Not By Fraternity But By Choice(& It Was Good)

12 Jul

On Some occasions of both the Knights Of Columbus and Ancient Order of Hibernians, I am requested to be at their Functions called the Inatallations of Officials, for which a Holy Sacrifice of The Mass occurs.
For I am Vice President and Recording Secretary of Ancient Order of Hibernians Queens Division 14, currently domiciled in Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY. For on June 28th, A Sunday called the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, this was where the Associate Chaplain of AOH Division 14Q, who was now Administrator of Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, was offering a “Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving”, as his Ordination to The Sacred Priesthood.
For earlier, I was at St. Agnes on East 43rd Street(Archbishop Fulton J Sheen Place) at the Tridentine Latin Mass. This is my usual practice, so in heading to an Ordinary Form Mass, was a Major League Shock to my system.
Solemn Mass Of The Extraordinary Form & Solemn Mass Of The Ordinary Form, may be as different as Night From Day, as I was to learn.
So I was in Official Capacity as an AOH Officer. But I do hold a Knights Of Columbus Title called Past Grand Knight(PGK).
The Mass began with the Escort of The 4th Degree Honor Guard of The Knights Of Columbus, which as a PGK of Msgr Sherman Council 5103 in East Glendale, I can identify with, especially since My Mother Fraternity is the Knights Of Columbus.
But, unlike the Tridentine Latin Mass, a Solemn Mass Of The Ordinary Form may involve Local Customs, in WHAT is called “Inculturation”, which turns me off Big Time.
So today on a Most Uncomfortable Day, as I was about to head to St. Agnes, that when I arrived at Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard, I changed my mind & decided to take in Mass at Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs RC Church in Forest Hills at Ascan Avenue and Queens Boulevard.

In the Gospel According To St. Mark, Jesus summoned the 12 Apostles and sent them out in Pairs wearing Sandals, for the purpose of Preaching The Gospel and Expelling Demons and anointing those who were sick, healing the people.
Jesus told the Twelve that whoever does NOT welcome them, to go outside of that town and shake the dust from their feet.
Annointing, in this case used for curing and healing the Sick and Possessed, is the current Sacrament of Holy Unction. So, whenever the Protestants tell you That there are only two Sacraments, either they fail to read Scripture or read it in accordance with their Man Made Doctrine.

And it felt good not to travel far for The Good News and converse with people after Mass.
It has been awhile since I did that on a Sunday on Queens Boulevard.

Deo Gratias
Vivat Jesus

M

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