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At St. Benedict Traditional Roman Catholic Church, we celebrate only the traditional, pre-Vatican II, Latin Mass. The chapel is located on Highway 231 about 10 miles south of Huntsville, AL. We welcome everyone to worship Almighty God with us in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Click here for our theological position.


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CHAIR OF UNITY OCTAVE
Every year, from the feast of St Peter's Chair at Rome on January 18, to the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on January 25, we observe a special week of prayer for the conversion of non-Catholics to the Faith. The official prayers for the octave will be prayed after daily Mass. Please include this all-important intention for unity in your other prayers, sacrifices and good works.

OUR LADY OF PROMPT SUCCOR, JANUARY 15
The shrine of Our Lady under this title is located in New Orleans, LA, and it has special historical significance for our country. From Wikipedia we read about the miracles attributed to Our Lady under this title: Many miracles have been attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Two historical events are especially associated with the Virgin. The first occurred in 1812 during the eruption of a great fire in New Orleans devastating the Vieux Carré. The Ursuline convent was facing imminent destruction as the winds blew the terrible fire toward Jackson Square. An order was given to evacuate the convent, however at that moment, a nun named Sr. St. Anthony (Marthe Delatre, daughter of Antoine Delatre) placed a small statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on a window seat and Mother St. Michel began to pray aloud, "Our Lady of Prompt Succor, we are lost unless you hasten to our aid!" Immediately, the wind shifted direction, blowing the flames away from the convent allowing for the fire to be extinguished. The Ursuline convent was one of the few buildings spared from destruction. Upon seeing the inexplicable occurrence, witnesses unanimously cried out, "Our Lady of Prompt Succor has saved us!" The second major miracle occurred in 1815, three years after the disastrous fire. General Andrew Jackson's 6,000 American troops faced 15,000 British soldiers on the plains of Chalmette [during the War of 1812]. It seemed as though the city of New Orleans was doomed. On the eve of the Battle of New Orleans, New Orleans residents joined the Ursuline sisters at their convent in the French Quarter to pray throughout the night, imploring the help of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. On the morning of January 8, the Very Rev. William Dubourg, Vicar General, offered Mass at the altar on which the statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor had been placed. Cannon fire could be heard from the chapel. The Prioress of the Ursuline convent, Mother Ste. Marie Olivier de Vezin, made a vow to have a Mass of Thanksgiving sung annually should the American forces win. At the very moment of Holy Communion, a courier ran into the chapel to inform all those present that the British had been defeated. They had become confused by a fog and wandered into a swamp. The Mass ended with the singing of the Te Deum. An annual Mass of Thanksgiving has been held Jan. 8 ever since.

FATHER’S TRAVELS
January 14 Tennessee Mass and Sacraments
January 21 Kentucky Mass and Sacraments
January 22 – January 26 Spokane, WA priest meeting
January 28 – January 29 Mississippi Mass and Sacraments
February 4 Georgia Mass and Sacraments
February 11 Tennessee Mass and Sacraments

NEXT CATECHISM CLASSES
Adult catechism - Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Children's catechism - Sunday January 14 after Mass.

HOLY HOUR WITH EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION EVERY WEDNESDAY
Next Holy Hour is Jan 17 at 7:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE
For a list of Mass times and intentions, please see this week's bulletin.

GOOD INFORMATION
Some good websites to view for information on the present situation of the Church today:

www.traditionalmass.org
www.novusordowatch.org
www.traditionalcatholicsermons.org
www.dailycatholic.org


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1139 U.S. 231, Lacey's Spring, AL 35754