GREAT NEWS: I was fortunate enough to get to Mass on Sunday! :D
BAD NEWS: It wasn't the EF. :(
DEPRESSING NEWS: I heard from three different people the sermon by the Extaordinary priest included death. :'(
WHY IT'S DEPRESSING NEWS: I wanted a sermon with death! >:(
RATIONALIZING NEWS: Ah well, at least I was able to get to Mass....and assist with the new prayers, both for which I am VERY thankful. ......Not all like the new translation, but, many do (ehehehehehehe, see what I did there...) :P
COMPENSATIONALIST NEWS: I already know that for the next four weeks that the entire Catholic Church will be praying for the end of the world during Advent, so I got that going for me. :D
GOOD NEWS: One of the reasons I wanted to go to Mass at St. Joseph's was to take pictures of the Stations of the Cross in the nave. I was HOPING to go to the Vigil Mass on Saturday so I could still attend the EF on Sunday (DEATH!!!!!!!), but, I will accept it as God's Will that it was better I go on Sunday...for the lighting.
IN OTHER NEWS: I asked the St. Joseph's pastor after Mass if he ever thought about offering the Mass in Latin. I asked him this because, I don't know how, but, somehow, this church survived the changes of the Spirit of Vatican II; it is very condusive to the Latin Mass.
As one will see from the pictures below, not all the pictures were taken on the same day. A few were taken when I first moved here, most were taken on 11/27/11. There have been changes to the church over the years. I remember when I was younger that the back wall, behind the altar was painted blue with gold stars. It has since been whitewashed.