Cardinal Collins TLM CTK 2016



St. James Catholic Church 1st Saturday Vigil Latin Novus Ordo Masses Have Resumed!!!!!

St. James Catholic Church 1st Saturday Vigil Latin Novus Ordo Masses ..... ? (to be determined upon inquiry).

Tuesday, 11 October 2016


Hello Everyone!!!

The countdown is on!!!

It is just a day less than three weeks away from the awesome event to occur in liturgical and Church history, happening in my Archdiocese of Toronto: A Solemn Latin Mass to take place with His Eminence present and as the homilist/preacher for the Sermon! I must also say that there is now a poster for this event, produced by St. Patrick`s Gregorian Choir for dismissal. Feel free to distribute, email, etc:

There is also a facebook page for the event, by the way, found here:

I do hope that you will attend this glorious event that will reach the heavens! Deo Gratias!!!

In the meantime, as I continue to post reminders here on the blog, I've decided I'll try to release some helpful hints and advice for the Latin Mass. I realize that with an event of such note, due to the presence of the Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto, some of you will be attending the Latin Mass for the first time.

You may not be familiar with what to do or say in the Latin Mass, what the "culture/atmosphere" will be like, and it will vary somewhat from your regular Mass in the Ordinary Form/Novus Ordo, and you'd perhaps, like to not look as nervous and out of place, looking for others for cues.

For the Latin Mass when I first started this blog, I did a series of Q and A postings, originally to help people navigate the Mass. The collection can be found above at the top of the blog in the "COLLECTION OF MY LATIN MASS QUESTION AND ANSWER POSTS AND ALTAR SERVING POSTS" tab. However I've also included the hyperlink anyways.

This week, I decided to create a new post, that lists the responses you may/will make during the Latin Mass, and some of the actions and postures you will need to make. While the level of this mass is "Solemn," the most common, large scale level Mass type for Sundays and Major Feast days, I also included the Low Mass, as this is often the daily Mass that is done in the Extraordinary Form, should you venture to a Latin Mass holding parish outside of Sundays/Feast Days.

The post is here:, and is now added to the collection page.

Enjoy the aids. May they be of use to you as you prepare for this major event.

Pax tibi Christ, Julian Barkin.

Basic Q and A for the Latin Mass Part IV: How to Stand, Sit, etc. During the Latin Mass

Hello Everyone.

You might be wondering, being the Latin Mass, just how, as a layperson in the pews, when to properly sit, stand, etc. when the Latin Mass is going on. You might know of, or noticed some differences between the Mass you go to (the "Novus Ordo" or the everyday Mass in your language,) and the Latin Mass.

This post is to tell you when and what you do at the points in the Latin Mass, so that you do not feel as awkward in attending a Latin Mass, or being entirely dependent on your veteran friend for cues, so you can experience the Mass more, with less stress and confusion.

Basically, there are two versions of the postures and stances of the Latin Mass: 1) Low Mass, and 2) High Masses, Solemn Masses, and Pontifical Masses.

I will describe to you, what you do, which is based on a guide given with my Baronius Press 2010 reprint of the 1962 "The Roman [Hand] Missal" for laity. If the community or priest allows for it (encouraged by Summorum Pontificum, and efforts such as the St. Edmund Campion Missal for more dialogue/singing in the EF) Responses will be in Navy Blue, P for priest, and V for voices of the Laity. Everything else is in black text.

These responses are only for the NORMAL variant of the Latin Mass, and not those with processions, requiems, or other variants.

The Beginning of Mass to Before the Scriptures

ENTRANCE (Procession) and the Asperges (blessing with Holy Water)
  • Low Mass: You stand or kneel according to the local custom. There is no Asperges for the Low Mass on Sundays.
  • Higher Level Masses: You stand for both the entrance procession and during the Asperges ritual.
  • Vesting of the Priest: You sit until the priest rises from the sedilia (chair), fully vested
  • When priest returns from Vesting: You then stand at attention until the priest goes to the foot of the altar for the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar. 
- The priest will go to the center of the sanctuary, below the steps leading up to the altar (the predellae) and say prayers of repentance/contrition. 
  • All Types of Masses: When the priest reaches the altar, regardless of the Mass level, you will kneel. If in a Low Mass you are not kneeling, you start to kneel here. Otherwise you remain kneeling. In the Higher Masses, you kneel at this point. 
  • Responses ??? Usually, the Confiteor (Penitential Rite) is NOT said aloud by the laity during Masses but rather the altar server(s) in the Low Mass, or is sung by the Choir in Higher Masses. In communities/parishes where such strictness is not the norm, you may say/sing the response as follows, at the 2nd confiteor (that of the server, usually):
    • V: Confiteor Deo omnipotenti, beatae Mariae semper Virgini, beato Michaeli Archangelo, beato Joanni Baptistae, sanctis Apostolis Petro et Paulo, omnibus Sanctis, et tibi Pater. Quia peccavi nimis cogitatione verbo, et opere: mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. (beat breast with right hand at each Mea ... culpa) Ideo precor beatam Mariam semper Virginem, beatum Michaelem Archangelum, beatum Joannem Baptistam, sanctos Apostolos Petrum et Paulum, omnes Sanctos, et te Pater, orare pro me ad Dominum Deum Nostrum.
  • Low Mass: Remain Kneeling
  • Higher Level Masses: Remain kneeling.
  • Responses ??? If permitted to do so, you respond each time after the priest. Watch out for the middle part though, as you will start and end the second triplet, the "Christe elesion:"
    • P. Kyrie eleison. V. Kyrie eleison. P. Kyrie eleison.
    • V. Christe eleison. P. Christe eleison. V. Christe eleison.
    • P. Kyrie eleison. V. Kyrie eleison. P. Kyrie eleison.

GLORIA ("... In Excelsis Deo")
  • Low Mass: You continue to kneel.
  • Higher Level Masses: You take your cues from the priest(s), mainly the celebrant. If he stands, you will stand as well. If the priest sits, so will you. There will also be points in the Gloria as sung by the choir, where the priests will take off their birettas or bow their heads. These are say, for example, at the name of Jesus ("Iesus" pronounced e-yea-zeus), and some other points in the prayer. 
  • Responses ???: Should you be permitted to say/sing the Gloria along with the Priest/choir, the prayer in Latin is as follows. Regardless if your community/priest allows or does not allow for responses from the laity, you may do the actions in the navy blue:
    • Gloria in excelsis Deo (slight bow). Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis. Laudamus te. Benedicimus te. Adoramus (slight bow) te. Glorificamus te. Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam. Domine Deus, Rex coelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens. Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe (slight bow). Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris, Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostram (slight bow). Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus. Tu solus Dominus. To solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe (slight bow). Cum Sancto Spiritu (+ sign of the cross with priests) in gloria Dei Patris. Amen.
COLLECT - Whatever position you were in at the Gloria's end, you remain as such.

