Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bishop Anthanasius Schneider in Cork

Bishop Anthanasius Schneider will offer Mass in the Old Rite at the historic Honan Chapel in University College Cork this Saturday at 11.00am, everyone is welcome.

This is significant for several reasons:
  • It is the first Traditional Rite Mass there in forty years.
  • He will launch a new book, "Corpus Christi - Holy Communion and the Renewal of the Church
  • Perhaps most important, it is a deliberate policy statement by the newly appointed Dean and Chaplain about the future direction of the Catholic mission in the University College Cork and the use and purpose of this beautiful chapel.
Since September the recently ordained Dominican Fr :David Barrins has been Dean and Chaplain.


viterbo said...

"God willing the Pastors of the Church will be able to renew the House of God which is the Church, placing the Eucharistic Jesus in the centre, giving Him first place, making it so that He receive gestures of honour and adoration also at the moment of Holy Communion…the Church must be reformed by the Eucharist." Bishop Athanasius Schneider. From the book, 'Dominus est – It is the Lord'. 

Also from the book, a prayer of Maria Stang, a German Catholic, who had a great Eucharistic devotion, who was deported to Kazakhstan under Stalin's regime:

There, where my dear Jesus dwells
where He is enthroned in the tabernacle,
there I wish to be kneeling continually.
There I wish to pray unceasingly.
Jesus, I love you deeply.
Hidden Love, I adore you.
Abandoned Love, I adore you.
Despised Love, I adore you.
Love trampled underfoot, I adore you.
Infinite Love, dying on the Cross for us, I adore you.
My dear Lord and Saviour,
make it be that I am all love and expiation
toward the Most Blessed Sacrament
in the heart of Your most loving Mother Mary, Amen. 

Fr John Hunwicke said...

Splendid news.

I hope those present at this marvellous event will not fail to look at the stained glass. It is one of the greatest and earliest works of Harry Clarke. There is not much of his work in England, but he is one of the glories of Ireland. The intensity of the colours is matched by the subtlety of the symbolism and imagery.

Jacobi said...

I agree Father, this bishop and what is happening here are very significant!

Lynda said...


Liam Ronan said...

Praise God! I live near Bantry, Co. Cork where we had a Traditional Mass celebrated this past June at our parish church.

Martin Herris said...

I hope to hear him in St Kevins,Harrington St,on September
1st at 10.15am.

Supertradmum said...

I love and honor this bishop so much. I met him in Dublin over a year ago. He is a holy man.

God bless him and raise up others like him.

Patricius said...

You have to admit that "self-absorbed promethean neo-pelagianism" is pretty impressive but does it rank with Gordon Brown's
"Post Neoclassical Endogenous Growth Theory"?

Patricius said...

I am sorry, but my comment above was meant for the next post!