Posted April 3, 2006
The Vice Provincial of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest visited the Oratory on Passion Sunday. A substantial number attended High Mass and then adjourned for an excellent talk by Father Karl Lenhardt on the subject of the Church's use of Indulgences and their efficacy for us and for the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Father Denis Buchholz, pro-rector of the Oratory introduced Father Lenhardt.
Posted March 28, 2006
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Posted March 26, 2006
Cleaning Up/Fixing Up in anticipation of the arrival of the Oblates of Mary to the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese
Saturday, March 25th many members of the Oratory assisted in the final preparations of the convent the Oblates of Mary, Queen of Apostles. The Traditional Catholic Community of 14 sisters arrived Monday, March 27th, after driving from Starrucca, Pa, over 1250 miles away. Once settled, they will begin a search for a new monastery in a rural area of the diocese.
The Most Reverend Bishop Finn, has rehabilitated the old convent at the Pius X high school (located at Davidson Road and I-29) which was formerly occupied by the teaching Sisters of Notre Dame. Empty for nearly 25 years; and used by the school for storage, athletics and theatrics; the roof has been repaired; tons of materials have been removed, plumbing has been put back in service, and many general repairs made. The former convent chapel, which was converted to theater use, now has new choir stalls, tabernacle, sacristy and confessional. An altar from the convent at Christ the King parish will soon be moved in. The communion rail from Old St. Patrick Oratory has been relocated and awaits installation.
Saturday, Members of the Oratory assisted in the final clean up. Floors and bathrooms were scrubbed, windows washed, trash hauled and many little repairs were made. Bishop Finn visited during the work and expressed his thanks to all. The evil one expressed his displeasure with this new font of grace in the Diocese. The main water line to the building broke as soon as all the helpers arrived to clean. Water needed to clean was hauled from the adjacent high school as emergency crews used a backhoe to dig up and repair the line. After several hours, the repair was complete. As the tractor was being loaded to leave, the line broke again! A disappointed repair crew started all over again.
Please remember the Sisters in your prayers. they are dedicated to the support and sanctification of the priesthood. Also remember Bishop Finn, who recognizes what a great grace it is for the Diocese and its members to have holy priests. St. Patrick, pray for us!
Content submitted by Paul Villotti
Photos by Jim Welling