I am from Chicago originally and now live in Florida, however, in a heartbeat, I’d trade the weather down here for the convenience of serving at a daily Tridentine Rite Mass. No hesitation whatsoever.
Glad that you and your husband got a laugh out of my rather somewhat “caustic” reply. I’ve gotten a lot of flack for my opionon on this matter (i.e. the reforms in the wake of Vatican II) from other Catholics, however, I’ve stuck to my guns on it.
I do hope and pray that it will continue in this direction.
Thanks again for the wonderful photos and your commentary. I’ve gone ahead and saved the link to the Church there in Chicago for further perusal on my part.
Very, very grateful to you for posting it though ... not a coincidence that you posted it and I just happened to read it a few minutes after you did so. I was just about to log off when I went back to check the most recent posts list and *POW*, there it was. Gave me a bit of a shock, albeit more of a signal grace from someone looking out for me (Jesus? Mary? St. Michael? My Guardian Angel? Someone? All of ‘em and more I think). ;-)
Thanks a bunch.
“AD JESUM PER MARIAM”
posted on 01/04/2010 5:16:45 PM PST
(Like a moon without a tide ...)
We understood your "caustic" reply all too well. I'm one who spends time jockeying about to make sure I receive from a priest at mass instead of a Eucharistic minister -- it was somewhat difficult to do so and not make a trifle bit of a scene, but I've now got it down pat, counting the line's receivers on either side of the Church, so I'm in alignment with the priest when I get up front. Oh, the distractions. Anyway, I needn't do this as Jesus is Jesus, no matter which mass He is present at, but I do it anyway. Eucharistic ministers are for extraordinary purposes, and I've not yet witnessed a reason for their implementation.
If I get more pictures of the Church -- there's much to photograph -- I'll add them to this link. Thanks again for appreciating. I wasn't sure how many on Free Republic were ardent supporters or enthusiasts of the Tridentine Mass. And I never guessed I'd be so taken by same.
Since you are from Chicago, do you know this area (or church)? And do you have a Tridentine Mass that you attend in Florida?
posted on 01/05/2010 10:28:57 AM PST
("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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