The Pope's general prayer intention for June is: “That a culture of dialogue, listening, and mutual respect may prevail among peoples.”
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Pope's general prayer intention for May is: "That administrators of justice may act always with integrity and right conscience."
His mission intention is: “That seminaries, especially those of mission Churches, may form pastors after the Heart of Christ, fully dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel.”
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Greetings from the Office for Worship,
Please know that Archbishop Listecki has granted permission to celebrate Mass for the Election of a Pope on weekdays of Lent as of Thursday, February 28th, 2013 - 8:00 PM Rome time (1:00 PM Central time) according to the provisions of GIRM #374.
The following text may be found in the RMIII Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions. A Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit might also be celebrated, using, for example, Preface II of the Holy Spirit: “The action of the Spirit in the Church.”
Morning and Evening Prayer might also be celebrated on days when there is no obligatory memorial, feast or solemnities. The closing prayer may be taken from the Mass for the Election of a Pope.
Please see below for the pertinent texts from the Roman Missal 3rd Edition. Please cut and paste into your OOW.
#4 For the Election of A Pope or a Bishop
1 Sm 2: 35
I will raise up for myself a faithful priest,
who shall do according to my heart and mind;
I will establish a lasting house for him
and he shall walk before me all his days.
O God, eternal shepherd,
who govern your flock with unfailing care,
grant in your boundless fatherly love
a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness
and to us show watchful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Prayer over the Offerings
May your abundant kindness favor us, O Lord,
that, through the sacred offerings we reverently bring to you,
we may come to rejoice that a pastor pleasing to your majesty
presides over your holy Church.
Through Christ our Lord.
Jn 15: 16
I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, says the Lord, fruit that will last.
Prayer after Communion
As we have been renewed, O Lord,
with the supreme Sacrament of salvation,
the Body and Blood of your Only Begotten Son,
may the wondrous grace of your majesty
gladden us with the gift of a shepherd
who will instruct your people by his virtues
and imbue the minds of the faithful with the truth of the Gospel.
Through Christ our Lord.
The proper readings may be found in Volume IV of the Lectionary for Mass, nos. 833–837.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Considered the most important liturgical celebration of the entire liturgical year, the earliest the March 30, 2013 Easter Vigil liturgy can begin here in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has been determined to be 7:45pm. In 1988 the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome issued a document, “Circular Letter Concerning the Preparation and Celebration of the Easter Feasts,” which includes a section titled “The Meaning of the Nocturnal Character of the Easter Vigil”. This is the document that regulates the starting time of the Easter Vigil, not only in the United States, but throughout the entire world. Quoting from the document: #78 “The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before daybreak on Sunday.” This is to be taken according to its strictest sense. Reprehensible are those abuses and practices that have crept into many places in violation of this ruling, whereby the Easter Vigil is celebrated at the time of day that it is customary to celebrate anticipated Sunday Masses.
Please make note of this 7:45pm March 30, 2013 Easter Vigil time in your parish calendar, and inform those involved in the parish’s liturgy and RCIA planning.
Friday, December 28, 2012
His mission intention is: "That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance".