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    Regina oeli C RepoRtRegina Coeli House, 11485 Farley Road, Platte City, MO 64079Tel: (816) 753-0073 FAX (816) 753-3560

    January 2010 Monthly, Number 217

    Continued on p.2

    As first reported in the December 2007 issue, the Dominican Teaching Sisters founded a much-needed new girls school at MASSENA,NY, which as of this academic year is already filled to capacity.

    The academy started its first year in 2007 with eight sisters and 50 students (30 of whom were boarders) spread between kindergarten and 7th grade. Now in its third year, the academy has added all high school grades and increased to 12 sisters and 110 girls (80 boarders).

    In the meantime, since the complexs purchase, necessary renovations have continued. So earlier this summer, along with the help of volunteers (including students), the sisters emptied the buildings 18 rooms used for classrooms, dormitories and cells, for a thorough cleaning and various touch-ups, thereby slowly resuscitating the formerly closed-down elementary school. Also because this years influx of sisters and boarders has caused the buildings occupancy to be stretched to its limit (thereby creating a waiting list for boarding applications of admission), another summer task was the preparing of makeshift cells for the sisters and a temporary classroom to accommodate the happy increase.

    Work also began this summer on a new two-storied wing, which when completed, will have living quarters for 20 sisters, four lay teachers and 112 boarding girls. The architect designed a building that was somewhat big but very simple, which when completed, will allow the sisters to return the existing dormitories to their original classroom function. Presently the concrete foundation has been poured, the walls and roof have been erected, as well as the interiors wooden framing, completing the buildings basic structure. However, the Dominican Teaching Sisters require an additional $500,000 to complete the new wing and make it inhabitable, so donations for this important part of rebuilding Christendom (through the traditional Catholic formation of future women) are much appreciated.

    Expansion for Holy namE of JEsus acadEmy

    (Top) The first part of the summer projects, the exodus of furniture and miscellany from the academys rooms begins!

    (Bottom left) The sisters continued to improve their complex with some new paint in a hallway.

    (Bottom right) Shown here are 2 sisters varnish wood trim for the building in the school gym, which in addition as workshop, also temporarily serves for storage.

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    dominican sisters..., continued from p.1

    A group photo of the 2008-2009 religious community of Dominican sisters, academic staff and students posing in front of the new, but unfinished 2-story wing.

    For inquires, the Dominican Teaching Sisters may be contacted at:

    Holy Name of Jesus Academy337 Trippany RoadMassena, NY 13662315-769-6030 tel

    The initial construction of the new addition as seen from the front yard.

    Here the workers erect a section of wall framing on the concrete foundation which has already been plumbed for the drains.

    Another view of more completed framing which better shows the spacious size of the new addition.

    A view of the entire complex and spacious grounds of Holy Name of Jesus Academy. From right to left, the gym (the square building), the classrooms and present dormitories (the low building) and the new living quarters wing (the pitched roof building).

    A shot of the basic framing inside the addition. The sisters have already begun to occupy the building as shown by the image and flowers.

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    All Saints Day PartiesWe present here some images of parties that were held in SSPX chapels in honor of the Feast of All Saints on November 1st.

    St. John Vianney Church, Browerville, MN

    Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sanger Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, North Richland Hills (Ft. Worth), TX

    St. Michaels Church, Mandan (Bismarck), ND

    Annunciation Chapel, Ft. Collins, CO

    Uninvited though was the Devil himself, who tried to tempt the pastor, Fr. Novak, with an apple. Father

    retaliated the unwelcomed intrusion though with a scapular and bucket of holy water which caused the

    Devil to flee in terror!

    The Sanger and Ft. Worth

    chapels held a combined

    party for their multitude of

    saints.

    Can you identify the saints in this group picture?

    The chapel also took the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of their pastor, Fr. Richard Boyle.

    This line up of saints wearing creative costumes seem pleased to have their picture taken.

    Pastor, Fr. Dennis McDonald, poses with his parish saints during the party which included a turkey dinner hosted by the Altar and Rosary Society.

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    Processions to Honor HeavenIn addition to the annual Corpus Christi Procession, a variety of processions were held this year in honor of Christ the King (on the last Sunday of October), Our Lady of the Rosary (during the month of October, including the International Rosary March as featured in the last issue), and even St. Joseph (March 19th). Here we present a few of these that have occurred in the United States District.

    Our Lady of Fatima Church, Sanger, TX

    Jesus and Mary Church, El Paso, TX

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel, Los Gatos, CA

    The pastor, Fr. Jacques Emily, carried the Blessed Sacrament through the expansive grounds of the retreat center.

    The 1-mile, 1-hour Eucharistic procession is seen here making its way towards downtown El Paso.

    The elegant altar of repose prepared in the enclosed

    Quad at Jesus and Mary Church and Academy in El

    Paso, TX.

    The new pastor, Fr. Kenneth Novak, raises the Blessed Sacrament in benediction at the altar of repose prepared under a public shelter belonging to the city of Sanger. Happily, the event of publicly honoring Our Lords Kingship was reported by the local newspaper complete with pictures.

    fEast of cHrist tHE King

    Accepting Mass StipendsThe USA District Office is collecting Mass stipends for SSPX (or its affilate) priests in need. The suggested donation is $15.00 per Mass. NB: we cannot receive stipends for Gregorian Masses (e.g., 30 consecutive Requiem Masses). Checks should be made out to the SSPX and sent to:

    Rev. Fr. Joseph Dreher, District SecretaryRegina Coeli House11485 N. Farley Road, Platte City, MO 64079Please include a separate note outlining the Mass intention.

    See our website for details: www.sjbma.org

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    St. Vincent de Paul Church, Kansas City, MO

    The procession travels down 31st Street past scenic Troost Park on its way to the priory just across from the church.

    St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary honored St. Vincents with a visit for Christ the King, providing the celebrant (seminary professor, Fr. Patrick Abbe), ministers, higher-ranking servers and schola for the Solemn Mass. Here the Eucharistic Procession that followed prepares to leave the church.

    Taken from St. Vincent de Pauls Priorys 3-storied roof, the procession pauses at the altar of repose prepared on the front lawn.

    Continued on p.6

    St. Anthony of Padua Church, Mt. Holly (Charlotte), NC

    The beautiful altar of repose that the Charlotte chapel prepared for momentarily resting the Blessed Sacrament upon during the procession.

    Concluding the procession in the church, the Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus was then publicly made by all.

    Seen here carrying the monstrance is Fr. Gerard Beck, the First Assistant to the District Superior, who was substituting for the newly-appointed pastor, Fr. Robert MacPherson.

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    processions... continued from p.5

    fEast of st. JosEpHJesus and Mary Church, El Paso, TX

    our lady of tHE rosarySt. Anthony of Padua Church, Mt. Holly (Charlotte), NC

    After the procession, all returned to St. Anthonys in nearby Mt. Holly for Mass and Benediction.

    The group started at the Womens Junior League (where the mission formerly met for many years for Mass) and recited the rosary while processing to St. Patricks Cathedral where a decade of the rosary was prayed on its front steps.

    On October 3, the chapel held its annual rosary procession through Charlotte led by Fr. Dominic Bourmaud (in charge of the SSPXs Priests Training Program), also substituting for the pastor, and attended by over 60 faithful.

    FrANciScAN SiStErS:10th Anniversary Celebration for the

    founding of the Franciscan Sisters of Christ the King in Kansas City, Missouri

    TueSdAy, FebruAry 210:00 am SolEMN MASS with reception of postulants and blessing of candles and outdoor procession. Luncheon to follow with guest speaker, Fr. Peter Scott

    For details, please contact St. Vincent de Paul Churchs parish secretary, Mrs. Frances Bullock at: 816-753-5853; ext 227.

    Convent of Christ the King1409 E. Meyer Boulevard (end of The Paseo)

    The parish held an outdoor procession through the city of El Paso complete with a portable shrine (parade float) dedicated to Christs Foster Father. Seen in cope just ahead of the truck is the pastor and prior, Fr. Jorge Diaz.

    The St. Josephs Table was held in the St. Josephs Hall complete with a banquet served by the academy students as seen here. The raffle attracted a standing room only crowd with proceeds going to the academy, while the donated food was given to a local homeless shelter.

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