Thursday, July 29, 2021

FSSP PRIEST ASSIGNMENTS AFFECT GEORGIA

 

NEW FSSP PRIEST ASSIGNED TO ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA

The FSSP makes its yearly priest assignments each summer and this year it will affect the parish of Saint Francis de Sales in Mableton. First, thankfully, the pastor Father Robert Dow, FSSP will remain as pastor, however the assistant pastor Father James Smith FSSP as been assigned as the new chaplain of the FSSP apostolate in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. His replacement here will be Father Andrew Rapoport, FSSP. . These changes take place next week. Father Smith may be contacted at:

Mater Dei

110 State Street

Harrisburg PA  17101. 

A short abridged bio of Father Rapoport  from his ordination announcement.

Father Rapoport is coming to us from the FSSP apostolate in  Post Falls Idaho. He was ordained in 2018 in Omaha Nebraska. He was born in San Jose California and grew up in San Luis Obispo. He studied Auto Technology in college. At school he became involved in the Newman Center. He then learned of the promise of Our Lady of Fatima and began saying a daily rosary, assisting at daily mass and spending time before the Blessed Sacrament.  He began to feel the distant call in his heart. In 2010 one day when he was kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament he felt a sudden urge to celebrate mass. Two weeks later a friend told him that he would make a good priest. About the same time he discovered the beauty of the traditional Latin Mass and after attending a sung Mass, he was struck by its beauty and he knew this was the mass that he wanted to celebrate. In 2011 Father entered the FSSP seminary in Denton Nebraska. 



Monday, July 26, 2021

SAVANNAH BISHOP ISSUES LETTER



THE BISHOP OF SAVANNAH HAS ISSUED THE BELOW LETTER ON THE DIOCESE WEBPAGE

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Dear Friends in Christ,

On Friday, July 16, Pope Francis issued the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, in which he established new guidelines for the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass (also known as the Extraordinary Form*) for the worldwide Church. I encourage you to read the document and the letter to the Bishops of the world that accompanied it in their entirety.

I was introduced to the Mass in the Extraordinary Form after my Ordination as your Bishop, and I found great reverence and mystery there. In every celebration of the Mass – regardless of the Missal being used – it is my prayer that we are all drawn into the gift and mystery of the Real Presence of Christ.

Please join me in asking for the care of the Blessed Mother and the wisdom of St. Joseph while I, as your shepherd, discern the spirit of what Pope Francis is asking of us and determine the proper implementation of these guidelines across our Diocese. Until these decisions are made, Priests in the parishes already scheduled to offer Mass in the Extraordinary Form have permission to do so.

On this feast of St. Mary Magdalene, I am reminded of her words at the tomb: “They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him.” Her confusion and despair soon gave way to great joy…rejoicing in the presence of the resurrected Lord. We place our trust and confidence in the Holy Spirit guiding our Church and her leaders to peace and joy.

Please be assured of my daily prayers for you, your loved ones and your intentions. May we meet each day in our prayers and Rejoice in the Lord always!

Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes
Bishop of Savannah

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA UPDATE PER TRADITIONIS CUSTODES


















SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES MABLETON
NO CHANGE IN MASS SCHEDULES, 

SAINT MONICA'S DULUTH
THIS SUNDAY'S 7:00 AM MASS IS STILL UNCHANGED AS OF TODAY. TO VERIFY MASS TIMES PLEASE CALL (678) 584-9947

Monday, July 19, 2021

SAVANNAH DIOCESE UPDATE PER TRADITIONIS CUSTODES

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THE MASS IN AUGUSTA ON 7-25-19 IS STILL GOING TO TAKE PLACE-SEE POST BELOW

MASS IN CATHEDRAL IN SAVANNAH WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1:00 pm AT LEAST FOR THE NEXT TWO SUNDAYS-SEE POST BELOW

MASS IN MACON AT SAINT JOSEPHS ON 7-25-21 AT 2:00 PM WILL TAKE PLACE-SEE POST BELOW



Wednesday, July 14, 2021

SAVANNAH BISHOP MISSA CORAM EPISCOPO AUGUSTA UPDATED UPDATED UPDATED

 

Beloved Bishop of Savannah Stephen Parkes

UPDATED IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!

