Thursday, June 18, 2015

First Solemn Mass of Fr. David Franco, FSSP – St Kevin’s, Warwick, R.I.

n Thursday, June 11 (Feast of St. Barnabas), newly ordained Father David Franco, FSSP, celebrated his first Solemn Mass at St. Kevin’s Church in Warwick, Rhode Island (his home parish). These photos illustrate how the usus antiquior of the Roman Rite, by virtue of its proper orientation and clear hierarchical arrangement of the sacred ministers, can contribute a strong sense of transcendent mystery and “verticality” even in modern, relatively plain (albeit not undignified, in this case) liturgical settings. Photos by Mark Garrepy of the Garrepy family choir, Schola Cantorum Sanctæ Cæciliæ, who provided the sacred music.

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