July 26, 2008

Well, there have been a few bugs, [scratch, scratch] but we’ve moved into our new web home. Finally. Go to overheardinthesacristy.net. Yay!

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

July 24, 2008


This wordpress blog will be blended with my personal website soli-deo.net. New posts will be found at the new domain soon.

Saint Charles Borromeo parishioner, Pauline Breedan, receives Holy Communion from Pastor, Father Loren Gonzales at the Traditional Latin Mass celebrated on the one-year anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Tim Ruane served the Mass that morning.

Read more about the Traditional Latin Mass in the Diocese of Phoenix at The Catholic Sun Online. Many thanks to Catholic Sun journalist, Andrew Junker, for the fine article and photos.


July 10, 2008

Several times this week I experienced “Customer Service,” or better termed “Lack of Customer Service.”  I understand that working at minimum wage isn’t motivating, but please get off your butt, and pay some attention to the person who contributes a small part to that $5.25 an hour.

One Year On

July 7, 2008

This morning one of the journalists from our diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Sun, was at our morning celebration of the Traditional Mass; this being the one year anniversary of Pope Benedict’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontiificum. He took a number of photographs, and interviewed me and our young altar boy. His questions were well thought out, and hopefully my answers–focusing on the Hermeneutic of Continuity–were well presented. I also mentioned my celebration of the Traditional Rites of Baptism and Extreme Unction, and the Requiem Mass several months back.

I Got an Owie

June 25, 2008

Zero miles on the Vespa, and I already have road rash! I took a spill getting used to the stand holding up the bike…where’s my helmet?

It’s Easy Being Green

June 18, 2008

My new ride, a Vespa GTS, will be delivered sometime next week. At today’s gasoline prices, around $4.15 in the metro Phoenix area, this little vehicle is going to get me 75 to 90 mpg. It will pay for itself in about a year. The Chrysler 300 will be taking longer naps.

This morning I met with a gentleman and his 11-year old son who has decided to serve the Traditional Mass. Several weeks ago I directed them to the Sancta Missa website where they read, viewed, and studied the available material. I thank God for this family, and I believe this young man has a vocation to the priesthood. His vocation is now in my daily prayer.

11:00 pm 100 degrees

June 15, 2008