OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY
205 FULTON STREET
ELGIN, IL. 60120
"hold fast to the traditions which you have received."
2 Thes. 2:15
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
TRADITIONAL LATIN ROMAN CATHOLIC
Confessions on Sunday:
9:15 - 9:45 AM
Confessions following Mass on Sat.
Daily Holy Mass
as scheduled (see the bulletin)
First Friday Mass and Devotions
First Saturday Mass and Devotions
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May 19, 2013
CHAPEL MAY CROWNING
THOUGHTS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY
The feast of Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Catholic Church, since it was on the first Pentecost that the Holy Spirit entered into the Church and was and remains the very soul of the Church. In the 2,000 years of her existence the Church has survived just about every possible attack imaginable; the Church has survived all the persecutions and accusations that evil men would trump up against her…and yet she remains strong as always. The reason for this vitality is found in the fact that the Holy Spirit, who remains with the Church will dwell within her and be with her until the end of time. Even further, the Holy Spirit guarantees the infallibility of the Church and her teaching, preserves the Church from error in her official teachings on faith and morals. This was the meaning of the words of Our Lord to the first teachers of the Church which we just read in the Gospel: “The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your mind whatever I have said to you.”
In organizing this society, which He called His Church and the Kingdom of Heaven, Our Lord chose 12 Apostles and seventy two disciples and gave them their spiritual commission and their powers. Among them He selected Simon whom He called “Peter” (a Rock) and conferred on him the primacy of order, of jurisdiction, of authority over the whole Church when He said “Thou art Peter…And to thee, Peter, I give the keys of the kingdom of heaven…“and I pray for Thee, Peter, that thy faith fail not.” And so this true Church of Christ is distinguished from every false, every counterfeit Church that originates from among men. A Protestant can only point to any assorted "founder" such as Luther, Zwingli, Knox, Calvin...but the Catholic can say in truth that his or her Church was founded alone by Jesus Christ! Jesus endowed the Church with the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit : “Holy Father, keep them one, that the world may know that Thou has sent Me.” It is therefore that the Catholic Church, and only the Catholic Church, is the teacher of all mankind and representative of the salvific work of Jesus Christ in the world today. Indeed, no salvation can be found outside the Church...despite what liberal or conservative (traditionalist) modernists would believe!
The Catholic Church is Christ’s true and only real, valid, accredited witness in the world.The Catholic Church is the only authoritative teacher of His divine truth in the world. Recall that today, as in the past, the same authority, the Church speaks on doctrines of Christian faith and morals “according as the Holy Ghost gives her to speak.”
Whoever then, remains outside this Church, whoever refuses to cooperate with the grace of God which seeks to enlighten all men of goodwill, these commit a great sin against the Son of God and against the Holy Ghost.
We live in an age and a time where the Ten Commandments mean nothing, where sin is acceptable , when individuals are fascinated with every type of new age philosophy and buffoonery. So many in society doubt God exists and believe in no moral law, no moral rights or wrongs. Even in the Church, we have many dead members who cannot see clearly any longer as regards the great truths of the Catholic faith. Catholicism is not the cause of any of these things, but the cause is to be found in that the world and worldly minded would refuse the guidance of the Catholic Church and her divinely commissioned leaders. Even among the leaders of the Church (real and or imagined) today, we find many who have walked away from the truth, just as Peter faltered and doubted, denied…yet the Holy Spirit will not desert or abandon those who remain in the truth in faith and humility. Christ promised to be with His Church “all days, even unto the consummation of the world.” Make sure that you always continue to listen to Christ, that you remain attached to His Church, that you receive the grace of the Sacraments “all days” even unto the end of your life.
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“The true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries nor innovators, but traditionalists.”
– St. Pope Pius X
"Los verdaderos amigos del pueblo no son ni revolucionarios ni innovadores, sino tradicionalistas".
– Papa San Pío X
The warning of
Pope Pius XII
"Suicide of altering the faith in her liturgy"
Msgr. Eugene Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, made the astonishing prophecy on the future upheaval in the Church:
"I am worried by the Blessed Virgin's messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul. … I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past. "A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask,
'Where have they taken Him?'
- Roche, Pie XII Devant L'Historie, p. 52-53
READ THE LETTER OF
BISHOP SALVADOR LAZO
(retired Catholic bishop of San Fernando da la Union, Philippines)
-to help you understand the problems with the modern Church, modern Mass-
Capilla de Nuestra Señora
del Santo Rosario
La Santa Misa Tradicional
Horario del Santo Sacrificio de la Misa
Domingos: 10:00 a.m. Diario: 8:00 a.m.
Sabado: 9:00 a.m.
Antes de Misa 9:15 a.m.
Catecismo para Primera Comunión y Confirmación
A las damas se les piden que se cubran la cabeza en la iglesia, que no usen "shorts" ni faldas cortas, ni pantalones o ropas que muestren demasiado la forma. A los caballeros se les piden que no usen "shorts" en la iglesia. Nuestro Señor nos pide vestir modestamente.
St. Vincent Lerins
a Saint provides sound advice when the faithful are
confronted with religious errors!
In the 5th century, St. Vincent of Lerins saw that the people were faced with various errors and heresies of Donatus, Arius, Phontinus, Pelagius and others, and he gave them this good advice on how they could know with security the true Catholic faith. Even if it (error) is taught be distinguished men or Prelates, the bad doctrine should not be accepted by Catholics, who should instead cling to Tradition and what has been believed everywhere, always, and by all (quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est).
The great Saint advises the Catholic faithful, when confronted by religious error:
"What then will the Catholic Christian do, if a small part of the Church has cut itself off from the communion of the universal Faith? The answer is sure. He will prefer the healthiness of the whole body to the morbid and corrupt limb.
"But what if some novel contagions try to infect the whole Church, and not merely a tiny part? Then he will take care to cleave to antiquity, which cannot now be led astray by any deceit of novelty."
-The Vincention Canon, in Commonitorium, chap. IV, 434
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