We will be having devotions in honor of St. Philomena this Sunday immediately after the 9:30 AM Tridentine Mass. We will have prayers in honor of the saint followed by veneration of the relic.
The Tridentine Community has been holding devotions in honor of St. Philomena since August of 2005. We hold these devotions twice a year, once in January in honor of her birthday and once in August to remember her martyrdom and her historical feast day. You are all invited to join us for these devotions.
In order to encourage devotion to St. Philomena and also to inform others about her, we present the following videos. One video gives a brief synopsis of the saint. The other video is a preview of a Bob and Penny Lord documentary on St. Philomena. If you want to see the whole film you should purchase the DVD.
ST. JOSAPHAT’S NATIVITY SCENE
MASS ON JAN. 1: THE OCTAVE DAY OF CHRISTMAS (CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD)
The Our Father, Hail Mary and Apostle’s Creed were recited together with the Archbishop at the end of the service. The liturgy closed with the singing of the Church’s hymn of thanksgiving, the Te Deum.
THE SOCIAL HOUR
This concludes our series of photos from our Tridentine Confirmations. We want to thank Archbishop Vigneron and his secretary, Fr. Fox for coming and celebrating this Sacrament with us. We also want to once more extend best wishes to our Confirmandi.
May God bless you all.
First of all, we want to extend special New Year greetings to all those visiting our blog. May God bless all of you this coming year.
During the Mass for the Octave Day of Christmas (or The Circumcision of the Lord) we sang the Veni Creator so as to invoke the Holy Ghost to come and bless our New Year. This practice does carry a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions (Confession, Communion, prayers for the Holy Father, detachment from all sin etc..)
You can find the text in both English and Latin at the following link: http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Hymni/VeniCreator.html