Sunday, July 15, 2018

September 2018: TLM training in Rehoboth Beach for priests and transitional deacons


Priests and transitional deacons in good standing are invited to take part in training to offer the low traditional Latin Mass in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, from September 16-23, 2018.  

The training will take place in accommodations on the ocean block. Meals in common optional with access to a full kitchen. Limit 13 priests or transitional deacons. Low Mass celebrated mornings daily followed by a period of training. $25 refundable fee to reserve a spot. Make check to "Saint Francis de Sales Church" and mail to SFDS, PO Box 306, Benedict, MD 20612. After receipt further information will be provided with specifics on location and schedule. Email Father Kevin M. Cusick for reservations or for more information at mcitl.blogspot.com@gmail.com.

Benefactors who wish to support by donations for meals or other needs of participants are most welcome. Please make your check out and send as above with a note in regard to your intentions.

Thanks for prayer support as well.

(In photo: Father Cusick offering the traditional Latin Mass at the main altar showing results of the ongoing parish sanctuary beautification project.)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chicken broth on Good Friday?

"Abstinence laws consider that meat comes only from animals such as chickens, cows, sheep or pigs --- all of which live on land. Birds are also considered meat. Abstinence does not include meat juices and liquid foods made from meat.  Thus, such foods as chicken broth, consomme, soups cooked or flavored with meat, meat gravies or sauces, as well as seasonings or condiments made from animal fat are technically not forbidden.  However, moral theologians have traditionally taught that we should abstain from all animal-derived products (except foods such as gelatin, butter, cheese and eggs, which do not have any meat taste).  Fish are a different category of animal.  Salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, (cold-blooded animals) and shellfish are permitted."

Source USCCB

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Epiphany House Blessing: Christus Mansionem Benedicat

Mark the lintel with blessed chalk thus: 20 + C + M + B + 18 while saying:
The three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar followed the star of God’s Son who became human two thousand and fifteen years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. Amen.
Then offer the following prayer: "Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the gift of your love; and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen"

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