The Bishop has given his permission for this mass to take place, after Fridays Motu Proprio.  After this mass he will meet with his advisers to decide what he will do about the Latin Mass in the future. It is even more important now to come to this mass and show support for tradition and to follow it up with a kind thank you note to the Bishop. It is critical to have a large crowd.

BE IN AUGUSTA SUNDAY JULY 25TH FOR A RARE MISSA CORAM EPISCOPO 

The wonderful Bishop of Savannah will be in Augusta on Sunday July 25th to install Father Jacob Almeter as the new pastor of Most Holy Trinity. The installation will take place during the 11:00 am novus ordo mass, however the Bishop is going to stay for the 1:00 pm Latin High Mass which will now be a missa coram episcopo. His Excellency will sit in choir for the mass. Following mass there will be a pot luck reception in the parish hall. PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOW BE A POT LUCK SOCIAL AFTER EACH FUTURE LATIN MASS SO THAT THE FAITHFUL CAN RELAX AND FORM A COUMMUNITY.  Please bring something to share. As always be sure to send the Bishop a thankyou card for coming to this mass. 

THIS IS A MAJOR EVENT PLEASE MAKE AN EFFORT TO ATTEND SPREAD THE WORD AND BRING A FRIEND

Cards of thanks can be sent to:

H.E. Stephen Parkes

Bishop of Savannah

222 East Harris Street

Savannah Ga 31401

MASS INFO:

1:00 pm Sunday July 25th (9th Sunday after Pentecost-Feast of St James the Greater) 

Most Holy Trinity

720 Telfair Street

Augusta Ga 30901

(706) 722-4944


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

LOW MASSES ONLY IN JULY ATLANTA ARCHDIOCESE

 

NO HIGH MASSES FOR JULY AT ST FRANCIS DE SALES

LOW MASSES ONLY FOR JULY ATLANTA ARCHDIOCESE
The schola is on vacation for the month of July so all masses at Saint Francis de Sales for the month are low masses.
8:00 am low mass
10:30 am low mass
1:00 pm low mass
Confessions on Sunday are at 7:15am , 10:00 am & 12:30 pm

REMINDER TO RESGISTER NOW FOR THE OUTSTANDING CCD PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN THIS IS THE ONLY TRADITIONAL CCD PROGRAM IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA.: KINDERGARDEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE.

REGISTRATION IS NOW ON LINE. YOU WILL NEED TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT ON LINE AND REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW THE CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR AND READ ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RECEIVE INFO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. CLASSES BEGIN IN AUGUST

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St Francis de Sales Catholic Church

587 Landers Drive, Mableton, GA 30126

Website: www.stfrancisdesalesatl.com

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NEXT LATIN HIGH MASS AUGUSTA JULY 25TH 2021

 








Photos of last Sundays Mass in Augusta by the new pastor of Most Holy Trinity
Courtesy of Augusta Latin Mass Community

NEXT MASS IN AUGUSTA JULY 25TH 1:00 PM FOR THE 9TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (FEAST OF ST. JAMES THE GREAT AND ST CHRISTOPHER)

Sunday's Mass was a resounding success! Fr. Almeter's 1pm Extraordinary Form Mass was a beautiful one. The music was very well done, as always, by the choir. Many in attendance have commented that this Mass seemed to have an extraordinarily peaceful feeling about it. It was very well attended with nearly 200 earthly souls present, the highest number since the Solemn High Mass with Bp. Parkes back in March. Fr. Almeter expressed his own pleasure about Sunday's Mass and is excited to continue to offer the Extraordinary Form, potentially increasing the offerings in the near future. If you missed the Mass or would like to re-watch Father's homily, it is posted on Facebook.

While Jose Reyes-Ortiz, the wonderfully talented music director at Most Holy Trinity, was hard at work in the choir loft during Mass, his wife Gema captured some beautiful pictures of the Mass. They are available at our website augustalatinmass.org. A few are attached to this email. If you get a chance, have a look. We are truly blessed to have these talented people.

Please continue to support this effort, and let Father know how grateful you are for his willingness to offer this ancient and venerable rite on our behalf. Do not forget to pray for him every day as he requested in his first homily to us. God bless, and see you the last Sunday of July.

MOST HOLY TRINITY

720 TELFAIR STREET

AUGUSTA GA 30901