Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Springfield Missouri will now be the home of Traditional Catholicism in the Ozarks. His Excellency, Bishop James Vann Johnston, has transferred Father Joseph Orthel from Stockton to St. Agnes Cathedral in Springfield effective July 1st, 2008. Once there, Father Orthel will celebrate the Traditional Latin mass during the week and on ALL Sundays.

Details to follow....
Fr. Joseph Orthel will celebrate the extraordinary form of the Latin rite at St. Agnes Cathedral in Springfield beginning Tuesday July 1. The new schedule at St. Agnes will be each Sunday, Mass at 7:00 P.M. with confessions from 6:00 - 6:45, weekday Mass starting at 12:15 P.M on Tue-Fri with confessions from 11:30 - 12:00. There will not be a Latin Mass in Stockton after Sunday June 15 as Fr. Orthel will be on vacation moving to Springfield to accept his new assignment at the Cathedral. The extraordinary form of the Latin Mass scheduled on the second Sunday of each month at Holy Trinity Church will be transferred to the Cathedral with Monsignor Raymond Orf as the celebrant.