Friday, June 08, 2012

Mass for Sacred Heart: ad orientem

You are invited.

Next Friday, June 15, is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart.

Mass at 7 pm at the beautifully restored Saint Boniface Church in Piqua.

Mass will be offered in the ordinary form, with some Latin, plenty of incense, and ad orientem--meaning for the second half of the Mass, when the priest is at the altar, he will face the same way as the people.

Because it's Friday, it's hard to get much of a choir together, sorry about that. But if folks who can sing show up, we're there! As celebrant, I'll do my part.

FYI, we'll do it again on Thursday, June 28, the Vigil of Saints Peter and Paul, again at Saint Boniface, again at 7 pm.

Some folks don't get why any of this is appealing or worth doing. Feel free to ask questions via comments.

1 comment:

Father Gregory said...

Dear Father, I offer Mass ad orientem daily, and twice a month on Sundays. I've explained it several times, but many don't want to listen. It's just regressing back to pre-V2. Someday it will be the only way. Now, we have to gently guide the folks to it. I'm glad to see that you are doing it. Blessings, Dom Gregory Pilcher, OSB.