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Monday, November 03, 2003

English Mass

Yesterday was All Souls' Day, which is no longer a holy day of obligation in Korea. My wife, daughter and I went to the Catholic Worker's Hall in Daegu (tel 053-253-1313 / fax 053-255-4861) for the celebration of the Holy Mass in English. The priest was an elderly Frenchman and almost of those in attendance were migrant laborers from the Phillippines. I was probably the only native-speaker of English. Most of the liturgy was in English, but several parts of it and many hymns were in Tagalog.

The experience was an excellent reminder of the universality and true international character of our Catholic Church.