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What is your good news?  Any to share?

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  1. benedetta says:

    I just returned from a week spent at a Catholic camp in upstate New York near Newburgh. I witnessed over 300 young people avail of the extraordinary grace of confession, adore our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration, receive Him at daily Mass, pray the rosary together each morning and be uplifted with beautiful music and outstanding homilies from courageous priests as well as encouraging testimonies in the Faith from religious and lay people. Deo Gratias!

  2. Nan says:

    My mother, who suffered a stroke two years ago and was paralyzed on her left side, is beginning to move on the left. She’s back in PT and yesterday they took her to the parallel bars and had her stand up from her wheelchair and balance as long as she could. It seems they plan on her walking.

    Since her stroke, I keep thinking of Jesus healing the paralytic, telling him to get up, take his mat and go home; there’s nothing my mother would like more than going home, from her first words in the speaking tube “I wanna go home.”

    A priest I know is being reassigned and will be his bishop’s secretary. He was ordained Dec 1 and is nervous, so please pray for Fr. Peter.

  3. Facta Non Verba says:

    I went to confession at an FSSP church. Best confession of my life!

  4. Paul_S says:

    Recent Michigan good news:

    August 3rd – auxiliary bishop Michael Byrnes attended Mass with Juventutem Michigan. pictures.

    August 4th – a weekly Sunday TLM at the Gaylord Cathedral debuted. Marquette’s Cathedral and Lansing’s Cathedral [Crypt] also have weekly Sunday TLMs.

    August 15th – attended Solemn Mass at Assumption Grotto

    August 30th – auxiliary bishop Donald Hanchon will celebrate Mass for Juventutem Michigan, including dozens of young adults who have never attended TLM before. At Detroit’s Cathedral. Facebook. Recent Tridentine Community News article on the Cathedral’s treasures, here.

    August 31st – some are headed off to Montreal for a pilgrimage.

  5. Bev says:

    Just found out my wife is carrying our 7th child! Deo gratias!

  6. Charivari Rob says:

    Leaving today on an honest-to-God vacation with my wife and mother.

    We’re going for our second family wedding in three weeks in Ireland, where (I am pleased to be able to say) the Church is NOT dead!

  7. Matt R says:

    Congratulations Bev!

    I served Low Mass last week for the feast of the Assumption last week by myself, and it seems like Father and the adult in charge are content to let me serve solo. I leave for Franciscan University tomorrow on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ad Jesum per Mariam!

    Also on the Assumption we went to the Fathers of Mercy, for the Mass of the final profession of vows and about 30 kids and adults made the Total Consecration to Mary. Everything is on my blog (as well as a big prayer request for a parish family)!

  8. pinoytraddie says:

    Was a Commentator for a Low Mass. We Capped with the Singing of the Salve Regina! :-)

  9. Torpedo1 says:

    Got a bunch of wedding stuff taken care of and am excited to meet with our deacon at the parish on Saturday morning. My fiancé made it home from his vacation safely and I really want to make it to confession tomorrow afternoon. if I can’t make it, fine, Saturday afternoon or evening is ok, but I want to try.

  10. annieB says:

    My 16 year old daughter has landed her first part time job with a good employer here in the UK. Really delighted for her as it has been a great boost to her self confidence. God is good!

  11. Benedict says:

    The Eastern Province of Dominicans just received 18 men into their novitiate in Cincinnati. This is the largest class since 1966.

    The student friars of the Dominican House of Studies are daily releasing new videos for the Year of Faith based on the Catechism.  These videos are part of their popular blog called Dominicana which posts Monday through Friday.

  12. lucy says:

    Nope, still waiting for word about whether or not we can have our own traditional parish. Hopeful and prayerful to the end!

  13. I made a good confession on the feast of the Assumption. Then I spent the weekend with the Stone Dominican Sisters (http://www.stonedominicans.org/) and it was a blessed time. Please pray for me that the Lord may give me guidance.

  14. aquinasadmirer says:

    My 10 year old was part of a 90 member children’s choir that sang the introit, O sanctissima, the communio and 3 other Latin pieces/chants for the Assmption with three days’ preparation in a week-long choir camp.

