Saturday, 19 February 2011

Mass in Athy

Msgr. Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest celebrated Mass in the Gregorian Rite in St. Michael's Parish Church, Athy, Co. Kildare, last evening, before a congregation of almost 70. It is the first time that Mass has been celebrated in this Church in the traditional manner in more than forty years.











9 comments:

Richard Collins said...

It is so good to see the EF Mass progressing so well in Ireland.
I have added you to my bloglist.

Convenor said...

Richard,

You don't have a bloglist but we do... and you're in it.

"It would be easier to conjure up the devil than to get a Latin Mass in this Diocese...!"

God bless you!

Knight of Our Lady said...

Why is the altar in a corner of the sanctuary? It seems like a very odd placing.

Doc Hannon said...

Oddity is not to be found in the placing of the altar. If you sit comfortably, shut your eyes tight and try to imagine a cruciform church with a apse at the 'eastern' end and then you try to imagine someone with a camera sitting in the Gospel-side or 'northern' side of the church, taking photographs of the apse or 'eastern' end. The photos look 'off-centre' because the line of vision is at an angle but the altar is not, in fact, 'off-centre'. Clearer now?

Fr Seán Coyle said...

You may be interested to know that Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand, badly damaged in the earthquake last Tuesday, has an EF Mass every day: http://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=8&do=detail&type=parish&id=780

Shandon Belle said...

I think the church looks fantastic. You're very lucky to have the Institute there.

danardoyle said...

I love the traditional mass with Gregorian Chant. Here in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, we have one church that offers it. My family travels the hour and a half about once a month to attend. Beautiful!

Alyssa said...

Thank you Father for reminding us about this. I have been praying for the Catholics and for all people who have been caught in the natural disasters in New Zealand and Japan.

Charlie said...

I agree that the pictures are very confusing. I've heard of red brick universities but never red brick churches. Now I see why.