September 14 has come and gone so now priests can say a Tridentine Mass without permission from their bishop. I saw that EWTN celebrated by having such a mass and airing it however I was out and unable to watch it. I would like to attend one either in Tokyo or where my parents live, next time I visit, but after checking churches and even the diocese websites of those places I have found no mention of Latin mass times. My local parish I attend has also made no mention of such a mass as of yet. I will have to mention it to the priest next Sunday. When I mentioned it to my Mom I was surprised that she didn’t sound very excited about a Latin mass. I read a comment from her local bishop that most people asking about a Latin mass are young people which I completely understand as I am one of them. The bishop however didn’t sound very enthusiastic about a latin mass in his comments which is sad. I am guessing that it will be my generation who will embrace and attend a Latin mass not simply the elderly that many of my parents generation expect.
I have an earlier post about why I am interested in a Latin mass but to quickly sum it up. I saw my first Latin mass on you tube, a mass from a couple of years ago in Paris. I was awestruck and thought to myself now THAT is a mass. It was more beautiful and reverent than any mass I had ever seen. It was about God not about entertaining the parishioners or trying to be trendy. Plus they used a lot of incense and I have always liked it and wished it was used at every mass, not simply at Christmas and Easter.