Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Another Traditional Latin Mass in Coastal Carolina!
This just in...

A friend just read me the bulletin from the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Chapel up in Camp Lejeune. As of October 4th, the Catholic Chaplaincy will start celebrating the TLM EVERY Sunday!

"TRADITIIONAL LATIN MASS: We will start a Traditional Latin Mass at St. Francis Xavier on Oct 4th at 12:30. While CCD is in session the TLM will be at 1230 and when CCD is over well have it at 0930. This Mass will not replace any Mass that is currently being celebrated."I'm trying to contact the Chaplain's Office to see if it's possible for non-military to get aboard base to attend Mass. But to be completely honest, I couldn't see any reason why civilians couldn't get on base -- just swing by the Visitors Center (right there at the Main Gate), show your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance -- and just let the MPs know you're going to attend Mass at the Catholic Chapel... it shouldn't be a problem.

But when I hear something solid from the God Locker, I'll pass the word.


Blogger Bill Hoog said...

Always thought it was funny that every time I visited a Marine base, they seemed to be mostly concerned that you had car insurance! ;^)

5:14 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

First time I ever witnessed a Mass (I'm a convert of thirty years) was at USMCRD. Marching with other Protestants to the Sunday service, I got to the chapel before the Mass was over. We were lined up against the back wall and I watched Communion ... fellow Marines (ok, recruits to be accurate although not eloquent)... as these competitors and teammates knelt and received on the tongue (Jan 65). This was one of those little lanterns that lit my way in later years as my hour grew ever darker. This is one of the events I recall when I wonder whom I owe my life to. One more little poignant detail: Months later I asked those young gangsters why they enlisted, and they said because the judge gave them only two options.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

You know I am going to have to attend one of these Masses. To be back on base would really get all those old synapses firing!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

"...just let the MPs know you're going to attend Mass at the Catholic Chapel... it shouldn't be a problem."

Especially if the MP is a Mackeral Snapper!

9:07 PM  

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