UPDATE: Sending snail-mail 2018 Christmas cards

UPDATE: 7 Jan 2019

Worthington, ON
Watervliet, NY
Forest Hills, NY
San Matteo, CA
Croissy sur Seine, France
St. Paul, MN
Allenton, MI
Hutchinson, MN
Buffalo, NY
Sea Girt, NJ
Leominster, MA

UPDATE: 3 Jan 2019

Tokyo, Japan (see you soon!)
Broken Arrow, OK (I am flabbergasted)
Terrassa, Spain (kudos!)
Newport, VIC Australia
Farleigh, Somerset, England (stamps!)

UPDATE: 1 Jan 2019

Sudbury, ON
St. Paul, MN
S. Bend, IN
Henrico, VA
Sheffield, England
Battesford, England (thanks)
Irving, TX
Plano, TX
Newton Center, MA
Zurich, Switzerland
Austinburg, OH
Boston? (stamps)
Brookfield, WI
Garland, TX
Bedford, TX
Lubbock, TX

I think the truck from Texas arrived in the north!

UPDATE: 28 Dec 2018

Some new ones…

Kaneohe, HI
Emu Plains, NSW, Australia
Carlsbad, NM
Naperville, IL (TMSM donation!)
Tiverton, RI
Morecambe, England
San Francisco, CA
Springboro, OH
Broadrun, VA
McLean, VA
Franklinville, NY
Cleveland, OH
Glenville, IL (challenge coin!)

UPDATE: 26 Dec 2018

More cards are coming in, now from the corners of the Earth, which is a trick, because your planet has no corners. Thanks!

Bethesda, MD
Brainard, NE
Phoenix, AZ (thanks for the comments)
Janesville, WI
Kenai, AK (thanks for the prayers)
St. Paul, MN
Cincinnati, OH (thanks for acknowledging my inner Msgr.)
Bronx, NY (MSW – ha!)
Stamford, CT
Alliston, ON (wow… just, wow)
Calgary, AB
Albany, NY (cool stamps)
Hamburg, NY
Hazel Green, AL
San Antonio, TX
Plano, TX
Hamilton, ON (prayers for job!)
N. Ft. Mayers, FL (thanks for the “Daily Prayer for Priests”)
Loganville, GA (nice Beuronese)
Voorhees, NJ (thanks for the Morlino ancedotes)
Meridian, ID (yes, “Go to confession!”
Cashton, WI
Coldrerio, Switzerland
Glasgow, Scotland (Una Voce!)
Boise, ID
Delmar, NY (Masses for Bp. Morlino)
Peosta, IA
Post Washington, OH (prayers)
Wakefield, RI
Appleton, WI
Mt. Clemens, MI
Ethridge, TN (nice family)
Preston ? England
Harrisburg, PA
Arlington Heights, IL
Cudahy, WI ($2’s!)
Morrisville, PA (Masses!)
Huntersville, NC
Rochester, MN
Lodi, WI (quite a photo)
Southwick, MA
Arlington, TX
Shelbyville, KY
Clifton PArk, NY
Denton, TX
Meadville, PA
Lost Nation, IA
Bloomington, IN (Gratias propter preces libenter persolvo)
Montgomery, AL
Anacortes, WA (with a great drawing!)

UPDATE: 22 Dec 2018

Again, many of you have included letters describing your year or at least present.  I stopped more than once to say a prayer.  Thanks for the expressions of gratitude for the blog.  Quite a few of you are having Masses said for me.  If I should start to glow in the dark pretty soon, I’ll know why.  Also, many of you said you were praying for Bp. Morlino and for a good successor.  I am grateful.  And thanks for the checks and gift cards!

Here are some of the places I discovered in opening the cards.

Skaneateles, NY
Pasadena, CA
Greenville, SC (lovely about Bp. Morlino)
Orlando, FL
Severn, MD
Tampa, FL
Ft Wayne, IN (thanks for the Masses)
San Jose, CA
Aurora, CO
Story, WY (more Masses)
Monterey, CA
Plymouth, MI (40 SSB, 7268… got it, 73)
G P Farms, MI
Bakersfield, CA
Orrtanna, PA (and Masses)
Churchville, NY (thanks for the TMSM donation)
Vero Beach, FL (TLM – YAY!)
Woodinville, WA
South Jordan, UT
Colonie, NY
Circleville, OH
Palisade, CO
Santa Barbara, CA (whew! thanks)
Brooklyn, WI
Falmouth, NS
Mesa, AZ
Witchita, KS (interesting stats!)
Mandan, ND
Dorcester, MA
Owatonna, MN
Chula Vista, CA (Masses!)
Mankato, MN
Holyoke, MA
Largo, FL (nuts!)
Fargo, ND
Arlington, VA (thanks, again)


UPDATE: 15 Dec 2018

I returned home, and checked the PO Box, which was jammed with cards.  Thank you.

Many of you included kind words about my recent injuries.  Thank you.  Many of you also expressed prayers for Bp. Morlino.  I am very grateful.  Quite of few of you had me enrolled in Masses to be celebrated.  I need every bit I can get.   Some of you sent a gift of money or gift cards.  Warm and cheerful thanks.

Now, places whence your cards have come:

Bend, OR
Middleton, WI
Wheaton, IL
Thaxton, VA
Santa Fe, NM
North Port, FL
Houston, TX (thanks)
Rio Rico, AZ
Columbia, PA
Lafayette, LA
Montauk, NY?
Dayton, OH
Pewamo, MI
Lismore, Ireland
Leawood, KS (nice note)
Ohkay Owingeh, NM
San Diego, CA
Sabattus, ME (73!)
St. Louis, MO
O’Fallon, MO
Flint, MI
Menomonie Falls, WI
St. Benedict, OR (be good!)
Arbor Vitae, WI
Mt Vernon, OH (thanks for that last note and COOL stamps)
York, PA
Howard Beach, NY
Pine Grove, PA
San Juan, PR
Heidelberg, Germany
Leavenworth, KS (good for you!)
Mt. Clemens, MI
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Columbus, IN
Kyoto, Japan (Domo arigato gozaimashita!)



Originally Published on: Dec 4, 2018

Already a couple emails have come in about an address for sending Christmas greetings.

If you would like to send me Christmas greetings or cards, please send by snail mail, if possible with really cool stamps.

As I did last year, I’ll try to post all the places whence they arrived from around the world.  Also, I find the notes and letters which describe the year people have had to be interesting and, often, moving.  I read them all.

I have a US PO BOX address.

Fr John Zuhlsdorf
Tridentine Mass Society of Madison
733 Struck St.
PO BOX 44603
Madison, WI 53744-4603


If you need to send anything that requires a signature, such as gold bars, a Bugatti Chiron, bearer bonds, cases of Pappy Van Winkle, complete Pontifical Mass vestment sets … you know, the usual stuff, get in touch with me for an alternate address.

Please! DON’T send perishable food items. I am sure they would be wonderful, and neither poisonous nor hallucinogenic… mostly. But, please, just don’t.

If you put glitter in the card, I’ll recite the Maledictory Psalms against you.

I always enjoy the cards.

Have a wonderful Advent!

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