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Born at Rocca Porena in the Diocese of Spoleto, 1386; died at the Augustinian convent of Cascia, 1456. Feast, 22 May. Represented as holding roses, or roses and figs, and sometimes with a wound in her forehead.
According to the "Life" (Acta SS., May, V, 224) written at the time of her beatification by the Augustinian, Jacob Carelicci, from two older biographies, she was the daughter of parents advanced in years and distinguished for charity which merited them the surname of "Peacemakers of Jesus Christ". Rita's great desire was to become a nun, but, in obedience to the will of her parents, she, at the age of twelve, married a man extremely cruel and ill-tempered. For eighteen years she was a model wife and mother. When her husband was murdered she tried in vain to dissuade her twin sons from attempting to take revenge; she appealed to Heaven to prevent such a crime on their part, and they were taken away by death, reconciled to God. She applied for admission to the Augustinian convent at Cascia, but, being a widow, was refused. By continued entreaties, and, as is related, by Divine intervention, she gained admission, received the habit of the order and in due time her profession. As a religious she was an example for all, excelled in mortifications, and was widely known for the efficacy of her prayers. Urban VIII, in 1637, permitted her Mass and Office. On account of the many miracles reported to have been wrought at her intercession she received in Spain the title of La Santa de los impossibiles. She was solemnly canonized 24 May, 1900.
Join us on Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
As we celebrated The Feast of St. Rita of Cascia
Sherman R. John Pius Mosley
The first Sunday after Pentecost, instituted to honour the Most Holy Trinity. In the early Church no special Office or day was assigned for the Holy Trinity. When the Arian heresy was spreading the Fathers prepared an Office with canticles, responses, a Preface, and hymns, to be recited on Sundays. In the Sacramentary of St. Gregory the Great (P.L., LXXVIII, 116) there are prayers and the Preface of the Trinity. The Micrologies (P.L., CLI, 1020), written during the pontificate of Gregory VII (Nilles, II, 460), call the Sunday after Pentecost a Dominica vacans, with no special Office, but add that in some places they recited the Office of the Holy Trinitycomposed by Bishop Stephen of Liège (903-20) By other the Office was said on the Sunday before Advent. Alexander II (1061-1073), not III (Nilles, 1. c.), refused a petition for a special feast on the plea, that such a feast was not customary in the Roman Church which daily honoured the Holy Trinity by the Gloria, Patri, etc., but he did not forbid the celebration where it already existed. John XXII (1316-1334) ordered the feast for the entire Church on the first Sunday after Pentecost. A new Office had been made by the Franciscan John Peckham, Canon of Lyons, later Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1292). The feast ranked as a double of the second class but was raised to the dignity of a primary of the first class, 24 July 1911, by Pius X (Acta Ap. Sedis, III, 351). The Greeks have no special feast. Since it was after the first great Pentecost that the doctrine of the Trinity was proclaimed to the world, the feast becomingly follows that of Pentecost.
Join us on Sunday May 27th, 2018
As we celebrate Trinity Sunday
Sherman R. John Pius Mosley
Feast of Corpus Christi
This feast is celebrated in the Latin Church on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday to solemnly commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist. Of Maundy Thursday, which commemorates this great event, mention is made as Natalis Calicis (Birth of the Chalice) in the Calendar of Polemius (448) for the 24th of March, the 25th of March being in some places considered as the day of the death of Christ. This day, however, was in Holy Week, a season of sadness, during which the minds of the faithful are expected to be occupied with thoughts of the Lord's Passion. Moreover, so many other functions took place on this day that the principal event was almost lost sight of. This is mentioned as the chief reason for the introduction of the new feast, in the Bull "Transiturus."
The instrument in the hand of Divine Providence was St. Juliana of Mont Cornillon, in Belgium. She was born in 1193 at Retines near Liège. Orphaned at an early age, she was educated by the Augustinian nuns of Mont Cornillon. Here she in time made her religious profession and later became superioress. Intrigues of various kinds several times drove her from her convent. She died 5 April, 1258, at the House of the Cistercian nuns at Fosses, and was buriedat Villiers. Juliana, from her early youth, had a great veneration for the Blessed Sacrament, and always longed for a special feast in its honour. This desire is said to have been increased by a vision of the Church under the appearance of the full moon having one dark spot, which signified the absence of such a solemnity. She made known her ideas to Robert de Thorete, then Bishop of Liège, to the learned Dominican Hugh, later cardinal legate in the Netherlands, and to Jacques Pantaléon, at that time Archdeacon of Liège, afterwards Bishop of Verdun, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and finally Pope Urban IV. Bishop Robert was favourably impressed, and, since bishops as yet had the right of ordering feasts for their dioceses, he called a synod in 1246 and ordered the celebration to be held in the following year, also, that a monk named John should write the Office for the occasion. The decree is preserved in Binterim(Denkwürdigkeiten, V, 1, 276), together with parts of the Office.
Bishop Robert did not live to see the execution of his order, for he died 16 October, 1246; but the feast was celebrated for the first time by the canons of St. Martin at Liège. Jacques Pantaléon became pope 29 August, 1261. The recluse Eve, with whom Juliana had spent some time, and who was also a fervent adorer of the Holy Eucharist, now urged Henry of Guelders, Bishop of Liège, to request the pope to extend the celebration to the entire world. Urban IV, always an admirer of the feast, published the Bull "Transiturus" (8 September, 1264), in which, after having extolled the love of Our Saviour as expressed in the Holy Eucharist, he ordered the annual celebration of Corpus Christi in the Thursday next after Trinity Sunday, at the same time granting many indulgences to the faithful for the attendance at Mass and at the Office. This Office, composed at the request of the pope by the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, is one of the most beautiful in the Roman Breviary and has been admired even by Protestants. The death of Pope Urban IV (2 October, 1264), shortly after the publication of the decree, somewhat impeded the spread of the festival. Clement V again took the matter in hand and, at the General Council of Vienne (1311), once more ordered the adoption of the feast. He published a new decree which embodied that of Urban IV. John XXII, successor of Clement V, urged its observance.
Neither decree speaks of the theophoric procession as a feature of the celebration. This procession, already held in some places, was endowed with indulgences by Popes Martin V and Eugene IV. The feast had been accepted in 1306 at Cologne; Worms adopted it in 1315; Strasburg in 1316. In England it was introduced from Belgium between 1320 and 1325. In the United States and some other countries the solemnity is held on the Sunday after Trinity. In the Greek Church the feast of Corpus Christi is known in the calendars of the Syrians, Armenians, Copts, Melchites, and the Ruthenians of Galicia, Calabria, and Sicily.
Join us on Thursday May 31st, 2018
For The Feast of Corpus Christi
Sherman R. John Pius Mosley
The Month of May—The Month of Mary
During the month of May—the month of Mary—we feel a special protection of Our Lady that extends to all the faithful; we feel a special joy that shines and illuminates our hearts expressing the universal certainty of Catholics that the indispensable patronage of our heavenly mother becomes even more tender, more loving and more full of visible mercy and exorable condescendence during her month of May.
Even after the month of May passes, a remnant of this remains if we have profited from those thirty-one days especially consecrated to Our Lady. We are left with an increased devotion, a keener confidence and, so to speak, such an increased intimacy with Our Lady that in all the vicissitudes of life we will know how to petition her with respectful insistence, hope in her with invincible confidence and thank her with humble tenderness for all the good she does us. Our Lady is the Queen of Heaven and Earth and, at the same time, our mother. We enter the month of May with this conviction, and it becomes more deeply rooted in us when we leave it, strengthening our faith and increasing our fortitude. May teaches us to love Mary Most Holy for the glory she rightly possesses and for all that she represents in the plans of Divine Providence. It also teaches us to be more constant in our filial union with Mary. Children are never more sure of the loving vigilance of their mothers than when they suffer. All of mankind suffers today; all peoples suffer. They suffer in every conceivable way. Windstorms of impiety and skepticism sweep through minds, and crazy whirlwinds of all types of messianism devastate them. Nebulous, confused and rash ideas filter into every milieu and mislead not only the wretched and the lukewarm, but sometimes even those of whom greater constancy in the Faith is expected.Those who are tenaciously faithful to the fulfillment of duty suffer from all the adversity they meet by their fidelity to the Law of Christ. Yet those who transgress the Law also suffer, for without Christ every pleasure is nothing but bitterness, and every joy is a lie. Hearts suffer, torn by the revolutionary psychological war, which is so intense in our days. Bodies suffer, impoverished by work, undermined by malady, overwhelmed by necessities of every kind.
The contemporary world could be likened to the time when Our Lord was born in Bethlehem: Its tortured mouth opens with a loud and agonizing groan, the groan of the evildoers who live far removed from God and the groan of the just who live tormented by the evildoers.The more somber circumstances become and the more excruciating sundry pains grow, the more we should ask Our Lady to put an end to so much suffering not merely for our own relief, but for the greater benefit of our souls. Sacred theology says that Our Lady's prayers anticipated the moment of the world's redemption by the Messias. At this anguished moment in history then, let us turn our eyes to Our Lady with confidence, asking her to hasten the great moment we all await, when a new Pentecost will kindle beacons of light and hope in this darkness and restore the kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ on earth.