The Scriptures until the Offertory

THE EPISTLE (Non-Gospel Scripture Reading), THE GRADUAL/TRACT (Chanting after the Epistle)
  • Low Mass: You remain kneeling. 
  • Higher Level Masses: You will sit in the pews. 

  • ALL Masses: You will stand for this portion until the Gospel is finished, the same as the Novus Ordo Mass. You will know this part has been reached in higher Masses when the servers start gathering in various places, and the thurifer (and boat bearer if present) are helping to get the thurible prepared with the priest on the altar. You will be seated after the Gospel has been read for the Homily/Sermon. 
CREDO/The Creed
  • Low Mass: Stand at the Low Mass. However, when the passage, "Et Incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine: Et homo factus est" is said, you kneel until it is completed. 
  • Higher Level Masses: Like the Gloria, the priest dictates your posture. When he stands, you stand. When he sits, you sit. Like the Low Mass, when the passage, "Et Incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine: Et homo factus est" is said, you kneel until it is completed. If the priests are sitting when the Incarnatus is said, they will take off their birettas and bow their heads. 
  • All Masses, Responses ???: The priest will kiss the altar, and turn to the people to say: 
    • P: `Dominus Vobiscum.``
    • If permitted, you can say with the servers/choir: V: Et cum spiritu tuo.
    • There may be a bell after the priest says "Oremus" in the Mass. You will then get up and sit in your pews
  • During the actual part of the offertory, the same as the Novus Ordo until you process further into the second part of the Mass (Mass of the Faithful/Liturgy of the Eucharist,) you remain seated.

The Offertory Until Communion

  • Higher Masses Only: At a Missa Cantata/Sung Mass and higher, the thurifer will come down from the sanctuary, and approach the body of the Church in the center of the main aisle. 
    • You will stand up. 
    • You will bow your head when he does. He will then incense the laity with three single swings. 
    • After, you bow again with the thurifer before he returns to the sanctuary. Once  he begins to return, you will sit again. 
  • All Masses: You will remain seated. Should you be allowed to say the Our Father, you will say with the servers:
    • V: Suscipiat Dominus sacrificium de manibus tuis ad laudem et gloriam nominis sui, ad utilitatem quoque nostram, totiusque Ecclesiae suae sanctae.
    • The Servers respond, or you may sing with the choir if permitted: V: "Sed libera nos a malo."
    • The priest will say after, P: "Amen"
- There are no changes in posture at this point. 
- After the priest has said the "secret" prayer, he will say or sing, "Per omnia saecula saeculorum"
- If permitted to respond with the server, you will say, V: Amen.

- The priest, after doing the Secret prayer and responses, will hold both hands over the altar. 
  • Responses: 
    • The Priest says, or sings in higher Masses, P: "Per omnia saecula saeculorum." 
    • The servers say, or everyone says, or sings in higher Masses, V: "Amen"
- The priest will hold both hands over the altar. 
  • Posture:
    • Low Masses: The laity will remain sitting.
    • Higher Level Masses: The laity will stand. 
  • Responses:
    • P says/sings in higher Masses: "Dominus Vobiscum." The servers respond, or all responds/sing in higher Masses, V: "Et cum spiritu tuo.
    • P says/sings in higher Masses: "Sursum Corda." The servers respond, or all responds/sing in higher Masses, V: "Habemus ad Dominum."
    • P says/sings in higher Masses: "Gratias agamus Domino Deo Nostro." The servers respond, or all responds/sing in higher Masses, V: "Dignum et justum est."
THE SANCTUS (Holy, Holy, Holy ...)
- Here servers will kneel around the altar. One server will ring a bell three times, one for each Sanctus. The priest in the Low Mass normally says the Sanctus, while in higher Masses, the choir normally sings the Sanctus.

  • Posture:
    • All Masses: The laity kneels with the clergy and servers.  
  • Responses ???
    • If you are allowed to sing with the choir, or do to dialogue with the priest, you may say the Sanctus: "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth. Pleni sunt coeli, et terra gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis. Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis."
- This is said/sung by the priest or main celebrant normally. 
  • Posture: 
    • All Masses: The laity stays kneeling.
  • Responses
    • When the priest says, "... Et ne nos inducas in tentationem," The servers in Low Mass (all if allowed to "dialogue,") or everyone in higher level masses replies: V: "Sed libera nos a malo." 
FRACTION OF THE HOST (after Libera Nos)
- The priest will hold a particle of the Host in his right hand over the Chalice, held in his left hand. 

  • Posture: 
    • All Masses: The laity stays kneeling.

  • Responses
    • When the priest says or sings, ``Per omnia saecula saeculorum,`` you reply V: ``Amen``
- After your last reply, the priest will make the Sign of the Cross 3x with the Particle over the chalice. 

  • Posture: 
    • All Masses: The laity stays kneeling.

  • Responses
    • When the priest says or sings, ``Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum``, the servers reply (all if allowed to ``dialogue,``) or all reply by saying, singing V: ``Et cum spiritu tuo.``
- This is usually sang or said by the choir. While some people would strike their breasts at this point with the priest, this is actually not done by the laity. It is only done by the priest. 
  • Posture: 
    • All Masses: The laity stays kneeling.
  • Responses ???
    • If you are allowed to sing with the choir, or do to dialogue with the priest, you may say the Agnus Dei:
      • ``Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis.`` Repeat this a second time. . Then ``Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem.``

  • Posture:
    • All Masses: The laity stays kneeling.
  • Responses ???
    • If you are allowed to do dialogue with the priest or in the Mass, you may say the prayer along with the servers, three times, where you pat your chest once each time:
      • ``Domine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum: sed tantum dic verbo, et sanabitur anima mea.``


In receiving communion at the Latin Mass, you are to approach the designated ``altar rail`` on your knees and you receive on the tongue. 

The priest will say a longer prayer than ``The Body of Christ`` one is used to at the Novus Ordo. You do not reply, ``Amen`` after he is finished, and you receive the Blessed Sacrament on your tongue. 

Once finished, return to your seat in the pew, kneel, and say prayer in this time of deep reflection, and the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament within you. 


Low Mass
- The people remain kneeling. If allowed to dialogue, alongside the altar servers, the words of the priest and the replies are as follows:
  • P. Dominus vobiscum. S. Et cum spiritu tuo. P. Ite, Missa est. S. Deo gratias.
High Mass
- The people will stand at this part of the Mass. The responses are the same as with the low Mass.

Solemn Mass
- Because there is a deacon present among the three clergy, there is some variance to how the ending is pronounced. The deacon will sing the ``Ite, Missa Est,`` and the reply ``Deo Gratias`` is sung back by all in attendance. As for posture, the laity stand for the dismissal.

In the High/Solemn Masses, after the dismissal blessing, you kneel once again. The priest/celebrant will then bow down before the altar once more for prayer, then turns to the people and says/sings: "Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus, Pater, et Filius, et Spiritus Sanctus" while making the sign of the cross with his hands. you reply, V: "Amen"

- During this part, the priest/celebrant will return to the Gospel side of the altar (the left if you are looking at it,) and read from the "Last Gospel" altar card. 
  • Posture:
    • ALL MASSES: The laity stands when the Priest reads the Last Gospel. Upon reaching the part, "Et verbum caro factum est," all will kneel with the Priest. When the priest gets up, everyone stands.
- When the priest is about to exit with the entourage of servers and other clergy if present, 
  • Posture:
    • Low Masses: The laity will either stand or kneel according to local custom.
    • Higher Level Masses: The laity will remain standing.


I hope that you have found this postures and responses guide useful, so that you at least have the basic idea about what to do and say at the Latin Mass. 

May you begin to take part in this spiritual treasure of the New Evangelization. 

Pax Tibi Christi, Julian Barkin. 

Saturday, 24 September 2016


[UPDATE 27/9/16: I have been informed by the organizers, St. Patrick's Gregorian Choir, that the Mass time is now changed to 2pm.]

Hello everyone.

I come bearing great news for the Archdiocese of Toronto, news of the most paramount, historical and liturgical importance.

We are blessed to have His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, as our spiritual shepherd and archbishop for the Archdiocese of Toronto. Pastorally, he frequently participates in events around the diocese, especially those involving the future of our Catholic Church in numerous youth and young adult events/ministries. Further, our Eminence has been a tried and true defender of "T"radition including Church doctrine and moral issues. His Eminence, once again, will be demonstrating to his flock, his formidable leadership and reverence for Christ, in regards to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

I am pleased to announce the upcoming Solemn High Mass in Thanksgiving and Celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the founding of St. Patrick’s Gregorian Choir, Toronto, in 2006, on the Feast of Christ the King (EF), by Surinder S. Mundra, Music Director and organist.  In the past 10 years Surinder has organized several such Masses throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto and outside the Archdiocese of Toronto, in churches such as St Peter's, downtown, St Paul's Basilica, and St Patrick's Toronto, to name a few.

This Solemn High Mass on the Feast of Christ The King, according to the liturgical calendar for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, will be in the presence of His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Metropolitan Toronto, at the newly renovated, St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto (65 Bond Street), On Sunday, October 30th. 2016 at 2:00 pm.

This Mass, is highly significant! Never before in the history of the Archdiocese of Toronto since Vatican II, has there been a Latin Mass, even a Low Mass, in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, offered at the Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Toronto.

Assistance will be provided by the seminarians of our Archdiocese, studying at St Augustine's Seminary, for numerous serving roles. The master of ceremonies, has asked me to be a part of this Solemn High Mass as I have been involved with St. Patrick's Gregorian Choir's organized Masses since October 2011.  At this time there is no need for additional altar serving assistance, unless a request is made by the organizers for more help. If such a request is needed, I will be happy to broadcast such here on S.U.D.

At this, their 10th Anniversary Solemn High Mass, St. Patrick’s Gregorian Choir will provide beautiful and sacred liturgical music under the direction of  their choir master, Surinder S. Mundra

If you are interested in helping to defray the printing costs for Mass Booklets, and any other necessary expenses, you may contact the choirmaster of St. Patrick`s, Surinder Mundra, at 416 731 4485, who is organizing this Solemn High Mass and compiling material for, and overseeing, the printing of the booklets and other liturgical requirements.

Finally, let it be noted that this liturgical event stands for more than just a big "showing" of the Latin Mass. The fact that the presence of His Eminence at this Solemn High Mass in his cathedral seat, will be a pivotal part of this liturgy. Also, that he asked for the organizers, St Patrick's Gregorian Choir and its director, to reach out to the seminarians, and others of particular note for this special occasion, speaks great volumes.

In this holy offering of the Latin Mass, his extension of participation to the seminarians, and choice of participants involved in other avenues of the Mass (including myself,) His Eminence has sent a direct and clear message in the Church and to the world: 

What is happening here, in this upcoming Solemn Latin Mass at St. Michael's Cathedral, is vital to the liturgical and spiritual leadership of the Church. The Latin Mass/EF itself is a vital part of not only our Church's past history, but also in today's culture of the Church. Further, it is a part of the future of the Church as well, for both clergy and laity, as is being shown in the inclusion of the seminarians (and myself.) Regardless of whether the seminarians do both forms of the Roman Rite or not after their ordination, this Mass is an example to them, the Archdiocese of Toronto, and to the whole Church that the Holy Mass should be sacred and reverent, and strike at the heart and soul of every human being, uplifting them to greater things in this world and especially, the next in the afterlife. 

In addition, with regards to the Holy Mass of either form of the Roman Rite, laity and clergy, especially those in positions of leadership surrounding the sacred liturgy, from altar server to celebrant, must show in action: The Joy of the Gospel; fraternal charity for their fellow Catholics and non-Catholics; an absence of hypocrisy, jealousy, elitism, rubrical obsession-ism, and contempt for others; and MUST bring the New Evangelization to our brothers and sisters in Christ, and to those who have never concretely experienced that Gospel, as a result of the Mass. 

In summary, participating himself in this Mass, holding it in the Cathedral he presides over, as our spiritual shepherd for Toronto, and in the carefully planned organization of this Mass including all its participants, His Eminence has clearly made those statements above and is carrying out the wishes of the Church and its Holy Fathers. In doing so, THIS IS THE TRUE FACE OF TRADITIONAL CATHOLICISM!

I end this announcement by asking of you, everyone ... Catholics of all stripes and devotion ... those musically inclined, ... non-Christian and curious onlookers ... I encourage you to come and see what is to be one of the most historical events ever in our modern Church history in this Archdiocese of Toronto, under one of the most prominent leaders of our Church, his Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins. Besides the specticality of such an event, it will be such a sacred, holy, reverent and powerful experience for all of our senses. It will truly leave you breathless, and for those of you of the Catholic faith, it will inspire you to embrace the Love and Mercy of the Lord, from this Jubilee of Mercy onward.

Pax Tibi Christi, Julian Barkin, sole author of Servimus, and veteran server for higher level Masses in the Extraordinary Form since October 2011.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Can't Believe I'm Going Rad Trad Here ... Ashamed of PC Leader Patrick Brown as he Betrays his Catholic Faith on Facebook (TM).


You know, I loathe to do this. I hate doing anything resembling what the Radicals Misrepresenting Traditionalists do. However, sometimes, for the sake of your fellow brother and sisters in Faith, so they can properly act out their faith, you must proclaim something public ally.

Actually, no this is different from what the RMTs do. They use their blogs to lie and slander and destroy the Church from within to fit their puritanical views. Me, I am just heartily disappointed, sad, angry, and hurt quite deeply. More and more, I begin to wonder if there are few if any True Catholics left in the Church, who TRULY obey Holy Mother Church, where everyone just gives her fake lip service.

Once again, as a young adult engaging my vocation to marriage fully (with plans for a family in future,) I am seriously now seeing many "leaders" in my life fall like dominoes, with all their evil acts on display, and how they disobey the Gospel and Church, or act like hypocrites who say they Love her and truly hate Her, Latin Mass or not. These once "heroes" end up being cowards, villains, or not the people I thought they were. Priests, laity, acquaintances in Faith ... and now secular politics.

I must thus inform you of a radical turn in the direction of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party, in the form of it`s leader, Patrick Brown.

Patrick Brown of the Ontario PC's becomes an all inclusive "gender-bread" loving guy ...

Yes. Another of my heroes has fallen to the "equality" based LGBQT2IXYZDoubleB agenda. really, there's too many letters and numbers in all that stuff. When Patrick Brown became the replacement for Tim Hudak, he came out strong against Kathleen Wynne's Sex Ed curriculum update developed by now criminally charged pedophile, Benjamin Levin. However, likely in light of trying to steal a new voter base in the homosexuals who LOVE their lesbian premier, he's flipped flopped and is now Mr. inclusive.

Here is the full text of Patrick Brown's abandonment of traditional PC values and his Catholic Faith in endorsing positions contrary to the Catholic Church, from his Facebook feed, of which Facebook is a publicly owned company and entity, and Patrick Brown's "vote for me" page is view able to the public who has a Facebook(TM) account :

Dear friends,
I’ve said that I’m a pragmatic Progressive Conservative.

It means being willing to change your mind when presented with compelling evidence.
And accepting good ideas no matter where they originate. There are plenty of political experts who will say this is weakness. I think Ontarians are more reasonable.

Yes, my views on Ontario’s sexual education curriculum—and similar issues—have evolved.
I opposed the changes to the curriculum when they were first announced. They were undeniably controversial and Kathleen Wynne failed to explain it adequately to parents. Even Dalton McGuinty backed away from implementing them.

Time and the evidence of my own eyes tells me that I was mistaken. Concerns were exaggerated and have not borne out. I’ve met with many educators, parents, and school boards—some of whom opposed the curriculum—and they are satisfied with how it’s been implemented. Further, I have since come to the conclusion that significant opposition to the curriculum was rooted in a refusal to accept LGBT elements into the curriculum.

It’s not the first time I’ve been on the wrong side of an issue. In 2006, as a young MP I voted for a motion to reopen debate on the definition of marriage. Like many people, I’ve been shown countless times in my life by friends, family, and those I love how wrong I was to take that view. Today I strongly support marriage equality. It doesn’t matter who you are or who you love and no government has any business saying it does.

As I said last month, and as I will continue saying, while I deplore the absence of consultation with parents, I strongly support the updated sex-ed curriculum. I will never support removing LGBT sensitivity or combating homophobia from schools. It is important to have sex education to combat homophobia, and raise important issues like consent, mental health, bullying, and gender identity.

The curriculum must take into account changing attitudes and the world in which children will grow. They are being asked to understand challenging topics in ways their parents were not.

I'm sorry that Mr. Fonseca and members of his group are upset. But I'm running to lead all Ontarians.
And while I stand for consultation, it doesn’t mean opening the door to intolerance.
If the price to be paid is that my political opponents will say I’ve “flip-flopped,” so be it. If you want a rigid ideologue as premier, vote for someone else.

I am determined to lead an Ontario PC Party that is modern, inclusive, pragmatic, and that reflects the diversity and values of our province. To me that means one that is fiscally conservative and socially progressive. I was proud to be the first PC leader to march in the Toronto Pride parade. I was proud to be the first MP in Barrie's history to attend a pride flag raising. It’s who I am.

My Commentary:

What a shame. I truly thought Patrick, having been educated at my high school Alma Mater, St. Michael's College School, and being of what I thought was strong, "conservative" values, was going to be an excellent counter to the fiscal waste and mismanagement, lying, blatant cover up of evidence government of Kathleen Wynne, who also wants to indoctrinate your kids with her sex ed curriculum. I thought that the average family and the future for youth would have been priority one for his mandate as the new PC leader. Nope, I was wrong.

Nope. Mr. Brown abandoned his faith at the halls of St. Mikes the minute he graduated from the school and never re-discovered it again. Sadly, he was taught the version of the grade 12 Catholic Morality course I received, which would have included teachings on moral and ethical topics such as abortion, euthanasia, and heterosexuality, of which the teachers at St. Mikes PROPERLY teach what the Church believes on those areas. Newsflash ... it isn't the garbage Mr. Brown is peddling. Then again even the best Catholic schools, private ones too, cannot protect young men if they choose to be tempted by Satan, the world, and the flesh. Free will, right? The Church can't force people to obey (though RMTs highly WANT to police the Church though ...)

Unfortunately, Mr. Brown's ideals above also mean accepting actions that go part and parcel with the homosexual lifestyle in such "sensitivity" and also .... attacks the Church in that it violates its central teachings of the family as central to God's plan.

