From a reader:
I want to share with you my high school friend’s first experience with the EF.
Last week, we had the first mass in the Extraordinary Form in our area by a priest who has been waiting a long time to do it. So, I was telling everyone about it and how it went last Friday. Well, she heard all these things and wanted to learn more. So, I gave her the Baltimore Catechism to read about the mass. She then decided she wanted to go. So, I took her with me tonight. I told her what was different, no amen for communion, etc, went through the booklets they had at the church with her, and went in for Holy Mass.
At the end, I asked if she got lost, and she said: “Not really, if I did I just watched.” Then I asked her what she liked the most. Well, my high school friend, who only knew about the EF for a week, said: “I really like the silence of the mass. It helps me reflect and concentrate on what is happening. What is actually happening. I also like the Latin.” She now wants to go more often and is telling her friends and family about it.
To all high school students like me, talk about the EF at school around your friends, you never know who might be interested in it!