We celebrated the first day of the new year, and the Octave of Christmas, in West Heath as part of the regular First Friday Mass in the Extraordinary form at 7pm. Fr George Grynowski offered Benediction with the Litany of the Holy Name, and preached about the importance of offering sacrifices for blasphemy against the holy name of Jesus, which is so prevalent. I hasten to agree, even in my own slip of the tongue.
Tonight was probably the poorest I have ever served Mass! I thought I had cracked Low Mass but I was indeed greatly humbled. Part of serving Mass should be about being 'invisible' and enabling the Priest more easily to keep his mind on the great sacrifice being offered, without becoming a pest or a distraction. I think I was both!
My best wishes for 2010 and I hope to meet more of you soon.