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The Month of July in Honor of the Precious Blood of Jesus
The blood of our Divine Saviour. Jesus, at the Last Supper, ascribes to it the same life-giving power that belongs to His flesh (see EUCHARIST). The Apostles, St. Peter (1 Peter 1:2, 19), St. John (1 John 1:7; Apocalypse 1:5 etc.), and above all St. Paul (Romans 3:25; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:10) regard it as synonymous with Jesus's Passion and Death, the source of redemption. The Precious Blood is therefore a part of the Sacred Humanity and hypostatically united to the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In the fifteenth century some theologians, with a view of determining whether the blood shed by the Saviour during His Passion remained united to the Word or not, raised the point as to whether the Precious Blood is an essential part or only a concomitant of the Sacred Humanity. If an essential part, they argued, it could never be detached from the Word; if a concomitant only, it could. The Dominicans held the first view, and the Franciscans the second. Pius II, in whose presence the debate took place, rendered no doctrinal decision on the point at issue, However, chiefly since the Council of Trent (Sess, XIII, c. 3) called the body and blood of Jesus "partes Christi Domini," the trend of theological thought has been in favour of the Dominican teaching. Francisco Suárez and de Lugo look askance at the Franciscans' view, and Faber writes: "It is not merely a concomitant of the flesh, an inseparable accident of the body. The blood itself, as blood, was assumed directly by the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity" (Precious Blood, i). The blood shed during the triduum of the Passion therefore reunited to the body of Christ at the Resurrection, with the possible exception of a few particles which instantly lost their union to the Word and became holy relics to be venerated but not adored. Some such particles may have adhered and yet adhere to the instruments of the Passion, e.g. nails, scourging pillar, Scala Sancta. Several places like Saintes, Bruges, Mantua etc. claim, on the strength of ancient traditions, to possess relics of the Precious Blood, but it is often difficult to tell whether the traditions are correct. Viewed as a part of the Sacred Humanity hypostatically united to the Word, the Precious Blood deserves latreutical worship or adoration. It may also like the Heart or the Wounds from which it flowed, be singled out for special honour, in a way that special honour was rendered it from the beginning by St. Paul and the Fathers who so eloquently praised its redeeming virtue and rested on it the Christian spirit of self-sacrifice. As Faber remarks, the lives of the saints are replete with devotion to the Precious Blood. In due course of time the Church gave shape and sanction to the devotion by approving societies like the Missionaries of the Precious Blood; enriching confraternities like that of St. Nicholas in Carcere, in Rome, and that of the London Oratory; attaching indulgences to prayers and scapulars in honour of the Precious Blood; and establishing commemorative feasts of the Precious Blood, Friday after the fourth Sunday in Lent and, since Pius IX, the first Sunday of July.
CHANGE OF NAME AND STATUS
THE TRADITIONAL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
THE SOCIETY OF ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA de LIGUORI
Directed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, I, The Most Reverend Sherman Randall John Pius Mosley, Prime Bishop and Superior General, do hereby, by an act of the Synod of Bishops, did meet on, Friday, July 7, 2017, being the Feast of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Confessors and being the year Two Thousand and Seventeen, at which time we approved the name change in order to avoid forming a new sect or conventical, for we are one church and part of that mystical body being the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church whose general ate is located in the United States of America and throughout the World, has for its vocation to bring together secular priests and put them at the service of the bishop and for the formation and sanctification of priests and future priests, ordained for the service of our mission chapels, parishes and priories.In accord with the decrees of the 1917 Code of Canon Law concerning Religious Institutes and Societies we have produced a text for our constitutions. It was on the Sixth day of July, 2017, at a meeting of the Synod of Bishops called for said purpose to determine the future of our church, We presented these constitutions to the Synod for their review and approval. The Society does not have the canonical approval of the official church at this time because of the present crisis within the official church. The severe crisis in the Mother Church has caused her to depart from the traditional Catholic teachings and she has embraced False Ecumenism, False Interreligious Dialogue, Christian Liberty and the abuse of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We as traditional Catholics will uphold the 1917 Code of Canon Law regarding Supplied Jurisdiction, which gives bishops the right to administer the sacraments to the faithful who ask for them. It is the church that supplies the jurisdiction ( ecclesia supplet) (1917 Code of Canon Law: Canon 209;878; 882; 2252; 2252 )in order to protect the church from wolves in sheep's clothing, to preserve the traditions of the church and primarily, the immemorial Mass known to us as the Tridentine Mass, of which Pope Pius V of blessed memory, codified in the Bull Quo Primum Tempore of 1570 AD, at Rome.
