devil is not greatly afraid of the discipline and other instruments of
penance. That which beats him is the curtailment of one’s food, drink
and sleep. There is nothing the devil fears more, consequently, nothing
is more pleasing to God.
Saint John Vianney
Message from the Manager
the June 2016 edition of our newsletter. This month has not only been
marked by heavy rain and storms, but there are many wonderful
Catholics experiencing great suffering during the prolonged election
campaign in our beautiful country. We must be ever mindful to keep
God in our hearts and minds at all times and remember that no matter
what happens it is part of God’s providential plan. The family is the
fundamental building block on which society is built and it is being
attacked from every angle. Devotion to the Sacred Heart, praying the
rosary and prayers to our Guardian Angel will help us forge ahead.
Giving children good reading material about the lives of the Saints
and the right way to live will also help. They need heroes and
heroines who lead good moral lives. Thank you for your continued
prayers and financial support.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart by Mary Frances Lester
This affordable booklet is filled with the treasures to be found in the
veneration of the Sacred Heart. Besides containing an explanation of the
symbolism found within the Image of the Sacred Heart, it also includes
explanations of the 9 First Fridays, known as The Great Promise, the
miraculous cure of St. Gemma Galgani and many exhortations to offer
reparation to the Sacred Heart. Our Lord said “I set neither limit nor
measure to My gifts of grace for those who seek them in My heart."
For children: Saint Margaret Mary and the
Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
This story is written for children eight and up about the revelations of
the Sacred Heart of Jesus to a humble French nun, including the First
Friday Promises, her childhood sufferings, troubles in the convent, her
confessor and spiritual advisor, St. Claude de la Colombiere, and the
A Book of Angels by Marigold Hunt
The author provides a timely book for the 8-16 year old that presents an
exciting and informative account of the activities of angels in the Old
and New Testaments. Her entertaining style elucidates the inspiring
angelic biblical stories in a way that will help youth better understand
God's purpose for angels, what they do, and to develop a greater
appreciation and familiarity with Scripture. Angels and Devils by Joan Carroll Cruz
This is the best and most thorough book about the Angels ever written.
The famous author talks about their traditional definitions and
activities, asking and answering virtually every conceivable question
about them leaving no doubts about the angels, whether good or bad.
Orthodoxy by G K Chesterton
G K Chesterton is one of the most celebrated and esteemed figures in
modern literature. He was a phenomenally prolific writer and the depth
and range of his works are astounding. Chesterton discovered that
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universe. His style is witty, humorous and engaging. He appeals to all
age groups and reading his works will open your eyes and minds to the
absurdity of the modern mind and the profound beauty of the Universe and
its creator. All G K Chesterton’s works are highly recommended.
A Man of Good Zeal by John E Beahn
This novel written in 1958 is based on the Life of St. Francis de Sales
and tells the inspiring story of how Francis risked his life to win
thousands back to the Catholic faith, transformed the Diocese of Geneva
as its bishop, and wrote the spiritual classics that eventually led Rome
to name him a Doctor of the Church. The author, John Edward Beahn
(1910-1990) was born in Philadelphia, served in the United States Army
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writing gifts later in life. He contributed articles to several Catholic
magazines and wrote popular biographical novels of the saints. A Man of Good Zeal by John E Beahn $19.95
A Mother’s Rule of Life How to Bring Order to your Home
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Motherhood and home schooling overwhelmed Holly. The house was dirty and
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A Distant Prospect by Annette Young
This well-written and engaging book has to be one of the best books
available for teenagers and adults. Not only does it give an accurate
historical and geographical picture of life in Sydney in the late 1920s,
it explores the consequences of war and conflicts and the effects they
have on the minds of teenagers and their families. The strength that the
Catholic Faith gives to those who suffer is more than evident. There is
adventure, romance, resentment and forgiveness and more besides. A Distant Prospect by Annette Young $25.00
I Am Margaret by Corinna Turner
This is the first novel in the thrilling I Am Margaret
series by Corinna Turner. It is a future dystopian thriller retelling the
story of St. Margaret Clitherow and highly recommended for teenager 15
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The John Paul 2 High series by Christian M Frank When their parents decide to start a new high school,
George, Celia, Liz, Brian, J P and James are all thrown together,
although they have almost nothing in common. George and Celia attended
the local Catholic high school, Brian and James were homeschooled , Liz
wants to attend a school where she can play sport, and J P appears only
to want to make trouble...or is that the poltergeist?
