Deanna stars in Christmas Holiday from 1944. In the Solemn High Mass scene are snippets from a real Midnight Mass celebrated at the former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana of Los Angeles. Durbin was a good singer.
Andrew (14) was doing additional training before Mass yesterday. At a High Mass, there are levels of increasing responsibility. Here is a short list from the top down: Master of Ceremonies, Crucifer (Head Server), Acolyte 1-Book Bearer, Acolyte 2-Bells, Thurifer and Boat Bearer. Altar boys are ages 7 - 18.
- Junior Acolyte: Silver Medal w/ribbon, signifying that the young man has learned all his Latin responses and has learned all the movements up to and including Acolyte 2 at Low Mass.
- Senior Acolyte: Silver Medal w/cord, signifying that the young man has learned all of the movements up to and including Thurifer at Solemn High Mass.
- MC: Gold Medal w/cord, signifying that the young man has mastered all the movements of every server at any type of Mass, the movements of the Priest, Deacon, and Sub-Deacon, and is able to effectively teach these positions to other servers.
We had a visitor, Father Zachary Akers, FSSP, also a good singer, Director of Development, Clarks Summit, PA.
Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof...