Rorate Caeli
Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society (twenty-third posting of souls)

We mentioned yesterday that a great Lenten act of charity would be to enroll as many souls in the Rorate Caeli Purgatory Society as you could remember. We were reminded today, by one of the 14 traditional priests saying Masses for the enrolled souls, that there are other acts our readers can make toward the relief of these poor souls.

First, traditionally on (ferial) Fridays of Lent, the seven penitential psalms were read along with the Litany of Saints, after Matins and Lauds. Second, reading the Office of the Dead would be a good, traditional way for the laity to complement the traditional Masses being offered for the same intention.
Also, for some Lenten reading, I personally recommend a newer book titled "Hungry Souls-Supernatural Visits, Messages and Warnings from Purgatory." If you, or anyone you know, have any doubts on the existence of Purgatory, they'll quickly vanish after reading this book.
A reminder on how to enroll souls: please email me at cpaulitz@yahoo.com and submit as follows: "name, state, country." If you want to enroll entire families, simply write in the email: "The Jones family, Ohio, USA". Individual names are preferred. Be greedy -- send in as many as you wish and forward this posting to friends as well. PLEASE follow this format strictly, as any deviation creates a lot of extra work.

Please also consider forwarding this Society to your family and friends, announcing from the pulpit during Holy Mass or listing in your church bulletin. We need to spread the word and relieve more suffering souls.
ALSO, I believe I lost two emails of souls from this week. If you do not see the names you submitted on this list, please email them to me again.

Please pray for the enrolled souls and the 14 holy priests saying Traditional Masses for the Society:
"For all the souls enrolled in the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the Faithful departed rest in peace. Amen."
Then ...
Eternal God,
please bless our priests,
who are selflessly saying Masses for this Society.
Make them more greatly aware of the grace
that You pour out through them
when they minister the sacraments,
and help them to fall more deeply in love with You
after each and every Mass that they celebrate.
Please strengthen our priests,
who shepherd Your flock,
when they are in doubt of their faith,
that they may be examples of Your Truth
and guide us always on the path to You.
We ask these things of You, our Eternal Priest.
Amen.

Enrolled Souls of the Rorate Caeli Purgatorial Society:

