Okay, today I went to a Tridentine Mass at Mission San Buenaventura and I’m hoping it was just a poor example of Tridentine Masses today because I was left less than unimpressed. I’m pretty sure it was a Low Mass from what I could figure out from the missal. But I could barely follow along because the Priest who said the Mass was not wearing a mike so we could not hear him AT ALL except for when he gave his sermon.
I feel like my bubble has been burst. I don’t see how this was more reverant than the Norvus Ordo Mass I went to on Saturday night. Can someone tell me what the Tridentine Masses are like at other churches in the LA area? Are they usually Low Masses or High Masses? This one was also not a dialog Mass. The altar server said all the responses and the congregation didn’t do anything. Frankly I would prefer a dialog Mass otherwise I don’t really see the point. I’m willing to give it another try somewhere else, but I sure wish I hadn’t driven an hour to see what it was like