News of our friends Charles Coulombe and Fr Andrew Bartus

A Rorate-Caeli reader writes at that blog:

This is a picture from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 6610 W. Sunset Blvd., in the heart of Hollywood, where last night I attended a memorial Requiem Mass for the soul of Mr. Guy Coulombe, father of writer Charles Coulombe. It was the first traditional Mass held in this church since the Council, a fact which was commented upon by the celebrant, Fr. Robert Bishop, who has provided the traditional Mass for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on a peripatetic basis for more than twenty years. The Deacon was from among the Norbertines of St. Michael’s Abbey, and the sub-deacon was Fr. Andrew Bartus of the Ordinariate church of Bl. John Henry Newman in Orange County.
The congregation numbered in excess of one hundred persons. Blessed Sacrament Church was the actor’s church in Hollywood. Originally formed in 1904, the present church was built in 1953, and is a combination of Spanish baroque with “other-modern.” Afterward, Charles Coulomb addressed the fathers, parish administrator, and congregants with words of enthusiasm and gratitude. It was a memorable Hollywood “premier,” the significance of which is far greater than mere shadows on celluloid.
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4 Responses to News of our friends Charles Coulombe and Fr Andrew Bartus

  1. Pingback: News of our friends Charles Coulombe and Fr Andrew Bartus | Catholic Canada

  2. Charles A. Coulombe says:

    It was a truly wonderful event.

  3. The deacon was in fact a real transitional deacon, fr. David Gonzalez O.Praem., of St. Michael’s Abbey. Also, Charles Coulombe was vary particular to point out, in his post-missam remarks to the attendees in the gardens behind the church, that many thanks are due to Mrs. Yolanda Brown, parish administrator and liturgical co-ordinator of Blessed Sacrament parish, without who’s generous efforts the mass would simply not have been possible. Deo Gratias!

  4. It was a very beautiful Mass and a momentous event.

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