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Candlemas, Altar Rail Restoration

posted Feb 5, 2019, 10:32 AM by Latin Mass Society of Northeast Missouri   [ updated Feb 5, 2019, 10:33 AM ]
Driving through the early morning fog of snow-covered Northern Missouri, it was surely a special morning for Candlemas at St. Joseph's Church in Trenton.  Father Kevin Drew hosted LMS members and some of his own parishioners for the Feast of the PURIFICATION OF MARY.  The Feast commemorates the day Our Blessed Mother was presented in the temple for purification, 40 days after she gave birth –- traditionally, the end of the Christmas season.

The Holy Mass was preceded by the “blessing of the candles” and a moving candlelit procession by priest, Altar servers, and the laity into church.  The Mass was celebrated by candlelight.  Some of the faithful were assisting at their first- ever Latin Mass! Thank you, Father Drew.

LMS members, Mark Cowan, his son Andrew, along with one additional volunteer, are progressing with the delicate, pain-staking craftsmanship in renovating the original gate of the Communion Rail of St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger for the Traditional Mass.

How beautiful it is! We are so grateful to these good men for donating their 'free' time to this project. Although it will take some time, the Communion Rail is on its way to being restored to its proper position in the Sanctuary. Deo gratias!