St. Jerome's TLM A Success!
What makes this number most impressive is that, of all the large families that have been the cornerstone of the traditional movement in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, none were there that I noticed. We are really heading into a different era.
The missa cantata had a beautiful somberness about it. Since it was an Ember Day (think Lent but for a few days every season), the choir sang Mass XVIII. No organ and simple chant really helped aligned the senses to the mass. At least for me, it really taught me how to pray on an Ember Day.
The choir was led by Mark Schuh, the talented cantor and organist with the First Friday devotions in the Archmil and choir director for St. Stanislaus. The small schola was led by Ben Yanke of the New Liturgical Movement. The schola fittingly donned cassock and surplice.
A number of the servers were already trained, but a number of them only recently by a teacher at a local private school. All in all, they did a fantastic job.
The celebrant gave a wonderful sermon on his personal experience with learning the Tridentine mass. Quite a remarkable story! Will definitely need to talk to him more about it.
Hopefully, this is the beginning of something a little more regular. Perhaps on Holy Days?