Mass Schedule June 15-16th 2019
Saturday, June 15th
Holy Mass at 2pm
Mass Location at:
2999 Lewis Road
Santa Fe, TN 38482
Chapel Coordinator: OLOMC (502-286-0777)
Holy Mass at 2pm
Mountain View Care
2400 Marshall St.
Wausau, WI 54403
Chapel Coordinator: Mrs. Parker
Sunday, June 16th
Holy Mass at 9am
Mass Location at:
1411 Schweitzer Road
Mckeesport, PA 15135
Chapel Coordinator: Gary Shash (412-610-1328)
Holy Mass at 10am
Mass Location at:
1730 N Stillwell Rd.
Boston, Ky 40107
Boston Kentucky Retreats and Activities 2019
Father Pfeiffer has just announced the schedule for the annual Family Doctrinal Conference, and the Women’s and Men’s Ignatian Retreats.
Accommodations may be reserved at hotels in Elizabethtown, KY or Bardstown, KY.
Retreatants will stay on the property; no hotels for Retreats.
We encourage you to reserve a room for the Conferences now.
Please do not arraign flights out in the a.m.; there is no staff here.
It is very important that you plan to attend at least the Family Conferences.
Plan to arrive Thursday night June 20th
Conference begins Friday, June 21st with Holy Mass in the early AM.
All day Saturday, June 22nd
Concludes in the afternoon on Sunday June 23rd
Women’s Ignatian Retreat
Arrive Sunday June 23rd
Monday, June 24th through the afternoon of Saturday, June 29th
Men’s Ignatian Retreat
Arrive Sunday June 30th
Monday July 1st through the afternoon of Saturday July 6th
Doctrinal Family Conferences
- June 21st-23rd 2019
Women’s Ingnatian Retreats
- June 24th-29th 2019
- September 23rd-28th 2019
Men’s Ingnatian Retreats
- July 1st-6th 2019
- September 30th- October 5th 2019
Young Adult Gathering
- August 30th-September 2nd
It is important to have some knowledge of our roots, especially if it is for the greater glory of God and for the benefit and salvation of souls. For example, the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on our newsletters has a significant history. This image is a replica of the Miraculous Picture preserved in the Carmelite Church in Italy. It was brought to Rome by the Carmelite Saint Angelus in A.D. 1223. Whenever it has been exposed or publicly honored it has ever wrought miracles and marvelous cures.
Another important history we need to know and appreciate is the history on Mount Carmel and the connection with the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saint John Eudes gives the following explanation of that little cloud of Elias spoken of in the Third Book of Kings.
The people of Israel were, for three and one-half years, suffering from famine, caused by lack of rain. The prophet Elias having compassion on the miserable people, ascended Mount Carmel. He fell prostrate on the earth and supplicated the Divine Mercy with profound humility and great fervor. Then he sent his disciple to the seacoast, whence the rain clouds were usually visible, bidding him observe any indication of rain. He had done this seven times, when finally, a tiny cloud began to appear, no larger than a man’s foot, “nubecula parva quasi vestigium hominis.” (3 Kings 18:44 and following verses). It rose out of the sea, and ascending on high, grew larger and larger, until it covered the whole earth. Then the rain fell in abundance and enriched the dry and barren earth with full and plenty once more.
According to the testimony of Venerable John, forty-fourth Patriarch of Jerusalem, this little cloud of Elias is a veritable image of the holy Infancy of the Blessed Virgin, for he asserts that God revealed to Elias that a little infant, “quaedam infantula,” the Virgin Mary, represented by this little cloud, should be born of our corrupt race, signified by the sea.
To continue the analogy; the cloud was waited for and desired by the Israelites for three and one-half years of sterility and drought, and the little Mary was desired and longed for during the ages, when mankind awaited its Messiah, Who should be born of a Virgin.
This cloud of Elias was the fruit of the prayers of this great Prophet. In effect, the birth of Mary was the fruit of the prayers of the Patriarchs and Prophets, notably Saint Joachim and Saint Ann.
This cloud originated amidst the bitter sea waters, but mounting on high, was converted into a soft and mild shower; this holy Child was born of a nature all corrupt and poisoned with the rancor and bitterness of sin, but from the moment of her Immaculate Conception, she knew not the taint of its defilement, but was replenished with the ineffably sweet waters of divine grace.
Again, this cloud resembled the footprint of a man, to give us to understand that the Son of God must descend into our Most Holy Mary in order to become man and thus to shed upon mankind the heavenly rain of His grace. The cloud did not appear until the Prophet had sent his servant to examine for the seventh time, and it was in the seventh age of the world that our Blessed Mary was born. Small in its inception this cloud of Elias little by little, assumed proportions gigantic enough to send over all the earth it beneficent showers; in her infancy the daughter of Joachim and Ann was little in the eyes of men, but gradually she arrived at such fulness of grace and virtue and charity, that through her the whole universe was inundated with the vivifying and living waters of grace.
Finally, the cloud of Carmel was a source of fertility to the land of Israel, refreshing the bodies of her people, comforting their hearts and giving them an abundance of wheat, wine, and all good things. And has not the birth of the Queen of Angels filled the whole earth with joy? Is it not the beginning of all good to us, a treasure of blessings for the children of God? “Thesaurus inexhaustus hominibus,” says Richard of St. Laurence.
Father Joseph Poisson
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Fr. Pfeiffer Sermon “The Queenship of Mary”
Consecration of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to Immaculate Heart of Mary
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