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  1. Frank H says:

    My wife and I were fortunate to attend the ordination of Fr. Christopher Lapp of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend this Saturday. What a joy filled occasion!

  2. DavidJ says:

    My father turns 69 today. I pray God gives him many more years with us to enjoy his grandchildren growing up.

  3. Thom says:

    Archbishop Sartain of Seattle celebrated the principle Corpus Christi Mass at our parish yesterday. For the first time that anybody could remember, we took the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the streets of Tacoma and over I-5.

    It was glorious!

  4. yatzer says:

    My sis and I are going to meet from opposite parts of the country (USA–a big country) and visit our aunt and uncle together! A rare get-together with our #2 mom and dad.

  5. yatzer says:

    I love it that you ask for good news from time to time. Most news makes me want to crawl under the sofa and stay there.

  6. kelleyb says:

    Our nephew has been accepted to attend the Seminary this fall. Pray for our Seminarians.

  7. Jack Hughes says:

    I’ve been chatting with a gay man at work and he seems as if he might be open to at least Considering the Faith (he’s not a spittle flecked nutty), please pray for Achmed.

    On other news my boss didn’t kill me for mislaying the company credit card (donuts ever useful) on Friday and I could sure use some prayers (if any are going spare) for England and my own visa application to study in the states.

  8. I made a good confession on Saturday. And after absolution I had a good talk with the confessor (confession was face-to-face), which might be the beginnings of spiritual direction some time in the future. I had been praying for this for some time now (and have asked you, too, to pray for me) and it fills me with hope that the Lord has heard me (us).

  9. lschuelke says:

    My husband and I are expecting our third baby in three years – all looks healthy for mama and baby! Also, a friend I grew up with was just ordained to the diaconate and will be ordained as a priest next year! Many answered prayers.

  10. Rose in NE says:

    My son and I attended the F.S.S.P. ordinations on Saturday. One of the five young men who were ordained is from our own parish. Three of the five offered their first Masses at our parish yesterday. This afternoon we attended the second Solemn High Mass of one of the new priests at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. It has been a very joyous few days!

  11. James Joseph says:

    It looks like I might be transferred to a new location… a closer location, saving me 5-hours of driving per week.

  12. KosmoKarlos says:

    School gets out this Thursday!!!!! And on to senior year!

  13. frjim4321 says:

    Things have slowed down for the summer. Pastoral associate is out for the summer due to a health issue. It is gloriously quiet! Extra time to work on the homily for this coming weekend. Just ordered cigars for the annual vacation! In two more weeks I’ll be on the beach!

    Meanwhile our last year of PSR was fantastic. Attendance is up. A wonderful community and no malcontents to speak of.

  14. Gaetano says:

    Through the help of the Diocese of Harrisburg, a newly ordained FSSP priest will celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the 150th Gettysburg Reenactment on Sunday, June 30th. Deo gratias!

  15. Margaret says:

    After a good scare at the OB on Friday, it’s starting to look like I do *not* have pre-eclampsia. Which is a relief, because there was briefly talk of the wee one needing to come out this past weekend, at all of 32 weeks. Need to see a peri tomorrow to get more definite answers, so prayers that all keeps looking okay would be appreciated.

  16. Mary Jane says:

    16 weeks along with baby #3!

  17. FloridaJoan says:

    Went to Confession on Saturday AND am on my way back home to Canada to spend 2 weeks with my 83 year old Mom. God is good.

    pax et bonum

  18. jfish313 says:

    I’m getting married (after threats of ecclesiastical lawsuits were issued) in the Extraordinary Form this Saturday!

  19. StJude says:

    Well.. I have good news.. after the “do you pray the rosary” post from a few weeks back where I had to admit I never say it… I have been praying it!
    I asked St Pio to help me be devoted to it. I love it. I even received a signal grace that I am to keep it up. Talk about humbling… I was worthy of a signal grace from our lady. Wow.

    I include father Z and all his readers intentions in the rosary.

    Also.. thank you for the prayers for my brother.. they were answered!

    Oh and last week I told you how my car (which I need for work) developed an awful squeek and I asked St Jude to help me.. and the squeek went away. Well.. it came back right when my work ended for the month and I can get it in the shop and be fine for a day or so without it.. How cool is St Jude?!!