Politically, what this shows is he's willing to bend to ANY group just to get votes for the party, will change his belief system even to the affect of violating his own faith to do so, and clearly does not VALUE the sensitivities of the heterosexual families who make up the majority of voters in Ontario. He is also ironically, being a heterophobe in his support of the homosexuals. In terms of getting money and votes, he would have better spent his time peddling to teachers and unions, who, guess what, mainly consist of families, even if they endorse the homosexual tolerance agenda.

Well, I said my peace on his vote for me FB page, and told him off rather curtly. He probably doesn't even respond directly on it, and has someone working for him be a moderator, not to mention many people share my sentiments. I even said I hate the Ontario PCs because of him.

As for how I will vote in future elections, I will be basing it on the party that LEAST violates my beliefs and morality and conscience. If that means NONE of the three major parties, and it is a wasted vote, than so be it. I would rather vote with my conscience and bear the penalty of the majority vote, than to be a willing accomplice to this man's immorality. Also as part of that calculation will be who will be protecting my rights as a husband, future father, worker, and citizen of this province of Ontario, as well as who will be carrying out the mission of the Church in areas such as social justice, but no one area will be to the exclusion of any other.

In the end, you must choose who is the most Christocentric party, who best will express the teachings of the Church ... or at the very least, commit the least evils upon the family, the poor, the marginalized, etc. and the consciences of the citizens of this province of Ontario .... ALL OF THEM! 

BTW might I comment that our economy is a spinning top shape, with the majority of taxpayers being from the middle class ... with families. The homosexuals might be spread all over, but you know who the majority of the taxpayers are. If you truly care about the poor and marginalized, who do you think would be able to contribute the most donations to the Church and the taxes of the government for social programs and welfare? ..... middle class families. It`s your biggest tax pool.

Everyone ... I am afraid that most of us, cannot even trust a single party to vote for. Do not vote necessarily for the PCs, unless they are the best of the three parties. No party, is free from corruption, two-faced ness, lies, scandal, etc. All we can do it collectively, protect ourselves after doing research on each party's platform, campaign, record of successes and failures, fiscal management (and/or lack thereof,) etc. and most of all, who will protect our rights as Catholic citizens of Ontario, and who will look after Christ little ones ... the poor, the children, the mentally challenged (sure as hell NOT Kathleen Wynne who came close to cutting off funding for autistic children! Had the parents of those kids not protested ....) etc.

Now ... I cannot even trust the PC party of Ontario to do even the littlest of what I mentioned above. What a sad future I'll have to entrust to my future children.

Sadly in dismay and shock, at the evil and falling of another "c"atholic "brother" of mine in the Church, Julian.

P.S. Don't count on any Canon Law 915 cries being heard. I know some of you, both foes and friends, are thinking that! BTW, to anyone of you who will use my posting ... You only have permission to do so upon citation and weblinking to this post. Don't forget to also weblink to Patrick's FB post with the link above.

P.P.S. Darn! I should have remembered THIS highly relevant nugget of wisdom from a fellow blogging brother of mine, The Spirit's Sword! Please reread and visit his blog in the post ... not to mention he has two books for sale online. He has a good Catholic family people ... a family being ignored by our current government, and will be ignored by Brown's future PCs.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Highlight: Homily from Pope Francis Regarding the Deadly Sin of Envy

Hello Everyone,

It seems that as of recently, around my life, but also sadly in the life of the Church, many people, those who should know better, are being sorely tempted by the Devil and associates. Many a loose tongue is flying around, slandering, gossiping, and doing the Evil One's work.

I see this most recently in the Church in light of a couple of issues. First, Benedict Emeritus XVI came out with a new book with Peter Seewald, post-retirement from the Papacy. Right away a number of Radicals Misrepresenting Traditionalists bashed his Holiness Emeritus, accusing him of being a coward because he revealed after his last WYD, he couldn't travel. Instead of chalking it up to health issues, they go for the jugular instead of their former Trad Hero who "saved" the Latin Mass because they think his "cowardice" led to "Pope Francis the Destroyer" being put into power.

Secondly, someone either leaked or posted a pastoral letter the Pope gave to some bishops back in his home country for their bishop's conference. Because it dealt with communion and remarrieds without annulments (w/divorces,) and how to implement 'the most heretical document that has evuh been released by the Church,' Amoris Laetitia, the RMTs screamed bloody heresy and accusations foul of His Holy Father, for dealing with a situation pastorally, despite it using something called the "Internal Forum" which is acceptable in certain circumstances in the Church when applied properly, as discussed here by GladTrad Fr. Mcdonald of Southern Orders.

As for personally, myself and a few other friends of mine are coming under attack by forces we can discern is not of Christ, from those who seem friends and "good" Christians, but are truly doing the Evil One's work with loosened and foul tongues of slanderous/detracting nature, and gossip. Between our work for a living, our spare time, and personal challenges, it seems like the Lord is allowing us to undergo these times of trial, bringing us closer to our Faith and showing us what is His Work, and what is not. He certainly is testing our faith. We know, though, that as he showed the disciples in the Gospel with the crashing waves that stormy day (Mark 4:31-41,) when you have true Faith and love of the Lord, the most violent storms will be dissipated by Him, who is our Sovereign King!

In light of the nastiness flowing about, both online from these RMTs and from those in our personal lives, allow me to repost a valuable catechesis shared to me by one of my Catholic friends from our Holy Father. What great timing! Thanks for the gift! My emphasis will be bolded and red coloured text, occasionally underlined too. Deo Gratias. Pax, Julian.

Pope: jealousy and envy are sins that kill with words

Pope Francis celebrating daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta. In his homily, the Holy Father spoke against the sins of jealousy and envy. - OSS_ROM
Pope Francis celebrating daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta. In his homily, the Holy Father spoke against the sins of jealousy and envy. - OSS_ROM
21/01/2016 11:47

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass on Thursday, the feast of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr. In his homily, the Holy Father prayed that God might preserve us from the sins of envy and jealousy – ugly sins that kill others with words and that exist even in our Christian communities.

