Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The celebrant and preacher will be Fr. Vincent Kelber, O.P., director of the St. Jude Shrine at St. Dominic's Church in San Francisco. The deacon will be Fr. Christopher Wetzel, O.P., parochial vicar of St. Dominic's Church, and the subdeacon will be Bro. Joseph Selinger, O.P., student of the Western Province. The music of the Mass will be by the nuns of the monastery and the student brothers from St. Albert's Priory, who will also serve the Mass.
Fr. Kelber will also give a short reflection on praying for the holy souls in Purgatory. The nuns will host a reception in the monastery parlor after the Mass.
Corpus Christi Monastery is located at 215 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park CA. There is ample parking at the monastery and on Oak Grove Avenue.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
The Diocese of Fairbanks is rich in territory size, but scarce in vocations, having only one bishop two priests, and a handful of deacons to call their own. To fill the gaps, outside priests are invited to help out either long-term or short-term.
Outside visitors and tourists are often surprised to encounter the beauty, not just of Nature and the Northern Lights, but that of a Missa Cantata here, in what is perhaps the most northernmost Dominican Rite Mass regularly offered.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
It has been said that the Dominican Order is not only a good Order to live in, but also a good order to die in, due to all the suffrages for our deceased brethren and families. Praying for our dearly departed is a good and pious act, and a part of our Dominican spirituality.
In addition, visitors to Fátima might be familiar with the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary there and their Association of Holy Souls, a global confraternity, or Fr. Paul O'Sullivan, OP's famous book on praying for the Holy Souls, Read Me or Rue It. One of our saints, St. John Macías, a contemporary and companion of St. Martin de Porres, earned the nickname "Thief of Souls" for his continual offerings for the Holy Souls that helped so many souls in need.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
St Gerard, a Redemptorist, not a Dominican, happened to leave behind his handkerchief one day at a friend's family's house. One of the daughters came after him to return it, but he told her to keep it, as it may come in handy one day.
When she later went into a troubled delivery with his unborn child, she remembered his words, and asked for the handkerchief to be brought to her. On applying the handkerchief to her stomach, her pain disappeared, and she safely delivered a healthy child. He is a patron for unborn children, pregnant women, young children, those falsely accused, and for making a good confession.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
This is a Low Mass, added to the regular Sunday 11 AM Solemn High or Missa Cantata.