Sunday, July 25, 2004

St Pius X, Boston

Parish refuses to go gently:

"St. Pius is Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley's kind of church."
But not even that will save a Church! Has the Diocese already made a list for the next round of closures?

English priest to celebrate Latin Mass in St Peter's

Yes, the same priest whose Mass is confined to a basketball court in Oxford!

Latin Mass in the West Oxford Community Centre

Churches closing everywhere but this bishop only allows the Mass in a basketball court. Part of the wide and generous permission for the Latin Mass demanded by the Holy Father of the Bishops. This Bishop is simply ignoring the Pope's express wish.

More recent news from Edmonton

St Francis Church to close: "You have something very special which, when it is gone, can never be replaced. "

Flashback 2001-- Immaculate Heart, Edmonton, Canada closes its doors

and its valuables divided between surviving parishes
See also
"The archbishop presented the chalice, the Stations of the Cross and the Book of the Gospels to three parishioners so they can present them to St. Anthony. The altar vestments will be used at the Marian Centre, the statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be sent to Ephphatha House and the original altar cloths will be returned to the Sisters of the Precious Blood.

Following the singing of the final hymn, many parishioners came forward to kiss the altar or to offer a bow as a final gesture of leave-taking. Others posed for photos in front of the statues to take a final memory with them.

Rosalia Gail, who attended the Latin Mass at Immaculate Heart, sat alone at the back of the church looking numb.

'This is wrong,' she told the WCR. 'The archdiocese has no right to close this church. This is the people's real estate. The people paid for it and no one has the right to take it away from them.' "

They first closed the schools and then the parish- and couldn't wait to finish with the Latin Mass. The priest's words appeased the Diocese by saying how modern everything was realy, and this was the reward the parish received. Kind words and excuses were offered.

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus

in the month of July, dedicated to the Most Precious Blood.

My house shall be called a house of prayer

...but the Douai Charterhouse has been converted into a museum.

Church of St James the Great

Please pray for this Church on the day of its patronal festival