Send Fr. Z your snail-mail 2020 CHRISTMAS CARDS! – UPDATED

UPDATE 17 Jan:

Baldwin, NY*
Pine Island, MN (roger Pachamama)


Ona, WV
Hamilton, OH*
Escanaba, MI
Painswick, Glouchestershire
Round Hill, VA
Prairie Village, KS
Kingsland, GA
Kansas City, MO
Zenica, Bosnia Hercegovina (thanks for the comment about the live Masses)
Manchester, England
Estes Park, CO (good memories of that place)
Toronto, ON* (very kind)

UPDATE 28 Dec:

Last day of the year, but not the last day of the CHRISTMAS SEASON!

Round Rock, TX
LaValle, WI*
Kenai, AK*
Manassas, VA
Kaneohe, HI
Leominster, MA
Garland, TX
Oranmore, Gallway (Thanks for the Masses! Prayers)
Lancaster, PA (Kid art!)
Harrisburg, PA*
Cottage Grove, MN*
Eaton, OH
Escondido, CA (cool stamp)
Hummelstown, PA*
Benton, AR*
Orland Park, IL


Grace (4) and her brother (8) in the snow.

That might be a “minion” with them, or a Jesuit.  RUN CHILDREN!  RUN!

And I think we have a … spaceship?… and… affectionate robots exchanging gifts?  One of them got a new sweater.  As all good robots do at Christmas.

UPDATE 28 Dec:


I missed a few…

Middleton, WI
Fort Atkinson, WI
Cross Plains, WI
Frisco, TX
Wylie, TX

My neighbor stopped in a the P.O. Box for me today and brought more treasures.

Bottesford, Leics. England*
San Francisco, CA*
Orlando, FL
San Mateo, CA (lovely block print)
Orrtanna, PA (Masses… thanks)
Houston, TX
Tiverton, RI
Carlisle, MA
Bloomington, MN
Compton, NH
St. Charles, MO
Appleton, WI
Bartlett, IL
Hammond, IN (great photo)
Waunakee, WI*
Mount Clemens, MI x 2
Letterkenny, Donegal
Powassan, ON
Hamburg, NY
Franklin, IN
New Braunfels, TX* (thanks)
BEdford, IN
Irondale, AL
Salinas, CA (thanks!)
Newman Lake, WA (kid art!)
Rochester, MN
Arlington, TX
Maybrook, NY
Sarasota, FL
East Lyons, CT
Valdosta, GA (73!)
Ottawa, ON (thanks, old friend)
Milton Freewater, OR
Carlsbad, CA (actually there was never a time in my priesthood when I DIDN’T say the TLM!)
Dorchester, MA
Austin, TX
Minneapolis, MN
Calgary, Alberta
Alliston, ON
Austin, TX* (thanks)
St. Paul, MN
Boise, ID
Tokyo (Arigato gozaimashita!)
Macon, GA
Manchester, NH
Palmer, TX
Sydney, NS
Hudson, MA
Overland, KS
Pierz, MN
England (Lewisham?)
Lodi, WI (charyut!)
Pisgah Forest, NC
Wahpeton, ND (congrats!)
Lake Mills, WI


UPDATE 24 Dec:

Irving, TX
Eagan, MN*
Cowplain, Waterlooville, Hampshire
Åbo, Finland
Chester, VT*
Bridgewater, MA
Thousand Oaks, CA
Seaford, NY
Iowa City, IA (daily Mass viewer)
York, PA (kudos for the ordination in the family)
Fort Worth, TX
Yellowstone National Park, WY*
Reeseville, WI* (donation to the TMSM really helps)
Carlsbad, CA
Kenosha, WI*
Tignish, PE
Falmouth, NS
Voorhees, NJ
London, England
Fullerton, CA
Eastsound, WA
St. Paul, MN (Seven Sisters Apostolate!)
Knoxville, TN
Aurora, CO
Montgomery, AL
Boca Raton, FL
Watervliet, NY*
Cudahy, WI*

UPDATE 19 Dec:

The P.O. Box was stuffed in layers, fore and aft!

Clearwater, FL (very cool stamps)
La Crescent, MN
Bowling Green, KY
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Yuma, AZ (and St. Agnes in St. Paul!)
Stamford, CT (me too)
Oxnard, CA
Round Rock, TX
Savannah, GA (nice photos – they didn’t get bent – miracle)
Wichita, KS*
Montgomery, AL
Menominee Fall, WI (kid art! YAY!)
Portsmouth, HN (more kid art! YAY!)
Indianapolis, IN
Bethesda, MD*
Saint Mary, MO (very kind words)
Wading River, NY
Millersville, MD*
Raleigh, NC*
Monteagle, TN
Shelton, CT
Peosta, IA (and kid art! YAY!)
Mount Airy, GA
Monterey, CA
Elmhurst, IL (keep working on the Latin)
Stockbridge, GA
McKinney, TX
La Jolla, CA (rather… thanks to YOU!)
Wichita, KS*
Vero Beach, FL (I would like to, but that depends on the pastor)
Fulton, MO (prayers)
Denver, CO
Windsor, ON*
St. Paul, MN
Thaxton, VA
Cashton, WI (garlic scapes!)
Knoxville, TN (gosh… brought tears… prayers)
Plano, TX (more prayers)
Algona, IA
Lakeside, CA (73!)
Near Eastbourne, England
Oshkosh, WI
Brea, CA
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Mesa, AZ
Eagle, ID*
Greenville, SC*
Las Vegas, NV*
Hollister, CA
Gravesend, Kent (bis!)
San Francisco, CA
Huntersville, NC (prayers for 6 yr old T)
Bentleigh, VIC (Australia)
Pewamo, MI*
Ashford, Middlesex, England
Rochester, MI
Moscow, ID
Chula Vista, CA
Covina, CA
Schenectady, NY (cool stamps)

A shout out and thanks to

Cody, WY
Foley, AL
Locust Grove, GA

Wow… that took quite a while.


ALL better than the Vatican Nativity scene.

UPDATE 14 Dec:

I picked up another batch.

Everson, WA
Louisville, KY
S. St. Paul, MN
Elkton, MD
Malone, NY
Cavillo, Ags. C.P., Mexico
Lubec, ME
Uppsala, Sweden
San Antonio, TX
Maria Stein, OH
San Antonio, FL (very interesting reading)
Waltham, MA
Roseville, MN*
Columbia, GA*
Gravesend, Kent
Flushing, NY
Indianapolis, IN (cool stamps)
Cincinnati, OH (very cool stamps)
S. Windor, CT

UPDATE 09 Dec:

I received my first Christmas card today!

And so I begin the list of locations…

Arbor Vitae, WI*
Anchorage, AK
Berkey, OH*
Leawood, KS*
Fayetteville, AR
Santa Fe, NM
Bend, OR
Hopewell, NJ*
Menomonee Fall, WI
Middleton, WI
Floral Park, NY
Dubuque, IA*
Kuna, ID
Ocala, FL
San Jose, CA?
Delmar, NY



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

Remember mail?

As I have done in years past, I’ll try to post all the places whence they were mailed from around the world.  Keep in mind that if you don’t include your address, I can’t easily do that.

I have a US PO BOX address.

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

That is the P.O. Box of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison


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! DO NOT send perishable food items. I am sure they would be wonderful, and neither poisonous nor hallucinogenic… mostly. But, please, just don’t.  I can’t get to the P.O. Box everyday.

If you put glitter in the card, I’ll recite the Maledictory Psalms against you. No. Really.  I will.

If you send something threatening or illegal, I will turn it in to law enforcement.  I’m sorry I have to write that under such a cheery topic, but this is the world we live in, especially in this dreadful year of 2020 with the craziness going on.

I always enjoy the Christmas cards.  The notes and letters which describe the year people have had are interesting and, often, moving.  I read them all.

And drawings by kids are a hoot.

I look forward to seeing your cards!

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