The Austrian Seminarians + 1 Return for Holy Week

Last October we were blessed by a visit from a group of CMRI seminarians who all have music degrees from their Austrian homeland: Niko, Franz, and Leopold. Fr. Zepeda says they are exceptionally good at singing chant, so we are thrilled that they will be singing and playing the organ for Holy Week. They will be joined by their fellow seminarian, James Broadman, from Ohio. We welcome them all!

The Holy Week schedule is posted on the Monthly Bulletin page and includes links to the chants so that those so inclined may practice.

First Friday & First Saturday Schedule

Praise be Jesus and Mary.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

God willing, I will have Mass for First Friday in Chelsea at 2 pm.

And then Holy Communion at 2 pm on Saturday. Confessions 30 minutes before on both days.

Sunday Mass as usual at 2 pm.

God bless you.

Fr. Carlos Zepeda

Christmas Schedule

Guido Reni, The Adoration of the Shepherds about 1640, Oil on canvas, 480 x 321 cm

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.

Building a Catholic Home Library

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.

St. Jerome, pray for us!

Catechism:

Baltimore Catechism by Connell (Book 1 and Book 2 for children; Book 3 and Workbook for teenagers/adults)

My Catholic Faith by Most Reverend Louis LaRavoire Morrow, paperback or hardbound (for teenagers/adults)

The Catechism Explained by Fr. Francis Spirago (for adults)

Chief Truths of the Faith by Fr. John Laux (teenagers/adults)

Apologetics:

Apologetics by Msgr. Paul J. Glenn

Catholic Apologetics by Fr. John Laux

Radio Replies Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, by Frs. Rumble and Carty

Church Teachings:

Catholic Morality by Fr. John Laux

Moral Theology by Rev. Heribert Jone

Scripture:

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

Spiritual Reading:

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

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For other resources on the Catholic faith, Fr. Sandquist recommends Traditional Catholic Sermons and Articles on the Traditional Catholic Faith at Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen.