Historic St. Anthony Catholic Church
258 Ohio, Wichita, Ks
2nd St. & Ohio
Two blocks east of Old Town

Please note new mass time!!!

In Wichita, KS. , high mass is celebrated on Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at St. Anthony Church, 258 Ohio Street. Low mass is celebrated one Sunday of each month unless a feast day is observed. Please note that, with our community in transition it is hard to tell when Low Mass will be scheduled.

English/Latin missals provided. Join us for coffee and donuts after mass downstairs in the St. Clair/Sunshine room, south exterior basement entrance.

Pastor of St. Anthony Parish: Fr Hung Quoc Pham
EFLR Celebrants: Fr. Jirak, Fr Voelker, Fr. Voss
Master of Ceremonies: Tony Strunk
Choir Director: Bernie Dette

Blog Coordinator: Larry Bethel
Blogger: Mark Llamas

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Post #282

Topics:  Wichita Diocese Has a Bishop: Letter from Bishop-elect Carl Kemme
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"I have no means of proving my love for You other than that of strewing flowers, that is, not allowing one little sacrifice to escape, not one look, one word, profiting by all the smallest things and doing them through love; and in this way I shall strew flowers before Your throne." - St. Therese

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...and now for the necessaries.
Please note: St. Anthony Catholic Church celebrates the Traditional Latin Mass (EFLR) in the Wichita diocese. Though this blog is loosely centered around this parish and it's members, Venite Missa Est! is by no means, in any way an official voice of, or for, St. Anthony Parish or the Diocese of Wichita. Venite Missa Est! is strictly a private layman's endeavor.

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Letter from Bishop-elect Carl Kemme

Dear People of the Diocese of Wichita,

On February 11, 2014, the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, I learned that Pope Francis had chosen me,
unworthy and weak as I am, to be your new bishop. After recovering from the shock of this news, I accepted this appointment in humble obedience to the will of God. I gladly come to make my home with you and pledge to serve you with as much dedication, energy, and pastoral charity my body, mind, heart and soul can offer. Although naturally a bit apprehensive, I am very excited to begin this new chapter in my vocation.

I look forward to continuing the valuable work of my predecessors, especially Archbishop Michael Jackels,
all our priests, deacons and consecrated religious, the staff of our pastoral offices and the many men,
women and children serving everyday in this part of the Vineyard of the Lord. I am anxious to meet all of
you personally in my visits to your parishes, schools, and religious institutions. I have already been
impressed by what I have learned so far about you, notably, the long and inspiring tradition of stewardship
and the many seminarians currently in formation for the diocese of Wichita. These two signs alone speak
volumes of the vitality of the diocese I am coming to serve.

I humbly ask that you please pray for me as I prepare myself to begin my ministry as your bishop and as
your brother in the Lord. I want you to know that already I have been praying most earnestly for you.
In the love of Christ and his Immaculate Mother,

+ Bishop Elect Carl Kemme

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Post #280

Topics:  Wichita Latin Mass Community: Bulletin for Sunday, January 26, Third Sunday After Epiphany
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"I have no means of proving my love for You other than that of strewing flowers, that is, not allowing one little sacrifice to escape, not one look, one word, profiting by all the smallest things and doing them through love; and in this way I shall strew flowers before Your throne." - St. Therese

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...and now for the necessaries.
Please note: St. Anthony Catholic Church celebrates the Traditional Latin Mass (EFLR) in the Wichita diocese. Though this blog is loosely centered around this parish and it's members, Venite Missa Est! is by no means, in any way an official voice of, or for, St. Anthony Parish or the Diocese of Wichita. Venite Missa Est! is strictly a private layman's endeavor.

