I just discovered your website yesterday, and have really enjoyed reading your articles. In fact I appreciate what you have to say so much that I plan on attending mass at your parish in the near future. The reason however why I feel compelled to e-mail you is because I am a Catholic who was raised attending the traditional latin mass, and am very attached to it. I know Catholics in the Seattle area have requested from the archdiocese to have a tridentine mass made available without any result (my husband and I both signed a petition that was given to the new Bishop). I have no idea how you feel about the subject, I am hoping that since the content of your sermons appears pretty traditional, perhaps you would not be negative about having the tridentine mass offered. What do you know about any steps being taken in the Seattle diocese to have the tridentine mass offered, and do you have any suggestions about what I can do to have the mass available sooner rather ! than later? Thank you for your time and your work. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Thanks for the e-mail and the kind words. I really haven't thought that much about the Tridentine Mass, altho I obviously did grow up with it too. Am having a hard enough just trying to get the celebration of the Novus Ordo (Ordo Missae) correct. It sometimes does seem like a Gordian Knot, but we have to keep our focus on what is most important--the Real Presence of Jesus and the renewal of his Sacrifice. My prayers for you & your husband. Do introduce yourselves when you come to Holy Family.
P.S. I of course would defer to the Archbishop about whether it is prudent to begin a Tridentine Mass in the Archdiocese.
From T (Seattle Teenager): "The Traditional Mass helps to lift my heart up to God."
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