Nov 21, 2005

L.A. Masses

This photo from the 2005 Religious Education Congress has been posted all over the internet. One would think that it would be a source of great embarrassment for Cardinal Mahony and the Archdiocese. Evidently, it is not. On the contrary, this image which has fast become a kind of icon of L.A. weirdness is proudly being recycled in the official catalogue announcing next year's Congress. By the way, in case you cannot tell, that is Cardinal Mahony himself "presiding" over this "Youth Day Mass".

So, not to change the subject, but ...

How was "liturgy" in your parish this Sunday?


Anonymous barbara said...

The Holy Sacrifice was wonderful, as it always is on the Traditional Latin Mass circuit. I checked out the TLM in Northridge yesterday, staffed by the priests of Our Lady Help of Christians in Garden Grove. For a makeshift chapel it was pretty good, and they had a big crowd.

Pax tecum!

6:21 AM  
Blogger bobnd said...

Liturgy at St. Paul's Newman was great as usual. Orthodox in teaching and intimate as always. For the 5:00 mass on Sunday the church was over 1/2 full with a small choir and only 2 extraordinary ministers. Fr. Damian Hils was the celebrant and was subbing for our pastor who is on retreat. A wonderful sermon on Christ the King and talked about building the kingdom of God. For a Newman Center, we do sing more traditional hymns over the Haugen/Haas repitoire. Remember the early Haugen and Haas stuff is beautiful and scriptually related. The latter stuff is horrendous.

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday in Van Nuys liturgy was great the homily was on a pledge for weekly offerings. Just a couple of lines on the Feast of Christ the King. I was a little disappointed, but understandable, parishes are running in the red. I heard Saturday's daily mass on EWTN and the homiliest mentioned how a couple of lines can transform a life. Went to the Liturgy of the hours for the church's second reading on the Office from Origen for the missed homily on sunday. Our faith is so rich.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

I attended the 5:00 p.m. at my "backup" parish in St. Paul yesterday. The new assistant, right out of the seminary, was the celebrant. He types his sermons, generally pretty good, but reads them way too fast.

I don't know what kind of academic grades he got in the seminary, but boy, he must have gotten straight A's in posture all the way through. It's embarassing to watch how perfectly his hands and body position are throughout the entire Mass. The cynic in me says that will change after he gets his own parish. As will the typed sermons.

Very orthodox Mass (other than no servers). How can this be in a parish with a grade school?

8:28 AM  
Anonymous joe said...


Is that the church next to St. Robert Redford's? I hear they have great salad dressings and popcorn. :)

8:45 AM  
Blogger bobnd said...

Very funny Joe, This parish is not like the ones in Hell-A. We have an orthodox bishop and error does not happen, in fact the Diocese of Fargo has the only maternity home in America as we speak, so there is a true committment to the young and the pro-life causes are strong. We have an active KC council and 15 orthodox bible studies. Vocations do come out of this parish too, so it is not your typical Newman Center.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous joe said...

Hey bobnd,

That was just a little joke. I'm encouraged to hear of all the positive things going on in the Church. I pray more of this will spread our arch-diocese

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Clara said...

Mass at St. Peter Chanel was awesome, of course. It was a chant mass! Hooray! Fr. Ed Broom was the celebrant. He was great :)

12:04 AM  
Blogger Vincent said...

I came across this post and it wow me. What is happening to the Church?

2:53 PM  

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