Confession Video

July 4, 2017 § 1 Comment

I somewhat hesitated sharing this video.    Watch it first, if you are interested and want to avoid “spoilers”.

 

 

So you watched it?

 

Are you sure you don’t care about spoilers?

 

Ok – you have only yourself to blame at this point.

 

I loved this video.  From the lady using confession to gossip about her snotty neighbor the the anguish of the priest when he realized that the penitent before him was the man who killed his father.  And I get that he was lifting a burden by lying.  But he was lying.  I don’t think it was necessary for the story and there were other ways that it could have been dealt with.

When I considered sharing the video I hesitated.  Do I really want to share this with such a problematic bit in the ending?  It is human nature to pick these sorts of things apart and blow them up far past what the deserve.   But in the end this video has several qualities that I think make it worthwhile.

First: the priest is just a guy — who at that moment is acting as God’s active conduit of mercy and love.   It is a struggle for him,  he does it (arguably) badly, but he does it.     I think it is valuable for us to keep in mind that our priests are men, men who love and hate and weep and laugh.   Media has a tendency to often either idolize priests or debase them.  This video does neither.

Second: the penitent really needs confession and illustrates the need for confession.   It is one of those common “Ask a  Catholic Questions”: “Why do I need to confess to a priest, I can just confess to God.”  Sure you can, but when you are heart torn and painfully aware of the magnitude of your sin, when you question the very possibility of  redemption then you need to hear in the physical world the comfort of absolution.  The penitent could have prayed for forgiveness a thousand times, but until he heard the words he would never be able to start letting go of the sin and the despair that  accompanies it.   One of Satan’s most successful lies is the idea that you don’t need to speak your sin to anyone but God.   I chains us in despair and prevents us from acting forward in mercy and forgiveness.

Now for the problematic part.

We can look at the idea of lying to the penitent in a few ways. obiwan One rather artistic idea from the comments on the video was that our sins are washed away in confession to the point that in the eyes of God they never happen – so in a certain sense the priest’s father wasn’t killed by the penitent.  But that is really  an Obi Wan “certain point of view” moment and not really satisfactory.

We could also attempt to view it as just an act of Mercy.  The priest lied to comfort a dying man   There is no denying that the man who is relieved of this burden feels immense joy, but the joy was based on a lie.   At the very end the priest even postulates  that it might be worse that he lied as a priest.   In the end if the priest had maintained honesty, forgiven the penitent  both in the sacramental and in his own heart and had communicated that to the penitent we could have had a very powerful ending.  Not the joy that the penitent shows, but a something based on reality and truth.

So in the end I decided to share this, not because it is perfect, but because its imperfections make me think and make for a good conversation.  Is a lie ever worthwhile?  If this is not such a case what would have been better and what would have looked like?  How would Christ have approached this differently?

 

 

The Man Behind the Collar

January 13, 2010 § 1 Comment

This is really worth sharing.

Fr “This short series follows three priests from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in their daily priestly duties and offers a glimpse into the diverse ways that priests serve others and relax through their own hobbies. It shows The Man Behind the Collar.”

My most recent interaction with the priesthood outside of mass was knowing that at almost midnight a priest came to the hospital to give last rites to my grandmother and another patient in the hospital.  24 hour job.

I also love the idea of asking “Lord, what do you want me to do?”.   When I was working with the youth in my parish I told them to pray every morning “What do you want for me to do today?” and if they would be bold enough to listen and act on God’s will they would live extraordinary lives of purpose and joy in Christ.  I really believe this, though I forget all too often to do it myself.

Another Halloween thing

October 29, 2009 § Leave a comment

I just got this link: The Drama of Hallowmas and then read this from the Anchoress:  Loving Halloween which are both along the lines of what I have been thinking today on this subject.

 

 

Yesterday at mass

June 22, 2009 § 2 Comments

So, yesterday at mass was one of those minor disasters.