The John Paul 2 High novels are highly recommended for teenagers and
young adults. Through fractured relationships Christian Frank explains
the truths of the Catholic Faith and how it helps young people in their
Reflections on the Natural Law by Father John Flader The Natural Law is the basis for the English system of
Common Law, as is applied in Australia. In this talk Fr Flader explains
this fascinating topic in a way that makes it readily accessible and he
shows the relevance of the Natural Law to present day society with
particular emphasis on immoral legislation such as that which is becoming
more prevalent in Australia. Both the CD and the DVD are available in
this one set. Reflections on the Natural Law $14.95
Introduction to Philosophy
For those who wish to obtain an understanding of philosophy Professor
Solomon's Introduction will assist them to understand the Church’s
philosophy and the reasons underlying her teachings. It is a useful text
to assist with interpretation of the philosophical principles raised by
Fr Flader in the 'Reflections on the Natural Law' CD/DVD. Professor Solomon's Introduction to Philosophy
ITS FULL NAME is the Personal Ordinariate
of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (OLSC for short). Personal means
it is for a particular category of persons, namely former Anglicans and
their families. Also admissible for membership are converts from
Protestant denominations and validly baptized Catholics who never
received further sacraments.
Ordinariate means a non-territorial diocese overlapping
the ordinary dioceses of Australia.
An Ordinariate is a new category not in The 1983 Code
of Canon Law. The only other ordinariate in Australia is for the
armed forces, formerly called a vicariate, and whose present ordinary
is a bishop.
It is not worldwide like the Personal Prelature of the
Holy Cross and Opus Dei, which has a vicar in Sydney for all
Australia and a bishop in Rome.
An Ordinary is its head cleric, meaning the one who holds
ordinary authority, usually a bishop, but it can be a priest who is
then privileged to use ‘pontificals’, meaning mitre, and pastoral
Monsignor Harry Entwistle became the Ordinary for
Australia by his ordination as a Catholic priest, 15th June, 2012. He is a married man
and formerly an Anglican bishop of the Traditional Anglican Community
which separated from the Church of England over the ordination of
women. As an Ordinary, he has full ‘ordinary authority' with the other
‘Ordinaries’ who are bishops of dioceses and equal status with them in
the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference. As an Ordinary, he gives
all the sacraments including Confirmations but not Ordination to
diaconate, priesthood or episcopate.
In the United States and Canada, former Anglicans (i.e.
Episcopalians) have the Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter with a
recently ordained bishop as Ordinary.
In England, there is the Ordinariate of Our Lady of
Walshingham and its Ordinary is a priest.
These Ordinariates are part of the Roman (Latin) Rite,
which itself is distinct from other Rites in union with the Pope, such
as Chaldeans, Maronites, Melkites, Syro-Malabar, Ukrainians, all
flourishing in Australia.
These in turn are distinct from the Eastern Churches which
are separated from the Pope, e.g. Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox
and various others.
DIVINE WORSHIP, THE
The three ordinariates share this new missal mandated in
December, 2015 as an authorized variant of the Roman Rite. Though with
smaller congregations it has equal status with the 1962 Latin Missal
(for the ‘extraordinary form’) and our new 2011 Missal and it looks the
same in size, ribbon markers, tabs and red cover.
These ordinariates have their own Rituals for Baptism,
Matrimony and Funerals. All are redolent of The Book of Common
Prayer (BCP from 1549-1662) in those texts which were completely
While only for use within the ordinariates, their
existence is comforting for the liturgically oppressed.
The Council of Trent 1545-1563 declared all liturgical rites
have equal status. This eluded some apologists in the 1950s who thought
that the Roman Rite was the only one recognized in the Catholic Church.
Here in Australia, it was not till 1973, when our Maronites got their
own Archbishop, that Roman Rite Catholics discovered that the Latin
Rite of the Mass was not universal throughout the whole Church.
Here was a delightful irony. The usual apologetic in the
Catholic schools for having Mass in Latin was that it was universal
throughout the world, which was not true, and that it was possible for
Australians touring overseas to go to a familiar Mass in Latin anywhere
in the world, which was not true either. The further irony was that
most Catholics in Australia did not have the money to tour the world
and, just when they did, the Roman Rite Mass went into the vernacular.
The translations for our so-called English Mass were
shameful both to our holy religion and to the English language, right
from the start on 26th July, 1964, in part-English part-Latin. It
mutated through aggravating changes of rubrics, prayers and
translations until the Novus Ordo about 1970, which was worse.
It is only since 2011 that we have had a decent translation, though it
lacks the sacral language of Thou, Thee, Thy, Thine (with matching verb)
of the Ordinariate Missal as in the laity’s Missals till 1962 —
archaisms called “prayer book English”.
FEATURES of the ORDINARIATE MISSAL
Its contents combines:
·Structure of the Roman Rite;
·Sacral English of the Anglican BCP;
·with texts and rubrics a medley derived from:
1. pre-reformation missals
and selected BCP texts.
2. pre-Vatican II Latin Missal
in Sacral English.
3. Novus Ordo
Roman Missal in Sacral English.
4. High Church Anglican sources
that borrowed from pre-VCII Roman Missal, thus restoring features of
the traditional Latin Mass unwisely dropped from the Novus Ordo.
The default setting is the priest facing the liturgical east,
“leading the people to the altar”.
