Our Father……

Matthew 6:9-15 (King James Version)

9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


The Roman Missal – Third Edition

the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, is now being prepared for publication. In the United States, seven publishers (Catholic Book Publishing Corp., Liturgical Press, Liturgy Training Publications, Magnificat, Midwest Theological Forum, USCCB Communications, and World Library Publications) will publish ritual editions and are now advertising their plans and will soon accept pre-orders. The Roman Missal will be implemented in the United States of America on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.  The ritual editions should start arriving in parishes around October 1.

Pope John Paul II announced a revised version of the Missale Romanum during the Jubilee Year 2000. Among other things, the revised edition of the Missale Romanum contains prayers for the observances of recently canonized saints, additional prefaces for the Eucharistic Prayers, additional Votive Masses and Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions, and some updated and revised rubrics (instructions) for the celebration of the Mass. The English translation of the Roman Missal will also include updated translations of existing prayers, including some of the well-known responses and acclamations of the people. Continue reading

Ave Maria de César Franck

Ave Maria de César Franck interprété par l’ensemble instrumental et vocal de la basilique Sainte-Croix de Cracovie enregistré en l’église Sainte-Madeleine de Strasbourg le vendredi 23 avril 2010 par Gérard Banholzer.

Feast of Saint Ignatius

Blessings on the Feast of Saint Ignatius
Dear Friends,
On July 31, Jesuits around the world celebrate the feast of our founder, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. In the opening prayer of the Mass on that day, we pray:Lord, in your providence, you guided Saint Ignatius to found the Society of Jesus. Enrich it, we pray, with the gifts of heart, mind and spirit. Make us all one with you in holiness and love, that we may discern your will and carry it out with constancy and faith.You can be sure that you are remembered throughout the day and particularly at our daily liturgy. As always, we are very grateful for your goodness to us. Christ’s blessings to you on the feast of Saint Ignatius.
 Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,
Fr. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ
Provincial, New England Province of Jesuits