Rachel is happy to get to mass

Rachel is happy to get to mass

We had Rachel with us overnight and everything was going well.

She was a little agitated when Mass started.  I am not sure why exactly.  But right as Father stepped to the ambo to read the Word Rachel lost it.  Completely.  So badly that I had to take her out.  I couldn’t even control her by myself and Kyle had to help.  Ashley stayed in mass with the younger children and we drove Rachel back to her group home, and came back.    This is the first time Rachel hasn’t stayed through mass since we started attending Holy Rosary and for at least a year before that.

Once we got Rachel out of the church we sat with her on the steps to give her a chance to calm down.  She would alternate between being just sad (which is fine) and being out of control (which means mom or dad get pinched) and then we just gave up on the idea of getting her to come back to mass and decided to drive her back to her house.   We got Rachel to the car and she was really, really not happy to be leaving.  We decided that it would be safer for everyone if we both went in the car with Rachel.  She has “lost it” in the car before and attacked the driver.   So having one of us to help control Rachel if she got out of control was important.

I went inside to tell Ashley that we would be gone for a little bit and to just hang out with the little ones at coffee and donuts if we didn’t get back before the end of mass.   I am so thankful to have such wonderful children.  Josh whispered to me that he would be good and to remember the movie in Rachel’s bag.  Rachel had put a movie that we had checked out from the library in her bag on the way out of the house and we had asked the children to help us remember that it was there so she wouldn’t get it back to her house without us noticing.    Sarah and Hannah took the whole thing in stride.   Ashley reported later that Josh and Sarah were a little rambunctious right after we left, but once she sat between them they were fine.

Rachel was ok in the car.  She started saying “Bad… bad! bad!” and crying.  Real tears were running down her cheeks.  She knows when she has crossed the line, but she doesn’t know how to stop herself before she gets there.  Total lack of impulse control in action.    When we got to her house she rang the doorbell and asked for a kiss.  She wasn’t happy with herself at that point.  We weren’t particularly happy with her either  – a few more bruises,  a scratch and a couple bites later –  but Rachel is Rachel and we love her.  She got her kisses and hugs and then ran to her room.  At least everyone was safe.

We got back just as mass was ending – just in time to join the children for coffee and donuts.   Everyone at mass pretty much saw the whole event.   I got several hugs and sympathetic inquiries, which makes me all the more thankful for our parish and our friends.  Our priest came up and let us know that he had seen everything and had been praying for us.   This means a lot.  I know that Father Anthony values a reverent mass and for him to come to us and express his understanding was touching.   I really hate when Rachel’s behavior affects the mass experience of others.  It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it is distressing.  I know how much having a “good mass” can mean to me if I am struggling with something and how comforting a peaceful mass can be.  I would hope that Rachel’s behavior wouldn’t ever intrude on that for others, but I know that it would be impossible when she  creates such a disturbance for it to not.  Which makes me all the more thankful for the prayers and understanding of others who were there.

I know she love mass, and I could see how sad it made her that she had to leave.  Hopefully Rachel will be able to participate in the mass next time.  She will just be the young lady with the golden curls who makes the occasional non sequitor noise.   Thank you to anyone who was there and prayed for Rachel and us.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

Of course writing this I realize I never really  fulfilled my Sunday obligation.  : -/

Good news.

March 18, 2009 § 5 Comments

Last fall I was called and interviewed by U.S. Catholic for on an article they were working on about autism.  It was really a fun experience.  I also wrote a small companion piece for the article.  Both the article and my little piece are up at U.S. Catholic’s website.

We have also gotten to the official “announcement stage” of our newest little one.  We will be having a baby in late October.  As you can imagine the children are all overjoyed.  I am still feeling that slightly dreamy ‘overwhelmed’, but am I overwhelmed by how wonderful it is to be adding a new life to our home and all the little things that bringing a new baby into the world mean.

I think my brother-in-law said it best yesterday.  “I know your kids mean everything to you guys”.  And they do.  There is nothing we give up, nothing we “miss out on” that could possibly matter more than our houseful of laughing, crying, dancing, playing, occasionally fighting and always loving and beloved brood.

