Holy Family Parish, Dayton OH

Aliens in This World

Dayton’s Latin Mass/Extraordinary Form community, and the FSSP (Fraternity of St. Peter) priests who have mostly said Mass for it, have been based in various different parishes over the years. It’s a history I know little about but which is surely worth somebody’s chronicling. Early this summer, however, Archbishop Schnurr gave Holy Family Church (which had been glommed into a joint parish with St. Mary’s) to the FSSP for their very own.

I’ve been meaning to go over there all summer, and see how things are going and what people are doing. But it’s been a bit hard to find the time and the energy while working around my cantoring duties at my own parish — not to mention finding weather that didn’t seem likely to kill me. (Sorry, no A/C in most of Dayton’s big old churches. Too pricey.) But I finally got over there today. I won’t be…

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