16 May 2008

Nine Archdiocesan Men to be Ordained to Priesthood: Fr. Houser to Celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving in the Extraordinary Form

New priests are one very tangible sign of the spiritual health of a diocese. The Review chronicles today the very good news of nine new priests in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The nine deacons to be ordained priests are as follows: Matthew Barnard, Patrick Driscoll, Brian Hecktor, Michael Houser, Eric Kunz, Edward Nemeth, Kevin Schroeder, James Theby, and Noah Waldman.

These men deserve our prayers for their priestly vocations.

In especially great news, Father Michael Houser will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on May 25, 2008 at 10 am at St. Francis de Sales Oratory, which is administered by the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest. Deacon Houser has often assisted in Solemn High Mass and other liturgies at the Oratory.

Under the leadership of Archbishop Burke, seminarians in Saint Louis are receiving the liturgical and theological training necessary to celebrate the Extraordinary Form. It is such a positive sign to see the first wave of ordinands making practical use of this training; it bodes very well for the future liturgical health of the Archdiocese.

Congratulations to these men. It would be great to see St. Francis de Sales packed on May 25 to show visible support for the leadership of Archbishop Burke.


Anonymous said...

I heard through the grapevine that the choir is singing a Mozart Mass with Orchestra! It's so encouraging to see a Catholic church take such care to make the feast of Corpus Christi truly splendid! How often this Great Feast gets overshadowed by Memorial Day...

Anonymous said...

This is what I know...

10am Solemn High Mass w/ Corpus Christi Procession and Benediction.

The Choir of the Oratory will sing the Missa Brevis K.220, "Spatzen-Messe: W. A. Mozart.

The Procession will be after the Solemn High Mass through the streets of Fox Park neighborhood.

It has been a long time since St. Louis as witnessed something like this...If you can, ALL should come for this most Solemn of Masses.

Anonymous said...

YES it is true...with an Orchestra!