Time: May 1st, 2016 @ 10:30AM.
Location: St. Damien Catholic Church
8455 NW 234th Street
Edmond, OK 73025
It’s gonna be May, y’all, and a new month means it’s time for another Church Hop! This is a great way to enjoy all of the wonderful Catholic churches in the Oklahoma City Metro–and of course, come in contact with their vibrant congregations.
Sunday, May 1st, we will be attending Mass together at St. Damien of Molokai in Edmond. Mass begins at 10:30AM. Confession is available before, during, and after mass. The Rosary will be offered before mass, and there will be Benediction after Mass.
Please come early so we can all sit together!
This will be a Traditional High Mass (the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, or The Tridentine Mass), celebrated in Latin. Mass will be about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
In respect to St. Damien’s Parish tradition, proper attire is suggested: Suit and tie for men, dress or skirt and head-cover for women.
If you’ve never been to a Latin Mass before, don’t worry! Yes, for first-timers, this may be a radically different experience from your regular Sunday mass, as participation will be more interior, but it is no less real and beautiful. This is the Mass that, until 1970, was universal throughout the Roman Catholic Church for almost 500 years! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the fullness and Tradition of our Catholic heritage.
YOU GUYS, this is how centuries of Catholics, and most of the saints celebrated Mass. This is the Mass that St. Gregory the Great and St. Thomas Aquinas celebrated and contributed to.This is the Mass that was first celebrated on the shores of America by Spanish and French missionaries; the Mass that priests said secretly during the dark days of persecution, and the Mass that Blessed Miguel Pro risked his life to celebrate before being captured and martyred. What an awesome way to be united with the communion of saints! The prayers, readings, and chants that these profound humans heard and pondered will be the ones we hear and ponder too. Pretty amazing if you ask me.
As usual, a few of us will stay after Mass to spread the word about Catholic Young Adults of Oklahoma City. Please feel free to attend Mass and join us afterwards! We will plan to grab lunch as well –location to be determined.
We hope to see you at St. Damien’s this Sunday!