IDNIGHT MASS in Hollywood with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP.la) was fabulous. I must say, the choral sound was prayerful and beautiful. In particular, the way their voices tackled Guerrero’s BENEDICTUS (Missa Beata Mater) was truly sublime, as was their “O Magnum Mysterium” by Tomás Luis de Victoria, a Roman Catholic priest. After Mass—around 2:00am—we took a choir photograph. (Does your choir ever take photos?)
Our two FSSP priests joined us for the photo:
In a world that seems increasingly filled with cold indifference, ignorance, and malice, I feel so blessed to work with delightful people like these.
For the record, several singers shown in this photo have assisted with the Corpus Christi Watershed polyphonic rehearsal videos.
Our Solemn Mass (with Deacon & Subdeacon) at Midnight on Christmas is always done in complete darkness, except for candles.