A correspondent reports a record turnout of 200 people for the solemn high Latin Mass celebrated by Fr. Josef Bisig, FSSP (pictured left), in Windsor this past Sunday (see "Announcement," Musings, November 17, 2008). The Mass, celebrated on the 17th Anniversary of the Diocese of London, Ontario's weekly Traditional Latin Mass in Windsor, also received exceptional media coverage.
Despite modest advertising, CBC Radio (1550 AM) sent a reporter for an interview and to record the Kyrie and Gloria. Local Music Director, Wassim Sarweh, directed the performance of Schubert's Mass in G with a full orchestra. The story was broadcast Monday morning at 7:30 AM, and as late as 8:15 AM, and the station was reportedly still taking calls with positive reactions.
CBC Television (Channel 9) sent a camera crew, although our correspondent could not tell us when they aired their story.
The Windsor Star sent a photographer and reporter to cover the event, which was the top local story on its web site Monday morning: www.windsorstar.com.
The story may be found on-line here.
[Hat tip to A.B.]