Monday, February 19, 2018

LATIN HIGH MASS THIS SUNDAY IN MACON

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Nave of St Joseph's

There will be a monthly Latin High Mass at St Josephs Catholic Church in Macon on Sunday February 25th at 12:10 pm.
This parish continues to have a missa cantata at 12:10 pm on the last Sunday of each month. Please help support this endeavor and make sure you thank the pastor: Father J. Scott Winchel.

For directions see www.stjosephmacon.com

Monday, January 29, 2018

2018 LATIN MASSES AUGUSTA


Father West, Sacred Ministers & Servers

The next Traditional Mass will be at 1pm Sunday, 4 February, Sexagesima Sunday at Our Lady of Peace Parish. The celebrant will be the pastor, Rev. Renaurd West. 
The parish is located at 856 Old Edgefield Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841.


Planned Future Masses:
2/4/2018
3/4/2018
4/7/2018
5/6/2018

There will be a reception afterwards for Catholics to meet other traditional Catholics who are serious about their Faith. Please bring a snack to share to the reception. If you would like to help out in any way by ushering, helping with the after mass social, singing in the schola, altar serving etc., please contact Dr. Seiters at: thomas.j.seiter@gmail.com

Friday, January 19, 2018

TRADITIONAL LENTEN RETREAT ATLANTA ARCHDIOCESE

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Father Jambon Preaching

UPDATED !!!!!!!!

The only Lenten retreat in the state of Georgia will take place from Sunday February 25 through Thursday March 1st, 2018 at the parish of Saint Francis de Sales in Mableton Ga in the Atlanta Archdiocese. The preacher will be Father Jeffery Jambon of the Missionaries of St John the Baptist, which is a fairly new traditional order located in Kentucky. The Missionaries were founded by Father Shannon Collins, former EWTN personality and chaplain to Mother Angelicas monastery in Hanceville Alabama. For info on the Missionaries see: https://www.msjb.info/about-us/
 Father Jambon will kick off the Lenten Mission by initially preaching at the High Mass on Sunday February 25th at 11:30 am. This a rare opportunity to experience a traditional Lenten retreat, and most Catholics in this state have never had the opportunity to attend one before. Please spread the word and bring a friend with you !

DETAILS OF THE MISSION:
SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 25TH: CONFESSIONS 10:30 AM HIGH MASS & SERMON AT 11:30 AM
MONDAY FEBRUARY 26TH THROUGH THURSDAY MARCH 1ST: CONFESSIONS 6:00 PM, MASS 7:00 PM, MISSION PREACHED AFTER MASS

For directions to the parish of St Francis de Sales see: https://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION (CANDLEMAS) ATLANTA DIOCESE





















CANDLEMAS IN EUROPE

THE ONLY CANDLEMAS IN GEORGIA
There will be a high Candlemass at St Francis de Sales in Mableton Friday February 2nd  at 7:30 pm. 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.

Friday, December 29, 2017

TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES NEEDED

TRADITIONAL CATHOLICS AGE 16 AND OVER PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A CATHOLIC MISSIONARY

BELOW IS AN UPDATE FROM THE FSSP ON THE MISSION OPPORTUNITIES AVAIABLE IN 2018

We shared with you over the summer the adventures of two St. Francis Xavier mission trips to Piura, Peru. A montage of video from both trips has been released, including interviews with the missionaries, the Peruvians they assisted and the priests who were involved with the trips. It is amazing. We dare you not to be inspired by the joy and love for God shown by those who are so poor and who live under such harsh conditions, and the gratitude that the missionaries themselves felt for this opportunity to give their time in service to others.
One Peruvian said: “After all that happened we are alive, so what we have to do is to thank God for everything.”
Registration for the 2018 St. Francis Xavier Mission Trips is now open. Available trips include a trip to Mexico for families and individuals aged 16+, and trips to Peru and the Dominican Republic for youth 16-21. Please visit the St. Francis Xavier website to learn more and sign up!
If you cannot go on a mission trip but would like to donate, you can do so online here. May God reward you for your generosity!

A few statistics from the Peru trips (totals from both trips):
46 kids aged 16-21, accompanied by 3 priests, 3 seminarians, 3 adult chaperones on each trip. Fr. Eggleston, all 3 seminarians, and 3 of those kids stayed in Peru for a whole month, working both missions.
22 bamboo houses constructed particularly for those families who were affected by the floods.
1 classroom building, similar to the houses, but slightly larger. The missionaries were told that this would be used primarily for catechism, as it was attached to the back of a village church.
16 food deliveries, each of which entailed bringing non-perishable food items (large sacks of rice, pasta, etc.) to families in need. Each delivery served about 5-6 families, so at least 80 families were assisted.
16 house blessings, for which the priests would take a missionary or two to assist as the priest would bless houses in the villages. Each of the 16 ventures included over a dozen houses.
15 Communion calls, each of which included about 10 different houses.
7 clothing deliveries, which entailed bringing 6-7 large bags of clothing to churches in the villages. The mothers were invited to select about 10 items for their families, the lines for these deliveries normally stretching out of sight.
7 stove deliveries, which entailed delivering gas stoves and propane tanks to those in need. Each delivery helped about 5-6 families.
3 trips to teach English to students at a local school.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Father McDonald to Celebrate High Mass in Savannah Cathedral

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Savannah Cathedral

Father McDonald, pastor of St Anne's parish in Richmond Hill will celebrate a high mass this Sunday at the Savannah Cathedral at 1:00 pm for the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas, please show your support by attending and thanking him for saying the mass.

TRADITIONAL EPIPHANY HOUSE BLESSING


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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 Friday January 5th (Vigil of the Epiphany) at approximately 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
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:

XX C+M+B XVIII