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Traditional Latin Mass, December 21
The Lower Cape Fear Deanery sponsors a Traditional Latin Mass on the fourth Sunday of each month at the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary at the corner of 5th and Ann Streets in downtown Wilmington; however, for just this month it is on the third Sunday.
Confessions may be held prior to Mass.
Click the link above for the Mass propers. Bring your 1962 Missal and bring a friend!
The Grunt Padre
For our December show, Father Patrick Keane, Pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church, shares the story of a Naval Chaplain to the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, Servant of God Vincent R. Capodanno, a Maryknoll missionary. Father Capodanno died serving the men he loved, the "grunts" of the Marine Corps. Known as the "Grunt Padre" to the men he served, this holy man gave his life while trying to protect the life of a corpsman. His heroic service and death earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor, a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and the love and admiration of the Marine Corps. A book on his life, The Grunt Padre, is a beautiful testimony to his courage, humility, and love that those who served with him witnessed first-hand.
The show will air on two weekends of December beginning on the second weekend, Saturdays at 11 am and Sundays at 6 pm.
Prayer to Saint Peregrine
O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty," "The Wonder-Worker," because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years, you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being and had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of Janet whom we entrust to you. Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy. Amen.
The O Antiphons
(12/17) O WISDOM, who came from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from end to end and ordering all things mightily and sweetly: Come, and teach us the way of prudence.
Sirach 24:2; Wisdom 8:1
(12/18) O LORD AND RULER of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the flame of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come, and redeem us with outstretched arm.
Exodus 3:2, 20:1
(12/19) O ROOT OF JESSE, who stands for an ensign of the people, before whom kings shall keep silence and unto whom the Gentiles shall make supplication: Come to deliver us, and tarry not.
(12/20) O KEY OF DAVID, and Scepter of the House of Israel, who opens and no man shuts, who shuts and no man opens: Come, and bring forth the captive from his prison, he who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.
(12/21) O DAWN OF THE EAST, brightness of the light eternal, and Sun of Justice: Come, and enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.
(12/22) O KING OF THE GENTILES and their desired One, the Cornerstone that makes both one: Come, and deliver man, whom You formed out of the dust of the earth.
Psalm 2:7-8, Ephesians 2:14-20
(12/23) O EMMANUEL, God with us, our King and Lawgiver, the expected of the nations and their Savior: Come to save us, O Lord our God.
Isaiah 7:14; 33:22