Sunday, 17 March 2013

Catholic Church Hopping

One Sunday I saw a priest from the Parish I serve at, at the parish church that I live near to. He looked at me as if to ask "Why are you here?" Before that moment I never thought that church hopping to be a problem.... after all, I only go to Catholic Churches.

In fact , besides the parish that I serve at, I go to  three other Parishes for Mass, depending on the time of their Mass.

Now, I do not know if the church has an official opinion on church hopping among Catholic Churches, but here are some points against it:

In almost every church in the early times there were:
 But to belong to a church COMMUNITY is very important. It helps us to grow in faith and piety:

RIP Monsignor Peschier

From the Newsday newspaper of Sunday March 17th 2013. 
Monsignor Peschier dies 
Monsignor Urban Peschier, who served as a priest for close to 59 years, died on Thursday night at the home of a relative in Arima. He was 83 years old.
Peschier had been ailing for some time from prostate cancer.

He was one of the first priests coming out of the seminary St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs and was ordained to the priesthood on November 1, 1953, by Archbishop Finbar Ryan, OP, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port-of- Spain.

Peschier served as an assistant priest before being assigned a parish in 1961 in Erin. Over the 1960s and 1970s, he served as parish priest of Princes Town, Mt Lambert and San Rafael. For his 25th anniversary of ordination, he received the honorary title chaplin to Pope John Paul II on March 20, 1979 and the title monsignor.

Peschier studied canon law at St Paul’s University, Canada, 1984-1986. He was assigned to the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal on April 3, 1986. Six years later he was appointed judicial vicar of the archdiocese and served until December 2005.

In its series on priests, the Catholic News interviewed Peschier in 2009. He described his work in parishes as providing some of his most rewarding experiences and his most challenging.

Vicar for the clergy, Monsignor Clyde Harvey, said Peschier was a “wonderful example of what the priesthood in its depth is all about. Not about an external show, it is about inner strength of spirit and grace that overflows in genuine love for everybody.”

Harvey said even when Peschier did not agree with something, he preferred to remain silent and speak quietly to the person. “He did not put you down.”

Peschier was “very soft spoken” and because of this, Harvey said, many people did not avail themselves of his gifts and grace. “For those of us who worked with him, he was amazing,” Harvey said.

The funeral for the late Urban Peschier will take place at 10 am on Monday at the Santa Rosa RC, Arima. His Grace Archbishop Joseph Harris will officiate.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Pope Francis I - first Pope from the Americas

Congratulations Pope Francis 1 -

May God bless you and guide you through your term

on the chair of Peter.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about our new Pope.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires on December 17th 1936, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. On March 13th 2013 at the age of 76, he was elected Pope and took the name Francis, in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the 266th Pope and the first Pope born in the Americas.


After studying at the seminary in Villa Devoto, he entered the Society of Jesus on March 11, 1958. Bergoglio obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo San José in San Miguel, and then taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada in Santa Fe, and the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 13, 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano. He attended the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, a seminary in San Miguel. Bergoglio attained the position of novice master there and became professor of theology.

Impressed with his leadership skills, the Society of Jesus promoted Bergoglio and he served as provincial for Argentina from 1973 to 1979. He was transferred in 1980 to become the rector of the seminary in San Miguel where he had studied. He served in that capacity until 1986. He completed his doctoral dissertation in Germany and returned to his homeland to serve as confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.


Bergoglio succeeded Cardinal Quarracino on February 28, 1998. He was concurrently named ordinary for Eastern Catholics in Argentina, who lacked their own prelate. Pope John Paul II summoned the newly named archbishop to the consistory of February 21, 2001 in Vatican City and elevated Bergoglio with the papal honors of a cardinal. He was named to the Cardinal-Priest of Saint Robert Bellarmino.

