And I don’t mean goldbrick, either. From a long-time reader here comes this great story and great photos:
Having viewed images from time to time of first EF Masses in fancier places (like Madison), WDTPRS readers might see interest in one in a remote location like Knoxville off the beaten path:
Following his June 27 ordination in Knoxville (TN) by Bishop Richard F. Stika (Knoxville, TN), Fr. Michael Hendershott celebrated on June 28 at Knoxville’s Holy Ghost Church his first solemn high Mass in the extraordinary form, accompanied by the Knoxville Latin Mass Schola singing Mozart’s Missa Brevis in G. His first EF Mass was an especially significant event in the life of the Knoxville Latin Mass Community–as a high school student back in 2005, he was an altar server for our first Knoxville TLM under the indult granted by (then) Bishop Joseph E. Kurtz, now Archbishop of Louisville and President of the USCCB. Fr. John Orr, who celebrated that first EF Mass here, stood Sunday as the assistant priest at Fr. Hendershott’s side as he himself celebrated for the first time the traditional Latin Mass which he credits for his vocation. The deacon, subdeacon, and several priests attending in choro were fellow students of Fr. Hendershott’s during his years of study at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Philadelphia), Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (St. Louis), and finally at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. Photos by Roy Ehman of the Knoxville Latin Mass Community are posted
PS1. Our longtime KLMC photographer Roy Ehman, responsible from the beginning for the visual image of our community, appreciates inclusion of the credit line “Photos by Roy Ehman” (as in the description above) when his photos are shown.
Fr. Z kudos. This is the true New Evangelization.