Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mass with Fr. Marchado

Fr. Clement Marchado, SOLT celebrated a healing Mass last night at St. Anthony's in DC. The church is between the Basilica and the Franciscan monastery. It has plenty of parking, lovely, happy priests and the Blessed Sacrament is right in the middle of the santuary. Because of Rocky's arthritis we decided to go. Fr. Marchado belongs to the same order as Fr. Corapi so we knew he could preach and preach he did. Before Mass he blessed everyone's rosaries, medals, crucifixes, statutes, oil and salt. I got to confession and after Mass everyone who wanted it, got an individual blessing. The Knights of Columbia and the ushers provided crowd control and were there to catch anyone who was overcome during the blessing. Father must have read my soul and thought that I really needed a blessing because he annointed me with so much oil that I looked like a small greased pig when we left the church.

6 comments:

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I love the liberal use of Scarmentals in Church ;)

Dymphna said...

Me too!

Anita Moore said...

The liberal use of sacramentals is NECESSARY in this day and age.

Speaking of the heavy use of sacramentals, one of our local parishes has weekly adoration from Tuesday morning to Wednesday evening; and every Wednesday evening, the priest comes and leads Vespers and Compline, and ends with the benediction of the Blessed Sacrament (complete with humeral veil). Would that more people attended this: Jesus Himself blesses us!

patrice said...

/Is a wedding band a sacramental? I think so, but does anyone know for sure?

Dymphna said...

I don't know for sure but I think it can be. My wedding bands are blessed so they're sacramentals now.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

patrice: It can be, just get them blessed