Letter from Father
Praised be Jesus and Mary!
This Sunday, May 24, there will be four Masses offered at Queen of Angels Catholic Church: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
This Sunday, May 24, there will also be two Masses offered at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church: 8:00 am and 10:30 am. Those who attend Mass should observe proper social distancing.
Those with underlying conditions should have extra protection. Disposable masks will be available for those who do not have one.
If you are sick with any symptoms of COVID19 such as a fever or cough, stay home until you are well. If you are sick you can watch the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays live-streamed at 8:00 am at queenofangelscatholicchurch.org.
Bishop Pivarunas advises to store up extra food, especially meat and egg products as multiple small businesses are shutting down. He thinks there will be a temporary food shortage by the end of summer if not sooner.

Pentecost Prayer

The Novena for Pentecost begins on Friday, May 22. The following prayer is recommended. Saturday, May 30 is the Vigil Pentecost. It is a day of fast and partial absitence in preparation for the feast of Pentecost. All baptized Catholics seven years and older may eat meat only once, at the principal meal. Those between the ages 21 and 59 are also bound to observe the Chruch laws regarding fasting.

O Holy Ghost, Soul of my soul, I adore Thee, I love Thee, I praise Thee, I thank Thee. Enlighten, guide, strengthen, and console me. Inspire me what I ought to do, and command me to do it. I promise to be submissive in everything that Thou permit to happen to me; only show me Thy holy will, and fill me with Thy grace and Thy love to refuse Thee nothing, no matter how difficult it may be. I abandon myself entirely to Thee through Mary. Strengthen my will to carry out all my resolutions, and give me the grace of perseverance. Teach me how to pray. Grant me the grace to pray with unlimited confidence of being heard, according to God's holy will.
Give me true humility of heart. Increase and strengthen my faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Make me an ardent adorer and lover of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Strengthen my love and confidence in our Blessed Mother. Holy Ghost, I offer Thee the loving Heart of Jesus to repair for all my offenses and negligences. ​
I consecrate myself unreservedly to Thee, through Mary, Thy Immaculate Spouse. I place all my trust in Thee. Help me to make Thee better known and loved throughout the world. Give me an intense zeal for souls, to console Jesus. Amen.

Time Wasted or Time Used Wisely
“Time is the most valuable possession we have, yet many persons are more careless of it than of anything else.” (Eliot Ross, Five Minute Sermons, p. 228.). In his book, The Eternal Priesthood, Cardinal Manning wrote,“Next to grace, time is the most precious gift of God. Yet how much of both we waste. We say that time does many things. It teaches us many lessons, weans us from many follies, strengthens us in good resolves, and heals many wounds. And yet it does none of these things.”

“Time does nothing. But time is the condition of all these things which God does in time. Time is full of eternity. As we use it, so shall we be. Every day has its opportunities, every hour its offer of grace.”(John Chapin, The Book ofCatholic Quotations, p. 870.) We change as every day passes, yet think we’re immortal. We all know we’re going to die, yet for many of us this is more a theoretical fact than an actual one. No one can be certain they will be alive tomorrow morning, or for that matter, tonight. We look upon the hourglass of our life and feel that the top is still full and we need not worry for the present.

Our time is precious because the destiny of our immortal soul depends upon how we spend it. For this reason we can say that the hourglass of our life is not filled with sand, but with gold dust.

Since the past cannot be reclaimed and the future is uncertain, holding no guarantee, the present is the only time available to work out our salvation and only God knows how longit will be. Only the present is ours, and this is of short duration for it disappears in an instant and will never return. St. James remarks, “For what is your life? It is a mist that appears for little while and then vanishes.” (James 4: 15.) It is a stark realization that time passes swiftly away and can never be recalled or retracted. It is irrevocable. The previous years, months, weeks, hours and minutes of our life will never return. They have all departed forever. Even as you listen to these words, minutes and seconds of your life are passing.

The saints, who were so aware of the shortness of time and the length of eternity, wisely used their time well to prepare their souls for death and judgment. They knew that death could come at any moment and that the state of their soul at that moment would determine its place for eternity.

Basically, there are three ways in which we waste time. The first is by sinning. Sin is a barrier to receiving grace. When graces are not given, souls are lost because it is easier to just continue to sin and sin again.

Sin leads to disbelief which spiritually blinds the soul until it doesn’t really care about anything spiritual. No praying, no religion, no adoration of God or devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. As a result, people live as though they don’t care. That is what Satan and the demons want— for people not to believe. Once the devil has a grip, he does not let go.

Most people give no regard to the existence of Hell because they don’t believe there IS a Hell. Since most people don’t believe there is a Heaven or a Hell or a Purgatory, they don’t care where they end up after their death. They don’t believe anything so they live for this world and this world alone.

We live in very evil times. The world is infested with countless demons and evil spirits. They’re everywhere, but people just can’t see them. Beware everyone!

The future is ominous and uncertain. Due to the current circumstances, confession is not readily available. Therefore, we must be more vigilant than ever and stay away from those persons, places and things that easily lead us into sin and endanger our souls. We must stop sinning and cease offending God Who is already too much offended.

Secondly, we can also waste time by spending far too much of it on trivial activities. Some studies estimate that the average person checks the screen on their smartphone 150 times a day. Other studies have shown that the average American spends twenty-four hours per week on his phone. Since time is so precious, we must severely limit our screen use. This includes TV, computers, smartphones, etc. Set limits and use a timer to help you practice self-discipline.

That gadget that everyone is on for hours and hours and hours prevents people from praying. As a result, they say they have no time to pray. Satan and the demons like that. They like the youth addicted to their phones. Youth are always on the phone. They can’t be without it for one day and the demons like that.

Many people who are not at peace with God waste hours communicating with others on the phone and/or on social media. Since their guilty conscience affords them no peace, they spend countless hours talking about trivia or simply complaining. Others waste precious time answering an abundance of idle and unimportant emails; by going on line for useless information, scanning the net for long periods of time; others sit mesmerized for hours playing video games, watching TV and movies or viewing pornography.

A third way in which we waste time is by putting off until tomorrow what should really be done today. Some people first engage in tasks that they prefer over others, doing it today when it could wait until tomorrow. On the other hand, tasks that they do not like to do, but which have a more immediate need they tend to put off until tomorrow, even though it needs to get done today. Procrastination comes into play here also. You need to prioritize things according to immediacy, not desire.

How can we use our time well? First, we must remain in the state of grace. If our soul is in the state of mortal sin, we lose the merits of all our good actions.

Second, we need to adjust our schedules and make time for daily prayer. That should come first. In the material world, we are so careful to insure and take care of our valuables. It would be wise to apply such thinking to the greatest treasure we have our immortal soul. It is amazing how, when one puts God first, He always sees to it that other things do get done, sometimes surprisingly easier and quicker than expected.

Sadly, most people rarely consider the fleeting nature of time because they immerse themselves in worldly matters and pursuits to such an extent that they leave little or none of it to prayer, meditation and silence. Absorbed and distracted by non-essential things, they fail to hear the inner voice of God within Who offers them true peace and happiness. The noise of the world is constantly in their ears and quiet usually bothers them.

Since we are now experiencing the calm before the storm, we must be extra vigilant and prayerful. Our Lord tells us, as He told His Apostles, “Watch and pray.” As breathing is necessary for life, so prayer is necessary for the life and well-being of our soul. St. Alphonsus said that he who prays will certainly save his soul and he who does not pray will certainly lose his soul. Faced with so many spiritual dangers and temptations, we must pray daily for moral courage and final perseverance.

Since time is short, prayer is more important than ever. Due to the stay home order, Catholics have no excuse for not praying the family rosary each day. When we neglect the rosary,it is much easier for us to sin because we lack spiritual strength. Our Lady has given special efficacy to the rosary in these evil times. The rosary provides us with grace, power and protection.

The devout recitation of the rosary protects families, delivers people from evil, gives final perseverance and protects from calamities and misfortunes. It paralyzes evil spirits and prevents them from causing further harm to people.

Third, at Fatima, Our Lady said, “My Son wishes to establish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart.” By these words, the Mother of God described the importance of the consecration to her Immaculate Heart of Mary as explained by St. Louis Marie de Montfort in his book, True Devotion to Mary. If you have not read this book or made the de Montfort consecration, please do so as soon as possible. Also remember to always wear your Brown Scapular because it is a sign that you belong to Mary.

If we live in union with Mary as described by St. Louis Marie de Montfort, we will be given special graces to persevere, no matter what we have to face. St. Alphonsus said, “A devout servant of Mary will never perish.” That means they will not go to Hell. Our Lady will fight for their soul at the end of their life.

St. Louis described the great spiritual battle faced by Marian souls in our age. Though matched “against the enemies of God, who shall rage on all sides; ...they shall be singularly devout to our Blessed Lady, illuminated by her light, strengthened with her nourishment, led by her spirit, supported by her arm and sheltered under [the mantle of] her protection.” (True Devotion to Mary, p. 35.)

