Traditional (Tridentine) low Mass at OLOF.


At 3 pm on Monday and again at 7 am on Tuesday (July 2-3) a private traditional (Tridentine) low Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Fatima's Eucharistic Adoration Chapel by Fr. James Fryar, FSSP and attended by a couple of dozen local Catholics who had learned of the special occasion on short notice. These were the first Latin Masses celebrated in our new church, and probably the first ones celebrated in OLOF parish in almost four decades.  Fr. Fryar is a member of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a world-wide clerical society that was instituted by Pope John Paul II to promote the traditional Latin Mass, and which assisted the Diocese of Knoxville in beginning its weekly Latin Masses. In his capacity as chaplain of the English-speaking members of the Confraternity of St. Peter, a lay organization associated with the FSSP, Fr. Fryar stopped here on his way from spending June at the FSSP seminary in Nebraska teaching overflow workshops for already ordained priests learning to celebrate the traditional Mass to Florida to open a new Latin Mass mission there.