Thursday, July 10, 2008

George Stephenson High School again

The visit of sixth formers from the local comprehensive was very enjoyable. Having about twenty young people at Mass who may never have been before made me think a lot about how they would see things and how I do things. The questions were partly about the church itself, Catholic life and also about the Reformation. I was asked to talk about how the Mass they had seen compared to Mass at the time of the Reformation so I tried to show what the Extraordinary Form would have been like. I was also asked to speak on how pervasive the Church was in everyday life on the eve of the Reformation. I hope that this will become an annual event and that maybe next year we can arrange for them to experience the EF.

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