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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Speaking of the Ordinariate -

 -- an embarrassment of riches, and a tough choice.
(Well, not really, no question at all of what we'd choose.)

Heading for Indianpolis this weekend, Himself had a suburban parish he thought quite lovely last time he was vistied and wanted to show me the Sunday before the CMAA Colloquium starts.

Then, we discovered there's an Anglican Use parish in Indianapolis.
Yes, please! (He, like I, have been eager to partake...)

THEN we learn it's not a parish, it's a society, which is part of a parish and the Anglican Use Mass is pretty early in the morning, which can be problematic for traveling, (not sure how far we will have gotten driving the day before.)

Oh, wait, the same parish, besides preserving the Anglican patrimony, offers both EF and OF, which is pretty much an iron-clad guarantee of a carefully and reverently and beautifully celebrated Lituy whenever you attend. (Don't wish to offend, but it must be admitted that some EF groups have a bunker mentality which does not further the aims of achieving a sacred, beautiful and universal experience.)

And it gets better!
Archbishop Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Indianapolis, will be celebrating a Pontifical High Mass at the Throne in the Extraordinary Form at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Indianapolis on Sunday, June 29 at 11:30, for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
But then, we learned that if we really haul, we can get to our former parish, where I worked for a number of years, which on that very day and no other is celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving and farewell for our pastor who is retiring.

He is a lovely man and a fine priest, and a Father who is like a Father to me.

So really, is there any doubt where we will hear Mass this Sunday?

How fortunate we are to be able to say good-by, one more time.

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