Category Archives: Queen of Angels

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In the aftermath of this devastating flood from Hurricane Harvey, many parishioners face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives; they lost their homes, vehicles and possessions. Two parishioners lost their lives, one of which was Mr. Peter Pellerin, bookkeeper of the bookstore at Queen of Angels. Having visited last year, I had the opportunity to meet him and can say he was a devoted and faithful man. His last act was trying to get to Mass. God rest his soul.

Queen of Angels did not take on any flooding, by the grace of God. Nor did the chapel in Spring, Texas. The Society has begun a relief fund for the parishioners and the parish which has taken on extensive damage, especially in the school, storage, and the parish hall.

Please be generous and do all you can for our fellow faithful of tradition, who are struggling during this difficult time.

~Damsel of the Faith

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Queen of Angels impacted by flooding

***UPDATE***

It appears the source of the water in the sanctuary was from a leak in the roof. That Queen of Angels stands untouched in this midst of an inundated city is a miracle. Thank you, Jesus & Mary, for your protection.

Fr. Frank Kurts, Prior at Queen of Angels, offers an update. Water has gotten in the Church. Please pray that it doesn’t continue to rise and there is not extensive damage on this beautiful House of God. Have mercy, Lord, have mercy.

http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/update-flooding-texas-chapels-dickinson-and-spring-tx

UPDATE Tuesday 8/29, 10:15am CT:

Fr. Kurtz has recorded some new video and passed along pictures. Please see above, or view on YouTubeVimeo, or Facebook.

From Fr. Kurtz:

We had a full nights sleep for first time since Friday night. County Constable checking in church right now. Priest and brothers safe at two guest houses. Fr Haenny and Fr Post safe at San Antonio chapel where they went on Thursday afternoon.”

Father was able, with permission from local law enforcement, to enter the chapel to assess damage. Water has sadly entered the chapel, and the level is rising, as shown in the video above.

The National Weather Service showed a single day rainfall record for the Queen of Angels Church area of 16+ inches yesterday alone. The Army Corps of Engineers is releasing water from spillway, but Father says this is on the other side of the Houston Metro.

More faithful of our Texas chapels are becoming affected by the rising flood waters, but have, for the most part, been able to be evacuated.  We request your continued prayers for the situation, and the repose of the souls of the two in the Queen of Angels family who have lost their lives.

Update on Queen of Angels Church in flood ravaged Dickinson

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Queen of Angels Church & Priory in Dickinson, Texas, stands amidst an ocean to nearby Houston. As of now, the water was inches from getting inside the Church, praise God. The City of Dickinson has been evacuated as of this afternoon, for fear of that the water will rise as more torrential reign falls. Please pray for the City of Dickinson, all those affected throughout Texas, for the parish, those of the parish who have lost their lives, those who have been flooded out of their homes and last but not least, pray that the Angels and the Queen of Angels shelters the parish from any flooding.

http://sspx.org/en/news-events/news/update-flooding-texas-chapels-dickinson-and-spring-txt

 

Queen of Angels Catholic Church (SSPX) in Dickinson, Texas

 

“The Mass is the most beautiful thing in the Church.”   ~St. Alphonsus Liguori

For a history of Queen of Angels Church “The Angelus Online” has a great article here.

Last weekend, I was on vacation in Houston, Texas. Before departing on Sunday, I attended Mass at Queen of Angels. A beautiful experience! The Mass offered was a Low Mass but it was especially stunning in this glorious, peaceful and most beautiful atmosphere. The High Altar is magnificent! Words cannot do Queen of Angels justice so I post some pictures that I took of everything.  Of note is the relic of St. Philomena that is on display in the Church. I was able to take some good shots of it.  And of course, it’s always wonderful to see Pope St. Pius X!

“The Tridentine Mass is something which must be experienced, and only then will it become clear why, in an article written fifteen years after the introduction of the Novus Ordo Missae, the Tridentine Mass can be termed with perfect accuracy: ‘the Mass that will not die.'”  ~Michael Davies

A few words from Steven, the Knight of Tradition:

“Although this blog often covers the unfortunate state of affairs in the Church today, it should be acknowledged that much good is being accomplished today for the greater honor and glory of God and for the good of souls.  The traditional movement, which started as but a wee mustard seed under the providential guidance of Archbishop Lefebvre, has grown beautifully through decades of loving dedication and perserverance.  There have been particularly good fruits harvested in the SSPX’s USA District.  As Fr. Niklaus Pfluger, SSPX, noted in a recent interview in Canada, the U.S. District has now become the largest District in terms of faithful.  90 SSPX Priests offer Mass, administer the Sacraments, and preach the Faith without compromise to tens of thousands of faithful at over 100 Mass Centers.

I hope our readers enjoy the wonderful pictures taken by The Damsel on her visit!  Let us pray that this good harvest of Tradition will only be further manifested in the U.S. and throughout the world!”

Approaching the Church

The grand Crucifix on the top front of the Church

          


“Beauty, like truth and goodness, is a reflection of the divine essence. The closer we come towards God, the closer we come to pure beauty, pure truth, and pure goodness. The Tridentine Mass is theocentric, it is focused not upon man but upon God. By consciously disassociating himself from his everyday life the ordinary worshipper senses at least some intimations of immorality, however rudimentary.”   ~Michael Davies

St. Joseph – Patron of the Universal Church

 

Our Lady – the Mother of God

 

An angel

St. Anthony of Padua

The relic of St. Philomena

The Incorrupt body of St. John Vianney

Beautiful images of Our Lady

The Baptism of Christ

The Baptismal font

An Angel blowing a trumpet from the choir loft. Glorious!

The beautiful pulpit.

The Choir Loft. Look at that organ!

St. Cecilia

 

St. Therese of Lisieux

Now that’s a Confessional!

What beautiful detail there is in these Stations of the Cross!

Side altar to Our Lady

Side altar to St. Joseph

 

The Infant of Prague

Our beloved Patron, Pope St. Pius X

“It would not be an exaggeration to describe this Missal as the most sublime product of Western civilization, more perfect in its balance, rich in its imagery, inspiring, consoling, instructive than even the most beautiful cathedral in Europe.”   ~Michael Davies

It is beautiful to see these sacred, glorious and magnificent Temples of God fully fit and adorned for the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!

~Damsel of the Faith