For your “Brick by Brick” file comes this from a reader:
St Theresa’s in Sugar Land had it’s annual youth winter retreat, but with a few notable changes. Adoration included 30 minutes of silence (rare for youth gatherings.). Mass was celebrated Ad Orientem by the pastor, Fr. Stephan B. Reynolds. During communion kneelers were set out. The Homily included catechesis and the history of these practices and their recent dissipation. The young people were extremely receptive, they noted that they were better able to sense the sacredness of the Mass and it’s mystery.
A mixture of chants and Jesus I love you music were used. Definitely a beautiful step in the right direction. We must build from the bottom up. The youth are hungry for the faith and it’s reason. God bless the priests who are willing to teach and lead by example!
WDTPRS KUDOS to Fr. Reynolds.
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