Wednesday, February 27, 2019
My name is Abbé Justin Ong, originally from Malaysia but I have spent about 10 years in America. I am in my 6th year with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Here at our seminary, in the beautiful hills of Tuscany just fifteen minutes away from Florence, I am blessed to live in a community of over eighty fellow seminarians from around the world.
During our seven-year-long formation, we are taught in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales (one of the Institute's patron saints) and prepared to be, God-willing, good and faithful priests who are one day able to preach the truth of Christ and His Church and to celebrate the Sacraments daily, especially the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The liturgical life of the Church is the center of our daily lives throughout our formation here at the seminary.
Please support the Institute's International Seminary with your generous financial assistance. Our Institute does not reject any applicant for financial reasons. Even if the families of many of our confreres are not able to pay the full monthly tuition of $1,050, all young men who are sincere in their faith and who want to serve Christ with all their strength, will be accepted. Please help the Institute allow this work of divine charity to continue.
If you are inclined to offer assistance you may do so by going to our American website at http://www.institute-
christ-king.org and click on "DONATE" and then scroll down to "International Seminary". Please forward the receipt to info@institute-christ-king. org with a mention that it is “for Abbé Ong”.
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Monday, February 25, 2019
THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC NORMS OF FAST & ABSTINENCE
Faithful Catholics at the traditional parishes around the world observe the rules of fast & abstinence that were in force in 1962. For those new to tradition in Georgia that may be members of novus ordo parishes may not be aware of the traditional observances. Here are the traditional rules of fast & abstinence so you can follow them:
Applies at age 7;
Complete abstinence: all Fridays of the year, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday, Vigil of Christmas;
Partial Abstinence: (meat & soup or gravy made from meat permitted once a day at principle meal): all days of Lent, the Ember Days of Wednesdays, & Saturdays, and the Vigils of Pentecost & the Assumption;
Abstinence is dispensed on Holy Days of Obligation.
Applies to ages 21-59;
Days of Lent from Ash Wednesday inclusive, Ember Days, and Vigils of Christmas, Pentecost, and the Assumption;
One full meal permitted and two other meals may be taken which combined are less than a full meal.
Those who can maintain the old practice of fasting from midnight are encouraged to do so, otherwise a complete fast from all food and drink (water and medicine excepted) for three hours before the reception of communion.
NB- nursing mothers and the sick are not bound by these rules.
JUVENTUTEM CHAPTER ESTABLISHED
The young adult group that was recently established (see article below) is now an official chapter of Juventutem. If you are a traditionally minded Catholic between the ages of 18 and 35, married or single from any Catholic parish then please join the group and meet other young Catholics who are serious about their Faith. To be added to the email list of activities please email Bryan Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org The international web site for Juventutem is at http://juventutem.org/
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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 email@example.com
Monday, February 4, 2019
Father Joseph DeGuzman taking oath as new pastor
Bishop Preaching Sermon
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