Thursday, April 19, 2012

Solemn High Nuptial Mass - May 1, 2012

Josef Seno and Heather Gomez... finally!

The Mass will be in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wilmington, CA. It will mostly be in Latin with the readings in both Latin and English and the homily in English. The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey will be celebrating the Mass. There will be a short instrucion read before Mass.

The parish has a strict dress code so please dress modestly. For women - no clothing that reveals too much chest i.e. cleavage, both shoulders should be covered, no skin tight out fits, and no clothing that goes above the knees. For men - no shorts, and no sleeveless shirt.

Directions (from Riverside, CA)

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
515 West Opp Street
Wilmington, CA 90744

*Please try to arrive early for the ceremony. Time is not Filipino/Mexican standard time so the Mass will begin promptly at 12:30 PM. lol.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Lantana, FL) - March 11, 2012

This was a third Sunday, and so for my second Mass of the day, I assisted at the "Extraordinary Form" offered at this parish in Lantana, Florida. It is near West Palm Beach. Here we find, in my opinion, a far worse spectacle than a poorly offered Novus Ordo, a poorly offered Latin Mass. Two candles were lit, which signifies a Low Mass. Yet, some ordinary parts were sung, by the priest. The Pater Noster was entirely sung by the people. The young priest had an awesome sermon and has a great singing voice, but please, don't give me a hybrid Mass. 

What makes it worse; when I spoke with the coordinator there and explained that the ordinary could not be sung in a Low Mass, he was very dismissive. I was glad to have assisted at my first and third Mass at "alternative" venues, shall we say.