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Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
« on: October 05, 2018, 08:33:08 AM »
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  • Blessed-

    For the better part of the last year, I have been frequenting a certain Catholic Parish in Downtown Long Beach California, that has perpetual adoration, and confession on Fridays..

    Unfortunately, many times I have gone in, there have been a very minimal amount of the Faithful (Sometimes none at all), that to me, needs to be rectified.

    I am contemplating assembling a group of the Faithful of Tradition, to make either weekly, or Bi-Monthly, Friday night adoration meetings in order to Pray for the many difficult times our Nation, Church and People face these days.  

    The focus would be on Adoration, Rosary and Prayer, as well as writings from the "Apostolic Church Fathers" (The early 1st century books and Letters that were not included in the final assembly of the New Testament, but for the first 200+ years, were part of the Early Christian Liturgy and study).

    The Parish itself is gorgeous inside, with traditional Roman Frescos that decorate all of the walls, stained glass windows, many small inlets for Marian Prayers, Adoration and the like.

    There are also one to two Priests that accept confession between 5pm and 6pm.. (sometimes it stretches on)..

    If anyone here lives close to this region, please speak up, and hopefully this would be something that may interest many...

    GOD Bless and All the best!




    Offline Ladislaus

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 08:48:59 AM »
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  • Many Traditionalists would question whether what you're "adoring" may not just be an ordinary piece of bread.


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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 09:02:36 AM »
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  • Blessed-

    For the better part of the last year, I have been frequenting a certain Catholic Parish in Downtown Long Beach California, that has perpetual adoration, and confession on Fridays..

    Unfortunately, many times I have gone in, there have been a very minimal amount of the Faithful (Sometimes none at all), that to me, needs to be rectified.

    I am contemplating assembling a group of the Faithful of Tradition, to make either weekly, or Bi-Monthly, Friday night adoration meetings in order to Pray for the many difficult times our Nation, Church and People face these days.  

    The focus would be on Adoration, Rosary and Prayer, as well as writings from the "Apostolic Church Fathers" (The early 1st century books and Letters that were not included in the final assembly of the New Testament, but for the first 200+ years, were part of the Early Christian Liturgy and study).

    The Parish itself is gorgeous inside, with traditional Roman Frescos that decorate all of the walls, stained glass windows, many small inlets for Marian Prayers, Adoration and the like.

    There are also one to two Priests that accept confession between 5pm and 6pm.. (sometimes it stretches on)..

    If anyone here lives close to this region, please speak up, and hopefully this would be something that may interest many...

    GOD Bless and All the best!

    I do hope that others will be able to support you in your endeavor, though there may not be any others from this forum that will do so, even though Bishop Williamson has said that it would be a mistake to think that there is no faith left in the Novus Ordo.

    Even though I was born in St. Mary hospital in Long Beach, I have not lived in that area for a long time.

    I do think that it is a good thing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration, even in a Novus Ordo parish. Several years ago, I spent many hours praying during Adoration at a Dominican Novus Ordo parish for a family member who had cancer, and the prognosis for her was not good. However, my prayers were answered regarding this family member, and she now lives cancer-free.

    Your time spent with Our Lord will not be in vain. I wish you well.

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 09:04:39 AM »
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  • Many Traditionalists would question whether what you're "adoring" may not just be an ordinary piece of bread.
    based on what.. adoration goes back to the beginning...
    Are you saying it may not be an actual consecrated host?

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 09:07:06 AM »
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  • I do hope that others will be able to support you in your endeavor, though there may not be any from this forum that will do so, even though Bishop Williamson has said that it would be a mistake to think that there is no faith left in the Novus Ordo.

    Even though I was born in St. Mary hospital in Long Beach, I have not lived in that area for a long time.

    I do think that it is a good thing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament in adoration, even in a Novus Ordo parish. Several years ago, I spent many hours praying during Adoration at a Novus Ordo parish for a family member who had cancer, and the prognosis for her was not good. However, my prayers were answered regarding this family member, and she now lives cancer-free.

    Your time spent with Our Lord will not be in vain. I wish you well.
    My daughter was born at St. Marys! :)
    I do not feel my time is spent in vain at all... I have been doing it for a while now for my own personal prayer intentions and devotions...
    I thought I would reach out here to see if anyone lived in my area and wanted to participate. 


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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 09:31:03 AM »
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  • based on what.. adoration goes back to the beginning...
    Are you saying it may not be an actual consecrated host?

    Correct.  Many Traditional Catholics question the validity of the Novus Ordo Mass and/or Sacrament of Holy Orders.

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 09:33:35 AM »
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  • Correct.  Many Traditional Catholics question the validity of the Novus Ordo Mass and/or Sacrament of Holy Orders.
    Ah I see-
    well I have to do more research on that-
    I am a convert just this last Easter, so I am still learning..

