I have tossed the idea around in my head for a while now to leave the option open for those who would like to give donations for this site. The donations could go towards the stipend for the Masses said for all those listed on GRANT THEM REST, (however I already do this, so the only reason for donations to this end would be for those who would like to contribute their own personal sarifice as well), or they could be for any of you who would like to help my parish (actually it is only a mission at this point) get its own church building. I am a member of Mater Misericordiae Mission in Phoenix, AZ, and the pastor of MMM is Fr. Fryar, F.S.S.P., (I have mentioned before that he is the priest that I have offering the Masses for those on this site.) We are currently 'renting' space at St. Thomas the Apostle in Phoenix, and we have a building committee that has been looking into options, but our main obstacle is funding. With about 250 members, and many of us earning below average income, we are far from reaching anywhere near the amount of funds we need to see our goals realized.
Again I am just posting this to get some feedback from those who read this site, I never had any intentions to receive any donations in any way when I created this site, it just was something I had in my mind and I wanted to give the opportunity to those who may feel interested/called to do so.
Please feel free to either leave comments here, or to email me directly with your thoughts.
PS~ You can visit the webpage to Mater Misericordiae Mission here: http://phoenixlatinmass.com/
And here are some articles of MMM in the news for your edification:
FSSP offers traditional Mass at historic mission
The Remnant, 2007.12.25
Article not available online as of 2008.1.06.
Spreading the Good News in an old way: Latin Mass draws faithful to beauty, mystery
Catholic Sun, J.D. Long Garcia, 2007.12.20
For the first time in nearly 40 years, Catholics celebrated the Latin-language Tridentine Mass at the historic San Xavier del Bac Mission. Members of Mater Misericordiae Mission, which offers the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, traveled to the Franciscan mission Dec. 8 to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. (Photos 1-10: San Xavier Del Bac-Latin Mass)
Pope liberalizes Latin Mass: Guidelines make Tridentine Mass more accessible
Catholic Sun, Andrew Junker, 2007.07.19
The silence, ritual and prayer can lend a more transcendent nature to the Mass and attracts Catholics of all ages, said Fr. Kenneth Fryer, FSSP, pastoral administrator for Mater Misericordiae Mission, which celebrates the extraordinary form of the Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. The extraordinary form “expresses itself perhaps in a more sublime way,” he said, explaining why younger people who never grew up with the 1962 Missal are attracted to it.
First Tridentine Mass in Phoenix, AZ a big hit!
June 6, 2004, the Feast of the Holy Trinity was a special day in another way for the diocese of Phoenix Arizona. After the Latin Mass has not been allowed for 40 years, the Feast of the Holy Trinity was celebrated by a solemn High Mass according to the 1962 Missal. The Mass was made possible by a group of volunteers and the new Bishop of the diocese of Phoenix, Thomas Olmsted.