This comes from a reader for the brick by brick file.
Dear Father Z,
After yesterday’s, February 21, 2010, TLM at San Secondo d’Asti Parish, Guasti, Ca, Una Voce San Bernardion handed out a pamphlet including their accomplishments in 2009. Among the many articles they reported that the Midnight Christmas Sung TLM at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Rialto, Ca, had 1,000 faithful in attendance. The count was reported by the Pastor, Fr. Stephen Porter.
My wife and I were in attendance and I knew that the church was packed. So many presented themselves for communion that toward the end Father was down to about 1/8 of a regular sized host per person. Father even hat to return to the altar and take a good portion of the large host that he used in Consecrating the body of Christ. It was obvious that the overwhelming attending had never been to a TLM.
I have been to many TLM’s in Ca. none have been anywhere close to a 1,000. I do not know if this normal in the rest of the USA.
So… how is your Mass attendance?