From a reader, as a follow up to my post Brick by Brick: How to get a TLM on the schedule at your parish, a reader sent the following:
You kindly posted a blog on September 13th about my parish priest allowing a Low Mass to be said this past Sunday. We only advertised in the two parish bulletins in the county, and 55 people came. We had finger foods and discussion in the basement afterward. More than half came down and we discussed additional EF Masses and asked those interested if they would sign a petition of support. Sixteen people signed. We will continue adding names after additional EF Masses. So the Low Mass was a success, and I believe next month we’re going to have a Missa Cantata with the goal of eventually providing all of our own servers and schola, once they reach minimum proficiency. [Brick by brick!] During this Year of Faith, with a focus on the New Evangelization, we hope that this is a powerful tool, simply offered as a normal part of our parish life, [YES! Excellent.] to bring people to, or back to, the Church. [Yes AGAIN! New Evangelization.] We would appreciate your continued prayers, and the prayers of your many devoted readers, for the continued success of this endeavor.
This is how it is done, friends. Mass by Mass, parish by parish, brick by brick.