This news is for me sad as an Okie Trad from T-town, as one who remains very supportive of the present SSPX.
Some Public Facts:
Here are some facts about the SSPX-Tulsa mission now officially dissolved, which I can share.
Started in 1970.
47 Year History Written HERE.
40+ current members.
10 are elders of the community who helped established the community.
6 young families.
1 new family with 4 children was about to join.
At one point, 150+ members. Many homeschooling families, All Saints Day parties, etc.
The previous church was sold--the equity all goes to the SSPX--which Tulsa laity were planning to use to build a new church, which they saved for decades.
The majority have always supported Archbishop Lefebvre and the SSPX.
A history of Eastern Oklahoma Latin Mass Community coming here soon.
It all started with these core families in 1970, gathering around the side altar at Cascia Hall Preparatory School chapel in Tulsa, where an aged priest continued to celebrate the Mass of All Times.
"Every Diocese is a soul" - ++Lefebvre (quoted in last Tulsa sermon)
1. SSPX in USA is growing.
2. Priests are stretched thin.
3. Two other similar chapels being closed.
A Society priests drives from St. Mary's, KS to Oklahoma, first to OKC (every Sunday), then to Tulsa, and then back to Kansas.
Now they can only go to OKC.
This is a sad day. St. John Fisher's Chapel has existed since 1970, and is still a community, albeit small with little or no parish life.
I respect the decision of Fr. Wegner, US District Superior, but considering all the facts, it does beg questions what is happening across the Traditional Movement, and with the Society of Apostolic Life founded by Archbishop Lefebvre (who I personally consider a saint) to bring the Mass of the Ages to souls.
The Comm box is open.