14 August 2013

August 15th: What A Day!

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven...

...30 years ago, I was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood;

...30 years ago, the Parish of Our Lady of the Atonement was canonically erected, and with it, the Anglican Use was established in the Catholic Church;

...26 years ago, our Altar was solemnly consecrated, and the church building was dedicated;

...19 years ago, The Atonement Academy was founded, with its first day of classes;

...7 years ago, Archbishop Gomez blessed our expanded church building.

And it was all by the grace of God, and through the prayers of Our Lady of the Atonement!

In your charity, please pray for our parish -- for our faithful people, and for all our clergy...and if you would, a particular prayer for me, a poor but joyful priest.  It is a privilege I can scarcely take in.