Mothers' Day

    Someone once told me, “Father, I’ve broken many of the commandments, but I’ve faithfully obeyed the Fourth Commandment, ‘Honor thy Father and thy Mother.’ I have taken good care of my elderly parents. I hope God considers this when I am judged.” On this Mothers’ Day I begin by expressing my gratitude to so many adult children in our parish who have made countless sacrifices in order to properly care for their elderly parents, especially by providing for their spiritual needs and the reception of the sacraments before death. God will abundantly bless you for such charity.
   Secondly, I wish to thank the mothers of our parish for their genuine concern for the spiritual welfare of their children. By your prayers, good example and mentoring, most of you are working tirelessly for the salvation of the immortal souls of your children. As good mothers, you want your family to be reunited in Heaven. You want your husband and all your children to be together with you, enjoying everlasting happiness with God. Although the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil are like a deadly riptide pulling your children away from God and Christian values, your efforts will help them survive spiritually, return to safety, and save their immortal souls.

   Christ said, “What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world, but suffer the loss of his soul?” Therefore, mothers must work, pray, and make many sacrifices for the salvation of their children. This is especially true when children have fallen away from the faith and are in grave spiritual danger in spite of your best efforts. Ultimately the choice is theirs because God has created each of us with a free will.

   I also wish you a very happy Mothers’ Day. Why should we express our gratitude to our mothers? We owe our very life and preservation to our parents. In order to fulfill their important responsibilities and daily duties, mothers often have to set aside their own personal wants and needs. The unconditional love and care of a good mother brings countless joys and blessings to her family. Today we offer our love and appreciation for all our mothers have done for us.

   “Consider the sufferings of your mother, the long months of pregnancy, the... discomfort required to bring you into the world. And after you were born, her troubles really began. [Since I’m a twin, it was double trouble for my mother.] Consider the sleepless nights and the restless days that you caused her when you were an infant… Parents give their lives for their children. The least children can do is to give their parents love, respect and obedience. God rewards those who show love, respect and obedience to their parents.”

    “Just as children need love for a happy life, so also parents need the love of their children. Children should show love for their parents by signs of affection, by helping them, by praying for them and by making the home a place of joy and peace. Children should be taught to follow the example of the Christ Child Who loved His parents, Mary and [St.] Joseph…”

    [At this point I want to remind the children that] “parents cannot take proper care of the spiritual and temporal welfare of their child[ren] unless… [they] obey… [their] parents. Parents cannot do their duties as parents unless their children obey them.”

    “A young child should be taught to obey his parents without question, without delay and without complaint. An older child has a right to inquire about the reason for commands given him; but he does not have the right to disobey those commands [unless they are sinful.] Children should be taught to obey not only because of fear of the punishments… [from God and parents, but primarily because they love them.] Above all, children should be taught the loving obedience of the Christ Child who was subject to Mary and [St.] Joseph out of love, all the time He lived with them.” (Parish Priests, Instructions for Non-Catholics, pp. 132-133.)

   At this time I want to say a few words to our children. You love your pets. How do you show them that you love them? You take care of them: you feed, water, clean up, take to the vet, give them a bed and keep them warm when it is cold. What do you expect back from them? You expect them to make you happy, to be good and to love you back.

   Children, how would you feel if your pet turned on you for no reason and bit you? You would feel very hurt and unhappy. How do you think your parents feel when you rebel, disobey and talk back to them? You hurt them deeply, but they still love you. You can show your love by being obedient, being kind, helping them, respecting your parents and praying together with your family without complaint.

    Your parents love you. How do they show you that they love you? They give you everything you need. They love and care for you, take you to church, pray together with you and care for your soul. Your mother and father also provide a home, food, clothing, a warm bed, and everything else. Parents protect you from spiritual and physical dangers and take you to the doctor when you are sick. What do your parents expect back from you for all that? Only love and obedience.

    How good has God been to us! He created us and entrusted us to the care of our mother and father. In their goodness, we see a reflection of God’s infinite love for us. Our first experience of love came from our mothers who loved, fed, and cared for us from the beginning. Since our parents have been delegated by God to care for us, He has given us the fourth commandment to love and respect them.

    A sad situation that exists today and is so prevalent is that too many parents become solely focused on the superficial characteristics and worldly achievements of their children: professional, academic, financial, athletic, etc. Although these things may seem very important in the short term, they are often counterproductive to raising a virtuous adult. Time is short and everyone walks around like time will never end. So many children spend their lives wasting time and in becoming enslaved to habitual sin. The world snatches so many souls through its promotion of materialism that’s focused on self-indulgence, with little or no thought of spiritual things or of God.