When we are consecrated to our Blessed Mother, we perform our daily duty by, with, in and for Mary. We strive to work in union with her, peacefully doing the best that we can in spite of contradictions, interruptions or the unexpected. We should not give place to resentment, self- pity, or whining, for that spoils our offering to God. When we really strive to live in union with Mary as we go about our daily duties, we find that we accomplish them more quickly and efficiently, without frustration or disturbance to our soul. When finished, we are amazed at all that we accomplished and can only thank Our Lady for her assistance. Today we need the assistance of the Blessed Virgin Mary more than ever.

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori was bishop of a diocesein Italy. He also founded a religious congregation and wrote many books. How could St. Alphonsus accomplish so much in his lifetime? He made a vow never to waste time. St. Alphonsus achieved great things because he made such good use of his allotted time. He considered every moment of time valuable. Let us not waste any more time, but use every moment well for the glory of God the salvation of our soul and for the spiritual and material welfare of our family.

I’ll close with a poem entitled, The Road of Life:

What is time? It has been given
That we may work and merit Heaven.
Though rough maybe the path through life,
Darkened by sorrow and beset with strife,
Think of Him whoat the distant goal
Awaits to crown the faithful soul.
Was His path brighter than may be
The one His love reserves for thee?
Had Henot darker ways to tread
Than those from which we shrink in dread!
Fight the good fight, on, onward still,
O’er mountain pass and lonesome hill;
Let no sorrow your progress stay,
While He the Savior leads the way.
Some future hour will Heaven unfold
To thee its gates of burnished gold.
How small will then life’s trials be,
Lost in the ocean of eternity!
(Catholic Trade School, Manila.)

Message from the Bishop
As Catholics, we have to set a good example to our neighbor by obeying lawful civil authority. At this time, the President of the United States has issued guidelines for the next 15 days in order to protect the elderly and the those with pre-existing conditions from contracting this virus as it could be fatal to them. His other concern is that our healthcare system is not able to provide sufficient medical care to large numbers. It is prudent that we abide by these guidelines not only for the welfare of those most vulnerable, but also that a large number of our faithful avoid mandatory quarantine in the event that one parishioner should come down with this virus. Therefore until further notice all public Masses are cancelled. Please pray the rosary every day to end the Coronavirus.

Please recite this prayer for protection:

Holy Mother, shield and protect me and take me under thy mantle, and keep me close to thee, until Jesus calls me to my reward, which He has prepared for me in eternity. Amen.

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Prayer to St. Joseph:
O glorious St. Joseph, thou who, on the word of the angel speaking to thee in the night, put fear aside to take thy Virgin Bride into thy home, show thyself today as my advocate and protector. Guardian of the Christ Child, defend me against every attack of the enemy, preserve me from the dangers that surround me on every side. Stand by when accused, stretch out they hand when I am tempted, comfort me when I am fearful, forsake me not when I am weak.

In thee God has given to me a model of faith, of obedience in adversity, of chastity in the midst of evil, and of hope in the uncertainty of these times, Thou art the terror of demons and the healer of those who fight the spiritual combat. Come, then to my defense. Keep me under thy gracious protection. Amen.

Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Santa Clarita, California, is much like any Catholic church you might have attended before the Second Vatican Council occurred in the 1960's. This Council, supposedly intended to bring about a genuine spiritual renewal in the living of our Faith, inaugurated liturgical changes that broke drastically from the Church's sacred liturgy and traditions of nearly 2,000 years. It is because of these changes and the resultant universal loss of faith among so many bishops, priests, nuns and laity, that Queen of Angels and chapels like this one are drawing more and more interest from concerned Catholics all over the world.

The pastor of Queen of Angels is Father Dominic Radecki, CMRI, a priest belonging to the religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen . The bishop and priests of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) offer only the Tridentine Latin Mass in all the churches and chapels they serve. Remaining faithful to all of the Church's venerable teachings and traditions, Queen of Angels Church reflects the stability and endurance of truths and doctrines that will never change with the times.

The faithful receive Holy Communion on their tongues as they kneel at the communion rail in humble adoration of the Real Presence of God. Ladies wear head coverings and modest clothing out of respect. The reverent silence in the House of God indicates a living faith in Christ Who dwells in the tabernacle.

We have a full schedule of activities at our church. The Sacraments are administered exactly the way they were before Vatican II: Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, the Holy Eucharist, Matrimony and Extreme Unction. Parish organizations who attend Queen of Angels, ranging from basic catechism instruction for the youth and converts to the Faith, to our Confraternity of Christian Mothers. For those who wish to lead a more dedicated spiritual life, we have the Confraternity of Mary Immaculate Queen. We invite you to check out all of our parish activities on this website.

