Saturday, May 08, 2004

Fr. Daniel Johnson

Tomorrow will be the celebration of Fr. Johnson's 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination. The traditional Roman Rite Mass, celebrated according to the rubrics promulgated by Blessed Pope John XXIII, will be a Solemn Mass with deacon and subdeacon and an outstanding schola to sing. It will also be his retirement party and his last day at St. Mary's. Father's recent bout with cancer has left him very weak and not in the best of health. Prayers for well-being would be most welcome, particularly so that he can continue in his retirement to celebrate the Mass he loves so much.

As of this writing we still don't know whether we will have a Roman Rite Mass at St. Mary's next week.

If you didn't like suspense, you shouldn't have become a traditionalist.

Watch this space. . . .