We should be like Daniel, whom Holy Scripture describes as the "desideriorum vir," that is, a man full of great desires. Let us desire many great things for the glory of God. Let us always ask Our Lady for everything. And let us, above all, ask her for that which the Sacred Liturgy beseeches of God: "Emitte Spiritum tuum et creabuntur, et renovabis faciem terrae" (Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created; and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth). We should ask, through the mediation of Our Lady, that God once again send us the Holy Ghost with the plenitude of His gifts so that His kingdom may be created anew and be purified by a renewal of the face of the earth. In the Divine Comedy, Dante wrote that praying without the patronage of Our Lady is like wanting to fly without wings. Let us then confide to Our Lady this heartfelt yearning and desire. The hands of Mary will be for our prayer a pair of pure wings that will carry it with certainty to the throne of God.
May Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary refers to special Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honoring the Virgin Mary as "the Queen of May". These services may take place inside or outside. A "May Crowning" is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May.
A number of traditions link the month of May to Mary. Alfonso in the 13th century wrote in his Cantigas de Santa Maria about the special honoring of Mary during specific dates in May. Eventually, the entire month was filled with special observances and devotions to Mary.
The origin of the conventional May devotion is still relatively unknown. Herbert Thurston identifies the seventeenth century as the earliest instance of the adoption of the custom of consecrating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin by special observances.It is certain that this form of Marian devotion began in Italy. Around 1739, witnesses speak of a particular form of Marian devotion in May in Grezzano near Verona. In 1747 the Archbishop of Genoa recommended the May devotion as a devotion for the home. Specific prayers for them were promulgated in Rome in 1838. According to Frederick Holweck, the May devotion in its present form originated at Rome where Father Latomia of the Roman College of the Society of Jesus, to counteract infidelity and immorality among the students, made a vow at the end of the eighteenth century to devote the month of May to Mary. From Rome the practice spread to the other Jesuit colleges and thence to nearly every Catholic church of the Latin rite.In Rome by 1813, May devotions were held in as many as twenty churches. From Italy, May devotions soon spread to France. In Belgium, the May devotions, at least as a private devotion, were already known by 1803. The tradition of honoring Mary in a month-long May devotion spread eventually around the Roman Catholic world in the 19th century together with a month-long devotion to Jesus in June and the Rosary in October.
The May Pole
A maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance often takes place.The festivals may occur on May Day (May 1st) or Pentecost (Whitsun), although in some countries it is instead erected at Midsummer. In some cases the maypole is a permanent feature that is only utilised during the festival, although in other cases it is erected specifically for the purpose before being taken down again.
Primarily found within the nations of Germanic Europe and the neighbouring areas which they have influenced, its origins remain unknown, although it has been speculated that it originally had some importance in the Germanic paganism of Iron Age and early Medieval cultures, and that the tradition survived Christianisation, albeit losing any original meaning that it had. It has been a recorded practice in many parts of Europe throughout the Medieval and Early Modern periods, although it became less popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, the tradition is still observed in some parts of Europe and among European communities in North America. The symbolism of the maypole has been continuously debated by folklorists for centuries, although no definitive answer has been found. Some scholars classify maypoles as symbols of the world axis (axis mundi). The fact that they were found primarily in areas of Germanic Europe, where, prior to Christianisation, Germanic paganism was followed in various forms, has led to speculation that the maypoles were in some way a continuation of a Germanic pagan tradition. One theory holds that they were a remnant of the Germanic reverence for sacred trees, as there is evidence for various sacred trees and wooden pillars that were venerated by the pagans across much of Germanic Europe, including Thor's Oak and the Irminsul. It is also known that, in Norse paganism, cosmological views held that the universe was a world tree, known as Yggdrasil. There is therefore speculation that the maypole was in some way a continuance of this tradition.
