Saturday, July 10, 2004

If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium -- Catholic Edition

Tomorrow is the second Sunday of the month, so it must be Duarte. Now that St. Mary's by the Sea in the Diocese of Orange no longer provides a traditional Gregorian Mass on Sundays, my friends and I look to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for spiritual sustenance. In Los Angeles if you're going to be a traditional Catholic you need to be on your toes. Mass on the first Sunday of the month is in San Pedro at the chapel of the Little Sisters of the Poor. On the second Sunday it's in Duarte at the Santa Teresita Hospital Chapel. On the . . .well, you get the idea. You can look up the details here. Suffice to say, Mass anywhere else requires a Missal. In Los Angeles it requires a Thomas Guide, private transportation, and a moderate to large income to pay for the $2.25 to $2.50 a gallon petrol.