Pontifical Mass in Madison for the Immaculate Conception

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Despite the horrid weather, and despite the Packers playing Atlanta on Monday Night Football (the Packers won), we still had quite a good attendance.

These happy people were able to fulfill their Mass Obligation with a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.

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10 Responses to Pontifical Mass in Madison for the Immaculate Conception

  1. benedetta says:

    How excellent!

  2. Indulgentiam says:

    Oh my (sigh) that is breathtaking. What is the significance of the short capes that 2 of the Altar Boys are wearing please?
    Absolutely lovely, thank you Father.

  3. JohnMa says:

    Those are vimpae (singular vimpa). They are used so that the altar servers do not touch the mitre or crozier.

  4. Elizabeth D says:

    Would have liked to come if it was not so difficult for me to get there.

  5. Indulgentiam says:

    @JohnMa–
    Thank you :)

  6. moon1234 says:

    Children DO pay attention as well. My 7 year old daughter asked why the Bishop was wearing white shoes when all of the others were wearing black. My wife noticed this as well.

    I think I got it right when I explained that this was a privilege of a Bishop or higher prelate only during pontifical Masses in the color of the day.

    Someone let me know if there is more to it that this.

  7. Robbie says:

    I certainly hope we get to see more pictures.

  8. HighMass says:

    What a beautiful site! P. H. Mass

  9. Sofia Guerra says:

    Unfortunately, I am on the other side of Madison and the side street to get out was iced over. After watching 3 accidents at 6pm I sadly stayed home. I was there in spirit and cannot wait until the next Mass! God love Bishop Morlino. It is a blessing to be under his care here in the Madison Diocese!

  10. Former Altar Boy says:

    Father,
    Your set of new vestments added to the beauty of an already august event.