We have no power to change this Mass nor do We wish to abrogate the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. We intend to uphold this church and all of its teachings prior to the Second Vatican Council, not out of nostalgia but because they have been tried and worthy of all acceptation. Thus we will not uphold any teachings of the modernist church which has caused irreparable damage to the faith.To defend our cause at this time, we quote the Church Fathers concerning the present church crisis and how we ought to conduct ourselves in the House of God, the Pillar and Ground of Truth ............ .II Of ten, too, divine providence permits even good men to be driven from the congregation of Christ by the turbulent seditions of carnal men. When for the sake of the peace of the Church they patiently endure that insult or injury, and attempt no novelties in the way of heresy or schism, they will teach men how God is to be served with a true disposition and with great and sincere charity. The intention of such men is to return when the tumult has subsided. But if that is not permitted because the storm continues or because a fiercer onemight be stirred up by their return, they hold fast to their purpose to look to the good even of those responsible for the tumults and commotions that drove them out. They form no separate conventicles of their own, but defend to the death and assist by their testimony the faith which they know is preached in the Catholic Church. These the Father who seeth in secret crowns secretly. It appears that this is a rare kind of Christian, but examples are not lacking. Indeed, there are more than can be believed. So divine providence uses all kinds of men as examples for the oversight of souls and for the building up of his spiritual people. St. Athanasius says, May God console you! ... What saddens you ... is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises - but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in the struggle - the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith? True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way ... "Y ou are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis. No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved Brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day."Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray. Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ." (Letter of St. Athanasius to his Flock)
When the fire has died down in Rome and the present crisis of modernism and heresy has ceased and we are able to return to the Mother Church, if God permits us to return, We will present our Constitution to the Sacred Congregation for Religious and Secular Institutes. Until then, We must remain faithful to the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church outside of which there is no salvation. It is the present crisis which keeps us
from that unity.The only attitude of faithfulness to the Church and Catholic doctrine, in view of our
salvation, is a categorical refusal to accept this reformation of this new church. This reformation, born of liberalism and modernism, is poison through and through; it derives from heresy and ends in heresy, even if all of its acts are not formally heretical. It is therefore impossible for any conscientious and faithful catholic to espouse this reformation or to submit to it in any way whatsoever. That is why, without any spirit of rebellion, bitterness or resentment, we pursue our work as traditionalists forming priests with the timeless magisterium as our guide.
I, Sherman Randall John Pius Mosley, a Successor of the Apostles, duly consecrated a bishop in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, on August 15, 2003 ( by duly consecrated bishops of Our Lord's Church, whose Apostolic Succession descends from the See of Utrecht, being the Old Roman Catholic Church), approve the present Constitution and change of our Status from a separate church, named, The Traditional Roman Catholic Church, to a Society and Fraternity. Having had the opportunity to meditate upon so weighty a decision, on that same authority, We approve the change of name to, the Society of St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori Traditional Catholics under the authority of the Superior General and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori. We wait patiently for the day when We can present our cause to the Holy See for Apostolic approval. Until then, we are approved by this Our Authority.This decree will be given to every bishop, priest and to the laity, to be read out in all of our missions, parishes, chapels, priories and seminary. This decree will be in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese and will be placed in the Archives of the Society and Fraternity on the condition that everything required by the law is observed.
