As to its principal function of giving worship and glory to God... it has raised the bar even over the wonderful past Masses offered by that wonderful priest, Fr. Reid. In speaking to one woman after the Mass, she stated that she felt just so "spiritually uplifted"... and I must say, I did as well. And the church was packed! It was not standing-room only, but there was not far from it.
As to the more peripheral elements of the Mass that make it part of what it is... the 12 Altar servers were well trained and precise as always with lovely new silver torches and the music was just spectacular!
St. Ann's schola and choir are well known for their outstanding music, but this Mass' selections were just so wonder... the beautiful harmonized Asperges Me and regal Christus Vincit were outstanding "bookends" to the Gregorian chant in the middle.
What is just so amazing to me is how nobody wants to leave at the end of these Masses! It is as if they do not want the moment/euphoria/feeling to end... compare that to the Masses were after communion the faithful are making a fast-track to parking lot.
In closing, dear Readers, I understand that there was a reporter there for the Charlotte Observer doing an article on St. Ann's in general... what more special moment for that reporter to experience.... I look forward to seeing that article. I am also interested in hearing your thoughts... if you attended, please let me know your impressions as well.
Let us continue to pray that Fr. Reid, the Altar servers , the Schola and Choir will continued to be blest and continue to bring these wonderful "fonts of divine grace" to us faithful. (in a special way that the rumor of another Missa Cantata for Immaculate Conception will be proven to be true)
Christus Vincit! Christus Regnat! Christus Imperat!