in the Liturgical books of 1962, celebrated in various churches of the country. The Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam, Msgr Punt, has built his own personal parish for the classical Roman liturgy according to the Motu Proprio earlier this year. The Archbishop of Utrecht, Cardinal Eijck, and the Bishop of Roermond, Msgr Wietz, a church rector assigned for the so-called extraordinary form. There are also different priests in each diocese (especially the younger generation) that implement the Motu Proprio in their parishes.

Sunday Masses in the cathedral town of 's-Hertogenbosch

The Motu Proprio is also implemented in the diocese of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Dutch province of Brabant. So for some time Holy Mass is said according to the Gregorian Tridentine form in the cathedral. Since a Mass has on Sunday in the traditional form in the cathedral has proven difficult to carry out because of other Masses and liturgical celebrations, the bishop of the diocese, Monsignor A. Hurkmans, has now assigned now a facility located in the center of historic and architecturally special church as main church for the classical liturgy in his diocese. It is the Church of St. Catherine (St. Catharienkerk), an octagonal central building, which also has the liturgy was celebrated in the Byzantine Rite. The bishop has decided that as of Sunday, May the 5th, 2013, to hold a weekly Mass in this church in the “Extraordinary Rite". The sung Mass (Missa cantata) is to be celebrated at !:15pm. Two priests and the ex officio of the diocese were appointed by the bishop as celebrant to do so. The diocese of 's-Hertogenbosch is territorially the largest diocese in the Netherlands. Among other things it includes the renowned cities of Nijmegen and Tilburg University.

Photo: Cathedral of 's-Hertogenbosch - Source:, user Karrow