From the first page of this week’s bulletin at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Parish (encompassing St. Mary’s in Canandaigua and St. Bridget’s in East Bloomfield), Fr. Peter Mottola writes:
(typos are my fault… for some reason copying and pasting from the pdf wasn’t working, so I re-typed it)
After some parishioners discovered that I sometimes celebrate the Latin Mass on my day off (Mondays), I was asked to announce the time so that people can attend. So, for anyone interested in assisting at Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (the traditional “Latin Mass”), next week I will celebrate the Latin Mass on Monday, 8/26 at 6:00pm, at St. Bridget’s. And in the future I will have these dates and times published in the bulletin.
Since this form of the Mass is unfamiliar to many, I want also to offer some reflections on what this liturgy has meant to me, not so much as a priest but simply as a Catholic. Specifically, I am often asked the question, “What is it that attracts so many young people to the Latin Mass?” Here are three attempts at an answer to that question:
Read the rest on Fr. Mottola’s blog – Declina Paulisper: The renewed appeal of the Latin Mass