(Quote) Jessica-897416 said: I am not sure about anyone else but I really wish that we could be blessed with priests today like Pad...
(Quote) Jessica-897416 said: I am not sure about anyone else but I really wish that we could be blessed with priests today like Padre Pio or St. John Vianney who stay in the confessional for hours at end to hear confessions and not a mere 30 minutes to an hour once a week before Saturday evening mass and priests that can read souls. I also don't get who some priests change the words to the absolution prayer. Comments...
I am truly blessed
to belong to a diocesan parish that is devoutly traditional. Our amazing priest (with one associate priest and an occasional senior priest) offers at least 3 least daily Masses (including Saturday mornings), 2 Saturday vigil Masses (one Tridentine), and 5 Sunday Masses for our approx 1000-family parish. Confession is available for 1/2 hour before EVERY one of those Masses, in addition to two hours on Saturday morning (equals over 14 hours of confession availability!!). Our confession lines are NEVER empty! As the secular movie Field of Dreams says: "If you build it, they will come".
This is OUR FAITH that our priest is building; everyday, every Mass, every confession, every homily......
Our young (40 yr old) priest believes in providing all that he can (as our spiritual father) to his parishioners. I truly believe that these are the type of priests that are needed to build up the laity. He is on fire for our Catholic faith. He is constantly bringing in bishops and priests from all over the diocese, state, nation, and WORLD to minister to us and assist him.
Our 'army' of altar boys is staggering!!! This past Sunday there were 78 (!!) altar boys processing. It is no wonder that our parish has the most seminarians!
Truly, a blessing beyond measure. I wish all parishes could experience this!