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Saint John Henry Newman Victoria, BC: Trinity XXII 2pm 17NOV

If you're in the area, drop by and join us for Mass (22Trinity), 2pm, worshiping at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Church, 851 Old Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC:
Missa Orbis Factor (Kyrie, Gloria, Sanctus-Benedictus, Agnus Dei)
Missa Simplicior (Credo) (Merbecke)
Offertory Motet: Out of the Deep (Tallis)
Communion Motet: Genitori Genitoque (Victoria)
Opening: Joyful, joyful, we adore thee (Hymn to Joy, BCP 403)
Offertory: Jesu, lover of my soul (Aberystwyth, BCP 510)
Final: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah (Cwm Rhondda, NEH 368)

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Recent posts

Catholic Herald: 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Anglicanorum Coetibus at the Church of the Most Precious Blood at London Bridge.
The Catholic Herald has the story: Cardinal praises ordinariate for promoting knowledge of pre-Reformation saints. Cardinal Vincent Nichols urged members of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham to help with the new evangelisation of Britain, when he preached at a packed Mass to mark the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Anglicanorum Coetibus.

The Strange Case of The Train Man

Under a bridge somewhere there lives a troll - the Train Man - who belches from his blog numerous cantankerous - some might say cancerous - accusations aimed at people and presbyters, bishops and bystanders. Train Man - because he applies his affection to model trains, which are pretty cool as far as toys go (...ask any kindergartner) - spares little charity for those to whom he applies his wrath.
A fair-minded reader of his blog could easily conclude that Train Man has a hate-on for the Ordinariate. As he coughs up one venomous hit-piece after another, ad nauseum one could add, he avoids the possibility that the development of the Personal Ordinariates is a gift of the Holy Spirit, a gift that folds perfectly acceptable liturgical and spiritual practices back into the Church as certain separated brethren bearing true gifts have been received into the Church.

Which leads the reasonable person to rhetorically ask: with Catholic friends like Train Man, who needs enemas?

At best…

Walking Through The Mass: the Credo

Attendees of the Ordinariate Mass habitually pray the Nicene Creed during the Sunday Mass.

Since becoming a regular at the Ordinariate Mass, I am reminded every week how blessed we in the Ordinariate are by having a beautiful translation of the Creed to pray.
While still a diocesan Catholic, I remember with joy and satisfaction the introduction of the revised (some might say a restored) English translation of the Creed for the Ordinary Form of the Mass. When I left diocesan precincts for the Ordinariate, I found the Credo as prayed in Divine Worship (DW), the Mass of the Ordinariate, to be awkward at first, though strangely attractive. The DW version motivated me to slow down and revisit each phrase.

Having been exposed to and shaped by the Credo of Divine Worship for a few years now, I cannot imagine returning to even the improved English text of the Ordinary Form Liturgy. The Nicene Creed professed in the Ordinariate, in that older liturgical dialect, is lyrical, confident and the …

Fr. Martin or The Magisterium?

A certain Wolf could not get enough to eat because of the watchfulness of the Shepherds. But one night he found a sheep skin that had been cast aside and forgotten. The next day, dressed in the skin, the Wolf strolled into the pasture with the Sheep. Soon a little Lamb was following him about and was quickly led away to slaughter. That evening the Wolf entered the fold with the flock. But it happened that the Shepherd took a fancy for mutton broth that very evening, and, picking up a knife, went to the fold. There the first he laid hands on and killed was the Wolf. The evil doer often comes to harm through his own deceit.The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing by Aesop
Is Fr. James Martin, who markets himself as a faithful herald of the Gospel, exposed by his own Tweets as more a predatory canid camouflaged in ovine attire than a conservationist of orthodoxy?
Compare the water from Fr. Martin's trough with that offered by Dr. Eduardo J. Echeverria (link), Anthony Esolen (link) and Fr. Dwigh…

Trinity XX: Solemn Votive Mass of the Holy Ghost on the Occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of Anglicanorum Coetibus

Community: Anglican Patrimony Society (Portland)

Portland has a community in formation. Visit their handsome website at:
While you're there, consider offering a donation to help them along..
Offer a prayer on behalf of the Portland community. Perhaps something like the prayer below:
ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD, Who dost govern all things in heaven and earth, mercifully hear our prayers, and grant to this Ordinariate all things needful for its spiritual welfare: priests and deacons to labour in this portion of Thy vineyard; holy, learned, and zealous religious; churches complete in the beauty of holiness. Strengthen and confirm the faithful; protect and guide the children. Visit and relieve the sick; turn and soften the wicked. Arouse the careless; recover the fallen. Restore the penitent. Remove all hindrances to the advancement of Thy truth; and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within the fold of Thy holy Church, to the honour and glory of Thy bles…

Quote of The Week: 2NOV

Why are children important?

Because we don’t matter as much as we think we do, but children matter more than we think they do. In fact, if children don’t matter then none of us matter, because none of us came into the world except as children.

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Ten Years On: the Ordinariate then and now.

But Not Of It

The Roman Catholic Church never was, nor is she, nor will she ever be a democratic institution. The Magisterium cannot be entrusted to democratic procedures. Christ was not elected the Church’s head: he is her founder and master. - The Church Is Not a Democracy by Chilton Williamson Jr. at Crisis Magazine Years before being received into the Catholic Church, I witnessed how protest and rebellion defined and compromised the mainline Protestant community in which I was (validly) baptized. Other non-Catholic communities I attended prior to having been received into the Church were equally compromised by: divorce and remarriage (adultery); tacit approval of cohabitation (fornication); loss of Apostolic teaching about the uniqueness of Jesus Christ (heresy), the Real Presence; and so on.

John 17:9; 16
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. While parents and pastors of m…