You might remember a nice blog by Fr. Paul Harrison called Thoughts from the Lune Valley. Father has morphed that old blog into Thoughts from Walney Island, to reflect his present location.
Father posted the following:
Friday, February 08, 2008
Im saying the TLM this Sunday!
This Sunday I will be celebrating the Extra-ordinary Form for the very first time. I have just completed my second dry run – for want of a better expression. Thus far it has gone better that I anticipated. I have found the book "The most beautiful thing this side of heaven" very helpful. Also, even though my Latin is pretty minimal at the moment, even I have worked out the rubrics in the 1962 missal, you know were it says "kiss the altar" "with hands extended as before" etc!
My main concern is the pronunciation of the words – I hope and pray that those at the Mass will not be too amused as to laugh at the way I say the words lol. I’m sure I will make a few mistakes.
I am sure I speak for all WDTPRSer in extending Fr. Harrision every good wish for this Sunday’s Mass and our expression of solidarity. I am sure it will go well. Were I back at the Sabine Farm and had a little time, I would prepare a WDTPRSL podcazt for him for the Sunday Mass. Alas, I am not in a position to do so at the moment.
I hope Fr. Harrison will make a good report of how everything went.