Saturday, March 11, 2017

Latin Mass

Dear friends,

Deo volente, this the start of weekly updates here. Pray very much for me, "the worst of all" sinners (1 Timothy 1:15), and for my intentions -- please have Masses said if you can. Pray very much for the Holy Father Pope Francis.

"Come and see" (John 1:39).

Praying you will attend a Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) on Sundays and invite Catholic and non-Catholic friends/acquaintances/strangers, especially the homeless and others who have no one to pray and offer sacrifices for them. Don't be shy; "go into the main crossroads and invite everyone you can find to come to the wedding" (Matthew 22:9). Dress modestly and abide by the rules on reception of Holy Communion; trust in God and turn your cell phones off (make emergency arrangements beforehand so that you can "keep watch for one hour" (Mark 14:37)).

As Fr. Jason Barrone says{1}, the first time you will be confused, the second time you will be intrigued, and the third time you will be hooked. Go to Ecclesiadei.org/masses.cfm. Read "The Merit of a Mass" by Fr. Chad Ripperger and pray for him. Follow along with the readings via latinliturgy.com/id18.html. Ask Our Lady and virtuous friends how you can help your priest begin offering a Latin Mass on Sundays at your parish if he does not already, and how you can help him celebrate the Ordinary Form with more reverence in the meantime (e.g., ad orientem, no female altar servers and readers and Eucharistic ministers, the priest being the only one to give out Holy Communion, the servers wearing proper vestments, etc.)

The restoration of the traditional Latin Mass "is a work of the Holy" Ghost, it "cannot be stopped"!{2}

Do kindly consider helping me advance along the path to the priesthood with your financial support (gofundme.com/huysman). Thank you!

Up next: a post on the Most Holy Rosary.

God bless and Mary keep you!

Notes
{1} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbu7FrUxMV0 44:15-45:34 on the excellent Sensus Fidelium Youtube channel; subscribe today!
{2} His Excellency Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C. qtd. in "Bishop Schneider warns against ‘a mentality of radical relativism being created inside the Church’," Lifesite News (1/13/2007) <https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-schneider-warns-against-a-mentality-of-radical-relativism-being-crea>.

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