Mass in Latin is Back
AZ Republic, Michael Clancy, June 5, 2004
I attended part of this with my son, N (age 3). We arrived on time, but ended up being late for lack of parking. All parking lots, including the Methodist parking lot next door, were full. Cars were lined up and down the road in every direction. We parked on a side street and walked half a mile to get in (105 degrees at 1pm).
Inside, it was standing room only on all sides of the church and some folks did not enter due to the crowd. Most women had their head covered with hats or with netlike coverings made available at the church. There was also a dress code for men (ie. shirts with collars).
Channel 5 News was filming a portion of it. Many older people, but also many young couples were present. Fifteen new altar boys were inducted — quite a sight. The estimates in the article above of only 200-400 people are definitely on the low side!