Envy is an ugly sin that grows like a weed
The first reading (1 Sam 18:6-9; 19:1-7) tells the story of Saul, the king of Israel, and his jealousy towards David. After the victory over the Philistines, the women joyfully sang, “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” From that day forward, Saul looked on David with suspicion, fearing that David might betray him. Ultimately, Saul decided to kill him. Later he followed the advice of his son and reconsidered. But his wicked thoughts returned. Jealousy, the Pope said, is “a sickness” that returns and brings with it envy:

How ugly envy is! it is an attitude, it is an ugly [DEADLY] sin. And jealousy or envy grows in the heart like a weed: it grows, but it doesn’t allow good plants to grow. It harms everything that its shadow seems to fall upon. There is no peace! It is a tormented heart, it is an ugly heart! But the envious heart, too – we hear it here – leads to killing, to death. And Scripture says clearly: through the envy of the devil, death entered the world.”

Envy kills, even in our communities
“Envy kills,” the Pope said. “It does not tolerate others having something that I do not have. And it always suffers, because the heart of an envious or jealous person suffers. It is a suffering heart!” It is a suffering that desires “the death of others.” “But how many times,” he asked, “in our communities – and we don’t have to look too far to see this – are people killed, through jealousy, with the tongue? Someone is envious of this, of the other, and they begin to gossip – and gossip kills”:
I too, thinking and reflecting on this passage, invite myself – and everyone – to see if, in my heart, there is any jealousy, any envy, which always leads to death and doesn’t make me happy; because this sickness always leads us to regard the good others possess as if it were against us. And this is an ugly sin. It is the beginning of many, many crimes. Let us ask the Lord to give us the grace not to open the heart to jealousy, not to open the heart to envy, because these things always lead to death.”

Jesus handed over out of envy
Pope Francis concluded by noting that Jesus was handed over to Pontius Pilate because of the envy of the chief priests and the scribes:

“According to the interpretation of Pilate – who was very intelligent, but a coward – envy was what lead to the death of Jesus: the instrument, the ultimate instrument. They handed him over out of envy. Let us also ask the Lord the grace never, because of envy, to hand over to death a brother, a sister of the parish, of the community, or even someone in our neighbourhood. Everyone has their sins, everyone has their virtues. They are specific to each individual. Look at the good, and do not kill with gossip through envy or jealousy.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Brief Update

Hello Everyone,

No I haven't given up on Servimus just yet. Life sometimes takes over and you have no time for other side activities, especially when you are married like me. I just recently came back from my honeymoon with my wife, and well between packing and going and coming back, I didn't have a lot of time to blog.

I do have a couple of things down the road. First, I was working on a post on a now stale subject, but I'll release it anyways in future. That is, about the Ad Orientem issue when Cardinal Sarah shook the Church and got a swift kick from Pope Francis, other misguided clerics, and the PR machine of the Vatican Press over the issue. I'll put in my two cents.

Secondly, I do want to briefly cover my wedding after these long few months. It won't be a huge post, but it will just be a small necessary posting.

Anyways, just letting you know I'm still here. Pax. Julian.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Mark, Buddy, You Got Real Pals and Siblings in Christ Who Get You and Have Seen the Truth

Hello Everyone, but specifically, Mark Shea,

The Church has been a trying time for many of us, especially with the Francis Papacy. Every off the cuff statement and interview he does with reporters can lead to a new fiasco, and another round of Satan's bile being thrown at the Holy Father by Radicals Misrepresenting Traditionalists of all people.

Sadly, even the more centralist "orthodox" people, are committing slander and calumny and sin, all in the name of religious purity and in being the Church's self-appointed liturgical and moral police officers. In reality, these "I'm with Stupid" (I.W.S.) Catholics, to coin the phrase, from blogger David Wanat at "If I Might Interject," are committing the same sins and violation of the 2nd Commandment, like their Radical Traditionalist brethen, despite not being Latin Mass afficionados. Their "sacred cow"/idols might not be the Latin Mass/liturgy, but it could be something like abortion, euthanasia, homosexual issues, women's issues, etc. They defend the issue in a manner so zealously with the writings of the Church, they become modern day Pharisees, often involving the slagging and contempt of Pope Francis. Their language is passive-aggressive, and the underlying meaning of it is truly hatred and disgust for the Holy Father.

However, the Holy Father is not the only target of their moral and/or liturgical purism. They target anyone who attacks their rigorist standards of what they think the Church "teaches" as its authority and final words on matters. I myself have been attacked online and in person, and even stalked at a parish, for daring to fight against these people's demands and desires.

Unfortunately, their actions have consequences, spiritually and mentally, on their audiences, such as despair, inordinate anger, etc. and they are accessories to the sins of their affected audience. One good veteran and Catholic family man has been afflicted, and he needs our support.

A good blogger I have admired throughout the years since I've entered the fray, Mark Shea of Catholic Patheos web portal, a convert to the Church, has written numerous books, and produced numerous articles and work for North America's leading Catholic apologetics apostolate, Catholic Answers. In his spare time, he blogs at "Catholic and Enjoying It!", though he did recently break from the blog for personal reasons. Now he's back in action, though someone, a good friend, decided to employ proper fraternal correction of him, as it seems Mark, to this friend, has gone past his usual defining snarkiness that makes Mark a fun Catholic blogger to read.

Personally, I haven't met Mark in Person. I do hope he comes to Canada again, to my Archdiocese of Toronto, where one day I will meet him. However, I have had some correspondence with him, being in a similar "blogger's circle" as it were (kinda like the analogy of cliques in high school lunch rooms) and despite the low popularity and power that my Servimus Blog yields, Mark has been kind and gracious enough to link to my blog a couple of times for when I've poured out my soul and stated things of importance.

The post where this happened, and Mark's reply, is here:

Mark decides to open up about this heart to heart discussion, revealing what has happened to him spiritually over the years. One of the biggest things spiritually that has happened is some despair, laced with disillusionment into thinking that the readers he was once evangelizing to, have revealed their true and darkest sides to him. Some of this also revolves around the Francis Papacy and this current 2016 election in the United States of America, with Catholics, surprisingly, defending narcissist :

"The past 15 years have been one long slow disillusionment which went into high gear with the election of Francis and the poisonous reaction of that whole subculture against him ... I’ve watched for *years* while the people who once were eager to hear the gospel have morphed into a people eager to battle the Church every time she says something they don’t like, who use the lamest sophistries to do it, and who consistently use the unborn as human shields and fig leaves for that project.... Times this by literally thousands of encounters. It grinds you down. You lose patience and you lose hope. These are the people you took to be the faithful remnant of the Church and it turns out they are consistently fighting the Church and regard the Magisterium as a threat–especially Francis. Meanwhile, I regard him as a gift and am heartsick at the warfare–open and naked, as well as subterranean and passive (like a tree burning at the roots)–that comes from one sector of the Church and one only: the people I trusted as “faithful Catholics”..."

