Friday, December 31, 2010

20-somethings go for old-time Mass

From Michigan-

In a basement chapel at St. Mary Cathedral, the Rev. Jeffrey Robideau, clad in the deep purple vestments of Advent, turned toward the people gathered for Sunday morning worship.

"Oremus," he said, Latin for "Let us pray."

The congregation responded in Latin with the help of an illustrated, Latin-and-English missal.

Most of the 50 or so congregants — members of the recently formed Community of Blessed John XXIII — were too young to remember the days before Vatican II reforms in the 1960s switched the Mass from Latin to English. But, like other 20-somethings from a variety of Christian denominations, they're looking for a deeper connection to faith.

For Christopher Limberg, 24, the Latin Mass helps with that.

"You know this is going to be a very stable, solemn experience," he said.

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