BISHOP SLATTERY ASKS CATHOLICS TO OFFER EXTRAORDINARY NOVENA
IN RESPONSE TO NO MOVE TO CANCEL BLACK MASS IN OKLAHOMA
With no apparent willingness on the city’s part to cancel the event, Bishop Slattery asked his Tulsa flock to make a keep the nine days prior to the Feast of the Assumption as an “extraordinary period of prayer and penance,” abstaining from all meat from Aug. 6-14.
“I am also asking that you consecrate your hunger with a daily recitation of a decade of the rosary and the familiar Prayer to Saint Michael,” he said, adding the encouragement to “be strong.”
He said that on the feast day of the Assumption, Aug. 15, he plans to pray a “special prayer written by Pope Leo XIII for the defense of the Church against the attack of the Enemy and his apostate angels” in the Cathedral of the Holy Family. He asked priests of the diocese do likewise in their parishes.
“Should these prayers and this period of fasting not effect the cancellation of this event, then I will ask every priest in the diocese to conduct a Eucharistic Holy Hour on Sept. 21 at the same time (7pm) as this profanity is being celebrated in Oklahoma City, Bishop Slattery said. “Wherever possible, I ask that Eucharistic Processions – especially outdoor processions – be arranged as part of these holy hours. Let us give a public witness to our faith in the Eucharist which is being so profoundly mocked and ridiculed by this event.”
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.