Update! Photos and video of the Pontifical Mass at the Throne

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Update…we know many people are anxiously awaiting to see the photos and the video of the First Pontifical Mass at the Throne in San Francisco, celebrated by his Grace, Archbishop Cordileone.

We are still reviewing the photos and editing the videos. We had three photographers and two video cameras recording this milestone.

PRESS RELEASE | St Anthony of Padua coming to Northern California

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Messenger of Saint Anthony

Via Orto Botanico 11,

35123 Padova, Italy

Tel: +39 498225000

Web: www.saintanthonyofpadua.net

 

Francis of Assisi and Francis of Argentina joined in friendship by St Anthony of Padua

 

“Relics are parts of the body of a Saint which was the Temple of the Holy Spirit.” Pope Francis

St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis of Argentina have an important friend in common – St Anthony of Padua.

The much loved 13th century friar was a contemporary of St Francis, and one of the earliest members of the Franciscan Order founded by St Francis in 1209.

When, in the year 2000, Pope Francis was Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, he blessed the faithful gathered in the Cathedral with a precious reliquary containing St. Anthony’s floating rib.

The new millennium heralded hope for many, but Argentina was a country in turmoil, facing imminent economic collapse. The financial crisis sparked rioting as frustration mounted over the lack of employment opportunities, the devaluing of the currency, the collapse of the government. Over 50% of Argentines were classed as poor.

The future Pope’s devotion to St Anthony was due to the Saint’s love, care and concern for the poor and marginalised. Known to help people find lost items, St Anthony intercedes with those trying to find a job, a home, faith and hope, all of which were in short supply in Argentina in 2000.

From 26 October – 2 November 2014, St Anthony will be visiting Northern California in the Continue reading

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest’s Annual Chapter this week!

SAMSUNG CSCThis week, all the priests of the Institute of Christ the King are gathering in Florence, Italy for the annual chapter meeting. The chapter is a very important moment in the life of the Institute. Being a time of prayer and study, it is at the chapter that each canon receive their new assignment or reaffirmed in the present one. Please pray for its success!

ARREST MADE IN THE MURDER OF FR WALKER

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Phoenix police confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Father Kenneth Walker, a Phoenix police spokesman said Monday morning via social media.

Investigators arrested a 54-year-old man with a history of aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons on suspicion of killing the 28-year-old priest found dead in a rectory near downtown Phoenix last week.

News of the arrest of Gary Michael Moran came hours before Valley residents honored Walker with a requiem Mass.

Moran was released from prison in April after having served the majority of a 10-year sentence for burglary and aggravated assault, according to court records.

Walker was murdered late Wednesday night in the rectory of a Catholic parish west of downtown Phoenix.

Phoenix police collected physical evidence from the Catholic church Walker was killed and another critically injured Wednesday night, but investigators spent the weekend developing more information about the crimes.

Walker, 28, was shot and killed and Father Joseph Terra, 56, was wounded at a Catholic church Wednesday night near the state Capitol, a Phoenix police spokesman said.

Related: Mass held at Phoenix mission where priests attacked

Related: Before attack, ancient rite defined priests’ lives

Police were responding to a burglary call shortly after 9 p.m. near 16th Avenue and Monroe Street at the Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Mission, said Sgt. Steve Martos, a Phoenix police spokesman.

Terra, the pastor, was identified as the priest who survived but remained in stable condition.

Police said Terra was “physically harmed” but not stabbed or shot.

Terra called 911, police said.

A car that police were seeking in connection with the attack was found at 17th Avenue and Taylor Street, about four blocks north of the church, Martos said. The car was unoccupied when it was found.

Moran was arrested in 2005 after he entered a Phoenix home, found a steak knife and went into the homeowner’s bedroom, according to court documents. The homeowner awoke to find Moran rummaging around his room, according to court records. When the resident sat up, Moran stabbed him in the stomach, according to court records, and he continued to stab the man until the victim was able to pull a pillow over his abdomen, according to court documents. The victim’s brother and neighbors jumped on Moran and detained him until police arrived, according to court records.

Moran told investigators at the time that he didn’t fully recall breaking into the home and assaulting the man, according to court records, but he also said he had recently used methamphetamine.

Court records indicate that prior to his sentencing in the 2005 assault case, Moran had three misdemeanor and four felony convictions, including a misconduct involving weapons charge in 2000.

Moran was sentenced to 10 years in prison in May 2006 and received credit for more than a year he had served in jail prior to his sentencing, according to court records. Moran was released from custody on April 25, according to Department of Corrections records.

A Department of Corrections spokesman could not immediately provide information Monday morning about whether Moran was subject to any supervision after his release in April.

Walker was an ordained priest in the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. He graduated from Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, a Catholic school located in Ontario, Canada, where he studied from 2003 to 2005 before moving to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Neb. Walker ordained in 2012 in Nebraska.

Terra comes from a family of nine children that grew up in the farming country around Lodi, Calif.

Before joining the priesthood, he worked in the honey business, hauling bees, said Father Jose Salgado, a priest who has known Terra for 23 years.

