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       "My soul is restless, Lord, till it rests in Thee."    Saint Augustine

Prayers and Devotions
Traditional Catholic Prayers and Devotion that enhance our spiritual life and allow all to continue the beautiful prayers that so many were weaned on. For the compilation of prayers, see
The Rosary of Mary: our most powerful weapon.
Click on the Rosary button to recite the full Rosary in either English or Latin.
"Qui legit, intelligat"
We are please to be able to bring you weekly sermons by Father Louis J. Campbell to assist Traditionalists in their spiritual journey. The title for these Sunday Sermons is taken from Our Lord's most revealing and pertinent words in Matthew 24: vs. 15, "he that readeth, let him understand" - words that have much more significance in these times of grave crisis. Father Louis provides the nourishment from the Gospels so that we can all understand more clearly and respond to God's Holy Will.
When you can't attend the Holy Sacrifice
There are many who, realizing the Novus Ordo is not the fullness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, cannot attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as it was always meant to be said. Therefore, we have gleaned from The Key of Heaven prayers to say at home. It is very comforting to know that the Holy Mass is offered for us even when we are not actually present. But to enjoy the benefits which it procures, we must by a SPIRITUAL COMMUNION become partakers of the altar from which we are temporarily banished. We add here that these prayers never fulfill fully our obligation and privilege to assist at Holy Mass, but serve as a necessary alternative during these times when the eternal sacrifice is being eliminated everywhere. Here we provide prayers in preparation for fulfilling assistance in absentia.
Promises of the Sacred Heart
On-going excellent work by Father Joseph McDonnell, S.J.. Catholic Family News has given us permission to reprint following their publishing of these beautiful meditations and commentaries that should encourage more devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.





TODAY

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

SOLEMNITY OF THE DOUBLE OF THE FIRST CLASS FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST

    White or Solemn Gold Vestments.

Mass for the First Mass at Midnight

EPISTLE: Titus 2: 11-15
GRADUAL: Psalm 109: 3, 1
GOSPEL: Luke 2: 1-14

Mass for the Second Mass at Dawn

EPISTLE: Titus 3: 4-7
GRADUAL: Psalm 117: 27, 26, 23,
GOSPEL: Luke 2: 15, 20

Mass for the Third Mass during the Day

EPISTLE: Hebrews 1: 1-12
GRADUAL: Psalm 97: 3, 4, 2
GOSPEL: John 1: 1-14

For a profile of this wondrous solemn feast, see The Meaning of Christmas

Prayer for the Feast of the NATIVITY OF OUR LORD

  Grant us, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we on whom the new light of Thy Incarnate Word is poured, may show forth in our works that brightness which now doth illuminate our minds by faith. Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in unity with the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

From the Collect for the Second Mass on Christmas

Also see First Day of Christmas

                         
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