Dayton, OH: 1st Solemn TLM in 40 years

From a reader:

The attached photos are of the first Solemn High Mass in the archdiocese of Cincinnati in over 40 years.

Celebrant: Fr. Eric Flood, FSSP, North American District Superior of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
Deacon: Fr. Mark Wojdelski, FSSP, Chaplain of the Holy Rosary Latin Mass Community, Dayton, Ohio
Subdeacon: Deacon Russell Baldwin of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Sunday, November 16, 2008, 8:45 AM
Holy Rosary Latin Mass Community, Dayton OH
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
22 Notre Dame Ave., Dayton, OH

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  1. Liz F. says:

    That’s so beautiful!

  2. Frank H says:

    My wife, 15 year-old son and I got up early and drove to Dayton from Columbus to pray this Mass. We met our eldest son, his wife and their 9 month old son, who live in the Dayton suburbs. This was the first Extraordinary Form Mass for them, and they were quite taken with it. It was our first visit to this beautiful church.

    Fr. Flood preached a terrific sermon, connecting the Epistle with an inspirational telling of the conversion of Native Americans in the 1800s.

    We guessed that perhaps 300 were in attendance, possibly more. A truly prayerful, memorable experience.

  3. DCS says:

    The official count was 375. The sermon was about the Flathead Indians and Father Pierre DeSmet, and I must confess, I had never heard the story. An amazing and instructive mix of Catholic and American History.

    I found more information here:

    It’s amazing how gaps in American history are filled in when the Catholic influence is factored in.

    What can I say, it was inspiring.

  4. Tristan says:

    We attended as well. Very glad it was announced here on WDTPRS?. Thanks for the additional info, DCS.

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