Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mass Offered for Seminarians on September 1st 2016

A Mass was offered today for all seminarians that they will grow in holiness and lead us all in love.  Every month we have a Mass offered for this intention.  As our seminarians will be the future shepherds and our children are the future flock it seemed a beautiful way for the children to help. 
Recently we began featuring a different seminarian each month. 

This month we would like to feature  Br. Alexander Chung MIC.  He just completed his second year of Theology with the Marians of the Immaculate Conception and joined in July 2011.  He is originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. On August 13th we attended his profession of perpetual vows at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy.  The picture above was Br. Chung reading his vows.

Approximately a week after the ceremony the Children's Rosary received a beautiful gift from Br. Chung. He had enrolled the Children's Rosary as a perpetual member in the Franciscan Missionary Union. The Spiritual benefits from such an enrollment are great!
1.The direct offering of one Holy Mass each day. 
2. A share in more than 12,000 Masses celebrated every day by all the Franciscan Priests throughout the world.
3. A Mass in every Franciscan Friary throughout the world on the Feasts of the Epiphany (January 6) and St. Anthony (June 13); and during the month of November a Mass of the Resurrection for the deceased. These Masses are offered in each Friary belonging to the Province of the Immaculate Conception.
4. A share in all the Masses celebrated every day by all the Franciscan Missionaries throughout the world.
5. A share in all the daily Communions, Prayers and Good Works of all the Franciscan Priests, Brothers, and Sisters, throughout the world.

A special thank you to Br. Chung for his gift to the Children's Rosary. It is beautiful thought to contemplate the grace of such an enrollment that goes on in perpetuity.

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