Sunday: Pontifical High Mass and Msgr. Schmitz, ICR
The Pontifical High Mass was celebrated "from the throne" with the permission of the Bishop of Providence, His Excellency Bp. Tobin. It was a beautiful Mass, with the lovely singing of the schola and exquisite vestments. Bp. Rifan's gave an edifying sermon and bestowed his apostolic blessing on those there.
Wendy Maynard presented another delicious meal to the attendees after Mass.
Msgr. Schmitz was the speaker for Sunday's program, and he presented a powerful talk on the role of tradition in the Church. He spoke of all the recent successes of the Institute of Christ the King, including a new community of contemplative nuns, the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ Sovereign Priest, and new "parishes" across the United States, for example in Kansas City, MO. Msgr. Schmitz spoke also of the centrality of the Mass in all things - it was greatly inspiring for all who attended.