The Mass went beautifully, given that this was the first time this Mass was celebrated there. The Propers were sung to a setting by William Byrd. The Ordinary was Mass IX. The church was filled, and the congregation sang the Ordinary with force and heart. This was a truly spiritual event for all who participated. The bishop, a humble and charming man, told me that he was so very pleased to have done this and was certainly open to doing it again.
Friday, July 6, 2007
New Liturgical Movement has a guest piece by Fr. Richard G. Cipolla. Father relates a story of what the future may hold post Summorum Pontificum, we pray.