Since it was another lovely day, it was time for another long drive. I went to St. Joseph in Bonne Terre for the 10 am Mass on Sunday, October 16. Bonne Terre means good earth and is/was an area full of mining.
The music for Mass was provided by an organ and choir, both in the choir loft. The music was really nicely done.
Opening: Sing A New Song
Offertory: Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
Communion: Here I Am Lord
Communion Meditation: On Eagle's Wings
Recessional: O Bless the Lord
Mass Setting: Celtic Mass
Responsorial Psalm: If Today You Hear God's Voice
Before Mass, Father lead everyone in the Prayer for Vocations. The parish has started using the new translation. They replaced "and also with you" with "and with your spirit" I'm not sure what other changes there are except for the Gloria and the Nicene Creed. I think the Eucharistic Prayers have been altered. I think Father used Eucharistic Prayer II. It mentions dewfall. There were chimes at the Consecration.
Father wore a white chasuble today. He wanted to wear red for the Cardinals. On his chasuble was an image of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. Our Lady gave the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to Sister Lucia and a secret. Sister Lucia gave the secret to Pope Pius XII. The secret is that war is punishment for sin. We have offended God and need to pray. (Uhh...) Prayer is the foundation of peace. The 17th promise of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was that those who wear the brown scapular won't go to hell and their time in purgatory will be lessoned. So it's like fire insurance (and if I'm a firebug?) The first weekend in November you can be enrolled in the brown scapular. The purpose is to focus on Mary. If we focus on Mary, she will focus on us.
After communion, a parishoner gave a talk about time, treasure and talent. The Church wants yours. :)
St. Joseph Bonne Terre
Birds above door
View From the Back Pew
St. Joseph Altar
The Prodigal Son
Jesus giving the keys to St. Peter
Jesus in the Temple
Wedding at Cana
Agony in the Garden
Website of St. Joseph - Bonne Terre
Pictures from Rome of the West