Historic St. Anthony Catholic Church
258 Ohio, Wichita, Ks
2nd St. & Ohio
Two blocks east of Old Town
Sunday Mass at 1:oo
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. Ben Nguyen
EFLR Celebrants: Fr. John Jirak, Fr Nicholas Voelker
Master of Ceremonies: Tony Strunk
Choir Director: Bernie Dette

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Fr. Nicholas Voelker celebrates Low Mass Saturdays at 8:00 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, 106 East 8th street, Newton. There is no mass this Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Post #98

Topics: Clear Creek Upcoming Events: Gregorian Weekend....Book Review By James Spencer: Priestblock 25487, by Fr. Jean Bernard....The 13th Day: Ignatius Press Distributes Movie on Fatima...Plenary Indulgence:Prayer Intentions of the Pope....St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral: Annual Lebanese Food Sale...Video: Praeparatio ad Missam....Audio: The Angelus

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Please note: St. Anthony Catholic Church is the only local church celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass (EFLR) in the Wichita area. 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.


Clear Creek Monastery
Gregorian Chant Weekend MMIX

Dear Gregorian chant Weekend frequenters and chant enthusiasts,

Our annual Gregorian weekend will take place rather late this year, from Friday evening, November 6, after Vespers (which are sung at 6 pm, in the Crypt of the New Monastery) until Sunday afternoon, November 8. You are cordially invited.

The entire workshop this year will be held at the monastery. The particular goals we have set for the adult classes include the learning of the Solemn Salve Regina, Roman version, for Saturday's Compline, the singing of the Communion antiphon Beata viscera for Saturday's Mass in the Crypt, and a certain emphasis on modality in the preparation of the various pieces. We will return to the normal arrangement for the sung Masses: Saturday, sung by all those attending, in the Crypt of the monastery, and Sunday, with the “Weekenders” alternating with the monks for the Ordinary of the Mass.

On Saturday evening, our well-known guest speaker, Dr. Richard Haefer will give a talk on the origins of the Ordinary or Kyriale of the Mass.

As always, there will be Ward classes for the younger children (12 and under).
In order to make the financing of the weekend responsible and fair towards the monastery, we have had to increase the fees. No one, however, should be prevented from attending simply because of lack of funds: feel free to consult Fr. Bachmann if an arrangement is needed.

We ask you to register by mailing emailing or faxing us the form below, completed by you, the deadline for registration being Saturday, October 31. The monastery’s guest facilities are available on a first come, first serve basis. This year, meals will be included with accommodation at the monastery, either in the men's guest house or the family guest house (St Martha's) or the old oratory. We will be unable to feed those not lodging at the monastery.

Reservations for the guest houses and questions may be addressed by phone to Father Bachmann (most easily reachable between 9 and 10 am every day) at the monastery phone number (918 - 772-2454).

We hope this first weekend of November will find you free to join us here at Clear Creek.

See Clear Creek website for details: http://www.clearcreekmonks.org/news.htm


Priestblock 25487, by Fr. Jean Bernard
by Jim Spencer

Priestblock 25487, by Fr. Jean Bernard; published in 2004 by Zaccheus Press, Bethesda, www.zaccheuspress.com; ISBN 978-0-9725981-7-0; 7.5” X 5”; 177 pages; softcover; $14.00)

Fr. Bernard, after his mysterious release on August 5, 1942, wrote this memoir of his experiences in the Priestblock at Dachau. It reads very much like a collection of well-selected and reorganized excerpts from a diary. Throughout this book, Fr. Bernard simply tells what happened to him and the other priests at Dachau. He sticks to the facts, and never appeals to the reader’s emotions.

However, the facts themselves will stimulate strong emotions from any normal person. In this thin little book, you will read about the sadistic guards, the beatings, the kicks and slaps, the nit-picking of every detail of the prisoners’ duties, the forced marching and equally forced singing, the cold weather and inadequate clothing, the way-below-meager diet and constant hunger that drove prisoners to plot how to get more to eat. For example, Fr. Bernard once spotted a dandelion growing near where he was marching. He figured that if he could drop his cap over the dandelion and then pick it up just right, he could uproot the little weed and have a couple of extra bites to eat – if none of the guards saw him do this!

In February, 1942 he received a ten day leave to return to Luxembourg to bury his mother, who had just died. The sadistic Nazis didn’t tell him why he was getting this leave until he was walking out the gate. What a way to tell a person that his mother has died! During that ten days he ate most heartily at every opportunity. He also celebrated Mass (which he couldn’t do in Dachau). And, of course, he enjoyed the company of his siblings and friends.

However, realizing what would happen to his siblings if he failed to return to Dachau, he courageously did return, right on schedule. Again in Dachau, he resumed the nightmare of surviving the daily sufferings he had so briefly escaped. He even survived a stay in the infirmary, which was often a prelude to death, whether by disease or execution.
His release on August 5, 1942 was totally unexpected and, like his imprisonment, was never explained. When they checked him out of Dachau, he weighed just over 100 pounds. Not surprisingly, on his exit papers, they wrote “150 pounds.” He returned to Luxembourg where, after a period of time devoted to recovery, he resumed his former role in the Diocese.

This book is a page-turner, a simply-written, fascinating story. It reveals, without ever stressing or even stating the fact, that Jews weren’t the only ones to suffer in Nazi Concentration Camps during WWII. This book was the basis for the award-winning movie, The Ninth Day.

Incidentally, the “25487” in the title was Fr. Bernard’s number at Dachau, the number he had on his prison-striped shirt.