40 Bags of stuff

February 11, 2009 § 12 Comments

Last year I did a rather crazy thing.  I ditched 40 kitchen trash bags (or the equivalent) of stuff out of our house.  40 – yes, really.  It is amazing how much stuff was lurking in the backs of cupboards and closets and how many “extra” things I had.  Too many towels, sheets, coats, shoes, books,  small kitchen appliances… the list goes on and on.

40trashbags

This was started as a housekeeping exercise.  Something I did because my home needed a good dejunking.  It had been years since I had really decluttered and letting go was so liberating.  By the end I starting thinking about the processes of letting go of “stuff” as a spiritual exercise.  Sometime last summer Fr Kyle contacted me and asked about the idea of using the 40 trash bag challenge as a part of his Lenten program.  This delighted me to no end and  it got me thinking again about the whole project; what worked best and what didn’t.

40 bags. One thing I know caused some people pause was the picture of the big overstuffed black bag.  “No way could I fill forty of those bags.”   I don’t know that I could fill 40 lawn and yard bags.  My home is under 3000 sq feet.

But then again I could.  When I look at what others have, what my ancestors considered wealth, what the crazy woman with all her worldly possessions in a grocery cart have and then compare it to my well appointed 3000 sq feet I could fill up 40 huge bags.  But if I was single and living in a dorm, no – I couldn’t.    But the size of “bag” is really immaterial.  It is the consistency of everyday shedding off some of our material goods.   A grocery bag would be a better measure for some — I suppose if I was very wealthy and had multiple homes maybe something more on the lines of a truck bed full a day would work better.  The point is not the size of the bag, box or bundle, it is the act of letting go of the “stuff” a bit each day.

It should hurt a little – not a lot, but a bit.  There should be some small sense of having to sacrifice or maybe some small bit of contrition at how much we hold onto things when we could give that time and energy to God.   If you struggle as I do with organization then I am sure you have read about the theories of hording and attachment to the “stuff”.    Our environments began to posses us instead of serving us.  If you don’t deal with that particular mental vice then there is still the beauty of the words of Christ ”

24 “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat (or drink), or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?
27 Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?
28 Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin.
29 But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them.
30 If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
31 So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’
32 All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
33 But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.
34 Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.

These words were said to people, many of whom could proabably put everything they personally owned  in one of my closets.

Lent – This year I am going to be doing the trash bag challenge again, but a little differently as well.  One thing I am going to do is involve the children more.   I also want to tie the days into a scripture lessons for the children.  Talking about service or giving – having a theme for our “decluttering” days.

Lent begins on February 25, two weeks from today.   Next week I will put up the plan and maybe I will figure out the Mr Linky thing too 🙂

First communion Social Story

February 10, 2009 § 9 Comments

When Rachel was preparing for her First Communion I created a couple tools to help her prepare.  The first tool we created was “Rachel’s Jesus Book” and the second was a social story about attending mass and receiving Communion.

Since Rachel was born she has attended religious services.  First in the LDS Church and then when she was about three we started attending Catholic Mass.  By the time Rachel was 9 we had been attending weekly mass in the same parish for about three years.  Mass wasn’t something new to Rachel.  The Jesus book was created to help her more fully understand the imagery in mass.

The social story was more a practical guild to receiving the Eucharist.   The order of the mass, how we receive and what it means.   I want to think that having the two separate books helped Rachel pin-point the Eucharist as the pinnacle of the mass.   Attending worship services as a community, the prayer of the mass, the divine liturgy are all very important, but they are nothing without the Body and Blood of Christ. « Read the rest of this entry »

What is this?

February 3, 2009 § Leave a comment

The Crescat has a most amusing game of guess the monstrously ugly structure (is is a church or something else?)

I just made my second guess, but I have little expectation of being correct.   Peek over and give it a go… if nothing else it boggles the mind that this isn’t easier.

It would have been cool….

January 29, 2009 § 2 Comments

I just saw this article at the National Catholic Register  Apparently NBC will not air Catholic Vote’s beautiful and subtle pro-life video durring the super bowl.  I can understand their point of not wanting to air ads of a political nature.  Hopefully that is genuinely the case and we won’t be seeing one of NARAL’s ads next year.

Here is the ad they won’t show:

Inauguration Day Mass Intentions — 50 States

January 15, 2009 § 2 Comments

The Power of the Mass is Christ Himself

The Power of the Mass is Christ Himself

 This just in from Barbara:

I just had to let everyone know, we did it! With God’s help, we have Masses secured for our new president in all 50 states, as well as nine other countries! Thanks to each you for helping in this grassroots effort for the benefit of our nation and the unborn. To date we have 285 Masses being offered on or near Inauguration Day for our new president that he will have a conversion of heart and work to protect the dignity of all human life.

Just a reminder that today (Thursday) is probably the last day you will be able to get a bulletin announcement in at your parish letting people know about the Mass for the President.

If you know of anyone who has secured a Mass and hasn’t let us know ASAP so I can get them on the roster.

Also, if you have been thinking about contacting a priest or a parish about having a Mass said, it isn’t too late. Just today, one of the our local gals called one of the parishes who had wanted to have a Mass but said they were booked. The parish secretary called the pastor and they were able to rearrange the intention schedule and get a Mass on the 20th. Someone else wrote to say that the 20th was the only date available next week, and they were able to secure it. And, if you can’t get the 20th, God does work outside of time, so it can be later on as well.

I will send out an email this weekend with our final tally. Will we surge beyond the 300 mark? We have been averaging between 15 and 25 Masses per day. Maybe we will hit 400! So much good comes from a single Mass offered for a specific intention, I can’t imagine the benefit of this multitude of Masses being offered for the most powerful person in the world. It will be exciting to watch how God works.

I pray that God will bless each of you for your dedication to the unborn and I hope that we will hear good news for their sakes in the coming weeks and months.

In Christ’s love and service,
Barb L-

ONGOING ROSTER

285 Masses in 50 States, Washington DC; Rome, Italy; Fatima, Portugal; the Dominican Republic; Haiti; India; United Kingdom; Kenya; Africa; and Canada.

Alabama (AL)
Gulf Shores, AL: retired priest (private Mass)

Alaska (AK)
Anchorage, AK: Holy Family Cathedral 
Anchorage, AK: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s  (April 13) 

Arizona (AZ)
Coolidge, AZ: St. James’

Arkansas (AR)
Cherokee Village, AR: St. Michael’s Church  Fr. Demets, FSSP

California (CA)
El Cajon, CA: St. Ephrem’s
Hawaiian Gardens, CA: St. Peter Chanel Church, Fr. Fernando Cuenca, OMV
Napa, CA: St. Thomas Aquinas (9:00 AM)
Newport, CA: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA: San Francisco Solano’s
San Bernadino, CA: Our Lady of the Assumption
Santa Paula, CA: TAC (St. Thomas Aquinas College), Fr. Rafftery
Tulare, CA: St Rita’s
Vina, CA: Abbey of New Clairvaux, Fr. Schwan, OCSO

Colorado (CO)
Denver, CO: Christ the King Seminary Chapel, Bishop Conley
Littleton, CO: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Littleton, CO: St. Frances Cabrini (Feb. 12)
Pueblo West, CO: St Pius X / St. Paul the Apostle by KC’s of Pueblo West

Connecticut (CT)
(2) West Hartford, CT: St. Thomas the Apostle’s (8 AM and Noon)

Delaware (DE)
Wilmington, DE: St. Hedwig’s (Fri. Jan. 16)

