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  • 8th Sunday after Pentecost 4 August 2019 8th Sunday after Pentecost 4 August 2019

    Rev. Msgr. James T. Byrnes, Pastor Rectory (Friday-Monday): 484-480-4414 Priory (Tuesday-Thursday): 203-431-0201 ext.14 Email: [email protected]

    Mr. Michael Sparks, Chapel Coordinator Tel. 856-223-0741

    Mr. James Hayes, Chapel Treasurer

    Mr. Gregory Golm, Choir Director

    Website: sspxphiladelphia.com

    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Friday 7 PM Saturday 9 AM Sunday 8 AM (Low Mass) 10 AM (Sung Mass) Monday 10 AM

    Confessions Approximately 45 minutes before the start of Mass (except Monday)

    Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 3rd Sunday of the month following the 10 AM Mass.

    St. Jude Roman Catholic Church

    Society of St. Pius X 1402 E. 10th Street, Eddystone, PA 19022


    Worshipful Brother, Heath and Apostolic Benediction. 
 A Century has now all but run its course since John Henry Newman, the pride of Britain and of the universal Church, came to harbour after his long voyage in search of Catholic truth. With anxious and loving care he had sought it; with ready assent he acknowledged at last the warning accents of the Divine Voice. You, as the president of the English and Welsh Hierarchies, have written to Us most dutifully, in your own name and that of your fellow Bishops, with the request that We should share with you this happy opportunity for recalling his memory. Such a request must not go unheeded; We bear you a father's love, and you have good cause for rejoicing; nor do We forget the close relations which, as your ancestral records show, have existed from the earliest times between England and the Holy See. As you know, ever since the first days of Christianity you have treated Our Predecessors, not as citizens of an alien country, but as Fathers that loved you. Not once but many times heralds of heavenly truth have reached those islands of yours, sent by the Apostolic See to teach you Christian ways while they were still unknown to you, or to revive them and restore them to their former estimation when time had loosened their hold on you.

    One quality especially seems to Us to call for close attention and study in the career of the great man whose happy return to the Christian fold you are commemorating. He 'gave up his whole life to the truth' (Juvenal. Sat. iv. 91); all his efforts, all his untiring labours, were dedicated to that end. A time came when the beauty of Catholic teaching revealed itself clearly to his longing eyes; with that, no obstacle of any kind—his old prejudices, loss of prospects, the protests of his friends—could hold him back; nothing must stand between him and full adherence to the truth he had now mastered. He held to it ever afterwards with unshaken consistency, made it the guiding principle of his whole life, found in it, as in nothing else, full contentment of mind.

    Beyond question, Worshipful Brother, among the many important gifts which will make a later posterity honour the greatness of John Henry Newman, this is his chief title to fame. 'The mind,' we are told, 'knows no food more appetizing than discovery of the truth' (Lactantius, De Falsa Religione, i. 1; Migne, P.L. VI, c. 118). What shall we say, then, of truth in matters of religious belief, so intimately bound up with every man's hope of eternal salvation? To search out such truth as this with all care, hunt it down with all eagerness, is a task for great and generous hearts; to possess it fully, is to win enlargement and satisfaction of mind. There can be no doubt that the evocation of so great a memory will have great value for those who already rest in the bosom of the Catholic Church, already enjoy Christian teaching in its entirety. But We think it will be equally valuable to those persons, not rare in your own country, who are in search of the uncontaminated tradition of heavenly truth. They are urged on by this stimulus today more strongly than ever; they look to the See founded by the Prince of the Apostles, to the Mother-city of Rome, with eyes unclouded by prejudice; they have learned to reverence, here, the hallowed cradle of the Christian religion. Towards all these Our heart goes out in fervent love; what heavenly joys of consolations can We best ask for them, foresee for them? The same, surely, in which John Henry Newman, resting now from all those troubles, cares and anxieties, found at last, even in this earthly exile, happiness, and refreshment, and content.

    Meanwhile We wish you, through God's gift, abundant blessings in these celebrations of yours. As the earnest of such blessings, as the proof of Our fatherly affection, on you, Worshipful Brother, and the whole Hierarchy of Great Britain, together with the congregations severally committed to their care, We most lovingly bestow Our Apostolic Benediction in the Lord.

    Given at Rome, from St. Peter's, on the twelfth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty- five, the seventh of Our Pontificate. PIUS PP. XII

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  • 8th Sunday after Pentecost 4 August 2019 8th Sunday after Pentecost 4 August 2019


    Week of August 4th: Dr. Paul E. Oberdorfer, Jr.

    Please contact Victoria Foley at 215-380-5168 if you would like to place an intention.


    Month of August:

    Please contact Janine Mullen at 215-804-5517 if you would like to host Our Lady.

    Today’s 2nd Collection is the monthly collection for the Ridgefield Priory. Your continued generosity to this important collection is greatly appreciated.

    The Red Cross has confirmed that our Chris Ruhl Memorial Blood Drive will be held on Sunday, 1 September, from 8:30am until 1:30pm. We need to have 40 willing donors signed up before the day of the drive and non-parishioners are certainly welcome. A sign up sheet is posted in the basement and appointment sign up times will be forthcoming, from reception to conclusion, takes approximately 1 hour. We are also in need of two to four volunteers to assist the folks from the blood drive (intake, escorting doners, etc.).

    The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Thursday, 15 August and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses at St. Jude’s are 10am and 7:30pm.

    Banns of Matrimony are announced for Mr. Christopher Anthony Apuzzio (a parishioner of St. Jude’s from 2006-2016) and Miss Shannon Elizabeth Goins of St. Marys, Kansas who intend to marry on 28 September 2019 in St. Marys, Kansas. Anyone knowing of any canonical impediment to this proposed union must notify Msgr. Byrnes immediately.

    Pope St. Pius X and Pope Pius XII on the life and works of Bl. John Henry Newman

    LETTER In which Pope Pius X approves the work of the Bishop of Limerick

    on the writings of Cardinal Newman. To his Venerable Brother

    Edward Thomas, Bishop of Limerick Venerable Brother, greetings and Our Apostolic blessing. We hereby inform you that your essay, in which you show that the writings of Cardinal Newman, far from being in disagreement with Our Encyclical Letter Pascendi, are very much in harmony with it, has been emphatically approved by Us: for you could not have better served both the truth and the dignity of man. It is clear that those people whose errors We have condemned in that Document had decided among themselves to produce something of their own invention with which to seek the commendation of a distinguished person. And so they everywhere assert with confidence that they have taken these things from the very source and summit of authority, and that therefore We cannot censure their teachings, but rather that We had even previously gone so far as to condemn what such a great author had taught. Incredible though it may appear, although it is not always realised, there are to be found those who are so puffed up with pride that it is enough to overwhelm the mind, and who are convinced that they are Catholics and pass themselves off as such, while in matters concerning the inner discipline of religion they prefer the authority of their own private teaching to the pre-eminent authority of the Magisterium of the Apostolic See. Not only do you fully demonstrate their obstinacy but you also show clearly their deceitfulness. For, if in the things he had written before his profession of the Catholic faith one can justly detect something which may have a kind of similarity with certain Modernist formulas, you are correct in saying that this is not relevant to his later works. Moreover, as far as that matter is concerned, his way of thinking has been expressed in very different ways, both in the spoken word and in his published writings, and the author himself, on his admission into the Catholic Church, forwarded all his writings to the authority of the same Church so that any corrections might be made, if judged appropriate. Regarding the large number of books of great importance and influence which he wrote as a Catholic, it is hardly necessary to exonerate them from any connection with this present heresy. And indeed, in the domain of England, it is common knowledge that Henry Newman pleaded the ca

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