Brick by brick in the Netherlands

Brick by brick in Groningen, Netherlands:

Just returned from Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Groningen (North of the Netherlands). Nothing unusual you might think. But tonight for the first in very very long time, Mass in extra-ordinary form was celebrated here. About 20-30 people were expected, about 80-90 showed up, some probably just out of curiosity, but still quite an amount. The choir was directed by the local hermit, [?] and did quite well. Even though the altar servers only practiced two times, and that they had some small failures, they did quite well. [We mustn’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.] All in all it was an amazing experience to have this Mass back in Groningen, and if all goes well, for now it will be on a monthly basis.

A little bit of good news.

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5 Responses to Brick by brick in the Netherlands

  1. Alice says:

    Awesome! My family came from Groningen a century or so ago.

  2. Animadversor says:

    Certainly every parish should have its own hermit, maybe two, even. It must be a fact that many in the clergy might suggest Your Reverence to help fill the need.

  3. RichR says:

    The home of the infamous “Dutch Catechism” gets a TLM, yet Bryan/College Station, TX (dubbed “the most anti-choice community in the United States” by Planned Parenthood) has none.

    Wish we had a “brick”.

  4. Incaelo says:

    For those interested, a link to my blogpost about said Mass (including a link to some footage shot by IngridAiram): http://incaelo.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/first-ef-mass-in-groningen-off-to-a-good-start/.

    What struck me was the joy of several people involved in organising this Mass at seeing so many people in attendance.