Sunday, November 22, 2009

Prayer vigil at the local abortion clinic

Yesterday, the Traditional Latin Mass community of St. Margaret Mary prayed in front of the local abortion clinic in Oakland. Canon Jean-Marie Moreau led the prayers. We were also joined by Canon Jason Apple (visiting priest from the St. Louis Apostolate of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest). Those interested in praying at the clinic on a regular basis with other members of the Diocese of Oakland can make a note that for November and December the vigils will be held on the 1st Tuesday and the 3rd Saturday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Beginning in January the schedule will be the 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Saturday.

More pictures can be viewed on facebook. See video below.

At the end, Canon Apple gave the blessing for all who prayed.

Canon Moreau's Homily (24th Sunday after Pentecost, Nov. 15, 2009)

Video: Part 1

Video: Part 2

Video: Part 3

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Support a Catholic Speaker Month: Now up!

Matthew Warner of has just finished putting up the list of 100+ Catholic bloggers writing about the top 100+ Catholic Speakers. The results are now complete and can be found here. Here's my entry (#4) that was posted in this blog last month on Fr. John Zuhlsdorf.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Week One: Consecration to Mary

Consecration to Mary of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
Apostolates in the Bay Area, California, USA

Five week preparation for the total Consecration to Mary according to
St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion

"One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular I will save the world"
Our Lady to St. Dominic

St. Louis de Montfort recommended a 33 day preparation for the consecration to Mary (adding, however, that this may be lengthened or shortened at will) by the means of meditations and spiritual readings.

The first week is spent in recognizing and rejecting the Spirit of the World, the second week in Knowing oneself, the third in Knowing Mary, the fourth week in Knowing Jesus. The fifth and final week is devoted to Final Preparations for the Consecration.

The Consecration will take place at St. Margaret Mary on December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, and at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Chapel in Santa Clara on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, on December 12th.

Week One
During the first week, we are encouraged to look around and see what exactly constitutes the Spirit of the World so as to develop both awareness and revulsion for a spirit so radically opposed to the Spirit of Christ.

Recommended prayers for Week One: Veni Creator and Ave Maria Stella.

Meditation and Selected Readings (about 1 hour a day, including Examination of Conscience and taking resolutions):

Day 1: Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew Chapters 5 -7.

Day 2 & 3: St. Louis de Montfort The Love of Eternal Wisdom, paragraphs 1,13, 78, 133, 136, 145, 149, 194, 201.

Day 4 & 5: 7 Capital Sins: Pride, Covetousness, Gluttony, Anger, Lust, Envy, Sloth.
St. Francis de Sales Introduction to the Devout Life

Day 6 & 7: The Imitation of Christ (The Spirit of the Christ):
Book 1, Chapters: 1, 18, 13, 22, 25.
Book 3, Chapters: 18, 22, 25, 10.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Last Day to Gain Plenary Indulgence for the Poor Souls!

Well at least for this Year. Old St. Mary's Cemetery is the Catholic Cemetery nearest to St. Margaret Mary. Since November 2, after the 6pm daily Latin Low Mass, Canon Jean-Marie Moreau (Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest) would lead some of the parishioners in praying for the Poor Souls (to gain a plenary indulgence for them) by the gate of this cemetery. (the gates close every 5pm onwards, so we prayed by the gate, which is closest to the cemetery!). Today (Nov. 8) was the last day to gain a plenary indulgence for them and for the first time I got inside this very old cemetery.

One of the oldest I found (Died, 1885!)

Canon Moreau's Homily (First Friday, Nov. 6, 2009)

I am now resuming my video uploads of Canon Jean-Marie Moreau's Homilies. I used to post this in a more regular basis, but then things got crazy hectic. Now it's back! This was taken just last Friday (First Friday), November 6, 2009.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2009 Traditional Requiem Low Mass (All Souls Day) @ St. Margaret Mary


Videos (Youtube)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Plenary Indulgence during the week of the Departed (Nov. 1 - 8)

Here are the conditions to gain plenary indulgences for the Poor Souls in Purgatory during the month of November. We must be 1) Free from all attachment to sin (it would be helpful to pray, from the heart, the "Act of Contrition"), 2) Receive Holy Communion on or near the day we perform the action required, 3) Go to Confession within eight days, 4) Visit a cemetery and pray, even mentally, for the dead (One Our Father, and One Creed) and pray for the intentions of the Pope (One Our Father, One Hail Mary, 1 Glory Be). The traditional prayers are Ps. 129 preceded by 5 Our Fathers and 5 Hail Mary's. One may also opt to pray a decade of the Rosary. Here follows Ps. 129:

De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine:
Domine, exaudi vocem meam:
Fiant aures tuae intendentes,
in vocem deprecationis meae.
Si iniquitates observaveris, Domine:
Domine, quis sustinebit?
Quia apud te propitiatio est:
et propter legem tuam sustinui te, Domine.
Sustinuit anima mea in verbo eius:
speravit anima mea in Domino.
A custodia matutina usque ad noctem:
speret Israel in Domino.
Quia apud Dominum misericordia:
et copiosa apud eum redemptio.
Et ipse redimet Israel,
ex omnibus iniquitatibus eius.

(If one has Holy Water, one may sprinkle Holy Water on the ground while praying this):
V. Requiem aeternam, dona eis Domine.
R. Et Lux perpetua luceat eis.
V. Requiescant in pace.
R. Amen.
V. Domine exaudi orationem meam.
R. Et clamor meus ad te veniat.

Fidelium Deus omnium conditor, et redemptor animabus famulorum, famularumque tuarum remissionem cunctorum tribue peccatorum: ut indulgentiam, quam semper optaverunt, piis supplicationibus consequantur. Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum.


PSALM 129: DE PROFUNDIS (English) —
Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: * Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thy ears be attentive * to the voice of my supplication.
If Thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: * Lord, who shall stand it?
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness: * and by reason of thy law, I have waited for Thee, O Lord.
My soul hath relied on His word, * my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even until night, * let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel * from all his iniquities.

V: Eternal rest give unto them O Lord.
R: And let perpetual light shine unto them.
V: May their souls rest in peace.
R: Amen.

Let us pray:
O God the creator, and redeemer of all the faithful, give unto the souls of thy servants men, and women remission of all their sins: that through Godly supplications they may obtain the pardon which they have always wished for. Who livest and reignest world without end.


At St. Margaret Mary, since Nov. 2, Canon Jean-Marie Moreau has been leading some of the parishioners to pray at the closest cemetery (St. Mary's Cemetery - 4529 Howe St., Oakland, CA 94611; google map) after the 6pm weekday low mass. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Also tomorrow, Thursday (November 5), is a First Thursday. A plenary indulgence (for the living) on occasion of the Year of the Priests is available on this day. During the week after All Souls, this 1st Thursday, it is also encouraged to pray in a special way for the souls of deceased priests. Thanks to Fr. Z for this heads-up!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2009 All Saints Day Celebration @ St. Margaret Mary

Canon Moreau's Homily (Part 1 - Announcements)

Canon Moreau's Homily (Part 2)

Canon Moreau's Homily (Part 3)

Procession of the Saints (Parish Courtyard)

More pics can be viewed here.