Click on the photo for the photo gallery of the High Mass offered by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes on the occasion of his 25th anniversary of profession to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood last May 7, 2015, at St. Edward’s Church in Newark, CA.
After Mass, a festive reception was held in the parish hall of St. Edward’s to celebrate this important milestone! Click on the photo for the photo gallery of the reception.
Today’s Mass prayers and readings continue to prepare us for the solemn conclusion of the Easter season in the feasts of the Ascending of Jesus and the Descending of the Holy Spirit. Jesus ascends on high, taking our human nature to the glory of Heaven, as our triumphant High Priest. From Heaven, He then clothes us with Power from on high by sending us the Holy Spirit. In this, He makes us one with Him, such that He is our Head and we are His members, and we are closer to Him than we could ever be if He were still on Earth. Thus, one with Him, we can ask the Father for everything in His Name and it will be granted to us.
Our Blessed Mother especially teaches us how we are to Continue reading
Missa Cantata / Traditional Latin High Mass
Celebrated by Fr. Jojo Zerrudo
Chaplain and Spiritual Director
Ecclesia Dei Society of St. Joseph
Una Voce Philippines
Holy Family Parish, Quezon City, Philippines
April 12, 2015
Quasimodo Sunday / Divine Mercy Sunday
On a recent trip to the Philippines, we had a chance to visit Holy Family Parish in Quezon City; home to the Ecclesia Dei Society of St. Joseph – Una Voce Philippines. It remains to be the only parish in the Philippines since the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum where Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) is offered everyday. We visited on Quasimodo Sunday (Low Sunday or also known as Divine Mercy Sunday) and the Chaplain / Spiritual Director, Fr. Jojo Zerrudo, had been the celebrant. Click on the photo for a picture gallery of the mass. To know more about Una Voce Philippines, feel free to check out their blog – http://deipraesidiofultus.blogspot.com/ or visit them on their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/edssj.uvphils.
Photo Credit: Friendsofthemissions.com
It has been awhile, but we have just received the latest Mission Report #8 (PDF). These mission reports highlight the restoration efforts of the Mission Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus in Mouila, Gabon, Africa, written by Rev. Canon Henry Fragelli. Canon Fragelli briefly served the Institute Apostolate of St. Margaret Mary’s in Oakland a few months from late 2011-2012. The archive of his Mission Reports can be viewed at the Friends of the Missions website (https://friendsofthemissions.com/).
Now on it’s 7th year, the Great Marian Procession West Coast took place last Saturday, May 2, 2015, starting at the East Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Sacramento, California. Terry Barber, founder of Saint Joseph Communications, Inc., The Catholic Resource Center, Lighthouse Catholic Media and co-host with Jesse Romero on the EWTN Radio Network program “Reasons For Faith Live“, gave an inspiring talk before the procession began. The faithful were encouraged to write in their prayer requests on paper and to place them on the petition basket that was carried along with the Statue of our Lady of Fatima during the procession. The event concluded with the Crowning of flowers to Our Lady and a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass) at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament with His Excellency, Bishop Myron Cotta (Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento), assisting in choro. The clergy (Fr. John Lyons, FSSP, Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP, and Fr. Ashley Perry), choir and altar servers, were from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)‘s personal parish, St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish.
Click on photo above for the complete photo gallery of the Marian Procession
Click on photo above for the complete photo gallery of the Solemn High Mass
This month of May brings us into the full bloom of spring and the flowers of springtime. There is something delightfully useless about flowers. They don’t give us any utility for ourselves, but rather serve merely to beautify by sight and smell. Flowers are a wonderful sign of God’s Beauty and Delight.
Yes, May is a month especially for Continue reading