Today we began our mission of exploring some of the different churches around the city, attending the High Latin Mass at St. Francis DeSales Church on Gravois-the “Cathedral of South St. Louis”.
This is one of those historic settings in the City that make you feel more like you’re in Europe than the Midwest.
Everything was very ceremonial. The priest changed his vestments about six times. Many of the women and young girls were wearing veils. There must have been at least sixteen altar boys helping serve at the Mass. The interior of the church is glorious.
The Arch Diocese moved the Latin Mass from St. Agatha to St. Francis DeSales in an effort to preserve St. Francis DeSales. St. Francis DeSales has made it to about the twenty-percent mark in its million dollar plus renovation fund drive.
Latin Masses are held at 10:00 am Sundays at St. Francis DeSales, and are worth attending even if you’re not Catholic.