25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

A CHILD is born to us, and a Son is given to us; Whose government is upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called the angel of great counsel.  Ps. 97, 1.  Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle; for He hath done great things.  Introit.  Third Mass on Christmas Day.

11 December 2011

Gaudete Sunday

GAUDETE in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete.
(REJOICE in the Lord always; again I say rejoice.)
Introit.  Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent.

Dear Friends & Members of the Knights of Columbus Woodlawn Council 2161 Traditional Latin Mass Guild,

Thank you for your support over the past year.  Through your prayers and generous assistance, we have been able to bring the ancient and immemorial Mass of the Roman Rite to St. Titus Church in Beaver County.  With your continued prayers & assistance, we look forward to an expanded program in 2012.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Blessed & Merry Christmas and a Happy & Holy New Year.

The Officers & Men of Woodlawn Council 2161

10 December 2011

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus [Updated]

Words of the Sacred Heart
"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of Heart; and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy, and My burden light."  (Mt. 11:28-30)

Beginning 3 February 2012, St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, 1001 Clinton Street, Aliquippa, PA 15001, will host First Friday devotions to the Sacred Heart, to include 6:30 PM Confession and 7:00 PM Divine Liturgy.  UPDATE: These devotions have been discontinued at St. George Church.  Effective January 2019, First Friday Mass & devotions will be held at St. Titus Church.  See here for details.

Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary
1.  "I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life."
2.  "I will give peace in their families."
3.  "I will console them in all their troubles."
4.  "They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of death."
5.  "I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings."
6.  "Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy."
7.  "Tepid souls shall become fervent."
8.  "Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection."
9.  "I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored."
10.  "I will give priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts."
11.  "Those who propagate this devotion shall have their name written in My Heart, and it shall never be effaced."
12.  "The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My Heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.

Cor Jesu sacratissimum, miserere nobis.  (Most sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!)