Friday, April 06, 2007

Holy Thursday

I went to Mass last night at St. Matthew in Dix Hills. Fr. McCartney celebrated the Mass of the Last Supper and 7 other priests concelebrated!. He walked around the Church to wash the feet of 12 people which was different, I have only seen 12 go to the sanctuary where the priest washes their feet. The choir sang Ubi Caritas all in latin during the washing of the feet. The offertory was Panis Angelicus which sounded great. I recognized a few people from the indult Mass sitting in the corner to the right of the sanctuary and realized then that communion would be given at the rail. I didn't move from where I was though and I am glad I didn't. I ended up in a good position at the end of the Mass when the 8 priests, 1 deacon, and 5 altar servers led the transfer of the Eucharist to the chapel. Overall it was a beautiful Liturgy.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I am just getting home from work and dinner so I just caught these two Long Island related posts on Open Book.

  • A new auxiliary for Rockville Centre - in which Amy Welborn reports on the resignation of Bishop Wcela and the appointment of Fr. Peter Libasci, pastor of St. Therese of Liseux in Montauk as new auxiliary.

I try to make this blog the source of news and discussion for Long Island Catholics but sometimes it is just easier to point to the better blogs.

Our new bishop, Msgr. Peter Libasci, is bi-ritual, able to celebrate the divine Liturgy in Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church!

I was also able to dig up some dirt on the Bishop. According to this story, he was a major figure in this "rooster gone wild" story back in December.
From Newsday:

"Illegal credit card use nets three $19K in gas"

So, what did they get, 4 or 5 fill-ups?

Sunday, April 01, 2007

On Saturday I went to hear George Weigel give a talk based on his book The Cube and the Cathedral. A great lunch was offered free for all attendees by Dr. Varacalli and the Nassau Community College Center for Catholic Studies. The talk was about the Secularization of Europe and what this might mean for America. It was an interesting discussion and I got to get my Witness to Hope signed by Weigel.