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This Week's Message from the Dean

Keep up with the Church's liturgical seasons by following the weekly messages from the Guild's Dean of Chapter, Fr. Bernard Hall. Filled with interesting information that will keep your mind firmly fixed on the worship of God as intended by our holy liturgy.

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Guild Missions

Infant of Prague Chapel

6397 Holloway Drive
Liberty Township, OH 45044

Sunday Mass 5:00 pm

– Chaplain:  Fr. Bernard G. Hall

St. Margaret Mary Chapel

1000 Scioto Street
Urbana, OH 43078

Sunday Mass 10:00 am

– Chaplain:  Fr. Bernard G. Hall

Our Lady of Good Remedy Chapel

10879 N. State Route 39
Lizton, IN 46149

Sunday Mass 9:00 am

– Chaplain:  Bp. Paul S. Petko

St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church

1943 Craley Road
Windsor, PA 17366

Sunday Mass 9:00 am

Served by the priests of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula

Our Lady of Good Success Roman Catholic Chapel

4617 West Lincoln Highway
Parkesburg, PA 19365

Sunday Mass 12:30 pm

Served by the priests of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula

Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel

548 Ashley Road
Newark Valley, NY 13811

Sunday Mass TBA

– Chaplain: Bp. Joseph S. Macek

Chapel

Puerto Rico

Sunday Mass TBA

– Chaplain:  Bp. Hector Moreno

From The Deanery  

His Ways Past Finding Out

Trinity Sunday
June 16, 2019

“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!” exclaims St. Paul in today’s Epistle. It is said that we know less about the deepest part of the world’s oceans than we do about the farthest reaches of outer space, and it seems that the same is true about God. We know his heights, that he is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-just, all-merciful, all-loving, everlasting without beginning or end. But the depth of his knowledge, the depth of his love, and all these other infinite attributes of the Divine Being? These are unknown to us and must remain so.

The reason we do not and never can know these depths is apparent. Our limited ‘finite’ minds can never comprehend the unlimited and ‘infinite’. It’s quite simply impossible. Even the greatest scholars and saints, like St. Paul, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine and others, had to content themselves with the knowledge that they would never begin to approach the depths of God’s being. “Who hath known the mind of the Lord?” asks St. Paul rhetorically.

We must not feel cheated by our lack of knowledge. We must never think we are being deprived of something we’re entitled to. On the contrary, we must know our place. For our own humility, our knowledge of God has its limits. If it did not, we would be God! Our Creator wants us to be content with the place to which he has assigned us, and, as the Psalmist says, “O Lord, mine heart is not exalted; I have no proud looks. I do not exercise myself in great matters which are too high for me. But I refrain my soul, and keep it low” (Ps. 130:1-3).

We should note that it is only the matters that are “too high for me” that’s we’re forbidden to explore, not the depths of God insofar as we are able. Otherwise, we would never have had theologians or doctors of the Church, who have tried their best to understand and teach the ways of God. But we must know our place. We must remember, for instance, that it was forbidden for lay people before Vatican II to publish theological works that had not been thoroughly vetted by the diocesan censor and given an approval by the bishop. Those words Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur meant something in those days!

Today, alas, between Rome’s “Anything Goes” attitude and the development of the Internet, there is no end to the rubbish spouted by people (including the more pretentious clergy) about things theological. While we might legitimately explore the bounds of what we know, we may never claim to expand those limits without Church approval. Some things are “past finding out” and we must know our place!

FR. BERNARD G. HALL
Dean of Chapter
Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula

 

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Little Office of BVM

The Guild is publishing a definitive edition of the Little Office of Our Lady.  Fully traditional of course, and in the special style of the Guild -- in full color, easy to read and simple to follow.  No prior knowledge of rubrics required. 

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Chapter Meeting

The Chapter met on Monday, January 7, and voted that the Superior General adapt the following recommendations: 1) the approval of Bishop Benjamin Fama for membership of the First Order of the Guild; 2) that it is the policy of the Guild to recognize its lack of competence to declare marriage annulmentts; and 3) that the Rule should be amended with several new provisions.

Peter & Paul Meeting

The Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on Friday, July 5.   The purpose of the meeting is to review the bylaws and discuss potential modifications based on the changing needs and circumstances of the Guild.

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