Tuesday, February 12, 2019

TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULT GROUP FORMING

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Young Adults Attending Juventutem Mass

TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULT GROUP NOW FORMING IN GEORGIA
A group is being formed for traditional catholic young people aged 18-35. This group is for both single and married young adults. You can belong to any parish and be a member of this group. The initial meeting and get together will follow a special Missa Cantata on Friday February 22nd at 7:00 pm for the Chair of Saint Peter at St Francis de Sales in Mableton. The group will have a convivial social after the mass in the parish hall. To be placed on the email list of the group send an email to Amy Thomas at secretarysfds@gmail.com

Monday, February 4, 2019

ATLANTA BISHOP INSTALLS FSSP PRIEST AS PASTOR

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Father Joseph DeGuzman taking oath as new pastor
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Bishop Preaching Sermon
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The Ecce Agnus Dei at Pontifical Low Mass

THE MOST REVERENED BERNARD E. SHLESINGER INSTALLS FSSP PRIEST AS PASTOR

Atlanta auxillary Bishop Shlesinger appointed Father Joseph DeGuzman, FSSP, as the new pastor of the Saint Francis de Sales parish in Mableton. His Excellency did so on the Feast of Saint Blaze (Sunday February 3rd). The Bishop visited the parish to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment and consecration of the parish. His Excellency did an outstanding job in celebrating a pontifical low mass before an overflow crowd which was followed by a joy filled party. His Excellency will return to the parish on March 30th for confirmations. If anyone would like to thank his Excellency for his support of the parish and the FSSP please send a card of thanks to him at:

The Most Reverend Bernard E. Shlesinger III
Archdiocese of Atlanta
2401 Lake Park Drive S.E.
Smyrna, Georgia 30080

Thursday, January 17, 2019

CANDLEMASS ATLANTA DIOCESE FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION 2019

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Receiving Blessed Candles at Candlemass

THE ONLY CANDLEMASS  IN GEORGIA
There will be a high Candlemass at St Francis de Sales in Mableton Saturday February 2nd  at 9:00 am. The blessing of candles and procession precede the mass. Bring your candles for the blessing and make sure your name is on them. When you take a candle from the priest, you kneel then you kiss the candle first then kiss the priests hand and take the candle. Your lighted candle is held during the Gospel. At home these candles are lit for prayers after dusk on All Saints Day, Extreme Unction, and during storms. These candles will be used by the priests on the following day for the blessing of throats on St Blaze's day. It is traditional to eat crepes on this day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

ATLANTA BISHOP CELEBRATES PONTIFICAL LOW MASS




Bishop Bernard Shlesinger III
The Most Reverend Bernard E. Shlesinger III, Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta

ATLANTA BISHOP TO CELEBRATE PONTIFICAL LOW MASS

To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the parish of Saint Francis de Sales as a full parish of the Atlanta Archdiocese under the FSSP, Auxiliary Bishop Shlesinger will celebrate  a Pontifical Low Mass at the parish on Sunday February 3rd 2019, at 11:30 am. A dinner will be held afterwards in the gym behind the church, all are welcome.

Directions: www.stfrancisdesalesatl.com



Friday, December 14, 2018

HOLY DAYS OBSERVED IN SAVANNAH DIOCESE

 
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Pontifical Mass
GREAT NEWS HOLY DAYS AND FEAST DAYS WILL BE OBSERVED IN SAVANNAH DIOCESE IN 2019
Location of Masses:
Our Lady of Good Hope Chapel (OLGH-unless otherwise noted)
Isle of hope Georgia
Holy Mass time: 7:00 pm-unless changed
Feast of the Circumcism Jan 1st 2019:
OLGH 11:00 am Father Firmin
The Ascension:
Transferred to Sunday 1:00 pm Cathedral Priest TBA
The Assumption Aug 15th:
OLGH Priest TBA
All Saints Day Nov 1st:
OLGH Priest TBA
All Souls Day Nov 2nd:
Noon St Anne's Richmond Hill, Father McDonald
Immaculate Conception:
Sun/Mon Dec 8th/Tuesday Dec 9th-date TBD awaiting publication of Ordo,Priest TBA
Christmas Day:
11:30 am Cathedral Priest TBA


