Brick By Brick in Paris

I received a great note from a brand new French priest, ordained for the mighty city of Paris on the great Feast of St. John the Baptist.   He sent links for the video of his ordination in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.  Ten men were ordained, some of whom intend also to learn the traditional form of Holy Mass.

One of the priests said one of his first Masses at the well-known Saint Eugène, where the traditional form has been offered to the faithful for decades. Here’s photo from the Feast of the Most Precious Blood.


Kudos to the newly ordained in Paris!

I get there once in a while. It would be great to meet up.

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  1. Marion Ancilla Mariae says:


    A reminder that although the Church in France might seem to have been entirely extinguished by secularism, this is not quite true. Smoldering wicks remain, and we are able to watch as some burst into magnificent flames. Thanks be to God! And thank you, Fr. Z., for posting this.

  2. Mike says:

    The Mass and the music make this church well worth anyone’s visit. An easy walk from the Gare du Nord.

    Their celebration of the external solemnity of St. Joan of Arc, which I was privileged to attend a few years ago, will stay with me for a long time. May her intercession rescue France and all Christendom from error and apostasy.

  3. pelerin says:

    I have attended the EF Mass several times in the church of St-Eugene-Ste Cecile. Sunday morning Mass lasts for two hours. The music is superb and those two hours pass by very quickly – in fact the first time I went I could not believe I had been there for two hours. The only snag is it is not too easy to locate and even shopkeepers a few minutes walk away don’t know where it is. One resorted to their mobile to find out for me on one occasion and was very surprised to find out it was only a couple of minutes away round the corner.

    I know of three other churches in Paris which celebrate the EF on Sundays. Sainte-Odile, Notre-Dame du Travail and Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois. There may be others. It is good to know that some of those recently ordained in Notre-Dame intend learning how to celebrate the Mass of Ages.

  4. pelerin says:

    This year’s ordinations at Notre-Dame can be found on YouTube and can be accessed from the KTO list of videos.

  5. Momoffour says:

    God be praised as France is considered to be the first Daughter of the Church!

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