Two years ago when the new young pastor of St. Anthony di Padua Church in Fitchburg Massachusetts was forced out of the parish by a letter writing campaign by some individuals in the parish that somehow convinced the Bishop to move the young priest despite the lack of any wrongdoing I wrote a list of … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles St. Anthony’s School in Fitchburg is the Next Domino to Fall
Two years ago in July after over 50 years I left St. Anthony Di Padua Parish in Fitchburg Massachusetts for a different parish. This was not lightly done, my parents were married there, I and all my brothers and sisters were baptized there, we all went to the parish school, we all received our first … Continue reading My Suggestion for St. Anthony di Padua Church in Fitchburg, Prayer and Fasting
I commented on my Priest's Sermon for the feast of Christ the King as the finest sermon I heard in years. It turns out Fr. Bruso had his full notes available and was kind enough to provide them to me. So for your enjoyment and commentary, I present Fr. Bruso's sermon for the feast of … Continue reading The Full Christ the King Sermon
In response to my post concerning my neighbor the Jehovah's Witness Lisa Graas wrote an interesting post: For two millenia, the Catholic Church has named countless saints. These are people we know to be in Heaven. It is important to note, though, that the Church has never once named any individual to be in Hell. … Continue reading A post and an answer
About once a month Fr. Bob decides to have a seat and Deacon Sal gives the homely at St. Anthony of Padua. Today was that day and he reflected on the Gospel and an interesting question from it. The full Gospel is here but the relevant part are verses 2 and 3 When John heard … Continue reading Gospel commentary 3rd week of Advent Matthew 11:2-11
Two more videos from last Sunday's festival. The first is the procession about to enter the Church: There was already a pretty packed church at this point. The final video is of the closing song in Italian at the end of the Rosary and the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It should not be … Continue reading Two short Madonna Della Cava videos
If you enjoyed a good Italian Meal at the Madonna Della Cava festival this year, you owe Patty a debt of thanks: If you are attending the Blogger convention before the 9/11 march you might get a taste of her pastry. I'll give no hint beyond that.
The 4th degree honor guard joins us before the start of the festival: We will see them again next year, if you have a Catholic or Civic event and wish the Knights to march to add pageantry contact your local council.
The Roma Band of Boston played at the Madonna Della Cava festival last Sunday. We talked to the band before the festivities began: If you are looking for an Italian band for an event (And you should be) The Roma Band should be high on the list.
This was at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fitchburg this weekend. If you didn't come you missed out on a great prayer experience and a ton of great Italian food. Here is a peek in the hall: And some pictures
One of the wonderful things about St. Anthony's church is the strong music ministry of players and singers that appear regularly at Mass. Robert Memo is one of several people who give their time and effort to the people and the Lord, much to the pleasure of the congregation. Remember if you have a talent … Continue reading What’s church without Music?