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Easter Sunday Morning!

Apr 20, 2014

He is risen as He said! Alleluia!

Let Christians offer sacrificial praises to the passover victim.

The Lamb has redeemed the sheep: The Innocent Christ has reconciled the sinners to the Father.

Death and life contended in a spectacular battle: the Prince of life, who died, reigns alive.

Tell us, Mary, what did you see on the road?

"I saw the tomb of the living Christ and the glory of his rising,
The angelic witnesses, the clothes and the shroud.
Christ my hope is arisen; into Galilee, he will go before his own."

Happy they who bear the witness, Mary's word believing above the tales of those who deceive.

We know Christ is truly risen from the dead!  To us, victorious King, have mercy!

Amen.  Alleluia!!

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Office of Readings and Morning Prayer - 8:30am
Mass of Easter - 9:30am
Evening Prayer - 5:15pm
Night Prayer with procession - 9:00pm

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Blessings of Easter!

Apr 19, 2014

May the Risen Christ
bring you the blessing of
the fullness of life,
both now and always!

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Easter Vigil Mass - 8:15pm

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Holy Saturday

Apr 19, 2014

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Tenebrae - 7:30am
Easter Vigil - 8:15pm

Holy Saturday is spent in quiet prayer.  Churches are silent.
Jesus is in the tomb from Friday until the beginning of Sunday at the Easter Vigil

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Good Friday

Apr 18, 2014

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Tenebrae - 7:30am
Solemn Celebration of the Passion - 7:30pm

Good Friday is a day of FAST and ABSTINENCE.

A FAST in the Latin Rite of the Church is understood as having only one full meal (but smaller than a regular meal) and two collations (a smaller repast, two of which together do not equal one full meal)

ABSTINENCE means excluding all meat and meat products from one's diet.

In countries where Good Friday is not a day of rest from work, the afternoon liturgical service is usually put off until a few hours after the recommended time of 3 pm.  Many parishes in the United States will celebrate the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion in the evening.

Liturgy on the Good Friday

The Latin Rite has no celebration of Mass between the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening and the Easter Vigil.  The Liturgy recalls the Passion through reading of one of the Gospel accounts, often sung or chanted by three or more people.  A reverencing of the Cross as the sign of our salvation follows and then there is a simple distribution of Communion, consecrated the previous evening at the Mass of the Lord's Supper.  All are dismissed in silence.  The altar is stripped and the tabernacle is empty.

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Holy Thursday

Apr 17, 2014

Liturgical Schedule

St. Albert Priory Chapel
Tenebrae - 6:30am
Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:30pm

Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper

Beginning of the Sacred Triduum

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Spy Wednesday

Apr 16, 2014

How have we betrayed our Lord and Savior?

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The Gift of a Vocation - Fr. Paul Aquinas Duffner, OP - 99th Birthday

Apr 15, 2014

Our beloved Fr. Paul Duffer, OP celebrated his ninety-ninth birthday yesterday!  In accordance with his wishes, there was a simple celebration at the priory with the Dominicans of Holy Rosary Priory, and staffs of Holy Rosary Parish and Rosary Center.  Please join all of us in giving thanks to God for another year of grace.  Fr. Duffner is recovering well from his hernia surgery and continues to inspire everyone by his faithful witness as a priest and religious.

Born in Jackonsville, Illinois, in 1915, the future Fr. Duffner studied at Routt High School in Jacksonville, IL and Quincy College in Quincy, IL.  He excelled at sports, and showed early promise as an artist.  A teacher encouraged him to explore the latter field, but Paul was convinced God had other plans for him.

In addition to serving as the Dominicans' novice master for 15 years, Fr. Duffner established the Rosary Center (Portland, Oregon) in 1945, and directed activities of the Center, including editing "Light and Life" for nearly two decades.

Fr. Duffner continues to spend his days at the Rosary Center, helping to fill the many orders the Center receives for books, CDs and other media.  He has put the finishing touches on the second volume of "To Know Him," an edited collection of the reflections he wrote for "Light and Life" while he directed the ministry of the Rosary Center.

The two volumes of "To Know Him" are available at the Rosary Center website.

If you wish to give a gift to the Province in honor of Fr. Duffner, please visit the Greater Giving site for the Western Dominican Province.

Please keep Fr. Duffner and all our elderly friars in your prayers.

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Three Sisters as seen from St. Benedict Lodge Property,
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

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