As cardinal, Bergoglio was appointed to several administrative positions in the Roman Curia. He served on the Congregation of Clergy, Congregation of Divine Worship and Sacraments, Congregation of Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Congregation of Societies of Apostolic Life. Bergoglio became a member of the Commission on Latin American and the Family Council.
As Cardinal, Bergoglio became known for personal humility, doctrinal conservatism and a commitment to social justice. A simple lifestyle has contributed to his reputation for humility. He lives in a small apartment, rather than in the palatial bishop's residence. He gave up his chauffeured limousine in favor of public transportation, and he reportedly cooks his own meals.

Upon the death of Pope John Paul II, Bergoglio, considered papabile himself, participated in the 2005 papal conclave as a cardinal elector, the conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI. A widespread theory says that he was in a close race with Ratzinger until he emotionally asked that the cardinals not vote for him. Earlier, he had participated in the funeral of Pope John Paul II and acted as a regent alongside the College of Cardinals, governing the Holy See and the Roman Catholic Church during the interregnum sede vacante period.

During the 2005 Synod of Bishops, he was elected a member of the Post-Synodal council. Catholic journalist John L. Allen, Jr. reported that Bergoglio was a frontrunner in the 2005 Conclave. An unauthorized diary of uncertain authenticity released in September 2005 confirmed that Bergogolio was the runner-up and main challenger of Cardinal Ratzinger at that conclave. The purported diary of the anonymous cardinal claimed Bergoglio received 40 votes in the third ballot, but fell back to 26 at the fourth and decisive ballot.

On November 8, 2005, Bergoglio was elected President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference for a three-year term (2005–2008) by a large majority of the Argentine bishops, which according to reports confirms his local leadership and the international prestige earned by his alleged performance in the conclave. He was reelected on November 11, 2008.


Cardinal Bergoglio has invited his clergy and laity to oppose both abortion and euthanasia. He has affirmed church teaching on homosexuality, though he teaches the importance of respecting individuals who are homosexual. He strongly opposed legislation introduced in 2010 by the Argentine Government to allow same-sex marriage. In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote: "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God." He has also insisted that adoption by homosexuals is a form of discrimination against children. This position received a rebuke from Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who said the church's tone was reminiscent of "medieval times and the Inquisition".

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Papal conclave 2013 - how a pope is elected

The Papal Conclaveof 2013 to elect a Pope after the the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013 will be convened on 12 March 2013

 Wikipedia gives the procedure of the elections:

Before the sealing of the Sistine Chapel

1. The cardinals hear two sermons before the election: one before actually entering the conclave, and one once they are settled in the Sistine Chapel. In both cases, the sermons are meant to lay out the current state of the Church, and to suggest the qualities necessary for a pope to possess in that specific time.

2. On the morning of the day designated by the Congregations of Cardinals, the cardinal electors assemble in St Peter's Basilica to celebrate the Eucharist.

3. Then, they gather in the afternoon in the Pauline Chapel of the Palace of the Vatican, proceeding to the Sistine Chapel while singing the Veni Creator Spiritus. The Cardinals then take an oath to observe the procedures set down by the apostolic constitutions; to, if elected, defend the liberty of the Holy See; to maintain secrecy; and to disregard the instructions of secular authorities on voting. The Cardinal Dean reads the oath aloud in full; in order of precedence, the other cardinal electors merely state, while touching the Gospels, that they "do so promise, pledge and swear."
4. After all the cardinals present have taken the oath, the Master of the Papal Liturgical Celebrations orders all individuals other than the cardinals electors and conclave participants to leave the Chapel. Traditionally, he stands at the door of the Sistine Chapel and calls out: "Extra omnes!" (Latin for, roughly, "Everybody else, out!") He then closes the door.

5. The Master himself may remain, as may one ecclesiastic designated by the Congregations prior to the commencement of the election. The ecclesiastic makes a speech concerning the problems facing the Church and on the qualities the new pope needs to have. After the speech concludes, the ecclesiastic leaves.

