I had the honor today to say Holy Mass (Novus Ordo) for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time at the Church of St. John in St. Paul, Minnesota, where my friend of many years Fr. Geo. Welzbacher is the parish priest. His Pastor’s Page each week is just about the only one I have ever seen on a weekly basis worthy of both the name and of close attention.
Mass at St. John’s is in English with the Novus Ordo, and versus populum, but reverently served by altar boys and there is a communion rail at which 99% percent of the people kneel and receive upon the tongue.
In any event, with not terrible long notice, I did manage to gasp out a sermon today since it was Sunday and, well, people expect that sort of thing on Sunday’s.