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  1. Andrew says:

    This month EWTN will televise a segment on the Family of S. Jerome.

  2. fuddlywink says:

    Praise be Our Lord JESUS CHRIST now and forever
    That as a skilled trade person…Painting and Carpentry, I am Blessed with the opportunity to do work for exceptionally devout Catholics, and if the occurrence that someone is unfamiliar with the teaching of Holy Mother Church I am graced with a voice to share them.

    Thanks Be to GOD

  3. benedetta says:

    The local TLM community has planned a workshop on participation in the Extraordinary Form, something I greatly appreciate as a newcomer!

  4. pm125 says:

    Your most recent post on the big problem at hand.
    “Keep your eye the on real problem with Pres. Obama’s Attacks on the 1st Amendment.”
    and that
    Respect for Rights of Conscience Act needs to be voted into law to Control Obamacare. Number one on our agenda/to do list: call/email/write our Reps.

  5. RDMaines says:

    We found out last week my husband as been accepted into the Diaconate Formation Program in the Diocese of Arlington, VA!

  6. Andy Milam says:

    Several prayers have been answered….

    and I made my weekly confession. I feel so much better. :)

  7. NoTambourines says:

    My good news: Clean bill of health as far as blood tests are concerned, after not getting blood work done for quite some time. There are a few areas of concern in my family history that, thankfully, are not showing up in my system for now.

  8. Jayna says:

    I think one of the priests in my parish may be building up to doing the Eucharistic Prayers in Latin. He started out small a few weeks ago, just chanting “mysterium fidei,” but yesterday he did the doxology as well. Actually, he chanted most of the Mass and used incense, neither of which occur very often.

    That and I got stopped on my way into Mass to give my opinion to a reporter about Card. George’s letter on the HHS mandate. I have no idea if it aired or not (I couldn’t remember what channel the reporter was from), but I still got to rep for His Eminence. So that was nice.

  9. Mary Jane says:

    Confession yesterday, deo gratias. Macbook Air on order and being shipped. :-D

  10. Rob in Maine says:

    This weekend, despite my wife’s comment that I was working on yet another unfinsihed project, I made THE PERFECT through mortise and tenon joint on a step stool I’m building for the dog (she’s 14 and can’t jump up on the bed any more). It was perfectly square and the tenon fit snug. It took me twenty minutes to set up the cut (and test it on scrap wood) but it was worth it.

    Thank you St Jospeh!!

  11. JonPatrick says:

    A few years ago I had a partial blockage in a carotid artery and had to have it operated on. last week got a clean bill of health, 3 years now with no measurable change. Should be good as long as I stick to my diet (well I did go out over the weekend and have a steak to celebrate!). Deo Gratias!

    Also my son who recently moved to Maine to take a new job up there is doing well and came down for a visit this weekend.

  12. thefeds says:

    My Deacon Formation Class has been given the date of Nov. 16, 2013 for Ordination to the Permanant Diaconate. Five years seemed like a very long time, at first. Now, with just over 180 days to go, it suddenly seems a little more real. The rest of my class and I would greatly appreciate you and your readers’ prayers. We still have a lot of classes, evaluations, and interviews, etc., but with the Grace of God, and the call of the Bishop, it could really happen!

  13. MyBrokenFiat says:

    Two posters vying for the Diaconate – yay! Prayers are headed your way, gentlemen!

    As for me, my 2 year old son knelt as I accepted Eucharist on Sunday! He’s been getting pretty coordinated with his stooping, but he actually dropped both his little knees to the floor as he followed Mommy’s example.

    Then, as we were leaving the Church, I always genuflect before the Tabernacle and have been teaching him to say “Bye Bye, Jesus” so he understands why we genuflect. He said it himself today without any prompting (and also while attempting to kneel). The visiting priest tousled his hair and our deacon gave him a high-five for his efforts.

    Ah, there aren’t words to describe the joy and pride my heart has been so blessed with through my little angel. :)

    Little by little, he’s learning!

  14. Woodlawn says:

    On Friday, 17 Feb 2012, we’re being visited by Canon Jean-Marie Moreau of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, who will offer the Votive Mass of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord for us at St. Titus Church in Aliquippa, PA. Canon Moreau is currently in the Philippines touring Latin Mass communities there and it will be interesting to hear about his trip.

    Also, beginning this month, there are now First Friday devotions to the Sacred Heart, including confession & Divine Liturgy, at St. George Byzantine Catholic Church in Aliquippa.

  15. APX says:

    My parish back home which is notorious for not having confessions, now has a regularly scheduled confession time for a whopping 1 hr that isn’t Saturday at 4:00 pm. I am impressed.

    I haven’t received a rejection email yet from the job I had an interview for a week ago, and my references have been called (and are now acting peculiar…more so than usual).

    I got reprimanded for making a not so great confession, forcing me to re-examine how to make a good confession again. I also now see why one should do a daily examination of conscience.

  16. milhon1 says:

    My wife and I are expecting our first child. Huzzah!

  17. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    My newborn, Joseph Ignatius, will be baptized using the Extraordinary Form Rite this coming Sunday.

  18. JaneC says:

    My husband got a new job last week, and the day after he was offered the job, an offer was made to buy our house, even though it hadn’t been put up for sale yet! Our Lord is making it easy for us to move. Now we just have to find a house on the other end and everything will be in place.

  19. APX says:

    Isn’t funny how things just fall into place sometimes?

  20. Anne M. says:

    My 86 year old mother will be received into the Church this week. Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion. God is good!

  21. cgvnau says:

    Saint Paul Radio will start broadcasting in about a month as the first Catholic radio station in Georgia. I can’t wait to listen in on the way to work!

  22. James Joseph says:

    I might be getting a paying job for the first time since 2010.

    With flexible hours too!

    Shoveling manure and emptying buckets of guts and vomit. [How offal! I hope you don’t chuck the job.]

    This is actually, in all-reality, good news.

  23. Martial Artist says:

    In the past week I have been formally notified that the first of the two required marriage tribunals has found in my favor. It will be in the hands of the second tribunal within the month and their decision should be forthcoming within four months thereafter.

    Deo gratias,
    Keith Töpfer

  24. bernadette says:

    Tomorrow, Valentine’s Day, the 8AM Mass will be offered for my beloved departed spouse. I didn’t schedule it to be tomorrow, the church office did so I am very pleased. My husband was a baptized and confirmed Catholic but fell away from the Church and belief in God. I pray that somehow, some way, Our Lord was able to offer mercy.

  25. Charivari Rob says:

    Choir practice this evening – balm for the soul.

  26. joan ellen says:

    The Ordinary Form Mass this week by a young pastor was Sacred and Holy.

  27. monmir says:

    My birthday, TLM, made special prayers of dedication to God, my boss invited me for lunch…better will be in Heaven!

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