Tuesday, May 12, 2009

1st Vespers of the Feast of the Ascension and PHILIPTIDE EVENTS

On Wednesday evening, 20 May 2009 at 7:00pm, the Brothers of the Little Oratory, with Fr. Carl Gismondi F.S.S.P. as hebdomadary, will sing 1st Vespers of the Feast of the Ascension at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 621 Sicard St., Sherman Heights, San Diego 92113. The public are invited, there is no charge.

We remind readers that the Novena to St. Philip will begin on Monday 18 May, and conclude with the Philiptide events of:

Musical Oratory, Organ Music of the Great Parisian Churches,
24 May 3:00pm
St. Joseph's Cathedral,

1st Vespers of St. Philip,
25 May 7:00pm
Sacred Heart, Coronado,

and Solemn High Mass for the
Feast of St. Philip,
26 May 7:00pm,
St. Anne's, Sicard Street.

Message from a future Monk

Br. David Olds, soon to be resuming his novitiate with the Order of St. Agustine, sends the following summary message of thanks for good wishes and encouragement. The Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego came to know David Olds some years ago while he was beginning his Augustinian journey with the community here in North Park, San Diego. We assure David of the continued prayers of his Oratorian friends in Christ, and of our hope that, while we will see him in spirit with constancy, we will see him physically sooner than later!

"Dear All, sorry to put this in a mass email. I was so excited I had to send it ASAP
as I sit here at work.

Just wanted to thank all of you for your prayers over the last few weeks.
As you know I will be continuing my formation with the Augustinians in San
Francisco. I will be moving in next month.

I just received my acceptance letter from The University of San Francisco
today! I know it is through His grace and your intercession! Thank you!

My Thanks to Bishop Cordileone, Fr Gary, Fr Tom, Fr Jim, Fr Rex, Fr Bob,
Helen, Tristan, John, Uncle Rich, Uncle Steve, Sean and my best bud Shane!

Pax Christi, Dave"