Feb 202014
 

Our annual Day of Recollection for the Lenten Season 2014 will be 10:30 AM — 4:30 PM Saturday April 12th at St. Mary of Victories. The day will include two conferences by Fr. James Richardson, Holy Mass, Confessions, and more.

$25 includes lunch. Do not let the registration fee be an obstacle for your attendance. Just call and we’ll take care of everything.

Register by clicking here before Tuesday April 8th. If you have questions, call (314)481-2512.

Fr. Richardson is a member of the St. Louis Oratory of St. Phillip Neri. Their Facebook page is here and the beginnings of a website is here. If you have a subscription to the St. Louis Review, an article about Fr. Richardson and his new community is here.

As we get more details, this post will be updated.

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Schedule & Directions follow… Continue reading »

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Feb 062013
 

Ecce Agnus Dei Web This Sunday, February 10th, at 9:00 a.m., St. Mary of Victories (map and directions) will celebrate a special Mass, sung in Latin and English in the ordinary form (Novus Ordo), to mark the first five years of continuous Sunday celebration of Holy Mass in this form. St. Mary’s is currently the only church in the St. Louis Archdiocese offering a public Sunday Latin Mass in the ordinary form, and no other parish in the Archdiocese has ever offered it on a regular basis for anything like this period of time.

This Mass with Gregorian chants will be celebrated with the priest facing versus orientem during the Liturgy of the Eucharist (second half of Mass) at our beautiful high altar. Communicants have the option of receiving the Host either kneeling along the altar rail in the traditional style, or standing in the aisle, following the more usual modern practice.

Fr. Harrison and everyone at St. Mary’s warmly invite you to join us for this occasion, and thus experience the nearest thing now available to the form of Eucharistic celebration that the Fathers of Vatcian II had in mind when they promulgated the Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.

Brunch will be served in the church hall free of charge straight after the Mass, thanks to the ladies of our community.

Below you can read the full text of an article about this Mass which was published in a slightly abbreviated form in last Friday’s St Louis Review (in the “Viewpoints” section, p. 25). Continue reading »

 Posted by at 1:20 pm
Nov 162011
 

Statue Inmaculada Concepcion, Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, PhilippinesA Great Novena of Masses to the Immaculate Conception will begin at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011. There will be guest sermons at each Mass on various aspects of Mary’s role in Salvation History. The Masses will be according to the Classical Roman Rite.

We are very fortunate to have here in St. Louis a place of prayer with the resources to pull-off something like this – a Great Novena is a difficult thing to do, but the rewards in graces are… infinite. Continue reading »

May 162011
 
Composer Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen

On Sunday, May 22nd composer Kevin Allen will conduct his newly-composed Missa Rex Splendens at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis. This new composition will be sung by the Oratory Choir with organ accompaniment. The Mass is based on the Gregorian Chant Mass VII of the same name.

Kevin Allen is highly regarded as a composer of opera, chamber and orchestral music. Mr. Allen has also developed a unique reputation as a composer of church music for the Roman Rite. His works, sacred and secular, have been performed in churches and concert halls throughout the United States and Europe.

Mr. Allen will be the featured guest on EWTN Live, Wednesday May 25th at 7:00 PM, repeated on Thursday, May 26th at midnight and 8 AM, and Sunday, May 29th at 3 AM. (All times are Central Daylight.) EWTN in St. Louis is on the Charter network channel 152 and on AT&T U-verse channel 562.

Feb 152010
 

St. Francis de Sales Oratory in conjunction with Credo of the Catholic Laity will be holding a Day of Recollection starting Saturday March 13th. The Oratory is located on Ohio Avenue at Gravois.

A highlight of this Day of Recollection will be the second presentation when His Excellency The Most Rev. Robert J. Hermann will make the presentation.

Other conference presenters include:

The Rev. Eric J. Kunz who is Associate Pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish.

The Rev. Brian Harrison O.S. M.A. S.T.D., who is a member of the Society of The Oblates of Wisdom.

We believe you will be inspired by our 2010 Day of Recollection Speakers.

Take advantage of the opportunity to make this Lenten Day of Recollection one of your most efficacious.

The full schedule for the Day of Recollection is shown below.

Our charge for this Day of Recollection is $20.00 per person to cover expenses, this includes lunch on Saturday. If you have a problem covering this charge, especially those who might have lost their job or have large families do not hesitate to ask for help by calling 314-894-6003. Children under 12 are free but we need to know they are coming so we can prepare enough food.

St. Francis de Sales is a magnificent church known as the Cathedral of the South, but it continues to need significant repairs. Since Archbishop Burke assigned the church to the Institute of Christ the King for its use as an oratory many repairs have been made. But it is an unending task keeping up with the many costs associated with maintaining a church of this size. Any profits from this Day of Recollection will go toward these expenses. If you are financially able we hope you will consider a donation for this worthy cause. Just add this donation to your check.

Mail your check payable to Friends of St Francis Oratory Inc. and send it directly to St. Francis de Sales (See coupon below)

At the Ten O’clock Solemn High Mass on Sunday March 14th His Grace the Very Rev. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will be at the Oratory to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the return of the Latin Mass to St. Louis. We hope many of you will be able to attend this Mass.

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Forward this coupon along with your check made payable to Credo of the Catholic Laity to:

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For more information call the Oratory at 314-771-3100 or Howard Brandt 314-894-6003
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2010 St. Francis de Sales – Credo Day of Recollection Schedule

Saturday March 13, 2010

9:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross, Confession, Chaplet of Divine Mercy.

10:00 a.m. First Conference, The Reverend Eric J. Kunz

11:00 a.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Silent Adoration, Confession

11:30 a.m. Solemn Benediction.

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Second Conference, His Excellency The Most Rev. Robert J. Hermann

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. Third Conference The Rev. Brian W. Harrison S.T.D.

4:00 p.m. Closing Mass

Sep 262007
 
St. Joseph Radio Catholic Lecture Series

Mark Your Calendar!
Saturday, October 6th, 2007
St. Joseph Radio and the Friends of Old St. Ferdinand Shrine present
The Holy Sacrifice of Mass
with
Fr. Gary Carr
Visiting priest at St. Frances de Sales Oratory in St. Louis
and
Fr. Thomas Keller
Director of Liturgy & Liturgical Formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
• Why the Motu Proprio?
• What is the difference between the New Liturgy and the Classical Liturgy?
• How can I benefit from a Mass said in a language I do not understand?
Schedule:
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Back to the Future – Fr. Gary Carr
10:15 a.m. The Tridentine Mass Explained – Fr. Thomas Keller
11:30 a.m. Tridentine Latin Mass
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Safe Harbor or Dangerous Iceberg for the Bark of Peter? – Fr. Gary Carr
2:45 p.m. Questions and Answers – Fr. Gary Carr
4:00 p.m. Closing
Bring your family and friends!
Freewill Donations Appreciated!
Reservations required for lunch – please call 636-244-0089
Historic Old St. Ferdinand Shrine
1 Rue Saint Francois
Florissant, Missouri
For more information or to schedule a speaker for your parish event or organization, please contact:
St. Joseph Radio
P.O. Box 2983
Orange, California 92859
Phone: 714-744-0336
Fax: 714-744-1998
Sep 102007
 

All times here given in Central Daylight Time.

This past July 7th, Pope Benedict XVI affirmed the beauty and importance of the classical liturgy by issuing an instruction titled Summorum Pontificum, confirming and protecting the right of all Latin Rite priests to use the ancient form of the Mass.

The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) will broadcast a live Solemn High Mass at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama on September 14th, 2007 at 7:00 A.M. Central Daylight Time. EWTN has asked for the assistance of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), to help celebrate this classical form of the Roman Liturgy.

An encore broadcast will follow the same day at 6 P.M., and again on September 15th 11:00 P.M. For those with Satellite radio the Mass will be simulcast on EWTN radio.

But there is more. On Wednesday, September 12th at 9 P.M. Central, EWTN will broadcast a theological roundtable discussion on Summorum Pontificum. This discussion will include Fr. Calvin Goodwin, FSSP from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, and Fr. Joseph Lee, FSSP from the FSSP apostolate in Ottawa, and the Very Reverend Monsignor R. Michael Schmitz, North American Provincial of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

Immediately following at 10 P.M., Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen narrates the High Easter Mass recorded at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Chicago in 1940.

On Friday, September 14th at 7 P.M. Central, EWTN’s The World Over Live will host another discussion of Summorum Pontificum with His Grace, the Most Reverend Raymond Leo Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis, and Fr. Dennis Kolinski from The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

Those who do not have access to the EWTN television channel via cable or satellite may also watch the Mass via live video stream on the Internet. Simply go to www.ewtn.com and choose “Live TV” from the Television pull-down menu on the home page.

EWTN’s Television Highlights page may be found here.

Feb 132007
 

Credo of the Catholic Laity will be holding its Lenten Retreat Friday and Saturday March 2nd & 3rd at St Francis de Sales Oratory located on Ohio Avenue at Gravois.

Our Retreat Master will be Msgr. Michael Schmitz American Provincial of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Msgr. Schmitz is a very experienced retreat master who has conducted many retreats Friday’s schedule will conclude with a solemn High Mass with the Right Rev. Thomas Frerking, Abbot of the St. Louis Abbey as homilist.

A highlight of the retreat will be the third conference on Saturday when His Grace, the Most Rev. Archbishop Raymond L.Burke will make the presentation.

Needless to say we are delighted with this all star line up for our 2007 Retreat and we thank the Rev. Karl Lenhardt, Rector of St Francis de Sales Oratory and Vice Provincial of The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest for obtaining these outstanding presenters for us.

Take advantage of the opportunity to make this Lenten Retreat one of your most efficacious. The full schedule for the Retreat is shown below.

The charge for the retreat is $15.00 per person to cover expenses, including both meals. If you have a problem covering this charge, especially those with large families do not hesitate to ask for help. We want to make this retreat available to as many people as we can. Children under 12 are free but we need to know they are coming so we can prepare enough food.

St. Francis de Sales is a magnificent church known as the Cathedral of the south, but in much need of repair. Since the archbishop assigned the Institute of Christ the King its use as an oratory many repairs have been made. The most important repair still needs to be completed. The 300 foot steeple must be stabilized as it’s pulling away from the main structure of the church. The cost is estimated to be close to one million dollars. Any profits from this retreat will go toward the fund to repair the steeple. If you are financially able we hope you will consider a generous donation for this worthy cause. Just add this donation to your retreat check.

Retreat Agenda
Friday March 2, 2007

2:00 p.m. Opening prayer: “Veni Creator” First Conference: Msgr. Schmitz

3:00 p.m. Exposition, Rosary, Benediction and Confession

4:00 p.m. Light supper (Basement)

5:00 p.m. Second Conference: Msgr. Schmitz

6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross (Fr. Lenhardt) and Confession

7:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass, Homilist: Right Rev. Thomas Frerking, Abbot of the St. Louis Abbey

Saturday March 3, 2007

9:00 a.m. Confessions, Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy

10:00 a.m. Third Conference by His Grace, the Most Rev. Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis

11:00 a.m. Solemn Adoration and Benediction with the Archbishop

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Fourth Conference: Msgr. Schmitz

2:45 p.m. Solemn High Mass, votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart with Te Deum

The retreat will close after Mass

Feb 042006
 

Credo of the Catholic Laity will be holding its Lenten Retreat immediately after Ash Wednesday on Friday and Saturday March 3rd & 4th at St.Francis de Sales Oratory located on Ohio Avenue at Gravois.

Our Friday Retreat Master will be Rev. C. Eugene Morris, S.T.L., Director of Worship and Assistant Professor of Sacramental Theology at Kenrick Glennon Seminary.

Father Morris is an experienced Retreat Master who has conducted many retreats. He is often heard on our local Catholic Radio Station WRYT and KHOJ.

Msgr. Henry J. Breier, Secretary to Archbishop Burke, will be the homilist at the Solemn High Mass on Friday evening.

On Saturday, Rev. Karl Lenhardt, Rector of St Francis de Sales Oratory and Vice Provincial of The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in the United States, will conduct the retreat.

We will close the retreat on Saturday with another Solemn High Mass.

Take advantage of the opportunity to make this Lent one of your most efficacious Lenten seasons.

The full schedule for the Retreat is shown below.

Our charge for the retreat is $15.00 per person to cover expenses. If you are able to send a little more please do so in order to assist those who might need help. If you have a problem covering this charge, especially those with large families do not hesitate to ask for help. We want to make this retreat available to as many people as we can.

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Name_______________________________________________________

Address____________________________________________________

Phone______________________email___________________________

Enclosed is my check for $_______to cover ________people
for the retreat.
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Forward this coupon along with your check made payable to Credo of the Catholic Laity to:

Howard Brandt, Credo Treasurer
4386 Honeydew Lane
St. Louis MO. 63128
Phone 314-894-0357
e-mail hbrandt AT i1.net

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2006 Credo of the Catholic Laity Retreat Agenda
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Friday, March 3rd – Rev. C. Eugene Morris

2:00 p.m. Opening prayer, “Veni Creator” Conference Downstairs
3:00 p.m. Exposition, Benediction, Rosary, and Confession
4:00 p.m. Light Supper Downstairs
5:00 p.m. Conference Downstairs
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross and Confession
7:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass

Msgr. Henry J. Breier, Secretary to Archbishop Burke, will be the homilist at this Mass.

Saturday March 4th – Rev..Karl Lenhardt

9:00 a.m. Confession, Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy
9:45 a.m. Conference Downstairs
11:00 a.m. Litany of All Saints, Benediction and Exposition
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Conference Downstairs
2:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass
4:00 p.m. Close

There will also be the regular 8:00 a.m. Low Mass on Saturday March 4th