Posts tagged Priests

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Commun...

When you want to serve and offer your help, you may find yourself involved in the liturgy in this special way. You work side by side with respectable gentlemen who have been altar serving since they were 10 years old and with dignified ladies who came to this parish when their first child entered the […]

The power of the Mass

Do you sometimes struggle at a Mass to stay focused? To truly believe in what really is going on at the Altar? You are not alone. Someone has created this short video – just over 3 minutes – to re-inspire Catholic in their participation in the Holy Eucharist. Watch this, and get re-inspired! Patricia & […]

The teacup

It was Jim and Jenny’s present. They had noticed that I liked fine china. They offered me a teacup sitting on a saucer-tray. I left the thing in my summer cabin, where I would use them whenever I stayed at the restful place in the woods. The cup was their friendly presence there. Every morning […]

Lynx officially Emmanuel Community se...

Dear brothers and sisters, It is with great joy that we announce to you that our brother seminarian, Lynx J.M. Soliman, of the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey, has been officially recognized as a seminarian of the Emmanuel Community by the Archbishop of Newark, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. His Eminence graciously welcomed the […]

The Pope’s response to the Abus...

We are humbly reminded of our sinful nature that is called to redemption. May we heed Pope Francis’ call to fasting and prayer in reparation of these sins. See full text of the Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God. Rosemary (DC)

Fr Andrew installed as Pastor

Fr. Andrew Brinkman was installed as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in St. Paul on Sunday, July 15th. Before then, he had been serving as the parochial administrator since November of 2016. Although the change in title doesn’t change practically in his service of the parish it now establishes that the Archbishop has […]

Bishop Baraga Trail

This year, we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the death of Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga. He was a Slovenian priest who spent 37 years travelling by canoe, snowshoe and foot in order to minister primarily to the Ojibwe and Ottawa Indians in Upper and Lower Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Baraga was known for his assiduous […]

The Dogwood And the Cherry Tree

As I was walking along the brook, my eyes were attracted by an unusual sight: dogwood flowers and cherry tree flowers seemed to spring from one single plant… As I drew near, I noticed that both trees were so closely knit that their branches appeared as though stemming from one common trunk. From the intertwined […]

One Priest, nine years and four peaco...

For our Household (here in Boston) on May 23rd, Father Sean suggested that we could have Mass together, as he had a special intention on that day. His intention was kept a secret until mass started after a joyful praise and Father Sean told us it was his 9th ordination anniversary. So in the humble […]

Never say No

«How did you become a priest? …» children often ask me. Well, I think God sent me a first hint when I was about seven or eight years old. The school master (a diocesan priest) had shown us a movie: «Marcelino, pan y vino». The story of a baby abandoned at the door of a Monastery, […]

And God was in the cup!

There is often a particular pleasure in looking closer at very ordinary things. I find it fascinating to observe the beautiful flowers painted on my coffee-cup. Morning breakfast becomes a treat. The artist who decorated the cup, obviously relished in painting every leaf, petal, bud and stem of the roses, the «forget-me-not» and butter-cups that […]

When Our Lady plays a shadow show

… or how Heaven answers unsaid wishes. It was the middle of May, the «Month of Mary». Our parishes used then to organize an evening prayer every week in a different place. People would then prepare a nice altar and some flowers, and a statue of Our Lady between candles. Our turn came to provide […]

Our brother – Fr Philippe Chri...

Dear brothers and sisters, On this day of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus, it is with great joy that we share: the Holy Father, Pope Francis, appointed our brother Fr Philippe Christory, Bishop of Chartres, France He entered the Emmanuel Community in 1984, and made his commitment in 1991, Philippe was ordained priest […]

Visit of Fr. Martin Lagacé in Minneso...

This past November, the Community here in Minnesota had the pleasure of hosting Fr. Martin Lagacé for a weekend of workshops on how to improve and enrich both Praise and the Liturgy. Fr Martin is an Emmanuel Priest from Quebec City. He has a beautiful zeal for the Lord and the gift of Praise as […]

Thanksgiving Eve in Boston

Give thanks in all circumstances; For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Our household of Boston was pleased to gather for a Thanksgiving Eve dinner and to welcome Father Dominique Laforet from Larchmont, NY. After a joyful praise – even the fire alarm went on during our invocation of […]

Step towards priesthood for Lynx

Last Sunday, our community brother Lynx took the second step towards his priesthood by being instituted as an Acolyte! Let us support him with our daily prayers and rejoice in this gift to all of us! Patricia (PA)

She knows where YOU are!

This is unbelievable. Yet it really happened. A French attorney once went to Rome as a sight-seer. He entered Santa Maria Maggiore, while our Emmanuel choir was singing for the Mass. Cardinal Gantin gave the homily. His words reached the hardened heart of the Frenchman. Overwhelmed by God’s mercy, Edmond Fricoteaux vowed to offer a […]

Farewell, for now

This is one of the views that the Lord has been unfolding before my eyes since I was born. These are the shores of the “Bay of Paradise” which is between the river Penze and the bay of Morlaix in Brittany, France! I am flying back to my family, an ever growing community of about […]