I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately, which means I have been to a lot of different Catholic churches lately. In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a deacon at St. Jerome led what was, for me, a surprise Saturday-morning Holy Hour, complete with Morning Prayer and Benediction. Knowing I was not a parish regular, he went out of his way to make himself and his parish known to me, by way of welcome. In Arizona, the deacon at St. John Vianney in the Sedona Mountains, reviewed some of the responses in the new translation of the Mass with early arrivers.
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