Thursday, September 7, 2017


I have the EF Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday and more than likely by then our area will be under mandatory evacuation. Richmond Hill is more dicey as it is close to the coast and almost at sea level.

Downtown Savannah is on a bluff and a bit higher than the rest of Sanannah. The rector of the cathedral will hunker down at the rectory which is built like a fortress. He has invited mean to ride out the storm there which keeps me only 20 miles north of my parish in Richmond Hill.

Please continue to pray for all in Irma's path. Thanks 🙏 to Bee for this:

Bee here:

Prayer against storms: Attributed to St. Anthony (cross yourself at each "+")

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. + God became man, + and the Word was made flesh. + Christ was born of a virgin. + Christ suffered. + Christ was crucified. + Christ died. + Christ rose from the dead. + Christ ascended into Heaven. + Christ conquers. + Christ reigns. + Christ orders. + May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning. + Christ went through their midst in Peace, + and the Word was made Flesh. + Christ is with us with Mary. + Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root of David, was won. + Holy God! + Holy Powerful God ! + Holy Immortal God! + Have mercy on us. Amen!

May God direct this storm well to the east of Florida and back out to sea...

God bless.


ByzRC said...

Be safe, Fr. 'Fortress' structure vs. historic storm provided by Mother Nature. I don't know. Hopefully, an accurate assessment of that building's strength.

Prayers for your parishioners as well. Hopefully, destruction and disruption are minimal.

Carol H. said...

I'm glad you have a place to go on higher ground, Father. My son is currently driving home from Valdosta State University; the school will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

I'm praying for everyone's safety and hope everyone will make wise decisions during the storm.

Anonymous said...

Keep safe, Father. Savannah was on our Canadian news this evening and I thought of you. I don't know your personally but I follow your blog with interest. May God protect you and all those in the area. You are in my prayers. Theresa

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

Thanks so much. Keep praying for all in the path of Irma!