It is the responsibility of every bishop, priest, seminarians, as well as the laity, to read the constitution and the life of St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori, and to speak of themselves public ally as members of the Society, Traditional Catholics. All documents will be provided to you. The names of each Parish, Mission, Chapel, Oratory will remain the same, however, the name, of the Society is to be added officially and noted in the civil registrations of your respective regions. (Please refer to the sample provided.) We wish to express that through faithful observance of these Constitutions, the Bishops and Priests of the Society of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, will be more and more suited according to the desire of Us, and the holiness of St. Alphonsus Marie de Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists and Bishop of the Lord's Church whose example is worthy of imitation.We hope to see the renewal of the Church through instructing many priests in the proper ecclesiastical spirit of the ancient Church, who will go out and give service to God wherever it will please Him to call them. We wish to do a service to God and render our service to the Church.
Given at this Ecclesiastical Province of which Our Seat is situated for the Clergy and
Faithful in the United States of America on the Feast of Saint John Vianney, being the
Eighth day of August, Two thousand and seventeen
We are happy to Announce our New Church
300 Peach Street
Hammonton, New Jersey
All Liturgical renovations are under the direction
St. Jude Liturgical Arts Studio
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Havertown, PA 19083
Our New Parish Hall
Our New Stations Of The Cross
From the Desk of the Superior General
The Society of St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori
Your Excellency’s, Reverend Fathers, Clergy, Seminarians, Religious Sisters, my sons and daughters.
Today we set out on the spiritual journey of Lent. This is a season of prayers, penance and charity.
In a short while, through the imposition of ashes on our heads, we will remember that our life is brief. We are just ashes and dust — and to dust we will return. Through this imposition of ashes, we will remember that we are sinners — in need of repentance.Our Lenten journey is a journey of conversion. And the beauty of this journey is that we do not travel alone. We go together, as children of God, as the Church. And we go with Jesus Christ, our Brother and our Savior. Jesus spent 40 days in the desert wilderness. And today we join him. So today we share in his sacrifices, his sufferings. As Jesus did — we deny ourselves; we fast, we pray, we give to others. We do this, my dear brothers and sisters, so that we can share in his holiness. This is the goal of our lives. This is why God made us. Not to be dust. Not to be sinners. God wants us to be great! We are called to the holiness of God, to a share in his own holiness.So, during this Lent, let us journey with Jesus.With Jesus, let us make time to pray again. To fast as Jesus teaches us today in the Gospel. To fast and even pray in secret. Just you and God talking, heart to heart. Speaking personally to God, but also listening for his voice, listening for his commands.
Fasting is practiced for a threefold purpose. First in order to bridle the lusts of the flesh, wherefore the apostle says (2Cor.VI, 5),” In fasting, in Chasity,” because through fasting chastity is preserved. Secondly, we have recourse to fasting in order that the mind may rise more freely to the things of the Lord. St. Paul “says, set your affections on things above” Colossians 3:2. Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of charity. Fasting is useful for the removal and prevention of sin and for raising the mind to spiritual things. And everyone is bound by the natural dictates of reason to practical fasting as far as it is necessary for the aforesaid purposes. My dear clergy, religious, and lay faithful please observe the Church’s rule on fasting, and do so with a glad heart, and watch the good God bless you in all your work and labor during this Lent, let’s try to learn to fast again. To make those little acts of self-denial. Not worrying so much about our own comfort, about our own little things. But being able to give up whatever we think that we can. Even in practical things as what we eat or we drink. But most importantly in the way that we give ourselves to others, as I said before.With Jesus, let us learn again during this Lent how to give to others. Let’s try to pay more attention to the people in our lives. Let’s try to open our hearts. To give ourselves to those around us — without holding anything back. Without being so selfish. Without thinking always about our own interests. During this Lent, let us ask God to give us all a new heart, a new spirit, a new life! That comes from a real conversion of heart, that is what Lent is all about.
