UPDATE 3 April 2019:
You can “Pound Fr. Finigan” by using this address/link:
And of course mine is
___ Originally Published on: Apr 2, 2019
The great Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, who is recovering from serious health issues – PRAYERS FOR HIM! – now has a little more time to write for his blog. He posted recently a piece about the fruits of the Mass. HERE
However, he leads off with a photo of a rose vestment laid out for Mass on Laetare Sunday and in he includes a photo of the rose Solemn Mass set that YOU readers helped to purchase in 2009 – 10 years ago! – for his parish when he was still in Blackfen. HERE
Do some of you remember the “Pound Fr. Finigan” campaign?
That was a sad situation in Blackfen, because a whack-job took over Fr. Finigan’s place and destroyed his work. For years I worried about that set of rose vestments. Quo?
Fr. F writes:
Back in 2009, Damian Thompson and Fr John Zuhlsdorf encouraged many people to contribute to providing a High Mass set of rose vestments for Our Lady of the Rosary in Blackfen where I was parish priest. Those vestments were later acquired by St Bede’s at Clapham Park where they are regularly in use. There are many people who benefit from the special fruits of the Masses celebrated using those vestments.
St. Bedes! That is terrific news! I knew the former pastor (parish priest) there, Fr. Basden, and know the new pastor, Fr. Holden. They recently swapped places, Fr. Basden going to Ramsgate and Fr. Holden going the Clapham Park. Great priests, great places, fortunate people, everyone wins.
In any event, I am so relieved about the Blackfen Rose set going to St. Bedes. I couldn’t be more pleased.
Gosh… 10 years ago!
Finally, allow me to ask for another “Pound Fr. Finigan” campaign. Since he is no longer a parish priest as he convalesces, he doesn’t have nearly support he had before. You know what that means. I sure know what it means!