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Photo: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 8 2011, St. Stephen Church



Saturday, December 31, 2011

Novena to the Holy Family

A Happy and Blessed New Year to all!

The Feast of the Holy Family is Sunday, January 8, 2012. If you start the Novena today, December 31, it will end on the Feast Day.


NOVENA TO THE HOLY FAMILY
O most loving Jesus, Who by Thy sublime and beautiful virtues
of humility, obedience, poverty, modesty, charity, patience and gentleness,
and by the example of Thy domestic life didst bless with peace and happiness the family Thou didst choose on earth,
in Thy clemency look down upon this household,
humbly prostrate before Thee and imploring Thy mercy.
Remember that this family belongs to Thee;
for to Thee we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves.
Look upon us in Thy loving kindness; preserve us from danger;
give us help in time of need, and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family;
that having revered Thee and loved Thee faithfully on earth, we may bless and praise Thee eternally in heaven.

O Mary, most sweet Mother, to thy intercession we have recourse, knowing that thy Divine Son will hear thy prayers.

And do thou, O glorious Patriarch, St. Joseph, assist us by thy powerful mediation, and offer, by the hands of Mary, our prayers to Jesus. Amen.

Here mention your petitions for this novena..........

1 Our Father ...1 Hail Mary... 1 GloryBe
PRAYER TO THE
HOLY FAMILY


Lord Jesus Christ, who,
being made subject to Mary and Joseph,
didst consecrate domestic life by Thine ineffable virtues;
grant that we,
with the assistance of both,
may be taught by the example of Thy holy Family
and may attain to its everlasting fellowship.
Who livest and reignest, world without end.
Amen.

(Indulgence, 5 years each time)

A Prayer to The Holy Family, for One’s Children

O Jesus, only-begotten Son of the Eternal Father,
well-beloved Son of the Blessed Virgin and foster Child of St. Joseph,
we most fervently implore Thee, through Mary Thine ever-blessed Mother and St. Joseph Thy foster father,
take our children under Thy special charge and enclose them in the love of Thy Sacred Heart.

They are the children of Thy Father in Heaven, created after His own image;
they are Thy possession, for Thou hast purchased them with Thy Precious Blood;
they are temples of the Holy Ghost, who sanctified them in Baptism and implanted in their hearts the virtues of faith, hope and charity.

O most loving Jesus, rule and guide them, that they may live according to the holy Catholic Faith,
that they may not waver in their confidence in Thee and that they may ever remain faithful to Thy love.

O Mary, Blessed Mother of Jesus, grant to our children a place in thy pure maternal heart!
Spread over them thy protecting mantle when danger threatens their innocence;
keep them firm when they are about to stray from the path of virtue; and should they have the misfortune of falling into mortal sin,
oh, then raise them up again, reconcile them with thy Divine Son and restore them to Sanctifying Grace.

And thou, O holy foster father St. Joseph, do not abandon our children!
Protect them from the assaults of the wicked enemy and deliver them from all dangers of soul and body.

O dear parents of the holy Child Jesus!
Intercede for us parents also, that we may bring up our children in the love and fear of God and one day attain with them the Beatific Vision. Amen.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Feast of St. Stephen Recap

A beautiful and successful Solemn Mass for the patronal feast of St. Stephen! Thanks go out to Fr. Bede Kotlinski, OSB, Fr. Michael Donovan, O. de M., and Mr. Albert Beltz, a seminarian for the Diocese of Cleveland, as well as the St. Stephen schola for providing the wonderful music.













Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

A very blessed and merry Christmas to you all!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Feast of St. Stephen

December 26 is a special day for St. Stephen Church, and they will celebrate with a High Mass in honor of their patron at 6:30pm.

For those who don't already know, you may find it very interesting that at the foot of the cross in the sanctuary at St. Stephen Church, which you can see well in the main picture at the top of the blog, is, of course, the Blessed Virgin Mary on Christ's left. But the figure on His right, in red, is not St. John the Apostle. Can you guess who it is?


