The faith of a child Thursday, Nov 1 2007 

                                      Consecration

Last night I was talking to our 5 year old about the Consecration. I asked her if she knew Who was present in the Host, and she correctly answered, "Jesus." Then I asked her Who makes this miracle happen, and she said, "God."

What amazed me the most was what she immediately said without being asked. She said to me, "And when the priest picks up the wine, it becomes Jesus’ Blood." Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all could have the faith of a little child?

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“A sweet picture of the future of Holy Mother Church!” Sunday, Aug 19 2007 

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This is what our dear priest Father C. said about this picture I e-mailed him of our little guy last night.

The boys had their first Traditional Mass altar boy training yesterday morning. He absolutely loved it! He talked about it all day long. Last night, as I was saying my evening prayers, he came down and wanted to talk about it again. I wasn’t quite done yet, so I told him to wait a little bit. He saw the

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sitting on our altar and sat down and read it until I was done. Afterwards, He was able to tell me a lot of what he learned that morning. I asked him what he tought of it and he said very excitedly, "It was awesome!!!!" He asked me if every Mass would now be the Traditional Mass. He was dissapointed when I told him we had to wait a little longer. We are so blessed to be able to attend the extraordinary form of the Mass soon. Praise God!

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“A sweet picture of the future of Holy Mother Church!” Sunday, Aug 19 2007 

Kolbe_reading_mass_book

This is what our dear priest Father C. said about this picture I e-mailed him of our little guy last night.

The boys had their first Traditional Mass altar boy training yesterday morning. He absolutely loved it! He talked about it all day long. Last night, as I was saying my evening prayers, he came down and wanted to talk about it again. I wasn’t quite done yet, so I told him to wait a little bit. He saw the

Latin English Booklet Missal Traditonal_mass_booklet_2

sitting on our altar and sat down and read it until I was done. Afterwards, He was able to tell me a lot of what he learned that morning. I asked him what he tought of it and he said very excitedly, "It was awesome!!!!" He asked me if every Mass would now be the Traditional Mass. He was dissapointed when I told him we had to wait a little longer. We are so blessed to be able to attend the extraordinary form of the Mass soon. Praise God!

“A sweet picture of the future of Holy Mother Church!” Sunday, Aug 19 2007 

Kolbe_reading_mass_book

This is what our dear priest Father C. said about this picture I e-mailed him of our little guy last night.

The boys had their first Traditional Mass altar boy training yesterday morning. He absolutely loved it! He talked about it all day long. Last night, as I was saying my evening prayers, he came down and wanted to talk about it again. I wasn’t quite done yet, so I told him to wait a little bit. He saw the

Latin English Booklet Missal Traditonal_mass_booklet_2

sitting on our altar and sat down and read it until I was done. Afterwards, He was able to tell me a lot of what he learned that morning. I asked him what he tought of it and he said very excitedly, "It was awesome!!!!" He asked me if every Mass would now be the Traditional Mass. He was dissapointed when I told him we had to wait a little longer. We are so blessed to be able to attend the extraordinary form of the Mass soon. Praise God!

“A sweet picture of the future of Holy Mother Church!” Sunday, Aug 19 2007 

Kolbe_reading_mass_book

This is what our dear priest Father C. said about this picture I e-mailed him of our little guy last night.

The boys had their first Traditional Mass altar boy training yesterday morning. He absolutely loved it! He talked about it all day long. Last night, as I was saying my evening prayers, he came down and wanted to talk about it again. I wasn’t quite done yet, so I told him to wait a little bit. He saw the

Latin English Booklet Missal Traditonal_mass_booklet_2

sitting on our altar and sat down and read it until I was done. Afterwards, He was able to tell me a lot of what he learned that morning. I asked him what he tought of it and he said very excitedly, "It was awesome!!!!" He asked me if every Mass would now be the Traditional Mass. He was dissapointed when I told him we had to wait a little longer. We are so blessed to be able to attend the extraordinary form of the Mass soon. Praise God!

“A sweet picture of the future of Holy Mother Church!” Sunday, Aug 19 2007 

Kolbe_reading_mass_book

This is what our dear priest Father C. said about this picture I e-mailed him of our little guy last night.

The boys had their first Traditional Mass altar boy training yesterday morning. He absolutely loved it! He talked about it all day long. Last night, as I was saying my evening prayers, he came down and wanted to talk about it again. I wasn’t quite done yet, so I told him to wait a little bit. He saw the

Latin English Booklet Missal Traditonal_mass_booklet_2

sitting on our altar and sat down and read it until I was done. Afterwards, He was able to tell me a lot of what he learned that morning. I asked him what he tought of it and he said very excitedly, "It was awesome!!!!" He asked me if every Mass would now be the Traditional Mass. He was dissapointed when I told him we had to wait a little longer. We are so blessed to be able to attend the extraordinary form of the Mass soon. Praise God!

How many churches did Christ found? Monday, Aug 6 2007 

This afternoon I was reviewing a catechism lesson with our 11 year old. I asked her, "How many churches did Christ found?"