Below is the May Pole Dance Enjoy
CHANGE OF NAME AND STATUS
THE TRADITIONAL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
THE SOCIETY OF ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA de LIGUORI
Directed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, I, The Most Reverend Sherman Randall John Pius Mosley, Prime Bishop and Superior General, do hereby, by an act of the Synod of Bishops, did meet on, Friday, July 7, 2017, being the Feast of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Confessors and being the year Two Thousand and
Seventeen, at which time we approved the name change in order to avoid forming a new sect or conventical, for we are one church and part of that mystical body being the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church whose general ate is located in the United States of America and throughout the World, has for its vocation to bring together
secular priests and put them at the service of the bishop and for the formation and sanctification of priests and future priests, ordained for the service of our mission chapels, parishes and priories.In accord with the decrees of the 1917 Code of Canon Law concerning Religious Institutes and Societies we have produced a text for our constitutions. It was on the Sixth day of July, 2017, at a meeting of the Synod of Bishops called for said purpose to
determine the future of our church, We presented these constitutions to the Synod for their review and approval. The Society does not have the canonical approval of the official church at this time because of the present crisis within the official church. The severe crisis in the Mother Church has caused her to depart from the traditional
Catholic teachings and she has embraced False Ecumenism, False Interreligious Dialogue, Christian Liberty and the abuse of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We as traditional Catholics will uphold the 1917 Code of Canon Law regarding Supplied Jurisdiction, which gives bishops the right to administer the sacraments to the faithful
who ask for them. It is the church that supplies the jurisdiction ( ecclesia supplet) (1917 Code of Canon Law: Canon 209;878; 882; 2252; 2252 )in order to protect the church from wolves in sheep's clothing, to preserve the traditions of the church and primarily, the immemorial Mass known to us as the Tridentine Mass, of which Pope Pius V of blessed memory, codified in the Bull Quo Primum Tempore of 1570 AD, at Rome.
We have no power to change this Mass nor do We wish to abrogate the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. We intend to uphold this church and all of its teachings prior to the Second Vatican Council, not out of nostalgia but because they have been tried and worthy of all acceptation. Thus we will not uphold any teachings of the modernist church which has caused irreparable damage to the faith.To defend our cause at this time, we quote the Church Fathers concerning the present church crisis and how we ought to conduct ourselves in the House of God, the Pillar and Ground of Truth ............ .II Of ten, too, divine providence permits even good men to be driven from the congregation of Christ by the turbulent seditions of carnal men. When for the sake of the peace of the Church they patiently endure that insult or injury, and attempt no novelties in the way of heresy or schism, they will teach men how God is to be served with a true disposition and with great and sincere charity. The intention of such men is to return when the tumult has subsided. But if that is not permitted because the storm continues or because a fiercer onemight be stirred up by their return, they hold fast to their purpose to look to the good even of those responsible for the tumults and commotions that drove them out. They form no separate conventicles of their own, but defend to the death and assist by their testimony the faith which they know is preached in the Catholic Church. These the Father who seeth in secret crowns secretly. It appears that this is a rare kind of Christian, but examples are not lacking. Indeed, there are more than can be believed. So divine providence uses all kinds of men as examples for the oversight of souls and for the building up of his spiritual people. St. Athanasius says, May God console you! ... What saddens you ... is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises - but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in the struggle - the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith? True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way ... "Y ou are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis. No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved Brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day."Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray. Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ." (Letter of St. Athanasius to his Flock)
When the fire has died down in Rome and the present crisis of modernism and heresy has ceased and we are able to return to the Mother Church, if God permits us to return, We will present our Constitution to the Sacred Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes. Until then, We must remain faithful to the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church outside of which there is no salvation. It is the present crisis which keeps us
from that unity.The only attitude of faithfulness to the Church and Catholic doctrine, in view of our
salvation, is a categorical refusal to accept this reformation of this new church. This reformation, born of liberalism and modernism, is poison through and through; it derives from heresy and ends in heresy, even if all of its acts are not formally heretical. It is therefore impossible for any conscientious and faithful catholic to espouse this reformation or to submit to it in any way whatsoever. That is why, without any spirit of rebellion, bitterness or resentment, we pursue our work as traditionalists forming priests with the timeless magisterium as our guide.
I, Sherman Randall John Pius Mosley, a Successor of the Apostles, duly consecrated a bishop in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, on August 15, 2003 ( by duly consecrated bishops of Our Lord's Church, whose Apostolic Succession descends from the See of Utrecht, being the Old Roman Catholic Church), approve the present Constitution and change of our Status from a separate church, named, The Traditional Roman Catholic Church, to a Society and Fraternity. Having had the opportunity to meditate upon so weighty a decision, on that same authority, We approve the change of name to, the Society of St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori Traditional Catholics under the authority of the Superior General and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori. We wait patiently for the day when We can present our cause to the Holy See for Apostolic approval. Until then, we are approved by this Our Authority.This decree will be given to every bishop, priest and to the laity, to be read out in all of our missions, parishes, chapels, priories and seminary. This decree will be in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese and will be placed in the Archives of the Society and Fraternity on the condition that everything required by the law is observed.
