Our very own “acardnal”, frequent commentator, assisted today at the Solemn Holy Mass celebrated by the undersigned at Holy Redeemer in downtown Madison. He took some photos and has graciously shared them.
This was the first time that one of the diocese’s new transitional deacons, Rev. Mr. Chris Gernetzke, just ordained by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, by the grace of God and approbation of the Holy See Bishop of Madison (aka His Mightiness, aka The Extraordinary Ordinary), was able to fulfill his proper diaconal role in a Solemn Mass of the Roman Rite. The subdeacon was Fr. Tait Schoeder, who did splendidly.
You should know that, for one reason or another, 75% of the congregation always sits on the Gospel side of the church. Who knows why, but they do. Thus, from the angle our acardnal had for photos, it might seem that few people were there, which was decidedly not the case.
More photos HERE
The choir was good and the servers did a fine job.
It was nice to have a sort-of-anniversary Solemn Mass. Tomorrow is the actual day, but today is close enough. We will also have a Rogation Day Mass on Tuesday at St. Mary’s where the great Fr. Heilman reigns supreme.
Brick by brick.