The Value of the Mass

The Value of the Mass
Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, 'to the praise and glory of His name,' and 'to the benefit of all His Holy Church - Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Church Highlight Holy Family Columbus

Holy Family Parish was established for the largely Irish west side of Columbus [Ohio] in 1877. The church was dedicated in 1899. It is the site of the diocese's only indult for the use of the 1962 Roman Missal (and my summer assignement this year whoo hoo!) Fr. Kevin Lutz in the current pastor, and one of the best guys I know. Unfortunately I got these pictures in reverse order, but the discriptions fit.

This first picture is one of the stations of the cross at Holy Family.

This next picture is of the very ornate, and rather large baptistry.

This is just a sample of the stain glass windows at Holy Family. They actually are very simple windows, but beautiful just the same. All of the windows at Holy Family depict saints. This peticular example is of Sts. Simon and Andrew.

Even the front doors at Holy Family remind us of the holiness and history of the Catholic Church and of our mission.

Here is the high altar, still in use, at Holy Family. At the time I took these pictures, all of the statues were covered due to Passiontide (and rightly so).

The pulpit at Holy Family.

This is Mary's side altar at Holy Family, but you can't really tell that from this picture because she's covered up. I wonder if the halo that showed up in the picture is any indication that that's a depection of our Blessed Mother under there.

The outside of Holy Family. For some reason the resolution didn't turn out so great on these pictures.

The choir loft and organ at Holy Family. I wished I had gotten a better picture of the organ, as it is a very nice organ.


Alexander said...

That’s a very nice church.
You should come down to Dayton at Our Lady of the Rosary, take some pictures and make it one of your Church Highlight segments as well!

Zach said...

If you send me some pictures and a brief history and info of the church I would be more than happy to feature it.

Michael said...

Hello Zach. It was very nice to have dinner with you and Fr. Lutz. Where is the video segments of Fr. Trautner's mass?

Pax Tecum

Michael and Andrea Monnin

Zach said...

I'm assuming that you mean Fr. Tuscan. I don't have any video of it but there are a lot of pictures at this link:

Or, if you mean the video of the Mass Fr. Travis was at, here's the link for that: