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work-of-human-hands-cover-for-webNEW! Fr. Cekada’s book on the New Mass.

Pentecost Vigil
New photos posted June 3rd. Click the photo above for a slide-show from our Pentecost Vigil ceremonies.

zelusdomustuaeBishop’s Corner
The Memorial Day weekend falls in nicely with our liturgical calendar this year, some quiet days for rest and family after a very beautiful month of May. Then, refreshed, we shall go on to our great Eucharistic Eight Day celebration, Corpus Christi. First Friday and All Night Adoration falls within its octave, as does First Saturday. “Come, Let us adore!”

We were happy to have Fr. Ercoli with us again this year for our beautiful Pentecost Vigil, which concluded with the Confirmation of fifteen new Soldiers of Christ. Everything was red and bright, all alight with the fire of God’s Love. May He rekindle your devotion to the Blessed Sacrament during Corpus Christi. Who can say how many graces, how much protection, comes from this devotion? The Forty Hours Prayer we observed together before the Monstrance last October prepared us spiritually for the worst crisis this church has undergone in twenty years. Who knows how much more damage the devil would have done had he not been restrained by Eucharistic Adoration, and we so fortified by it?

As we conclude another beautiful year at St. Gertrude the Great (40 Hours, Rosary Sunday, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, May, Baptisms, Marriages and Confirmations), let loving gratitude for past protection and present assistance motivate us to keep these days of Corpus Christi by Masses, Holy Communions, adoration and visits. Let us all push ourselves one last time, for one last loyal labor of love before Summer vacation, with its well earned rest, beckons us away from the Blessed Sacrament.

How fitting in these Eucharistic Days that Fr. Cekada’s monumental book on the Mass, Work of Human Hands, should have arrived, and begin being promoted. Pick up your copy today!

I am visiting our faithful in Milwaukee this weekend, and giving them the Gift of the Holy Ghost, Confirmation.

Enjoy your holiday, and spare a prayer for our never again to be forgotten Poor Souls.
–Bishop Dolan

Those being confirmed line up to receive the sacrament
On the Vigil of Pentecost, confirmands, with their sponsors, line up to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.