A warm shoutout to my parish! I was to meet a friend for dinner tonight at a Thai restaurant. While I was waiting outside, he texted me saying that he was going to be about 20 minutes late. My church happens to be across the street from the Thai place, so I thought I would drop in there for some quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
Well, lo and behold, I stumbled upon Compline and Benediction in progress---and chanted in Latin! I had forgotten that this goes on at 8:45pm every night at St. Clement's. They also do the Rosary and Vespers at 5pm every day, among much else.
St. Clement's is no SSPX parish or some traditionalist ghetto. It's an ordinary church in the middle of the city made up mostly of twenty- and thirty-somethings and college students. It is a joy to be simply and gloriously Catholic there!
So many thanks to God and to St. Clement's!