It is the responsibility of every bishop, priest, seminarians, as well as the laity, to read the constitution and the life of St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori, and to speak of themselves public ally as members of the Society, Traditional Catholics. All documents will be provided to you. The names of each Parish, Mission, Chapel, Oratory will
remain the same, however, the name, of the Society is to be added officially and noted in the civil registrations of your respective regions. (Please refer to the sample provided.) We wish to express that through faithful observance of these Constitutions, the Bishops and Priests of the Society of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, will be more and more suited according to the desire of Us, and the holiness of St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists and Bishop of the Lord's Church whose example is worthy of imitation.We hope to see the renewal of the Church through instructing many priests in the
proper ecclesiastical spirit of the ancient Church, who will go out and give service to God wherever it will please Him to call them. We wish to do a service to God and render our service to the Church.
Given at this Ecclesiastical Province of which Our Seat is situated for the Clergy and
Faithful in the United States of America on the Feast of Saint John Vianney, being the
Eighth day of August, Two thousand and seventeen
We are happy to Announce our New Church
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All Liturgical renovations are under the direction
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Our New Parish Hall
Our New Stations Of The Cross
From the Desk of the Superior General
The Society of St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Your Excellency’s, Reverend Fathers, Clergy, Seminarians, Religious Sisters, my sons and daughters.
Today we set out on the spiritual journey of Lent. This is a season of prayers, penance and charity.
In a short while, through the imposition of ashes on our heads, we will remember that our life is brief. We are just ashes and dust — and to dust we will return. Through this imposition of ashes, we will remember that we are sinners — in need of repentance.Our Lenten journey is a journey of conversion. And the beauty of this journey is that we do not travel alone. We go together, as children of God, as the Church. And we go with Jesus Christ, our Brother and our Savior. Jesus spent 40 days in the desert wilderness. And today we join him. So today we share in his sacrifices, his sufferings. As Jesus did — we deny ourselves; we fast, we pray, we give to others. We do this, my dear brothers and sisters, so that we can share in his holiness. This is the goal of our lives. This is why God made us. Not to be dust. Not to be sinners. God wants us to be great! We are called to the holiness of God, to a share in his own holiness.So, during this Lent, let us journey with Jesus.With Jesus, let us make time to pray again. To fast as Jesus teaches us today in the Gospel. To fast and even pray in secret. Just you and God talking, heart to heart. Speaking personally to God, but also listening for his voice, listening for his commands.
Fasting is practiced for a threefold purpose. First in order to bridle the lusts of the flesh, wherefore the apostle says (2Cor.VI, 5),” In fasting, in Chasity,” because through fasting chastity is preserved. Secondly, we have recourse to fasting in order that the mind may rise more freely to the things of the Lord. St. Paul “says, set your affections on things above” Colossians 3:2. Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of charity. Fasting is useful for the removal and prevention of sin and for raising the mind to spiritual things. And everyone is bound by the natural dictates of reason to practical fasting as far as it is necessary for the aforesaid purposes. My dear clergy, religious, and lay faithful please observe the Church’s rule on fasting, and do so with a glad heart, and watch the good God bless you in all your work and labor during this Lent, let’s try to learn to fast again. To make those little acts of self-denial. Not worrying so much about our own comfort, about our own little things. But being able to give up whatever we think that we can. Even in practical things as what we eat or we drink. But most importantly in the way that we give ourselves to others, as I said before.With Jesus, let us learn again during this Lent how to give to others. Let’s try to pay more attention to the people in our lives. Let’s try to open our hearts. To give ourselves to those around us — without holding anything back. Without being so selfish. Without thinking always about our own interests. During this Lent, let us ask God to give us all a new heart, a new spirit, a new life! That comes from a real conversion of heart, that is what Lent is all about.
So, during this Lent, please accompany me, and accompany the whole Church, offering prayers and sacrifices for each member of the church, whether they be clergy or lay faithful during our Lenten journey. And let us pray for the holiness and renewal of the Society of St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. It is a beautiful time, Lent. It is one of the strong times of the liturgy of the Church and it is an extraordinary moment in the life of the Church. During this year of Faith as we try to renew and strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ. What a better way to spend this Lent but walking with Jesus in this beautiful journey – these 40 days as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Let us ask the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Church to accompany us on our Lenten journey and to show us how to be true followers of Jesus Christ.
