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, May 10, 2008

Places of Prayer

I thought I would share with you some images of the chapel and sacristy at the rectory at Holy Family. This chapel is used for visiting priests saying private Masses as well as a private place to say their office.

The chandler gives it a nice Victorian look I think.

This altar was recently put in last summer. I think it's quite elegant if I do say so myself.

The sacristy was just recently completed and has everything a priest could want.
veils, maniples, stoles, etc.
vesting prayers and various missals (my favorite is on the bottom)


Anonymous said...

Mmmm... Prie-Dieu. I so wish I had one.

kimberly said...


Thanks so much for the view! I've never been in the sacristy, though my sons are there all the time. I've wondered what it looked like. Lovely photos! The private chapel is absolutely perfect. Holy Family truly is "God's favorite parish!"

Zach said...

Prie-Dieu's are not hard to make. All you need is a couple of 2x4's a pillow and some wood stain.

Anonymous said...

Are there any differences between the 2 Lectionaries and the 2 Sacramentaries in the last picture?

Also, are there any Latin editions of these 2 books at Holy Family?

Anonymous said...

You wanna teach me?

Zach said...

Sure, just email me. I would want to be detailed and couldn't fit it in a com box.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I have your email address. Do you have mine? (It should come through with my comments.)

Zach said...

Just view my profile.

Anonymous said... I get the error "Unrouteable address".

Tell you what: mine is markadm at -what religion are we- dot org.