She answered, "One"

Our 4 year old disagreed, and quickly tried to correct her.

She said, "No, it’s three."

I asked her, "What do you mean, three?"

She said, "One is our old church. One is our other old church. And the other one is our new church"

We’ve moved a few times : ) How could I argue with that!

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Mass unit study- Altar Linens, Sacred Vessels, and other things Monday, Jul 30 2007 

Corporal- A square white linen cloth, upon which the Sacred Host and chalice are placed during the celebration of Mass.

Pall- This is a square pocket-shaped piece of linen with a cardboard inserted in order to stiffen it. It is placed over the chalice to prevent dust or other matter falling into it.

Purificator- This is a linen cloth used for wiping the chalice, and the fingers and mouth of the celebrant after Communion. It is spread over the cup of the chalice at the beginning and end of Mass.

Finger towels- used at the "Lavabo" and after administering Holy Communion, may be made of any kind of material, preferably of linen.

Chalice- This is a cup made of gold or silver, or if of silver, the interior must be of gold. It holds the wine for the Holy Sacrifice, and is a striking figure of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It comes from the Latin word calix, which means "cup".

Paten- A golden plate which holds the bread that becomes the Body of Jesus. The name means "dish".

Ciborium- An altar-vessel in which the consecrated particles for the Communion of the laity are kept.

Burse- The envelope in which the Corporal is placed.

Chalice Veil- This is the cloth which covers the chalice until the Offertory, and again after the Communion. It also is made of the same material and color as the vestments.

Cruets- A small vessel used to hold the wine and water at Mass.

Finger bowl- The priest uses this to wash his hands.

Thurible- Used for burning incense.

Incense boat- Holds the grains of incense that are burned in the thurible.

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Mass unit study- Vestments Sunday, Jul 29 2007 

Vestments- Clothes that the priest wears at Mass.

Vestment colors. The color of the Chalice, Maniple, Stole and Chasuble are changed according to the feast or Mass.

White (Purity): On the feasts of Our Lord, Our Lady, and saints who were not martyrs.

Red (Love): On the feasts of The Holy Spirit, The Precious Blood, and martyrs.

Violet (Penance): During penitential times; Advent and Lent.

Black (Sorrow): For Good Friday, and Masses for the dead.

Green (Hope): For days when none of the other colors are prescribed.

Amice- White linen cloth worn around the neck and shoulders. It was originally used to cover the head. The priest places it for a moment on his head, and then allows it to rest upon his shoulders. As he does so he prays: "Place, O Lord, on my head the helmet of salvation, that so I may resist the assaults of the devil."

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Alb- A white linen vestment with close fitting sleeves, reaching nearly to the ground. The vesting prayer is: "Make me white, O Lord, and cleanse my heart; that being made white in the Blood of the Lamb I may deserve an eternal reward."

Alb

Cinture- A cord to be tied around the waist. It holds the Alb in place. The vesting prayer is: "Gird me, O Lord, with the cincture of purity, and quench in my heart the fire of concupiscence, that the virtue of continence and chastity may abide in me."

Girdle

Maniple- It used to be a small towel or handkerchief. It is carried over the left arm. In the prayer offered by the priest when putting on the maniple are symbolized the cares and sorrows of this earthly life. The vesting prayer is: "May I deserve, O Lord, to bear the maniple of weeping and sorrow in order that I may joyfully reap the reward of my labors."

Maniple

Stole- It is worn whenever the priest administers the Sacraments, or performs special blessings. The vesting prayer is: "Restore to me, O Lord, the state of immortality which I lost through the sin of my first parents and, although unworthy to approach Thy Sacred Mysteries, may I deserve nevertheless eternal joy."

Stole

Chasuble- It is called "Little House" in Latin, because it covers everything else. The vesting prayer is: "O Lord, who has said, ‘My yoke is sweet and My burden light,’ grant that I may so carry it as to merit Thy grace."

Chasuble

Biretta- A square cap with three ridges or peaks on its upper surface.

Biretta

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A Traditional Latin Mass book for children Saturday, Jul 28 2007 

Our wonderful priest, Fr. C. came over last night for dinner and gave the children a beautiful book called,  "Know your Mass." This is a “comic book unlike any other. Know Your Mass is a detailed, fully illustrated, step-by-step explanation of the Traditional Latin Mass." This was originally published in 1954 and has an Imprimatur. All parts of the Holy Sacrifice are covered, from the preparation for Mass, the altar, sacred vessels and vestments, liturgical actions, the sanctuary, and also some liturgical history.

I am hoping to be able to come up with an unit study for the kids using the "Know Your Mass" book, "The Weight of the Mass", "Understanding the Mass", "The Mass Book for Children" and our Miniature Mass Kit for Children.  So far the kids have really enjoyed the first three chapters. This book has everything you need to teach the kids about the Traditional Latin Mass. I highly reccomend this book. The book teaches the theology of the Mass for children, but it’s also perfect for those of us wishing to know more about the T.L.M. I can’t say enough about this book. It is unbelievable!!! Take a look at the cover.

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