Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula
Restoring Catholic Tradition
Dec 24, 2016
Next Saturday is Christmas Eve, and is a day of complete fast and abstinence.
Dec 25, 2016
Christmas Day fall this year on a Sunday. Masses at Infant of Prague Chapel will be at midnight, 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
For the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula, its members, friends, and benefactors, and all the faithful departed whose names have been submitted to the Guild of All Souls.
For an urgent special intention.
For the health of Angie Poeppelman.
Guild Calendar Autumn
Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi : First Holy Communions
Eve of St. John Baptist : Blessing of Bonfire and Fireworks
Sacred Heart of Jesus : Benediction and Singing of Litany of Sacred Heart
Independence Day : Prayers for the Nation
St. Christopher : Blessing of Automobiles
St. Peter in Chains : Litanies and Preces followed by the Annual Guild Dinner
St. Lawrence : Altar Boy Barbecue
Assumption of BVM : Blessing of Herbs before Mass. Enrollment for Sodality of Blessed Virgin, Barbecue.
Fundraising will be undertaken for the purchase of a statue of St. Peter seated and holding the keys of the kingdom. A contribution will be made annually for the maintenance of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula website, and for the sponsorship of a monthly Mass to pray for the restoration of the Church.
Next Annual Dinner
Thursday, August 1
The next annual guild dinner is held after the Litanies and Preces on the first day of August, the Feast of St. Peter in Chains.
Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula
The Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula has been established as an organization of priests, religious and lay oblates who desire to focus on praying and working actively for the restoration of the Church's traditions and values, and on countering the apostasy that has resulted from the Second Vatican Council.
We declare our complete submission to the Roman Catholic Church, and pray for the restoration of a worthy Pontiff to oversee it and be a true Vicar of Christ. We submit humbly to the will of God in this respect, ever mindful of the promise of His Divine Son that He will abide in His Church even until the end of time. We firmly believe all the truths of the Catholic Church as taught throughout its history, and are ready to die to preserve the integrity of this Faith. We take as our patron saint the first holy Pope and Bishop of Rome to whom Our Lord gave the keys of His kingdom. The See of Peter is now in chains, and we stand ready to answer the call of that same Angel who appeared to our glorious patron in prison, saying: "Arise up quickly. Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me."
Membership in the Guild as a lay oblate is open to all Catholics who would like to assist part time or full time in this godly work. We ask that all our oblates recite daily the prayer (below) for the restoration of the traditional Catholic faith, liturgy and values. In addition our priests encourage novenas, litanies and other devotions in their chapels and Mass centres which have as their aim the restoration of the hierarchy. If you would like more information on becoming an oblate, please contact Fr. Hall by e-mail.
To be recited daily by members of the Guild
Almighty and Everlasting God, / we beseech thee to restore unto this world of sin /that faith which St. Peter thy first Pope and Prince of the Apostles / did once humbly confess; / and commit once more, / through thine infinite mercy, / the government of thy Church / unto a worthy Vicar of thy Son; / that he may be bestowed with such increase of all virtues / as may be pleasing in thy sight; / and that being so adorned, / he may lift from the Church and from all nations / the heavy weight of heresy that presseth down upon us; / and rendering Christendom once more acceptable in thy sight, / may bring at length all nations to render due homage at the feet of their divine King, / even Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, / in the unity of the Holy Ghost, / ever one God, / world without end. / Amen.