Florida (FL)
Deltona, FL: Our Lady of the Lakes

Jenson Beach, FL: St. Martin de Porres’, Fr. Molgano
Orlando, FL: University of Central Florida–Catholic Campus Ministry
St Petersburg, FL: St. Raphael’s
Sebastian, FL: St. Sebastian’s  (Jan. 23) 
FL: Fr. George Restrepo 

Georgia (GA)
Canton, GA: Our Lady of Lasalette’s 

Hawaii (HI)
Honolulu, HI: Father Damien’s on Aliamanu Military Reservation

Idaho (ID)
Boise, ID:  St. Mark’s
Post Falls, ID: Immaculate Conception 
Fathers of Mercy

Illinois (IL)
Alton, IL: St Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception (6:30 am Mass)
DeKalb, IL: Christ the Teacher Parish (12:05 PM), Northern Illinois University,

Joliet, IL: St. Joseph’s, Fr. Andres O. Carm
Streator, IL: St. Anthony’s .
Westmont, IL: Holy Trinity

Indiana (IN)
Montgomery, IN: St. Peter’s (Jan. 21)

Notre Dame, IN: Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Date TBA)
(2) Washington, IN: Our Lady of Hope (Jan. 18 @ 11 AM and Jan 20)

Iowa (IA)
Iowa City, IA: St. Mary’s

Sioux City, IA: Carmelite Monastery

Kansas (KS)
Atchison, KS: Benedictine College (Noon) Fr. Miller, OSB
Concordia, KS: Our Lady of Perpetual Help  (Jan. 22 @ 7:15 AM)
Dodge City, KS: Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe 
Garden City, KS: St. Dominic’s
Topeka, KS: St. Joseph’s (Jan. 19 @ 6:30 AM-Special Intention) bers
Wichita, KS: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Jan. 18-Special Intention)

Kentucky (KY)
(2) Auburn, KY: Fathers of Mercy, Fr. Ben Cameron and Fr. Tony Stephens
Hopkinsville, KY: Sts. Peter & Paul 
Morganfield, KY: St. Ann’s
Russellville, KY: Sacred Heart, Fr. Peter

Louisiana (LA)
(2) Baton Rouge, LA: St. Alphonsus of Liguori (Jan. 13 & 20)
Hackberry, LA: St. Peter the Apostle’s (Jan. 19 at 6:15 PM) Fr. Tolentino
New Orleans, LA: Old St. Patrick’s (Noon)

Maine (ME)
Lewiston, ME: Fr. Roux @ 9 AM
Sanford, ME: St. Therese of Lisieux Parish

Maryland (MD)
Rockville, MD: St. Mary’s (7 AM)

Massachusetts (MA)
Lowell, MA: Fairhaven Nursing Home, Fr . Casey
Dracut, MA: St. Marguerite D’Youville, Fr . Casey
Millis, MA: St. Thomas the Apostle 
Milford, MA: Sacred Heart of Jesus 

Michigan (MI)
Ann Arbor, MI: Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
Dearborn, MI: Sacred Heart (Jan. 23 @ 9 AM)
Dearborn Heights, MI: St. Sebastian’s (Jan. 19 @ 6:30 PM)
Livonia, MI: St. Michael’s
Michigan City, MI: St. Stanislaus Kostka’a (7 AM), Father Walter Ciesla
St. Clair, MI: St. Mary’s 
Troy MI: Elizabeth Ann Seton’s
Troy, MI: St Anastasias’ (7 AM)  
Troy, MI: St Thomas Moore’s (9 AM)

Minnesota (MN)
Alexandria, MN: St. Mary’s
Bayport, MN: St. Charles’
Canby, MN: St. Peter’s 
Crookston, MN: Diocese of Crookston Chancery
Crookston, MN:  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Crookston, MN: Villa St. Vincent 
Greenbush, MN: Blessed Sacrament 
Jordon, MN: St. Patrick’s (Fri. Jan. 16)
Rochester, MN: Pax Christi
St. Paul, MN: St. Agnes’ (Date TBA) 
South St. Paul, MN: Holy Trinity (Jan. 22)
(2) (Jan. 15 and 22) 

Mississippi (MS)
Greenwood, MS: St. Francis of Assisi’s 
Hernando, MS: Holy Spirit
Kiln, MS: by Annunciation Parish by the Annunciation Intercessors of the Lamb
Picayune, MS: St. Charles Borromeo by the Annunciation Intercessors of the Lamb
Southhaven, MS: Christ the King (Jan. 20, 21, & 26) 

Missouri (MO)
Chesterfield, MO: Ascension (Jan. 22 and 23)

Crestwood, MO: St. Elizabeth of Hungary 
Excelsior Springs, MO: St. Ann’s
Kansas City, MO: Cathedral of the Immaculate (Jan. 21-Special Intention) 
Kansas City, MO: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Msgr Blacet
Palmyra, MO: St. Joseph Parish, Rev. Christopher Smith
St Louis, MO: St. Justin Martyr

Montana (MT)
Belt, MT- St. Mark’s 
Columbus, MT – St. Mary’s 
Great Falls, MT – Our Lady of Lourdes

Great Falls, MT – Blessed Sacrament 
White Sulphur Springs, MT: St. Bartholomew’s

Nebraska (NE)
McCook, NE: St. Patrick Church (8:00 A.M. Elementary School Mass) 
Omaha, NE: St. Margaret Mary’s
Schuyler NE: Benedictine Mission House, Father Volker 

Nevada (NV)
Las Vegas, NV: Guardian Angel Cathedral (Feb. 10 @12:10)

New Hampshire (NH)
Jaffrey, NH: St. Patrick’s by Lorraine Coll
Merrimack, NH, Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts (Noon) requested by the student body.
Warner, NH: Magadalen  College, Fr. Tumwekwase

New Jersey (NJ)
Buena Borough, NJ: Queen of Angels Parish

Medford, NJ: St. Mary of the Lake
Washington, NJ: National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
New Mexico (NM)
Roy, Mosquero, and Wagon Mound, NM: Fr. Imbarrato

New York (NY)
Hartsdale, NY: Mill Hill 
NYC, NY: Church of Notre Dame (Jan. 19) Fr. Andrew Fornal
Niagara Falls, NY: St. Joseph’s 
Tarrytown, NY: The Church of the Transfiguration

North Carolina (NC)
Charlotte, NC: St. Ann, Fr. Reid
Fayetteville, NC: Fr. Ovsak
Gastonia, NC: St. Micheal’s, Fr. Arnsparger

North Dakota (ND)
Beach, ND: St. John’s, Fr. David Richter
Belfield/South Heart, ND: St. Mary’s/St. Bernards, Fr. Lucht
Bismarck, ND: Fr. Richter 
Bismarck, ND: Ascension
(3) Bismarck, ND: Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (both 6:45 and 8 AM), by Julie Ternes 
    and (8 AM on Jan. 22)

