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At St. Benedict Traditional Roman Catholic Church, we celebrate only the traditional, pre-Vatican II, Latin Mass. The chapel is located on Highway 231 about 10 miles south of Huntsville, AL. We welcome everyone to worship Almighty God with us in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Click here for our theological position.


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EMBER DAYS
This Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are Ember Days for the Church. These days are set aside by Holy Mother Church as days of extra penance and prayer, especially for vocations to the priesthood. Wednesday and Saturday are days of fast and partial abstinence while Friday is a day of fast and complete abstinence.

NOTA BENE
• After the morning Mass on Dec. 24 there will be blessing of bread for those who want
• Christmas Masses are Midnight, 10;00 a.m.
• Confessions from 11 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. Christmas Eve
• Confessions from 9 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Christmas Day
• Dec. 27, Feast of St. John, blessing of wine after Mass

ADVENT
Although not as strict as Lent, Advent is a penitential season. There is no mandatory fasting and abstinence most days of Advent, but let us voluntarily take upon ourselves works of penance and charity, so that we prepare in the proper spirit for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, instead of giving in, as worldlings do, to the dissipation and celebration of the “holiday season.” Be sure to have an Advent wreath in the home, lighting the candle(s) daily and saying the prayer for each week (a suitable time would be just before dinner). Parents of small children, be sure to have small crib or manger, where the children can place straws when they are extra good or make extra sacrifices. They will know that they are preparing a soft place for the Infant Jesus in their hearts. Helpful readings and suggestions for Advent may be found at http://www.liturgialatina.org/lityear and http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/catholic-traditions-for-advent-and-christmas.html

DAILY ADVENT PRAYER
(this may also be begun on the feast of St. Andrew, Nov. 30) Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen. (Imprimatur, Michael Augustine Corrigan, Archbishop of New York, Feb. 6, 1897)

FATHER’S TRAVELS
December 16 – December 18 Kentucky Mass and Sacraments
December 23 – December 24 Columbus, Mississippi Mass and Sacraments
December 30 – December 31 Mississippi Mass and Sacraments

CHILDREN’S CATECHISM AFTER SUNDAY MASS
Sunday, Dec. 16
Sunday, Dec. 23 – Fr. Oswalt teacher
Sunday, Dec. 30 – Fr. Oswalt teacher

HOLY HOUR WITH EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
Next Holy Hour is December 19 at 6:30 p.m.

SCHEDULE
For a list of Mass times and intentions, please see this week's bulletin.

GOOD INFORMATION
Some good websites to view for information on the present situation of the Church today:

www.traditionalmass.org
www.novusordowatch.org
www.traditionalcatholicsermons.org
www.dailycatholic.org


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1139 U.S. 231, Lacey's Spring, AL 35754