So I need six more people to be interested and a faculty sponsor to get this thing off the ground.
Please pray that I get more people interested.
If that is what the Uni requires. Ours (the society Marty refers to) decided on a name, designed a brochure that was pleasing to the eye and in content (prayerful, loyal etc.) THEN we went to our Mons. and introduced the 'Society' to him and told him what we required from him. We asked for a mass every day and twice on Sunday and we asked him to say it ! He refused the offer stating that he was ordained in the traditional rite but that he had embraced the 'change' and was not going 'back' !! Ask for heaps and you may get something. Presume that Fr. Bozo WILL say the Mass for you. Let him knock you back then ask him to invite a priest in who will. Approach this venture with nervous resignation and you will get nothing.
Mons. offered us the use of his smaller chapel as headquarters, expressed concerns at 'division' in his parish so suggested that we start off in a very small way first to 'see how it all goes'. Mons. also offered to talk to the Bishop who gave us 'permission' to one Mass a month, mid week and it must be a priest of the diocese (there is our biggest problem) It is the first time this bishopo has acknowledged the Traditional Latin Mass in this diocese. Lousey I know but it is a beginning on which to grow.
We have been nagging him for years and through the formation of the society he finally gave in.
Marty then set up a blog page and sent the link to it to every priest in the diocese (can't accuse us of being divisive - we're happy to share with everyone) This resulted in the local ABC radio hearing about it and interviewing Marty about the 'Mass' on prime time 'talk-back' radio. They presumed it was up and running. This was a great way to get the word out and condition the resistant militant modernists that "traditionalists are coming their way soon"
We certainly did not get permission from the bishop. We didn't need it and he certainly would not have given it but cannot stop the society from existing.
I fear that if you contact your Bishop first you will be stopped. Don't give them any more power especially false power that they do not have.
The Church allows for it's people to form associations for the propogation of the Faith.
What ever you do present yourself well with presumptious optimism. 'They' fear then that you know more than them (which you do)
We're happy to help in any way.