Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Last Sundays Mass (Father McDonald)
The below is a report from the pastor of St Josephs about last Sundays Mass. Please make an effort to thank Father McDonald for his support of the Latin Mass at (478) 745-1631
On the last day of Pope Francis historic visit to the USA and his historic Mass in Philadelphia prior to his historic departure from the historic Philadelphia Historic International Airport in front of a historic crowd of admirers, Saint Joseph Church down the road from Philadelphia in Macon, Georgia celebrated its first ever since the historic Second Vatican Council Extraordinary Form of the Mass in the High Form at a normally scheduled Sunday Mass! HISTORIC!
No one offered any negative feedback. The Mass took about the same amount of time as our Ordinary Form Mass at this time, 12:10 PM.
I prepared for this day since September 14, 2007 when we had our first EF Mass.
In the last three years, we have celebrated the Liturgy of the Eucharist ad orientem and in the last six months we have been distributing Holy Communion to communicants kneeling at the full length of the altar railing.
Last November 2 which fell on a Sunday, we celebrated the All Souls' Mass with our combined choirs singing Faure's Requiem. It was an Ordinary Form Mass, but mostly in Latin.
Several people said the Mass yesterday was beautiful and that this form of the Mass is more reverent.
I would agree. I contend, though, the reverence isn't in the Latin Language, per se, although some might say that; it is in the following:
--quiet Roman Canon
--more bowing and genuflections by the priest
--kneeling for Holy Communion
--chanting the propers
It is also formal, no folksiness and no ad libs or banalities
Monday, September 21, 2015
THE BELOW IS FROM FATHER MC DONALD ABOUT THIS UPCOMING SUNDAY'S LATIN MASS AT HIS PARISH
I am warning and informing our parishioners this Sunday in the announcements that next Sunday's 12:10 PM Mass will be in the Extraordinary Form.
Then next Sunday, prior to the Mass, I will explain from the pulpit but very briefly the theology and spirituality of this Mass, the reason why it is all Latin and the reason for the quiet Roman Canon and that at this Mass Holy Communion is distributed on the tongue and not in the hand although I won't be scrupulous about it if someone receives in the hand. They will have their choice even after my explanation.
So there is great anticipation and anxiety brewing. More to come!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
LATIN MASS RESUMES IN MACON
UNDER NEW SCHEDULE
St Josephs in Macon will hold its first Sunday Latin High Mass under its new mass schedule on September 27th at 12:10 pm. The Latin Mass will now be celebrated on the last Sunday of each month at 12:10 pm. It will replace the regularly scheduled 12:10 novus ordo mass.
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
830 Poplar Street
Macon, GA 31201
Phone (478) 745-1631
Friday, August 21, 2015
Body of Maria Goretti clothed as a virgin martyr
THE BODY OF SAINT MARIA GORETTI WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR PUBLIC VENERATION IN THE ATLANTA ARCHDIOCESE
Please bring your children to venerate the relics of Saint Maria Goretti at the churches below, both are located in the Archdiocese of Atlanta
October 26 2015
Holy Spirit Church
4465 Northside Drive NW
Atlanta Ga 30327
phone # 404 252-4513
9:00 am to 10:00 pm
October 27 2015
1700 Buford Highway
Duluth Ga 30097
9:30 am to 11:30 pm
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Solemn Mass of the Immaculate Heart by the ICKSP
The only known high mass in the state of Georgia for the Feast of the Immaculate Heart will be at St Francis de Sales, Mableton, (Atlanta Diocese) on Saturday August 22 at 9:00 am.
DIRECTIONS SEE WWW.FRANCISDESALES.COM OR CALL (770) 948-6888
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Ukrainian Rite Blessing of Herbs on the Assumption
THE ONLY KNOWN MASS IN GEORGIA FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION THIS SATURDAY WILL BE AT ST FRANCIS DE SALES IN MABLETON (ATLANTA DIOCESE) . HIGH MASS AT 9:00 am. DIRECTIONS SEE WWW.FRANCISDESALES.COM OR CALL (770) 948-6888
HERBS & FRUITS ARE BLESSED ON THIS DAY-ANY PRIEST MAY USE THE ROMAN RITUAL TO PERFORM THESE BLESSINGS -BELOW IS THE ENGLISH TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE PRIEST
The blessing of herbs was reserved only to the feast of the Assumption. Herbs had not our restricted English meaning but included all kinds of cultivated and wild flowers, especially those which in some way had a symbolic relation to our Lady. The people brought herbs to church on her feast not only to secure for themselves another blessed object, but also to make of the occasion a harvest festival of thanksgiving to God for His great bounty manifested in the abundant fruits of the earth. The herbs were placed on the altar, and even beneath the altar-cloths, so that from this close contact with the Eucharist they might receive a special consecration, over and above the ordinary sacramental blessing of the Church.}
After the Asperges if it is a Sunday, otherwise immediately before Mass, the priest, standing before the altar and facing the people who hold the herbs and fruits in their hands, says in a clear voice:
P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: To you we owe our hymn of praise, O God, in Sion; to you must vows be fulfilled, you who hear prayers.