 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

FSSP SUPERIOR GENERAL CELEBRATES SOLEMN MASS ATLANTA DIOCESE

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 Fr. Andrzej Komorowski, Superior General FSSP

THE SUPERIOR GENERAL OF THE FSSP VISITS ATLANTA DIOCESE-WILL CELEBRATE SOLEMN HIGH MASS THIS SATURDAY

Father Andrej Komorowski, the newly elected Superior General of the FSSP, will be visiting from the general headquarters in Switzerland. He will visit the parish of St Francis de Sales in Mableton for this Saturdays Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. Father will celebrate a solemn high mass at 9:00 am this Saturday. A rare opportunity to meet the Superior General. Please come and bring a friend.

For Directions see: https://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

EPIPHANY BLESSING OF HOMES 2019


FSSP Priest blessing a parishioners home (inscription with chalk)

Please ask your local priest to use the Roman Ritual and perform the Epiphany House Blessing on your home. The ceremony is in the Roman Ritual, and the English translation is below for you to follow along. All Catholic priests may use the traditional Roman Ritual pursuant to Summorum Pontificum, without seeking any type of permission. The only blessing of Epiphany water in the State of Georgia will take place at St Francis de Sales, in Mableton Ga. on Saturday January 5th (Vigil of the Epiphany) at 6:00 o'clock pm. The chalk and incense used in the blessing are actually blessed on the day of the Epiphany. For directions to the church see http://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/

BLESSING OF HOMES  During the Season of Epiphany
It is that time of year for your priest to come to your home and bless your house during the Octave of the Epiphany. He will use the Epiphany water blessed at vespers on the Vigil of the Epiphany and the chalk and incense blessed on the Feast of the Epiphany. Here is the English translation of the ritual.
( Please note the Father of the House will lead the priest from room to room with a lighted blessed candle-also all who enter for the first time after the blessing do so with their right foot)

As the priest comes into the home he says:
P: God's peace be in this home.
All: And in all who live here.
P. Ant.: Magi from the East came to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasure chests they presented Him with precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial. Alleluia.
Canticle of the Magnificat
Luke 1.46-55
P: "My soul * extols the Lord;
All: And my spirit leaps for joy in God my Savior.
P: How graciously He looked upon His lowly maid! * Oh, see, from this hour onward age after age will call me blessed!
All: How sublime is what He has done for me, * the Mighty One, whose name is 'Holy'!
P: From age to age He visits those * who worship Him in reverence.
All: His arm achieves the mastery: * He routs the haughty and proud of heart.
P: He puts down princes from their thrones, * and exalts the lowly;
All: He fills the hungry with blessings, * and sends away the rich with empty hands.
P: He has taken by the hand His servant Israel, * and mercifully kept His faith,
All: As He had promised our fathers * with Abraham and his posterity forever and evermore."
P: Glory be to the Father.
All: As it was in the beginning.
Meanwhile the home is sprinkled with holy water and incensed. At the end of the Magnificat the antiphon is repeated. Then the priest says Our Father (the rest inaudibly until:)
P: And lead us not into temptation.
All: But deliver us from evil.
P: Many shall come from Saba.
All: Bearing gold and incense.
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.
God, who on this day revealed your only-begotten Son to all nations by the guidance of a star, grant that we who now know you by faith may finally behold you in your heavenly majesty; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.
Responsory: Be enlightened and shine forth, O Jerusalem, for your light is come; and upon you is risen the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.
P: Nations shall walk in your light, and kings in the splendor of- your birth.
All: And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Let us pray.
Lord God almighty, bless + this home, and under its shelter let there be health, chastity, self-conquest, humility, goodness, mildness, obedience to your commandments, and thanksgiving to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. May your blessing remain always in this home and on those who live here; through Christ our Lord. All: Amen.

Bless each room with incense and Epiphany Water. Write the Magi’s initials, connected by Crosses, and the year’s numbers over the exterior doors with the blessed chalk, like this:

MM+K+M+B+XIX