    Since time is short, Satan wants to take as many people to Hell as possible and our youth are his main target. Prayer, fasting and frequent reception of the sacraments keep the demons somewhat at bay, yet how many of our youth do these things? Young people are so bad now; they are so bad. If they don’t have people praying for them, they’re as good as lost. So many children and young adults don’t believe in anything. Their parents never taught them to pray or to go to church.

    The raising of children does not fall solely on the mother. God has commissioned the father to be the spiritual leader of the family. How blessed are a mother and children when dad lives virtuously, leads family prayers, especially the daily rosary, faithfully attends the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and creates a Catholic atmosphere in the home by his good example, guidance and actions.

   On the other hand, how tragic the situation when fathers ridicule religion, never go to church, give bad example, never pray together with their family and lead others to perdition. Our times find many fathers taking a negative, or at best, apathetic attitude in this regard toward their children. In such homes, mothers must have the moral courage to be the spiritual leader of the home despite the verbal abuse and persecution of their husbands.

    When making major decisions, good parents must look ahead to the future because they want their children to grow up as responsible adults who will save their immortal souls. Your job as a parent is to help your children conform their will to the holy will of God. Since love is the highest motivation and sacrifice is a relative term, if your children are close to God they will consistently fulfilling their responsibilities and do the right thing. If raised properly, a child will constantly ask himself, “What will happen if I do this?”

    The aim for eternal happiness needs to be maintained in every situation at every hour of every day. It does not vary from child to child. Every parent should aim at the same target: an adult of right character, ethics and morals who loves God and will go to Heaven. That adult is a virtuous and responsible person, a devoted spouse who ‘passes it on’—a parent who trains his children to serve God faithfully.

    John Rosemond has written, “Maintaining that aim requires that a parent hold in the forefront of his ‘parent mind’ a clear vision of the kind of person he wants his child to be when his child is thirty years old—a vision to which he regularly refers. “Ask yourself, ‘Do I have such a vision, and if so, do I hold it in the forefront of my mind [and do I give example and not just words for it?’]” (Parenting by the Book, pp. 146-147.)

    Parents must remember that character formation should be the number one priority in raising children, not worldly accomplishments, material wealth or prestige. The goal of day-to-day parenting should be to train a future adult who is close to God, responsible, reliable, charitable, honest, a good Religious, priest, or spouse and parent or single person.

    The job or raising good children is a difficult one because they are naturally self-centered and have a strong inclination to sin. No matter how good a parent you are, your children are capable of doing something depraved, despicable or disgusting. Despite their individual personality differences, all children have the same rebellious fallen nature. For this reason proper discipline with love, and not anger, is essential.

    Good Catholic parents who properly discipline their children are likely to raise self-disciplined children who have what it takes to enter Heaven when their work is completed. A lack of discipline leads the child on a path to everlasting suffering.

    It is crucial that, as God has intended, both father and mother be on the same page and have the same expectations for proper behavior. Good parents provide external boundaries; they teach, limit, correct and provide consequences. Discipline and love are two different sides of the same coin. By discipline we mean that a child is disciple of his parents and learns from them how to prepare for his future, in this life and for eternity. Parents need a willing student or disciple because although they can correct bad behavior, they can’t control attitude or force the rule of the heart, just as God does not force free will.

    A tender incident is related in the following story, “The scene was a certain large and expensive restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A couple walked in… led by their eight-year-old son. Catching the headwaiter’s eye, the father indicated that the son would choose the table. Later, when the waitress approached the group, the father said, ‘Give the menu to the boy here. He’ll do the ordering and pay the check.’

    Jimmy scanned the menu, carefully fished out his wallet, made a quick calculation, and then said to the waitress, ‘Bring us two de luxe hamburgers and a hot fudge sundae apiece.’ After the meal, the youngster paid the check. The waitress counted 5 half dollars, 12 quarters, 11 dimes, 8 nickels, and 30 pennies. The mother whispered an explanation to the waitress, ‘This is our anniversary, and he’s been saving up for nearly a year to take us out to dinner.’

    Jimmy saved almost a year to be able to take his mother and father out to dinner. Though what he bought was not expensive, it pleased his parents more than if he had a huge sum of money treating them. Jimmy treat pleased them because it was his way of expressing his gratitude to them for all they had done for him.” (Rev. Lawrence Lovasik, S.V.D., Treasury of Catechism Stories, p. 348.)

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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.

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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.

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He has risen
Queen of Angels Easter

Queen of Angels Catholic Church Altar
Queen of Angels Altar

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

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.

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

 Please use the address below for mailing purposes:

PO Box 220208
Santa Clarita, CA 91322