Some time ago I asked seminarians and new priests to drop me a line about what their real preference would have been for their First Holy Mass: Ordinary Form or Extraordinary Form.
More and more new priests are opting for the Extraordinary Form. Some of them – and those who helped them – are now facing what can only be called persecution. This too shall pass as the Biological Solution continues its inexorable work.
That said, I picked up from NLM that a new priest of the Society of Jesus, said his First Holy Mass in the older, traditional Roman Rite:
Fr. William V. Blazek, S.J., newly ordained for the Jesuit Chicago-Detroit province, celebrated his first Solemn High Mass (Extraordinary Form) on June 24 (Nativity of St. John the Baptist) at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes in Newton, MA. Serving as deacon was Fr. Charles J. Higgins of the Archdiocese of Boston and pastor of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes. Serving as sub-deacon was Fr. John Rizzo, FSSP, visiting from his assignment in Australia.
There are links to more photos at NLM, but here is a glimpse to gladden the heart and encourage the brethren.