Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Latin Mass North of Boston

Here is the revised schedule for the Tridentine Latin Masses in the North Shore and Merrimack Valley, effective January 25, 2009:

1st Sundays - 3 PM, Lawrence/Methuen
2nd Sundays - 2 PM, Peabody
3rd Sundays - 3 PM, Lawrence/Methuen
4th Sundays - 2 PM, Peabody
5th Sundays - as announced

1st Saturdays - 9 AM, Peabody

Lawrence/Methuen - Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex Street, Lawrence. It is anticipated that the Mass will shift to St. Monica Parish, 212 Lawrence St., Methuen, during the Summer months, as the latter is air conditioned. Note that the 3rd Friday Mass in Lawrence is discontinued at this time.
Peabody - St. Adelaide Parish, 708 Lowell St., Peabody.

Also note that there will be a Sung High Mass at St. Adelaide's, Peabody, for the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Candlemas) on Monday, February 2nd, at 7:30 PM.

Schedules are regularly updated at LatinMassNorth.org.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Prayer for The President of the United States, and all in Civil Authority.

O Lord, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee, with thy favour to behold and bless thy servant THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and all others in authority; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way. Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and prosperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
This prayer is from the Book of Common Prayer adopted by the Episcopal Church in the United States of American in October 1789. It has been in continuous use since that date. It is modeled after A Prayer for the King’s Majesty in the 1662 and 1559 editions of the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England.

It is said to have been adapted from prayers for the ruling authorities in the 6th century Sacramentary of St. Gregory, and can be traced back to the admonition, "..that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.." (1 Tim. 2:1-2).

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sunday, Jan. 11 Traditional Latin Mass, Bellingham

Father David J. Mullen, the pastor of Saint Brendan Parish, will celebrate tradition Latin Mass on the second Sunday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Brendan Church at 384 Hartford Ave. in Bellingham. Booklets on TLM will be offered for home study. More information is available at 508-966-0260.

We Forgot What Our Message Was

Mass. Republican Assembly to Meet Saturday, Jan. 7

The Republican Wing of the Republican Party

P.O. Box 391744
Cambridge, MA 02139


RSVP: mikepotaski@hotmail.com

Republican Assembly Beliefs

All political power and influence should flow from the grass roots upward.

All human rights are granted by God, not government, and that the original intent of the founders was valid.

The Constitution was written by wise men under the inspiration of God and that the original intent of the Founders is as valid and binding today as it was in their day.

The Constitution was written to govern a moral and religious people and it is being destroyed by those who are neither.

That the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life, which cannot be infringed. That sacred right extends to all persons regardless of age or infirmity and also would not allow for euthanasia, assisted suicide, or public funding of any of these practices.

The traditional family is the foundation and cornerstone of our society and we will oppose any attempt to undermine or redefine the family unit.

The founders never intended to separate God from government but did intend to prevent government from establishing a single state religion or inhibiting the citizen's right to the free exercise of religion in any setting, public or private.

Free market capitalism is the only economic system that creates the opportunities and incentives that will allow maximum productivity and prosperity for its citizens. It is the necessary partner of political freedom.

In the necessity of national sovereignty, we also consider it crucial to return to appropriate state sovereignty under the 10th amendment.

Republican Assembly Principles

We pledge our allegiance to uphold the Precious constitution as originally intended by our Country's Founding Fathers. We hold to principles over politics.

The power of the federal government must be strongly bound by the chains of the Constitution to allow maximum individual achievement through freedom.

Our country is a sovereign nation. We must never compromise our national sovereignty to other nations, the United Nations, or any other world organization. Our Foreign Policy must always reflect our national self-interest.

Our individual states have sovereign authority to govern the lands and peoples within their borders. We will not abide usurpation of state sovereignty by Federal mandate or economic extortion.

We believe that each of us should be free to achieve or fail according to our individual abilities, without the need for governmental assistance or quotas.

Taxes should serve only to pay for the enumerated Constitutional duties of government. It is not the role of our government to penalize financial success, nor protect from financial failure. Each citizen should share equitably in financing the freedoms we enjoy.

Parents bear the final responsibility before God in the rearing of their children. Parents have been commanded by God to love their children and lead them in the paths of truth. Parents must be free to discipline their children in love and direct their education without government intrusion.