All: To you all flesh must come* because of wicked deeds.
P: We are overcome by our sins; * it is you who pardon them.
All: Happy the man you choose, * and bring to dwell in your courts.
P: May we be filled with the good things of your house, * the holy things of your temple.
All: With awe-inspiring deeds of justice you answer us, * O God our Savior,
P: The hope of all the ends of the earth * and of the distant seas.
All: You set the mountains in place by your power, * you who are girt with might;
P: You still the roaring of the seas, * the roaring of their waves and the tumult of the peoples.
All: And the dwellers at the earth's ends are in fear at your marvels; * the farthest east and west you make resound with joy.
P: You have visited the land and watered it; * greatly have you enriched it.
All: God's watercourses are filled; you have prepared the grain. * Thus have you prepared the land:
P: Drenching its furrows, * breaking up its clods,
All: Softening it with showers, * blessing its yield.
P: You have crowned the year with your bounty, * and your paths overflow with a rich harvest;
All: The untilled meadows overflow with it, * and rejoicing clothes the hills.
P: The fields are garmented with flocks and the valleys blanketed with grain. * They shout and sing for joy.
All: Glory be to the Father.
P: As it was in the beginning.
P: The Lord will be gracious.
All: And our land will bring forth its fruit.
P: You water the mountains from the clouds.
All: The earth is replenished from your rains.
P: Giving grass for cattle.
All: And plants for the benefit of man.
P: You bring wheat from the earth.
All: And wine to cheer man's heart.
P: Oil to make his face lustrous.
All: And bread to strengthen his heart.
P: He utters a command and heals their suffering.
All: And snatches them from distressing want.
P: Lord, heed my prayer.
All: And let my cry be heard by you.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray.
Almighty everlasting God, who by your word alone brought into being the heavens, earth, sea, things seen and things unseen, and garnished the earth with plants and trees for the use of man and beast; who appointed each species to bring forth fruit in its kind, not only for the food of living creatures, but for the healing of sick bodies as well; with mind and word we urgently call on you in your great kindness to bless these various herbs and fruits, thus increasing their natural powers with the newly given grace of your blessing. May they keep away disease and adversity from men and beasts who use them in your name; through Christ our Lord.
Let us pray.
God, who through Moses, your servant, directed the children of Israel to carry their sheaves of new grain to the priests for a blessing, to pluck the finest fruits of the orchard, and to make merry before you, the Lord their God; hear our supplications, and shower blessings in abundance upon us and upon these bundles of new grain, new herbs, and this assortment of produce which we gratefully present to you on this festival, blessing them in your name. Grant that men, cattle, flocks, and beasts of burden find in them a remedy against sickness, pestilence, sores, injuries, spells, against the fangs of serpents or poisonous creatures. May these blessed objects be a protection against diabolical mockery, cunning, and deception wherever they are kept, carried, or otherwise used. Lastly, through the merits of the blessed Virgin Mary, whose Assumption we are celebrating, may we all, laden with the sheaves of good works, deserve to be taken up to heaven; through Christ our Lord.
Let us pray.
God, who on this day raised up to highest heaven the rod of Jesse, the Mother of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, that by her prayers and patronage you might communicate to our mortal nature the fruit of her womb, your very Son; we humbly implore you to help us use these fruits of the soil for our temporal and everlasting welfare, aided by the power of your Son and the prayers of His glorious Mother; through Christ our Lord.
And may the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, come upon these creatures and remain always.
They are sprinkled with holy water and incensed.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Sanctuary & Choir of Abbey
If you are visiting the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament/ Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville Alabama, then you are in luck. The traditional Latin mass is said every day at Christ the King Abbey in Cullman Alabama, which is 20 minutes from Mother Angelica's nuns. The abbey is located at 5060 County Road Cullman Alabama 35058. Their number is (256) 796-5515. Here is the mass schedule:
6:00 am Rosary
7:00 am Low mass
9:30 am Rosary
10:00 am High Mass
followed by Benediction
and adoration until 6:00 pm
Monday through Saturday
6:30 am Rosary
7:30 am Low mass followed
by Benediction and adoration until 6:00 pm
Sacrament of Penance
6:14 am to 6:45 am
and 9:15 am to 9:45 am
Monday through Saturday
6:45 am to 7:15 am