Portinuncula indulgence

Today (2 August), you can earn a plenary indulgence (full remission of temporal punishment for sins).  Here are the conditions for said indulgence:

For the record, I have never earned a plenary indulgence.

Plenary indulgences can also be earned for the repose of a soul in Purgatory.


TLM in my diocese!


For your Brick by Brick file this is from a reader [me!]:

On Sunday, August 5, at 10:30 am, a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Formwill be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 84 K Street, Turners FallsMontague, Massachusetts. Fr. Robert Fromageot, FSSP [Also, S.T.L.; professor of dogmatic theology at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary], will be the celebrant. Seminarians from Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, will serve at the altar.

Rev. Fr. Robert Fromageot, F.S.S.P., S.T.L., the celebrating priest

Parish altar boys will be torchbearers. The schola will be made up of Fraternity seminarians, led by FSSP chant instructor Nicholas Lemme of Rapid City, South Dakota, and the parish music director, Henry Gaida [who is fairly traditionally–minded, and has organized a choir of men and boys, if I remember correctly], will be organist. The Rosary will be recited in Latin before the Mass.

This is the first Solemn High Mass [Deo grátias.] in the Diocese of Springfield since the Ordinary Form was promulgated. There is currently no regularly scheduled EF Mass in the diocese [For now.].

It is great that the Fraternity of St. Peter, which is in union with the Roman Pontiff, can provide this useful service.

Let the New Evangelization be boosted one Solemn Mass, one diocese at a time.

I hope to attend.

Dearest people,

Batman bible camp meme

Actually five, but you get the point.

Do you need community service hours?  Or do you just like hanging out with little kids?  Either way, come and volunteer this coming week at Our Lady of the Lake Church’s annual Bible Camp.  With a lots of activities, including a beach day and a cookout, and several dozen children enrolled, people power is needed, especially teens!  It’s a ton of fun, and you can earn community service hours that so many of us need for National Honor Society.  Be there at 9:00 each morning and expect to stay until about 12:30 or so.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.