Saturday, October 26, 2013

This and that...

Friends, I've been really bogged down with little time for things like blogging lately and still have not finished going through my photos from last week's ordination of Fr. Louis Lapeyre.  I'm hoping the weekend will see the completion of that, and more.

I have some other good things coming, in addition to those photos, including a two great homilies on vocations - one by Archbishop Vigneron given at that ordination, and one given about two months ago by a recently ordained priest, at Grotto.

Grotto News for All Souls and more... 

Each week, you can read the bulletin from Assumption Grotto, online (or for any other parish for that matter), using Seek and Find.  Bulletins are usually only kept online for a few weeks, so right click and save any PDF's you want to reference later.  Here is the page to bookmark for Assumption Grotto.

Look at the October 27 bulletin for some important news from Fr. Perrone about upcoming Masses for All Saints, All Souls, and about the 40 Hours Devotion coming up.   On All Souls, there will be a series of Masses running continuously from 6:00 AM until 8:30 AM, then there will be a Solemn High Requiem Mass with orchestra and choir doing the Mozart Requiem.  

In other news:

Two American bishops, thus far, have been stricken with Hepatitis C after attending "bishop's school" in Rome (contaminated food, from what I understand).  People are being warned to get checked if, under certain conditions, they have been in contact with them.

Monsignor Charles Pope has written a great blogpost for Saturday reading that should encourage us to frequent Confession:  Stages of Sin from St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Fasten your Seatbelt!

Pope Francis:  Going to Confession is not a torture chamber

Christians continue to be persecuted in the Middle East; most media outlets continue to ignore.  

Bishop Paprocki isn't mincing words upon learning the Rainbow Sash Movement has plans for disrupting Mass.

Grotto-goer Kevin Tierney is talking Theology of the Body and the Sacraments.  It is at Catholic Exchange, but I'm sending you to his blogpost which has links to his full series and more.

Please don't forget about the American Papist, Thom Peters, who suffered a broken neck this summer and is continuing to recover.  There is a special website chronicling this part of his life's journey and donations are being taken there to help with expenses.  The good news is that it sounds like Thom is heading home next week, but he has a long road ahead of him with therapy.  I had read on some of the posts that he was regaining some feelings, and some use of his hands.  Please continue to pray for his recovery.  Keep in mind that even a lot of $5 donations can add up.

Lastly, I've been getting emails about this movie coming out in time for Advent, "The Christmas Candle".  It looks good and I anticipate seeing it.  Archbishop Chaput, writing on his Facebook wall says:

I’m sharing some information about a new feature film scheduled to be released in theaters nationwide next month. The Christmas Candle is based on a book by Christian author Max Lucado and focuses on the season of Advent. It’s also the first film from former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Rick Santorum through his production company Echolight Studios.

If you’re looking for a family friendly, Christ-centered movie this year, this is the one to see.

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