Sancte Stephane, ora pro nobis!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New First Saturday Mass - Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish

The following message was received via email letting us know about a new First Saturday devotion and Traditional Latin Mass being offered at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.
 
Sacred Heart of Jesus
1545 South Green Road ~ South Euclid, OH 44121
Phone: 216.382.7601 ~ Fax: 216.382.4992
email: office @ sacredheartofjesusparish.org
website:
www.sacredheartofjesusparish.org

8:00 a.m. First Saturday Mass & Devotions
This Mass is in the Extraordinary Form.

The Mass will begin at 8:00 a.m. Individual confessions will be available beginning at 7:30. Following the Mass we will recite the Rosary and prayers to Mary.

Click here to see photos of their Extraordinary Form of the Mass for the External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 3 July 2011. http://www.sacredheartofjesusparish.org/events/

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Solemn High Mass, Dec. 8, St. Stephen Church

For the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation, St. Stephen's will offer a Solemn High Mass at 4:30pm. 


From ChurchYear.net

We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which asserts that the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, was preserved free from every stain of original sin is a doctrine revealed by God and, for this reason, must be firmly and constantly believed by all the faithful.
With these words, spoken in 1854, Pope Pius IX, in the Papal Bull ineffabilis Dei, declared Mary's Immaculate Conception to be dogma. Pius did not invent the concept. Rather, he was affirming a belief held by many Christians that came before him, from East and West, that Mary was conceived free of the stain of original sin, on account of Christ's work. God caused this immaculate conception in order to render Mary a pure vessel to bear God-made-flesh.

Mary, the one who is "full of grace" and the one whom "all generations will called 'blessed'" has been viewed as unique since the earliest days of the Christian faith. Just as Christ has been called the "new Adam," the Church Fathers, especially Saints Justin (AD 150) and Irenaeus (AD 180), saw Mary as the "new Eve," who humbly obeyed God, even though Eve disobeyed. The Church Fathers also called Mary the "new ark of the covenant" and theotokos, God-bearer. It is from these titles that the doctrine of Mary's Immaculate Conception and sinlessness unfolded. Thus St. Ephrem the Syrian (d. AD 373) spoke of Mary as without stain or blemish, calling her "all-pure, all-immaculate, all-stainless, all-undefiled, all-incorrupt, all-inviolate" (see Nisibine Hymns, and "Precationes ad Deiparam").


St. Ambrose (d. AD 397) wrote "lift me up not from Sarah, but from Mary, a Virgin not only undefiled, but a Virgin whom grace has made inviolate, free of every stain of sin" (
Commentary on Psalm 118
).


Augustine left open the possibility of Mary's sinlessness, even using language similar to the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception:
We must except the holy Virgin Mary, concerning whom I wish to raise no question when it touches the subject of sins, out of honour to the Lord; for from Him we know what abundance of grace for overcoming sin in every particular was conferred upon her who had the merit to conceive and bear Him who undoubtedly had no sin (
On Nature and Grace
, 42).
Later Fathers, such as St. John of Damascus (d. AD 755) and St. Andrew of Crete (d. AD 740) continued this emphasis on Mary's sinlessness as bearer of God. John of Damascus wrote:
The Father's...sanctifying power overshadowed her, cleansed and made her holy, and, as it were, predestined her. Then Thou, Word of the Father...didst take flesh of the Blessed Virgin, vivified by a reasoning soul, having first abided in her undefiled and immaculate womb...(Sermon I: On the Assumption)
John also spoke of Mary's "holy, undefiled, and stainless soul" (Sermon II: On the Assumption). However, there was no official dogma of the Immaculate Conception as of this period. Most Church Fathers agreed that Mary was sinless at the time she gave birth to Christ. They disagreed as to whether Mary was made sinless at conception, birth, or when she said "yes" to God's call. Even some prominent medieval Western theologians (notably St. Bonaventure and St. Thomas Aquinas*) denied Mary's Immaculate Conception, although not her sinlessness. Even today, Catholic and Orthodox theologians agree that Mary is the all-holy, blameless, "new ark"; the debate is not about Mary being sinless, but about when Mary was made sinless. Part of this disagreement is because the East does not believe in original sin as the Western Church defines it. Orthodox theologian John Myendorff, in 
Byzantine Theology
has suggested the East would likely accept the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception if they had a Western understanding of Original Sin. The East and West nonetheless seem to be getting at the same "mystery": Mary's sinlessness and holiness in her role as theotokos.


