Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Traditional Latin Mass in Salem: June 1st, 7am

Starting June 1st and the first Sunday of each month,  Saint Joseph's Church in Salem will be having the Traditional Latin Mass.

The Mass is a Missa Cantata, which is a sung Mass.   

It will be at the 7:00 am mass and it's a great way to start the day. 

If you have a Latin missal of your own please bring it.  There will be some available for your use if needed.

This is a great way to learn about the beauty of this mass and learn more about our Faith.

All are welcome. 

 G.K Chesterton responded to the idea that Latin is a "dead" language: "Every living language is a dying language, even if it does not die. Parts of it are perpetually perishing or changing their sense; there is only one escape from that flux; and a language must die to be immortal."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Spiritual War is On: Archbishop Sample Consecrates Archdiocese to 'Our Lady of Fatima": Sat. June 28th 2 pm

Catholic Sentinel May 13, 2014

On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, and two days after Mother’s Day, Archbishop Alexander Sample announced that he will consecrate the Archdiocese of Portland to the Blessed Mother under the title of the “Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima.”

Inspired by Pope Francis, who consecrated the world
to Our Lady of Fatima last October, the archbishop wishes to entrust anew the entire archdiocese to Mary’s maternal protection.

The consecration will take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland Saturday, June 28, on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mass will begin at 2 p.m.

All people of good will are invited to join in the Mass and consecration. This consecration, along with a corresponding promotion of the First Saturday devotions, is part of a spiritual effort to help support marriages and families in the Archdiocese of Portland.

The new, National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima, which was blessed last October by Pope Francis, will be present for the Mass and consecration.

The original statue of Our Lady of Fatima arrives in procession for a Marian vigil led by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 12. The statue was brought from Portugal for a weekend of Marian events culminating in Pope Francis entrustin g the world to Mary. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)