Thursday, October 6, 2011

FATHER DAWID KWIATKOWSKI'S THIRD FIRST MASS, THIS ONE TRULY EXTRAORDINARY!

These pictures are from Sunday's 2:00 PM EF High Mass. While Fr. Dawid and I recognize that the EF Mass is anathema to many of our brother priests and many laity too, which picture do you think is the most anathema? Isn't he pious looking? And he is truly so and very spiritual and solid.












10 comments:

Joseph Johnson said...

I especially like photo #6 as it shows the way (ad orientem) I'd like to see both forms of the Mass offered.

Wouldn't it be interesting to see if the "Southern Cross" would publish these pictures with a little story about the presence of the Extraordinary Form in the Diocese of Savannah!

Anonymous said...

How old is Fr Dawid? I have to think that he is not as 'disoriented' by this initiative as older folks, clergy and laity. Maybe forty years ago we wandered into the desert and will never really get out. Only the young people can actually go there; the rest of us can only gaze into the future from here.

rcg

pinanv525 said...

Yep. Might give us a hint as to where the new Bishop stands on things...

Templar said...

rcg: Father Kwiatkowski is in his late 20's. I want to say 27 or 28, but I am not entirely certain. I was so pleased to attend this Mass. These fleeting hours of sanity give me hope for the future.

Father's Latin is very strong, and you could tell his only concern was for the Rubrics, which he handled well and will clearly improve upon as time goes by. I hope that Father MacDonald will allow a 3rd Sunday EF Mass (or some other arrangement) as much to get Father Kwiatkowski as much practical experience as possible, as for the sake of his poor suffering Traditionalist Laity :)

pinanv525 said...

Fr. Dawid is 27, I believe he told us. His devotion and passion grab you from across the room. I hope there are hindreds more like him coming along...

Jody Peterman said...

All Fr needs now is a fiddleback!

Joseph Johnson said...

Actually all he (and Fr. McDonald) needs now is a nice black biretta to wear while carrying the chalice in at the beginning and while processing out. They are also worn by priests and deacons while seated during the singing of the Gloria, Credo, etc.

I always like to see the practice of the priest tipping his biretta (and bowing his head) when the Holy name of Jesus Christ is mentioned during the Gloria and removing it and holding it on his knee during the words of the Incarnation during the Credo.

Henry Edwards said...

"While Fr. Dawid and I recognize that the EF Mass is anathema to many of our brother priests and many laity too"

With respect, Fr. MacDonald, this statement is outrageous in its implications. Surely you would not agree that either faithful lay Catholics or especially priests have the moral latitude to anathematize a valid form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Frajm said...

I do agree that it is outrageous that priests do not allow the EF Form of the Mass when there is a stable group and sometimes rather large who would appreciate having it. But unfortunately that's where many are and it is beyond me as to why except that it consists of more work.

pinanv525 said...

Henry, There are a lot of lazy Priest. What is even more outrageous is the number of Priests and Bishops who have actually lost their faith and who have joined the neo-prots in interpreting Scripture as literature, theology as social work/humanism, and Resurrection as "existential self-renewal." These are the ones who remain and try to change the Church into some kind of social action party and the Mass into a "celebration of our humanity," which last phrase induces projectile vomiting, chills, and diarrhea.