So, during this Lent, please accompany me, and accompany the whole Church, offering prayers and sacrifices for each member of the church, whether they be clergy or lay faithful during our Lenten journey. And let us pray for the holiness and renewal of the Society of St Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. It is a beautiful time, Lent. It is one of the strong times of the liturgy of the Church and it is an extraordinary moment in the life of the Church. During this year of Faith as we try to renew and strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ. What a better way to spend this Lent but walking with Jesus in this beautiful journey – these 40 days as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Let us ask the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Church to accompany us on our Lenten journey and to show us how to be true followers of Jesus Christ.
Guidelines For Traditional Penitential Practices
Here are the traditional rules of fast and abstinence as observed per the 1962 liturgical calendar and outlined in Canons 1250-1254 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law. Who was bound to observe these laws? The law of abstinence bound all Catholics, beginning on the day after their 7th birthday.The law of fasting bound all Catholics, beginning on the day after their 21st birthday and ending at the midnight which completed their 59th birthday. [Note: The USA's particular law has lowered the obligatory fasting age to 18.] What was forbidden and allowed to be eaten?The law of abstinence forbade the eating of flesh meat and of broth made of meat, but did not exclude the use of eggs, dairy products, or seasonings made from the fat of animals.The law of fasting prescribed that only one full meal a day was taken with two smaller meals that did not equal the main one. As to the kind of food and the amount that might be taken, the approved customs of the place were to be observed. It was not forbidden to eat both flesh meat and fish at the same meal, nor to interchange the midday and evening meals. In the Universal Church Abstinence was obligatory on all Fridays, except on Holy Days of Obligation outside of Lent. Fasting and complete abstinence were obligatory on the following days:
Ash Wednesday Fridays and Saturdays in Lent
Good Friday Holy Saturday (until midnight 1) Ember Days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)
Vigil of Pentecost and Vigil of Christmas
[NB: both the Vigils of the Immaculate Conception and All Saints were omitted from the 1962 calendar]
Partial abstinence Fasting and partial abstinence were obligatory on all other weekdays of Lent (i.e., Monday through Thursday—Friday was always complete abstinence); this meant that meat could be eaten at the principal meal on these days. Some further clarifications to universal laws There are few more distinctions to take into account fasting and abstaining when a usual fast day was in concurrence with a Sunday (always a non-fast day): Sundays throughout the year and Holy Days of Obligation outside of Lent cancelled the fasting and/or abstinence of any penitential day which coincided. If a fast-day Vigil fell on Sunday, the fasting and abstinence associated with the Vigil were not anticipated on the Saturday, but dropped altogether that year.
Particular rules observed in the USA
On January 28, 1949, the United States bishops issued a statement modifying the regulations of fasting and abstinence in America (thus differing slightly from the universal laws) after receiving a ruling from the Sacred Congregation of the Council. Fasting and partial abstinence was obligatory on the following days:
Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays
Vigil of Pentecost all other weekdays of Lent including Saturdays
Liquids, including milk and fruit juices, might be taken at any time on a day of fast, but “other works of charity, piety, and prayer for the pope should be substituted” to compensate for this relaxation.
In 1931, Pope Pius XII gave an indult to the American bishops allowing them to dispense with Abstinence on any penitential day that was a civic holiday and on the Friday that followed Thanksgiving Day. (Canon Law Digest, vol. 1.) The United States bishops had the faculties to dispense the faithful from the obligation to fast and abstain on penitential days that fell on civic holidays.Holy Days of Obligation in the USA is a day on which we are bound to hear Mass and to abstain from servile works. In the USA, the Holy Days of Obligation are:
Octave Day of the Nativity ( January 1)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15)
Feast of All Saints (November 1)
Immaculate Conception (December 8)
Christmas Day (December 25)
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
The Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
Joyful Mysteries Sorrowful Mysteries Glorious Mysteries
Joyful Mysteries-Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from Advent until the start of Lent.
