Special mass at St. Rose of Lima

Mass at St. Rose / KHQA file photo

The parish at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church had a special mass today.

Father David Kemna was ordained earlier this month.

This is his third Latin mass that he has done.

He says even though this isn't his first mass, he is very excited to be preaching at St. Rose.

"Today I offer a mass of Thanksgiving for all the prayers of the community that has supported me over the years and it's a great day. I've known the many people that are here in the community for several years since its founding and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to come and express my gratitude to this community which has helped me so much," said Father David Kemna.

St. Rose of Lima re-opened in Quincy in 2008 to have a Traditional Latin Mass.