Bismarck, ND: Annunciation Monastery by Bonnie Volk
Bismarck, ND: Saint Anne’s, Fr. Wehner
Bismarck, ND: St. Vincent’s Care Center 
Bismarck, ND: Marillac Manor Retirement Place
(4) Bowman, ND: St. Charles’ (Jan. 20) 
  and several more (which will be offered close to 1/20)
Carrington, ND: Sacred Heart, Fr. Syverson
Dickinson, ND: Queen of Peace, Fr. Zwack
Dickinson, ND: St. Joseph’s, Fr. Streifel
Dickinson, ND: St. Patrick’s, Fr. Kreitinger 
Fargo, ND: Sts. Anne and Joachim (12:10 PM), Fr. Gunwall
Fargo, ND: Newman Center 
Fargo, ND: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fr. Wilhelm
Flasher, ND: St. Lawrence’, Fr. Berg
Glenburn, ND: St. Philomena’s, Fr. Gardner
Grand Forks, ND: UND Newman Center, Fr. Courtright
(2) Grand Forks, ND: St. Mary’s
Hankinson, ND: St. Francis Convent, Fr. Bud Brooks
Hebron, ND: St. Ann’s 
Hettinger, ND: Holy Trinity, Fr. Joseph
Hillsboro, ND: St. Rose of Lima by Jeff and Rita Mootz
Jamestown, ND: St. James Basilica
Karlsruhe, ND: Sts. Peter & Paul, Fr. Gross
Lamoure, ND: Holy Rosary Church (8:30AM) Fr. Callery
Lidgerwood, ND: St. Boniface’s, Fr. Smith
Linton, ND: St. Anthony’s, Fr. Benz
Mandan, ND: Christ the King (8:00 AM), Fr. Waltz
Mandan, ND: (Jan. 19-private Mass) Fr. Joshua Waltz
Mantador, ND: Sts. Peter and Paul, Fr. Anderl
Minot, ND: (Jan. 19-private Mass) Fr. Justin Waltz
Minot, ND: Little Flower, Fr. Harvey
(2) Minot, ND: Our Lady of Grace , Fr. Krebs and another (Date TBA) by Joyce Krebs
Minot, ND: St. Leo’s, Fr. Vetter
Napoleon, ND: St. Philip Neri’s (Jan. 19), Fr.  Leiphon
New England, ND: St. Mary’s, Fr. Basil, OSB
New Rockford, ND: St. John’s, Fr. Pfau
Oakwood, ND: Sacred Heart, Fr. Lauerman
Park River, ND: St. Mary’s, Fr. Unger
Park River, ND: St. Mary’s (Date TBA) 
Parshall, ND: St. Bridgett’s, Fr. Synek
Rhame, ND: St. Mel’s (Jan. 18) 
(2) Richardton, ND: Assumption Abbey, Abbot Brian Wangler, OSB and Fr. Dietlein, OSB
Richardton, ND: Sacred Heart Monastery (Date TBA), Benedictine Sisters
Richardton, ND: St. Mary’s, Fr. Muggli, OSB
Rugby, ND: Little Flower’s, Fr. Graner
Valley City, ND: Maryvale-Sisters of the Presentation Convent, Fr. Seeberger
Valley City, ND: St. Catherine’s
Warsaw, ND: St. Gianna Maternity Home 
Williston, ND: St. Joseph’s, Fr. Schafer
Wilton, ND: St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Church Fr. George
Ohio (OH)
Dayton, OH: listed as Special Intention
Cincinnati, OH: St. Jude’s in Bridgetown (6:30AM), Fr. Eric Bowman
Columbus, OH: Our Lady of Perpetual Help 

Oklahoma (OK)
Stillwater, OK: St. John the Evangelist

Oregon (OR)
Beaverton, OR: St. John Vianney Retirement Center, Fr. Jacobson
Grants Pass, OR St. Anne’s (Mon. Jan. 26 @ 7:45 AM)
Hillsboro, OR: St. Matthew’s 
Joseph, OR: St. Katherine’s
Junction City, OR: St. Helen’s, Fr. Zach
La Grande, OR: Our Lady of the Valley
Oregon City, OR: St Philip Benizi’s (Jan 23 @ 8 AM)

Portland, OR: (private Mass) Fr. Banfield
Portland, OR: Holy Rosary (Noon)
Sherwood, OR: St. Francis’
Tillamook, OR: Sacred Heart 

Pennsylvania (PA)
Fryburg, PA: St. Michael’s (Date TBA) 
Mars, PA: St. Kilian’s (Jan. 18)
Pittsburg, PA: Seraphic Mass Association

Rhode Island (RI)
North Kingstown, RI: St. Frances de Sales

South Carolina (SC)
Hartsville, SC: St. Mary’s, Fr. Karl
Rock Hill, SC: St. Anne’s
South Dakota (SD)
(2) Aberdeen, SD
Redfield, SN: Sacred Heart
Sioux Falls, SD: Holy Spirit Parish 
Tennessee (TN)
Antioch, TN: St. Ignatius of Antioch (Feb. 28 @ 5:30 PM) 
Nashville, TN: Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia’s

