A Rose Vestment follow up and GREAT news! – UPDATED

UPDATE 3 April 2019:

You can “Pound Fr. Finigan” by using this address/link:


And of course mine is


___ Originally Published on: Apr 2, 2019

The great Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, who is recovering from serious health issues – PRAYERS FOR HIM! – now has a little more time to write for his blog.  He posted recently a piece about the fruits of the Mass.   HERE

However, he leads off with a photo of a rose vestment laid out for Mass on Laetare Sunday and in he includes a photo of the rose Solemn Mass set that YOU readers helped to purchase in 2009 – 10 years ago! – for his parish when he was still in Blackfen.     HERE

Do some of you remember the “Pound Fr. Finigan” campaign?

That was a sad situation in Blackfen, because a whack-job took over Fr. Finigan’s place and destroyed his work.   For years I worried about that set of rose vestments.  Quo?

Fr. F writes:

Back in 2009, Damian Thompson and Fr John Zuhlsdorf encouraged many people to contribute to providing a High Mass set of rose vestments for Our Lady of the Rosary in Blackfen where I was parish priest. Those vestments were later acquired by St Bede’s at Clapham Park where they are regularly in use. There are many people who benefit from the special fruits of the Masses celebrated using those vestments.

St. Bedes!   That is terrific news!  I knew the former pastor (parish priest) there, Fr. Basden, and know the new pastor, Fr. Holden.  They recently swapped places, Fr. Basden going to Ramsgate and Fr. Holden going the Clapham Park.    Great priests, great places, fortunate people, everyone wins.

In any event, I am so relieved about the Blackfen Rose set going to St. Bedes.  I couldn’t be more pleased.

Gosh… 10 years ago!

Finally, allow me to ask for another “Pound Fr. Finigan” campaign.   Since he is no longer a parish priest as he convalesces, he doesn’t have nearly support he had before.   You know what that means.  I sure know what it means!


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  1. jaykay says:

    I would be more than glad to contribute. Do you have a link, Father? Apologies if there is one but I’m reduced to mobile access and can’t see one. Bless you and Fr. F.

  2. Cincture says:

    For those who may have lost a loved one, this Laetare Sunday was a unique occasion to ponder, not only our own current Lenten efforts, but also, due to the only week during Lent for which there is the allowance of flowers on the altar. This time serves as both a respite and encouragement to each of us in joining with the Church’s way to Calvary during this Season, and the hopeful joy with which we await its result. Moreover, it is a blessed impetus to our thoughts, our prayers, and introspection for our loved ones and ourselves; for that ultimate beatific vision which we seek and for which we continuously pray for our loved ones and for others, whoever they are, in need of our entreaty to the Martyrs and Saints, the Blessed Virgin, and Her most Glorious Son.

  3. BrionyB says:

    jaykay – there is a “Donate” button on Fr F’s blog, https://the-hermeneutic-of-continuity.blogspot.com (on the mobile site, tap the menu symbol at the top left and scroll down). God bless you for helping a good priest!

  4. jaykay says:

    Thanks for that, Briony B.

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