That was just brilliant.
Got back from the 8.00am Mass at Bexhill on a cloud. It was so marvellous to be at a normal parish Mass, at a moderately normal time, at an EF that felt so well, normal, even appearing on the newsletter as normal.
Fr Bruno preached from the heart the most fantastic sermon on the importance of continuity. He reminded us of how the Holy Father in his Wednesday audiences has highlighted that we are still part of the long chain of Catholics who have had the Faith handed on to them from the Apostles. We are not a new church, we are part of the true church that traces its origins to Christ and the Disciples. The Old Mass is still part of that. Glad I was wearing waterproof mascara I can tell you. It was an outstanding apologetic. It was an outstandingly prayerful Mass.
This is what every parish should be able to offer, every week. If you can choose a said Mass, a folk Mass, a family Mass, you should be able to just as easily attend a latin Mass.
All of us who were present are praying that this will be the first of many. Many thanks to Father Bruno.
Like I said, it was utterly brilliant.