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.

Maniple Mania

Thanks, Fr. Zuhlsdorf

When will the last "moo-moo" alb and burlap chasuble from the 1970's be cast into the nearest incinerator? When Father Brighenti and I were ordained in 1988, using a chalice veil and burse were considered reactionary. If you wore a biretta at Stations of the Cross, wore a cassock & surplice with a black cape at the cemetery, wore purple vestments for funeral Masses, wore black vestments for All Souls' or used a pall over your chalice, you were declared ANATHAMA SIT by the Kumbaya, Ricky-Relevant crowd as well as by the ubiquitous Liturgical Nazis with their Worship Gestapo. Is it not ironic that once the amice (symbol of the helmet of salvation) and the cincture (symbol of chastity & purity) were made redundant thanks to VELCRO ALBS, we saw a sharp increase in priestly vows being broken? Hmmmmmm.

Papal Paraphernalia


Your Holiness,

When I become a priest, can I get a lace alb like yours?

John Paul II for Dummies (now in Polish !!!)

tu es sacerdos in aeternum

Here are some holy cards priests have used on the Ordination, First Mass or Jubilee (Anniversary)

See previous blog from May 7th (below)

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