Sorrowful Mysteries-Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays during Lent
Glorious Mysteries- Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday’s from Easter to Advent
I. The Annunciation
II. The Visitation
III. The Nativity
IV. The Presentation
V. The Finding Jesus in the Temple
I. The Agony in the Garden
II. The Scourging
III. The Crowning with Thorns
IV. The Carrying of the Cross
V. The Crucifixion
I. The Resurrection
II. The Ascension
III. The Descent of the Holy Ghost
IV. The Assumption
V. The Crowning of Mary
HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY
1. State or mentally form any intentions, Kiss the Crucifix, Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostles' Creed.
2. Say the Our Father (Pater Noster).
3. Say an Ave (Hail Mary) on each of the three beads.
Large, beads: Say a Gloria (Glory Be), Say the Fatima Prayer, Announce the relevant Mystery and then say an Our Father.
Small black beads: Say an Ave, one on each bead, while meditating on the relevant Mystery of the set of Mysteries you've chosen (Joyful, sorrowful, or Glorious) -- one Mystery for each set of ten Ave beads.
End with: Hail, Holy Queen
The Joyful Mysteries:
The Annunciation: Luke 1:31-32
The Annunciation of of Gabriel to Mary that she would be the mother of God.
The Visitation: Luke 1:42 -45
While visiting her cousin Elizabeth, she declares Mary “blessed among women”.
The Nativity: Luke 2:6-7
Mary gave birth to Jesus, wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;
The Presentation: Luke 2:22-24
After Mary’s purification, Joseph and Mary presented Jesus to the Lord in Jerusalem.
The Finding in the Temple: Luke 2:46-47
Thinking He was lost, Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the temple with the teachers.
The Sorrowful Mysteries:
The Agony in the Garden: Mat 26:36-39
Jesus asks the Father to let this cup pass and He sweats drops of blood.
The Scourging at the Pillar: Mat 27:25-26
Jesus is flogged at the pillar, given 40 lashes minus one.
The Crowning with Thorns: Mat 27:28-29
Jesus crowned with a crown made of thorns by the roman soldiers.
The Carrying the Cross: John 19:12-18
Jesus is made to carry His own cross to Calvary.
The Crucifixion & Death: Luke 23:45-46
Jesus is nailed to a cross for our sins.
The Glorious Mysteries:
The Resurrection of Our Lord: Mat 28:5-6
Jesus is resurrected, He is not in the tomb when it is opened.
The Ascension into Heaven: Luke 24:50-51
Jesus ascends into Heaven and the Apostles are amazed.
The Descent of the Holy Ghost: Acts 2:34
Jesus sends the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles.
The Assumption of Mary: Hebrews 11:5
Mary is assumed into Heaven, like Enoch who did not see death because of his Faith.
The Coronation of Mary: Apocalypse 11:19-12:1
Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. Scripture
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Reverend Father Deacon Treymayne Johnson
Deacon Paul Hood
Deacon Cyril Forcer
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6:30 a.m. Mass
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Wednesday Evening Mass: 6:30 p.m.
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1st Friday 6:30 p.m. Low Mass in honor of The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Holy Hour & Benediction 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Saturday Mass 6:00 p.m. Low Mass
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1st Saturday 8:00 a.m. Low Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
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2017-2018 CCD /CATECHISM INSTRUCTORS AND CLASS LOCATIONS:
- Marba Davis: Pre-K/Kindergarten (Class Location: 18 Central Avenue-Parish Hall)
- Patricia DeBerry First-Fifth Grade (Class Location: 18 Central Parish Hall)
- Sandra Cooper: Sixth-Eighth Grade ( Class Location: 18 Central Avenue-Parish Hall)
- Natalie Weaver: Ninth -12 Grade & Up to Age 20 Years
- Class Location: 18 Central Avenue-Parish Hall)
ALL ADULT CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH REAR SANCTUARY 300 Peach Street
- Violet Lamb Adult Age 21 Years-68 Years (Last Name A-Z
- Deacon Cyril Forcer Senior Adult-Age 69 +Years + (Last Name A-L)
- Deacon Paul Hood- Senior Adult 69 + Years (M-Z)
- Fr. Deacon Treymayne Catechist /Substitute Instructor
**SCHEDULE OF CCD CLASESS ON EACH SUNDAY
- Every Sunday from Sunday, September 10, 2017-June 24, 2018 (refer to the Church Liturgical Calendar for any High Holy Days, such as Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, on which Sundays no CCD Classes will be held.