6. Following the recitation of prayers, the Cardinal Dean asks if any doubts relating to procedure remain. After the clarification of the doubts, the election may commence.

7. Cardinals who arrive after the conclave has begun are admitted nevertheless. An ill cardinal may leave the conclave and later be readmitted; a cardinal who leaves for any reason other than illness may not return to the conclave.

8. Although in the past cardinal electors could be accompanied by attendants ("conclavists"), now only a nurse may accompany a cardinal who for reasons of ill-health, as confirmed by the Congregation of Cardinals, needs such assistance.

9. The Secretary of the College of Cardinals, the Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations, two Masters of Ceremonies, two officers of the Papal Sacristy and an ecclesiastic assisting the Dean of the College of Cardinals are also admitted to the conclave. Priests are available to hear confessions in different languages; two doctors are also admitted. Finally, a strictly limited number of servant staff are permitted for housekeeping and the preparing and serving of meals.

10. Secrecy is maintained during the conclave; the cardinals as well as the conclavists and staff are forbidden to disclose any information relating to the election. Cardinal electors may not correspond or converse with anyone outside the conclave, by post, radio, telephone or otherwise and eavesdropping is an offense punishable by excommunication latae sententiae.

11. Only three cardinals electors are permitted to communicate with the outside world under grave circumstances, prior to approval of the College, to fulfil their duties: the Major Penitentiary, the Cardinal Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, and the Vicar General for the Vatican City State. Before the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, the Sistine Chapel was "swept" using the latest electronic devices to detect any hidden "bugs" or surveillance devices (there were no reports that any were found, but in previous conclaves there were discovered press reporters who had disguised themselves as conclave servants). Universi Dominici Gregis specifically prohibits media such as newspapers, the radio, and television.
12. On the afternoon of the first day, one ballot may be held. If a ballot takes place on the afternoon of the first day and no-one is elected, or no ballot had taken place, four ballots are held on each successive day: two in each morning and two in each afternoon.

13. Before voting in the morning and again before voting in the afternoon, the electors take an oath to obey the rules of the conclave.

14. If no result is obtained after three vote days of balloting, the process is suspended for a maximum of one day for prayer and an address by the senior Cardinal Deacon.

15. After seven further ballots, the process may again be similarly suspended, with the address now being delivered by the senior Cardinal Priest. If, after another seven ballots, no result is achieved, voting is suspended once more, the address being delivered by the senior Cardinal Bishop. After a further seven ballots, there shall be a day of prayer, reflection and dialogue.

16. In the following ballots, only the two names who received the most votes in the last ballot shall be eligible in a runoff election. However, the two people who are being voted on, if Cardinal electors, shall not themselves have the right to vote.

The process of voting comprises three phases: the "pre-scrutiny", the "scrutiny", and the "post-scrutiny."


1. During the pre-scrutiny, the Masters of the Ceremonies prepare ballot papers bearing the words Eligo in Summum Pontificem ("I elect as Supreme Pontiff") and provide at least two to each cardinal elector.

2. As the cardinals begin to write down their votes, the Secretary of the College of Cardinals, the Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations and the Masters of Ceremonies exit; the junior Cardinal Deacon then closes the door.

3. The junior Cardinal Deacon then draws by lot nine names; the first three become Scrutineers, the second three Infirmarii and the last three Revisers.

4. New Scrutineers, Infirmarii and Revisers are not selected again after the first scrutiny; the same nine cardinals perform the same task for the second scrutiny.

5. After lunch, the election resumes with the oath to obey the rules of the conclave taken anew when the cardinals again assemble in the Sistine Chapel.

6. Nine names are chosen for new scrutineers, infirmarii, and revisers. The third scrutiny then commences, and if necessary, a fourth immediately follows.


1. The scrutiny phase of the election is as follows: The cardinal electors proceed, in order of precedence, to take their completed ballots (which bear only the name of the individual voted for) to the altar, where the Scrutineers stand.

