[quote="sojo, post:7, topic:333535"]
Bergon, you may have a nice old church with thick walls. Here in the USA, we have a variety of buildings. The church we go to is an uninsulated, modern building (much less substantial than the surrounding homes) that gets much hotter than the outdoors. When the temps reached 118 degrees here last month, our Mass was considerably shortened as we have no ac and the ceiling fans did nothing.
In our diocese, we even have one "church" with no walls or roof at all. It is a permanent "church" that is set up outdoors during the summer months. Last year, an attack of stinging wasps and high heat (Mass is said there at 12:45 p.m.) caused a considerably shortened Mass to say nothing of a some panic among allergic parishioners who had to flee during the Mass.
As someone said, we aren't called to the impossible.
Yes, our church is oldish. It's not hundreds of years old, the Anglicans stole those:D
I can't understand why a Mass was scheduled at one of the hottest parts of the day (i.e. 12.45 pm) in such weather conditions. A shortened Mass may be necessary if the temperatures are too high. It might also be a good idea to have Masses earlier in the morning or in the evening. The temperature is usually a little lower then than late morning or the afternoon.