There are some big events at St. Francis de Sales Oratory this weekend, and the public is invited.
On Saturday at 11 am in the Oratory hall, the internationally-acclaimed Marian scholar, Monsignor Arthur B. Calkins, will give a talk on Mary’s role and presence in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. From the Oratory’s newsletter:
PRESENTATION OF MSGR. CALKINS – “MARY IN THE MASS”
Next Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 AM, Msgr. Arthur Calkins, an eminent authority on Marian doctrines, will come to the Oratory again to give us another presentation on our Blessed Mother. As before, Msgr. Calkins’ talk is sure to be intellectually and spiritually edifying. We look forward to Msgr. Calkins’ return visit, and hope to see many faithful at the presentation!
An abstract of the talk is as follows:
“It is highly significant that in the Eucharistic Liturgy of every rite of the Catholic Church we find an explicit commemoration of the Mother of God, often quite close to the consecration. This is a usage established in antiquity and, no doubt, the oral tradition antedates the written, with roots deriving from the era of the Apostles. This ancient practice also testifies to the sound instinct of the faithful that Mary belongs close to her Son especially at the moment when his sacrifice is being renewed on the altar.”
On Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King, there will be the usual Low Mass at 8 am and High Mass at 10 am. Following both Masses in the Oratory hall will be the annual Seminary Society Breakfast. Again, from the newsletter:
SEMINARY SOCIETY BREAKFAST ON FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING, OCTOBER 30
Seminary Society Breakfast, October 2010
As a part of the semi-annual support for the Seminary, Canon Wiener and the Seminary Society cordially invite you to join them for breakfast after both Masses on the Feast of Christ the King, Sunday October 30th. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Seminary, meet the newest candidates, and to offer our prayerful support for our future priests, while enjoying a bountiful breakfast at very reasonable prices.
The full menu, consisting of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sweet rolls, coffee, tea, milk and juice, will be offered at $7.00 for those age 12 and up. The cost is only $4.00 for children age 3-11, and free for those age 2 and under. For large families, the maximum is $30.00.
An informative presentation on the Seminary will include a talk by Canon Wiener, a video presentation by Canon Huberfeld, and personal messages from Gricigliano. There will be an opportunity to sign up to pray for individual seminarians. In addition, there will be a 50/50 Raffle, a Rector’s Raffle, and attendance prizes for the children.
All proceeds will be used for the benefit of the Seminary in Gricigliano, Italy.