Monthly Archives: December 2008


Which an’ I’m carving a rib roast, ain’t I.

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Here is a tree. An 11′ Frasier Fir.

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Very cool

This is very cool…. I have found that I can have more than one stream ready to stream and then toggle back and forth between them! I have a stream running on an antiquated ‘puter in the chapel and one … Continue reading

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Wintery Sabine scenes

A couple shots from my phone on the way back from Mass this morning. We have a white Christmas!

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WDTPRS – COLLECT 2nd Mass of Christmas (1962MR)

Originally, the second Mass of Christmas went together with Lauds.  The antiphons of Lauds form a kind of call and response, or question and answer cant about the experience of the shepherds coming to find the Christ Child.  Sometimes the … Continue reading

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The sounds of Christmas silence

Yeah… well.. this is a bit more practical, I’m afraid. Over the last few days I have had some problems with my big computer’s sound card. Tonight it totally crashed. I had to do a system restore and… … it … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Midnight Mass (1962MR)

Christmas has three Masses, at night, at dawn and in the day. Let us use the Mass in nocte or “Midnight Mass”. Using the texts of the orations, let’s drill into our “Midnight Mass” in the Extraordinary Use of the … Continue reading

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Ustream test

I was able to fix the problem with the browser crashing everytime I tried to open the Ustream main page or any video. If I can fix this also on my old laptop in the chapel then we’ll be in … Continue reading

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A snowed under Midnight Mass?

I am pretty nearly completely snowed in right now.  Some plowing, even this evening, will help.  But I must wait for tomorrow morning to get out of here, I think. Sooo… Perhaps I’ll say a Midnight Mass … on the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and thanks from Fr. Z

So many of you have enriched my life by participating here during the last year. Thank you. I will say one of my three Christmas Masses for all those who have been benefactors through donations or who have sent me … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Vigil of Christmas (2002 Missale Romanum)

We have come to the Vigil of Christmas.  This is celebrated in the evening of Christmas Eve.  It is not the Midnight Mass, or Missa in nocte.  This Mass fulfills your obligation. Let us look rapidly at the three prayers … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 24 December – COLLECT (2002MR)

The Collect for today’s Mass in the 2002MR, the last of Advent, brings us to the very threshold of the humble place where the Lord was born. COLLECT (2002MR):Festina, quaesumus, ne tardaveris, Domine Iesu,ut adventus tui consolationibus subleventur,qui in tua … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to visit the Holy Land

His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, confirmed today that Pope Benedict XVI will visit the Holy Land in May 2009. 

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Huzzah! A wonderful thing just happened!

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South Africa TLM news – Port Elizabeth – 1 January

From a reader: Thanks again for mentioning the TL Masses at the Cathedral in Johannesburg. I now have good news from another South African city, Port Elizabeth.  Would you consider posting this as well. "I am very happy to say that … Continue reading

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