Prayer Request – Theft of Blessed Sacrament

In the Anderson, South Carolina Independent Mail.

Police investigating break-in at Anderson church

ANDERSON — Anderson police are investigating a break-in at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Anderson.

A church member went to St. Mary to unlock it around 6:35 a.m. today and found damage to a window.

A window was broken and some cabinet doors were damaged. Desk drawers had been opened and items strewn around the space.

The office of Father Aubrey McNeil, pastor of the church, was broken into, and the key to the church tabernacle taken, officials said.

Bread used in communion and distributed at Mass was taken from the tabernacle, but it does not appear that anything else was, officials said.

Mass cannot take place at the church until officials there find out from the bishop for the Diocese of Charleston how to proceed because communion material was disturbed.

McNeil said to his knowledge the break-in is the first at the church since it opened in 1943.

Please pray for the person(s) who did that and please perform some penitential act today in reparation for the desecration of the Eucharist.

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12 Responses to Prayer Request – Theft of Blessed Sacrament

  1. Robert_H says:

    Well, I can miss my lunch today. I’ll pray for the parishioners, too. I can imagine how bad they feel right now.

  2. theloveofwisdome says:

    The late Malachi Martin indicated on several occasions that South Carolina had a hotbed of satanic activity.

  3. Brad says:

    It boggles my mind to ponder how our Lord knew of this very event, 2000 years in the future, while he suffered in the garden. He knew back then who did this and why. He saw their faces and names. They were made for him and through him. He knew how satan would use them to torture his Body in a black mass. He prayed for them, 2000 years before they did this. When they meet him at their particular judgments, they will see his beauty and goodness and howl in agony like wolves.

  4. Elly says:

    I don’t understand why Mass can’t be celebrated there for now.

  5. moon1234 says:

    Not sure, but maybe because the place was desecrated it needs to be re-blessed?

    Breaking into the Church, rooting around through a desk and cabinet and THEN ONLY STEALING THE BLESSED SACRAMENT sure sounds like a satanic act to me.

    It is amazing that many Catholics deny the True Presence, but the luciferians sure seem to believe.

    I think this is a wakeup call to ALL priests and sacristans to make sure to NOT keep a key to the Tabernacle ANYWHERE in the Church. It should be ONLY on their keychain. Full time adoration would really help to prevent events like this.

    In many older Churchs the tabernacle is on a 360 degree wheel. The priest needs to insert a key into the front or side of the “Tabernacle” and then spin the Tabernacle 180 degrees to reveal the true tabernacle. This prevents anyone who does not have the key from just strong arming the doors since they would be rotated towards the center of the high alter. The would be thief would need to literally hack the whole thing out of the high altar.

  6. JohnMa says:

    Elly,

    Can. 1211 Sacred places are violated by gravely injurious actions done in them with scandal to the faithful, actions which, in the judgment of the local ordinary, are so grave and contrary to the holiness of the place that it is not permitted to carry on worship in them until the damage is repaired by a penitential rite according to the norm of the liturgical books.

    It does not surprise me that this was the Church targeted in Anderson. It is the most Orthodox Parish in the Anderson/Pickens/Oconee county area.

  7. Mike says:

    Last summer, my family and I attended Mass in Charleston, SC…St. Mary’s, if I remember rightly…definitely, the priest was a friend of Tradition…gorgeous liturgy, NO, schola, Latin, chant…one of the best homilies I’ve ever heard…so, prayer of reparation, yes, but there’s light down there too!

  8. Mike says:

    Our Lord said to Sister Marie de Saint-Piere of St. Peter. A Carmelite Nun of Tours, France.

    The Golden Arrow Prayer

    (Prayer revealed by Our Lord to Sister Marie of St. Peter in 1843)

    May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on Earth, and under the Earth by all the creatures of God and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

    from Our Lord said to Sister Marie de Saint-Piere of St. Peter. A Carmelite Nun of Tours, France.

    The Golden Arrow Prayer
    (Prayer revealed by Our Lord to Sister Marie of St. Peter in 1843)
    May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on Earth, and under the Earth by all the creatures of God and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

    from: Our Lord said to Sister Marie de Saint-Piere of St. Peter. A Carmelite Nun of Tours, France.

    The Golden Arrow Prayer
    (Prayer revealed by Our Lord to Sister Marie of St. Peter in 1843)

    May the most holy, most sacred, most adorable, most incomprehensible and ineffable Name of God be forever praised, blessed, loved, adored and glorified in Heaven, on Earth, and under the Earth by all the creatures of God and by the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

  9. Mike says:

    Pardon the repeats…by accident…or something…

  10. Glen M says:

    This is very disturbing and unfortunately not that uncommon. There was a theft last year (I don’t remember where now). This proves satanism is alive and kicking and we need to be more vigilant in protecting the Blessed Sacrament – cancel the indult.

  11. Banjo pickin girl says:

    Mike, three times in honor of the Trinity.

  12. Mike says:

    Quite right!!