Monday, March 12, 2012

A New Society for Diocesan Priests

 The Apostles of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim, is a new society of diocesan priests located at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Kenosha, with the permission of Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee.

Their charism is to sanctify its members through conformity to Christ crucified in a mission of shared charity. Their fundamental mission is to save the greatest number of souls and to renew parish life according to the following specific means: Reverently offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in both the ordinary and extraordinary forms, thus communicating the beauty and nobility of the Sacred Liturgy. Zealously preaching and teaching in order to extend Christ’s universal Kingship. Fostering sanctification of the family through the sacramental life and consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Forming men in their vocation to natural and spiritual fatherhood, including priestly vocations, through devotion to St. Joseph.

In their mission to save souls, which they carry out in communion with the Pope and the Bishops, they offer their lives and sufferings daily in union with Jesus, High Priest and Victim, in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and with Mary, our Mother in the Order of Grace. They are located at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 1919 54th Street Kenosha, WI 53140 Realizing that parish life for diocesan priests can become fragmented and isolated, they strive to live a common life in shared charity for the good of our priestly apostolate. Their common life, which allows flexibility to accommodate itself to the life of a parish priest, entails the following:

Morning and Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) in common
One-half hour morning and evening meditation in common
At least one meal daily together
A weekly morning of study in the areas of theology or philosophy, with a specific focus on papal teachings and St. Thomas Aquinas
A weekly period of manual labor
A monthly morning of recollection open to all priests Some form of weekly recreation together
All-night Eucharistic adoration in reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary on First Fridays/Saturdays

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