Saturday, October 31, 2009

All Hallows' Eve, All Hallows and All Souls

The Extraordinary and Ordinary

This weekend I have the privilege to celebrate both forms of the Catholic Mass. The regular or normal form in the vernacular has such a noble simplicity that allows people to enter the mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist with ease and serenity. The Extraordinary Form with its complex form, ethereal ambiance and choreographed glory helps the soul to soar to grand heights of spirituality. Thank God for Pope Benedict XVI who has allowed for the liberal use of the Extraordinary Mass and thus diversity in the Church's liturgical lexicon.

6 comments:

Frajm said...

this is absolutely a terrific blog, the best I've ever read! God bless you Fr. Allan McDonald!

pinanv525 said...

Fr. Allan, It was a wonderful service. When I tell my Catholic friends in California about the services at St. Joseph's and some of the things you say in your homilies, etc. they reply, "You are so lucky to have a real Catholic Priest! Most of the Churches out here have old hippies or social worker Priests." A couple of the people I know out there are considering leaving their Roman Church and joining either an Armenian or Maronite Church nearby because their diocese is so "out there" with respect to liturgy..Church-in-the round and nonsense like that. I pray for you and for our Church.

:o) mg said...

*giggle* Love the first comment.

Jody Peterman said...

Sunday's Mass was so well done Father. Wish I could have made it Monday night.

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