FATHER J J MURRAY (78) was in court in recent days to face charges on the historic abuse of three girls.
Father Murray was ordained in 1965 and served in a number of parishes in D&C.
His first trial will start on November 18th.
I have been supporting one of the victims for several years now.
It is my intention to accompany her on November 18th.
Of course the matter is now sub judice and it would be improper to comment on the facts of the case. That will now be the job of the juedge and jury.
Father Murray had fled to Spain but returned to meet the police.
I am aware of many aspects of this cases and wll comment more freely after the jury reaches a verdict.
BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
As a child and young man I always loved attending what we Catholics call benediction – the blessing of the congregation with the sacred host.
I never really lost my fondness for it but as time went on I did not celebrate it.
A couple of months ago at a congregation meeting we decided to reinstate it at The Oratory.
It also coincided with the death of our of our priests who had Tridentine leanings and he left several monstrances behind him.
As many of our congregation travel up to 40 miles we dicifed to have it on Sundays as an end to our 12 noon Mass. I think this is not strictly liturgically correct but it suits us and I dont think God is too much into canon law and rubrics.
I particularly like the two Latin hymn O Salutaris and Tantum Ergo.
I also like the Divine Praises as a devotion.
Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints. Amen.lessed be God.