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Jan 1, 2016
Guild Masses in January
The Monthly Requiem of the Guild will be offered on Tuesday January 19. Masses "pro Populo" are offered on January 1 and 6.
Jan 1, 2016
Important Notice for Postulants
This is the last reminder for Postulants who joined us in January of 2015 that they need to apply for admission to the Novitiate before their one-year anniversary to avoid having their membership terminated as inactive. Contact the Dean by phone or e-mail to arrange for the ceremony of induction.
Jan 3, 2016
We still have a few copies left of our two beautiful traditional Catholic wall calendars for 2016. The first is black and white and contains full liturgical rubrics for every day of the year, making it easy to know not only what feastday it is, but also what the commemorations are at Mass and what colour vestments the priest will be wearing. Days of fast are marked and instructions are provided on the rules of fast and other important things every Catholic should know. Our liturgical calendar is $10.95 with free shipping.
Our second calendar is full-colour on glossy card stock, and features images of the cathedrals of Europe. It contains the feastday for every day of the year, together with very clear color markings for holydays of obligatio and days of fast, making it a quick and easy reference to know what your duties are on any given day. National holidays for the United States are also included. Our colour calendar is $14.95 with free shipping.
Both calendars are available at Confraternity Books, the online bookstore of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula.
January 1 - Circumcision of Our Lord
Holyday of Obligation and Missa pro Populo
January 6 - Epiphany of Our Lord
Missa pro Populo
Blessing of Chalk, Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh
Blessing of homes with Epiphany Water
Children's Christmas Party with Three Kings Cake
January 18 - Chair of St. Peter at Rome
Opening of Chair of Unity Octave
January 19 - St. Marius & Companions, Mm
January 22 - Ss. Vincent & Anastasius, Mm
Chair of Unity meeting of Board of Directors
January 25 - Conversion of St. Paul, Ap
Closing of Chair of Unity Octave
Prayer of Restoration
To be Recited Daily
Let us pray.
Almighty and Everlasting God, * we beseech thee to restore unto this world of sin * that faith which St. Peter thy first Pope and Prince of the Apostles * did once humbly confess; * and commit once more, * through thine infinite mercy, * the government of thy Church * unto a worthy Vicar of thy Son; * that he may be bestowed with such increase of all virtues * as may be pleasing in thy sight; * and that being so adorned, * he may lift from the Church and from all nations * the heavy weight of heresy * that presseth down upon us; * and rendering Christendom once more acceptable in thy sight, * may bring at length all nations * to render due homage at the feet of their divine King, * even Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, * who liveth and reigneth with thee, * in the unity of the Holy Ghost, * ever one God, * world without end. * Amen.
The Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula was established in 2014 by the Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul as a congregation of Catholic priests, religious, and laity, working and praying together for the restoration of the traditions of the Church, primarily though prayer and penance.
We declare our complete submission to the Roman Catholic Church, and seek to do our part to bring her back to her own unambiguous submission to the will of God. We remain ever mindful of the promise of His Divine Son that He will abide in His Church even until the end of time. We firmly believe all the truths of the Catholic Church as taught throughout her history, and are ready to die to preserve the integrity of this Faith. We take as our patron saint the first holy Pope and Bishop of Rome to whom Our Lord gave the keys of His kingdom. The See of Peter is now in chains, and we are anxious to answer the call of that same Angel who appeared to our glorious patron in prison, saying: "Arise up quickly. Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me."
Membership is open to all Catholics who have the vocation to assist in this godly work. We have three tiers of membership: Our priests are dedicated to providing the traditional Mass and sacraments. Our religious men and woman divide their time between prayer, chiefly in the common recitation of the Divine Office, and work in the active apostolate. Our oblates attach themselves to the work of a specific mission and help support its apostolate insomuch as their duties of life permit.
Our aim is to provide peaceful and harmonious communities of priests, religious, and lay oblates where Roman Catholics who recognize that things have not been going well with the Church since Vatican II can rediscover their traditional faith and values and help provide an oasis of truth and prayer for all who seek God.
We have no interest in the polemics and never-ending divisions prevalent among so many who practice the traditional form of worship. Our aim is rather to provide a spiritual home for those fellow Catholics who seek to lay aside divisive trivialities and unite instead around the never-changing dogmas and moral values taught by Christ’s Church.
We therefore welcome to our Missions and Priories all those of good will, who, while they may vigorously hold their own opinions on matters yet undecided by the Church’s teaching authority, still recognize that other Catholics of similar good will may favor an alternative opinion. We support all attempts by those who confess the same faith and reject Modernism to try to find answers to the often vexing questions posed by the current situation in the Church. At the same time we reject any pretense of authority by elevating our conclusions to the level of “dogmas”.
his does not imply any weakness whatsoever in our defense of the actual dogmas and teachings of the Church which have been passed down to us undefiled since the time of the Apostles, and which have been defined and otherwise imposed as divinely revealed truth by the legitimate teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church. By these truths we live, and for these truths we are prepared to die.
We remain Roman Catholic, with our allegiance to the everlasting Rome of
truth and tradition, resigned in these unhappy times in which we live to
submit entirely to the unseen Will of God. In the absence of
legitimately authorized superiors, we count on God alone to bestow His
blessings on our enterprises, and we look to the powerful protection and
guidance of Christ the King, as manifested in the holy innocence of His
infancy. For this reason we have recognized in the Holy Infant of Prague
the supreme expression of this absolute power absolutely incorrupt. We
have remembered His words and etched them on our hearts, that “Except ye
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
heaven.” And we surrender our own will unto His, as with humble
submission we call to mind the words of Isaiah the Prophet, who told of
the day when “a little child shall lead them.”