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 09:42:44 AM »
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  • Ah I see-
    well I have to do more research on that-
    I am a convert just this last Easter, so I am still learning..

    ... a convert to Traditional Catholicism, or to Catholicism in general?


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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 09:53:20 AM »
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  • ... a convert to Traditional Catholicism, or to Catholicism in general?
    Catholic Church as it stands today-
    Clearly I see what is going wrong here.

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 10:19:26 AM »
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  • Ah I see-
    well I have to do more research on that-
    I am a convert just this last Easter, so I am still learning..
    You might want to consider visiting Fr. Perez in Garden Grove at Our Lady Help of Christians, he should be willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
    http://www.ourladyhelpofchristians.us/

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 12:12:06 PM »
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  • You might want to consider visiting Fr. Perez in Garden Grove at Our Lady Help of Christians, he should be willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
    http://www.ourladyhelpofchristians.us/
    Thank you very much for this...


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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #11 on: October 05, 2018, 05:19:54 PM »
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  • I do hope that others will be able to support you in your endeavor, though there may not be any others from this forum that will do so, even though Bishop Williamson has said that it would be a mistake to think that there is no faith left in the Novus Ordo.
    There, of course, is a lot of faith left in the Novus Ordo, unfortunately ( or fortunately depending on the perspective) it is despite the Novus Ordo and the very questionable Sacraments.
    It was my understanding from Bishop Williamson that at an earlier time, due to some clergy still having the residual of the old rite of ordination and Bishop's consecration ,  the sacrament may very well have been confected in the NO. But as time goes on, the new rite of the Episcopacy  (installation) did not give the Bishop the right to ordain. As time passes there are probably few if any men of valid consecrations/ ordinations left in the Consiliar Church.. Also as time passes, the NO Seminary formation has educated the faith right out of the new "priests" and distanced them from true Catholic teaching, so much so as to question their intent during the words of consecration.
    Bishop Williamson , always reaches out to those in the Novus Ordo as they are sheep of Our Lord that have been led astray by the "Churchmen". He is a kind and very generous man.

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #12 on: October 05, 2018, 06:40:34 PM »
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  • I Lived in Long Beach, California most of my life. I still remember the retired HMS Queen Mary docked in Long Beach
    Harbor in 1967.
    I know the Catholic Church you mentioned.   St. Anthony's Parish. I attended High School there for a few years in
    the 1960's. The Mural in front of the Church depicts Pope Pius XII declaring the Dogma of the Assumption of the
    Blessed Virgin Mary in 1950.  
    The Catholic Church I attended in the 1980's was St. Bartholomew's in East Long Beach near Belmont Shore.
    I see that finally St. Matthew's on 7th Street is closed. This was the gay church.
    In the latter years I attended Mass in Garden Grove and latter the old military chapel on the upper reservation of Fort
    MacArthur in San Pedro.
    After over 40 years I decided to leave California to points east.

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #13 on: October 07, 2018, 06:48:03 PM »
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  • Put out flyers at local supermarkets advertising Eucharistic adoration.  And place flyers at Churches that don't have adoration.  
    To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)

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    Re: Long Beach California- Anyone Live There?
    « Reply #14 on: October 08, 2018, 08:36:51 AM »
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  • There, of course, is a lot of faith left in the Novus Ordo, unfortunately ( or fortunately depending on the perspective) it is despite the Novus Ordo and the very questionable Sacraments.
    It was my understanding from Bishop Williamson that at an earlier time, due to some clergy still having the residual of the old rite of ordination and Bishop's consecration ,  the sacrament may very well have been confected in the NO. But as time goes on, the new rite of the Episcopacy  (installation) did not give the Bishop the right to ordain. As time passes there are probably few if any men of valid consecrations/ ordinations left in the Consiliar Church.. Also as time passes, the NO Seminary formation has educated the faith right out of the new "priests" and distanced them from true Catholic teaching, so much so as to question their intent during the words of consecration.
    Bishop Williamson , always reaches out to those in the Novus Ordo as they are sheep of Our Lord that have been led astray by the "Churchmen". He is a kind and very generous man.

    Yes, I agree that it is despite the Novus Ordo. However +W believes that the sacraments can be valid, and he doesn't automatically dismiss them. That's why he has pointed out Eucharistic miracles in the Novus Ordo.

    Yes, it's good that he reaches out to those in the Novus Ordo. Fr. Chazal does this also of course. He is indeed a kind and generous man - and a good example for the rest of us. I think that this is true for most of the priests and bishops of the Resistance - they are obviously men of prayer and strong Faith. 

     

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