Friday, April 29, 2011

Diocese of Winona Priests that celebrate the Extraordinary Form

I could actually just make one post if I did all my research before posting too soon, but nonetheless here they are.  PRAY for these wonderful Priests that offer the EF.  One that is not on the link is the Bishop.

Bishop John Quinn

Father Matt Fasnacht

Father Gregory Parrott

Father Patrick Arens

Msgr. Donald P. Schmitz

Father Thomas Cook


2011 Latin Mass Schedule - Extraordinary Form - Diocese of Winona

For those interested in the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Diocese of Winona.

Latin Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday

Father Patrick Arens will celebrate the traditional Tridentine Latin Mass for Rochester at St. Bridget's Church near Simpson on Sunday May 1 at 4pm. This Missa Cantata (High Mass) will celebrate Low Sunday within the Octave of Easter in the traditional Church Calendar. In addition the Divine Mercy Devotion will be recited prior to the Mass at 3:40 pm and Fr. Arens will hear confessions at 3:00 pm. Contact Don Hagler at 206-4355 with questions.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Diocesan (La Crosse) Pro-Life Convocation - this Saturday

Diocesan Pro-Life Convocation

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Immaculate Conception Parish – 341 W Main Street Hwy 95, Alma Center, WI (Centrally located – 10 miles from Black River Falls)

For Parish Pro-Life Coordinators

But also for Anyone with a Passion for Life!

10:00 Greeting – Christopher Ruff

Opening prayer – Fr. Jude Dioka

10:15 Screening of Documentary - Blood Money

11:30 Q & A panel -  Lisa Sommers, Rachel's Vineyard, and Will Goodman, Jen Dunnett, Pat O'Donnell – Servants of Our Lady of Guadalupe

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Lisa Sommers discusses establishment of Rachel’s Vineyard Office in Stevens Point, with healing retreats for post-abortive women and men

1:30 Pro-Life displays, discussions, information sharing:  Key Pro-Life Coordinators will describe initiatives they have undertaken in their parishes and share what others would need to know to do the same, for example: • Spiritual Adoption  • Parish Memorial Garden  • Fetal Development Poster Series  • Parish Baby Shower • 40 Days for Life – Hear the inspiring stories from around our own Diocese!

3:00 Divine Mercy Chaplet in Church (April 30 is Vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday)

3:30 Closing remarks – Christopher Ruff

Please RSVP by emailing or calling 608-791-2667

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Climbing in Cuba....

Cuba Chapter4_The Life of Leo from renan ozturk on Vimeo.

Verso L'alto, boys

Diocese of Winona Chrism Mass

I had the privilege of attending the Chrism Mass this past Monday.  It was a beautiful celebration of the Mass at a awe inspiring parish in Mankato, MN.  St.'s Peter and Paul is.....well.....words cannot describe what I think to know that the Diocese actually has a Parish that looks like this.  WOW.  The order they have there is also something that I could never have imagined.  Holy, Orthodox, priests that are really bringing it back.  Great Liturgies, solid formation, good old fashioned Catholicism.  Great.  They even have a private minor seminary that is providing wonderful faith formation to young men considering the priesthood.  If their Order is still there in 8-9 years, the Boy is getting shipped there for High School Seminary.  Latin, cassocks, Sisters in HABITS, the list goes on.  AND - they celebrate the Extraordinary Form (not for the Chrism Mass, can't get too carried away with rad trad liturgical awesomeness can you?)  

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Holy Communion in the hand............

Don't believe Mr. Voris....check out last months post from two Cardinals.

On a side note, this is in fact the norm.  However, reading the Church Fathers will reveal that in the beginning of the Church Communion in the hand was practiced widely.  I seem to remember  a letter that read something to the effect of "place one hand under the other as to make a throng for the King to be placed in, as it is indeed, a King whom you receive."  HOWEVER......obedience must look to the NORMS of the Church now, which is on the tongue.  Both are way is superior.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Liturgical Abuse

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gordon Hague Video

My wife put this together for my Grandfather's wake.  She did a GREAT job - very professional and wonderful picture selection.  Thank you to my wife for all she has done in this time of suffering, rejoicing in Christ's mercy, and family memories.  Thank you - you do so much for us, I cannot express that enough.  Without your effort, we would not have the memories this close to us.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Requiescat in pace to my Grandfather.......

Gordon F. Hague, age 83 of Elk Mound, died Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home in Chippewa Falls, with his family by his side. Gordon was born on February 7, 1928 in Maiden Rock. He was the son of Charles and Bertha (McCrae). Gordon grew up in Maiden Rock and attended Maiden Rock School. He worked on the family farm with his family. After a logging accident at age 17 he wasn’t able to farm. Gordon worked in Red Wing at Rock Wool for a short time. Gordon married Mary Helen Close on August 23, 1952 at St. Francis in Ellsworth. Gordon went to work at Armours Meat Packing in South St. Paul, he worked there until transferring to Eau Claire in 1973. He retired from Armours after 33 years of service. For the last year, Gordon has been a resident of the Chippewa Manor Nursing Home. Gordon was an honest man, always with a smile on his face and he was a hard worker. He was an avid Viking Fan, he enjoyed playing cards with his friends and traveling the country. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary, two children, Margaret Mary Stecker of Louisville, KY and Timothy (Billie) of Altoona, five grandsons, Matthew (Windy) Taylor, Zachary (Kim) Hague, Shane Hague, Alexander and Mason Steckers, two great grandchildren, Isabelle and Michael Taylor, one brother, Russell of Elmwood, one sister, Edna (Darrold) Helmer of Prescott, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Patricia Marie Taylor, one grandson, Ryan Patrick Hague, two brothers, Earl and Gerald and two sisters, Grace Hague, and Bernice Funk. Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 6 2011 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Mound. Rev. Sangol Rajan and Fr. Victor Inbaraj will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8PM Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. In-Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in Gordon’s name. Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Menomonie, is serving the family.