The Class Time will be 9:30 AM-10:30AM.
To Start with Devotions: Opening Song, Scripture, Prayer, Pledge to the American Flag, Bible Pledge and TCC Pledge. After the Devotionals are completed, all will disperse to respective classes.
What We Believe
The "Professio fidei Tridentina", also known as the "Creed of Pope Pius IV", is one of the four authoritative Creeds of the Catholic Church. It was issued on November 13, 1565 by Pope Pius IV in his bull "Iniunctum nobis" under the auspices of the Council of Trent (1545 - 1563). It was subsequently modified slightly after the First Vatican Council (1869 - 1870) to bring it inline with the dogmatic definitions of the Council. The major intent of the Creed was to clearly define the Catholic faith against Protestantism. At one time it was used by Theologians as an oath of loyalty to the Church and to reconcile converts to the Church, but it is rarely used these days. We do not accept the teachings and beliefs of the Old Roman Catholic Church thus we are not Old Catholic, we are The Traditional Roman Catholic Church, we believe and profess what Our Lord taught and the Apostles believed, based on the three pillars of the Church. Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the Magisterium. Unlike many Traditionalist groups we do not engaged in debates, or arguments concerning Validity of Orders. Such arguments cause further wounds to the body of Christ and are not conducive to the practice of the true religion.
Thus this is what we believe and profess:
I, N, with a firm faith believe and profess each and everything which is contained in the Creed which the Holy Roman Church maketh use of. To wit:
I believe in one God, The Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only-begotten Son of God. Born of the Father before all ages. God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God. Begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father. By whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary: and was made man. He was also crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried. And on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, and who spoke through the prophets. And one holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
The Apostolic and Ecclesiastical traditions and all other observances and constitutions of that same Church I firmly admit to and embrace. I also accept the Holy Scripture according to that sense which holy mother the Church hath held, and doth hold, and to whom it belongeth to judge the true sense and interpretations of the Scriptures. Neither will I ever take and interpret them otherwise than according to the unanimous consent of the Fathers.
I also profess that there are truly and properly Seven Sacraments of the New Law, instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord, and necessary for the salvation of mankind, though not all are necessary for everyone; to wit, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, and Matrimony; and that they confer grace; and that of these, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders cannot be repeated without sacrilege. I also receive and admit the accepted and approved ceremonies of the Catholic Church in the solemn administration of the aforesaid sacraments. I embrace and accept each and everything which has been defined and declared in the holy Council of Trent concerning original sin and justification.
I profess, likewise, that in the Mass there is offered to God a true, proper, and propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead; and that in the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist there is truly, really, and substantially, the Body and Blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ; and that a conversion takes place of the whole substance of the bread into the Body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the Blood, which conversion the Catholic Church calls Transubstantiation. I also confess that under either species alone Christ is received whole and entire, and a true sacrament.
I steadfastly hold that there is a Purgatory, and that the souls therein detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful. Likewise, that the saints, reigning together with Christ, are to be honored and invoked, and that they offer prayers to God for us, and that their relics are to be venerated. I most firmly assert that the images of Christ, of the Mother of God, ever virgin, and also of other Saints, ought to be kept and retained, and that due honor and veneration is to be given them.