We at Queen of Angels welcome visitors to our parish at anytime of the year, but especially at Christmas and Easter. Although the number of parishioners has outgrown our small church, newcomers are always welcome.

Each of our parishioners adds something unique to the family atmosphere we think is very special here at our church. Come and see it for yourself! If you have not been to a Latin Mass in many years, if you have never been to one at all, you will be pleasantly surprised at what you find at Queen of Angels. You will feel as if you have come home, as indeed you have.

Outside image Queen of Angels Catholic Church
Queen of Angels Catholic Church



Prayer to the August Queen of Heaven

August Queen of Heaven, Sovereign Mistress of the Angels, who didst receive from the beginning the mission and the power to crush the serpent's head, we beseech thee to send thy holy angels, that under thy command and by thy power they may pursue the evil spirits, encounter them on every side, resist their bold attacks, and drive them hence into the abyss of woe.

Most holy Mother, send thy angels to defend us and to drive the cruel enemy from us.

All ye holy Angels and Archangels, keep and defend us. Amen

O good and tender Mother Thou shalt ever be our love and our hope.

Holy Angels and Archangels, keep and defend us. Amen



Novena of Confidence
to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

(for family relations that have fallen away)

O Lord Jesus Christ, to Thy Most Sacred Heart I confide this intention (silently mention here the names you are praying for). Only look upon me, then do what Thy Heart inspires. Let Thy Sacred Heart decide. I count on it. I trust in it. I throw myself on its mercy, Lord Jesus! Thou wilt not fail me.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Thy love for me.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come!

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I have asked Thee for many favors, but I earnestly implore this one. Take it, place it in Thy open, broken Heart, and when the Eternal Father looks upon it, covered with Thy Precious Blood, He will not refuse it.s It will no longer be my prayer but Thine, O Sacred Heart of Jesus. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in Thee. Let me never be confounded. Amen.



May Crowning Before Mass
May Crowning

He has risen
Queen of Angels Easter

Queen of Angels Catholic Church Altar
Queen of Angels Altar


Queen of Angels May Procession

May Crowing ceremony for Our Lady at Queen of Angels Catholic Church
May Crowning



Prayer

The time may be delayed, the manner may be unexpected, but the answer is sure to come.

Not a tear of sacred sorrow, not a breath of holy desire poured out to God will ever be lost, but in God's own time and way will be wafted back again in clouds of mercy and fall in showers of blessings on you and on those for whom you pray.

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General Information

Baptisms: One parent and the sponsors must be practicing Catholics who attend only the Traditional Latin Mass. Call the pastor to make arrangements.

Confessions:
Sundays -
one hour before Mass. Weekdays - 10 minutes before Mass.
1st Friday and 1st Saturday - during the Rosary.

Communion for the Sick:
Inform Father if you are unable to attend Mass and wish to receive Holy Communion and/or Extreme Unction.

Marriages
For registered members of Queen of Angels parish only. Please contact the rectory at least six months prior to the wedding date for marriage instructions.

Mass Intentions:
If you would like to have Holy Mass offered for your intention, please use the envelopes provided in the back of the church. The customary offering is $25.00. Mass requests are honored in the order in which they are received. If you wish a Mass offered on a particular day, it must be submitted at least a month in advance. Mass requests for special days will be honored when possible.

First Holy Communion Classes:
Classes are held every Sunday at 9:30 AM.

Confirmation Classes:
For the children: on the first and third Sunday of the month at 9:30 AM.
For the adults: on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 9:30 AM.

Prayers For Rain

O God, in Whom we live, move and have our being, grant us seasonable rain, so that our temporal needs being sufficiently supplied, we may seek with greater confidence after things eternal.

Be appeased, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the gifts which we offer, and garnt us in season the blessing of sufficient rain.

Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, beneficial rain and deign to pour out showers from Heaven upon the parched face of the earth. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost. God, world without end. Amen



Queen of Angels Catholic Church is located in Santa Clarita, California and draws parishioners to the Traditional Latin Mass (Tridentine Mass) from all over Southern CA and the Greater Los Angeles areas.

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
24244 Newhall Avenue
Santa Clarita, California 91321

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  Pastor: Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
Church: (661) 255-9849
Rectory (661) 269-4943
FAX: (661) 269-5134
 revdominicr@gmail.com

 Please use the address below for mailing purposes:

PO Box 220208
Santa Clarita, CA 91322