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Confiteor

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Litany of Humility

Litany of St Joseph

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus
Litany of the Most Precious Blood
Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Litany of the Saints
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Novena Prayer to St Philomena

Prayer for the Conversion of Australia
Prayers & Litany to Holy Michael the Archangel

Prayers & Litany to Our Guardian Angel

Prayers & Litany to St Joseph
Prayers & Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Prayers & Litany to
the Holy Ghost &
Veni Creator
Prayers & Novena for the Souls in Purgatory
Prayers & Novena to St Martin De Porres
Prayers & Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, & Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Prayers Before & After Confession
Prayers Before Mass, Prayers Before Holy Communion, Prayers After Holy Communion & Thanksgiving After Mass

Prayers for Priests & Vocations

Prayers, Novena & Litany to St Anne
Prayers, Novenas & Litany to St Jude Thaddeus
The Prayers & Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
Various Prayers
Votive Prayers for Rain, Fine Weather & to Avert Storms
Audio Files - SSPX
Video Files - SSPX
Thoughts for the Week
 
 

 

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Thoughts for the Week - Fr R Taouk 
4th September 2016

Solution to our Natural Problems:  The Supernatural

Given the present situation that we find ourselves in, we often find so many take a human knee jerk reaction to a real problem. People often think that by means of their human reaction they can solve or attempt to resolve a problem which is beyond them either physically or mentally. This mental attitude which while not only filled with much delusion is often founded upon a misconception of both God's providence and the nature of the Church.

The providence of God is such that it encompasses the whole totality of human actions, either good or bad, so that despite the wickedness of men God is able to bring all things to His greater glory. Nothing exists or can exist which is not allowed or willed by God's providence. Within that framework, men are free to co-operate or free to resist the grace offered to them. Likewise, the Church is not a work of man, it does not belong to man, it belongs to God, who is both its author and protector. The Church in her history has endured many great storms and will endure many more to come, for she cannot be overcome. We tend so often to forget the history that has gone before and be so engrossed in the here and now that we forget that so many enemies have sought to destroy the Church both from without and from within, and in the end they were all conquered.

In the present storm that we find ourselves in God has given us the SSPX so as to enable those loyal to Christ and His Church to be able to hold fast to the faith and worship of their forefathers, while remaining firmly anchored in the Catholic Church. That said, we must always remember that God works in human history by means of the supernatural intervention of His Church and her Saints.

To encourage you on this path from the onset I have tried to instil the importance of prayer and the supernatural order, either by means of the Retreats, Lenten Missions, Days of Recollection, All Night Adoration, etc. These are all powerful means of obtaining God's blessings not only for ourselves but also for our parish, town and country.  Such was the supernatural means employed in 1881 by the mothers of the little village of Lu, in Italy, where the mothers, seeing the dire lack of vocations, under the inspiration of their Parish Priest, Monsignor Alessandro Canara, they gathered every Tuesday for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, asking the Lord for vocations. They received Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month with the same intention. After Mass all the mothers prayed a particular prayer together imploring for vocations to the Priesthood.  As a result from the tiny village of Lu came 323 vocations. We hope in like manner to establish this practice in our parish, such that after first and second Masses on the first Sunday of the month, we will recite three times the Prayer of the Mothers of Lu.

"O God, grant that one of my sons may become a Priest! I myself want to live as a good Christian and want to guide my children always to do what is right, so that I may receive the grace, O God, to be allowed to give you a holy Priest!  Amen."