Blackfen properly observes All Saints

His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, pastor of Blackfen and perhaps the next Archbishop of Westminster has posted about their observance of All Saints.

He also proves that he is a man after my own heart (my emphasis).

On the first Saturday of the month in my parish we have Missa Cantata (the other Saturdays it is a Traditional Low Mass). Today for the feast of All Saints we took the opportunity to have a very tasty lasagne, cooked by Patricia, our chef de cuisine, and sing Vespers in the afternoon, followed by Benediction. Above the cantors are pre-intoning the Magnificat antiphon.

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  1. Chris Altieri says:

    With thanks to God for Fr. Finigan and with sympathetic encouragement for his work toward assuring properly beautiful reverence in the true worship of the true God, I hope I may be permitted to suggest a grammatical-culinary correction: the correct diction were either 1) a tasty lasagna or 2) some tasty lasagne.

  2. Alan says:

    ….perhaps the next Archbishop of Westminster.

    That would be wonderful! But is that really possible? Perhaps there is historical precedent.

    In any case, let us pray whoever gets the nod has the strength of faith and moral conviction, and is loyal to Rome in carrying out all tasks, not just the reform.
    Whoever it may be, I hope has the moral courage to speak out in a public way in defense of the faith, as we are seeing increasingly with american bishops. Having
    one at the top who can inpsire the faithful through their own moral courage is desperately needed.

  3. TNCath says:

    Question: Is All Saints Day celebrated on Sunday and All Souls Day on Monday in Great Britain this year?

  4. leutgeb says:

    However spelt, the lunch was delicious and the day great.

  5. leutgeb says:

    However spelt the lunch was delicious and the day the great.

  6. miss book says:

    Next Archbishop of Westminster? Yes please, all according to the Will of God.

  7. Mac McLernon says:

    All Saints was on Sunday in the Novus Ordo in England & Wales, but on Saturday in the Extraordinary Form. All Souls is on Monday for both forms of Mass (again, in E & W… not sure about elsewhere!)

  8. Dear Leutgeb,

    I hope it is clear that mine of yesterday was made and offered in the best of humor: my sincere gratitude for the work Fr. Finigan is leading was the roast; the linguistic ribbing was only a garnish.

  9. Sharon says:

    Seriously though that is the ugliest sanctuary. The tiles look as if they came from a bathroom.

  10. R says:

    If that’s the ugliest you’ve ever seen, than I envy you.

  11. leutgeb says:

    Dear Chris Altieri,

    I wasn’t wishing to sound grumpy ( it just comes naturally sometimes ;-) sorry,) I was just trying to avoid becoming embroiled in a pasta controversy. Then I clicked send twice, thus compounding the error.

    ..You say lasagne, I say lasgna…that sort of thing.
    Delicious either way.


  12. Maureen says:

    I just realized the deep symbolism. The layers of cheese and meat represent the milk of initial catechesis and the stronger meat of the Church’s further doctrine and mystagogy. The tomato sauce represents Christ’s blood. The pan represents the world. Together, like the meat pie exemplum in Of the Sacrosanct Sacrament of the Eucharist, they represent Christ’s veiled Real Presence in the Eucharist.

    Or maybe a pan of lasagna is just lasagna. :)

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