  20. Jeannie_C says:

    My kidney stone passed, finally, without need for surgery. Renal scan shows no damage to the kidney as feared.

    Will keep everyone in my prayers.

  21. Granny says:

    Good News… it was a very busy, terrifying, wonderful, blessed weekend, probably the most wonderful weekend EVER. My 13 year old grandson who lives with us, was confirmed this weekend in the TLR. He was one of 5 in our EF/NO parish to choose the TLR. The Bishop is very supportive and willing to come in for this small group. All went well, it was beautiful, separate from Mass and Xavier will never forget his Confirmation. This weekend was also terrifying because the dispepsia that my husband of 42 years was suffering, turned out to be a heart attack with his “widow maker” artery 100% blocked. We are BLESSED that the doctors were able to put two stints in the artery, blessed that the prognosis is probable 100% return to health, and blessed that hubs feels better today, 24 hours after a heart attack than he has felt in 4 or so weeks. Now… THATS good news!

  22. Long-Skirts says:

    Well pinch my toes and call me a jelly donut…Michael Voris does it again!!! Made my Catholic day!

  23. Mr. P. says:

    I spent a couple of hours talking to a bishop with a reputation for orthodoxy in a liberal diocese where the secular press slams him for his “conservatism”.

    What amazed me was how the bishop said teaching the authentic Faith in its entirety was more important than money(!), which he was losing because of his vocally strong and clear teaching on Catholic faith and morals. The bishop said that he was primarily concerned with people ultimately going to Heaven and said, “That’s what it’s all about.”

    Please say a “Hail Mary” for him and support solid bishops like him by writing thank you letters to the apostolic pro-nuncio. In addition to prayer and writing, please support them with your donations.

  24. Well, went to confession yesterday….applied for jobs in various places.

  25. Gratias says:

    Will have a grandson within the next two weeks.

  26. Ygnacia says:

    The first Traditional Latin Mass in 50 years was celebrated at San Francisco’s Star of the Sea parish.
    Celebration of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Star of the Sea was requested by San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone as part of an ongoing process of renewal of the liturgy in the archdiocese. The Mass will now be celebrated at Star every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
    Deo gratias~

  27. JonPatrick says:

    We were up in Lewiston Maine for a relaxing weekend after a hard week of work. They were having a 40 hours devotion leading up to the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, at the parishes’ newly renovated adoration chapel. We spent some time in adoration followed by morning prayer lead by two of the parish priests. First time I had done morning prayer as a Catholic. The next day I went to confession before a sung EF mass for the solemnity of Corpus Christi, followed by a procession around the basilica ending with Benediction. In between all this, quality time with son #2 and the whole family.

  28. Suburbanbanshee says:

    Finally, finally I was able to go to Confession last weekend. The peace of mind is amazing. The Lord is very good.

  29. DCMArg says:

    Today, June 4, it is my birthday!

  30. My sister was happily married on Saturday at a beautiful EF Mass at our parish. Two of the groomsmen went to confession and were able to receive Communion (hopefully this brings a full re-conversion! They’re somewhat fallen-away.) Everything went off smoothly, a number of Protestant family members sat (stood and knelt, too) through an EF and didn’t complain too much, and it is good to see my big sister married! Hoping for a niece or nephew in the near future. St. Joseph, pray for them!

  31. Phil_NL says:

    happy birthday, DCMArg.

  32. StJude says:

    Happy birthday DCMArg!!!

  33. discerningguy says:

    This is not homily news, but rather good news. We had our first HARD homily ever on Sunday!!!

  34. Marine Mom says:

    Happy Birthday DMCArg! Also celebrating my BDay today as well, going on retreat on Thursday will pray for all.

  35. wanda says:

    Hi, Jack Hughes. I’ve been praying for you for some time now, that God would grant your heart’s desire to study and be ordained to the priesthood.

    Doughnuts are great.

  36. pinoytraddie says:

    Back to school after a long “Saabatical” Leave.

  37. StJude says:

    Happy Birthday Marine Mom!!!

  38. Basher says:

    I was also at the FSSP ordinations this past weekend. Awesome. We went to one of the First Masses as well, at which I was finally able to experience confession during a Mass. Also awesome. Great weekend.