*- St. Thomas believed, like most at the time, in the entire personal sinlessness of Mary, and believed that Mary was made immaculate before her birth; His writings place this sanctification somewhere between conception and birth, at the time when her soul and body were joined, an event some medieval theologians believed occurred a short time after conception.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First Friday and Saturday Reminder

Just a reminder that First Friday and First Saturday are this week.

As usual, following the First Saturday Low Mass at St. Stephen's, Fr. Bede will offer a seminar in the St. Stephen Club Room. This month's seminar will be a continuation of where he left off last month.

Also, remember Coffee and Doughnut Sunday is this week at St. Stephen's, following the 9:30am High Mass.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Requiem High Mass Pictures

The November 3rd Requiem High Mass at St. Stephen's was beautiful. 









Fidelium animae, per misericordiam Dei, requiescant in pace. Amen.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Introibo Ad Altare Dei: Getting to Know the Extraordinary Form

A message from Matt Lewis and Immaculate Conception, Willoughby.

Come join us for a walk through the Traditional Latin (Tridentine) Mass, looking at the prayers, Latin responses, and liturgical movements, learn how to use a hand missal, familiarize yourself with the order of the mass, the liturgical calendar, and more!

Fridays, November 18, November 25, December 2, December 9 & December 16 @ 6:15pm in the John Paul II Room in the old school building behind Immaculate Conception Church in Willoughby (enter through the middle door #3 and descend the steps).
Class will be dismissed in time for the usual 7:30pm Friday night Low Mass.
For more information, contact the instructor, Matt Lewis at vocemur@yahoo.com
or   440-942-2189.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

November First Saturday Seminar

The topic for Fr. Bede's first Saturday seminar at St. Stephen's will be "A critique of the New Translation for the Missal."

Of course, the seminar follows Low Mass at 9:30am, and will be presented in the St. Stephen Club Room. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Nov. 3 Flyer

Please feel free to print out this flyer and pass it around.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, High Mass, Oct 16

The following information was sent to us to post on the blog.
Sunday 10/16 at 5pm a Missa Cantata
and 6pm Vespers

Guest homilist:  Canon Matthew Talerico from the Institute of Christ the King.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
1545 South Green Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44121
Phone: 216.382.7601 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

High Requiem, Nov. 3

On Thursday, Nov. 3, St. Stephen Church will offer a High Requiem Mass in place of the regular Thursday evening Low Mass at 6:30pm. A reminder of the Mass will be posted and sent out one week before. Please make note of this and plan to attend, and invite others as well. Prayers and, especially, the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the Faithful Departed is so important and necessary to free them from the suffering of Purgatory. 


Also, remember that Nov. 1, All Saints Day, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Both, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (Nov.2) fall on days when St. Stephen offers regularly scheduled Low Masses: on Nov. 1 at 7:00am and on Nov. 2 at 6:30pm.

Monday, October 3, 2011

First Saturday Seminars

The First Saturday Seminars at St. Stephen have resumed. These seminars are given by Fr. Bede, and they follow the 9:30am First Saturday Low Mass. The seminars are located in the St. Stephen Club Room.

We will send out a reminder email, along with the scheduled topic of the seminar, a week before.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Our Lady of Mercy Solemn Mass Recap

Enjoy these beautiful pictures from the Solemn Mass celebrated at St. Rocco Church for the feast of Our Lady of Mercy. Special thanks to Fr. Michael Donovan, O. de M., Fr. Bede Kotlinski, OSB, and Br. David Spencer, O. de M., as well as the St. Stephen schola for providing the music, and Fr. Michael Franz, pastor of St. Stephen, for loaning the gorgeous vestments.

