Personal Parish for Extraordinary Form Liturgy in Raleigh
***UPDATE: Since Bp. Zarama was named Bishop of Raleigh after this petition was started, the petition will be presented to him after he has been installed and is settled in the diocese, and sometime after the Missa Solemnis on September 14. The original petition text is in brackets at the bottom.***
As a member of the stable group of faithful Catholics who regularly attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form whenever it is offered, in keeping with the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI’s moto proprio Summorum Pontificum, I petition the Diocese of Raleigh for the establishment of a personal parish for Sacred Liturgy in the Extraordinary Form in the Diocese.
I commit to supporting such a parish with my time, talent, and treasure.
I hope that the personal parish could be located at Sacred Heart Church in downtown Raleigh where there is, at present, no Sunday Mass at all.
[Understanding that the Diocesan Administrator cannot establish any new parish during the interim period while we await the appointment of our new bishop, we request that the Administrator immediately establish a Chapel for weekly Sunday and Holy Day Masses in the EF at the present cathedral, Sacred Heart, as the first step toward the establishment of a personal parish. We hope that the Chapel could begin offering Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday, August 6, AD 2017.]
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All adults (18 years old OR confirmed) are encouraged to sign, children can be indicated in the "Household members" box