From time to time, we plan to post various YouTube videos here of Gregorian chant. These videos are recordings of our very own organist, Wassim Sarweh chanting various pieces of Gregorian chant.
The following videos are of the Pange Lingua and Tantum Ergo in Mode I
Although Lent and Divine Mercy Sunday have long passed, it is still important to remember that Confession is something which all the faithful should make frequent use of.
This video about the importance of Confession was shot at St. Josaphat. This video was produced by Dr. Ray Guarendi.
For more information about his videos visit: http://www.drraydvd.com
Today is Low Sunday also known as Divine Mercy Sunday.
The cluster’s celebration of Divine Mercy will take place at St. Joseph’s Church. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the 12 Noon Mass until 3:00 PM. Confessions will be heard from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. There will be Benediction at 3:00 PM followed by a 3:15 PM Latin Tridentine Mass with orchestra.
A plenary indulgence may be gained on this day. The following quotations are from the Apostolic Decree on Divine Mercy Sunday Indulgences.
“a plenary indulgence, granted under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff) to the faithful who, on the Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!”);
A partial indulgence, granted to the faithful who, at least with a contrite heart, pray to the merciful Lord Jesus a legitimately approved invocation.
For those who cannot go to church or the seriously ill
In addition, sailors working on the vast expanse of the sea; the countless brothers and sisters, whom the disasters of war, political events, local violence and other such causes have been driven out of their homeland; the sick and those who nurse them, and all who for a just cause cannot leave their homes or who carry out an activity for the community which cannot be postponed, may obtain a plenary indulgence on Divine Mercy Sunday, if totally detesting any sin, as has been said before, and with the intention of fulfilling as soon as possible the three usual conditions, will recite the Our Father and the Creed before a devout image of Our Merciful Lord Jesus and, in addition, pray a devout invocation to the Merciful Lord Jesus (e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you).
If it is impossible that people do even this, on the same day they may obtain the Plenary Indulgence if with a spiritual intention they are united with those carrying out the prescribed practice for obtaining the Indulgence in the usual way and offer to the Merciful Lord a prayer and the sufferings of their illness and the difficulties of their lives, with the resolution to accomplish as soon as possible the three conditions prescribed to obtain the plenary indulgence. “
To read the whole decree visit:
To learn more about the Divine Mercy Devotion visit: http://thedivinemercy.org/
The following photos are from the 9:30 AM Easter Sunday Mass.
The following photos are from the first Easter Vigil in many many years at St. Josaphat according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
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The following are some photos from our first Tridentine Holy Thursday Mass at St. Josaphat. Some of you may remember a Holy Thursday Mass being held at St. Josaphat last year, however, that was done in Latin according to the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
The following photos include photos by William Yap and Paul Schultz. This is the final photo post for our series on the Tridentine Mass at the Shrine.
Indeed this was a very historic event in the history of the Shrine. We hope that many profited spiritually from the graces offered by God on that day. We invite you to post your personal comments about the Shrine Mass in our comments section.
Shrine Mass Instructive to Many
From the Tridentine Community News 3/22/2009
This past Wednesday, March 18, Royal Oak’s National Shrine of the Little Flower held an historic Solemn High Tridentine Mass as part of their Lenten Wednesday Liturgy series. Readers of this column who attended the Mass felt quite at home: Msgr. George Browne, Deacon Richard Bloomfield, and Fr. Peter Hrytsyk were at the altar, assisted by a joint group of St. Josaphat and Assumption-Windsor’s altar servers and choir members
Over 500 people attended, attracted in part, no doubt, by the article that Shrine pastor Msgr. William Easton wrote in the March 15 edition of their parish bulletin, available on-line at: http://www.shrinechurch.com.
Fifteen Red Missals were sold, and the choir received several compliments, both encouraging signs of newfound interest in the Traditional Liturgy.A story and additional photos were posted on The New Liturgical Movement blog, at: www.newliturgicalmovement.org, and positive reactions were posted on Catholic Answers’ Forum. It was an honor for our communities to be invited to participate in such an event.
Well, here are more photos from Shrine.