Heartbreaking indeed! This is exactly like the betrayal of Judas Iscariot at the Passion of Jesus Christ, who turned his back on the Lord and turned him over to be crucified. Mark here is like Mary, sadly watching his Son be mocked, tortured, hurt, and rejected and abandoned by the people who were once his closest friends and allies. Surely, haven't you had a moment in your life, even in your childhood, when a friend you once had, dumped you because he say, found someone else they thought was better, or joined a clique and embraced their "lifestyle" to the point it had to exclude you cause you are against their new "friends?" That here, is exactly what Mark Shea is experiencing.

The hypocrisy and sins of the I.W.S. crowds and their self-serving need for hearing they are the Holy Remnant of Jesus' "TRUE" Church, and not the modernist one passing for it today, is the high source of frustration for Mark's writing and correspondence in the hopes at evangelizing, and counselling the (willfully) ignorant:

" ...  I find myself in the bizarre position of meeting Lefties who are genuinely interested in hearing what the Church has to say, all while having to explain to Righties that this does not make me ritually unclean for consorting with them in order to evangelize them .... They now seek a Fortress in which to remain safe from a world they fear while Francis has left the Fortress, flung open the door and is proclaim the joy of the gospel to the very people the subculture would pour boiling oil on before they let them into the Church.  It’s not merely that they think he evangelizes badly.  It that they want him to stop evangelizing lest riff raff get in and make life complicated .... I no longer felt as though I had an audience who wanted to hear the Church’s teaching in fullness. They wanted to hear me tell them they are awesome and righteous and the Remnant of the Faithful and they wanted to hear me tell them liberals and CINOs are the enemy, including Francis. "

And because Mark Shea refused to fall off the narrow path on the right side of the road to the gate of heaven, the very people who enjoyed his blog, have become his worst enemies, just like the Jewish people from Palm Sunday, whom by Good Friday were now his hecklers and detractors.

The prideful and wicked RMTs and I.W.S., rarely admit to their sins and when they do, still do it in a prideful manner with the utmost unrepentance and mockery of their opponents. Mark, in a humble, true, mea culpa, has admitted that he has allowed such worries of the world, the flesh, and the Devil, affect him spiritually and in his writing, as correctly pointed out by the concerned friend:

"It has affected my writing, I know. I have felt more and more blocked and frustrated. More and more aware of how profoundly out of step I am with my peers. And no small part of that is due to the fact that there are deep mental and social “structures of sin”, as the Church calls them, that most on the right are completely unaware of. That’s why they see Francis as a threat and it is excruciatingly difficult for them to understand what he means on even the simplest points .... None of this is to try to justify my sins of anger. They are real and I keep going back to the sacrament for them (just went again today). It’s more to say, “Have mercy on me, a sinner.” I don’t *like* myself very much these days. I wish I was a better man, but I’m just not. I keep praying for daylight and trusting that it will come. I think I got a piece of it yesterday and so will explore in that direction.


If there is anything I can say, it's that Mark deserves our prayers and support. People who are more devout in their faith, should not be dividing their Brother and Sisters of Christ to ruin and sin. They should not be hurting and re-crucifying our Lord, yet they do. Even the best of our apologists and defenders, like Mark, are being hurt and wounded by these new allies and actors of the Devil's works. AND THEY TRULY DON'T DESERVE IT. NO ONE DESERVED TO BE HATED IN THIS WAY. 

Friends, I am happy that Mark does his service. I empathize with him. Despite his recent slump, he is truly one of the best faces out there for our Faith, warts and all, who is genuinely acting out his Faith.

Mark, let it be known that there still a few genuine "Orthodox," Traditionalist, even Latin Mass loving (ok, maybe just ONE or Two of us), Catholics who know you are practicing the truth of Jesus and have not fallen to the demons of your accusers. We care, and support you, and will continue to do so. You DO have online friends, and you can count me as one of them.

Friends, and true Catholics, please Give Mark your support and a shout, and your prayers.

Deo Gratias, and Pax Tibi Christi, Julian Barkin.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Report: High Latin Mass/Missa Cantata at Mary Lake Shrine of the Augustinian Fathers in King City, ON, Saturday June 11, 2016


Hello Everyone,

I'll admit in light of my married life, as well as focusing on my major work whereby I had to call out a professor of OLSWA for his attack on Jean Vanier, (Part I, and Part II) this is long overdue, and I haven't had a chance to do this until now.

A month and a half ago, the Mary Lake Shrine in King City, Ontario, one of the parishes blessed with being a site of the Doors of Mercy of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year, held a beautiful and reverent Missa Cantata. The celebrant was none other than our Archdiocese's Latin Mass Chaplain, Fr. Steven Szakaczki, currently residing at St. Lawrence the Martyr Scarborough. I refer you to this link, that I had for promoting the Mass for some brief information about the Shrine and the Fathers' charism, but how blessed was the Archdiocese that these fine brothers would allow a Latin Mass. It turns out that this is their 2nd or 3rd year in a row that they have done an annual offering at the shrine of the Latin Mass, and for a yearly offering, they are happy to oblige.

I personally was going to attend with my best friend in faith, as this Mass was entirely independent of any specific organization, and being celebrated by Fr. Steven at a magnificent place. Initially, I had also inquired about serving. At that time, numbers seemed ok, but I was asked to be on "standby" later, in case of increasing the level to a Cantata with incense.

It turns out that, we were part of the Lord's plan, as a last minute change of plans necessitated me robing up and serving. We also had another young man join us who had served some other Latin Masses in the Archdiocese that my friend knew, and an old ally from our last St. Patrick's offering, just happened to show up, who was originally going to be in the pews. Thankfully, we had an extra cassock on hand and I lent my spare, cotton surplice, to him that I keep with me. With four servers, we had enough for incense and elevation to a Missa Cantata! Since none of us had the experience to do the Master of Ceremonies role, we went with two acolytes, a thurifer, and a crucifer.

Overall, we were able to give each other quick rundowns for our roles and I had crammed a little thurifer reading on the Missa Cantata just in case. For the most part, the serving went well, although without an MC, it was a bit challenging to know cuing of parts and such. The four of us are not part of an established Latin Mass program/parish so there's where the challenged lay. I also had a relative lengthy distance for the midpoint to walk for a coal exchange for the thurible, as the sacristy was near the main altar, and to get to that, you had to exit the back of the chapel, out to behind the main altar. Thank goodness Fr. Steven is a master of the Latin Mass! He led us fantastically in the Mass, and we were able to carry out a beautiful Missa Cantata.

