[quote=Anna Elizabeth]Yes you are, Dropper (although I suppose we should say, “blessed”). Finally, this summer I was able to get to St. Francis de Sales in Mableton, and several times at that.
Indeed! Quite blessed.
Just yesterday I was telling our local (Archdiocese St. Paul/Mpls.), indult priest about SFFP in Atlanta. He said, “I bet they do it really well, don’t they?” I had to admit that they do, although we have to be very grateful to have at least one Traditional Mass each week.
Yes, I was in that situation when I was in Corpus Christi. There was an indult and we had a stable chapel, but it was only one time a week. I guess though in these times we should consider ourselves blessed even for that opportunity.
When I was in Georgia, I got to the FSSP Masses five or six times, but always on weekdays or for the Sunday Low Mass. I didn’t mind as it was such an achievement to get there, but next time I hope to attend the High Mass. Once when I was there, the priest who is the director of FSSP for the US gave the homily. He also commented on the great ethnic diversity of the parish, and I certainly do think that is another wonderful thing about St. Francis de Sales.
I may have been at that very Mass. I do find that diversity is a wonderful thing at our parish as well. That is definately a blessing.
I hope you don’t have to drive too far for Mass, but they say the people in Atlanta drive more miles per day than anyone else in the world, so perhaps you’re accustomed to it. For me (I came from Villa Rica), it was no farther than I drive to our indult Mass.
I am actually from Northern Georgia. You are luck to have only driven from Villa Rica. There are some who drive from South Carolina to assist at Mass. Myself, I drive about a 125 mile or round trip. At first it seemed to be a bit too much, but now I don’t see it as a long drive at all. I guess I was just spoiled from having our indult in Corpus Christi about 3 miles away from my front door.
I have supported FSSP for some years now, and I am overjoyed to see what is happening. I will pray that your parish continues to grow and prosper.
Thank you and the same goes for your indult. I will pray that it continues to grow and flourish.