Sunday, May 11, 2008

tu es sacerdos in aeternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech


Please remember me in your prayers on Wednesday, May 14th.
I shall be offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on my 20th Jubilee at the EWTN chapel in Irondale, AL. The day before, I will celebrate Mass at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL (also known as the Temple) and my intention will be for Mother Angelica, Mother Vicar Catherine, the Poor Clare Nuns, the Knights of the Blessed Sacrament, the Missionary Franciscans of the Eternal Word, all the employees, volunteers, viewers, and supporters of the Eternal Word Television Network.

8 comments:

Sandy said...

First, congrat's on your anniversary!
Second, what are your thoughts on a person making a "profound bow" or prostration during adoration before Jesus in the Holy Eucharist? Isn't this an ok practice and normal or does this appear as Muslim prayer posture only?
Thanks for your thoughts!

mary and paul said...

it will be great to join with you in holy mass on wed.fr. looking forward to seeing you and your dear mother on ewtn

GOD BLESS YOU BOTH.

MARY AND PAUL
republic of ireland

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Congrats Father, and I shall remember you in my prayers.

Sandy: The posture is perfectly correct as well the tradition of prostration comes from the Chaldean Catholics. I've also done this posture at adoration.

Philip said...

Father,
I shall tune in. Happily, I am five hours ahead of you, so no need to get up too early! God bless!

Sandy,
While still an Anglican, it was my (and my fellow like-minded Anglicans') practice to always double genuflect before the Blessed Sacrament exposed. This involved going down on both knees and bowing the head, almost to the ground.

In my twenty years of being a Catholic, I find that I am usually alone in double genuflecting. I dare say, some are critical of such an outward expression. Be that so, I shall always make a double genuflection and I hope that it returns as a practice for Catholics under the influence of our wonderful Holy Father.

Anonymous said...

The Australian Bishops Commission is fairly spineless when it comes to Faith matters but they petitioned Rome to let us continue with the double genuflection when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.

Diane K said...

Congrats, Father!!!

My own pastor, Fr. Eduard Perrone at Assumption Grotto in Detroit, celebrates his 30th in a couple weeks. Mercy! I hope the good Lord keeps him with us many more.j

Thank God for holy priests. Pray for priests and the sanctification of the priesthood!!!

Joe Frances said...

Father: I was spending the day with my elderly mother, and told her of your anniversary Mass. We watched it and prayed with you, and even watched it again in the evening when EWTN did an encore. We wondered, was Father suffering from a bit of a cold, or sore throat. You sounded a bit hoarse, or we might have imagined it. In any event ad multos annos, and God bless your work. We continue to remember a sermon you preached some time ago on taking care to be reverent when making the sign of the cross. One of your best.

Always,

Joe

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Happy Jubilee Father!

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