trads in ct
#1
hey im j wondering if there is a sizable trad community in ct!  :incense:
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#2
I don't know if it's sizable, but they're around. The SSPX has chapels in Ridgefield and Hartford (http://sspx.org/chapels.htm). Independent Bishop Robert McKenna operates out of the state (http://www.rosarychapel.net/index.php). On the diocesan front the basilica in Waterbury proudly offers the '62 Mass (http://www.theimmaculate.com/ChurchInfo.htm), and S. Mary's in Norwalk has done so seemingly from time immemorial (http://www.stmarynorwalk.net/). The Franciscans of the Immaculate, who have recently switched entirely to the '62 rituals, operate from the eastern part of the state (http://marymediatrix.com/communities/gri...delegation), and the Benedictine nuns in Bethlehem are around too (http://www.abbeyofreginalaudis.com/sitelive/index.htm). By way of conferences the New England Traditional Catholic Conference was held this past April (http://conference.stmartha-ct.org/), and traditional groups have made a showing at the Connecticut Catholic Men's Conference these past two years. The Legionaries of Christ, while not "traditional," are have a big presence in the state and are very friendly to the old liturgy.
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#3
P.S.: My Legionnaire friends would kill me if I neglected to post this a like to their Connecticut conference. Here it is: https://www.ctcatholicmen.org/.
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#4
thanks... im hoping  an fssp chapel will open 2; however un likely that is  :(
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#5
Given the few number of Christians in Connecticut, let alone traditionalists, it's amazing there is so much available for trads. I think the chances of the Fraternity coming to Connecticut are slim. They already have the reputation for compeating with the Society (sometimes literally opening up parishes across the street from SSPX outlets), and Connecticut has one of the oldest SSPX presences in America. For PR reasons such a move would not be wise on the part of the FSSP. Additionally, there is a sizable number of priests able to proform the '62 rituals. As such, one wonders if the expertize of the Fraternity might not be used better elsewhere. Besides, one suspects that the bishops of Connecticut do not want to invite too many groups in house. There are already Franciscans, Benedictines, Legionaries operating in the state. It's best to keep things as simple as possible from their point of view.
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#6
New Haven has had the TLM for quite some time, even before the MP, organized by the St. Gregory Society. It recently moved to St. Stanislaus.
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(07-23-2010, 09:40 PM)Knight Hospitaller Wrote: New Haven has had the TLM for quite some time, even before the MP, organized by the St. Gregory Society. It recently moved to St. Stanislaus.

Yes, here is their website:

http://www.saint-gregory.org/

Also, here is the site for the Latin Mass community in Moodus:

http://www.mooduslatinmass.org/

Also, looking at the Ecclesia Dei website (which doesn't seem to have been recently update in regards to Moodus), there's a few other options:
http://www.ecclesiadei.org/masses.cfm#Connecticut

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#8
There are also weekly Sunday trad Masses at Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Bridgeport (10:15), St. Mary's in New Britain (4:00) and St. Margaret's in Waterbury (10:30).  And at St. Peter's in Hartford, things are in the works to get a weekly Mass there, too.
Christina
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(07-23-2010, 09:17 PM)Credo Wrote: Given the few number of Christians in Connecticut, let alone traditionalists, it's amazing there is so much available for trads. I think the chances of the Fraternity coming to Connecticut are slim. They already have the reputation for compeating with the Society (sometimes literally opening up parishes across the street from SSPX outlets), and Connecticut has one of the oldest SSPX presences in America. For PR reasons such a move would not be wise on the part of the FSSP. Additionally, there is a sizable number of priests able to proform the '62 rituals. As such, one wonders if the expertize of the Fraternity might not be used better elsewhere. Besides, one suspects that the bishops of Connecticut do not want to invite too many groups in house. There are already Franciscans, Benedictines, Legionaries operating in the state. It's best to keep things as simple as possible from their point of view.

Maybe there aren't that many true Christians in CT anymore, but it's sad that it's supposedly the most Catholic of the New England states and it's really hard to get people here to attend the Latin Mass.  Look at New Haven, a heavily Italian area with many other ethnicities, and it's hard to find more than 30-40 people at a low Mass at St. Stanislaus.  MOre come for the high Masses, granted.  And the pariah hour of 2:00 doesn't help much. 


I didn't think the Legionnaires were friendly to the trad Mass.  I thought they kind of marched lock step with the novus ordo, but I could be wrong. 

Christina
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#10
alright thanks very much!
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