Thursday, April 29, 2010

Solemn Pontifical High Mass in faldstool (Philippines)

This good news was shared to me by a seminarian friend (Mark Bunag) in the Philippines who was the MC for the Pontifical High Mass in faldstool by his Excellency ANTONIO R. TOBIAS, Bishop of Novaliches. The Mass was held in Seven Joys of Mary Chapel of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate on April 27, 2010 at 10:30 am. The Mass was attended by the whole community of sisters, third orders of the FI, friends, benefactors and neighborhoods.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Novena to St. Catherine of Siena

Today is the start of novena to St. Catherine of Siena. Her feast day is April 30th (Although in the post-conciliar calendar, it is celebrated the day before, which is April 29).

"O admirable St. Catherine, thou who didst merit to make of thy whole life the noblest holocaust, constantly inspiring thyself to a most ardent love for Jesus, the Lamb without blemish, and for His beloved Spouse the Church, whose rights thou didst strenuously affirm and support in troubled times, obtain likewise for us, the grace not only to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, but also to remain unshakably faithful to the Church, in word, deed, in example, to see always, and to make others see, in the Holy Roman Catholic Church our anchor, as it were, in the storms of life, the beacon of light that points the way to the harbor of safety in the dark night of our times and men's souls. Obtain likewise the favors I request in this Novena (mention your intentions here) through thy powerful intercession. St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us."

A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions, when this prayer has been recited daily for a month. (S.P. Ap., Dec. 12, 1940)

18 Million (and counting) Rosaries

The General House of the Society of Saint Pius X [SSPX], in Menzingen, has lately been receiving from all over the world the results of the Rosary Crusade launched by its General Superior, Bishop Bernard Fellay. This crusade lasted from May 1, 2009, to March 25, 2010; its goal was to ask for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Supreme Pontiff and all the bishops of the Catholic world, in accordance with the message of Fatima in which Our Lady herself announced the final triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

To date we have only a provisional count, as all the results have not yet been tallied. However, DICI is delighted to announce to its readers, in this exclusive news report, that the goal of 12 million rosaries, which were to form a crown of 12 stars for Mary, Queen of Heaven, has been surpassed by far, since more than 18 million rosaries have already been reported. Among the districts that sent in their results, we should note the generosity of the United States (5,354,552), France (2,936,890), Africa (2,816,826) and Asia (2,583,204). Next come Canada (717,000), Germany (680,000), South America (536,480), Switzerland (411,000), Australia (402,000), Mexico (332,800), Great Britain (218,116), Italy (215,000), Ireland (136,190)….

Once a definitive count is obtained, this crown of rosaries recited around the world, over the course of nearly a year, will be presented to the Holy Father by Bishop Fellay. Profound thanks to all the Rosary crusaders for their admirable Marian fervor !
Father Alain Lorans

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Easter Vigil 2010 at St. Margaret Mary

Pictures from the Easter Vigil. In case you're wondering why it seems a bit early (broad daylight), the EF was scheduled at 4pm, but the OF / Novus Ordo was scheduled at 8pm. Thanks again to Ms. Josemine Miranda for taking pictures. I took videos, but it would take too long to edit and upload here. Instead, I might try creating a dvd (for reference) in the near future.

For more pictures, see part 1, 2, 3, and 4.

More Holy Week Pictures (Good Friday and Tenebrae)

Here are some of the pictures taken during the Holy Week Triduum at St. Margaret Mary's Church (Oakland, CA) and Five Wounds Portuguese National Church (San Jose, CA). Canon Jean Marie Moreau was assisted by Fr. Eric Forbes (Deacon) and Abbe Andrew Todd (Sub-deacon). Needless to say, there are just too many to be posted on this blog. Special acknowledgement goes to Ms. Josemine Miranda for taking some of the pictures.

Good Friday Tenebrae at Five Wounds

View more Good Friday Tenebrae pictures here.

Good Friday Liturgy (Five Wounds Church, San Jose, CA)

View more Good Friday pictures at Five Wounds here.