The 13th Day
Ignatius Press Distributes Movie on Fatima

I keep ranting about this movie and it hasn't even been realised yet! Ignatius Press has picked The 13th Day up for distribution and it will be opening in select cities around the world. I was hoping a major company would run with it but I am sure this movie will have a far reach on it's own merits. For the small town folks it is a benefit to us that this movie is available for pre-order on DVD for $24.45. Please visit the website. to see the trailer go to http://www.ignatius.com/the-13th-day/

From Ignatius Press homepage http://www.ignatius.com/ViewProduct.aspx?Product_ID=3732:

Select locations around the USA will be showing The 13th Day on the big screen October - December 2009. To find out if it is showing near you, go to http://www.blogger.com/www.the13thdaymovie.com for a full list of screenings.
To view the trailer for the film, click here
In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children in Fatima, Portugal were chosen by God to offer an urgent message of hope to the world. Based on the memoirs of the oldest seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day dramatizes the true story of three young shepherds who experienced six apparitions of Our Lady between May and October 1917, which culminated in the final prophesied Miracle of the Sun on October 13th. Abducted from their homes, thrown into prison and interrogated under the threat of death in the government’s attempt to silence them, the children remained true to their story about the crucial messages from Mary of prayer, repentance and conversion for the world.

Our Lady gave a secret to the children told in three parts, from a harrowing vision of hell, to prophetic warnings of future events including the advent and timing of the Second World War, the spread of communism, and the attempted assassination of the Pope.

Stylistically beautiful and technically innovative, the film uses state-of-the-art digital effects to create stunning images of the visions and the final miracle that have never before been fully realized on screen. Shot on location in Portugal and in the UK, the film has a cast of hundreds to re-create the scenes of the 70,000 strong crowds, with 3 young Portuguese actors play the iconic roles of the Seers.

Witness the greatest miracle of the 20th Century, and experience the incredible, emotionally-charged and harrowing world of three young children whose choice to remain loyal to their beliefs, even in the face of death, would inspire thousands.


Plenary Indulgence
Prayer Intentions of the Pope
By Jim Spencer

Blogger's note: Mr Jim Spencer wrote the following in a email ... Jim I hope you don't mind that I used it here in this post, it is just such a great commentary on a subject I really knew too little about.

Since not all of you subscribe to The Wanderer, let me pass on a thought that Fr. Z included in his column (WDTPRS -- What Does This Prayer Really Say?). He pointed out that one of the conditions for gaining a plenary indulgence is prayer for the intentions of the Pope (minimum: one Our Father and one Hail Mary). He stressed that praying for the intentions of the Pope is not the same as praying for the Pope. Each month the Pope identifies one or more intentions for which we should all pray during the month. These are published somewhere, but I don't know where that is. It doesn't matter, for to pray for his intentions, one need not know what those intentions are.
Ignoring indulgences is like keeping your life's savings in a coffee can rather than investing them where they can earn interest. All analogies limp, and this one limps mostly in the fact that one can lose money by investing it (as so many know only too well right now!), whereas there jest ain't no way to lose anything when "investing prayers and good works" in indulgences. Indulgences are guaranteed profit.
A plenary indulgence remits all temporal punishment due to forgiven sins; a partial indulgence remits some part of that temporal punishment. A person can apply indulgences to himself or to souls in purgatory, but to no other person still living on earth. Some, in what is called the "heroic act," give all their indulgences to the poor souls -- and thereby gain very powerful friends in the very highest of place when those souls are released from purgatory. Others give all their indulgences to the Blessed Virgin Mary to use as she chooses. Those who do this please the BVM very much, and she won't be outdone in generosity. When she uses indulgences to release souls from purgatory, the person gaining those indulgences also gain very powerful friends in the very highest place.
If a person "hogs" his indulgences (keeps them all for himself), he will not necessarily eliminate or even reduce his sufferings here on earth, for only God knows which sufferings are punishments for sins and which are incidental side-effects of God's Providence. However, such a person will reduce or eliminate his time in purgatory after he dies. Mo' betta, a person should give them all to the BVM and let her manages his purgatorial affairs, so to speak.
My favorite official Church-produced book on indulgences is The Handbook of Indulgences: Norms and Grants, which was issued by Rome in 1988. A more recent official Church-produced book is Manual of Indulgences, issued by Rome in 1999. This latter is more current on specific indulgences, but not as clear in its explanation of indulgences as such as is the 1988 book.


St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral
The 76th Annual Lebanese Dinner & Food Sale

Saturday, October 10 4-8 p.m.and Sunday, October 11 12-7 p.m.
Dine-In or Drive-Thru
Cathedral Tours Throughout the Day
Country Kitchen Ethnic Specialties and Homemade Goods
Advance Food Orders Available
(quantities are limited)
Adults - $15
Children 10 and Under - $8
St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral
7515 East 13th St.
Tickets & Information 316-636-4676


Praeparatio ad Missam - Part 1 of 11

Here is a series of usus antiquior tutorial videos from Europe which are available online and which have now been translated into English.

NOTE: Please be aware that these videos are taken from a DVD produced by the SSPX and that this blog does not support any effort by any organization to undermine The Church or official Catholic doctrines.

That being said, these videos are still beautiful and instructional.
Also note that Sancta Missa, Canons Regular of St. John Cantius of Chicago, Illinois, has instructional videos and literature at their website http://www.sanctamissa.org/en/ for learning about the EFLR.


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