MASS THIS SUNDAY (October 16, 2016)
22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Mass: 3:00 pm, St. Mary’s Church, Johnson City (Low Mass)
Rosary: 2:30p.m.
No Confessions This Week

Proper Prayers and Readings  (402)


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Father Dustin Collins, Assistant Pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Oak Ridge, will continue to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for us each 1st and 3rdSundays of the month.

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MASS THIS SUNDAY (October 16, 2016)
22nd Sunday after Pentecost

12:00 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal page numbers:
Sprinkling Rite: Asperges me (567)
Order of Mass (569)
Proper Prayers and Readings (402)
Ordinary of the Mass: Mass IX – Cum jubilo (731)
Kyrie, Gloria, Credo III, Sanctus, Agnus Dei
Offertory: Ave Maria (Victoria)
Preface of the Holy Trinity (598)
Communion: Panis Angelicus (Casciolini)
Marian Antiphon: Salve Regina (961)

3 pm, St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Cleveland

3 pm, St. Mary Church, Johnson City

MASS NEXT SUNDAY (October 23, 2016)
23rd Sunday after Pentecost

12:00 pm, Holy Ghost Church, Knoxville

3 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Madisonville

5 pm, Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul, Chattanooga


Put on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)

The current political season—with Catholic belief and morality under unremitting attack in the public arena by advocates of abortion, same sex marriage, and other offenses against divine law—exhibits in stark relief the unhappy changes in American life and government that the lifetimes of many of us have witnessed.

In 1916 the U.S. Army commissioned and procured a virtually indestructible metal rosary that was provided to Catholic soldiers in World War I, when they were called “Service Rosaries”. Can anyone imagine this happening in today’s politically correct military? Let alone envision anything resembling the picture of Christian sailors united in praying the Rosary aboard their ships in preparation for the great 16th century naval battle of Lepanto that historians say preserved Europe as a Christian rather than a Moslem continent. Regarding which, Fr. George Rutler says (here) that

the Battle of Lepanto ranks as one of the greatest sea battles of all time, and in one sense it was the most important. There never would have been a Trafalgar or Jutland or Leyte Gulf without it and, as a matter of fact, it is likely that it made possible the survival of everything we know as civilization. Had the Christian fleets sunk off western Greece on October 7 in 1571, we would not be here now, these words would not be written in English, and there would be no universities, human rights, holy matrimony, advanced science, enfranchised women, fair justice, and morality as it was carved on the tablets of Moses and enfleshed in Christ.

Early this year, at the suggestion of traditional Catholic blogmeister Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, 150 combat rosaries were sent to the Papal Swiss Guard in the Vatican. On the 100th anniversary of the original 1916 WWI Military issue rosary, during his address to the new recruits about to be sworn in, the Commander of the Swiss Guard held up a “Gun Metal Combat Rosary” during his address and told them that training and arms are necessary, but the most important and powerful weapon is the “Combat Rosary.” Here is a portion of his speech:

“At the right time, at the beginning of the year, a generous donor has surprised us with a gift. He sent the Swiss guard the most powerful weapon that exists on the market: the ‘Combat Rosary’, Literally, the rosary for the fight. Now it was given in allocation to all the guards. It is important that we find the path of prayer, especially the prayer of the rosary investigate this site. Our life, our works and our actions are in the hands of God. However, this does not mean that we can give up to arms and to exercises. God uses us as instruments to ward off evil in some situations. This is why we need a faith, faith in God and prayer”

Mass: 12 noon, Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center

Followed by potluck dinner. All welcome. Bring a dish if you can. Otherwise, come anyway.


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