Dialogue Mass: What's the point?
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The original question is what was the point. What was going on was the Low Mass was going through organic change. High Masses took more priests and the Churches were packed beyond what any of you can imagine. People went to Mass and priests were needed for all the daily Masses.They were on a schedule and a  High Mass wasn't the answer.

Today with tiny chapels and a handful of parishoners it's more open ended, time and schedule are no longer concerns. Some priests like to paint a picture where these Low Masses were the beginning of Modernism, so the organic growth must be stifled, so the Silent Mass. That ain't tradition it's an agenda. If the Church recovers and most of the 80 million return, the High Mass will be a memory except on special Feasts.

Before Vatican II, priests would come from the Sacristy at the people's Communion to distribute Communion. On a Sunday it'd be easy 1000 people at 8:00 am Mass.After that it became crowded and many times men stood in the back because there were no seats.In my parish this was the Church and at one quarter after each hour another Mass was said in the Chapel which could be about 400. It was for those that came late.Folks didn't drive.

In summer I would go to the Chapel because it was air-conditioned, way cool for 1961.Disregarding whether those days were "golden" the Church was firing on all cylinders. All the arrows pointed in the right direction. While looking through old material on the net I found some numbers for the local minor seminary. Every year 400-600 went and about half went to the Seminary, and some didn't make it but that magnificent piece of architecture is not used at all now.


tim
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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-14-2014, 05:01 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by AxxeArp - 02-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-14-2014, 08:41 PM
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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Gidge - 02-15-2014, 10:19 PM
Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-16-2014, 11:51 AM
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Re: Dialogue Mass: What's the point? - by Tim - 02-20-2014, 07:45 AM
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