Thursday, December 24th
Confessions: 11:15 pm – 11:45 pm
Low Mass begins: 11:45 pm
After Mass we will sing carols and enjoy a Christmas potluck meal.
Fr. Sandquist compiled this list of books that he recommends Catholics should have in their home libraries. The categories are Catechism, Apologetics, Church Teachings, Scripture, Ascetical Theology, and Spiritual Reading. Hyperlinks are provided.
The Catechism Explained by Fr. Francis Spirago (for adults)
Chief Truths of the Faith by Fr. John Laux (teenagers/adults)
Apologetics by Msgr. Paul J. Glenn
Catholic Apologetics by Fr. John Laux
Catholic Morality by Fr. John Laux
Moral Theology by Rev. Heribert Jone
The Holy Bible, Douay Rheims version (or Confraternity)
Where We Got the Bible by Fr. Henry Graham
A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture by Bishop Frederick Justus Knecht, DD
Introduction to the Bible by Fr. John Laux
Ascetical Theology: (Spiritual Life)
How to Improve Your Disposition by D.F. Miller, CSsR
The Four Last Things by Fr. Martin von Cochem
My Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
My Daily Bread by Anthony J. Paone, S.J.
How To Be Happy How To Be Holy by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan
The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation by St. Alphonsus Liguori
The Sinner’s Return to God by Rev. Michael Mueller, CSsR
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius by St. Ignatius
An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales
The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Jean Baptiste Chautard, OSCO
The Spiritual Life by Fr. Adolphe Tanquerey, SS, DD
True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort
The Rosary in Action by John S. Johnson
Lives of the Saints for Every Day in the Year by Fr. Alban Butler
His Humble Servant (about Pope Pius XII) by Sr. Maria Pascalina Lehnert
The Story of a Soul –an autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
The Shadow of His Wings–an autobiography of Fr. Gereon Goldmann, OFM
St. John Bosco by F.A. Forbes
It’s Time to Meet St. Philomena by Dr. Mark Miravalle
The Cure’ of Ars by Fr. Bartholomew O’Brien
St. Maria Goretti by Fr. Godfrey Poage, CP
The Life of Fr. de Smet, S.J. by Fr. E. Laveille, SJ
Blessed Miguel Pro by Ann Ball
The Perfect Joy of St. Francis a novel by Felix Timmermans
Next Sunday Fr. Carlos Zepeda will celebrate Mass for Our Lady of Fatima Chapel as its new pastor. Fr. Zepeda has made several visits to our chapel as a seminarian, and so he is well known and appreciated by us. We welcome him while at the same time being sad to see our dear Fr. Sandquist go. We are comforted knowing that Fr. Sandquist leaves us to be able to attend more fully to the formation of the seminarians in his charge. May God bless him in all his efforts to bring forth more laborers for the harvest.
Fr. Zepeda will be stationed at Mountain View, Arkansas, with Fr. Geckle, our first pastor, and will travel to Oklahoma every weekend to celebrate Mass at Edmond and Chelsea.
It is a great grace for us to have a spiritual descendant of the Cristeros to shepherd us during this time of great persecution from the government.