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Offline Viva Cristo Rey

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Never forget the Mass Rock
« on: July 19, 2017, 11:12:08 PM »
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    Re: Never forget the Mass Rock
    « Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 07:05:26 AM »
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  • In our parish, we have a commemorative Mass annually at the local Mass Rock. It was once out in the countryside, but is now in a lone field surrounded by housing developments. But it will never be removed, or built on. It is part of our heritage, religious and cultural.
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    Re: Never forget the Mass Rock
    « Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 08:46:31 AM »
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  • Yes, never forget the privation, hardship, and deaths which faithful Catholics endured rather than to accept the false mass of the heretics.  And remember it well when any cleric or person tells you that you can take part in the modern incarnation of that abomination. It is identical in the main and was conceived with the same wicked intent.

    The eyes of the Martyrs are upon us.

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    Re: Never forget the Mass Rock
    « Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 09:36:32 AM »
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  • In our parish, we have a commemorative Mass annually at the local Mass Rock. It was once out in the countryside, but is now in a lone field surrounded by housing developments. But it will never be removed, or built on. It is part of our heritage, religious and cultural.
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    Don't forget that you or your children may one day be required to protect the Mass Rock site(s) from destruction.
    Who owns the property?
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    For those unfamiliar with the story, the man in the top right corner running with his right arm raised is a watchman alerting the group at Mass that British soldiers are approaching. Three or four of the people in the foreground have their heads turned to the watchman, and one is waving in response (or, as seen below, he points toward the British). A child clings to his mother in distress.
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    In this version the soldiers are more prominently shown:
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    The falling snow adds an element of tension or danger.

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    Local people pictured at the Mass Rock near Greencastle, Co Tyrone, last year.
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    AOH to march to Co Tyrone Mass Rock
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    Connla Young
    05 April, 2017 01:00
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    The Ancient Order of Hibernians is to mark the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions with a parade to Mass rock in Co Tyrone.
    Organisers say hundreds of members of the conservative Catholic organisation and up to 12 bands are expected to take part in the ‘Hibernain Day' parade to a Mass rock in Greencastle where a Canadian goldmine firm refused to allow a Catholic service to be held last year.
    Dalradian Gold wants to mine for the precious metal in the area and plans to build a plant which will use cyanide to extract the gold from ore mined locally.
    Some local people are also opposed to the plans on environmental and health grounds and also fear that if authorities give permission for the plant the ancient Mass rock may be submerged in a pond.
    The Molly Maguire AOH division was formed in the area last year by some of those concerned by plans to develop the mine.
    There was controversy last year when Dalradian refused to allow the sacramental stone, which sits on its land at Crockanboy Hill, to be used for Mass.

    Local priest Fr John Forbes had wanted to say Mass at the historical stone as part of the Catholic Church's Year of Mercy.
    In a statement Dalradian later appeared to dispute the beliefs of the priest and some local residents.
    The Mass rock is believed to date back to the penal laws when Catholics were forced to practice their faith in secret.
    Mass rocks hold a special place in Catholic communities because of the religious persecution associated with them.
    The AOH evolved out of the Defenders and Ribbonmen Catholic defence groups in the 18th and 19th centuries and has members across Ireland and as far away as America where it has a large membership.
    Details of the march emerged as prominent Co Tyrone republican Gerry McGeough was re-elected to lead the Ancient Order of Hibernians in the county.
    The former IRA prisoner was selected at the group's AGM in Kinturk, near Ardboe, at the weekend.
    Meanwhile, in an unprecedented move, the AOH is set to lay a wreath at a republican garden of remembrance in Carrickmore at Easter.
    The tribute will be in memory of Edward Walsh who was a member of the Hibernian Rifles killed in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising.
    It is considered rare for members of the AOH to take part in republican commemorative events.

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    Re: Never forget the Mass Rock
    « Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 01:25:13 PM »
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