September 22, 2012

First Saturday Mass


Starting October 6th., 2012, Low Mass will be offered at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel every first Saturday of the month. Mass will start at 12:00 noon. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be our celebrant.

This is a devotion of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, done to honor Our Lady's sorrows as suggested by Our Lord in an apparition to Sister Lucia a visionary from Fatima in 1925 and as requested by Our Lady. The First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was first mentioned by Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917
Christians have always honored the Blessed Virgin on Saturday because of her constant faith in Jesus on that first Holy Saturday before the Resurrection. Five first Saturdays of reparation were requested to atone for the five ways in which people offend the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
1.attacks upon Mary's Immaculate Conception
2.attacks against her Perpetual Virginity
3.attacks upon her Divine Maternity and the refusal to accept her as the Mother of all mankind
4.for those who try to publicly implant in children's hearts indifference, comtempt and even hatred of this Immaculate Mother
5.for those who insult her directly in her sacred images.
Please join us for our next First Saturday Mass on November 3rd., 2012, at 12:00 noon.

September 14, 2012

Seminarian Update


The following is an update from Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter seminarian Andrew Rapoport:

Everything is going very well for me. I enjoyed my summer but I'm
definitely glad to be back at the seminary.
Last week we had a 5 day silent retreat in preparation for the new
academic year. This week is our first week of classes. I am beginning my
first year of philosophy. I have 3 philosophy classes along with Latin,
Church history, Gregorian Chant and a class on the Roman Missal. I have
not had any previous philosophy classes so I'm greatly looking forward to
this experience.
Later this week 16 new first year men will be arriving.
On October 20th my class will have our tonsure ceremony. There will be a
Solemn Pontifical Mass and I will receive the cassock. My family and some
of my friends will be coming, so I'm excited for that.
I hope everything has been going well for you and the Latin Mass
community. I continue to pray for all of you and especially Fr. Milich.
Please keep me in your prayers as well.

In Jesus and Mary,
Andrew Rapoport