    Scott Turkington is coming to our parish and school to teach music/chant.

    My smoked malt porter turned out awesome.

    (Yes, I know these are not the same magnintude.)

    Deo Gratias.

  15. KAS says:

    I had to take both kids to the doctor this week due to severe sore throats and IT WAS NOT STREP!!!

    I am just so happy that this is a run of the mill virus with a simple runny nose, simple sore throat, low fevers, and general crankiness.

    If I might ask– prayers that we all get over it soon. :)

  16. zag4christ says:

    I just recently began 2 novena’s at once. The first being to St. Monica, for my son, whose birthday is on her feast day, the second being to Our Lady Undoer of Knots, for the many “knots” in my life and the lives’ of those whom I know and love or am trying to love. The problems and people and me (some are the same) for whom I am asking intercession are being flooded with what I can only describe as amazing, amazing, Grace. I am dumbfounded at what is happening. Thanks be to God, Our Lady, and St. Monica

  17. oldCatholigirl says:

    We packed the hall Sunday afternoon for our first Polish “Wedding Feast” fundraiser. This is important to us, as we are a small parish in a Kalamazoo neighborhood that is mainly non-Catholic. Yet we are the only parish in the diocese which has a weekly TLM–Low Mass right now and High Mass with a capella schola and organ–what?–embellishment? All beautifully done. We also have daily Mass (OF, M-Th; EF, Fri & St), even though we only have one priest. He is, thank goodness, ably assisted by a deacon and well-trained servers. I think everybody in the parish came together to work on the dinner. It was a tour de force. Our hard-working young pastor, besides saying Grace & the usual welcome, doubled as head cook and auctioneer.

  18. JonPatrick says:

    Last Saturday completed our move to Lewiston Maine where we are 10 minutes from the Basilica with a Sunday EF Mass, and an adoration chapel 5 minutes away. In other words, all the necessities of life :)

  19. Kerry says:

    My wife and I are no the owners of a 113 year old house and two acres in South Dakota. Driving into the small town (of 247) I said to her, “See that on top of that building; that’s a dust collector, and that is a wood shop”. We stopped. I talked with the owner and showed photos of my work. He said, “I’ve been through 15 employees in three years, are you looking for a job?” We leave on Sept. 29th. We will raise honeybees, bumble bees, rabbits, ducks for eggs, have an orchard of 12 plus 1 fruit trees. I will make Welsh stick chairs and grow a lot of food. And I have a job. We have been praying to St. Joseph. “IHS”. “Viva Christo Rey!”

  20. Kerry says:

    Oops, “now the owners”

  21. jenniphd says:

    My husband was just offered a job. Special thanks to Saint Josemaria and the novena for employment.

  22. joan ellen says:

    Thank you Paul_S says:
    21 August 2013 at 11:23 am re: Juventutem throughout Michigan, and etc.

    and Thank you oldCatholigirl says:
    22 August 2013 at 6:19 am re: Kalamazoo’s EF, and etc.

    and more good news at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Grand Rapids…reinvented per Fr. Sirico…into Sacred Heart Academy..Neo Classical School…beginning the school year August 27….with Special Course Offerings…Latin I and II, also Logic and Rhetoric on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 5. Contact bam@sacredheartgr.org

  23. Kathleen10 says:

    Wow, congratulations All! :)
    My good news is my beloved sister came through her surgery yesterday for colon cancer well. She had a colostomy, and now we pray for no more cancer and a good adjustment to her new physical changes. Very grateful the day after such a huge surgery she is up and walking. Thank you Jesus and Mary and all the wonderful saints who’s intercession I asked for. Also St. Peregrine!

  24. AdMajoremDeiGloriam says:

    I’m entering the novitiate on Sunday, and (God-willing) I’ll be preparing for priestly ordination down the line. In any case, I believe God will greatly bless my time there. With 22 novices (first- and second-year), our novitiate is at full capacity–they had to convert an office and all the guest rooms. A good problem to have! The community is raising support to add on some rooms for future growth.

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