Today, the feast of Saint Patrick, Mass in the extraordinary form was offered at Saint Patrick’s, located on Milwaukee’s South Side. It’s always special to celebrate Mass at a parish on its patronal feast day. About fifty people were on hand on this cold, damp Friday afternoon (not bad for a weekday Mass). Gregorian chant and incense filled the interior of this old Cream City brick church. It was a memorable experience. Most likely, it was the first time in about half a century that the historic parish, built in 1876, witnessed the ancient Roman rite, for which its beautiful high altar was obviously designed.
Thanks to Saint Patrick’s for the hospitality.