Sunday, July 31, 2011
These six young men, ages 17 to 27, formed a schola and sang their first Mass today, the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. They sang the Missa de Angelis and simplified propers based on psalm tones. They sang prayerfully and they sang well. We are blessed to have young men take this leadership in our community. May Saint Cecilia continue to bless them. With the Men's Choir and the younger Schola singing on different Sundays, we can have many more Sung Masses every month.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The Reverend James Ch'e served the Church on Guam for 38 years in a humble, dedicated way. May he rest in peace from his labors, for his good deeds go before him.
Prayer for a Deceased Priest
O God, Thou didst raise Thy servant, James, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchisedech, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Thine own Holy Name. We beseech Thee to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults, admitting him speedily into Thy Holy Presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors. This we ask through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord. Amen.