Advent II

Some photos from our Saint Martin’s Day procession:

Note from the Bishop
This past week has been a week of many events, anniversaries and news; but I hope you found some time each day for some silent reflection on what truly matters this time of year—the preparation of your soul for the arrival of Our Lord, whether for His birth in the Bethlehem stable, or for His Coming at the end of time.

Last Sunday’s Advent procession was so very edifying and was the perfect way to mark the beginning of a new liturgical year. Most of the priests here commented that they rarely, if ever, had the opportunity to see it since they were either hearing confessions or traveling on the missions. I myself have only seen it once or twice in my 17 years as a priest. The early morning Rorate Masses brought great symbolism to our Advent. These Masses are sung in a dark church where the only light is that of the many candles burning at Our Lady’s altar. The liturgical texts surround the promise of a Redeemer and the Annunciation of Our Lady, reminding us of the true meaning of the season. Jesus, the Divine Messias, then comes down from heaven to our altar. Then, following the Last Gospel, the lights in the church come on and represent Christ, the Light of the World, dispelling the darkness of sin. Our Lady is the dawn of the light, thus we ought to stay with her always, but especially now.

Last Wednesday was the feast of St. Andrew, and would have been the 29th anniversary of Bishop Dolan’s consecration. Fr. Lehtoranta reminded us in his sermon of all that His Excellency had left us with. It was he who ordained me, Fr. Lehtoranta, and Fr. McKenna, and consecrated Bishop da Silva, who would help us in our time of need by consecrating a successor to Bishop Dolan and ordaining four new priests. St. Andrew’s Day was also the 18th anniversary of Fr. Oscar Saavedra, who worked here for a few years and was also ordained by Bishop Dolan.

Fr. German Fliess, a classmate of Fr. Lehtoranta during their years in the seminary, was consecrated a bishop on Wednesday. I hope he will be a holy bishop, leading many souls to heaven. Remember him in your prayers each and every day.

The government very stealthily allowed the “Fed-Coin,” a type of digital currency, to enter its trial run here in the US. Of course, as is their way, they did it while we were focused on other things—the war and a holiday. Digital Currency and Digital ID is already being pushed in places like Australia (where its use will be attached to one’s carbon footprint, by the way) and England. Elsewhere the lockdowns are being enforced in Communist China, but the people are protesting in great numbers against the Communist Regime. Many people are still waking up and resisting Communism. Meanwhile, people are still dying “mysteriously.” But it’s not such a mystery to us, as we have known all along that the “Jab” was nothing more than a form of population control. Our position is (and always was) that the Jab, along with its boosters, is mortally sinful due to the fact that it never was a tried and true vaccine, but only a medical experiment, which moral theologians say we cannot take part in. Well, the shoe has dropped and it is becoming more evident to all who are honest with themselves that the Jab is quite literally a “Clot Shot.” I urge you to watch the documentary called “Died Suddenly.” It isn’t recommended for children, and it is a little gruesome, but it confirms the harm the Jab has done.

In any case, enough of that for now. Don’t forget the Holy Day this Thursday, and the day of fast and abstinence on Wednesday. Our Lady under the title of the Immaculate Conception is our country’s patroness. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

– Bishop McGuire