Thursday, 30 October 2014
O Faithful Virgin and glorious martyr, St. Philomena, who works so many miracles on behalf of the poor and sorrowing, have pity on me. Thou knowest the multitude and diversity of my needs. Behold me at thy feet, full of misery, but full of hope. I entreat thy charity, O great Saint! Graciously hear me and obtain from God a favorable answer to the request which I now humbly lay before thee… (Here specify your petition.) I am firmly convinced that through thy merits, through the scorn, the sufferings and the death thou didst endure, united to the merits of the Passion and death of Jesus, thy Spouse, I shall obtain what I ask of thee, and in the joy of my heart I will bless God, who is admirable in His Saints. Amen.
Friday, 22 August 2014
Below is His Eminence's programme, culminating in Solemn Pontifical Mass at St Aloysius, the Parish of Blessed Henry Newman, The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, St Aloysius Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, Victoria.
Low Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form, Sacred Heart Church, 199 Rathdowne St, Carlton 3053
Theology at the Pub with Q&A "Marriage, Divorce and Annulments", The Pumphouse Hotel, 128 Nicholson St, Fitzroy, 3065
World Congress of Families' Regional Meeting, "Life, Freedom and Family" St Patrick's Hall, 16 Childers St, Mentone, 3194
"Natural Law and Conscience - Key to Freedom and to the Integrity of Marriage and the Family" (Key Note Address by Cardinal Burke), St Patrick's Hall, 16 Childers St, Mentone, 3194
Thursday, 17 July 2014
|St Jude (Thaddaeus): St Jude Prayer|
Friday, 11 July 2014
|St Anthony Prayer - St Anthony of Padua|
O wonderful St. Anthony, glorious on account of the fame of your miracles, and through the condescension of Jesus in coming in the form of a little child to rest in your arms, obtain for me of His bounty the grace which I ardently desire from the depths of my heart. [State your intention now]. You who were so compassionate toward miserable sinners, regard not the unworthiness of those who pray to you, but the glory of God that it may once again be magnified by the granting of the particular request [State your intention now] which I now ask for with persevering earnestness. Amen
one Hail Mary, and
Glory Be to the Father, in honor of Saint Anthony.
O holy St. Anthony, gentlest of saints, your love for God and charity for his creatures made you worthy while on earth to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me the favour I seek in this novena [State your intention now]. The answer to my prayer may require a miracle; even so, you are the saint of miracles. O gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms, and thee gratitude of my heart will always be yours.
O miracle-working St. Anthony, remember that it never has been heard that you left without help or relief anyone who in his need had recourse to you. Animated now with the most lively confidence, even with full conviction of not being refused, I fly for refuge to thee, O most favored friend of the Infant Jesus. O eloquent preacher of the divine mercy, despise not my supplications but, bringing them before the throne of God, strengthen them by your intercession and obtain for me the favor I seek in this novena [State your intention now].
O purest St. Anthony, who through your angelic virtue was made worthy to be caressed by the Divine Child Jesus, to hold him in your arms and press him to your heart. I entreat you to cast a benevolent glance upon me. O glorious St. Anthony, born under the protection of Mary Immaculate, on the Feast of her Assumption into Heaven, and consecrated to her and now so powerful an intercessor in Heaven, I beseech you to obtain for me the favor I ask in this novena [State your intention now]. O great wonder-worker, intercede for me that God may grant my request.
I salute and honor you, O powerful helper, St. Anthony. The Christian world confidently turns to you and experiences your tender compassion and powerful assistance in so many necessities and sufferings that I am encouraged in my need to seek you help in obtaining a favorable answer to my request for the favor I seek in this novena [State your intention now]. O holy St. Anthony, I beseech you, obtain for me the grace that I desire.
O renowned champion of the faith of Christ, most holy St. Anthony, glorious for your many miracles, obtain for me from the bounty of my Lord and God the grace which I ardently seek in this novena [State your intention now]. O holy St. Anthony, ever attentive to those who invoke you, grant me that aid of your powerful intercession.
O holy St. Anthony, you have shown yourself so powerful in your intercession, so tender and so compassionate towards those who honor you and invoke you in suffering and distress. I beseech you most humbly and earnestly to take me under your protection in my present necessities and to obtain for me the favor I desire [State your intention now]. Recommend my request to the merciful Queen of Heaven, that she may plead my cause with you before the throne of her Divine Son.
Saint Anthony, servant of Mary, glory of the Church, pray for our Holy Father, our bishops, our priests, our Religious Orders, that, through their pious zeal and apostolic labors, all may be united in faith and give greater glory to God. St. Anthony, helper of all who invoke you, pray for me and intercede for me before the throne of Almighty God that I be granted the favor I so earnestly see in this novena (State [State your intention now].
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
O God, may the votive commemoration of blessed Anthony, your confessor, be a source of joy to your Church, that she may always be fortified with spiritual assistance, and deserve to enjoy eternal rewards. Through Christ our Lord.
We point you to the May 2014 interview of the Catholic Herald with Bishop Athanasius Schneider conducted by freelance journalist Sarah Atkinson.
Thursday, 10 July 2014
And yet the Requiem Mass for a priest contains the cry of St. Paul: "O death where is thy victory? O death where is Thy sting", as if to stir us from our sorrow and remind us that death is but one half of the Christian paradox: for because of the victory of the cross, death has been transformed into the very gateway to life. This same cross is understood by so few that St. Paul says it is "unto the Jews a stumbling block and unto the Gentiles foolishness." (1Cor 1:23)
The Gentiles whom St. Paul was working to convert understood that man had a natural desire within himself to live forever. But without the true faith, they thought this could only be achieved through great deeds which would live on in the minds of generations of men forever in works such as those of Homer and late Plutarch.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
God became man, + and the Word was made flesh. +
Christ was born of a Virgin.+
Christ was crucified.+
Christ rose from the dead.+
Christ ascended into Heaven. +
Christ conquers. +
Christ reigns. +
Christ orders. +
May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning.+
Christ went through their midst in Peace, +
and the Word was made flesh. +
Christ is with us with Mary. +
Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root of David, has won. +
Holy God! +
Have mercy on us.
O God, true shepherd of all the faithful, look with kindness upon Thy servant Pope Benedict XVI, whom Thou set as head and shepherd of Thy Church.
We give Thee thanks for Thy grace at work in him as he had led us by word and example: in his teaching, in his prayer and in his great love.
Grant him Thy strength in frailty, comfort in sorrow, and serenity amid the trials of this world; and guide Thy Church, built on the rock of Peter, with the power of Thy Spirit as we continue on the path that leads to Thee.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let us pray for the Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis, that His Holiness may be a worthy Successor of St Peter: O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the faithful, graciously look upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast been pleased to appoint over Thy Church; grant, we beseech Thee, that both by word and example he may edify those over whom he is set, and together with the flock committed to his care, may attain to eternal life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.