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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Mass Propers, the readings that change everyday, can be found in the red missalettes at the entrance of church?

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.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Post #216

Topics: Feast Day: Our Lady of Guadalupe...Our Lady of Guadalupe: Appears to Juan Diego...The Douay Catechism of 1649: ByHenry Tuberville, D.D.


Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, pray for us.

The first mass of Christmas, in the Extraordinary Form will be at St. Anthony Catholic Church at 10:00 p.m. not midnight. Please take note, there will NOT be a midnight mass but will be celebrated two hours earlier at 10:00

The Propers of mass menu (right column, website only) has been fixed. Feel free to download and use these propers I created for the Latin Mass Community of St. Anthony. They represent an entire year of work. Larry Bethel also put in a good amount of time in proof reading the propers as well as covering the cost (of the printed material). I used to insert these propers into the red missalettes before mass each week. Do you think there is still a need?

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..and now for the necessaries.

Please note: St. Anthony Catholic Church is one of only two churches 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.


Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
December 12
Catholic Culture

"Hear me and understand well, my son the least, that nothing should frighten or grieve you. Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."
— Our Lady to Juan Diego

In the winter of 1531, a poor, 57-year-old Aztec Indian living five miles outside of Mexico City encountered a miraculous happening on his way to morning Mass. First he heard strange music coming from Tepeyac Hill, and then he heard a woman's voice calling his name. Juan Diego climbed the hill and encountered a young woman, appearing to be of his own people in physical appearance and dress. The woman identified herself as the Virgin Mary, and told Juan Diego to ask the bishop of Mexico City to build a church on the hill to assist in the conversion of the nation and be a source of consolation to the people.

Juan Diego obeyed the request, but the bishop was skeptical regarding the message, even though he perceived that Juan was a humble, and well meaning Catholic. Juan reported the bishop's doubt to Our Lady at Tepeyac Hill, and she asked him to return to the bishop once again, bearing the same message. The bishop once again heard the story, and told Juan Diego to ask Our Lady for a sign that it was indeed herself that wished for the church to be built.

When he returned to the hill, Mary gave Juan Diego such a sign. Miraculously, roses appeared on the hill in the middle of winter, and Juan gathered them in his tilma, or cloak. Our Lady arranged the roses in his tilma with her own hands, and Juan returned to the bishop's presence. When Juan released the tilma, allowing the flowers to fall to the floor, it was revealed that a miraculous image of Our Lady had imprinted itself on his tilma (see above).

The bishop immediately fell to his knees, and came to believe in Juan Diego's message. A church was built on the spot of the apparition, as Mary had requested, and 8 million people converted to Catholicism in a short period of time upon hearing of or viewing the miraculous image of Our Lady.

The tilma of Juan Diego has been the subject of much modern research. The tilma, woven out of coarse cactus fiber, should have disintegrated after 20 years, but although over 500 years have passed the tilma is still in perfect condition. The pupils of Mary in the picture reflect the Indians and clergy present at the time of the first revelation of the image. No paint was used, and chemical analysis has not been able to identify the color imprint. Additionally, studies have revealed that the stars on Mary's mantle match exactly what a Mexican would have seen in the sky in December of 1531.


Our Lady of Guadalupe Appears to Juan Diego

"Listen and let it penetrate your heart…do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else you need?” (Our Lady’s words to her servant Juan Diego.)

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This picture hung on the wall in my parent's home since I could ever remember. Having been born in Mexico (coming to the States as children), my parents had a special devotion to Blessed Mother and the Miracle of Tepeyac.
On Dec. 9, 1531, the Virgin appeared on a hill named Tepeyac to a Chichimec neophyte named Juan Diego, born with the name Cuauhtlatoatzin, which means “the talking eagle.”
According to traditional Catholic accounts of the Guadalupan apparitions, during a walk from his village to the city on the early morning of December 9, 1531, Juan Diego saw a vision of the Virgin - a young girl of fourteen to sixteen, dark skinned and black haired, surrounded by light- at the Hill of Tepeyac.

Speaking in Nahuatl, imploring him in the diminutive case, the Lady asked for a church to be built at that site in her honor. After much hand wringing and imploring for release of such a responsibility, Juan Diego spoke to the Spanish bishop, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, the bishop asked him for a miraculous sign to prove his claim.

The Virgin asked Juan Diego to gather some flowers at the top of the hill, even though it was winter when no flowers bloomed. He found there Castilian roses, gathered them, and the Virgin herself re-arranged them in his tilma. When Juan Diego presented the roses to Zumárraga, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe miraculously appeared imprinted on the cloth of Diego's tilma.


The Douay Catechism of 1649
by Henry Tuberville, D.D.

The Rev. Henry Tuberville wrote this Catechism in 1649 at the English College of Douay in Flanders. It is based on the Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent, and was similarly written with the purpose of teaching Christian doctrine during the tumultuous times of the Reformation. It is a testament to Rev. Tuberville and his colleagues at Douay that it remains one of the clearest and most direct compendiums of Catholic teaching in the English language.

For a free copy of the Douay Catechism click here to read or download the .pdf file format.

CHAP. 1. What a Christian is: And of the Blessed Trinity.

Q. 1. Quest. CHILD, what religion are you of?

Ans. Sir, by the benefit and grace of God, I am Christian.

Q. 2. Whom understand you by a Christian?

A. Him that inwardly believes and outwardly professes the law of Christ.

Q. 3. When are we obliged to make an external profession of it?

A. As often as God's honour, our own, or neighbour's good requires it.

Q. 4. How prove you that we are bound outwardly to profess our faith?

A. Out of St. Matt. x. 32, where Christ saith, Every one, therefore, that shall confess me
before men, I will confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that shall deny
me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven.

Q. 5. Are we bound also to venture the ruin of our estates, the loss of our friends,
and to lay down our very lives for the profession and defence of our faith?

A. Doubtless we are: seeing the reward we expect in heaven, infinitely exceeds all the
pleasures and punishments of this life. And because Christ the Son of the living God, has
suffered far greater things for us, even to a disgraceful death on the cross? and therefore,
it were base ingratitude in us, not to be ready to give our lives for him as often as his
honour shall require it. Luke, xiv. 26, 33.

Q. 6. In what doth the faith and law of Christ chiefly consist?

A. In two principle mysteries, namely, the unity and trinity of God, and the incarnation
and death of our Saviour.

Q. 7. What means the unity and trinity of God?

A. It means, that in God there is but one only divine nature or essence, and that in the
same one and divine nature there are three persons, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy

Q. 8. How show you that?

A. Out of John, v. 7. There are three that give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one.

Q. 9. Why are there but three Persons only?

A. Because the Father had no beginning, nor proceeds from any other person; the Son
proceeds from the Father, and Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and the Son.

Q. 10. What means the incarnation and death of our Saviour?

A. It means that the second person of the blessed Trinity was made man, and died on the
cross to save us.

To continue reading or for a free copy of the Douay Catechism click here to read or download the .pdf file format.