Bishop Rice

Click here for some beautiful pictures taken Thursday at the Basilica (where I got married!) for the installation of our new Auxilliary Bishop, Bishop Rice.  There are a few photos with Canon Wiener (Institute of Christ the King) and Cardinal Burke.

The real and professional photos of His Excellency’s visit

Click here for some gorgeous photos and a write-up of Cardinal Burke’s visit to our Oratory.
I will admit that the photos are a little better than mine,but not as great as
the parallel universe photos I took.

His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

St. Francis de Sales Oratory
Te Deum and Solemn Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Reception for Cardinal Burke
January 8, 2011

View of the altar before the Te Deum.






Beginning words by Msgr. Schmitz



With Canon Apple


All photographs property of MotherCrab

Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass is always a wonder to behold.  Last year I had the privilege of singing in the choir.  This year I was even more privileged to be the children’s choir mom.  That meant I got to stand up in the choir loft behind 15 orchestra members, about 20 adult choir members and 17 children.  I also took photographs during mass because I wasn’t quite distracted enough by the kids asking to go to the bathroom and their singing — so I thought I would spice it up a little.

Center aisle of St. Francis de Sales Oratory

Canon Huberfeld delivering his sermon.
 I don’t think that person is sleeping in the choir stall…

Awesome view.

Our beautiful creche.
The baby Jesus is uncovered at a certain moment during Mass.
However, I am uncertain of that certain moment.
See photo above this one for explanation.

Abbe Awesome strikes again.

Lookie here!
I meant to post this a couple of weeks ago, but I am just now recovering
 from my shock and awe at the above sight.  Have you seen that video with the ginormous incense holder and Pope Benedict?  I felt like he looked in that video.
My friend attended her first (and possibly last?) Latin Mass on this day, Nov. 3rd. 
I had to let her know it isn’t always like this.
Beautiful to the initiated.
Odder than odd to the uninitiated, for sure.