Laudetur Jesus Christus! Gelobt sei Jesus Christus! Sia lodato Gesù Cristo! Praised be Jesus Christ!
We are in our final week of reservations for the Parish Pilgrimage to Italy in November. If you have been on the fence about going, your opportunity is quickly slipping away. Please contact me with any questions; or if you need a little help to boost your budget to make the trip possible.
On August 15 we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven. This is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Roman Catholics. At the evening Mass, I will admit Bro. Brent and Bro. Henry to Candidacy for Holy Orders. The Congregation approved them to make this step at our Community meeting earlier this month. As our own Congregation of Pontifical Right, we now have the ability to accept our own members and ordain them, in our own right. This is the first major step for them on their path to the Priesthood. Later in the year they will also receive the Ministry of Lector, followed by the Ministry of Acolyte the year after. In 2020 we hope to celebrate their ordination to the Diaconate, followed by the priesthood in 2021. If you are able, please join us on August 15, as they make their first promises and resolutions on their path to the Altar.
I wish you all a blessed week!
” As I have counseled you before your material dinner to make a spiritual repast in meditation, so before your evening meal you should make at least a devout spiritual collation. Make sure of some brief leisure before suppertime, and then prostrating yourself before God, and recollecting yourself in the Presence of Christ Crucified, setting Him before your mind with a steadfast inward glance, renew the warmth of your morning’s meditation by some hearty aspirations and humble upliftings of your soul to your Blessed Savior, either repeating those points of your meditation which helped you most, or kindling your heart with anything else you will.
As to the examination of conscience, which we all should make before going to bed, you know the rules:
- Thank God for having preserved you through the day past.
- Examine how you have conducted yourself through the day, in order to which recall where and with whom you have been, and what you have done.
- If you have done anything good, offer thanks to God; if you have done amiss in thought, word, or deed, ask forgiveness of His Divine Majesty, resolving to confess the fault when opportunity offers, and to be diligent in doing better.
- Then commend your body and soul, the Church, your relations and friends, to God. Ask that the Saints and Angels may keep watch over you, and with God’s Blessing go to the rest He has appointed for you. Neither this practice nor that of the morning should ever be omitted; by your morning prayer you open your soul’s windows to the sunshine of Righteousness, and by your evening devotions you close them against the shades of hell.” – St. Francis de Sales