After the Holy Mass on December 28th at St. Agnes Cathedral offered according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, there was certainly a buzz. Two firsts took place, one of our own received her First Holy Communion, Our Lord coming to her physically for the first time, during the course of a Mass offered according to the Extraordinary Form, something that an entire generation of people missed out on. May the Klump family and especially their daughter be blessed in this special time for them.
Also, one of the seminarians from the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Giarardeau attended the Mass "in choro", attending with cassock and surplice and biretta, sitting prominently in the sanctuary. Many of the faithful remarked on how wonderful it was to watch a young semiarian reverence the name of Jesus, taking off his brietta at the utterance of the Holy Name. Joe Kelly is certainly a model for other young seminarians to follow, faithful to the Holy Father's call for reform, reform at the most integral part of priestly life, the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.