When I joined this diocese a dozen years ago, the idea that a celebration of the older form of the Mass would be promoted on an AOC website would have struck most observers as absurd. Heck, if you were a young priest expressing interest in the “pre-Vatican II” Mass, you probably would have been sent away for counseling. And while after four years it’s fairly clear that Archbishop Schnurr isn’t going to lead any sort of orthodox renewal or embrace of the Church’s patrimony here, he is at least letting good, traditional things happen, even on archdiocesan websites:

Priest Invites Athenaeum Alumni/Supporters to Attend Mass in Extraordinary Form

Athenaeum of Ohio alumnus, the Rev. Martin Bachman, currently parochial vicar at Holy Trinity Parish in Batavia, offers Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturday mornings at Holy Trinity. Father Bachman will offer a special celebration of the Mass at 3 p. m. Sunday, December 8 at Holy Trinity and invites alumni and supporters of the Athenaeum to attend on the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Besides Holy Trinity, Father Bachman has served as parochial vicar since July, 2012 at St. Louis Parish, Owensville; St. Philomena Parish, Stonelick; and St. Ann Parish, Williamsburg.

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