Guidelines For Traditional Penitential Practices
Here are the traditional rules of fast and abstinence as observed per the 1962 liturgical calendar and outlined in Canons 1250-1254 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law. Who was bound to observe these laws? The law of abstinence bound all Catholics, beginning on the day after their 7th birthday.The law of fasting bound all Catholics, beginning on the day after their 21st birthday and ending at the midnight which completed their 59th birthday. [Note: The USA's particular law has lowered the obligatory fasting age to 18.] What was forbidden and allowed to be eaten?The law of abstinence forbade the eating of flesh meat and of broth made of meat, but did not exclude the use of eggs, dairy products, or seasonings made from the fat of animals.The law of fasting prescribed that only one full meal a day was taken with two smaller meals that did not equal the main one. As to the kind of food and the amount that might be taken, the approved customs of the place were to be observed. It was not forbidden to eat both flesh meat and fish at the same meal, nor to interchange the midday and evening meals. In the Universal Church Abstinence was obligatory on all Fridays, except on Holy Days of Obligation outside of Lent. Fasting and complete abstinence were obligatory on the following days:
Ash Wednesday Fridays and Saturdays in Lent
Good Friday Holy Saturday (until midnight 1) Ember Days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)
Vigil of Pentecost and Vigil of Christmas
[NB: both the Vigils of the Immaculate Conception and All Saints were omitted from the 1962 calendar]
Partial abstinence Fasting and partial abstinence were obligatory on all other weekdays of Lent (i.e., Monday through Thursday—Friday was always complete abstinence); this meant that meat could be eaten at the principal meal on these days. Some further clarifications to universal laws There are few more distinctions to take into account fasting and abstaining when a usual fast day was in concurrence with a Sunday (always a non-fast day): Sundays throughout the year and Holy Days of Obligation outside of Lent cancelled the fasting and/or abstinence of any penitential day which coincided. If a fast-day Vigil fell on Sunday, the fasting and abstinence associated with the Vigil were not anticipated on the Saturday, but dropped altogether that year.
Particular rules observed in the USA
On January 28, 1949, the United States bishops issued a statement modifying the regulations of fasting and abstinence in America (thus differing slightly from the universal laws) after receiving a ruling from the Sacred Congregation of the Council. Fasting and partial abstinence was obligatory on the following days:
Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays
Vigil of Pentecost all other weekdays of Lent including Saturdays
Liquids, including milk and fruit juices, might be taken at any time on a day of fast, but “other works of charity, piety, and prayer for the pope should be substituted” to compensate for this relaxation.
In 1931, Pope Pius XII gave an indult to the American bishops allowing them to dispense with Abstinence on any penitential day that was a civic holiday and on the Friday that followed Thanksgiving Day. (Canon Law Digest, vol. 1.) The United States bishops had the faculties to dispense the faithful from the obligation to fast and abstain on penitential days that fell on civic holidays.Holy Days of Obligation in the USA is a day on which we are bound to hear Mass and to abstain from servile works. In the USA, the Holy Days of Obligation are:
Octave Day of the Nativity ( January 1)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15)
Feast of All Saints (November 1)
Immaculate Conception (December 8)
Christmas Day (December 25)
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
The Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
Joyful Mysteries Sorrowful Mysteries Glorious Mysteries
Joyful Mysteries-Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from Advent until the start of Lent.
Sorrowful Mysteries-Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays during Lent
Glorious Mysteries- Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday’s from Easter to Advent
I. The Annunciation
II. The Visitation
III. The Nativity
IV. The Presentation
V. The Finding Jesus in the Temple
I. The Agony in the Garden
II. The Scourging
III. The Crowning with Thorns
IV. The Carrying of the Cross
V. The Crucifixion
I. The Resurrection
II. The Ascension
III. The Descent of the Holy Ghost
IV. The Assumption
V. The Crowning of Mary
HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY
1. State or mentally form any intentions, Kiss the Crucifix, Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostles' Creed.
2. Say the Our Father (Pater Noster).
3. Say an Ave (Hail Mary) on each of the three beads.
Large, beads: Say a Gloria (Glory Be), Say the Fatima Prayer, Announce the relevant Mystery and then say an Our Father.
Small black beads: Say an Ave, one on each bead, while meditating on the relevant Mystery of the set of Mysteries you've chosen (Joyful, sorrowful, or Glorious) -- one Mystery for each set of ten Ave beads.
End with: Hail, Holy Queen
The Joyful Mysteries:
The Annunciation: Luke 1:31-32
The Annunciation of of Gabriel to Mary that she would be the mother of God.
The Visitation: Luke 1:42 -45
While visiting her cousin Elizabeth, she declares Mary “blessed among women”.
The Nativity: Luke 2:6-7
Mary gave birth to Jesus, wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
The Presentation: Luke 2:22-24
After Mary’s purification, Joseph and Mary presented Jesus to the Lord in Jerusalem.
The Finding in the Temple: Luke 2:46-47
Thinking He was lost, Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the temple with the teachers.
The Sorrowful Mysteries:
The Agony in the Garden: Mat 26:36-39
Jesus asks the Father to let this cup pass and He sweats drops of blood.
The Scourging at the Pillar: Mat 27:25-26
Jesus is flogged at the pillar, given 40 lashes minus one.
