On Friday 13 October, we had a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino at the little church of St. Mary in Pine Bluff where Fr. Richard Heilman is pastor.
Here are some images from the Mass. NB: Some of you readers helped to buy the vestments! HERE
Out Lady of Fatima has been in the church during the anniversary months.
The size of the sanctuary required us to find a Roman solution for the sacred ministers. We seated them on the steps of the altar, which worked well. We’ve done this before.
We are getting good enough at these Masses that we were able to proceed with about 20 minutes of practice of a few rough spots. The priests, who rotate through roles when we have these Masses, are pretty familiar now with the sacred action.
There were people standing along the sides and in the back, and we put more chairs in the narthex.
Turning the housling cloths. At this parish, even for the Novus Ordo Masses, everyone uses the rail and I don’t believe anyone receives in the hand anymore.
Fr. Heilman was one of the Deacons at the Throne.