Friday, July 09, 2010

Bump in the Road

The good priests who allowed me to incorporate Gregorian Chant and other forms of sacred music at my Saturday evening Novus Ordo parish have been transferred. I will be praying for them and their success in saving souls at their new parish. They are good men who are open to the promptings of the Holy Ghost, and who are willing to allow him to operate. The care they gave to the people was genuine and very appreciated by all.

It appears the work done however over the past three years to help the cause of souls in this way through the promotion of truly sacred music may be hitting a bump in the road at that location. The new pastor seems unfamiliar with and somewhat uncomfortable with chant propers and Latin - the love of it by the parishioners notwithstanding.

But everyone will be getting used to each other over the next few months so there is not reason to despair. I hope we can work something out and will be praying to our good God that hearts will be opened and a way forward can be found.

So in your charity please pray for "Matt's Novus Ordo Parish" and in general for the cause of truly Sacred Music in our parishes.


Patrick said...

Will do Matt

The Golden Monstrance said...

all my prayers. A Novus Ordo Mass would be very beautiful if Gregorian Chants are used frequently.

William a sinner. Most unlearned. The Least of all the faithful… said...

My prayers are with you...

All The Best,

Anonymous said...

Matt you and your parish are in my prayers.

"notwithstanding" one of my favorite words

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton