Thursday, April 25, 2013

Requiem in Louisville for a 97 Year Old Priest

Fr. Paul Beach recently celebrated the requiem of a 97 year old priest, Fr. Charles Schoenbaechler, CR, a proponent and devotee of the usus antiquior:

He had celebrated the Extraordinary Form of the liturgy at St. Martin's since his return to Louisville in 1996. Father was devoted to the Extraordinary Form, and celebrated it with great care and infectious devotion. He spent his life mostly in parish ministry, but was also known for many years as a professor of Gregorian Chant at the former St. Mary's Seminary in Kentucky.

Over 400 people attended his requiem Mass, including Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville and a number of priests.