Wednesday, August 22, 2012
IF ONLY, IF ONLY!!!! BUT THAT'S WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE!
This is a humble Italian parish celebrating the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Please note how well the congregation participates in all the responses both spoken and sung. This is actual participation and what Vatican II sought for the renewal of the Mass. THIS MASS IS IN THE BLOOD OF THIS CONGREGATION, IT IS A PART OF THEM AS THIS FORM OF THE MASS WAS ONCE A PART OF ALL CATHOLICS IN THE LATIN RITE UNTIL THE DISRUPTION.
If only we had focused on what this congregation does for the past 50 years, would we be in the turmoil we are in now liturgically and otherwise? Please note how comfortable the congregation is with the passage of time and the great silences of the EF Mass. IF ONLY...oh well.
And this Italian priest sings and says the Latin sounding a great deal like I do! You've got to love us Italians.
Please read Shawn Tribe's intro to this:
Feast of St. Rocco in Val Vigezzo
by Shawn Tribe
Speaking personally, I always enjoy seeing liturgies celebrated in different places in the world, particularly festal liturgies which involve processions as it provides a real opportunity to look for local customs and traditions -- as well as shared customs and traditions.
I came across these videos on Messainlatino.it which show the celebration of the feast of St. Rocco on August 19th in the church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria in Val Vigezzo, Italy and thought some of our readers might be interested in them. The Mass was celebrated by Don Alberto Secci who has been shown on NLM before -- though not by name (see image above).
Here is a video taken from the Mass: