Tuesday, August 29, 2017

LATIN MASS WORKSHOP FOR PRIESTS

FSSP Priest Training Workshops

TRAINING CLASS FOR PRIESTS TO LEARN TO SAY THE LOW MASS

Una Voce in conjunction with the FSSP is pleased to announce an upcoming training class for priests to learn how to celebrate the low mass form of the traditional Latin mass. Please let your local parish priest know about this opportunity. Una Voce has scholarships available to pay the cost of the training for a priest if he doesn't have the financial ability to cover the the cost of training.  All the details are below:

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, in collaboration with Una Voce America and the William C.
Meier Foundation, testimonials
is the largest provider of training resources and materials for priests who wish to learn Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Established in June 2007, the Priest Training Program of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter has provided personal training for over 165 priests from 115 different dioceses. Over 80% of participants in this program are now saying the Extraordinary Form on a regular basis.

Our five-day training workshops are are hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska. 

Upcoming dates for Extraordinary Form Seminars: (low mass)


  11-15 December 2017,
14-18 May 2018
$400.00
  

The Program:

Each workshop comprises a five-day residential course at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary including both classroom sessions and practical hands-on instruction. All instruction, training materials, meals, and room & board at the seminary are provided.

Low Mass Workshop:
• A comprehensive introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and its liturgical principles
• An overview of the 1962 Roman Missal and liturgical calendar
• A complete explanation and demonstration, with practical hands-on instruction, in the ceremony of Low Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal
• Tips and strategies for gaining proficiency in Latin
• An introduction to Sung Mass and Gregorian Chant
Sung Mass Workshop:
• Comprehensive hands-on instruction and training in the ceremonies of Sung and Solemn Mass
• Comprehensive overview and practice in the chants of the Sung Mass
• Complete training in all the altar server positions for Sung Mass

Costs:

• Low Mass Workshop $400 (includes $100 non-refundable deposit)
• Sung Mass Workshop $400 (includes $100 non-refundable deposit)
The cost of each workshop covers all classroom instruction, training materials, meals, and room & board at the seminary for the full five days.
 

How do I Register?

To register, please go to the SIGN UP page and follow the steps listed. Please note that we need all the documentation listed before we can secure your reservation. Please register in advance as spaces are limited and will be allocated on a "first come, first serve" basis.

How do I Get There?

Please visit the DIRECTIONS page for all travel information.
 

I Need Financial Assistance...

For priests who require financial assistance, Una Voce America has set up a financial aid plan. For details please contact Una Voce America, c/o Mr. Jason King, PO Box 1146, Bellevue, WA 98009 or e-mail INFO@UNAVOCE.ORG
 

What If I Have Questions or Need Further Information?

If you have any questions about our training program, please feel free to contact us at CONTACT@FSSPTRAINING.ORG
Or you may write to us at:

Father Joseph Lee, F.S.S.P., JCL
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
P.O. Box 147
Denton, NE. 68339
Ph: (402) 797-7700 Ex. 151

Monday, August 7, 2017

AUGUSTA LATIN MASS- MISSA CANTATA SEPTEMBER 10TH - UPDATED


Sacred Ministers & Servers from Last Sunday's Mass

REVIVAL OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH CONTINUES IN AUGUSTA

LATEST UPDATE: The September mass will now be a missa cantata

UPDATED INFORMATION:
FATHER WEST HAS ANNOUNCED HE WILL CELEBRATE SOLEMN HIGH MASSES AT 1:00 PM ON THESE DATES:
September 10
October 1
November 5
December 3


The revival of the Catholic Faith is now unstoppable in the Augusta area thanks to the untiring work and devotion of the new pastor of Our Lady of Peace. Father Renaurd West has established a group of well trained Sacred Ministers and altar servers and will celebrate yet another Solemn High Traditional Latin mass for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost (September 10th) at 1:00 pm. The mass will be at the parish of Our Lady of Peace. There will be a social after mass, so make sure you stop by and meet other serious Catholics.

Our Lady of Peace
856 Old Edgefield Rd,
North Augusta, SC 29841
 
If you'd like to help out in any way by serving mass, sining in the schola, helping with the social, ushering, etc. please contact thomas.j.seiter@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

LEGION OF MARY FOR ATLANTA DIOCESE TO HOLD CONGRESS AT FSSP PARISH


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Altar set up for a Legion of Mary Meeting

The Legion of Mary will hold a Congress for the entire Archdiocese of Atlanta at St Francis de Sales on Saturday August 12th. This parish is staffed by the FSSP, and is the only traditional parish in the state of Georgia. A Congress is only held every few years so it is a rare chance to attend a Congress at a traditional parish. This is open to all active, auxiliary, and praetorians. Also anyone interested in the Legion of Mary is invited to attend. The event is free.

Schedule

9:00 am low mass
9:45 am registration and breakfast
10:15 Congress begins
12:50 Lunch
1:20 Congress resumes
2:30 (apprx) Congress ends
2:45pm Curia Meeting

Location:
St Francis de Sales Catholic Church
587 Landers Drive
Mableton, Georgia 30126, USA
Phone: (770) 948-6888
https://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/

Thursday, July 13, 2017

AUGUSTA EXPERIENCES TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC REVIVAL

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Father West Incensing Altar

Augusta Georgia is turning into the premiere location in the east Georgia-west South Carolina region for serious Catholics, all thanks to the untiring efforts of one priest. Father Renaurd West, new pastor of Our Lady of Peace, has restored the traditional Catholic Faith to the area by implementing the celebration of the Solemn Traditional Latin Mass. He is drawing large young enthusiastic crowds to church with the beautiful liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. This past Sunday saw a crowd of over 200 people at the 1:00 pm Solemn Mass. The large contingent of young Catholics hung around after mass for the social to meet others serious Catholics from the area. The next Solemn Traditional Latin Mass is scheduled for the Feast of the Transfiguration, Sunday August 6th at 1:00 pm at:

Our Lady of Peace
856 Old Edgefield Rd,
North Augusta, SC 29841
 
Please make every effort to attend and to bring a friend and expose them to the rich Catholic culture they have been deprived of for the last 45 plus years. One way to have a richer experience is to help out with singing, serving mass, etc, and if you can help out in any way please contact:
 

Monday, June 19, 2017

SOLEMN LATIN MASS IN AUGUSTA JULY 9TH


Father West, Sacred Ministers, & Servers

The restoration and renewal of the Catholic Faith in the Augusta area continues under the inspired leadership of Father Renaurd West, pastor of Our Lady of Peace. There will be a solemn high Latin mass at Our Lady of Peace in North Augusta on Sunday July 9th at 1:00 pm. Please come and bring a friend to immerse yourself in the rich Catholic heritage we all have. Help spread the word. We need a large crowd to demonstrate that there is interest in the traditional Catholic Faith. If you want these masses to continue then please help support it by getting involved. 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

Location & phone contact:

856 Old Edgefield Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST BONFIRE-UPDATED

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Institute of Christ the King priest blessing bonfire

The parish of St Francis de Sales in Mableton (Atlanta Diocese)will have the annual Blessing of the St Johns fire at 5:30 pm Saturday June 24th and invites all Catholic men to come (please note this is a MALE ONLY event-if you are a father you can bring your son)  Bring a lawn chair, we will cookout, smoke cigars, enjoy a beverage, and burn old sacramentals, sing and pray. A FSSP priest will be in attendance for conversation. Immerse yourself in Catholic culture. For directions see www.francisdesales.com

UPDATE: There will be a high mass on this day (this Saturday) at 9:00 am for this Feast Day, at Saint Francis de Sales.

One of the most ancient blessings in the Roman Ritual is the Blessing of a bonfire on the Vigil of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. ( The Vigil is June 23rd). Pursuant to Summorum Pontificum you can ask your priest to utilize the Roman Ritual (in addition to the Missal &Breviary) and can ask him to perfom this blessing at your Church

If you are able to have your priest bless a bonfire here is the english translation of the Blessing for you to follow along:

 BLESSING OF A BONFIRE

on the Vigil of the Birthday of St. John the Baptist

conferred by the clergy outside of church

In the Church's veneration of her saints the cult of John the Baptist had from earliest times and continues to have a most prominent and honored place. John gave testimony of the true light that shines in the darkness, although he proclaimed in utter humility: "He must increase, but I must decrease." And the Master also spoke in highest praise of His precursor: "I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist." Attuned to the words of the Gospel the Christians of former times were filled with love and enthusiasm for this saint, and expressed a justifiable conviviality at the approach of his feastday by lighting a bonfire the night before in front of their churches, in the market-place, on the hilltops, and in the valleys. The custom of St. John bonfires, indicative of a people with unabashed and childlike faith, continues in some places to this day.

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.
Let us pray.

Lord God, almighty Father, the light that never fails and the source of all light, sanctify + this new fire, and grant that after the darkness of this life we may come unsullied to you who are light eternal; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

The fire is sprinkled with holy water; after which the clergy and the people sing the following hymn (for the music see the music supplement):

Hymn: Ut queant laxis

O for your spirit, holy John, to chasten

Lips sin-polluted, fettered tongues to loosen;

So by your children might your deeds of wonder

Meetly be chanted.

Lo! a swift herald, from the skies descending,

Bears to your father promise of your greatness;

How he shall name you, what your future story,

Duly revealing.

Scarcely believing message so transcendent,

Him for a season power of speech forsaketh,

Till, at your wondrous birth, again returneth,

Voice to the voiceless.

You, in your mother's womb all darkly cradled,

Knew your great Monarch, biding in His chamber,

Whence the two parents, through their offspring's merits,

Mysteries uttered.

Praise to the Father, to the Son begotten,

And to the Spirit, equal power possessing,

One God whose glory, through the lapse of ages,

Ever resounding.

P: There was a man sent from God.

All Whose name was John.
Let us pray.

God, who by reason of the birth of blessed John have made this

day praiseworthy, give your people the grace of spiritual joy,

and keep the hearts of your faithful fixed on the way that leads

to everlasting salvation; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

Friday, June 9, 2017

HISTORIC LATIN MASS RICHMOND HILL GEORGIA-UPDATED


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HISTORIC LATIN HIGH MASS RICHMOND HILL GEORGIA
 
Father McDonald pastor of St Annes Catholic Church will celebrate the first Latin Mass since the changes following the Second Vatican Council at his parish on the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The mass will be at 7:00 pm on Friday June 23rd 2017. Please spread the word and come to this mass and a bring a friend to show Father there is support for tradition and hopefully this will lead to future traditional masses. Make sure you thank Father McDonald for doing this.
 
Saint Anne Catholic Church
1055 Ford Ave ( Hwy 144)
Richmond Hill Ga 31324
phone: (912) 756-3661
web site: www.StAnneRH.org
 
 

 
UPDATE: THERE WILL ALSO BE A HIGH MASS AT SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES IN MABLETON AT 7:30 PM, DIRECTIONS SEE: https://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/

Monday, June 5, 2017

AUGUSTA LATIN MASS HUGE SUCCESS


Father West, Sacred Ministers and Servers


HISTORIC SOLEMM LATIN MASS IN NORTH AUGUSTA

Father Renaurd West, pastor of Our Lady of Peace in north Augusta, celebrated the first ever solemn Latin Mass at his parish on Pentecost Sunday. There was a large and enthusiastic crowd of 200 souls (mostly young people) at the mass. Father West is truly renewing his parish and is an example of the new evangelization in the Church. He has set an example for other pastors to follow. Please make sure you take time out to thank Father for his efforts.

FUTURE MASSES
SUNDAY JULY 9TH AT 1:00 PM
SUNDAY AUGUST 6TH 1:00 PM (FEAST OF TRANSFIGURATION)
Please make sure you attend these upcoming masses, and make sure you spread the word and bring a friend, we need to show there is support for tradition so these masses will continue!!!!!!!

Contact Info:
856 Old Edgefield Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841

Monday, April 24, 2017

LATIN MASS RETURNS TO AUGUSTA


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Our Lady of Peace North Augusta

THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS RETURNS TO AUGUSTA

Great News!!!! The traditional Latin Mass is returning to the Augusta area. Father Renaurd West, new pastor at Our Lady of Peace is instituting the glorious return of the ancient Latin mass to the Augusta area. He truly has renewed his parish and engaged in the New Evangelization, and has set an example for others to follow. Father West will celebrate this mass initially monthly and will begin will a solemn high mass on Pentecost Sunday (June 4th) at 1:00 pm. Please make every effort to come and bring your friends. We need to show Father that there is support for traditional Catholicism. Please consider helping out by singing in the schola, serving mass, ushering etc.

Church Location: 856 Old Edgefield Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841.

For information or to volunteer to help out in any way please contact:
T.J. Seiter
thomas.j.seiter@gmail.com

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING FOR SAVANNAH DIOCESE (AUGUSTA AREA)

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Boat Bearer at Pontifical Mass

ALTAR BOY TRAINING SAVANNAH DIOCESE (AUGUSTA)

All MALES who have received First Holy Communion are invited to attend altar server training in the Augusta area. All positions are being trained: Master of Ceremonies, acolytes, torch bearers, crucifers, thurifers, etc. We are training to serve Solemn Latin masses. (Please see the above post concerning the return of the Latin Mass to the Augusta area.) Training will take place at Our Lady of Peace in North Augusta located at 856 Old Edgefield Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841. Classes are as follows:
MAY 13TH 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
MAY 27TH NOON-2:00 PM
JUNE 3RD NOON-2:00 PM
For further information of to RSVP for the taining please contact:

All those interested in serving please watch this video of Solemn Mass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUEODk9Tvs0 ( 1940 solemn mass narrated by Fulton Sheen)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enWiFcsBqIE ( FSSP USA seminary Mass)
UPDATE- ALL SERVER CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY FULL, PLEASE CONTACT ABOVE FOR INFO IF YOU WANT TO LEARN TO SERVE AT ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY

Friday, April 21, 2017

FSSP SOUTH AMERICAN SUPERIOR TO VISIT


Father Alfaro preaching a sermon in South America

Spanish priest Father Angel Alfaro, FSSP, Superior of the FSSP apostolate in Colombia South America will be visiting the parish of St Francis de Sales in Mableton on Sunday April 30th. The FSSP operates a school in a rural area for the children of poor farmers. Father will give a presentation on the FSSP mission in Colombia. The talks will take place in the social hall after the 9:00 am and the 11:30 am masses. Father will also celebrate the 11:30 am high mass on this day. If you are interested in volunteering as a traditional Catholic missionary at the FSSP apostolate in Colombia please come and speak with Father. Likewise if you would like to make a donation to Father to help with the work of operating their school, Father will be happy to accept any help you can give.

For location see: https://stfrancisdesalesatl.com/contact/
587 Landers Drive
Mableton, Georgia 30126, USA
Phone: (770) 948-6888


Monday, March 27, 2017

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE FOR ATLANTA DIOCESE


The crotalus makes its yearly return on Holy Thursday

THE ONLY TRADITIONAL HOLY WEEK IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA

The Holy Week liturgy schedule is as follows at St Francis de Sales in Mableton. All liturgies will be in the Solemn Form (priest, deacon, subdeacon).  For Directions see www.francisdesales.com This is the only parish in the Atlanta Diocese and in the state of Georgia where the traditional Holy Week will be observed. Unfortunately, Holy Week will not be observed in the Savannah Diocese, except for the usual Sunday Mass at the Cathedral in Savannah.

Palm Sunday
9:00 am Solemn High Mass with blessing of palms and procession. Meet in the gym to start the mass. To take a palm you kneel down in front of the priest then kiss the palm branch and then kiss the priests hand, then take the palm. The procession will end up in the church for the completion of the mass

Maundy Thursday
Confessions 6:30-7:30 pm
Solemn High Mass of the Lords Supper 8:00 pm with Mandatum (foot washing) of 11 men and one teenage boy who represents St John, stripping of all three altars, translation of the Blessed Sacrament to the altar of repose, Office of Compline is sung and then adoration at the altar of repose until midnight

Good Friday
confessions 1:00-2:00 pm
Solemn Mass of the Pre-sanctified 3:00 pm, (during adoration of the cross you remove your shoes to approach the crucifix), fish dinner provided after the liturgy in social hall.
7:00 pm stations of the cross

Holy Saturday
confessions 10:00-11:00am, AND 7:30-8:30pm
The Great Vigil (solemn)  9:30 pm, meet in the parking lot at the Easter fire. May want a small flash light because there is only candlelight used until the Gloria is intoned.

Easter Sunday
7:15 am low mass
9:00 am low mass, followed by Easter Egg Hunt
11:30 High Mass
 
Low Sunday
7:15 am low mass
9:00 am low mass
11:30 am LOW MASS-SCHOLA ON VACATION
2:00-2:50 pm confessins
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Devotions
 

Monday, January 30, 2017

SSPX ON VERGE OF RECONCILLING WITH ROME UPDATE # 7 ( New)

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Bishop Fellay, head of the SSPX

The SSPX are looking to buy the Sisters of Immaculate via Monza
church and former boarding school as the HQ of their Personal
Prelature

UPDATE # 7 (NEW)
The SSPX has released a video of Bishop Fellay stating that the Vatican has given permission to the SSPX to freely ordain priests without the permission of the local ordinary. Apparently ordinations are no longer considered illicit. This follows the legal recognition of weddings performed by the Society. This is a major development. ( see http://fsspx.news/en )

DATE #6
Farodi Roma has just announced that the Vatican is expected to officially recognize the SSPX on May 13th. at the 100th anniversary of Fatima. See http://www.farodiroma.it/2017/04/10/prelatura-personale-lefebvriani-papa-annunciarlo-fatima/

UPDATE # 5
Marco Tosatti has reported that the SSPX reconciliation is in fact in the works, and that the SSPX are looking to purchase the above church complex as their headquarters of their personal prelature. The Pope will chose between three names of Bishops submitted by the SSPX as the head of the personal prelature. The SSPX will also be granted auxiliary Bishops. How many years have we been through this dance? ( see: http://www.marcotosatti.com/2017/03/20/vaticano-lefebvre-a-un-passo-dalla-firma-dellaccordo-le-foto-della-possibile-nuova-sede-a-roma/ )

UPDATE #4
Bishop Fellay in Poland has just issued a statement regarding the reconciliation of the SSPX, basically the news about the upcoming reconciliation is "fake" news, and he does not think the SSPX will be recognized. For the entire statement see: https://sarmaticusblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/latest-news-about-rome-sspx-recognition-talks/

UPDATE #3
Today Tormielli from La Stampa has just issued a report updating and clarifying the many rumors of the current reconciliation talks going on in Rome. He reports the terms of the reconciliation document that the SSPX has been given to sign. Bishop Fellay has not yet signed the document and is working on gathering support for his signature from the members of the SSPX. To read his entire report see: http://www.lastampa.it/2017/03/03/vaticaninsider/eng/news/society-of-st-pius-x-small-steps-towards-an-agreement-l2ECN8NArPVgXVwOU6PRmJ/pagina.html
UPDATE #2:
 Real tangible evidence that the reconciliation is not just another rumor. Matteo Matzuzzi, on Cannon 212 this weekend has reported that the SSPX are purchasing the Santa Maria Immacolata building & church complex on the Esquiline, one of the seven hills of Rome. The complex is located close to the Lateran. The large neo-gothic church was built for an order at the end of the 19th century. This included other buildings that were used as a school in recent years. This palace will be the General House of the Personal Prelature of the SSPX. (Apparently things are progressing rapidly toward the expected upcoming announcement.) Also according to Il Foglio, there will be a study center of the Society and additionally the General House of Personal Prelature, as soon as the Society is recognized as such by the Holy See.
UPDATE #1:
Le Figaro today (Candlemass Day) reports that the official reconciliation is expected to take place on May 13th or July 7th of this year. See http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2017/02/01/01016-20170201ARTFIG00340-les-lefebvristes-se-rapprochent-de-rome.php Also La Stampa has an article on the latest developments, pointing out that the SSPX cannot only lawfully administer the sacrament of penance, but also can now lawfully administer the sacrament of Extreme Unction. See: http://www.lastampa.it/2017/01/30/vaticaninsider/eng/the-vatican/fraternity-of-st-pius-x-ever-closer-to-reconciliation-xY7GVwCDVyST373inFczcP/pagina.html

APPARENTLY THE SSPX IS ON THE CUSP OF RECONCILLING WITH THE VATICAN

Rorate Caeli has issued the below two reports in the last two days. Reconciliation could affect Georgia because the SSPX has one Georgia parish located in Roswell (Atlanta Diocese). Bishop Fellay has said reconciliation is close on French TV.  Andrea Tornielli, and Monsignor Pozzo of Ecclesia Dei have now confirmed this. See below:

REPORT TODAY
From Andrea Tornielli, who has been one of the unofficial spokesman for Pope Francis in his pontificate, in an article this morning for La Stampa: "We are working at this moment in the completion of some aspects of the canonical frame, which will be the Personal Prelature." Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission, charged with dialogue with the Society of Saint Pius X, confirms [SSPX Superior-General Fellay's words] to Vatican Insider that the stage of full communion with the Lefebvrians is near. The accomplishment of the agreement is now in plain sight, even if some time is still needed.

REPORT YESTERDAY
From the interview granted by the Superior-General of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay, to the program "Terres de Mission" by TVLibertes, a conservative French network, as reported by Italian website Radio Spada: Bishop Fellay confirmed in the program Terres de Mission of TVLibertes broadcast minutes ago: on the factual level, relations with the Vatican are already normal, and only the seal is missing on the agreement: "This agreement is possible, according to the Superior-general, in his view, without waiting for the situation in the Church to become completely satisfactory."

Monday, January 16, 2017

FSSP TRADITIONAL WOMEN'S RETREAT

Carmel Retreat Center-Winter
Carmel Retreat Facility in North Georgia

The FSSP will be conducting a retreat for women from Monday April 3rd through Thursday April 6th, 2017. The retreat will be lead by Father Mathew McCarthy, FSSP. There will be conferences, confession, mass, silent prayer etc. This is the only traditional Catholic retreat offered in the entire state of Georgia, so please don't miss this opportunity. There are only 25 spaces available. For info or to register contact Angela Wright at:
wrightfam_30045@yahoo.com

For info on the retreat center see:
http://www.carmelretreat.org/





Tuesday, January 3, 2017

TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION TRIP

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FSSP Giving Viaticum to dying woman lying in the dirt

THE FSSP IS ORGANIZING MISSION TRIPS TO MEXICO AND SOUTH AMERICA FOR YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE AGES OF TEENS TO EARLY TWENTIES. YOU WILL WORK WITH TRADITIONAL PRIESTS,SEMINARIANS AND NUNS WORKING WITH THE POOR

ONE TRIP IS PLANNED TO GUADALAJARA MEXIO
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AND TWO TRIPS TO PERU
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FOR MORE INFO, TO DONATE OR TO APPLY TO GO VISIT:
http://sfxmission.com/

TRADITIONAL EPIPHANY HOUSE BLESSING


FSSP Priest Blessing 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 Thursday (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
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 XVII