Thanks, Mass for Benefactors and Upcoming Events

I will say Mass for the intention of benefactors (those who donate monthly, occasionally, send items from wish lists, etc.) here in Rome on Sunday, 30 October, the Feast of Christ the King.   I am very grateful to everyone who sends, be it grand or be it humble.  It is my duty and pleasure to pray for you regularly, during devotions and Masses.  Therefore, I also like to say Masses specifically for your intention.

Also, over the last few days I started receiving birthday greetings.  Thanks!  Some knew that they were precocious, others… not so sure.  Anyway, today’s the day, the Feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude (patron of lost causes).

Other things are going on.

First, tomorrow, 29 October, there will be a Pontifical Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica following the beautiful procession from San Lorenzo in Damaso, for the annual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage.  His Excellency Most Rev. Alexander Sample of Portland will be the celebrant.  I have the honor to be the deacon for the Mass.  If I am not mistaken, Card. Burke will be in the procession.  Americans have a good representation this year in what has usually been a pretty eurocentric event.  More on the annual pilgrimage HERE.

Many people send me event items to post.  I can do this occasionally, but not all the time.  Otherwise, the blog would look like a college campus telephone poll or kiosk.

However, lately I received word of …

  • A talk to be given by Peter Kwasniewski on 12 November, sponsored by the Vancouver Traditional Mass Society, also known as Una Voce Canada. HERE
  • In Manhattan, NYC at the Church of the Holy Innocents, Forty Hours Devotion begins today, Friday, 28 October 28, and ends on Sunday, 30 October 30 with all-night adoration on Friday and Saturday.  They are following the Clementine Instruction, so they will have the Votive Mass of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the procession, the traditional Votive Mass Pro Pace, and the closing on the Feast of Christ The King with Mass coram Sanctissimo (which can only be done for Forty Hours) and the final procession.
  • The Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui sent a note and a newsletter explaining that he has to move.  Therefore, if people want artwork done for Christmas, they should contact him right away.  And you should all go look at his art.  It makes for wonderful gifts.  HERE  And take a look at his coloring book for ADULTS!  HERE

Speaking of Christmas, I like to get Christmas shopping done as early as I can, so I can focus on Advent and the Nativity.

Please use my Amazon search box every time you shop via Amazon.

As always, please order LOTS of coffee and tea from the great Wyoming Carmelites.  Every time you need coffee (which is all the time) remember my link on the sidebar of this blog.  You help them build their monastery and you help me.  Again, their small (or large) packs will make good stocking stuffers and gifts.  Get some coffee for your office and for friends.

Remember, too, the “Soap Sisters”, the Summit Dominicans have great stuff for gifts… probably more for women than for men, but they do have shaving things as well as the foofy things.   They, too, are trying to build a new place because they are crammed into a small building with many new aspirants and novices.

And the Benedictine Monks in Norcia, stupendous community, REALLY NEED help now that they have been struck with earthquakes.   Please give them a hand and remember that they have superb beer.

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