I received an e-mail request from The Crescat to publicize what sounds like a wonderful event.
Let’s take a look:
On Friday October 5th, at the approval of Bishop Jugis, the Tridentine Latin Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB at the Davis Chapel of Wake Forest University. Fr. Weber asks participants to be at the Chapel at 6:45 PM.
1. NUMBERS ARE IMPORTANT! Get the word out!
2. If you have the "old" Missal with the Mass of Blessed John XXIII, bring it.
3. Davis Chapel has no kneelers, nor does the altar rail. If you have disabilities or kneeling issues you might wish to bring something to kneel on. There will be a single prie-dieu to use to receive communion.
4. Davis Chapel is on the Wake Forest University Campus in Winston-Salem. Email SID CUDNIFF if you need directions to the campus. Davis Chapel is located in the building that houses the big Wait Chapel, the building with the tall steeple. DO NOT GO INTO THE LARGE ROOM OF WAIT CHAPEL PROPER! The Davis Chapel is in this building, but Davis Chapel’s entrance is NOT on the campus quadrangle but instead it is right on the road that circles around the campus, through the entrance on the left of the building. If you think you’ll have problems finding Davis Chapel , allow yourself time and plan on arriving early. Wake’s web: http://www.wfu.edu/. Information desk 336-758-5255.
5. Directly across the street is both street parking and a large student parking lot. On Friday evenings the students are usually gone, so there should be plenty of room to park.
6. Fr. Weber would like everyone to meet at 6:45 in Davis Chapel for a meeting before Mass.
Included in this email correspondence was Mr. Cudniff’s phone number. I will leave it up to his discretion to make this available. Please use the email provided to reach him, if he feels so inclined he may give you his contact number.
He has asked me to include Fr. Zuhlsdorf’s 5 Rules of Engagement, with the addtional comments added:
i. Do NOT be belligerent or unkind
ii. You can do more harm than good if you are nasty.
iii. Be courteous and level headed.
iv. Do NOT get in anyone’s face.
v. Do not harden hearts by aggression.
vi. If you think you cannot contain yourself, don’t go.
Okay… what a lot of rules. Still, there is a lot of wisdom to them. It is important that lots of people come and that everything is joyful and filled with a prayerful spirit of gratitude.
I think this deserves great support. If you are within reasonable striking distance of Wake Forest University, even if you have to organize some car pooling, I warmly suggest you attend.
Heck… if they need a celebrant, I’ll go.