I am getting notes from people about changes at parishes to ad orientem worship.
For example, from reader:
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Big River, WI began ad orientem worship on Sunday. Our pastor, Fr. Kevin Louis, has been with us for a littler over a year now…. In talking to our deacon after Mass this morning, it appears that there are about 10 parishes in the Lacrosse diocese that have turned things around. Ours is a small but very vibrant and faithful parish and we are so blessed to have Fr. Louis. Please prayer for him as we pray for you and all priests. Praise God for faithful priests!
At his parish website, Fr. Louis archived “pastor’s pages”. Scroll down to November 2016 for three pages on ad orientem worship (Nov. 13, 20, 27). Fathers, these could be a good place to start for your own process of catechizing your parishes. HERE
And from a priest:
A few days earlier I saw on the blog that you were requesting folks alert you to parishes turning toward the Lord. Well, supposing we Priests qualify as people too, I am happy to let you know that St. Joan of Arc (Oberlin, LA) has implemented ad orientem at all Masses, effective the First Sunday of Advent. If you are interested in more info about our transition, we have a parish website with more details: HERE
God bless you, good Father! I will remember you in my prayers before the Lord.
From that parish website:
For more than three years, I have provided an abundance of catechesis about ad orientem. Why we are making this transition should not be a mystery to anyone who attends holy Mass at SJoA. Each of us has received more than enough information 1)to understand the importance of ad orientem and 2) to explain it’s meaning to others. It falls to every one of us, indeed it is our duty, to help visitors and guests (e.g., at weddings, funerals, or even at a Sunday Mass) understand the meaning of a common turning toward the Lord in our prayers. So then, are you able to explain this teaching? We can be certain that, on some occasion, someone will ask us about ad orientem. Are you able to give a correct answer? We must not be found wanting in this respect, otherwise we will actually be lacking in the virtues of charity and justice.
Father posted a video about ad orientem worship.
There is movement on the Eastern Front.
Be the maquis!