However, a Mass isn't just priest and servers alone. I also give mention to the choir and the crowd. The choir was a small size schola, a combination of some of the Augustinian Fathers including the pastor/"prior" of the parish, as well as a couple of laypeople with an interest in Gregorian Chant and singing. Considering this Mass is held annually, the schola possessed considerable talent! They had clearly prepared well for this Mass and it showed. As for the laity, I was impressed! The Eucharistic chapel of Mary Lake, I'd estimate, could seat about 150-180 people in the pews. For this offering of the Latin Mass, the chapel was full! Of those in attendance, I saw a mix of people of varying age, but also a number of young people too. Even a couple of old friends of mine from Aurora showed up, and two people from my current Novus Ordo parish I never expected! All in all, it was a great showing that we could pack the chapel full, with standing room only!

As per my usual reporting, here are photos of the altar set up to celebrate the Extraordinary Form:

The chapel of the Mary Lake Shrine, which is usually open for perpetual adoration. The tabernacle ... is to the right of the altar. Yeah, it's construction is "modern." 

This is the altar close up, before the Mass began, and before a couple more items were added. 

The credence table for the Mass. 

These are two of the altar cards that are in the sacristy after Mass, that were on the altar. Interestingly, these are the altar cards of the Mary Lake Shrine!!! I, nor Fr. Steven, had to supply the cards this time around! See the picture above for the center altar card. 

Also, traditionally in my reports, I recapitulate the homily from the Latin Mass, as a "snippet" of interest. Unfortunately, because of my thurifer duties, and the length of time that has passed since the Mass in June, I have forgotten most of it. What I can remember is the following, with my own embellishment to explain the points made by Fr. Steven:

  • The central topics/themes of the Homily were: The forgotten other half of Mercy, which is justice; The Blessed Virgin Mary; Humility and how the B.V.M. exhibits this humility; the Devil and how he has a total lack of humility. 
  • On Mercy and justice, Fr. opened up his homily with the theme of Mercy. He likely started with this because this was a Doors of Mercy parish with a Holy Door in the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. He commented on how there are two parts to the Lord's Mercy, and that the virtue of justice is its second component, going hand in hand with Mercy.
  • Unfortunately, there is a current trend in our society that is rapidly rising both in our world and in our Church. Father than began to explain how both mercy and virtue must be balanced, and the errors/sins we make when we pursue each too far in their extremes. 
  • With mercy, it is good and well to forgive those of their faults and transgressions, but we err and overemphasize mercy to the point that we allow the person to not correct their mistakes or work at turning away from their sins, and we actually harm them, giving them license to remain stagnant in their personal and spiritual development.
  • Father Steven also commented on the other part of the combination of mercy/justice, that we as humans, err in also overemphasizing justice to the point where we lack mercy. When something or someone wrongs us, our instincts are to lash out and punish the source of offence and injustice. Part of that is a desire of revenge or to serve "justice," though it also reflects the good part of nature to correct the injustice. Unfortunately, the manner in which we do so, can be to the point it is merciless, or malicious in intention, making the virtue inordinate. [Editortial note: I would not be surprised if Father was thinking about the Pharisaical "armchair theologians" that are rising in number on the Internet.]
  • ... at this point, I had to go out and change the thurible coals, so I missed a good chunk of the homily. When I came back ....
  • Father then was explaining the virtue of humility. While I do not remember the beginning part of the explanation, he did illustrate the example. He wanted us to think of the famous WWE wrestler, Hulk Hogan, a muscular strong opponent. If a little girl were to be his opponent, this would be awful and not humble at all, embarrassing, and cruel, on the part of the Hulkster. If you, as a grown adult tried to fight with all your strength, with honesty and sportsmanship, you would obviously lose, but would lose the challenge with humility at fighting an opponent such as the Hulkster. 
  • With humility explained, Fr. Steven entered into speaking about Satan and how he exhibited a total lack of humility in his rebellion against God. In heaven, then Lucifer, meaning "bearer of light," had witnessed the creation of the world, especially that of humanity. Looking at that, he could not bear it. How could God create something so inferior and to show his desire and love them. They are mortal beings! We angels are superior and deserve that privilege simply by right that we are pure spiritual beings! 
  • Were Satan humble, he would have exhibited obedience to his creator, God, and accepted humanity as part of His Divine Plan, and that he created free willed human beings out of the totality of His Love, in being the Divine Creator. Instead, Satan, as an angel with a pure will, made an irreversible decision to rebel against God along with 1/3 of the angels in Heaven [editor comment: which one can logically speculate to include angels of other choirs, like powers, thrones, dominions ... they didn't all just come from one choir.]
  • The Devil, was even more furious after the fact, when He decided to make Mary, a virgin, Blessed, in bearing the Saviour of the world, Jesus Christ. He chose a human flesh woman, to bear through the family and natural childbirth, our Saviour, to take the form of the World of God made flesh. What a travesty to Satan!!! God, purposely decided to have a human nature, of those fleshlings that Satan so hated with all his being, and further, used a human woman to do so. 
  •  As for Mary, she was the counter to the example of the Devil, the women who would crush the Devil's head, as foretold by God after the Fall of Adam and Eve. Unlike Satan, her "fiat" to willingly accept what God wanted after being told by Gabriel, was accepted in total humility, despite not knowing the totality of it, the risks involved, etc. Being faithful to the Lord in practice of her Jewish Faith, as well as a deep devoted level of the virtue of Faith, she was the example of humility, an example which we should emulate in our lives with the Lord. 
When the Mass was over, we were overjoyed, and we all celebrated with refreshments after the Mass in the courtyard space next to the main body of the Church. 

Once again, we must thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the mercy and the loving hearts of the Augustinian Fathers, as another parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto, under the merciful and loving pastor ship of His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins, allowed the Extraordinary Form/Latin Mass to occur. 

Even though it would be great if a parish like Mary Lake or any of the other Vaughan/Woodbridge parishes would offer a frequent Latin Mass offering for the northern regions of the Archdiocese of Toronto, it is a blessing even a yearly offering occurs at a parish! May we thank the Lord for these offerings, and may we pray steadfast to him for the growth and proliferation of offerings in the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Church, under positive leadership that practices the Joy of the Gospel

Pax Tibi Christi, Julian