Newly Ordained Fr. Zepeda to be Our Pastor

Our Pastors: From left to right: Fr. Carlos Zepeda, Fr. Timothy Geckle, Fr. Stephen Sandquist

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.

Mass Canceled for Dec. 13th

Due to expected dangerous driving conditions because of snow, we will not have Mass tomorrow. The weather conditions will be perfect for St. Lucy celebrations, though. Bring on the hot saffron-scented rolls and the hot spiced drinks!

Watch CMRI Ordinations

This Saturday, Rev. Carlos Zepeda, Mexico; Rev. Denis McGuire, USA; and Rev. Josef Weissensteiner, Austria, will be ordained to the priesthood at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Omaha, NE, by His Excellency, Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI. Please pray for them.

The ceremony begins at 8 am, Central time, and will be live-streamed via YouTube at this link:

The newly ordained priests’ first Solemn High Masses will also be live-streamed: Fr. McGuire on Sunday at 10 am, Fr. Zepeda, Monday at 7 am, and Fr. Weissensteiner on Tuesday at 7am. Links for those live streams are not yet available.

Evening Mass Dec. 6, Morning Mass Dec. 8

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and studio The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin 17th century Oil on canvas,

Since Father will be saying Mass for us early on Tuesday for the Immaculate Conception, we will have Sunday Mass, Dec. 6, at 6 pm.

Monday, Dec. 7, is a day of complete fast and abstinence for the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be at 7 am on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Confessions 30 minutes before each Mass.