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Bulletin for Sunday, January 26, Third Sunday After Epiphany
Wichita Latin Mass Community

Calendar of coming Sundays:
Feb. 2: Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas). This feast marks 40 days since Christmas, the length of time for the completion of the purification of Mary according to the Mosaic law, and the presentation of her Child to God in the temple. It marks the end of the Christmas season in the traditional calendar, and candles have traditionally been blessed on this day, evoking Simeon's prayer to the Lord that Christ is "a light to reveal you to the nations."
Feb. 9: Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
Feb. 16: Septuagesima Sunday

GETTING TO KNOW THE LATIN MASS
On receiving Holy Communion:
The communicant does not say "Amen." The priest says it as he places the host on the communicant's tongue. The priest says, "May the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto life everlasting. Amen." Amen, of course, means "let it be so." In other words, "May this reception of Holy Communion have the effects for which I have just prayed."
(Source: Thomas E. Woods Jr., Catholic Answers)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Post #279

Topics:  Feast Day: St. Paul of Thebes...St. Anthony Stained Glass Windows: Descriptions
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"I have no means of proving my love for You other than that of strewing flowers, that is, not allowing one little sacrifice to escape, not one look, one word, profiting by all the smallest things and doing them through love; and in this way I shall strew flowers before Your throne." - St. Therese

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...and now for the necessaries.
Please note: St. Anthony Catholic Church celebrates the Traditional Latin Mass (EFLR) in the Wichita diocese. Though this blog is loosely centered around this parish and it's members, Venite Missa Est! is by no means, in any way an official voice of, or for, St. Anthony Parish or the Diocese of Wichita. Venite Missa Est! is strictly a private layman's endeavor.


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St. Paul of Thebes, Church's First Known Hermit, Honored Jan. 15
Catholic News Agency
By Benjamin Mann

On Jan. 15, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Paul of Thebes, whose life of solitude and penance gave inspiration to the monastic movement during its early years.

Surviving in the Egyptian desert on a small amount of daily food, St. Paul the Hermit lived in close communion with God. Before the end of his life at age 113, he met with St. Anthony the Great, who led an early community of monks elsewhere in the Egyptian desert.

Born in approximately 230, the future hermit Paul received a solid religious and secular education, but lost his parents at age 15. During the year 250, the Roman Emperor Decius carried out a notorious persecution of the Church, executing clergy and forcing laypersons to prove their loyalty by worshiping idols. The state used torture, as well as the threat of death, to coerce believers into making pagan sacrifices.

Paul went into hiding during the Decian persecution, but became aware of a family member's plan to betray him to the authorities. The young man retreated to a remote desert location, where he discovered a large abandoned cave that had once been used as a facility for making counterfeit coins. He found that he could survive on water from a spring, and the fruit of a tree that grew nearby.

Forced into the wilderness by circumstance, Paul found he loved the life of prayer and simplicity that it made possible. Thus, he never returned to the outside world, even though he lived well into the era of the Church's legalization and acceptance by the Roman Empire. Later on, his way of life inspired Catholics who sought a deeper relationship with God through spiritual discipline and isolation from the outside world.

One of these faithful was Anthony of Egypt, born in the vicinity of Cairo around 251, who also lived to an old age after deciding during his youth to live in the desert out of devotion to God. Paul of Thebes is known to posterity because Anthony, around the year 342, was told in a dream about the older hermit's existence, and went to find him.

A similar knowledge about Anthony had been mysteriously given to the earlier hermit. Thus, when he appeared at Paul's cave, they greeted each other by name, though they had never met. Out of contact with the Roman Empire for almost a century, Paul asked about its condition, and whether paganism was still practiced. He told Anthony how, for the last 60 years, a bird had brought him a ration of bread each day – a mode of subsistence also granted to the Old Testament prophet Elijah.

After 113 years, most of them spent in solitary devotion, Paul understood that he was nearing the end of his earthly life. He asked Anthony to return to his own hermitage, and bring back a cloak that had been given to the younger monk by the bishop St. Athanasius. That heroically orthodox bishop had not yet been born when Paul first fled to the desert, and Anthony had never mentioned him or the cloak in question. Amazed, Anthony paid reverence to Paul and set out to fulfill his request.

