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.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Post #271

Topics: Message: Ralph DiMattia...Pictures: Christmas Day Mass

Run while you have the light of life, lest the darkness of death over take you. John 12:35

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*January 1: the Solemnity of Mary

Mass will be January 1st at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anthony parish.

January 1: the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. On this day, we are reminded of the role that the Blessed Virgin played in the plan of our salvation. Christ's Birth was made possible by Mary's fiat: "Be it done unto me according to Thy word."
An icon of the Theotokos, the Mother of God.
Egg tempera on wood, Central Russia, mid-1800's
One of the earliest titles given by Christians to the Blessed Virgin was Theotokos--"God-bearer." We celebrate her as the Mother of God, because, in bearing Christ, she bore the fullness of the Godhead within her.

As we begin another year, we draw inspiration from the selfless love of the Theotokos, who never hesitated to do the will of God. And we trust in her prayers to God for us, that we might, as the years pass, become more like her.

O Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!
...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.

 A Message from Ralph DiMattia and the Latin Mass Community Council 

     On cue 11:15 AM Christmas Day the choir lead in song – ADESTE, FIDELES, LAETI  TRIUMPHANTES, -----------.  Leading the procession into church were 14 Altar Servers and in beautiful raiment were: Celebrant Fr John Jirak, Deacon (Fr Nicholas Voelker) and Sub Deacon (Fr Patrick Reilley). What followed was a glorious historical mass befitting the birth of our Lord.  Voices eloquently sung accompaniments for the Mass Propers. Thank you Bernie! Well done!
To our official count of 188 attendees (not counting our 3 priests) a  grateful thanks to all for the memorable occasion.  Even the parking cooperated.  Note Fr Pham, as a favor, guided the Vietnamese Community to park north of 2nd Street. Thank you Father!

 Fr Jirak gave permission for Oscar Tran to photo the mass. Went Well. More later.
 I helped count the ballots for our St Anthony Parish Council. Our community member Joseph Hardy won one of the 4 positions. Congratulations Joseph.

 Ongoing is the constant updating our Directory.   Plus designing an appropriate cover for it etc.    Fr Patrick Reilley, our Sub Deacon yesterday, is our latest addition.   I believe Fr Pham has agreed to cover the expense of publishing our Directory.

 Upcoming will be our Low Mass Jan. 28 Tuesday 6 PM Blessed Sacrament followed by our First Council Mtg. Presided by yours truly.

This Sunday we’ll supply the Juice and Doughnuts. See you after mass.
From our house to yours my wife and I wish all of you the best of  Season Greetings !   

Ralph DiMattia

Pictures: St. Anthony Christmas Mass 2013
Christmas Mass 2013. I grabbed this off Facebook, I believe Mr. Mark Mann took this picture.
Celebrant Fr John Jirak, Deacon (Fr Nicholas Voelker) and Sub Deacon (Fr Patrick Reilley).

Fathers Voelker, Reilley and Jirak vest for mass.

Our boys. I have never before had the privilege of being associated with such a fine group
of men as these. They work very hard at their duties and are always a joy to be around.

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