The Introductory Rite is BCP and the Penitential Rite just before the
Offertory. An alternative are the old Prayers at the Foot of the Altar, with Psalm 43  and the double Confiteor,
priest first then people, with triple beating of the breast and with
the double listing of the saints.
lntroits structured as in Extraordinary Rite with an Entrance
Antiphon, a Psalm Verse, “Glory be the Father” etc and repeating the
Collects are sometimes straight out the BCP with our customary
The Sign of the Cross is made by everyone at the end of
the Gloria, Nicene Creed and Sanctus (and Apostles'
Creed when used at Evening Prayer).
Bible Readings from our current lectionary.
Offertory prayers: default setting Extraordinary Rite, said silently
by the priest, but in sacral English. The alternative is the Novus
Ordo Offertory aloud, also in Sacral English.
There are fewer Prefaces, and they always conclude:
Therefore, with Angels and
Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we land and magnify thy
glorious Name; ever more praising thee, and saying...
Eucharistic Prayer is the Roman Canon in sacral English and
compulsory on Sundays. On weekdays a shorter option is Prayer n, 2.
There are no others.
At the Consecration, for both Host and
Chalice, the priest genuflects before and after the elevations.
Acclamations as in Novus Ordo but Sacral English.
The Prayer of Humble Access from the BCP
is said by priest and people before Holy Communion:
We do not presume
to come to this thy Table, O
trusting in our own righteousness,
but in thy manifold and great
We are not worthy
so much as to gather up the crumbs
under thy Table..
But thou art the same Lord
whose property is always to have
Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,
so to eat the flesh of thy dear
Son Jesus Christ,
and to drink His Blood,
that our sinful bodies may be made
clean by his body,
and our souls washed through his
most precious Blood,
and that we may evermore dwell in
him, and he in us. Amen.
Holy Communion is normally given to communicants kneeling and under both
The Last Gospel is an option at the end of Mass: “In the beginning
was the word...” (John 1:1-14). It is recommended for Christmastide
through to the Lord's Baptism or even until Candlemas.
CHOICE of TEXTS and where to go to Mass
The local priest chooses among the options, always making
allowance for the customs of his congregation.
Diocesan Novus Ordo Catholics disillusioned with
antics might try an Ordinariate Mass where available. Alas, Australia
has only about 13 Ordinariate Masses.
Some Catholics in Australia have “gone Anglican” in cafeteria
Christianity, believing and doing what they like, with liturgies
lacking the sense of the sacred and some even unorthodox.
The Ordinariate Missal can be used even with “ordinary
Catholic” visitors in a majority, Ordinariate priests use our Novus
Ordo Missal for non-ordinariate parish Masses. Diocesan priests
use the Ordinariate Missal for an Ordinariate congregation.
Since the Ordinariate is completely Catholic, Diocesan
Catholics and Ordinariate Catholics can receive Holy Communion and
Confession in either.
Pope Benedict hoped the Ordinariate liturgy, the Latin
language Extraordinary Rite and the Novus Ordo would mutually
interact as part of “the Reform of the Reform” of the latter, which
some eagerly await.
There is some hope there may be a future Ordinariate for
Lutherans similar to that for Anglicans.
WORSHIP & PRAYER an Ordinariate Mass Book
This is a wire-bound attractive booklet, especially
helpful for those not used to Ordinariate liturgies.
It offers a particular selection of the options for Holy
Mass, plus people’s responses; Evening Prayer (equivalent to Vespers
and Compline), Benediction; and Prayers for Personal use, which include
O God, from whom all holy desires,
all good counsels and all just works do proceed: Give unto thy servants
that peace which the world cannot give; that both hearts may be set to
obey thy commandments, and also, that by thee we being defended from
the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness;
through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.
For Aid against all Perils
Lighten our darkness, we beseech
thee, O Lord, and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and
dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour Jesus
Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
O Lord, support us all the day
long of this troublous life, until the shades lengthen, and the evening
comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and
our work is done. Then, Lord, in Thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging,
holy rest, and peace at the last; Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the Church
Gracious Father, we humbly beseech
thee to bless thy holy Catholic Church, and fill it with truth and
grace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error direct it;
where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen and
confirm it; where it is wanting, supply it; where it is divided and
torn apart, heal the breaches thereof; for Jesus Christ’s sake, our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one
God, world without end. Amen.
For the Pope
O God, the pastor and ruler of all
the faithful, mercifully look upon thy servant Pope N, whom thou hast
been pleased to set as pastor over thy Church: grant him we beseech
thee, to be in word and conversation a wholesome example to the people
committed to his charge, that be with them may obtain unto everlasting
life; through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
Almighty God, Lord of all nations,
through the intercession of Our Lady of the Southern Cross may the
people of our Ordinariate and all who live in this ancient land be
gathered together to form one holy people in her Son, working together
for Thy kingdom, in unity and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
For more information, see the Ordinariate website ordinariate.org.au
or phone 08 9422 7988 (note Western Australia time is two hours earlier
Worship & Prayer, 23 pp wire bound, still available from CNFRI for
As a convert, I am entitled to join the Ordinariate, but
am too old to cope with changing from one Missal to another.
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