More information on the pontifical EF Mass in Amsterdam

On 5 June I wrote about an announcement that Archbishop François Bacqué, the Apostolic Nuncio (basically the Vatican ambassador) to the Netherlands, would be celebrating a Mass according to the Extraordinary Form at the St. Agnes church in Amsterdam. I also wrote that it would be a unique event, being the first pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form to be celebrated in the Netherlands in many years.

I was not entirely correct, it now turns out.

An announcement at Catholica offers more details. A priest, deacon and subdeacon will be celebrating the Mass on the 15 August, the feast of the Assumption of Mary, and Msgr. Bacqué will be presiding ‘from the throne’. Now I’m no expert on the Extraordinary Form, so I’ll freely admit I don’t know all the details of what that means, apart from that it does not seem that the archbishop will merely be sitting there; he does have his duties during the celebration of the Mass.

In my post of 5 June I spoke about the significance of this event, so I won’t repeat myself here. But I will share the details of when and where the Mass will take place.

Mass will start at 11am in the church of St. Agnes, located at Amstelveenseweg 163 in Amsterdam. Find the church’s website, in Dutch,  here.