Salgado said Terra is built like a boxer and has a tough demeanor. “I wouldn’t want to take him on,” said Salgado, who celebrates the Latin Mass at St. Cecilia Church in Clarkdale.

Terra was instrumental in finding the vacant church building and making it the home of the Mother of Mercy Mission, said John Shannon, who now serves at a parish outside Topeka, Kan.

The mission was established by Bishop Thomas Olmsted in 2005 to provide Latin Mass to the faithful in Arizona.

The mission previously held services at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Its current location, west of downtown Phoenix, was dedicated in December 2010.

 

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/06/16/phoenix-priest-murder-arrest-abrk/10573761/

Reminder! Great Marian Procession West Coast this First Saturday!! | May 3, 2014

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It’s this Saturday!! Honor our Blessed Lady and join the crowds in this spectacular 3-mile pilgrimage through the city. Here is your opportunity to give public witness our Lord, our Faith, our Lady! Event concludes with Solemn Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and May Crowning ceremony.

If you are Catholic and live on the West Coast, join the crowds for this EPIC 6th Annual Marian Procession, Mass and Crowning! The glorious statue of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima is led out from East Lawn Cemetery to the haunting sounds of drums and bagpipes. The statue is flanked by Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard. Boulevards and streets are closed-down by the Sacramento Police Department as the crowds make their 3.5-mile pilgrimage through the city, praying Our Lady’s Holy Rosary which is broadcast by Immaculate Heart Radio for the event.

You will walk through East Sacramento, Midtown and Downtown, passing in front of the State Capitol, then to Cathedral Plaza. Enter the majestic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, where you will participate in the breathtaking Solemn High Mass in the traditional Latin form: the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite! Mass is sung by the famous accomplished Choir and Choristers of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish, and served by the skilled members of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish Altar Guild. Then immediately following Mass is May Crowning of our Blessed Lady.

The Schedule is:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7:30 a.m. Arrive – East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
8:00 a.m. Sharp – Procession leaves on 3-mile pilgrimage
10:30 a.m. Solemn Mass & May Crowning at the Cathedral

Note: Please bring a portable radio, tuned to 1620 am – Immaculate Heart Radio!

http://bringmary.com/

Great Marian Procession West Coast | May 3, 2014


Save the date! Honor our Blessed Lady and join the crowds in this spectacular 3-mile pilgrimage through the city. Here is your opportunity to give public witness our Lord, our Faith, our Lady! Event concludes with Solemn Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and May Crowning ceremony.

If you are Catholic and live on the West Coast, join the crowds for this EPIC 6th Annual Marian Procession, Mass and Crowning! The glorious statue of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima is led out from East Lawn Cemetery to the haunting sounds of drums and bagpipes. The statue is flanked by Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Honor Guard. Boulevards and streets are closed-down by the Sacramento Police Department as the crowds make their 3.5-mile pilgrimage through the city, praying Our Lady’s Holy Rosary which is broadcast by Immaculate Heart Radio for the event.

You will walk through East Sacramento, Midtown and Downtown, passing in front of the State Capitol, then to Cathedral Plaza. Enter the majestic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, where you will participate in the breathtaking Solemn High Mass in the traditional Latin form: the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite! Mass is sung by the famous accomplished Choir and Choristers of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish, and served by the skilled members of St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish Altar Guild. Then immediately following Mass is May Crowning of our Blessed Lady.

The Schedule is:

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7:30 a.m. Arrive – East Lawn Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento
8:00 a.m. Sharp – Procession leaves on 3-mile pilgrimage
10:30 a.m. Solemn Mass & May Crowning at the Cathedral

Note: Please bring a portable radio, tuned to 1620 am – Immaculate Heart Radio!

http://bringmary.com/

Upcoming priestly ordinations for the Institute of Christ the King

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From the website of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest comes this good news:

“O Lord, send us many holy priests!” It is the custom in the worldwide apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to add this invocation to the Divine Praises which are recited at each Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. By the grace of God obtained through the prayers of the Institute’s family and friends, the numbers of seminarians have steadily increased over the last several years. Of the 80 men who are currently enrolled at St. Philip Neri International Seminary in Gricigliano, near Florence, Italy, in order to become priests for Holy Mother Church, one in every three comes from the United States and Canada. Having participated in the preparatory year of discernment and formation in the Institute’s apostolates in the United States, these nearly thirty North American seminarians then proceed over the course of seven years to mount the altar step by step, receiving the various Minor and Major Orders of the Church after much prayer, study, and work in the community life of the international seminary.

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With heartfelt gratitude to Divine Providence, it is our joy to announce the upcoming priestly ordinations which will take place this summer in the United States. With the gracious permission of His Grace, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, several American deacons will be ordained to the holy priesthood at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, Missouri, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Feast of Our Lady of the Snows. The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be conferred by His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, during the solemn Pontifical Mass which will be offered on this feast in honor of Mary Immaculate, principal patroness of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

Read more here. Official press release can be viewed here.