Friday, April 19, 2013

God Is Hidden In The Priest

"Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption here on earth...What use would be a house filled with gold, were there no one to open its door? The priest holds the key to the treasures of heaven: it is he who opens the door: he is the steward of the good Lord; the administrator of His goods...Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest and they will end by worshiping the beasts there..The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you." 

 —St. John Marie Vianney

This video, "Go Forth," was sent to me by Father Mark Thelen, LC, who was ordained this past December and is happily featured here. He is inviting everyone to share this video to anyone and everyone. Enjoy, and don't forget to grab a Kleenex or two. Thank you for answering the call to the Sacred Priesthood of Jesus Christ, Father Mark and all priests! THANK YOU for giving us Jesus's Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. No one else can do it but you.


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"The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ." 

—St. John Vianney

Monday, April 15, 2013

Restoring The Reverence, Restoring The Sacred

When is the last time you went to a procession on the feast of Corpus Christi? Had a Holy Hour at your parish? Lit a prayer candle in front of a statue? Stood in a nice, long line for Confession? Been to Benediction? Watch this video (in full screen; it looks better!) of a church in Omaha that completely turned around, with the help of a new priest who yearned to restore sacred traditions to his parish. Your heart will soar to see what has happened to a poor parish with declining attendance when a young pastor takes over.

Give people the TRUTH in beauty and in reverence, and they will come. I've seen it happen at a parish near me. We, the folks in the pews, are absolutely STARVING for it. May there be more parishes like this one throughout our country...hundreds and hundreds of them. May God bless this holy priest!

"A glimpse of Heaven" at every Holy Mass! Bring on the incense!

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