Laudetur Iesus Christus! We have a few updates heading into this weekend we wanted to share:
Friday April 1, 2022: 100th Anniversary of Blessed Karl’s Death (Friday 12:30pm, St. Mark)
Friday is the 100th anniversary of Blessed Karl of Austria’s passage into eternal life. Overthrown by western powers – including Woodrow Wilson – the last reigning Catholic monarch of Europe was exiled to the Portuguese Island of Madeira, where his health declined and died on April 1, 1922. Several CLMC readers have a devotion to this beatified emperor and Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Fr. Matlak have both given talks about Blessed Karl at St. Ann parish in recent years. St. Mark parish will offer its regular 12:30pm Latin Mass, and will offer prayers for his canonization after Mass. All are welcome to join.
If you can’t make it, you can also pray one of the prayers here: https://www.emperorcharles.org/prayers
First Saturday Mass – Saturday April 2, 10am (St. Thomas)
While the world waits to see if the consecration of Russia is accepted by Our Lady, the importance of the Fatima message has not ended. All are called to practice the 1st Saturday devotions as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Our Lady asks the faithful to do the following on each 1st Saturday for five consecutive months (e.g. five consecutive first Saturdays): Receive Holy Communion; pray the Rosary; meditate for 15 minutes on a mystery of the Rosary; and go to Confession (before or after 8 days). This is all done with the intention to offer reparation for blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. https://www.livefatima.io/five-first-saturdays/ If you are concerned about the future of the Latin Mass, the crisis in the Church, or conflicts overseas, please consider practicing the first Saturday devotions.
St. Thomas Aquinas parish offers a 10am first Saturday Latin Mass on Saturday April 2nd. Mass is followed by a blessing of religious objects in the traditional rite
Bishop Schneider Releases a New Prayer for the Hastening the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart
Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who visited the CLMC and St. Ann parish in 2017, has just released a new prayer which he is encouraging all faithful Catholics to pray for the coming of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart. We attach a copy of his prayer, and also link to it below:
- Text: https://www.livefatima.io/prayer-for-the-hastening-of-the-triumph-of-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary/ (text also available at end of this update below)
- PDF: https://www.livefatima.io/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Immaculate-Heart-of-Mary.pdf
First Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart in Salisbury (Sunday April 3, 4pm)
UPDATE: The first Sunday Salisbury Latin Mass will Sunday April 3rd at 4pm. Fr. Alfonso Gamez will offer the Mass. There will not be a social afterwards.
Prayer for the Hastening of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Holy Mother of God, and our tender Mother, look upon the distress in which the whole of mankind is living due to the spread of materialism, godlessness, and the persecution of the Catholic Faith.
In our own day, the Mystical Body of Christ is bleeding from so many wounds caused within the Church by the unpunished spread of heresies, the justification of sins against the Sixth Commandment, the seeking of the kingdom of earth rather than that of heaven, the horrendous sacrileges against the Most Holy Eucharist, especially through the practice of Communion in the hand, and the Protestant shaping of the celebration of the Holy Mass.
Amidst these trials appeared the light of the consecration of Russia to thine Immaculate Heart by the Pope, in union with the world’s bishops. In Fatima thou didst request the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays of the month. Implore thy Divine Son to grant a special grace to the Pope, that he might approve the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.
May Almighty God hasten the time when Russia will convert to Catholic unity, mankind will be given a time of peace, and the Church will be granted an authentic renewal in the purity of the Catholic Faith, the sacredness of divine worship, and the holiness of Christian life. O Mediatrix of all graces, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and our sweet Mother, turn thine eyes of mercy towards us and graciously hear this our trusting prayer. Amen
+ Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima