Monday, January 28, 2013


Father Kiefer FSSP meets with Catholic Dads to talk with them on how to be a better father and husband. The meetings are monthly at the address below. The meetings are from 5:30 -9:00 pm. The next meeting is Saturday Febuary 9th 2013. Feel free to bring a snack to share (if you want). The meetings are informal and consist of social time and food at 5:30 pm and Father's talk starts at 6:00 pm. There is a break and time to talk to a FSSP priest and have questions answered. We finish up at 9:00 pm. If you are coming please RSVP to Bob at the email address below, so we will know how many men are coming. email:

address of meeting location:

5290 Brownwood Drive, Powder Springs, GA 30127


The only known mass in the state for Ash Wednesday will be a Solemn High mass on Feb 13th at 7:30 pm at St Francis de Sales in Mableton in the Atlanta Diocese.

For directions see

Monday, January 21, 2013


The only known mass in Georgia for Candlemass will be at St Francis de Sales in Mableton (Atlanta Diocese) on Saturday February 2nd at 9:00 am. This will be a missa cantata. There will be the blessing of candles and a candle lit procession before mass. Bring beeswax candles to be blessed and make sure you have your name on them to collect after the blessing. Place candles to be blessed on the table in front of the St Josephs altar.

For directions see

Friday, January 11, 2013


It is that time of year for your priest to come to your home and bless your house durning the Season of 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)

Blessing of the Home on the Feast of the Epiphany
Priest: Peace be to this house.
All: And to all who dwell herein

Priest: From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.

During the Magnificat below, the room is sprinkled with holy water and incensed:

All: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For He hath regarded the humility of His handmaiden. For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His Name. And His Mercy is from generation unto generations upon them that fear Him. He hath shewed might in His arm, He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel, His servant, being mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our Fathers, Abraham and His seed forever.

All: From the east came the Magi to Bethlehem to adore the Lord; and opening their treasures they offered precious gifts: gold for the great King, incense for the true God, and myrrh in symbol of His burial.

Priest: Our Father Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead and lead us not into temptation,

All: But deliver us from evil.

Priest: All they from Saba shall come

All: Bringing gold and frankincense.

Priest: O Lord, hear my prayer.

All: And let my cry come unto Thee.

Priest: Let us pray. O God, who by the guidance of a star didst on this day manifest Thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, mercifully grant that we who know Thee by faith may also attain the vision of Thy glorious majesty. Through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen

Priest: Be enlightened, be enlightened, O Jerusalem, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee-- Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.

All: And the Gentiles shall walk in thy light and kings in the splendor of thy rising, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee.

Priest: Let us pray. Bless, O Lord God almighty, this home, that in it there may be health, purity, the strength of victory, humility, goodness and mercy, the fulfillment of Thy law, the thanksgiving to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. And may this blessing remain upon this home and upon all who dwell herein. Through Christ our Lord.

Bless each room with incense and Epiphany Water. Write the Magi’s initials, connected by Crosses, and the year’s numbers over the front door with the blessed chalk, like this:

20 G+M+B 13

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Congratulations to Bishop David Talley
From the Vatican Information Service
Vatican City, 3 January 2013 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed:

- Msgr. David P. Talley of the clergy of Atlanta, U.S.A, as auxiliary bishop of the same archdiocese (area 55,521, population 6,998,399, Catholics 857,000, priests 228, permanent deacons 242, religious 125), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Columbus, U.S.A. in 1950 and ordained a priest in 1989. He has a licentiate and doctorate in canon law from the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome, and has served in a number of pastoral roles. He was named prelate of honour by his Holiness in 2000.