Father Michael Wiener has announced that St. Francis de Sales Oratory will host an all-day Adoration on election day, Tuesday, November 4, 2008, beginning with morning Mass at 8:00 am until 8 pm. Why not vote for a pro-life candidate, then come and pray that others do the same?
Beginning Sunday on the Feast of Christ the King, until the election, there will be prayed a novena for the election. The intention of both events is expressed in this prayer, the collect for those in authority and the people under their charge:
"Almighty and everlasting God, who alone workest great wonders, pour down upon Thy servants and upon the flocks committed to their charge the spirit of Thy saving grace, and that they may truly please Thee pour down upon them the continual dew of Thy blessing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen."
Sunday, October 26, 2008, is the Feast of Christ the King. Those who assist at Mass at any Oratory or other apostolate of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest may obtain a Plenary Indulgence under the ordinary conditions of Confession, Holy Communion, prayers for the intention of the Holy Father, and detachment from all sin.
Also, as today is the dedication of Old Saint Patrick Oratory in Kansas City, it would be a good occasion to offer prayers for this church, its members and Father Avis, and to give thanks for the efforts of so many who brought about this beautiful restoration. It is surely providential that the Bishop invited the Institute to Kansas City, and that its well-known skill in supervising such restoration projects was brought to bear, along with the time, money and talents of so many volunteers from the community, and the brilliance of architect William Heyer. I am sure that KC from Kansas Catholic will post pictures when he returns to his secret location. I was prevented from attending this event at the last minute, but his photos are always better than mine anyway. Check his site and the local sites for pictures and I am sure you will be rewarded.
Finally, the Institute announced it has been given two more new apostolates, this time in Grenoble and Laval, France. It lately seems that the Institute gets new apostolates as fast as I get children.