Quite a few people at noon Mass at the Cathedral. There are always more during Lent, but this crowd seemed even larger than usual. Maybe close to two hundred? All ages, including not a few children. (Homeschoolers, plus it’s spring break in these parts)
Every statue covered except for St. Joseph. Altar overflowing with food, and many bags for those in need spread on the floor. St. Joseph’s altar (or table) blessed during Mass using the Litany of St. Joseph.
Papal bunting adorning the door.
A Mass with music that including chant – some Latin, some English – and some of the propers.
People scramble and search for some secret to “revitalize” Catholic parish life. Books, articles, blog posts and conferences grapple with the question. Some of the answers are good. But the best begin with what’s already here. In this case, as I’ve said before, the “original small group” – daily Mass – bound together by the presence of Christ, animated by the Spirit to deeper faith, hope and charity….