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13 de Mayo – May 13th

Los Heraldos del Evangelio tienen el agrado de invitarlos a la Conmemoración de la

FIESTA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE FATIMA

Misa celebrada por el nuevo sacerdote, Rev. Padre Juan Villanueva, E.P

Lunes, 13 de Mayo 2013

En la Co-Catedral of the Sacred Heart

1111 St Joseph Pkwy, Houston, TX 77002

                              6:15 Rosario, Consagración y Coronación

                             7:15 Santa Misa                                        

El neo-sacerdote saludará a los fieles al final de la Misa.

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The 1st church of the Heralds of the Gospel is now a Basilica

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The first church of Heralds of the Gospel (in the International Seminary of the Heralds’ priestly branch, the Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right Virgo Flos Carmeli) has been made a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI. The Basilica is named Our Lady of the Rosary.  If you look at the pictures, the exterior is not even completed and yet the Holy Father bestows this honor. Inside it some improvements are also in the works.  Here follows an translated excerpt of the news reported by Gaudium Press:

“With the Supreme Apostolic power, perpetually, we elevate the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary to the rank and dignity of Minor Basilica”

These words read yesterday from Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Brief brought joy and hope for the institution of the Heralds of the Gospel.
The feast of Our Lady Help of Christians was doubly celebrated by the Heralds of the Gospel. In addition to the normal celebrations in praise and honor of the Holy Mother of God, Help of Christians, there was something very special to be celebrated: The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, in the Diocese of Bragança Paulista was elevated to the rank of Minor Basilica, just that day .
This church is part of a group of buildings which include the seminary of the Clerical Society Virgo Flos Carmeli and the House of Formation of the Heralds of the Gospel.
The ceremony of the presentation of the Apostolic Brief that raised the church to the status of Minor Basilica proceeded with great solemnity during the Mass celebrated by Bishop Sergio Aparecido Colombo , Bishop of Bragança Paulista, in São Paulo.
The Brief of His Holiness was presented to Msgr. João Clá Dias, founder and general president of the Heralds of the Gospel.  Then the proclamation of the Holy Father’s words followed.
At the end of ceremony the unveiling of the symbols that identify a Minor Basilica, the Papal Coat of Arms, the Coat of Arms of the Bishop and the Papal Keys.
The Apostolic Brief
“Given at Rome, at St. Peter’s, under the seal of the Fisherman, on April 21st in the year 2012, the eighth of Our Pontificate.”
Thus ends the Papal decree that was made known by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State of the Holy See.
In it “His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI — Ad perpetuam rei memoriam –” affirms “among the sacred temples of the Diocese of Bragança Paulista in Brazil, stands out, deservedly, the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, erected in the city of Caieiras, to which the faithful of the region tend to go to implore the powerful help of She who is Full of Grace, to guide their existence according the precepts of the Gospel.
For this reason, since the Venerable Brother Sergio Aparecido Colombo, bishop of that See, with the letter of the 1st of March of this year, in the name of the clergy and also the people, requested that we should honor this temple with the diginity of Minor Basilica, We, wishing to give proof of our special benevolence, with supreme satisfaction of those ferverent prayers, judge that it should be granted.”

Thus it is that the Holy Father says still “fully met the requirements that the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, with the powers granted by Us, established for this subject,With the Supreme Apostolic power, perpetually, we elevate the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary to the rank and dignity of Minor Basilica, conferred all the rights and liturgical concessions that properly belong to the sacred edifices honored with this title, observing what is determined by the Decree De titulo Basilicae Minoris, promulgated on the 9th of November, 1989.”
And the Supreme Pontiff continues: “We are confident that the honor given shall prompt the hearts of the faithful to venerate even more the Holy Mother of God and the Church. We desire that this letter take effect from now and for posterity, being revoked any provisions to contrary.”

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Our Lady of the Resurrection

Image of Our Lady of the Ressurection,  the invocation of the original name of the House of Formation, Hermitage of Our Lady of the Resurrection

Image of Our Lady of the Ressurection, the invocation of the original name of the House of Formation, Hermitage of Our Lady of the Resurrection

A detail of the living room lights

A detail of the living room lights

A community living room in the seminary of the Herald

A community living room in the seminary of the Heralds


Celebration of the 95th Aniversary of the apparition of Our Lady in Fatima – Mother’s Day

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Mass of May 13, 2012 at the Parish of Prince
of Peace in Houston, Texas. Eleven new companions were received and a large
number of people made their Consecration to Jesus Christ through the hands
of Mary, according to the method of St. Louis Grignion de Montfort.


New Companions

18606_20100619_GKA new group of Companions of the Heralds of the Gospel was received in the association during a solemn Mass celebrated by Fr. François Bandet, EP at Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Toronto.

According to the Statutes of the Heralds of the Gospel, these Companions are those who, “while they identify themselves with the spirit of the Association, due to their priestly duties, or because they belong to an institute of consecrated life or a society of apostolic life, or due to their professional or family obligations, cannot give themselves fully to the work of the Association” (Statute 9).

As married or single lay people living in the world, priests, deacons, religious, lay people of consecrated life or members of other associations or ecclesiastical movements, the Companions of the Heralds of the Gospel, besides observing the precepts and duties proper to their state in life, make an effort to live in conformity with the charism and spirituality of the Association, dedicating their free time to it and committing themselves to fulfill certain obligations.

They desire to apply to their daily life — in their family circles, during social activities and in the workplace — the spirit and teaching of the Heralds of the Gospel, being witnesses of Christ to their neighbor by both word and example.

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Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday – Houston, Texas

The Heralds of the Gospel celebrated in a special way Divine Mercy Sunday in Houston, Texas at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church. The church was full, and the consoling graces of His Divine Mercy, could truly be felt.

The holy Rosary was prayed followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet, part of which were sung in Polish. At 3:00pm Mass was celebrated by Fr. Leszek Wedziuk. Benediction was given at the end of mass, with a special individual blessing with the Eucharist imparted to all the faithful present.

Of course, a special thank to the pastor, Fr. Janusz Ichuatowicz for all his help and hospitality.

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New Companions

On Saturday 19th, 2009 at 11:am, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, in Toronto,  5 new companions were received on a solemn Mass concelebrated by Fr Marcos Faes, EP and Fr. François Bandet, EP.

The Heralds of the Gospel are very happy to receive these five new members into their spiritual family: Mrs. Marie Bilof, Mrs. Lourdes Fernandes,  Ms. Theresa Fernandes, Mrs. Mary Cruz and Mr. Luis Cruz.

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Invitation: Solemn Mass on Saturday December 19th

The Heralds of the Gospel would like to invite you and your family for  a Solemn Mass  on

Saturday December 19th @ 10 a.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows Church,
3055 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke, ON.


How to get there

During the Mass, concelebrated by Fr. Marcos Faes, EP and Fr. François Bandet, EP, new companions of the Heralds of the Gospel will be officialy received.

Please join us on this ocassion, so dear to the Herald’s family.