  39. churchlady says:

    Went with my son to Dominican Ordination of two priests and two deacons, came home to have our new Archbishop Sample visit our parish for the first time (in which he said in his homily how very important liturgy is and how everything flows from the Eucharist…awesome!), then on Sunday went to a beautiful Dominican Rite Mass at our parish, celebrating Corpus Christi! (My son served for the AB and at the DR Mass, again awesome!) What a wonderful birthday weekend. God is SO good!

  40. Bea says:

    Happy birthday DCMArg!!!
    Happy birthday MarineMom

    How wonderful Rose in NE and Basher.
    Wish I could have gone too.

  41. JoyfulMom7 says:

    Good news! I am at a CMAA Chant Workshop. Wonderful people to learn with, very encouraging to see so many priests here (mostly young priests!). More and more chant will be coming to a parish near you!

  42. downyduck says:

    Our baby son turns one today and our oldeest son is reading To Save a Thousand Souls.

  43. Melchisedech says:

    My mother had a hip replaced last week at the age of 54 and is making a fine recovery. She should be able to walk with only a cane within a week.

  44. momoften says:

    Love the book To Save a Thousand Souls. We have it here as well. Received a pleasant surprise today. Someone offered to help pay for college seminary for sons ( as we have to come up with 1/2 for each son) I don’t know how much, but I am grateful for any amount as it is a lot of money(but
    worth every penny)….And youngest son who is new at serving was serving Mass today and loves
    it so much-and has some great brothers to watch and learn from. God is so good.

  45. ladykathryn says:

    Ah! I see that LiteratureAddict has stolen my thunder! Our oldest daughter was married last weekend to a wonderful Catholic man. They had an EF Marriage Ceremony and a sung Nuptial Mass. Her sister, the cloistered Sister I have told you about in the past, was represented by a piece of her tatting handwork on the ringbearer’s pillow. They are in their 30’s and pray that God will make them parents sooner rather than later.

  46. jenniphd says:

    My husband had an excellent interview today, and will have a follow-up tomorrow to see if he got the job. Any good news like this is encouraging, though. Also, my daughter has a gig tomorrow night; we’re hoping she’ll get one of the paid slots soon, as she always gets a big crowd for open mic.

  47. Gratias says:

    One of he priests at the traditional EF mass in Camarillo, California went to the FSSP seminary for a few days. He will give his first Sung Mass next Sunday. We have an excellent Schola so from now on all our EF masses (Sundays at 10:00 at st. Mary Magdalene chapel, Camarillo, California) will be a Missa Cantata.

  48. cheerios in my pocket says:

    Thanks be to God! Thanks be to God! The state of Illinois government did not cave in! Thanks Bishop Poprocki! Be steadfast in your faith! Thanks to all who gave time to stopping this oxy-moron because ssa does not nor ever will equal ss marriage. Keep fighting the good fight Americans!

  49. Torpedo1 says:

    such great news so far.
    Went to the 10:00 AM Mass at St. Agnes this past Sunday. Absolutely gorgeous prossessional at the end. I got a good performance review from my boss yesterday and I got approved for my new apartment. I move in at the beginning of July. Wedding plans are going smoothly, all except the parish where we want to marry. Please pray that things begin to move smoothly in that direction soon? It’s not July yet, but by then I may have to hit the panic button. The Twins won again last night, nice job by the closer, and a local boy to boot. Lastly, but certainly not least, I am hoping we can attend the 8:30 Mass at St. Agnes this Sunday for a Priest saying his Mass of thanks giving after being ordained this year. He’s a son of my family’s parish and is awesome, young and orthodox. I began to meantion that he check out this blog one day after Mass and he grinned, nodded his head and simply said, “Ah, Fr. Z.” Apparently, they know you Father. His teaching parish was St. Agnes so he’s got such a great start. Well, that’s all the news I’ve got for now. Keep me in your prayers as I will keep you in mine.

  50. majuscule says:

    Oh! Oh! I am so excited! We just found out that the new priest we are getting can say the TLM!!!!

    I have been praying…and was planning a way to connect with other interested people in the parish so that we could go in search of a priest and find servers…and…this will make it so much easier! We will actually have the priest in our parish!

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