Wednesday, March 19, 2014

ALL IS SET FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM SOLEMN SUNG MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINT JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many people attended?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Tonight at 7 PM so an hour and a half away.

George said...

The Feast of St. Joseph

Christ, being the son of God, and therefore in no need of instruction from earthly creatures, would nonetheless "honor his father and mother" and submit His will to the instruction and guidance of of Joseph and Mary, being that it would go against His Divine nature not to obey His own laws. Does this not inform us that Joseph was a very holy man? One who was given the grace necessary so as not to ask or command Jesus to do anything which would be contrary to His Divine and Holy Will? The role which he accepted and carried out with great dignity was to be the guardian of the Son of God and the caretaker of the Mother of God. Joseph was given to understand that Mary's fiat was her assent to enter into a everlasting covenant with her Divine Spouse and so she was not to "know man". The Immaculate Virgin, having conceived by the Holy Spirit and who was therefore bound to God alone, could not enter into a spousal relationship with any other. Joseph consented to this arrangement to be the earthly guardian of Jesus and the caretaker of the Blessed Virgin. Since Joseph was the one entrusted with the role he was given, it can therefore be said that God considered him above all others to be indispensable for it. It is right and proper that Joseph, of whom no word was recorded, is recognized as one of the great saints and the patron of the Church, given that God entrusted him with the care of His Divine Son and His Son's Holy and Immaculate Mother.



Anonymous said...

Don't let Pope Francis know that you celebrated the ancient rite of the Mass or an investigation will begin. You could be silenced and the parish put under interdict. Are you crazy advertising this.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

About. 150 here got the Most Holy Mass, Pope Francis was thrilled and congratulated us via scipe.