Happy Sunday, everyone. Congratulations again to Cardinal-designate Burke. This photo is His Grace receiving the first blessing of Canon Aaron Huberfeld after his ordination in the presence of Monsignor Wach and Canon Lenhardt, among others.
Some news to tide you over for a few days, as I anticipate very light blogging until Thursday.
This Sunday, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest has two events of interest, one at the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, and one here locally at the Oratory.
In Chicago, the Institute is sponsoring a Roman Holiday fundraiser for the ongoing restoration of the Shrine. Cardinal George will attend as guest of honor, as a portion of the Vatican collection Oro e Porpora, containing some exquisite vestments from the mid-16th to late-19th centuries, will be displayed for the first time in the U.S. at the Shrine. The day begins with Sunday Mass; there is the exhibit, reception, dinner, and a concert of Italian baroque music by the Amadeus Consort. If can make it to Chicago, check out the Institute's website for more information.
Somewhat less ambitious, but just as gastronomically pleasing, the St. Francis de Sales Seminary Society is sponsoring a family breakfast in honor of the Feast of Christ the King following both the 8 am and 10 am Masses. The prices are reduced per each adult and child meal to encourage family participation, and no matter how many children you have begotten, the family total cost is limited to $25. For map and directions, see the Oratory's website.
Remember, the faithful assisting at Mass on the Feast of Christ the King at any Oratory of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest may obtain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions of sacramental confession, detachment from sin, Holy Communion and prayers for the intention of the Holy Father.
Have a great week.