The Crowning with Thorns: Mat 27:28-29
Jesus crowned with a crown made of thorns by the roman soldiers.
The Carrying the Cross: John 19:12-18
Jesus is made to carry His own cross to Calvary.
The Crucifixion & Death: Luke 23:45-46
Jesus is nailed to a cross for our sins.
The Glorious Mysteries:
The Resurrection of Our Lord: Mat 28:5-6
Jesus is resurrected, He is not in the tomb when it is opened.
The Ascension into Heaven: Luke 24:50-51
Jesus ascends into Heaven and the Apostles are amazed.
The Descent of the Holy Ghost: Acts 2:34
Jesus sends the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles.
The Assumption of Mary: Hebrews 11:5
Mary is assumed into Heaven, like Enoch who did not see death because of his Faith.
The Coronation of Mary: Apocalypse 11:19-12:1
Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. Scripture
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6:30 a.m. Mass
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Low Mass Church Sanctuary, Hammonton New Jersey
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Holy Hour & Benediction 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Church Sanctuary, Hammonton New Jersey
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2017-2018 CCD /CATECHISM INSTRUCTORS AND CLASS LOCATIONS:
- Marba Davis: Pre-K/Kindergarten (Class Location: 18 Central Avenue-Parish Hall)
- Patricia DeBerry First-Fifth Grade (Class Location: 18 Central Parish Hall)
- Sandra Cooper: Sixth-Eighth Grade ( Class Location: 18 Central Avenue-Parish Hall)
- Natalie Weaver: Ninth -12 Grade & Up to Age 20 Years
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ALL ADULT CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH REAR SANCTUARY 300 Peach Street
- Violet Lamb Adult Age 21 Years-68 Years (Last Name A-Z
- Deacon Cyril Forcer Senior Adult-Age 69 +Years + (Last Name A-L)
- Deacon Paul Hood- Senior Adult 69 + Years (M-Z)
- Fr. Deacon Treymayne Catechist /Substitute Instructor
**SCHEDULE OF CCD CLASESS ON EACH SUNDAY
- Every Sunday from Sunday, September 10, 2017-June 24, 2018 (refer to the Church Liturgical Calendar for any High Holy Days, such as Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, on which Sundays no CCD Classes will be held.
The Class Time will be 9:30 AM-10:30AM.
To Start with Devotions: Opening Song, Scripture, Prayer, Pledge to the American Flag, Bible Pledge and TCC Pledge. After the Devotionals are completed, all will disperse to respective classes.
What We Believe
The "Professio fidei Tridentina", also known as the "Creed of Pope Pius IV", is one of the four authoritative Creeds of the Catholic Church. It was issued on November 13, 1565 by Pope Pius IV in his bull "Iniunctum nobis" under the auspices of the Council of Trent (1545 - 1563). It was subsequently modified slightly after the First Vatican Council (1869 - 1870) to bring it inline with the dogmatic definitions of the Council. The major intent of the Creed was to clearly define the Catholic faith against Protestantism. At one time it was used by Theologians as an oath of loyalty to the Church and to reconcile converts to the Church, but it is rarely used these days. We do not accept the teachings and beliefs of the Old Roman Catholic Church thus we are not Old Catholic, we are The Traditional Roman Catholic Church, we believe and profess what Our Lord taught and the Apostles believed, based on the three pillars of the Church. Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the Magisterium. Unlike many Traditionalist groups we do not engaged in debates, or arguments concerning Validity of Orders. Such arguments cause further wounds to the body of Christ and are not conducive to the practice of the true religion.
Thus this is what we believe and profess:
I, N, with a firm faith believe and profess each and everything which is contained in the Creed which the Holy Roman Church maketh use of. To wit:
I believe in one God, The Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only-begotten Son of God. Born of the Father before all ages. God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God. Begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father. By whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary: and was made man. He was also crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried. And on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, and who spoke through the prophets. And one holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Apostolic and Ecclesiastical traditions and all other observances and constitutions of that same Church I firmly admit to and embrace. I also accept the Holy Scripture according to that sense which holy mother the Church hath held, and doth hold, and to whom it belongeth to judge the true sense and interpretations of the Scriptures. Neither will I ever take and interpret them otherwise than according to the unanimous consent of the Fathers.
I also profess that there are truly and properly Seven Sacraments of the New Law, instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord, and necessary for the salvation of mankind, though not all are necessary for everyone; to wit, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, and Matrimony; and that they confer grace; and that of these, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders cannot be repeated without sacrilege. I also receive and admit the accepted and approved ceremonies of the Catholic Church in the solemn administration of the aforesaid sacraments. I embrace and accept each and everything which has been defined and declared in the holy Council of Trent concerning original sin and justification.
