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      Advent and Christmas Schedule 2014

    • Emergency Baptism
      According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Can. 861 §2,
      “When an ordinary minister is absent or impeded, a catechist or another person designated for this function by the local ordinary, or in a case of necessity any person with the right intention, confers baptism licitly. Pastors of souls, especially the pastor of a parish, are to be concerned that the Christian faithful are taught the correct way to baptize.”

      If a person who is not baptized is in danger of dying, you may lawfully administer the Sacrament.  It is also not necessary for the person who administers the Sacrament to be baptized, as long as it is administered with proper intentions and it is not against the other person’s will.
      How to Administer Emergency Baptism …..
      Two things are necessary, Matter (Water) and Form (Words of baptism)
      While pouring water (or even a small drop of water) over the person’s head, you say, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”


      St. Michael the Archangel,
      defend us in battle.
      Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
      May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
      and do thou,
      O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
      by the power of God,
      thrust into hell Satan,
      and all the evil spirits,
      who prowl about the world
      seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

    • Marian Antiphon during Lent
      Ave, Regina caelorum, 
      ave, Domina angelorum, 
      salve, radix, salve, porta, 
      ex qua mundo lux est orta.

      Gaude, Virgo gloriosa, 
      super omnes speciosa; 
      vale, o valde decora, 
      et pro nobis Christum exora.

      Hail, Queen of heaven; 
      Hail, Mistress of the Angels; 
      Hail, root of Jesus; 
      Hail, the gate through which the  
      Light rose over the earth.

      Rejoice, Virgin most renowned  
      and of unsurpassed beauty,
      and pray for us to Christ.