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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:  Fr. Christopher Spray

From The Deanery  

The Blessing of the Advent Wreath

Advent Sunday


“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor , The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9: 2 and 6).


The Priest then proceeds with the blessing of the Advent Wreath, saying first the following Versicle, at which all make the Sign of the Cross:


V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.

R.  Who hath made heaven and earth.


V. The Lord be with you.

R.  And with thy spirit.


Let us pray.

O God, by whose word all things are sanctified, pour forth thy blessing ✠ upon this wreath, and grant that we who use it may prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ and may receive from Thee abundant graces.  Through Christ our Lord.

R.  Amen.


The Priest then incenses the Advent Wreath and sprinkles it with holy water.  He then offers  the Advent Wreath Prayer for the First Week of Advent:


Let us pray.

Stir up thy power, O Lord, we beseech thee, and come: that by thy protection we may deserve to be delivered from the threatening dangers of our sins and saved by Thy deliverance; who livest and reignest, world without end.

R.  Amen.


Then takes place the lighting of first Advent Candle, which should be one of the three purple ones.  By tradition, the youngest child present is given the honor of lighting the first Advent Candle.  The Priest then leads the congregation in the St. Andrews Christmas Novena prayer:


Hail and blessed be the hour and moment * in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, * at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.  * In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God, * to hear my prayer and grant my desires, * through the merits of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, * and of his Blessed Mother.  Amen.



Dean of Chapter
Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula


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Little Office of BVM

The Guild has published 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. 






Loss of an Oblate

We are saddened to announce the passing of one of our oblates earlier today.  Joanne Lombardo of Our Lady of Good Remedy, Lizton, Indiana, succumbed to her battle with cancer and will be sorely missed.  Please pray for the repose of her soul.

Chair of Unity Meeting

The Board of Directors met on Thursday, November 12 for the annual Dedication Meeting.  The agenda included the review and approval of the ballot for the upcoming Annual Election of the Board of Directors.

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