And congratulations to the members of the Mercedarian Third Order, who renewed their promises following the Mass.










Sunday, September 18, 2011

Solemn High Mass, Sept. 24, Our Lady of Mercy

In celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, St. Rocco Church will offer a Solemn High Mass on Saturday,  September 24, 2011, at 9:00am. This is an important feast to the Mercedarian Order.
The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, founded in 1218, is an international community of priests and brothers, who live a life of prayer and communal fraternity based on the Rule of Saint Augustine and the Constitutions of the Order.
From this life flows the apostolic work of the Order that seeks to carry on the work of our founder, Saint Peter Nolasco, who in imitation of Jesus the Redeemer, offered even his life for those Christians in need of redemptive love.
 Information on the Mercedarian Order can be found here.


On Saturday, September 24th, the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the Redemption of Captives celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mercy. The title of "Mercy" (Ransom) for Our Lady has its origins in the Order founded by St. Peter Nolasco in 1218. Through Divine intervention and the assistance of the Virgin Mary of Mercy, the Order was founded to visit and free Christians who were being held in captivity on account of their Faith. The Order has always attributed to Mary a special participation in its foundation.  For this reason the Order has always honored Mary under the title of Mercy (Ransom) with particular devotion since its beginning and in accordance with its founder, St. Peter Nolasco, who in 1249, dedicated a church in her honor.  In 1600, permission was granted to celebrate on the feast of the Nativity of Mary a special liturgy dedicated under the title of "Mercy".  In 1696, the feast was extended to the whole Church.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Looking for More Servers

Immaculate Conception in Willoughby, Ohio, is looking for more servers for their Latin Masses. We received the following request to post.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in this, please pass this on:
Men, do you want to learn how to serve the Traditional Latin Low Mass?  Immaculate Conception in Willoughby is looking for more servers.

Call Matt Lewis at 440-942-2189 or email vocemur@yahoo.com if you are interested!!!
 Serving at the Altar of God is a privilege beyond measure.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, St. Stephen's

St. Stephen's will offer High Mass on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Mass will be at 6:30pm.


The noted Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger, in his masterful 15-volumed The Liturgical Year, expresses:
    "Never had Satan's pride met with such humiliation as when he saw the instrument of our perdition made the instrument of our salvation. As the Church expresses it in her Preface for Passiontide: 'He that overcame mankind by a Tree, was overcome by a Tree.' Thus foiled, he vented his fury upon this saving Wood, which so bitterly reminded him both of the irresistible power of his conqueror and of the dignity of man who had been redeemed at so great a price. He would fain have annihilated the Cross; but knowing that this was beyond his power, he endeavored to profane it, and hide it from view. He therefore instigated the Jews to bury it. At the foot of Calvary, not far from the sepulchre, was a deep hole. Into this was the Cross thrown, together with those of the two thieves, the Nails, the Crown of Thorns, and the Inscription or Title written by Pilate. The hole was then filled up with rubbish and earth, and the Sanhedrin exulted in the thought of its having effaced the memory of the Nazarene, Who could not save Himself from the ignominious death of the Cross. Forty years after this, Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans, the instruments of God's vengeance. The Holy Places were desecrated by idolaters. A small temple to Venus was erected on Calvary, and another to Jupiter over the Holy Sepulchre. By this, the pagans intended derision; whereas, they were perpetuating the knowledge of two spots of most sacred interest."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pictures: Latin Mass and Inter Parish Picnic

A reader sent in these pictures from the August 27 Latin Mass celebrated at Mother of Sorrows parish in Peninsula, Ohio.



