20 November 2014

Meanwhile, God Is Still God, and Life Goes On: Upcoming at the Oratory

This Sunday at St. Francis de Sales Oratory is the Kirchweihfest and Seminary Society Luncheon, after the 10 am Mass.  The Kirchweihfest returns from a two-year hiatus and is being combined with the annual Seminary Society event, this unique arrangement due to the calendar-altering mega-event of the priestly ordinations this August jumbling things around a bit.

This event is always fun, and a great way to share good Catholic fellowship.  The menu is at the link to the Oratory Newsletter, below.  Two Mikes Catering will serve its usual excellent German-style luncheon, and proceeds will help our future priests studying in Gricigliano.  Waterloo German Band returns to provide the entertainment.

As a reminder, the Novena to the Immaculate Conception begins Sunday, November 30 and continues until the feast.  Each day's Mass has a different guest homilist, and all are great Catholic priests known for their orthodoxy.  More information at the link below.

Finally, the Gaudete Gala 2014 fast approaches.  This year the beautiful event will be held at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Grand on December 14.  Proceeds help the Oratory, particularly in its world-class sacred music program.  More information in the newsletter.

These events and more are well covered in the Oratory Newsletter, which you can read here

These are the seeds of Catholic Culture and Charity that help to build society, not to tear it down.  Helping the Oratory at any or all of these events is one way to be part of the solution to our city's real needs.  God bless.

1 comment:

JBQ said...

I attended this event. It was well done and there were Catholic kids running everywhere. The German band was nice and @ Mikes had great food. Canon Weiner was everywhere glad handing the crowd with his "standing on a chair" height which makes one think of the very steeple on top of the Oratory. As someone who is Irish and also German, I would remark on the green medallion on the steeple. The red bearded bishop is St. Patrick as is the statue in the front of the church. Canon Weiner explained to me that the German-Irish rivalry caused Cardinal Glennon to name the church a French saint as a means of reconciliation.