I also affirm that the power of indulgences was left by Christ in the Church, and that the use of them is most wholesome to Christian people. I acknowledge the Holy Catholic Apostolic Roman Church as the mother and teacher of all churches; and I promise true obedience to the Bishop of Rome, successor to St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and Vicar of Jesus Christ.
I likewise undoubtedly receive and profess all other things delivered, defined, and declared by the sacred Canons, and general Councils, and particularly by the holy Council of Trent, and by the ecumenical Council of the Vatican, particularly concerning the primacy of the Roman Pontiff and his infallible teaching. I condemn, reject, and anathematize all things contrary thereto, and all heresies which the Church hath condemned, rejected, and anathematized. This true Catholic faith, outside of which no one can be saved, which I now freely profess and to which I truly adhere, I do so profess and swear to maintain inviolate and with firm constancy with the help of God until the last breath of life. And I shall strive, as far as possible, that this same faith shall be held, taught, and professed by all those over whom I have charge. I N. do so pledge, promise, and swear, so help me God and these Holy Gospels of God.
This is what believe and this is what we profess so help us God
A Quote from St. Athanasius
The Traditional Roman Catholic Church is a body of Christians committed to the Person of Jesus Christ and His teachings. We are a historical part of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. We are a Traditional Catholic Church, defending the Sacred Traditions as passed on by the Apostles, the Church Fathers, and the Councils, prior to Vatican II. We welcome you to become a part of our tradition. We are committed to loving parishes, missions, and chapels throughout the world as guided by the Holy Ghost. We are also committed to training and forming men to be sacred priests. St. Athanasius says, "May God console you! ... What saddens you ... is the fact that others have occupied the churches by violence, while during this time you are on the outside. It is a fact that they have the premises – but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in the struggle – the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith? True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way ... "You are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis. No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved Brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day. "Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray. Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ."
(Letter of St. Athanasius to his Flock)
A Quote from St. Augustine
And on this point the reader may benefit from the judgment of Saint Augustine: “Often, too, divine providence permits even good men to be driven from the congregation of Christ by the turbulent seditions of carnal men. When for the sake of the peace of the Church they patiently endure that insult or injury, and attempt no novelties in the way of heresy or schism, they will teach men how God is to be served with a true disposition and with great and sincere charity. The intention of such men is to return when the tumult has subsided. But if that is not permitted because the storm continues or because a fiercer one might be stirred up by their return, they hold fast to their purpose to look to the good even of those responsible for the tumults and commotions that drove them out. They form no separate conventicles of their own, but defend to the death and assist by their testimony the faith which they know is preached in the Catholic Church. These the Father who seeth in secret crowns secretly. It appears that this is a rare kind of Christian, but examples are not lacking. Indeed, there are more than can be believed. So divine providence uses all kinds of men as examples for the oversight of souls and for the building up of his spiritual people.”
(De vera religione, in Augustine: Earlier Writings, translated by John H. S. Burleigh [Philadelphia: TheWestminster Press, 1953], 231.)
TRADITIONAL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
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TRCC JAN 06 DECREE
January 6, 2018
Know ye, beloved brethren, that as by God's favor we rejoiced in The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so, too, we announce to you the glad tidings on the Resurrection of our Savior.
The Sunday of Septuagesima will fall on January 28, 2018, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the most holy Lenten fast on February 14, 2018. On April 1, 2018, you shall celebrate with greatest joy the holy Pasch (Easter) of our Lord's Resurrection.
The Ascension of our Lord, Jesus Christ will occur on May 10, 2018, The Feast of Pentecost on May 20, 2018. The Feast of Corpus Christi on May 31, 2018. December 2, 2018 will usher in the Advent of our Lord, Jesus Christ, to Whom be glory and honor eternally.
Shermanus Randallus Pius Moslei,D.D.,
Prime Bishop of the Traditional Roman Catholic
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