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For What It’s Worth…

…Preaching at school Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic School

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09892945376087212097 Jeff

    Is that altar ad orientam? If so, while I am certainly not surprised, I am definitely encouraged. It is good to know that wonderful priests like you are making positive impacts on youth (i.e. reverent, beautiful liturgies and I’m sure vibrant preaching). Nice cassock too :)

  • fried chicken strips

    Those children are fortunate to have you father.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04298493682961935337 Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ

    You look great Fr..

  • Anonymous

    Wish I was there!!

  • Anonymous

    Dear Father,I LOVE that crucifix. Is it a print,or did someone actually paint it for you? If it’s a print, where is it possible to get it?Incidentally, I am a friend of a confrere of yours from the High School: Michele Houmis. She says WONDERFUL things about you.God bless! Fr. Martin Farrell, opmartingfarrell@yahoo.com(email address in case you have details about the crucifix)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06624317806947588259 Rachel Gray

    A friend of mine saw a woman wearing a crucifix like that. “Franciscan?” she asked her. “No!” said the woman, “I’m Catholic!”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12410703712664494697 Thursday

    not sure if she was joking or being serious however I do know that there are groups that are outside the catholic church that consider themselves francician, particularly i beleive among the anglican church, I think Fr. Longnecker may be able to explain that better than I could. besides you’ll know a franciscian crucifix when you see one, it looks more like an uppercase “T”.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12410703712664494697 Thursday

    not sure if she was joking or being serious however I do know that there are groups that are outside the catholic church that consider themselves francician, particularly i beleive among the anglican church, I think Fr. Longnecker may be able to explain that better than I could. besides you’ll know a franciscian crucifix when you see one, it looks more like an uppercase “T”.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    The Cimabue crucifix, from which ours is derived, is similar to the famous St Damiano crucifix associated with St Francis. Maybe that’s where the confusion set in.

  • AS

    Please tell us that you are offering the Holy Sacrifice ad orientem! There is nothing better for the youth than giving them a proper celebration of the Holy Mysteries and starting them in school with a proper liturgical orientation will work wonders!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Fr. Dwight Longenecker

    I do not offer the sacrifice of the Mass ad orientam, although there are discussions going on about the possibility that this will take place at least some of the time.

  • AS

    Very Good! Please do so, as a young person it is clear to me that a great deal of catholic youth are more than ready to rid ourselves of all of the trappings of the “spirit of Vatican II” and actually LOOK like catholics again instead of cultural humanists in polyester ponchos.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00997766157711823147 the owl of the remove

    Love the Cimabue crucifix, Dwight – when are you coming back to Vermont?


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