Fourteen year old Arthur received a lovely gift to start the New Year.
He served as Master of Ceremonies for the first time, at this morning's Missa Cantata.
My serious young man...such reverence and delight etched upon his face. Trepidation, as well. He will serve this Sunday's Mass as MC.
We are relative newcomers to the Traditional Latin Mass. Prior to our move to Ohio 2 1/2 years ago, our boys had never served Mass and none of us had never attended the TLM. The love they have for the Extraordinary Rite is incredible. They serve every Sunday and Holy Day, and if they can't serve they still ask to "vest" and sit in "choir."
Amazingly (or perhaps not so amazingly), the fruit of this Rite has been twelve vocations from our parish, not to mention the great grace of increased devotion to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass within my own family.
If you're ever in Columbus, be sure to visit Holy Family, affectionately dubbed by it's priest and parishioners as "God's favorite little parish!"