Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Archdiocese of Portland's "Pride" Posts

St Philip Neri Joins in 2012 Catholic contingent too. 

"Gay Pride Parade": Part Two - Voice of Catholics Advocating Life
Jun 20, 2011
"Gay Pride Parade": Part Two. Dear Advocates for Life,. This Oregon Live article shows that Catholics are being represented, as usual, in the PDX Homosexual Parade on Father's Day. Oregon Live Article: St. Andrew's and ...

Jun 14, 2011
On Father's Day this year the Community of Welcoming Congregations are marching in the Pride NW Parade 2011 in slot number 27. There is also Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence making fun of Catholics openly and freely, ...

Aug 09, 2010
The "Gay Pride Parade" shows how degraded people have become not seeing it as it really is. This is a lifestyle of entrapment not from God. Things may seem too hard to overcome, but there is freedom through Christ and ...

VOCAL : Voice of Catholics Advocating Life: "barred from burial in ...
Jun 06, 2008
"barred from burial in blessed ground"/Archdpdx Marching in Gay Pride Parade, Again! Dear Catholic Advocates, Saturday, June 7th there will be the second scandalous "ordination" of a woman at Ecumencial Ministries of ...

Sep 10, 2008
The Archdiocese of Portland works with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) closely in the Legislature, with them in the Gay Pride Parade; and give these progressives credibility (being linked with the Catholic church) And ...

Archdiocese of Portland's faithful "Gay Pride" Contingent / Happy 9th Birthday VOCAL

On Father's Day,  this year's "gay pride" parade still had it's "Catholic" contingent.  At least they weren't mentioned in the parade line-up as they were in the past.  The Community of Welcoming Congregations which include confused Catholics and all the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon churches that we still belong to.  These churches allow the heretical so-called women priests services in Portland and Eugene.  The CMC is allowed on Catholic Church property to organize and meet.

There is good news: things are about to change with a new Archbishop.  In the next VOCAL post, there is is a list  regarding scandalous behavior flaunted in Oregon reported throughout the years.  If the new Archbishop is interested, he could get a good sense of some of our problems from them.

God Bless you all for your faithfulness and support of VOCAL for officially nine years now.  
The birth of St. John the Baptist, June 24th, is the anniversary. 
 St. John the Baptist is co-patron with St. John Chrysostom the two lungs of the Church, East and West. 

2012 NW Pride Parade Click for line up

Saint Andrew represents Archdiocese of Portland "Catholics"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

+Mark's Memorial Service

A west coast memorial service for our friend Mark Andreas will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday June 16th  at 10 a.m.

His eldest daughter Erin and her whole family welcome you to honor her dear dad.

(Mark wanted this Father's Day to be "special" he didn't have to go to such lengths to do it.)  His joy of awaiting us in the Heavenly Kingdom just came out.

We are sad at his passing and mourn for him, but also smile at the joy he has left.

"Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall all indeed rise again: but we shall not all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall rise again incorruptible. And we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption: and this mortal must put on immortality. And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? Now the sting of death is sin: and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable: always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."  I Corinthians 15:51-58

Saturday, June 9, 2012

+ Mark Andreas

Mark Andreas passed away after a short bout with Cancer on Friday, June 8th.  He was a strong man of God and will be greatly missed.   Mark was a dear friend of "VOCAL" for almost a decade, and sent cheers this way when Church error was exposed.  His dear wife Ruth and children were his greatest joy in life besides the Lord.  God bless you Mark, thanks for your dear friendship and faith in Christ to emulate.  Rest in Peace.
 Here is a message he sent through Facebook.  I know he wouldn't mind if I posted this.  It gives a flavor of this wonderful man.
"Greetings from Mark & Ruth Andreas in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It doesn't seem like we have been here for 6 years, but time flies. We have often thought of all the wonderful families we have known at Holy Rosary and the dear priests who have served there and at the Rosary Center. My own fondest memories will always be attending the 11:00 Mass and hearing the Men's Schola sing so beautifully.

I wondered into that parish in 1989 on December 8th on Our Lady's Feast day. I remember being fed up with my own parish priest who denied Purgatory and was confused on other points of the Faith. An older man I worked with attended there and recommended it to me, so I went to Noon Mass. I can still remember being overwhelmed by the beautiful hymns and then being able to kneel to receive Holy Communion. At the recessional hymn, Immaculate Mary, I began to weep in tears I can only describe as those of pure joy. I felt I was home! All I could do for a time was kneel back down after Mass and drink it in.

Now my problem was how to leave St. Peter's in Newberg. I went to see then auxiliary Bishop Waldschmidt to get permission to change parishes. He was very kind and said "Yes." And also "Those priest over there at Holy Rosary are solid in the Faith and they won't steer you wrong." So after 5 years on the Pastoral Council as chairman of education, I took my then 13 year old daughter Erin and left for Holy Rosary. Fr. Anthony and Fr. Emmerich where there at the time and shortly after, Fr. Bartholomew came. I think at the time There were six priests there including dear Fr. Duffner at the Rosary Center. 
What an Oasis Holy Rosary was for me and my Daughter Erin who now is Mrs Erin Rapp, and with her husband Jason and their six children still attend this dear parish. My parents weren't long to follow and last year even though my parents weren't able to attend for the last 5 years regularly to my Mother's failing health from Cancer, Fr. Anthony was there for them. My mother died and the funeral Mass was at St. Paul. Fr. Anthony offered to come and co-celebrate Mass with Fr. Moys there. What can I say to such friendship and love given to my family, but Thank you Fr. Anthony from our hearts. It meant so very much to my Father and the rest of my family to have him there and be with us.

I thank God for Holy Rosary, and vital role it has played in my life of my Wife Ruth who was a former Lutheran Pastor and a convert there, as well as my children and grandchildren. May her priests always remain attuned to the special "Charisma" that sets that parish apart in the faithfulness and fidelity of the parishioners there and may God always bless her now and in the troubled times that face our Church and Country.
God bless,
Mark Andreas
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Sioux Falls, SD.  to  Holy Rosary Church, Portland Oregon