Of course, all are elated be making the move downtown to Old St. Patrick Oratory on October 25th. Nevertheless we still will will have many memories and harbor much nostalgia about our decades at Our Lady of Sorrows. We will be sad to leave one of the most beautiful church buildings in our diocese, even though we will be transferring to another most beautifully restored, historic and sacred building. At this time we recall all the many dedicated Catholics who supported the Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows who have passed on and will not be able to move to the Oratory with us. We think of the dedicated priests who celebrated the Masses for us, some at great hardship...Father Sinclair, Father Cloutier, Father Karels, Father Kriski and of course, Father Kaiser, Msgr. Humen, Msgr. Froeshel, Msgr. Offutt, Father Phillipson, and Father Fournier. These and other wonderful priests helped make it possible for the dream of our own parish to come true. We give thanks that Bishop Sullivan first allowed the Latin Mass over two decades ago, We are grateful to Bishop Boland who formally instituted the Latin Mass Community and assigned a dedicated priest to our service. And, of course, we can't thank enough our treasured Bishop Finn who ultimately trusted us with our own parish, a dream come true beyond our most fervent hopes and prayers.
We also thank the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, and Father Buchholz who assumed the service of the Oratory community in October, 2005. And to Father Avis who replaced him in the Rector's responsibilites last month.
Great days for our little community, for Holy Mother Church and the growth and propagation of the Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite lay ahead of us. We gratefully thank Our Lord for for all that we have been given. Te Deum laudamus!