The Mass was, I thought, very well done. The Kyrie, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei were all chanted in Plainchant in their respective languages, and the Communio was chanted by the organist in Latin during Communion. Frankly, the music was perfect for a daily Mass. Anything more than Plainchant is too long for a daily Mass for the laity. The priest exposed the blessed sacrament before the Postcommunion, which was weird since I started to kneel but everyone remained standing. It looks like some of the regulars do weird things with when they stand as well. But I received communion kneeling without incident and I thought rubrics were followed overall as well as the sacristan was dutiful in his work.
Anyone visiting Milwaukee should visit this church. We went to the gift shop across the street and the woman working there gave some great background. It was basically Bishop Callahan who was rector there at the time who took the need for roof repair(which eventually needed the whole dome replaced) and made it into a full fledged restoration. Magnificent work, had the 1970s red carpet pulled out, and put statues back which had been ripped out and hidden in the attic from eager liturgists. The website is lacking(I couldn't find a parish bulletin anywhere to see their regular schedule on the website or in the church), but the woman at the gift shop said a new site is in the works. I have to say, this is the most beautiful church I've ever seen in person.
|Before the table altar added.|
|Crypt chapel was also well adorned.|