The Charles Ripperger family, Wyoming, USA
The John Thornbugh family, Nebraska, USA
Peter Stahre, Malmo, Sweden
Matcham Skipper, Victoria, Australia
Mother Jeanne Marie Ange, Dallas/Brooklyn Carmel, USA
Bishop Christopher Butler, OSB, Westminster, UK
Dom Siegbert Trafford OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Wilfred Passmore OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom John Roberts OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Illtyd Trethowan OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Gregory Murray OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Simon van Zeller OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Hubert van Zeller OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Hilary Steuert OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Martin Salmon OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Laurence Kelly OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Dom Wulstan Phillipson OSB, Downside Abbey, UK
Fr. Geoffrey Walmsley CO, Birmingham Oratory, UK
Fr. Stephen Dessain CO, Birmingham Oratory, UK
Fr. Humphrey Crookenden CO, Birmingham Oratory, UK
Fr. Ignatius Ryder CO, Birmingham Oratory, UK
Fr. Philip Lynch CO, Birmingham Oratory, UK
Fr. Vincent Reade CO, Birmingham Oratory, UK
Hilda Taft, Birmingham, UK
Rudy Agacy, London, UK
The Hayes family, Crosshaven, Ireland
The Holcroft family, Worcestershire, England
James Shamon, Illinois, USA
Vincenza Porreca, Illinois, USA
Luigi Porreca, Illinois, USA
James Costello, Illinois, USA
Hazel Costello, Illinois, USA
Alphonso Segreti, Illinois, USA
Viola Bonfiglio, Illinois, USA
Antoinette Opp, Illinois, USA
Augustus Porreca, Illinois, USA
John Porreca, Illinois, USA
Ruth Costello, Illinois, USA
Joseph Calkins, Illinois, USA
Andrew Calkins, Illinois, USA
Marie Collins, Illinois, USA
Joseph Collins, Illinois, USA
Lorraine Weber, Illinois, USA
Joseph Weber, Illinois, USA
Sister Frieda Shamon, Indiana, USA
Frieda Shamon, Mexico
Rose Shamon, Illinois, USA
Samuel Shamon, Illinois, USA
Abraham Shamon, Illinois USA
Earl Webb, Illinois, USA
Costello/Webb and Shamon/Porreca families
Aurea Orcullo, Cebu City, Philippines
Fr. T. Patrick Lynch, SJ, New York, USA
David Broder, Virginia, USA
Fransiskus Sangkala Widjaja, Palopo, Indonesia
Yakobus Hendra Bunawan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Henk Widjaja Husada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fr. Joseph Hardjono, Bogor, Indonesia
Kamilus Kamil Taufik Mulia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Joseph Borromeus Soemarmo SK, Jakarta, Indonesia
Maria Magdalena Soenarti, Jakarta, Indonesia
Maria Magdalena Nani Kadarsih, Jakarta, Indonesia
Rose Frankovitch, Weirton , WV USA
Carl Frankovitch, Weirton, WV USA
Claudia Polifronio, California, USA
William E. Somerville Jr., Texas, USA
Ruth & Floyd Mason, Arizona, USA
Jim Knox, Arizona, USA
Al Pauley, California, USA
Terry Johnson, Colorado, USA
Tom Wall, Arizona, USA
Janice, Arizona, USA
Joseph Vasilak, New York, USA
Judith Gardiner, New Jersey, USA
Richard Wozniak, Michigan, USA
Stuart Chessman Sr., New York, USA
Ann Riha, Michigan, USA
Edward Riha, Michigan, USA
Josephine Melotik, Michigan, USA
Walter Gardiner Jr., New Jersey, USA
Dorothy Gardiner, New Jersey, USA
Viola Gallagher, New York, USA
Meribah Gardiner, New Jersey, USA
Eleanor Daley, New York, USA
Laurence Kiernan, Michigan, USA
Joseph Sobran, Virginia, USA
Thomas Molnar, Virginia, USA
Alexander DiIorio, Massachusetts, USA
Dolores McCullough, Connecticut, USA
Bernard Nathanson, New York, USA
Helena Gawlowska, Pennsylvania, USA
Irven and Nellie Anisko, Pennsylvania, USA
John and Josephine Dzikowski, Pennsylvania, USA
Betty Loper, Texas, USA
Mary and Walter Medvid, Pennsylvania, USA
Mary Morosow, Pennsylvania, USA
Theresa Skwira, Pennsylvania, USA
Anna Latusick, Pennsylvania, USA
John Candy, Florida, USA
Kathleen Walker, Maryland, USA
Fred Walker, Maryland, USA
Linda Walker, Maryland, USA
Rose Zalewski, Pennsylvania, USA
Walter Zalewski, Pennsylvania, USA
Joseph Zalewski, Pennsylvania, USA
Richard Hobbs, Maryland, USA
Jane Russell, California, USA
Barry Little, UK
Leonard Osborn
Benjamin Daniel Ling, Texas USA
Glenn Tims, Texas USA
Richard Tims, Texas USA
Monica Tims, Texas USA
The Miller Family, Maryland, USA
The Dieter Family, Maryland, USA
June Benigno, Texas, USA
Harry Rawlinson, Kent, United Kingdom

1 comment:

M. A. said...

A few weeks ago, I got a new student in my CCD class. Her family could no longer stand the antics of their new pastor, so they transferred over.

It turns out that the student is the great-granddaughter of someone whom I had known and who died several years ago, and whom I had recently enrolled in the Rorate Purgatorial Society!

Another incident: I submitted a notice for the parish bulletin asking for donations of old, religious articles from estates of deceased relatives. This notice will be appearing for the very first time in the coming week-end's bulletin, so the word was not yet out, but this past Tuesday, the brother of a deceased priest whom I had enrolled in the purgatorial society dropped by the church to donate a box of religious items that used to belong to his priest-brother!

The souls in the RC purgatorial society must be most grateful for the Masses and prayers being offered. In their own way, they are letting us know. Now, it has occurred to me to ask these souls of former parishioners to intercede before God for the restoration of their - and my - old parish.