Wednesday, September 19, 2007

From Despair to Hope

A few years ago, I was receiving an unrelenting stream of despairing emails from people at this parish in Northern Alabama. The liturgy was awful, the people indifferent, the educational level abysmally low. They suffered, for decades. All that changed in the course of about 18 months: a new pastor, dedicated involvement from parishioners, education at all levels, and fantastic amounts of prayer. Now I present to you some humble but touching videos of the first public extraordinary form Mass in this parish's whole history.

Note the child's voice singing Angus Dei. There's our future.

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