Your Good News

It has been a while since we’ve all seen what your own good news is.

So, what is your good news?

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  1. Gregorius says:

    1. I’ve just been shriven. God bless and increase the number of those priests.
    2. 1st communions and special May crowning of Mary this past Sunday. Procession was so good parish wants to do another one for Corpus Christi.
    3. Confirmations this week.

  2. Gregg the Obscure says:

    A lady I know who hasn’t been to confession in about fifty years is planning on making a confession on Thursday May 5.

  3. Fr. Andrew says:

    Moving to my new parish as pastor soon! Blessed Sacrament in Madison! Praise God!

  4. Supertradmum says:

    First novel coming out this month. I have four more in waiting. Pray those get accepted as well.

  5. The Masked Chicken says:


    Details…where will it be available?

    The Chicken

  6. raininnewark says:

    After three miscarriages, my wife and I welcomed our son Linus to the world three weeks ago. Wife and baby are fine after a very complicated delivery.

  7. CalvinistConvert says:

    In this week’s bulletin our wonderful traditional priest spoke to us about the beauty and tradition of celebrating Mass “ad orientem”. Prayerfully, he will soon put this beautiful tradition into practice.

  8. Joseph-Mary says:

    Our Lord is present in the golden monstrance in our perpetual adoration chapel. He remains with us! We have two daily Masses with confession times at each. I live in a faithful archdiocese with a good archbishop and we have good priests and thriving parishes with MANY young families–yes, novus ordo too.

  9. Pastor in Valle says:

    Our beautiful church is being restored, and has got over a wonderful hump. Eastertide (fireworks after the Vigil!) has been glorious.

  10. Sang with the choir at the Ordination and Installation Mass yesterday for the new Bishop of Metuchen, NJ, James Checchio.

    There were 300 + Priests, some of whom were Checchio’s former students at the Pontifical North American College, 54 Bishops, and 5 Cardinals.

    It was a grand experience, and the biggest event I’ve ever participated in. I’m looking forward to good things to happen in my Diocese in the coming years.

  11. Polycarpio says:

    The Archbishop of San Salvador recently issued a 100+ page pastoral letter on the gang violence plaguing his country, where he proposes devotion to the Eucharist and imitation of the Blessed Mother as the ultimate solutions to the crisis. I had the honor of translating it into English, and my translation has been adopted and is being used by the church to promote the Archbishop’s counter-cultural message.

  12. Supertradmum says:

    Masked Chicken,

    See Hope and Life Press.

  13. iPadre says:

    My bishop is come to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of our Adoration Chapel on May 29th. And,

    Bishop Athanasius Schneider is coming to the parish. He will give a talk, Solemn Pontifical Vespers (June 28), and Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool (June 29).

  14. uncletomcobley says:

    After a tough spell working in a state school, I’ve been offered the chance of an RE job at a Catholic School (prayers please!), my best friend is starting the Nine first Fridays devotion tomorrow plus he’s in the running for a job at a prestigious law firm (prayers for him also please!), and my application process for the seminary is running smoothly enough by all accounts. Things didn’t look great this morning; this evening, things are looking much brighter.

  15. Grateful to be Catholic says:

    @iPadre, I know where you are because a family from your parish is now in our parish in Washington, DC, and told me about Bishop Schneider’s visit. But if you would welcome visitors on June 28-29, could you tell us your location?

  16. acardnal says:

    Fr. Andrew, if you are a reader AND a supporter of this wonderful blog, then you are exactly the kind of Dominican this diocese needs! God be with you.

    Will you celebrate the TLM/EF Mass at Blessed Sacrament?

  17. francophile says:

    After six months of looking,I will be the new music director at St Lukes Church in Palm Beach,Florida. I will be developing a program of chant and polyphony and teaching children in the school chant and solfege. Deo gratias and blessed be the great Mother of God in assisting my prayers.

  18. cda_sister says:

    Next weekend my grandson will be home from his first year at college. He has done extremely well and I am so proud of him. He has been very involved in St Mary’s parish in CSTAT and part of a mentoring ministry for Freshman, called John15. Monday night, he notified us that he had been selected as a Group Leader for this ministry for the 2016-2017 school year. After a week at home, he is off to The Pines Catholic Camp to work as a camp counselor for the summer. Little brother is not happy about that as he’s missed big brother tremendously this year.
    Also looking forward to the high school graduations of a nephew, 2 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew.

  19. Kathleen10 says:

    Some may recall my asking for prayers for my daughter-in-law and son, and grandson, as my daughter-in-law developed breast cancer in month four or so of her pregnancy. The bouncing baby boy is now three months old (and adorable of course!) and we are happy beyond words that our daughter-in-law just had her scan which demonstrated no cancer cells anywhere. It’s been a rough go for them, but with a healthy baby and mom we are so grateful to God for such a blessing. Not to mention St. Maria Goretti whom we had petitioned when she came here to the states.
    Thank you all so much for any prayers offered, and I am extremely happy for all the good news here.

  20. Mary Jane says:

    Just passing the first trimester mark for baby #5; morning sickness hasn’t let up much yet but I can’t complain because other than that the pregnancy has been uneventful and healthy. God is good. Deo Gratias!

  21. I was still in Manhattan at 5:30 this afternoon, and even though I really wanted to go to Holy Innocents at 6, the outbound train schedule was not favorable for that, so I went to St. Francis of Assisi instead, and the priest did not say, “for you and for all,” as some of the priests there still did when I stopped going there last year in protest. Every now and then I win one.

  22. JustaSinner says:

    GOP Nominee Donal J Trump.

  23. stephen c says:

    Gifted a saint’s biography to an elderly liberal (i.e., not Christian, at least in this year of our Lord 2016) functionally agnostic friend (who has said to me, at least once, that she envies people who have faith). Good news – liberal friend, during a recent phone call, unreservedly praised the biography. I have prayed more than once that she would associate, in her heart of hearts, Christianity with the saints of this world and not with me! Sometimes I think that I – someone who nobody would mistake for a saint – am the only happy and thankful Christian who talks to her on a regular basis, and that is almost too much responsibility, and I would be so happy if she develops, in the loneliness of her old age, a devotion to a particular saint, they are so much more good at this sort of thing than I am. Please pray for us.

  24. RobW says:

    Moms lung cancer treatment is going very well. Thank You Lord.

  25. AvantiBev says:

    Left the witches with JD’s behind, i.e.,”retired” from the law firm. Went to Italia for 3 weeks, my first trip but will not be my last. Found my Nonno’s and Nonna’s tiny villages. Found myself and rediscovered my smile.

  26. un-ionized says:

    Work is going great. The car works fine. I am losing weight. The blood clot in my leg went away fast. I am between parishes but I have a lot of support, especially from Our Blessed Mother, who has special duct tape for broken hearts. And it is spring and there is a robin’s nest right next to my patio!

  27. Sliwka says:

    There are some serious fires in this province, AB, but the charity and support from the citizens is inspiring.

    We had the young children out late grocery stopping and someone asked if we were one of the 80000 evacuees. I’m sure they would have done something to help us had we been.

  28. Supertradmum says:

    This may seem like an odd good news, but I just discovered this old article online and it is really good news.

    On the merit of the Mass…,%20F.S.S.P.).pdf

  29. majuscule says:

    I think the .pdf extension got left off of Supertradmum’s link to that good article by Fr. Ripperger. This one should work…,%20F.S.S.P.).pdf

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