Two years ago, on August 5, 2014, His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, had ordained Canons Francis Altiere, Benjamin Coggeshall, Joel Estrada, and Andrew Todd to the Sacred Priesthood for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at the St. Francis de Sales Oratory, St. Louis, MO. The video recording of this special event is so far the most watched video on our YouTube channel, with 16,800 views and counting! Kindly remember them in your prayers today!
Today, July 2nd, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is also the ordination anniversary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory Chaplain, Reverend Canon Raphael Ueda! Ordained on July 2, 2009 (alongside Canon Jason Apple and Canon Frederic Goupil), at the Chiesa dei Santi Michele e Gaetano in Florence, Italy, by the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke, then Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (now Cardinal Burke of the Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta). Ad multos annos! Please remember to include our dear Canons in your prayers on this special day.
Photo: Canon Ueda giving his first blessing to then Archbishop (now Cardinal) Burke
At this point, father is completely bedridden and unable to walk. His condition continues to further deteriorate. Please continue to pray for him that he will have peace throughout this time.
O my Lord and Savior, support me in my last hour by the strong arms of Thy sacraments and the fragrance of thy consolations. Let Thy absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me; and let Thine own body be my food and Thy blood my sprinkling; and let Thy Mother Mary come to me, and my angel whisper peace to me, and Thy glorious saints and my own dear patrons smile on me, that in and through them all I may die as I desire to live, in Thy Church, in Thy faith, and in Thy love. Amen. (Cardinal Newman)
We would like to repeat our request for prayers and masses for Fr. Peter Carota, whose health has been declining for several months now. As posted on his blog (http://www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com/2016/05/14/father-carota-update/), last May 14, Father has sought treatment for his unidentified health issues but has not found any solution. Father’s own brother is a doctor and they have not been successful in figuring out exactly what is going on. Yesterday, we were able to visit him again and we are saddened to find him in a very weak state. At the same time, we were comforted by the fact that Father is very well taken cared of by the family hosting him, and by his former parishioners in the area.
We are planning to visit him again for the next few days, so if you would like to send any messages / get well cards to Father, please email us (tlmofsf @ gmail.com) and we will make sure to get this to him.
Thank you very much for your kindness in keeping Father Carota in your prayers! Please forward this update to your prayer warrior friends and let’s all give our spiritual support to Father!
(Photo: 2013 Thanksgiving Day at Mission San Juan Bautista with Fr. Peter Carota, back when he was still in full health)
Dear Friends of the Institute: A very BIG THANK YOU from the Institute, and especially the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest during this fire tragedy, for your prayers and generous support. Donations may be sent by mail to:
Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest
6415 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637-3817
Online at Institute’s website www.institute-christ-king.org/home/
or at www.gofundme.com/ShrineFireFund
A small number of Shrine faithful gathered for Rosary with the clergy on Saturday morning, in front of the church.
We recently had an opportunity to assist at one of Fr. Peter Carota’s daily masses while he continues to rest at a family’s residence in California. With his current health condition, Father has managed to still celebrate low mass but in silence. It is truly edifying to witness his love for our Lord, and uniting his own sufferings at the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass. Father has always said that what he is undergoing helps him to become more charitable to those who are sick and in deep pain. Let us all continue our prayers that in due time, he may quickly recover from his ailments and be restored to full health!
We visited Fr. Carota this week, alongside with Fr. John Lyons (F.S.S.P.), where we got a chance to pray the rosary with him. He had requested us to thank all you readers for your continued support and prayers. Fr. Carota feels weaker each day, and continues to offer up his suffering. He has tried to follow all the things that his doctors advised (his own brother is a doctor), but no relief seems to be in sight. He feels like as if he’s dying, but at the same time, some sort of health improvement comes along the way. Prayers taking effect perhaps? Today, being the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, please offer up some extra rosaries for his healing and recovery; and if you get a chance to go to Mass, even better!
If you would like to send Father a card, please request his address by clicking here (put a comment on Jonathan Byrd’s blog entry).
Fr. Carota is very thankful for all of the prayers he has received from his readers. His condition has deteriorated enough that he is no longer able to continue posting to the website at this time. Fr. Carota’s mission for this blog is to help save souls which, as we all are aware, is what is truly important to Father. In light of that, I will be helping to insure the blogs continuance by posting the truth of our Faith in the same candid manner in which Father is known for until such time Father is capable to do so himself.
As to his health, he is hardly able to eat or drink. This has now gone on for some time and this is beginning to take its toil on his body. He continues to lose weight and at this point he has resigned himself to the will of God.
I ask all of the readers of this blog to say a Rosary for Father for the intention that God would restore his health back to Him. Fr. Carota has a great love of our Lady and especially for the victory that was procured at the Battle of Lepanto because of Her intervention. Since the Feast of Our Lady Of The Rosary is so near, I think it is very fitting that we call upon Our Blessed Mother’s aid and ask that Father would be restored to health.
Jacob Wells, a graduate of UC Berkeley, has served at St. Margaret Mary for the past few years as one of it’s dedicated Master of Ceremonies. After a year of candidacy in Germany, he is entering the St Philip Neri Seminary of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Gricigliano (near Florence), Italy for the Fall. A fundraising party was held last week at the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club, to help raise funds for the cost of his seminary studies (see photos here). The seminary asks its seminarians to pay 750€ per month for tuition, which currently is $845.70 (about $8,457 for the academic year), not including other expenses.
A limit of $12,000 was placed on the donation website in order to provide for those other expenses and to raise money for the following years. Bear in mind that when you generously donate to the cause of his ordination, when, God willing, he gets ordained, he in some way becomes your priest. He keeps track of the names of his benefactors, and one day, will say mass for them. Many thanks for your prayers and kind generosity in supporting our seminarians!
It was exactly a year ago, on August 5, 2014, when His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, had ordained Canons Francis Altiere, Benjamin Coggeshall, Joel Estrada, and Andrew Todd to the Sacred Priesthood for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at the St. Francis de Sales Oratory, St. Louis, MO. Kindly remember them in your prayers today!
We have been recently informed that last Sunday (July 19), an announcement was made at the Mater Misericordiae Mission (Phoenix, AZ) that the recently ordained Fr. Timothy O’Brien, FSSP, will be going to Nigeria for his first assignement. We were blessed to have covered some of his first Masses here in California (Kensington, Mission San Juan Bautista and Carmel) last month. In your charity, please offer your prayers for Fr. O’Brien and his new assigned parish.