UPDATE: Snail-mail Christmas Cards to Fr. Z – 2017

UPDATE: Dec. 30

More cards…

  • Austen, TX* (prayers)
  • Summit, NJ (thanks, Sisters!)
  • Rome (thanks, Father!)
  • Cincinatti, OH (cool stamps)
  • Bridgewater, MA
  • Davenport, IA (thanks, Father, and congratulations)
  • London (I really look forward to a visit there)
  • Newinton, CT
  • San Diego, CA (thanks for the Masses)
  • Southlake, TX
  • Plano, TX (prayers for Kate)
  • St Thomas, VI (a visit, maybe in the depths of February? It’ll be below 0°F tonight)
  • Bedford, IN
  • St. Mary, MO (great words)
  • Falmouth, NS*
  • Kailua, HI
  • Delmar, NY (thanks for the Masses)
  • Eagan, MN (The Best™)
  • Kenai, AK
  • Janesville, WI*
  • Mililani, HI
  • Hutchinson, MN*
  • Sartell, MN* (you are welcome, and thanks)
  • Franfort, KY (I just saw the tree recently)
  • Rochester, MN*
  • El Dorado, KS
  • Arlington, TX
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Wylie, TX
  • Madison, WI*
  • Shelbyville, KY (thanks for the prayers and the offer – I must do something this year)
  • Yellowstone National Park, WY (how does one get to live there, I wonder?)
  • Green Lane, PA
  • Calabasas, CA
  • Minnetonka, MN* (classmate from waaaay back)
  • Scituate, MA
  • Owego, NY
  • Bowie, MA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Newton Highlands, MA (nice card)
  • Markt Schwaben, Bayern  (Schützenverien! Sounds fun.)
  • Card from Alaska, but mailed from Boston with holy cards… so mysterious.
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • Bottesford, Leicestershire (I guess now I must visit Blighty soon!  And donation to SPORCH lady because of the horrible vandalism she suffered  HEREdone.)

And… wow… Broken Arrow, OK!

UPDATE: Dec. 23

Here are more cards!

  • Chicago, IL (yes, “storm clouds continue to gather”)
  • Mt Clemens, MI
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Hudson, WI
  • San Jose, CA*
  • Bee, NE (a card from the Benedictines in Gower!)
  • Lincoln, NE (wow, that’s a huge family)
  • Chicago, IL
  • Daniels, NJ
  • Taopi, MN
  • Oxnard, CA
  • Toldeo, OH
  • Bedford, TX
  • Irving, TX
  • Monterey, CA
  • Plymouth, MI*
  • Fairbault, MN
  • Metairie, LA
  • Harrisburg, PA*
  • Mt. Clemens, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Toledo, OH (again, prayers and 73)
  • Dillwyn, VA
  • Lake Mills, WI
  • Crosse Pointe Farms, MI
  • St Paul, MN
  • Dallas, TX* (quite a chapel… I’d like to see it someday)
  • Dallas, TX
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Somerville, MA (best wishes for your studies)
  • Sabattus, ME
  • W. St. Paul
  • Brooklyn, WI*
  • Bethesda, MD (looks like a Bernese)
  • London, ENGLAND (“Mount Pleasant Mail Centre”)
  • New Orleans, LA (if we don’t ask for miracles, we won’t receive them)
  • Belleville, MI

Frankly, that last one wasn’t Christmasy.  It contained an FBI challenge coin.

Meanwhile, these are the sorts of messages that make what I do worthwhile.

Wichita, KS … sent a pamphlet distributed in their parish about ad orientem worship:

