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Feast of Saint Philomena 2013 Photos

This year’s celebration of St. Philomena was observed on Sunday, August 11. Our celebrant was Fr. John Bustamante from Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit, MI.

SAM_0218 Fr. Bustamante blesses the faithful with a relic of the saint. SAM_0219 SAM_0223 Relic VenerationSAM_0227 SAM_0228 SAM_0234

I would like mention that the Archconfraternity of St. Philomena has started a worldwide petition drive to have St. Philomena’s feast re-instated in the Liturgical Calendar.

A copy of this petition may be found here for you print and sign:

More information on this campaign and other St. Philomena related news may be found at this link:

Pontifical Baptism in the Extraordinary Form Photos

The following photos are from our recent Pontifical Baptism in the Extraordinary Form. The celebrant was Bishop Francis Reiss, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit. This is the first time that a bishop has celebrated Baptism according to the Old Rite since the liturgical reforms.
daniel baptism-3For the first part of the Baptism, the Bishop is vested in purple. This is the portion where Exorcisms are performed and various other rites and prayers before the actual Baptism.daniel baptism-5daniel baptism-8daniel baptism-9daniel baptism-12

The bishop changes from the purple vestments into the white or gold vestments for the Baptism of the child.daniel baptism-23daniel baptism-24daniel baptism-25daniel baptism-26daniel baptism-32daniel baptism-39