Texas (TX)
Corpus Cristi, TX: Fr. Medley, SOLT
El Paso, TX:
Frisco, TX: St. Francis of Assisi (April 16-Special Intention)
Houston, TX: St Bernadette’s 
Houston, TX: St Clare’s

(2) Houston, TX: St Paul’s (2 on 1/20)
Houston, TX: Holy Rosary 
Houston, TX: Holy Family
Houston, TX: St. Francis of Assisi (2 masses) 
(2) Houston, TX: 2 more parishes
Houston, TX: Fr Sunny Joseph
Rio Grande City: The Benedictine Monastery of the Good Shepherd

Utah (UT)
Salt Lake City, UT: The Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Vermont (VT)
Westfield, VT: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Benedictine Monastery

Virginia (VA)
(2) TBA by Lama
Great Falls, VA: St. Catherine of Siena’s, Fr. Drummond
Norton, VA: St. Anthony’s, Fr. Drake
Virginia Beach, VA: St Luke’s (7:00 AM)

Washington (WA)
Bremerton, WA: Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Fr. Lappe
Camas, WA: St. Thomas Aquinas’
Federal Way, WA: Pasisades Retreat House, Fr. Horan 
Renton, WA: St. Anthony’s (Sunday, Jan. 25, Time TBA) 
Renton, WA: St. Stephen the Martyr (Private Mass), Fr. White 
Renton, WA: St. Stephen the Martyr (TBA), Fr. White
(2) Seattle, WA: Sacred Heart, Fr. Konen 
Vancouver, WA: Holy Redeemer 
Vancouver, WA: St. James’ 

West Virginia (WV)
St. Albans, WV: St. Francis
Wheeling, WV: Cathedral of St. Joseph (Noon) by the Diocese of Sheelig-Charleston

Wisconsin (WI)
Altoona, WI: Augustine-St. Mary’s (8 AM)
Appleton, WI: St. Pius X’s (1/8/09) 
Eau Claire, WI: Regis High School Chapel (7:25 AM) 
Green Bay, WI: St. Joseph Oratory, Extraordinary Rite (8:45 AM) 
Hilbert, WI: St. Mary’s 
Kaukauna, WI: Holy Cross (Jan. 21 @ 7 AM) Church 
Mt. Horeb, WI: St. Ignatius’ (5:30 PM), Fr. Richard Heilman
Pewaukee, WI: Queen of Apostles’ (5 PM)

St. John, WI: St. John’s 
Sherwood, WI: Sacred Heart
Seymour, WI: St. John the Baptist’s, Fr. Kabat

Wyoming (WY)
Cody, WY: St. Anthony of Padua 
Evanston, WY: St. Mary Magdalen’s
Kemmerer, WY: St. Patrick’s
Thermopolis, WY: St. Francis’, Father Blotsky, OSB

Washington D.C.
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Date TBA)
(Private Mass) Fr. Jim Steffes, STL, Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations @ USCCB

Outside the USA
Dominican Republic
Calgary, AB, Canada; St. James’ (7 PM)
Haiti; Missionaries of Charity, Fr. Wayne Sattler
Bangalore, India (3) Holy Ghost Church, Redemptorist Father’s chapel, Catholic Center Church
Bangalore, India: Frs. Vailatt and Edayodil, 
Bangalore, India: Fr Arulanandam Selsus 
Colaba, Mumbai, India: St Joseph’s Catholic Church
Rome, Italy: North American College 
Rome, Italy: 
Fatima, Portugal: Parish Church of the Seers of Fatima (7 PM)
Franciscan Mission Associates (5) (TBA) 
United Kingdom by Fr. Barry Ku
Meru, Kenya 
10 Masses (Jan. 29)

1 Mass
Djibouti, Africa: Camp Lemonier,US military base 

 

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