I was contacted by a priest:
Dear Fr. Z: I am a baby priest (ordained 18 months ago) who would like to learn how to say the EF. I don’t have anybody to mentor me, so I need teach myself. I noticed that the FSSP bookstore has a large kit with materials on how to say the EF along with an inexpensive altar missal. These materials are beyond my financial abilities at the moment. Do you know if there any societies or groups that help get these materials to priests for a discount or as a gift?
Please do not post my name or email should you publish this… Thanks for all you do!
I followed up with a couple questions about the materials he was considering.
This is a good project for this blog’s readership.
I will go ahead and get some things for this priest. Perhaps some of you, in your goodness, will pitch in through donations?
Add as a comment on the donation: EF MATERIALS
Let’s change this priest’s life.
Through helping him learn the Extraordinary Form, we can also help the congregations for whom he says Mass for the rest of his priesthood.
Once a priest learns the older form of Mass, he ever after says also the Novus Ordo differently.
Learning the older form as a knock on effect that is long-lasting and far-reaching.
OKAY! You are fantastic. I have received more than enough to cover the expenses of the materials and their shipping.
I am not saying “Don’t send more money!”, but the original project is now completed.
You people are the best!
Contributors (I hope I didn’t miss anyone):
JF, WH, MB, DMacD, AKP, JJ, AL, RG, CAM, ES, RA,JF,RF,MW,EC,VbyL [Veils by Lily’s ad is on the sidebar!], KB,CK, DS, NW, VK, CK, CS, WG, BA, BK, MB, DM, CF, BJ, TR,JA, MS,W-CH
I also had a note from the nice folks who make the travel altar cards. See the ad on the side bar. She is going to send a set to the priest!
You are so good.