Sunday, January 8, 2012

Petition for Personal Parish in Los Angeles


A Petition for a Personal Parish in the Los Angeles Archdiocese Dedicated Solely to the
Extra-Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite staffed by The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
to let Archbishop Gomez know the extent of the interest in the Latin Mass in the greater Los Angeles area.
Please forward this to any one in the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

God Bless,
George Sarah

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January 8, 2011 - Charles Coulombe: The Latin Mass and the FSSP

St. Victor’s Catholic Church
8634 Holloway Drive 
West Hollywood, CA 90069. 

Charles Coulombe will present a lecture explaining the Latin Mass and also give a brief presentation on the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter at St Victors Church on Sunday January 8th at 7pm

Friday, January 6, 2012

Feast of the Epiphany

As described on the page on Twelfthnight, this Feast -- also known as the . "Theophany" or "Three Kings Day" -- recalls Christ revealing Himself as Divine in three different ways: to the Magi, at His Baptism, and with His miracle at the wedding feast at Cana.

For families who practice traditions involving "the Magi" or "La Befana" leaving gifts for children, the day begins with the wee ones discovering what was left for them while they slept on Twelfth Night.

At today's Mass, there will be a blessing of gold, frankincense, myrrh, Epiphany Water, and, after Communion, a blessing of chalk. Bring small special items of gold to have with you during the Mass, and they will be blessed if they are exposed as you sit in your pew with them (wedding rings, rosaries, an heirloom piece of gold jewelry, for example).

When Mass is over, you will take some of the blessed chalk, frankincense, myrrh, and Epiphany Water home with you, so it's good to bring a container to transport Holy Water and one to put some grains of incense and a piece of chalk into. (Note: if you can, take and keep 5 pieces of blessed incense for your Paschal Candle this Easter),

When you get home, sprinkle some Epiphany water (otherwise and afterwards used as regular Holy Water) in the rooms of your house to protect it and bring blessings. This Holy Water recalls the waters of the Jordan, and is a visible reminder of Christ's Divinity, of Jesus's revealing Himself as God at His Baptism, when were heard the words from the Father: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased." This rite of blessing the home -- led by a priest, if possible, or the father of the house if no priest is available -- goes like this: