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Final Novus Ordo Latin Mass tonight at St. Mark September 23, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, Basics, Dallas Diocese, episcopate, General Catholic, Latin Mass, North Deanery.

7pm, the final, last, Novus Ordo Latin Mass at St. Mark in Plano.  There will be a Te Deum sung afterwards.

Go out with a bang?  1200 people crammed into the church?  Give a demonstration of how much support for even Novus Ordo Latin Mass there really is in the northern part of the Diocese?  Show some thanks to the long-toiling schola?

It’s up to you.

Crucifixion_MAULBERTSCH, Franz Anton


1. Brad Lifto - September 23, 2013

For right now? But later its can come back as well as other people can go to other area.

2. Woody - September 24, 2013

So, how did the last NO Latin go?

tantamergo - September 24, 2013

Oh, it was OK. There were about 40 people there, about average. Some came a bit late. I think the 7pm time has always been a problem. It’s too early for some people, and too late for others.

The schola, God bless them, always choose really complicated versions of classic chants. I have sung the Te Deum before, but never like they had it last night. It was a complicated piece that really needed weeks of practice to get right. This has been the case throughout the history of this Mass, the schola generally did a good job but they sometimes selected variations of classic chants that were really complex and just left the pewsitters lost. Even the schola was getting pretty ragged towards the end of the chant.

Ach, to be honest, I’m glad its over. It was a noble experiment, but I knew it was dead 2 years and 3 months ago when we had that first scandal that drove the vast majority away. Only a few die-hards, and the VERY few Novus Ordo people really interested in beautiful liturgy, came, and the latter only occasionally.

Woody - September 24, 2013

It is without a doubt that the Mass was set up to fail. That is not your fault or those who attended. There are those priests, and Fr. Smith is one of them, who loath any form of Latin liturgy. They are modernists and do not want to see the beauty of the Traditional Latin Mass. You and those who made time to attend the NO Latin Mass are to be commended. However, it is not the end. One battle may have been lost but the war is far from over.

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