Friday, July 12, 2024

FSSP ELECTS NEW SUPERIOR GENERAL












FSSP ELECTS NEW SUPERIOR GENERAL

The FSSP is currently meeting in the general chapter that is held every 6 years. They have just elected Father John Berg as the new Superior General. He will be working out of the International Office in Switzerland. Father Berg is known by the parishioners of Saint Francis de Sales in Mableton. He spent time here as a deacon. He has served 2 previous terms as the superior from 2006-2018.  Father Berg is an American who went to the FSSP European seminary in Bavaria. 

Friday, June 28, 2024

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS MEET ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA

 

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Juventutem Pontifical Mass World Youth Day

JUVENTUTEM ATLANTA 
Juventutem Atlanta is an international organization of traditional Catholics ages 18-36, single, married, clerics, or religious. Theses young Catholic Adults are now meeting every other Friday night at St Francis de Sales in Mableton, for low mass at 7:00 pm followed by adoration, benediction, and confessions. Following this the group meets at Hook Line and Schooner for a group dinner. They are meeting tonight and will continue every other Friday night. This is the only opportunity in the Archdiocese for Traditional Young Adults to meet other like minded Catholics in an on going opportunity. Click below for all details. 

For info on Juventutem click:  Home | Juventutem Atlanta
For location info on the FSSP parish of St Francis de Sales click:  St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church - Latin Mass Atlanta (fsspatl.com)
Email for info:   juventutematlanta@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

BLESSING OF A BONFIRE












BLESSING OF THE SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST BONFIRE

There will be the traditional blessing of a bonfire for the Vigil of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist on June 22nd 2024 at St Francis de Sales in Mableton. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This event is open to all men and their teenage sons, Catholic and non Catholic. The schedule is as follows:

6:00 pm meet

7:00 pm pot luck supper

Dark: blessing of bonfire and burning of old sacramentals.

The church is located at 

Saint Francis de Sales
587 Landers Drive
Mableton Ga 30126
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. 


 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, May 24, 2024

CONFRATERNITY OF SAINT PETER


MEETING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONFRATERNITRY OF SAINT PETER JUNE 29TH (THE FEAST OF PETER & PAUL)

If you are a member of the Confraternity of Saint Peter then you are invited to attend a breakfast and talk by the priests of the FSSP. This will be at 10:00 am ( following the 9:00 am Low Mass) on Saturday August 29th at the parish of Saint Francis de Sales. This conference will be in the parish hall and the topic of the talk will be on "The Origins of the FSSP". Breakfast will be provided as well. Lapel Pins (see photo above) will be available for purchase cost $6.00.  REMINDER all members of the Confraternity are able to receive a plenary indulgence on this date ( Feast of Peter & Paul). 

Saint Francis de Sales
587 Landers Drive
Mableton Ga 30126


 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

PENTECOST AUGUSTA



 







HIGH MASS THIS SUNDAY FOR PENTECOST AUGUSTA

There will be a high Mass this Sunday in Augusta. Please note this is a schedule change from the normal monthly mass schedule. Mass is  at 12:30 pm. Following mass in Saint Francis Hall, there will be a pot luck dinner and entertainment. Bring a dish to share. 

MASS INFO:

12:30 pm Sunday 

Most Holy Trinity

720 Telfair Street

Augusta Ga 30901

(706) 722-4944




Monday, May 13, 2024

LATIN MASS CONTINUES IN DULUTH GA

 









WEEKLY SUNDAY LOW MASS DULUTH GA

The parish of Saint Monica's in Duluth Ga continues to offer the Latin Mass on Sundays at 8:00 am. This parish is located in Gwinnet County in the Atlanta Archdiocese. This mass continues with the approval of the Archbishop.  The mass is said by a secular priest. Low mass is every Sunday at 8:00 am. If you attend please thank the pastor Father Jack Durkin for the mass at : 

Fatherjack@saintmonicas.com

Saint Monica

1700 Buford Highway

Duluth Ga 30097

678 584-9947

Monday, April 29, 2024

TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION ATLANTA ARCHDIOCESE


 












ONLY TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA IN SEVERAL YEARS

The FSSP will have Father Joseph Tuscan CFM Cap. preach a traditional mission at the parish of Saint Francis de Sales in Mableton.  There will be veneration of the relics of Saint Padre Pio and Blessed Solanus Casey. This mission will carry the Apostolic Blessing and a Plenary Indulgence. 

SCHEDULE 

Sunday May 5th

2:00 pm in the gym. Conference follows the 1:00 pm low mass. Father will celebrate a high mass at 10:30 am.Topic: The Greatest Threat to Holiness Today

Monday May 6th

7:00 pm in the church. Pray Hope and Don't Worry: How to raise Faithful Catholics and how to encourage the return of those who have left the practice of their Faith

Tuesday May 7th

7:00 pm in the church. Low Mass and Conference: Forgiveness and the Holy Eucharist.

Confessions: after the Sunday conference. Monday & Tuesday  6:30 pm. 

Saint Francis de Sales