Friday, May 11, 2018

Solemn Mass in Fall River, Massachusetts, May 23rd

Readers in southeastern New England may want to mark their calendars for this event. A Solemn Mass will be celebrated according to the 1962 Missal at Good Shepherd Parish (St Patrick Church) in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 23, starting at 10:00 am, and followed by a Marian procession to nearby St Stanislaus Church. The church is located at 1598 South Main St.

The first Solemn Mass to be offered in this church since the liturgical reform was celebrated on May 26, 2016, the feast of Corpus Christi that year; it attracted several hundreds of the faithful, including Catholic school students, most of whom had never experienced the traditional Mass. It was my pleasure to celebrate the second Solemn Mass, a Votive Mass of Our Lady, on May 17 of last year. Father Andrew Johnson, the pastor, has worked hard to promote our Catholic liturgical, musical and spiritual heritage.

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