I profess, likewise, that in the Mass there is offered to God a true, proper, and propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead; and that in the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist there is truly, really, and substantially, the Body and Blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ; and that a conversion takes place of the whole substance of the bread into the Body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the Blood, which conversion the Catholic Church calls Transubstantiation. I also confess that under either species alone Christ is received whole and entire, and a true sacrament.
I steadfastly hold that there is a Purgatory, and that the souls therein detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful. Likewise, that the saints, reigning together with Christ, are to be honored and invoked, and that they offer prayers to God for us, and that their relics are to be venerated. I most firmly assert that the images of Christ, of the Mother of God, ever virgin, and also of other Saints, ought to be kept and retained, and that due honor and veneration is to be given them.
I also affirm that the power of indulgences was left by Christ in the Church, and that the use of them is most wholesome to Christian people. I acknowledge the Holy Catholic Apostolic Roman Church as the mother and teacher of all churches; and I promise true obedience to the Bishop of Rome, successor to St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and Vicar of Jesus Christ.
I likewise undoubtedly receive and profess all other things delivered, defined, and declared by the sacred Canons, and general Councils, and particularly by the holy Council of Trent, and by the ecumenical Council of the Vatican, particularly concerning the primacy of the Roman Pontiff and his infallible teaching. I condemn, reject, and anathematize all things contrary thereto, and all heresies which the Church hath condemned, rejected, and anathematized. This true Catholic faith, outside of which no one can be saved, which I now freely profess and to which I truly adhere, I do so profess and swear to maintain inviolate and with firm constancy with the help of God until the last breath of life. And I shall strive, as far as possible, that this same faith shall be held, taught, and professed by all those over whom I have charge. I N. do so pledge, promise, and swear, so help me God and these Holy Gospels of God.
This is what believe and this is what we profess so help us God
A Quote from St. Athanasius
The Traditional Roman Catholic Church is a body of Christians committed to the Person of Jesus Christ and His teachings. We are a historical part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. We are a Traditional Catholic Church, defending the Sacred Traditions as passed on by the Apostles, the Church Fathers, and the Councils, prior to Vatican II. We welcome you to become a part of our tradition. We are committed to loving parishes, missions, and chapels throughout the world as guided by the Holy Ghost. We are also committed to training and forming men to be sacred priests. St. Athanasius says, "May God console you! ... What saddens you ... is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises – but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in the struggle – the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith? True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way ... "You are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis. No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved Brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day. "Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray. Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ."
(Letter of St. Athanasius to his Flock)
A Quote from St. Augustine
And on this point the reader may benefit from the judgment of Saint Augustine: “Often, too, divine providence permits even good men to be driven from the congregation of Christ by the turbulent seditions of carnal men. When for the sake of the peace of the Church they patiently endure that insult or injury, and attempt no novelties in the way of heresy or schism, they will teach men how God is to be served with a true disposition and with great and sincere charity. The intention of such men is to return when the tumult has subsided. But if that is not permitted because the storm continues or because a fiercer one might be stirred up by their return, they hold fast to their purpose to look to the good even of those responsible for the tumults and commotions that drove them out. They form no separate conventicles of their own, but defend to the death and assist by their testimony the faith which they know is preached in the Catholic Church. These the Father who seeth in secret crowns secretly. It appears that this is a rare kind of Christian, but examples are not lacking. Indeed, there are more than can be believed. So divine providence uses all kinds of men as examples for the oversight of souls and for the building up of his spiritual people.”
(De vera religione, in Augustine: Earlier Writings, translated by John H. S. Burleigh [Philadelphia: TheWestminster Press, 1953], 231.)
TRADITIONAL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
DECREE OF SOLEMN ANNOUNCEMENT
OF MOVABLE FEAST DAYS ON EPIPHANY
TRCC JAN 06 DECREE
January 6, 2018
Know ye, beloved brethren, that as by God's favor we rejoiced in The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so, too, we announce to you the glad tidings on the Resurrection of our Savior.
The Sunday of Septuagesima will fall on January 28, 2018, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the most holy Lenten fast on February 14, 2018. On April 1, 2018, you shall celebrate with greatest joy the holy Pasch (Easter) of our Lord's Resurrection.
The Ascension of our Lord, Jesus Christ will occur on May 10, 2018, The Feast of Pentecost on May 20, 2018. The Feast of Corpus Christi on May 31, 2018. December 2, 2018 will usher in the Advent of our Lord, Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory and honor eternally.
Shermanus Randallus Pius Moslei,D.D.,
Prime Bishop of the Traditional Roman Catholic
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