40 Days for Life is underway - Please join this worldwide campaign of
prayer and fasting to end abortion. All are especially encouraged to
consider standing vigil for an hour a week in front of Planned
Parenthood, 625 Hilby, Seaside, Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm.
Candlelight Vigils on Thursdays from 7-8 pm. Bishop Garcia will be
leading the closing vigil on Palm Sunday, April 9 at 7 pm. Stand
together to save lives! 40daysforlife.com/seaside
Sacred Heart Latin Mass is participating in 'Operation Possible',
collecting change to help support Hollister Pregnacy Center. Baby
bottles will be handed out after Mass on Feb. 19th. and 26th.; please
return them filled with your spare change to the church on March 5th. Thank you for your support of their pro-life efforts.
join Sacred Heart Latin Mass for a children's St. Valentines party this Sunday, Feb. 12th at
Keehan Hall. After Mass the children will gather across the parking
lot/lawn at either the hall or the play area, depending on the weather. There will be food and sweet treats for the children as well as games and
activities. There will be use of the small playground which is a safe place
for the children to play after Mass. Mary Clark has been organizing
children's activities that also reinforce their Catholic Faith which has
been great fun for all.
The Latin Mass Conference, sponsored by Keep The Faith and Latin Mass Magazine: The Journal of Catholic Culture and Tradition,
invite all to the 15th. Annual Conference to be held in Monterey, California, the weekend of Saturday,
February 25 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. The conference is especially for those committed to the timeless
spiritual treasures of the Traditional Mass, and features a number of
great traditional Catholic speakers, including Father James Buckley, FSSP,Father Joseph Illo, and Christopher Ferrara. Registration for the Latin Mass Conference includes a buffet lunch. The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered on both days.
For the informational flyer and both online and mail registration, click the following link: http://www.keepthefaith.org/conferences.htm
was a pleasure being able to visit for Mass on the Octave Day of the
Nativity. It has been a while since I've informed the community on my
progress here at the seminary, so a quick update is due.
spending a month at the FSSP parish in Vancouver, B.C. this past
summer, I stared my sixth year of Seminary in August. My Fall semester
went well. I had a number of different theology classes and Homiletics.
Learning how to preach was challenging but I certainly enjoyed the
My second semester of the sixth
year started this past week. My class schedule will be pretty busy. I
have Bioethics, Theological Virtues, a class on the Sacrament of
Penance, a music class and Scripture.
informed recently by the Superior General that I have been approved for
ordination to the Subdiaconate, the Diaconate and permanent
incorporation into the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. The ordination
to the Subdiaconate will be Feb. 11th. and the Diaconate ordination will be on March 25th.,
both are here in Nebraska. I ask that you please keep me in your
prayers. These ordinations are open to the public, so if anyone from the
community is interested in attending please let me know.
summer will be quite eventful for me. God willing, my whole class of
ten will be visiting the Fraternity's seminary in Germany in June. While
there, we will attend the priestly ordinations. We will do much sight
seeing and have an opportunity to take part in the Chartres pilgrimage.
a month in Germany, I hope to take advantage of being in Europe and do
some traveling of my own. I plan to visit Rome, Spain and Portugal. As
this year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima, I
greatly look forward to visiting Our Lady's shrine. If time permits I
will also visit the Portuguese islands of the Azores (I am part
Portuguese and still have some distant relatives on the islands).
this time in Europe, I plan to go to Nigeria. One of my good friends,
Deacon Charles Ike, is from Nigeria and will be ordained to the
priesthood there. I volunteered to help with his ordination which will
be on August 15th. During that time, I will help at the Fraternity's mission parish as well as help with a boys camp.
Following this busy summer, by God's grace I will return for my seventh and final year of seminary.
would like to thank you for the support you have given me these past
years. The fundraiser which which was held last year was a great
success; the money which was raised along with annual donations which I
receive have been enough to cover my tuition for at least the rest of
I will need, however, to come up
with the funds to cover my trip to Nigeria; this includes a travel visa,
vaccinations and a flight from Europe to Nigeria. I would greatly
appreciate any financial assistance that you might be willing to offer
(no matter how small the donation).
appreciate all of your prayers. Please continue to pray for me as I
approach Holy Orders. Be assured of my prayers the Latin Mass
In Jesus and Mary,
If you would like to help support Andrew's trip to Nigeria this Summer, checks can be made out to Andrew Rapoport. Please send donations to:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary
7880 West Denton Rd.,
P.O. Box 147
Denton, NE 68339
Info Faire before the Rally at
Civic Center Plaza: 11:00 am -1:30 pm,
Rally: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm,
1:30 pm - will be walking on Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza.
the Walk for Life West Coast, a Sung High Mass will be celebrated for
life by Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM Conv., the priest that recently assisted at the Solemn High Masses at Sacred Heart in Hollister and at St. Paul's Church in Pismo Beach. St. Anne’s schola of Palo Alto
will accompany. The schola from Sacred Heart Latin Mass in Hollister has been invited to join St. Anne's schola at the Mass. The Mass will start at 5:00 pm at National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, a short walk
from the end of the Walk for Life.