Monday, January 11, 2016

SAVANNAH FAITHFUL PETITION FOR THE FSSP TO COME TO THE DIOCESE UPDATED

PLEASE ACT NOW AND WRITE THE BISHOP TO INVITE THE FSSP INTO THE DIOCESE  UPDATED!!!!!!

THERE IS CURRENTLY A DIOCESE WIDE EFFORT TO BRING THE FSSP INTO THE SAVANNAH DIOCESE. WE NEED YOU TO ACT NOW AND INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO WRITE THE BISHOP NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE IN THE DIOCESE. PLEASE USE THE BELOW TEMPLATE TO DRAFT YOUR OWN LETTER TO THE BISHOP. PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE FSSP ESTABLISH A PERSONAL PARISH IN THIS DIOCESE THIS YEAR!!!!! PLEASE FORWARD ANY LETTERS YOU SEND TO THE BISHOP TO THE BELOW EMAIL ADDRESSES SO UNA VOCE MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH HOW MANY REQUESTS ARE BEING MADE. THE NEXT 3 WEEKS ARE CRITICAL

SEND COPIES TO BOTH ADRESSES:
thomas.j.seiter@gmail.com

stevenvoynich@robinsongrimes.com


J+M+J

Date:
The Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Bishop of Savannah
2170 East Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404-3918

Your Excellency,

It is with great joy that I am writing to discuss an opportunity for our diocese regarding the Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri (FSSP), a traditional clerical society in full communion with Rome. In the Diocese of Savannah there exists a stable coetus fidelium adhering to an earlier tradition especially Mass in the forma extraordinaria. I understand that there has been contact between members of this Diocese and the FSSP through the FSSP parish in Mableton, GA. St. Francis de Sales was erected in 1999 and enjoys regular canonical status as a personal parish in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The parish is thriving under its pastor, Rev. Matthew McCarthy, and maintains a very fruitful relationship with Archbishop Wilton Gregory.
In Mableton, several representatives of this "coetus fideliu"  met with the Superior of the North American District of the FSSP, Rev. Gerard Saguto. In the very near future he will finalize his next round of clerical assignments. With your approval he could send two priests in the summer of 2016 to establish a personal parish in the Diocese of Savannah. He is willing to meet with you personally in Savannah to discuss this opportunity. I humbly request your invitation of Rev. Saguto to speak with you about this pastoral opportunity. His contact information is listed below:

Rev. Gerard Saguto, FSSP
119 Griffin Road
Elmhurst Township, PA 18444
Telephone: (570) 842 - 4000 ext. 101
Fax: (570) 842-4001

Your consideration of this opportunity is very much appreciated. Thank you for your priesthood, your episcopate, and your loving oversight of our diocese.

Respectfully yours in Christ,

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

EPIPHANY WATER & HOUSE BLESSINGS ATLANTA DIOCESE


FSSP priest performing Epiphany Blessing in a home

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 known blessing of Epiphany water in the State of Georgia will take place at St Francis de Sales, in Mableton Ga. on Tuesday (Vigil of the Epiphany) at 5:00 o'clock during vespers. 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
The head of household with lighted candle will lead the priest throughout the house as he blesses the rooms.

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:

XX C+M+B XVI

Friday, December 4, 2015

LATIN CHRISTMAS MASS IN SAVANNAH


Cathedral of St John the Baptist

There will be a Latin Mass on Christmas Day at 11:30 am in the Cathedral in Savannah. This will be the only Latin Mass in the Diocese for Christmas. On the Holy Day of the "Feast of the Circumcism" on January 1st, there will be no Latin Masses in the Diocese.

LATIN MASS GROUP TO MEET IN SAVANNAH


Savannah Cathedral

ALL TRADITIONAL CATHOLICS IN THE SAVANNAH GEORGIA AREA ARE INVITED TO COME TOGETHER FOR THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

There will be a Missa Cantata for the Feast of The Holy Family this year at the cathedral in Savannah Georgia at 1:00 pm. (Jan. 10th)). Following the mass there will be a covered dish for the attendees at the mass in the parish hall. Please do not miss this opportunity to come to this and meet fellow traditional Catholics. Make friends and get organized to move the traditional movement to the next step in this Diocese.


222 E Harris St, Savannah, GA 31401


Monday, November 30, 2015

RORATE CAELI MASS ATLANTA DIOCESE

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Rorate Caeli Mass

The only known Rorate Caeli  Mass in the state of Georgia will be at St Francis de Sales in Mableton on Saturday morning December 5th at 7:00 am. The church is lit only by candle light. This mass is said before sunrise and ends as the sun comes up.  During the mass sun light gradually fills the church to correspond to the prayers of the mass. This will be a high mass.

For directions click here:

www.francisdesales.com

RORATE CAELI MASS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE

If you can't make it to St Francis de Sales for the Rorate Caeli Mass, you can watch the mass on a live broadcast. These masses will be from Mexico and Switzerland. The times are below:

From the Basilique Notre-Dame in Fribourg, Switzerland (GMT +1):
Wednesdays: December 2, 9, and 16 @ 6h30 : candle Mass in the night.

From Nuestra SeƱora del Pilar in Guadalajara, (Jalisco) Mexico (GMT -6):
Saturday, December 5 @ 6 AM

Also, LiveMass and iMass are now on Twitter for last-minute updates:
@LiveMassFSSP and @iMassFSSP


To watch the Rorate Caeli Masses Live click here:
http://livemass.net/LiveMass/home.html

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NEW FSSP DISTRICT SUPERIOR VISITS ATLANTA DIOCESE WILL CELEBRATE SOLEMN MASS


Father Saguto at Solemn Mass

Father Saguto, FSSP, the new North American District Superior for the FSSP will make his first visit to the Archdiocese of Atlanta on December 5 & 6, 2015. Father will be at the parish of St Francis de Sales in Mableton should anyone need to meet with him. Father will celebrate a solemn mass on Sunday. He will give a talk on the current status of the FSSP after the 9:00 am low mass in the parish hall, and he will also give the same talk after the 11:30 solemn mass. Also following the solemn mass there will be a pot luck dinner.

directions: http://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FSSP MISSIONARY OPPORTUNITY SOUTH AMERICA


The FSSP Rectory
FSSP Rectory in Colombia

MISSIONARY OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE WITH THE FSSP IN SOUTH AMERICA

The FSSP is in need of volunteers to work with their school in the Andes mountains in Colombia. You may also help by donating to install glass in the windows of the newly constructed school building. Please read the article in the Remnant for all the details.


click here to read an article on the FSSP in South America:
http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/2158-catholic-restoration-update-the-fssp-in-the-andes