Saturday, January 31, 2009

Archbishop Vigneron's Installation Mass

The other day was Archbishop Vigneron's installation Mass into the Detroit archdiocese (as most of you know). My parish priest, Fr. Stanley, was able to attend the Mass, and was shown on EWTN, I believe, 10 times! Pretty cool! Anyway- A funny inside story he told me was that at the Vespers service they held there the day before the Mass, all the priests began processing, while singing the "Pange Lingua". Well, take a look at these photographs and see what's wrong with the handouts that were given to the priests.

And then they all turned the page to this...

See the problem?

Yup, that's right! The printers left out a whole page in between! So all, oh geez, I don't know, 40 some priests that were singing to this were all belting it out, then went to turn the page and were mumbling the rest because they forgot the words to it, and it wasn't in the handout! I think that is great! The "pange lingua" is seminary 101, every priest knows it. But after years of being a priest and not necessarily using it that often they forget. Ahh... Good times. =)

I won't comment on the Mass itself. (Hey! We got him in there didn't we?!)