I cannot believe what just happened. On Tuesday, November 19, the same day St. Anthony School visited, Ms. Enriquez, our eighth grade facilitator, encountered an unlikely visitor. A man introduced himself as, Canon Moreau. ( a canon is a honored ranking in the Catholic Church. The title of a canon is right under a bishop.) The man was dressed in all white robes. As he watched us perform our daily morning prayer, he stated that he started to swell with tears. He had invited us to join his latin mass. Unfortunately, we could not join because of our special visitors (St. Anthony's 6th graders). He then invited us to join another mass on Thursday, November 21.
On Thursday, November 21, as we were strolling toward the church to attend the Mass. Questions started to "popcorn" in my head like "What would it be like?", "Will I be able to understand anything?" As we were in church, I did not realize the holiness of the Mass. This was the mass performed over six hundred of years ago.
As we exited the church, it really sunk in that "Wow, I just attended an ancient Mass!" We were then informed that Canon Moreau wanted to visit the classroom. Before the Mass, the Canon had asked us an essential question, "What language do you think we would speak in heaven?" I think this question really boggled me and I it was stuck in my mind the whole day. When I heard he was going to visit our class I was quite excited and could not wait for the visit.