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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
The Ember Days are set aside four times each year as special days of prayer and penance. Those 21 through 59 years of age are obliged to keep the fast (one main meal only, taken after noon, and two other small meatless meals which together would not equal a regular main meal. Eating between meals is not permitted.). Those 7 years of age and older are obliged to observe partial abstinence (meat only at the main meal) on Wednesday and Saturday, and complete abstinence on Friday. The purpose of the Ember Days’ prayer and penance is (1) To consecrate each of the Four Seasons of the year; (2) To beg of God the preservation of the fruits of the earth; (3) To thank Him for those already given us; (4) And to beseech Him to give good priests to His Church, the usual days for ordaining priests being the Ember Saturdays.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross will be prayed here on the following Fridays at 7:00 p.m.: Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 and Good Friday.

EASTER DUTY
All Catholics are obliged under pain of mortal sin to receive Holy Communion worthily at least once during Easter time. Ideally, this takes place between Palm Sunday and Low Sunday, a two-week span. In the United States, however, concession was made so that the Easter Duty could be fulfilled any time between the 1st Sunday of Lent (February 18) and Trinity Sunday (May 27). This also, presupposes that one is making their Confession as well.

FASTING
Everyone between the ages of 21 and 59 inclusive is bound to observe the law of fast. The days of fast are all the days in Lent, except Sundays. On days of fast, only one full meal is allowed and it should not be taken before noon. Two other meatless meals sufficient to maintain strength may be taken, but together they should not equal a normal main meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal on a day of fast, except on days of complete abstinence. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed (but protein drinks count as food). When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. Mothers who are pregnant or nursing are always exempt. In doubt concerning your obligation to fast and abstain, consult the parish priest or confessor.

ABSTINENCE
Everyone 7 years of age and older is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Complete abstinence from meat must be observed on Fridays, Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday. On days of partial abstinence, e.g. Ember Wednesday and Saturday, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may be taken only once a day at the principal meal.

FATHER’S TRAVELS
February 18 – February 20 Kentucky Mass and Sacraments
February 25 – February 26 Mississippi Mass and Sacraments

NEXT CATECHISM CLASSES
Adult catechism - The adult catechism classes on Wednesdays are being suspended until further notice. Emphasis will be placed more on the Holy Hour and the intentions prayed for.
Children's catechism - Sunday February 18 after Mass.

HOLY HOUR WITH EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION EVERY WEDNESDAY
Next Holy Hour is Feb 21 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