On this our most joyful day of the Christian calender I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all that make the Latin Mass, Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite, possible at St. Anthony and all related activities that support it.
Thank you Father Hoisington for your priesthood, thank you Fr. Weldon, thanks to Fr. Lies (you are missed).
Thank you to all the councils and societies who work hard behind the scenes.
Thank you to Bernie Dette , who is an incredible man and the choir who are just the BEST and make the most incredible heavenly sounds. You complete the liturgy in the most divine way.
Thank you Bob Waltersheid and the gentlemen who pass out the missals and take the collections (I'm so sorry I don't know your names...I'm terrible with names) and thanks to the ladies who decorated the altars on Saturday. You did a great job.
Thanks to Tony Strunk who was given the great and beautiful burden of leading the liturgy in accordance to it's rubrics. Tony is absolutely an inspiration in his humble service. Thanks to Luke Headley for learning and teaching as well .
Thanks to all the servers, Dan, Luke, Austin, Britton, Brody, Francis and Shawn (who, with his father drive all the way from Salina) for being there, sometimes bleary eyed and sleepy, but always willing to serve. Dan built the free standing altar and lecterns and is one of those guys you just admire for his life experience.
Thanks to Bob Wells, sacristan, who knows St. Anthony like the back of his hand who has shown me how to change the light bulbs in the attic, change the statues atop the altar, when and how to do this and that and is a true inspiration. At his age this man is fearless (see new pictures here) and hard working in his dedication to service at St. Anthony.
Thanks for ringing the bell at consecration Larry Bethel.
Thanks for you help and support of the blog Larry, and also to Jim Spencer (the original writer for this blog) who is an inspiration with his writing, fluent Latin and lifelong Catholicism.
Thank you to those who provide cookies and coffee and clean up afterword.
Most of all...thanks to all you my fellow mass goers who make up the entirety of the public worship. Thanks for your friendship and fellowship...those of you who I personally know and those that I dont' and all those who deem this blog worthy to read.
Thank you God. Blessed be the Holy Trinity now and forever.