During the return trip, Anthony was shown a vision of St. Paul of Thebes' soul, glorified and ascending toward Heaven. On returning to the first hermit's cave, he venerated the body of its inhabitant, wrapped him in Athanasius' cloak, and carried him outdoors. Saint Jerome, in his “Life of St. Paul the First Hermit,” attests that two lions arrived, demonstrated their reverence, and dug a grave for the saint.

Having given him Athanasius' cloak, St. Anthony took back to his hermitage the garment which St. Paul of Thebes had woven for himself from palm leaves. Anthony passed on the account of his journey and the saint's life to his own growing group of monastic disciples, and it was written down by St. Jerome around the year 375 – approximately 33 years after the death of the first hermit.

Venerated on the same day by Roman Catholics, Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians, St. Paul of Thebes is also the namesake of a Catholic monastic order – the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit – founded in Hungary during the 13th century and still in operation.


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St. Anthony Stained Glass Windows
Provided by Bob Walterscheid

Good Shepherd Window

The fleur-de-lis at the top of the window is a symbol of the human nature of Christ and that he walked this earth as our Good Shepherd. Also near the top of the window is the Triumphal Lamb holding a banner. This lamb is referred to as the Agnus Dei (meaning Lamb of God) and is a sign of victory and resurrection.
The lamb is seated on the Book of Seven Seals referenced in Revelation Chapters 5 and 6. Christ is ushering all His sheep, including the lost one, through a door, a reference to His statement “I am the Door” John 10:9. Above the door lintel are wheat and grapes, symbols of the Eucharistic bread and wine. On the rocks behind the figure of Christ are red and gold garments, raiment fit for a king.
The inscription reads, “To the memory of H. H. Debbrect”, one of the original founders of the parish. He was one of the two builders of the original St. Boniface Church, the original church of the parish property.
The Poor Souls Window

The intertwined letters IHS is a monogram of Christ and are the first three letters in the Greek word for Jesus. Above the letters are the fish and loaf symbol, representing the feeding of the five thousand as told in the Gospels.
Mary is depicted as giving the scapular to mankind and offering assistance to the poor souls in purgatory as she holds her child Jesus, their Savior.
This is the only window with an English inscription: “In memory of John Braitsch.” This gentleman belonged to the parish from its earliest days and owned a prosperous shoe store on East Douglas.
St. Joseph’s Window
This window depicts the death of Joseph, earthly father of Jesus. Joseph played a vital role in Jesus’ life. Matthew 1:19 refers to Joseph as “a just man”.
At the very top of the window is a fleur-de-lis symbolizing the human nature of Christ. Immediately below the fleur-de-lis is a lily intertwined with a carpenter’s square. Joseph was a carpenter and passed down his occupation to Jesus. There are more carpentry tools on the wall above Joseph’s head.
Lilies abound in this window; tradition has it that the fragrance of lilies filled the room as Joseph lay dying. Lilies are a symbol of Joseph’s purity. It is said that Christ was present at Joseph’s death and we see him by the bed, along with Mary and two angels. The lamp above the figures has three lights symbolizing the Trinity.
The German inscription translates, “Donated by St. Joseph’s Friendly Society”. That society was the original men’s organization in the parish.
St. Dominic Window

