Fr. Bloomfield's Blog

I am a Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, currently assigned to Divine Child Parish in Dearborn, Michigan. When I manage to keep the page updated, hopefully something interesting can be found here!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Return to the Blogosphere

I finally logged onto the Blogger Dashboard and realized that it has been significantly too long since I late posted -- in fact, it was before our very memorable trip to the Holy Land. Since returning from Israel, parish life became a non-stop flurry of activity, including a transfer from St. John Neumann to Divine Child in Dearborn.

Please accept my apologies for having disappeared for such a lengthy period of time. Now that I'm getting settled into my new assignment I will do my best to keep the blog updated and current once again.

I don't know if I'll have a chance to offer a thorough recap of the Holy Land pilgrimage, but it was an incredible experience, and we owe Steve and Janet Ray, Teresa Tomeo and her husband Dominic, and Corporate Travel a great debt of gratitude. We were blessed to begin our travels in Galilee and finish with several days in Jerusalem. The personal highlight for me was the opportunity to celebrate a morning Mass at the Holy Sepulchre -- or rather in the Tomb itself.

The Franciscans sang the Mass of the Resurrection and I celebrated at an altar set up in the ante-chamber of the very place where our Lord rose from the dead. Incredible does not begin to describe it.

I will try to catch up as quickly as I can, and I do intend to post briefly on the recent Motu Proprio "Summorum Pontificum" which clarifies and expands permission to celebrate the Mass under the older form (from 1962).