Good Friday Liturgy (St. Margaret Mary's Church, Oakland, CA)

View more Good Friday pictures at St. Margaret Mary's here.

Holy Saturday Tenebrae at St. Margaret Mary's (Oakland, CA)

View more Holy Saturday Tenebrae pictures at St. Margaret Mary's here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Confirmation in the Traditional Rite: May 20, 2010 (6PM)

His Excellency, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, will visit St. Margaret Mary's Church for the second time on May 20, 2010 (Thursday, 6PM). Bishop Cordileone will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Traditional Latin Rite (Extraordinary Form), followed by a Pontifical Low Mass and then Reception at the Father Kozina Hall. This is the 3rd Pontifical Event in the Extraordinary Form by His Excellency on his first year as Shepherd for the Diocese of Oakland (the 1st was September of last year during St. Margaret Mary's 20th Anniversary of the Indult Mass where he had his first Solemn Visitation and Pontifical High Mass at the throne, followed by the Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr. Jose Zepeda, FSSP, at St. Jarlath's Church last December).

The Confirmation Preparation Program is as follows:

Saturday, April 10 (Registration before class)
2:30PM St. Margaret Mary's, Oakland
6:00PM Five Wounds Portuguese Church, San Jose

Saturday, April 17
2:30PM St. Margaret Mary's, Oakland
6:00PM Five Wounds Portuguese Church, San Jose

Saturday, April 24
2:30PM St. Margaret Mary's, Oakland
6:00PM Five Wounds Portuguese Church, San Jose

Saturday, May 1
2:30PM St. Margaret Mary's, Oakland
6:00PM Five Wounds Portuguese Church, San Jose

Saturday, May 8
2:30PM St. Margaret Mary's, Oakland
6:00PM Five Wounds Portuguese Church, San Jose

Saturday, May 15
9:00AM to 3:00PM - Day of Recollection (Location TBD).

For further information, please contact Canon Jean Marie Moreau (Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest) at (510) 482-2053.

CNA Article: Benedict XVI emphasizes Real Presence of Jesus in Eucharist

...Addressing how people should participate in the liturgy, Pope Benedict said that a Christian's "primary attitude" during the liturgical celebration "is not doing, but listening, opening up, receiving ...we find those who, in the name of enculturation, fall into syncretism, introducing rites taken from other religions or cultural particularities into the celebration of the Mass"...

See the rest of the CNA (Catholic News Agency) article on Pope Benedict's address to Brazilian bishops from the North II Region, during their "ad Limina" visit to the Holy See.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

2010 Holy Week Schedule

2010 Holy Week Schedule
For the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
San Francisco Bay Area (California, USA) Apostolates:

Wednesday - March 31, 2010
St. Margaret Mary
5PM - 7PM Confessions
6PM Low Mass (Fr. Moreau)
7:30PM Tenebrae

Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday) - April 1, 2010
St. Margaret Mary
5PM Solemn High Mass (Fr. Moreau)
Adoration until 11:00PM

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Oratory
6:30PM Adoration until midnight (Fr. Ottonello)

Good Friday - April 2, 2010
Five Wounds Church
9AM Tenebrae
12PM Solemn High Liturgy of the Passion (Fr. Forbes)

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Oratory
3PM Liturgy of the Passion (Fr. Ottonello)

St. Margaret Mary
5PM Solemn High Liturgy of the Passion (Fr. Moreau)

Holy Saturday - April 3, 2010
St. Margaret Mary
9AM Tenebrae
4PM Easter Vigil / Solemn High Mass (Fr. Moreau)

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Oratory
8PM Easter Vigil / High Mass (Fr. Forbes)

Easter Sunday - April 4, 2010
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Oratory
7:45AM Low Mass
9:30AM Low Mass
11AM Low Mass
(There will be no 5:30PM Mass)

Five Wounds Church
9:15AM High Mass (Fr. Forbes)

St. Margaret Mary
12:30PM Solemn High Mass (Fr. Moreau)