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.
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 (March 6) and Trinity Sunday (June 11).
APRIL 25 IS ROGATION DAY
Earthquakes and other calamities afflicted the diocese of Vienne in Dauphine (France) in the fifth century, and St. Mamertus, who was bishop of that diocese, instituted a penitential procession with public supplications on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before Ascension Day. In 816, Pope Leo III, introduced it into Rome, and soon after it became a general observance throughout the Church. The Litany of the Saints, the psalms and prayers sung during the procession on these days are supplications: hence the name of Rogation days (rogare, to ask) applied to them. The object of these "rogation" supplications is to appease the anger of God and avert the scourges of His justice, and to pray for the harvest. A similar function is observed on April 25th, on the Feast of St. Mark, commemorating the day when St. Peter entered Rome to establish it as his episcopal see (it’s the anniversary of our becoming “Roman Catholics,” you might say). It is called the Greater Litanies in contrast to the Lesser Litanies of the Rogation Days, and is always observed on April 25, even when the feast of St. Mark is transferred.
FEAST OF ST. LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT
This great saint, author of the book True Devotion to Mary, is a special patron of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (C.M.R.I. “Congregatio Mariae Reginae Immaculatae.”) You are highly encouraged to read this book and the others that he wrote, including Friends of the Cross. For those that would like to take their Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to the method taught by St. Louis Marie de Montfort, the feast of Our Lady’s Queenship on May 31st would be an excellent opportunity to do so. You would begin the 33-day preparation on the feast of St. Louis (April 28th).
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WEDNESDAY NIGHT CATECHISM
The next Catechism class will be April 26 at 6:00 pm.
HOLY HOUR WITH EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION EVERY WEDNESDAY
Next Holy Hour is April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
For a list of Mass times and intentions, please see this week's bulletin.
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