BEFORE A MEAL
Bless, O Lord, us and your gifts,which from your bounty we are about to receive,and grant that, healthily nourished by them,we may render you due obedience,through Christ our Lord.
BEFORE A MEAL
Spring Fundraiser Luncheon – “The Silence of Mary” – April 21, 2007
Our 5th annual fundraiser in Seal Beach, California, will be held on Saturday, April 21st. This year’s theme is “The Silence of Mary.” Save the date and plan on joining us to hear Michael Dubruiel’s witness: “A Vision of Faith– a testimony of the power of The Gift of Faith” and Rev. Arthur Gruszka’s talk on the silence of Mary.” All proceeds from the 2007 fundraiser will go directly toward our “Clergy & Religious support Fund” which helps us provide books for bishops and religious superiors to share with their priests, deacons, seminarians, religious sisters and brothers, as well as missionaries in the U.S. and worldwide.
In a statement the LMS particularly welcomed the Exhortation’s call for 1) a re-emphasis on silent prayer, dignity and decorum in new rite celebrations 2) the reintroduction of Latin, particularly in international celebrations and in seminary training of new priests 3) the call for the laity to pray or sing the common prayers in Latin and for Gregorian Chant to be used wherever possible 4) the emphasis on a central or prominent position for the tabernacle which should not be obscured by the celebrant’s chair 5) the renewed call for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Eucharistic Adoration, including perpetual adoration. All these proposals are designed to reconnect the Church to its centuries-old liturgical tradition.