The fleur-de-lis at the top of the window is a variant of the lily, a symbol of purity and the Virgin Mary. Below is a heart pierced with a dagger, representing St. Simeon’s prophecy to Mary at Christ’s circumcision that ‘a sword will pierce your heart’. Mary is shown on a throne with her child
Jesus presenting the rosary to the Dominicans, for it was St. Dominic who instituted the devotion of the rosary. St. Dominic is kneeling on the left and a nun wearing a crown of thorns is kneeling on the right. The Dominicans are dressed in brown Franciscan traveling cloaks rather that in their own black Dominican cloaks.
The German inscription reads, “Given by the Altar Society,” an original parish organization comprised of the married women of the parish.
Mary, Queen of Heaven Window
At the top of this window is the fleur-de-lis. In religious art, this is a symbol for the human nature of Christ.
The banner with the Latin words "Salve Regina" is translated as "Hail Queen". Mary, with angels surrounding her, is being taken up to heaven body and soul as the Apostles watch in awe. It is the teaching of the Catholic Church that at the death of the Blessed Virgin Mary her body was preserved from corruption and that shortly afterwards it was assumed (Latin., assumere, to take to) into Heaven and reunited to her soul. Pope Pius the XII, in 1950, solemnly defined the Assumption as a dogma. It has been a subject of belief for over 1,500 years, being stated by Saint Juvenal of Chalcedon in 451.
The German inscription reads, "To the memory of John Walterscheid". His sons immigrated to Wichita and were among the founding families of the parish.
St Rose of Lima Window
Isabel de Santa Maria de Flores was born in Lima, Peru of Spanish parents and took the name Rose at her confirmation. Noted for her beauty, she rejected all suitors and refused to marry. She became a Dominican tertiary and lived as a recluse in a shack in the garden she worked to help her parents. She is depicted in this window wearing a Carmelite habit which was the customary garb of the day. She holds a red rose symbolizing her purity and her name. On her head is a crown of thorns. She was deeply devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus featured at the top of the window.
The heart is encircled with a crown of thorns and has a cross and flames emerging from it. This flaming heart represents religious fervor and devotion to Jesus Christ. She is the patron saint of all South America. Above the Sacred Heart is the fish and loaves of bread. The German inscription reads, "Given by the Young Ladies Sodality".
In the first decades of the parish, the women of the parish had two organizations; the Young Ladies Sodality was for the unmarried young women. A sodality was a charitable church organization.
St Boniface Window
Originally the parish was named St. Boniface, reflecting its German heritage. St. Boniface was the first missionary sent by the pope in the eighth century to the German tribes. Unsuccessful at first with his conversion efforts, he learned of the Oak of Thor, a giant oak sacred to the pagans on Mount Gudenburg. Boniface began chopping the tree down as the pagans waited for him to be struck dead by their gods for his sacrilege. When the tree fell and nothing happened to him, the pagans were converted to Christianity. Not only did Boniface chop down the tree, he used lumber from it to build the first Christian chapel in Germany.
The ax and tree stump as well as the broken pillar symbolize this event. He was later made a bishop as reflected by his clothing. St. Boniface is holding a book with a dagger in it representing the manner of his death.
Pagans stabbed him to death with a dagger as he was reading the book of Gospels. The German inscription reads, "Given by the family of A. Gittrich",one of the original founders of the parish.


Friday, January 10, 2014

Post #278

Topics:  St. Anthony Christmas: Picture on Popular Website...Saturday, January 11: Feast Day of St. Hyginus...A Practical Guide to Having a Traditional Funeral Mass: Free PDF Download
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Run while you have the light of life, lest the darkness of death over take you. John 12:35

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Sausage Supper Jan. 12 at St. Mark’s Parish
Right To Life of Kansas

The West Sedgwick County Chapter of Right To Life of Kansas will serve a German Sausage Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, in St. Mark’s Parish Life Center
The center is located on 29th Street north between Colwich and and Andale roads. A free will offering will be requested.

...and now for the necessaries.
Please note: St. Anthony Catholic Church celebrates the Traditional Latin Mass (EFLR) in the Wichita diocese. Though this blog is loosely centered around this parish and it's members, Venite Missa Est! is by no means, in any way an official voice of, or for, St. Anthony Parish or the Diocese of Wichita. Venite Missa Est! is strictly a private layman's endeavor.

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St. Anthony Christmas Mass Picture on Popular Website
New Liturgical Movement

I recently shared a picture taken off  Facebook, picture credit to Mark Mann, of our Christmas day mass at St Anthony. It was such a great picture that I felt compelled to answer a photo post call  on the very popular New Liturgical Movement website not thinking, since it is such a huge and respected site, that they would ever have the room to post a picture from our little corner of the world...but they did! Mr. Mann I hope this was ok that I shared your Facebook picture...it is such a great pic and it looks great online. I did credit Mr. Mann but the NLM did not print it.


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Saturday, January 11, Feast Day of St. Hyginus
CatholicCulture Online
 
According to the 1962 Missal of Bl. John XXIII the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, today is the feast of St. Hyginus. During the four years of his pontificate (138-142), he had to oppose the heresy of Valentinus who at this period came to propagate his errors in the heart of the Christian community in Rome.

It is also historically the feast of St. Theodosius, abbot, born in Cappadocia in the village of Magarisso, who after having endured great sufferings for the Catholic faith, took his rest in peace at the monastery
which he had erected on a lonely hill in the diocese of Jerusalem.
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The crown of the empire belonged to Antonius Pius. Hyginus, as Telesphorus' successor, not only had to endure his relentless persecutions but also had to cope with the heretics who made their way to Rome.

Hyginus was a Greek from Athens who, like his contemporary Justin Martyr, was a philosopher. He is said to have done some organizing of the clergy, and it is likely that he addressed the Roman clergy on the subjects of sin in general and of obedience to the Church.

The emergence of Gnosticism is probably the most significant development of Hyginus' pontificate. Cerdo came from Syria and Valentinus from Egypt, and together they taught this system of mystical belief, which was a combination of Greek philosophy and Oriental superstitions regarding Christ. For years Cerdo vacillated between teaching error and repenting, returning to the Church, then falling from grace. Valentinus, however, staunchly defended his cause. Hyginus perceived this as heresy, for it deviated greatly from the true teachings of the Apostles.

Hyginus was said to have suffered gloriously and he was buried on Vatican Hill.

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A Practical Guide to Having a Traditional Funeral Mass
Rorate Caeli
Submitted by Larry Bethel

In Penal Times, when the practice of the Catholic religion was prohibited by law in England, Catholics would sometimes bury their loved ones in consecrated ground (pre-Revolt churchyards) under cover of darkness. If nothing else, the darkness would provide a ready explanation for the use of candles...

Today it should be a little easier to make use of the ancient Catholic liturgy for funeral rites. Unless you live in a very favourable location, such as a parish run by one of the Traditional Priestly Institutes, you
Click to download
would nevertheless be well advised to ensure that your next of kin and executors know exactly what you want, and how to make it happen. Even if you do live in a Traditional Parish, you should think about making provision in your will for anniversary Requiems, and about things like musical options.

For everyone who is going to die one day--that is, for everyone without exception--the Latin Mass Society has put together information relating to the practicalities of organising a Traditional funeral, including things such as how long it is likely to take, how many singers and servers will be needed, and all the different options: Low Mass, Sung Mass with and without incense, High Mass, and additional ceremonies such as the reception of the body, the Office of the Dead, and the absolution of the catafalque.

This booklet should be helpful to people writing wills and other instructions, and it includes a 'fill-in-the-blanks' Letter of Wishes which can be used to make one's preferences clear.

It should be helpful to priests talking to the bereaved about what the options are, and especially to those to whom it has fallen to organise a funeral, perhaps in a parish they do not know, perhaps in conjunction with a parish priest who is not particularly knowledgeable about or friendly to the Vetus Ordo.

It is written using British English terminology ('High' for 'Solemn' Mass etc.), gives the current rates for Mass stipends in England and Wales, and the references to 'Powers of Attorney' and the like relate to English law. With these caveats the booklet is nevertheless, in all essentials, usable all over the world.

You can download the pdf for free here; you can order nicely printed copies for £2 each in the UK and £3 overseas, here. (For bulk orders please contact the LMS Office.)