Multicultural parishes on the rise

Multicultural parishes on the rise

the most important thing and a multicultural setting is love if you don't have that it would be impossible but can you can you can have diplomacy you can have even tolerance for one another but it's more than that it's a Christian true love the love of God that makes a big difference it makes all the difference at any given Sunday you can go to Mass in English Spanish Haitian Creole or vietnamese I think as we all go on our journey of faith be it being put in the context of different cultures and the way different people approach it I think is incredibly enriching and the other parishes I've been to before everybody has how do I put this looked a whole lot like me and then from the same hometown as were their parents and their parents their parents and and it just sort of had a bit of a sterile feel to it and here it just feels like the parish is really filled with life I think the bishops of the United States especially have very clearly stated that is important to keep the faith of your ancestors and the language of your ancestors because that's how you relate to God and that's how you pass on the faith through others father Moises the pastor that's one of the things that he's been focusing on is one parish one community so I think in a lot of ways some of the worship can be very personal it's beautiful when the whole community comes together like one of my favorite things is the procession on Good Friday we have hundreds of people out here singing in different languages carrying the floats around them not pleasant

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22 thoughts on “Multicultural parishes on the rise

  1. Why do people care about multiculturalism and getting everyone in the world to an equilibrium to where you couldn't distinguish one person from the next. I would argue that it's okay to have different cultures and not mix them. It's pretty neat to go to Japan and see their culture, then to Africa and see theirs, then to Europe and see their many cultures. I think we're missing the point that we don't have to be ONE in the ways of the world, but to be ONE in GOD. Being one in GOD and accepting others can be done without creating one huge lukewarm puddle.

  2. Birth control has done this. The disintegration of the Anglo race. Maybe now Catholics can clearly understand why contraception is an obvious mortal sin. Entire generations lost. Countless souls that would have been created to worship God have vanished. Empty class rooms, empty homes, empty churches. A complete and utter catastrophe. Soon to be an economic catastrophe as well. The time to repent is closing…. The Third Secret of Fatima is coming to a conclusion….

  3. Perhaps you felt out of place because of the lack of knowledge that you had about the Mass and the tradition going into the Mass. I felt awkward at first but that was because I was not knowledgeable of the traditions. I know now after not giving up, that the Extraordinary Form is the one true Mass. Universal. No one has to rewrite anything. It is already there in Latin. After studying Latin and teaching my children, they too have grown to know and love the Traditional Latin Mass.

  4. Anderson, I for one would be happy to attend the Latin Mass in the Ordinary Form. But not in the Extraordinary Form. I tried that, and found myself shunned by veil-wearing ladies.

  5. No it didn´t? What about the Maronites? the Ambrosians?
    How could Latin ever function as liturgical language for everyone? Now we've (thankfully!) got the Chaldeans, the Gheez, The Melchites, The Syrian Catholics etc. Why should they use Latin? And if we want the Armenians to join us, or the Syrian-Orthodox (and we do! Don't we?) – what are we to tell them? "you're gonna have to start celebrating your mass in Latin"?

  6. As a parishioner at Sacred Heart, I'd love to have the Latin liturgy held there. That aside, this wasn't so much regarding languages spoken (rather that's a symptom of multiculturalism). The neighborhood of the Church is made up mostly of immigrants. The liturgy aside though, Sacred Heart has been a helping hand to the poor with the programs, and being multilingual is good in helping the immigrants in need.

  7. Gosh… If only the Church had, you know, some kind of common language so everyone would be able to pray together…imagine that…


  9. The extraordinary form of the Mass was there precisely to solve this problem. Mass was the same no matter where you were. If one thinks that Latin is a barrier for understanding, one should remember that the Mass is a rite, therefor after the first year attending the Mass anyone can tell what is spoken and what is going on.

    And in today's world all that was needed was a little book with the latin text on one side and the vernacular on the other, problem solved!

  10. Why would I attend a Mass in a language I can't understand? Eucharist is the focus of the Mass, not the people. Multicultural or not, that's irrelevant.

  11. Latin aught to be restored, especially for Parishes like this. Latin needs to be used in all parishes through out the World. Mass used to be the same no matter where you are at.

  12. If we went back to the Novus Ordo sans indults then there would only be one language: Latin…now wouldn't that be an uniting universal thing to do!

  13. In my parish we've got:
    Mass in Swedish, in Latin, in Polish, in Croatian, in Chaldean, in Gheez, in Slovenian, in English, in Arabic, in sign language, in arabic according to Maronite rite, in latin according to the 1962 order.
    I love it! It's easy for us to see the Church really is universal!

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