UPDATE: 22 Dec

And more…

  • Kenai, AK*
  • Grawn, MI
  • Pasadena, MD (with a donation to the TMSM!)
  • Grand Rapids, MI*
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Menoken, ND (and a cat named “Strider”)
  • Shawnee, OK* (with a commemorative medal)
  • Calgary, AB
  • Leawood, KS
  • Howard Beach, NY (interest in Gregorian Masses)
  • Abo, FINLAND
  • Portsmouth, ENGLAND (good luck with the ribs and thanks for the Mass!)
  • USAG Stuttgart, GERMANY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Woodinville, WA (great note, I hope the ham thing works out, and THANKS for that UPS long ago)
  • Schenectady, NY
  • Voorhees, NJ (with Fatima cards!)
  • Fridley, MN
  • Aurora, CO
  • St. Louis, MO (thanks for the Amazon Gift Card)
  • SWEDEN
  • Cincinnati, OH (thanks, also, for the Amazon Gift Card)
  • Chester, VT (thanks for the suggestion, and, yes, I too am a fan of the 2nd amendment
  • Alliston, ON (wow… that’s all I can say)
  • Oakland, CA (thanks for the novena)
  • Winterport, ME* (For your project there – “The only easy day was yesterday!”)
  • Fort Wayne, IN (cute kids and thanks for the novena)
  • W. St. Paul, MN
  • Fitchburg, WI
  • Peosta, IA
  • Pewaukee, WI
  • Valencia, CA (thanks for the Amazon Gift Cards)
  • Snohomish, WA (9th grader who prays for Fishwrap and is thinking about the priesthood)
  • Covina, CA
  • Tampa, FL (thanks for the coffee card)
  • Dayton, OH
  • Mankato, MN (nice calligraphed card)
  • St. Paul, MN (thanks, IFP brother – Merry 73!)
  • Cashton, WI (good looking kids)
  • Vero Beach, FL
  • New Haven, CT (with a CD of music for the 2nd Mass of Christmas)
  • Tisdde, SK … who sent the following

And a special mention goes to:

Fr. Gordan J. MacRae

Please, dear readers, in your kindness, say a Rosary and offer Masses for Fr. MacRae, who has been so poorly, unjustly treated, falsely accused and wrongly imprisoned.

Got to his site and send him a donation.  He can receive snail mail and donations under conditions.  HERE

UPDATE: 16 Dec

More cards have come.

  • Rockford, IL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Alcoa, TN
  • Fayetteville, AR! (Thanks for the old holy cards.)
  • Rochester, MI
  • Very cool glossy card with Portuguese image!
  • Boise, ID
  • Tiverton, RI (Thanks! Hope to see you soon.)
  • Boston, MA (great holy cards)
  • San Francisco, CA! (neat kids’ card)
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Japan… Kyoto?
  • Thaxton, VA
  • Co. Cork (thanks for the novena)
  • Washington, DC (get well and see you soon)
  • NY, NY?
  • Denton, NE

UPDATE: 13 Dec

More cards!

  • Fresno, CA
  • Stanley, NC
  • Pine Grove, PA
  • Loudonville, NY
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Seattle, WA
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • Carol Stream, IL
  • Carol Stream, IL (Okay, no return address. – I suspect that’s a mail sorting location.)
  • Owensboro, KY
  • Greer, SC!
  • Atherton, CA

UPDATE: 8 Dec

Some Christmas cards have come in!

  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Berkley, OH*
  • Columbia, PA* (thanks for the amazon gift cards!)
  • Plainfield, IL
  • Westchester, PA* (ditto)
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Kingston, ON

One card contained a beautiful calligraphed greeting and even a small 2018 calendar:

In another, there was a hand written note… the sort that puts the human face on the readership…

___ Originally Published on: Dec 6, 2017

If you would like to send me Christmas greetings or cards, please send by snail mail, if possible with really cool stamps.

As I did last year, I’ll try to post all the places whence they arrived from around the world.  Also, I find the notes and letters which describe the year people have had to be interesting and, often, moving.  I read them all.

I have a US PO BOX address.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf
Tridentine Mass Society of Madison
733 Struck St.
PO BOX 44603
Madison, WI 53744-4603

PAST ADDRESSES ARE VOID

If you need to send anything that requires a signature, such as gold bars, a Bugatti Chiron, bearer bonds, cases of Pappy Van Winkle, complete Pontifical Mass vestment sets … you know, the usual stuff, get in touch with me for an alternate address.

Please! DON’T send perishable food items. I am sure they would be wonderful, and neither poisonous nor hallucinogenic… mostly. But, please, just don’t.

If you put glitter in the card, I’ll probably recite the Maledictory Psalms against you.

Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation in this matter of great importance.

Have a wonderful Advent!

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