Friday, August 19, 2016
March and Mass of Reparation in Response to a Black “Mass” in Oklahoma City
Last August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated throughout the world. But in Oklahoma City a Black Mass took place that same day, organized by a well-known Satanist group, which picked that specific date as provocation.
Despite the protests of hundreds of citizens, the City of Oklahoma allowed this blasphemous act to take place in a public place, claiming that it had met all the necessary requirements for its approval.
However, even though the Satanists got their way and regrettably were able to perform the black mass, the attendance was not as good as they expected, although they did desecrate an image of the Virgin Mary, wich is very serious. In fact, it was a relative failure because only very few people attended. The organizer of the event, Adam Daniels, who is a convicted sex offender, attributed this to the response of the believers of the city.
One of the most moving moments took place when a police sergeant, who was on duty, joined to the march. Afterwards, he prayed for police officers and members of the army, which caused the ovation of the people present.
The Society of St. Pius X and its Oklahoma City chapel, St. Michael’s, organized a public Mass of Reparation at noon on August 15, the Assumption of Mary, in response to a black mass that was performed in the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall later that night with the permission of the city officials. This blasphemous mockery of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was reportedly accompanied by another blasphemous ritual that desecrated, in a most vile way, an image of Our Lady. The Mass was offered on the grounds of the Civic Center Music Hall in which the blasphemy would occur later that day. Father Patrick McBride, who was the celebrant of the Mass, explained in a press release the reason for offering the Mass on the grounds outside the Civic Center:
“In 2014, we offered in a nearby downtown hotel a public Mass of Reparation in atonement for the first publicly performed black mass. This time we wanted to bring the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to the very ground on which these blasphemies will occur. We will raise up to heaven Our Lord’s Most Precious Blood in reparation for the insults that He and His Blessed Mother will receive from these people who regrettably respond to His loving embrace with insults and outrage. We particularly implore the protection of the Blessed Mother as we make reparation to Her Divine Son."
Father McBride explained in his sermon that we brought Calvary to the Civic Center in reparation. He provided a moving meditation on the last sermon of Our Lord preached from the Cross and explained how His words spoke across time to this act of Reparation. Whereas the Satanists' acts were filled with hatred, Father’s sermon spoke of the love and mercy of God which remains available to anyone who repents like the good thief. Like his Master, Father McBride, who acted in the Person of Christ, met their hatred with the prayer, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” In the end he exhorted the Faithful to the spiritual peace attained by taking their sacrifices of the day and all those they would make throughout the recently launched Rosary Crusade and offer them to the Eternal Father: “Into Thy Hands O Lord, I commend my Spirit.”
In addition to raising the Precious Blood of Christ over this public place which hosted blasphemy, all those gathered offered our Blessed Mother a bouquet of her holy rosary and recited the Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart before the Blessed Sacrament resting on the altar.
The precious image of Our Lady of Fatima was transported to the Mass from Canada by volunteers of the Fatima Center who spent four days driving there and back. Our Lady was thus carried into the sanctuary in a shower of roses and escorted by her devoted sons who served to give greater honor to their Mother.
Different Catholic groups joined to this act. Among these groups, there was the TFP Student Action, who made the following video:
Sources: Actuall.com, SSPX.org, Adelante la Fe