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Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Fr. Jim Tucker offers an illuminating essay on the need for a server at Mass. Very well done and informative.
One saint who preferred saying Mass in private was Philip Neri.
Towards the end of his life, Philip's habit was to say mass in a private chapel, alone but for the server. Just before the Communion, the server would withdraw, leaving Philip alone with our Lord for two hours or more, until the saint was ready to finish the mass.