Since you mentioned ...
St. John Cantius, Chicago, is an extraordinary church. If you're in the area, and have the time, you will be so pleased to attend a mass there, whether Tridentine, or Novus Ordo. The NO mass has the inclusion of several rubrics from the Tridentine, and it is not your usual NO mass. At both masses, there are no altar girls, no Eucharistic ministers, no sign of peace, no bringing up of the collection, no Communion by hand. There *is* Gregorian chant/special choirs at a couple of the masses, and incense at a couple others, plenty of altar servers (of all ages), confession at *all* Sunday masses, before, after and during (and there are
lines), and plenty of respect, respect, respect. The Canton Regulars, themselves, by and large are very slim (they either aren't fed or fast a lot:)), wear cassocks, and are joyful and helpful and walk about the church sometimes hurriedly to have it sparkling clean and beautiful for Our Lord.
posted on 02/17/2010 5:31:51 AM PST
("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
Beautiful — especially all decked out for Christmas.
posted on 02/17/2010 5:14:30 PM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
Thanks for posting that.
So many great Churches and parishes have closed down in Chicago. Like my old one :-(
posted on 02/18/2010 4:08:38 AM PST
(The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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