Jesse Daggett reports from the Diocese of Baker, in central Oregon:
For the first time in 39 years, St. Francis of Assisi Church in Central Oregon was graced by the traditional Latin Mass. Shortly after Saturday's Mass we received this note, "The beautiful singing voices along with the incense, gold paten, cassocks and surplices... it was very sacred and heavenly." With 48 hours notice, more than 50 faithful attended with calls and e-mails coming in daily from others lamenting the fact they could not attend.
"When is the next Mass?" is the common question. We were all pleasantly surprised, that in an area known for its aversion to tradition, there is a continued growth in interest for the Mass of Blessed Pope John XXIII. I ask your readers to say a prayer for us here in Central Oregon.
Thank you for the report, Mr. Daggett. Let us all pray for those Catholics attached to the Traditional Mass in central Oregon.
Please, keep sending us your reports.