Friday, January 2, 2015

SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH NEWLY RESTORED ALTAR RAILING (COMMUNION RAILING) WILL BE BLESSED ON SUNDAY'S FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS AT THE 2:00 PM EXTRAORDINARY FORM HIGH MASS



Of course everyone knows that this Sunday, January 4th is not the Solemnity of the Epiphany but the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Of course everyone knows that the Feast of the Epiphany will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Tuesday, January 6th at 5:00 PM.

At our Sunday's EF 2:00 PM High Mass as a prelude to the Asperges Me, our newly restored Communion Railing (aka altar railing) will be blessed. At Holy Communion time, communicants as is the norm for the EF Mass will approach the communion railing the full length of the railing as the authentic "Communion Procession" takes place which is not the people approaching Jesus in Holy Communion, but rather Jesus processing to each of them at the railing!

Unfortunately the new gates and the full length kneeling pad will not be in place. So kneeling on the hard marble will be an ascetical practice which will merit graces also! My apologies for the hard floor but my gift for the additional graces!

5 comments:

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Please note that this must be the shortest Gospel of any Mass, just one sentence!

John Nolan said...

It's the same Gospel as the feast of the Circumcision, 1 January.

Anonymous said...

Did anybody read "Happy Holy Circumcision Day" yet?

Anonymous said...

I know plenty of pretty elderly (pretty AND elderly)women who could clear that hurdle in a heartbeat. And some of them are liberal nuns. How about a coil of razor wire on top???

Anonymous said...

May God bless you for all your hard work on the restoration, Father!

Deo gratias, Jan