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Novena of the Assumption, Final Day

O Blessed Mother Assumed into Heaven, after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, we rejoice that you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in Heaven by the Holy Trinity. Lift our hearts with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach us how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make us realize that death is the triumphant gate through which we shall pass to your Son and that someday our bodies shall rejoin our souls in the unending bliss of heaven. From this earth, over which we tread as pilgrims, we look to you for help. In honor of your Assumption into Heaven we ask for this favor (mention your request). When our hour of death has come, lead us safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of God for all eternity together with you. Pray for us O Queen Assumed into Heaven, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Novena of the Assumption, Day Eight

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, we rejoice at your title as Queen of Heaven and Earth. You have given your holy fiat to God and became the Mother of our Savior. Obtain peace and salvation for us through your prayers, for you have given birth to Christ our Lord, the Savior of all mankind. Intercede for us and bring our petitions before the Throne of God (mention your request). Through your prayers, may our souls be filled with an intense desire to be like you, a humble vessel of the Holy Spirit and a servant of the Almighty God. Pray for us O Queen Assumed into Heaven, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Novena of the Assumption, Day Seven

Mary, Queen of every heart, accept all that we are and bind us to you with the bonds of love, that we may be yours forever and may be able to say in all truth: “I belong to Jesus through Mary”. Our Mother, Assumed into Heaven and Queen of the Universe, ever-Virgin Mother of God, obtain for us what we ask for if it be for the glory of God and the good of our souls (mention your request). Our Mother, assumed into Heaven, we love you. Give us a greater love for Jesus and for you. Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Novena of the Assumption, Day Six

Mary, our dear Mother and mighty Queen, take and receive our poor hearts with all their freedom and desires, all the love and all the virtues and graces with which they may be adorned. All we are and all we might be, all we have and hold in the order of nature as well as of grace, we have received from God through your loving intercession. Help us dear Mother to surrender to God all that we have including our petitions (mention your request). Our Lady and Queen, into your sovereign hands, we entrust all, that it may be returned to its noble origin. Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Novena of the Assumption, Day Five

O merciful and loving Mother, may your glorious beauty fill our hearts with a distaste for earthly things and an ardent longing for the joys of Heaven. May your merciful eyes glance down upon our struggles and our weakness in this vale of tears. Hear then loving Mother, our request and plead to Jesus for us (mention your request). Crown us with the pure robe of innocence and grace here, and with immortality and glory in Heaven. Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Novena of the Assumption, Day Four

O Dearest Mother Mary, God placed you at His right hand that you may dispose of the treasures of grace by a singular title – that of Mother of God. In the midst of all the Saints you stand as their Queen and ours – dearer to the Heart of God than any creature in God’s Kingdom. You pray for your children and distribute to us every grace won by our loving Savior on the Cross. With your most holy title, please intercede for us in our needs and ask Jesus to grant our request if it be for the good of our souls (mention your request). Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Latin Mass and Inter Parish Picnic

See below the pages from a flyer.






Novena of the Assumption, Day Three

O Mother, Assumed into Heaven, because you shared in all the mysteries of our Redemption here below, Jesus has crowned you not only with glory but with power. With your most glorious and powerful intercession, help us O loving Mother and present to Jesus our request (mention your request). O Queen assumed into Heaven, pray for us. Amen.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Novena of the Assumption, Day Two

Mary, Assumed into Heaven, we venerate you as the Queen of Heaven and earth. Your own Son led you to a throne of glory in Heaven next to His own. As you tasted the bitterness of pain and sorrow with Him on earth, you now enjoy eternal bliss with Him in Heaven. As our loving Queen, intercede for us in our needs (mention your request). We thank Jesus for having put a most beautiful crown upon you head, while all the Angels and Saints acclaim you as their Queen. O Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us. Amen.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Novena of the Assumption, Day One

Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, we believe in your triumphant assumption into heaven where the angels and saints acclaim you as Queen of Heaven and earth. We join them in praising you and bless the Lord who raised you above all creatures. With them we offer you our devotion and love. We are confident that you watch over our daily efforts and we pray that you may intercede for us in our needs (mention your request). We take comfort from the faith in the coming Resurrection and we look to you, our life, our sweetness and our hope. After this earthly life, show us Jesus, the blest fruit of your womb, O kind, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary. O Queen Assumed into Heaven, pray for us. Amen. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Aug 15, 2011

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
(Taken from "Treasury of Novenas" with Meditations by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D.)

The Blessed Virgin Mary obeyed the law of death, but her death was rather a peaceful slumber, a gentle separation of the soul from the body. Her soul reached such a degree of love that it seemed unable to rest any longer except in the blissful embrace of the Blessed Trinity. It left her immaculate body and sped to enjoy the blessed vision of God. But soon her beautiful soul was again united to her body which lay peacefully in the tomb, and suddenly Mary stood immortal and glorified, clothed in queenly glory. 
As angels sang their hymns of praise, Mary was raised on high to the Kingdom of glory by God's own power. Who can tell the joy of that loving embrace whereby Jesus welcomed and admitted His own Virgin Mother to unending union with Him in the glory of heaven! 
Mary's peaceful tomb had been opened by the Apostles and found to be empty. Tradition tells us that beautiful flowers filled the place where her body had once lain, and heavenly music enveloped her empty tomb. The Apostles then realized that she had been taken up into heaven, soul and body. 
It was fitting that Mary should be assumed into heaven with soul and body. By her Assumption, God honoured her body that was always the temple in which He dwelt by grace. It was a gate through which the Son of God, the Divine Word, passed to earth and became Man. 
It was fitting that Mary's holy and virginal body which gave flesh and blood to the God of all sanctity, the Victor over death, should never experience the corruption of the grave. Death and corruption are a result of original sin; but by her Immaculate Conception Mary was preserved from original sin and its effects. 
Mary offered herself to suffering and her beloved Son to death for the redemption of mankind; it was fitting that she should be united with Him in glory.
We should rejoice that after years of suffering on earth, Mary has at last been taken to the throne prepared for her in heaven where she reigns with her Son. The Church expresses this joy on the solemn feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, August 15, which is also a Holy Day of Obligation.
This year, in the Diocese of Cleveland, the Feast of the Assumption is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but that doesn't mean the day can't be reverenced with pious acts of devotion. 




Novena, to Begin on August 6, 2011
Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, 
I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, Thou hast at last been taken to the throne prepared for Thee in heaven by the Holy Trinity.
Lift my heart with Thee in the glory of Thy Assumption 
above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to Thy Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven.
From this earth, 
over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to Thee for help. I ask for this favor:  
(State your intention here...) 
When my hour of death has come, 
lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with Thee. 
We will also be sending out daily email reminders with particular novena prayers for the day. Check your inbox and the blog.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Solemn Mass Recap

The Solemn Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16 was beautiful. Thanks to all who came, especially the St. Stephen schola for providing the music. 

For Father Michael Donovan, O. de M., this was his first time celebrating Solemn Mass. Good job, Father! He was assisted by Fr. Bede Kotlinski, OSB (deacon), and Brother David Spencer, O. de M. (subdeacon).

After Mass, Fr. Michael invited everyone who wished to be enrolled in the Brown Scapular to stay for the enrollment ritual. 


Confiteor Deo...


The Gospel.


The Creed


IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBVM

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Come Pray with Our Lady of Guadalupe, Protectress of the Unborn

From the St. Stephen bulletin:
On Wednesday, July 20th, St. Stephen Church will host a visit of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and an evening of prayer for conversions, reverence for life, and the sanctity of the family. Our Pro-Life Ministry has arranged for this image, a full-size reproduction blessed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, to be present during Mass and Holy Hour. This image is one of several which have journeyed on Visitation in the New Evangelization throughout the world and have visited each of the United States in over one thousand parishes. A Latin Low Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated at 6:30pm with our Schola Choir singing tradtional Marian hymns. Mass will be followed by a brief talk on Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Miraculous Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be available before Mass and after Holy Hour for Veneration. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Cleveland will host a Solemn High Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16, 2011. The Mass will be at 10am. This is also the weekend that begins their parish festival. All are encouraged to attend and enjoy.