This Week's Schedule

  

The Priory church will be closed to the public this week for the final phase of the work on the sanctuary floor. No public Masses or hours of the Divine Office will be held in the church until Sunday, August 25th, when Sunday morning Masses will be held at the regular times.   

Sunday, August 25th - Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Low Mass: 8:30 am; High Mass: 10:15 am 

Second Vespers: 6 pm

 


 

Sanctuary Renovation Campaign 

 

July 12th, 2019

We present some pictures to show the new altar in place!

 

 

The altar itself, as well as the gradine and tabernacle are here in place. These consist of two separate but integral pieces - of incredible weight!

 

The central tower, another integral piece of the altar assembly is going up in this photo. Two oak columns are also a part of this piece and were added at the last moment as it was set into place.

 

Our new High Altar. This was one of about six side altars from a closed Franciscan monastery in Belgium. The five carved panels (the two retables and three symbols on the altar itself) came from a different altar and were very slightly modified to fit into the oak framing of this altar assembly. It's proportions are very good and admirably fits into space in our oratory.

 

The altar from further back, showing a broader perspective.

 

June 30th, 2019

 

Update: Please click the GoFundMe page's link below, and click on the "Updates" tab,

to view the update information with pictures on the campaign.

 

In counterpoint to the opening of the summit on abuse in Rome,

the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem are launching at the same time

a fundraising campaign to renovate the sanctuary and choir of their church.

This is a sign of the vitality of their priestly community and the ever increasing number of faithful

who benefit by their preaching, celebration of the Sacraments and other pastoral works.

 

 

Please...

visit their GoFundMe page for more information

- and please also share this announcement with as many others

who may wish to support this sign of genuine spiritual and doctrinal vigor

in the Church of our days!

 

Click HERE to visit the GoFundMe page to make a donation,

and to read more details about the campaign.

 

 

 

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost 2019


Dearly Beloved,


Today we mark the seventh Sunday after Pentecost. The Gospel is taken from the Sermon on the Mount, and
the epistle from the Romans, and both speak of the fruits of good and evil lives. If we use the imagery of a tree
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Sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

 

Dearly Beloved,


Today we mark the sixth Sunday after Pentecost, and, as is the case with so many of the summer
Sundays, while the Epistle and Gospel are worthy of meditation, the Collect is a perfect example
of Roman brevity and poetry: “O God of [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

 

My Beloved,

as the Sunday cycle of Masses unfolds during this time after Pentecost the liturgy tends consistently toward one object: the deepening of our union of souls with Jesus Christ. There is, however, an indispensable prerequisite for this union [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost 2019

 

Dominus illuminatio mea. . . The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life, of what, then, should I be afraid?


With these opening words of this Sunday’s introit the Church puts on our lips a profound [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost 2019

Sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost 2019

 

Dearly Beloved, 

Today we mark the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, formerly the Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart.  The Gospel clearly relates to the feast which the Church celebrated two days ago, for Our Lord’s parables tell us of His [ ... ]

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Sermon for the Feast Of Corpus Christi 2019

Sermon for the Feast Of Corpus Christi 2019

 

Dearly Beloved, 

In the sequence for today’s Mass, St. Thomas Aquinas writes,

Quantum potes, tantum aude:

Quia major omni laude,

Nec laudáre súfficis.

Colloquially translated: As much as you can, dare to praise; but even if all praise were given, [ ... ]

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