More than a meal

From Turning Toward the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer, by Rev. Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, Cong. Orat.:

Pastoral experience of the last four decades shows that the understanding of the Mass as the sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Church has diminished considerably, if not faded away among the faithful. I do not want to suggest that the sweeping triumph of the celebration “facing the people” is the only reason for this deplorable development. However, the emphasis on the meal aspect of the Eucharist that complemented the celebrant priest’s turning towards the people [after the Second Vatican Council] has been overdone and has fallen short of the Eucharist as a visible sacrifice, as indeed the nature of man demands . . .

Msgr. Smith to offer Sunday Traditional Mass at Silver Spring

A Low Mass will be offered this Sunday, January 4, at the Traditional Latin Mass Congregation of Silver Spring, Maryland. Reverend Monsignor K. Bartholomew Smith, pastor of St. Bernadette parish in Four Corners, will be the celebrant of the Mass of the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

Holy Mass will begin at 8:00 am.  Confessions will be heard from 7:30 to 7:55 am.

Silver Spring TLM Congregation meets at the Historic Church of St. John the Evangelist, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Forest Glen.