This is a request for assistance from our readers to suggest a good parish inside the Diocese of Las Vegas for my family.
What I am asking in particular is a parish that has an orthodox priest that celebrates the Mass reverently. That is not asking much. Preferably a holy and charitable priest.
To be more specific, though this isn’t necessary, it would be nice if the architecture of the church did not resemble a Brady Bunch-1970s style of a building. Again, preferably, a church with pre-Vatican II type of architecture.
What do I mean by reverently?
There are no liturgical dancers. It can be either the Ordinary Form or the Extraordinary form. The music isn’t post-Vatican II. To be fair to the good music after Vatican II, I mean folksie type of music. Preferably portions of the Mass are chanted rather than sung in Latin as well as the liturgy itself.
What do I mean by orthodox?
A priest that holds strict fidelity to the teachings of Magisterium. That can explain the most difficult concepts with charity. One that has one or two devotionals that doesn’t include reiki pantomimes nor walking in circles reciting the Beatles greatest hits.
You might be asking, “aren’t all priest suppose to be this way and celebrate the Mass reverently?”.
Yes, but unfortunately we live in a fallen world where pride creeps in and manifests itself in diluting the teachings of the Church and turning the Mass into a Joel Osteen-eco-revival-cumbaya-fest.
I have attended many Catholic churches in Las Vegas when I visit my family and am disgusted at what I witness during the Mass at the few churches that I do attend during my visit.
Granted this is only at a small portion of parishes and I am sure there are proper Catholic priests and parishes, but I do not have the time to visit them on my short family visits.
So please, leave your recommendations in the comments box!
Thank you and God bless.