2. Before casting the ballot, each cardinal elector takes a Latin oath, which translates to: "I call as my witness Christ the Lord who will be my judge, that my vote is given to the one who before God I think should be elected."

3. If any cardinal elector is in the Chapel, but cannot proceed to the altar due to infirmity, the last Scrutineer may go to him and take his ballot after the oath is recited.

4. If any cardinal elector is by reason of infirmity confined to his room, the Infirmarii go to their rooms with ballot papers and a box. Any such sick cardinals take the oath and then complete the ballot papers. When the Infirmarii return to the Chapel, the ballots are counted to ensure that their number matches with the number of ill cardinals; thereafter, they are deposited in the appropriate receptacle.

5. This oath is taken by all cardinals as they cast their ballots. If no one is chosen on the first scrutiny, then a second scrutiny immediately follows. A total of four scrutinies are taken each day, two in the morning and two in the afternoon.

6. The oath when casting one's vote is therefore anonymous, since the name of the elector is no longer signed on the ballot with that of the candidate. (Previously, the ballot was also signed by the elector and then folded over to cover the signature of the elector and then sealed to result in a semi-secret ballot.

7. There was no oath taken when actually casting ballots, prior to 1621. Completely secret ballots (at the option of the cardinals present and voting) were sometimes used prior to 1621, but these secret ballots had no oath taken when the vote was actually cast. At some conclaves prior to 1621, the cardinals verbally voted and sometimes stood in groups to facilitate counting the votes cast. The signature of the elector covered by a folded-over part of the ballot paper was added by Gregory XV in 1621, to prevent anyone from casting the deciding vote for himself. Cardinal Pole of England refused to cast the deciding vote for himself in 1549 (and was not elected), but in 1492 Cardinal Borgia (Alexander VI) did cast the deciding vote for himself. Faced by the mortal challenge to the papacy emanating from Protestantism, and fearing schism due to several stormy conclaves in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Gregory XV established this procedure to prevent any cardinal from casting the deciding vote for himself. Since 1945, a cardinal can again cast the deciding vote for himself, though the 2/3 majority rule has always been continued, except when John Paul II had modified that rule in 1996 (after 33 ballots, a simple majority was sufficient), with the 2/3 majority rule restored in 2007 by Benedict XVI.

8. Once all votes have been cast, the first Scrutineer chosen shakes the container, and the last Scrutineer removes and counts the ballots. If the number of ballots does not correspond to the number of cardinal electors present, the ballots are burnt, unread, and the vote is repeated. If, however, no irregularities are observed, the ballots may be opened and the votes counted. Each ballot is unfolded by the first Scrutineer; all three Scrutineers separately write down the name indicated on the ballot. The last of the Scrutineers reads the name aloud.

Once all of the ballots have been opened, the final post-scrutiny phase begins.


1. The Scrutineers add up all of the votes, and the Revisers check the ballots and the names on the Scrutineers' lists to ensure that no error was made. The ballots are then all burnt by the Scrutineers with the assistance of the Secretary of the College and the Masters of Ceremonies.

2. If the first scrutiny held in any given morning or afternoon does not result in an election, the cardinals proceed to the next scrutiny immediately; the papers from both scrutinies are burnt together at the end of the second scrutiny.

3. The colour of the smoke signals the results to the people assembled in St Peter's Square. Dark smoke signals (fumata nera) indicate that the ballot did not result in an election, while white smoke signals (fumata bianca) announce that a new pope was chosen. Originally, damp straw was added to the fire to create dark smoke; beginning in 1963 coloring chemicals have been added, and beginning in 2005 bells ring after a successful election, to augment the white smoke, and especially if the white smoke is not unambiguously white.

Acceptance and proclamation

1.  Once the election concludes, the Cardinal Dean summons the Secretary of the College of Cardinals and the Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations into the hall.

2. The Cardinal Dean then asks the pope-elect if he assents to the election, saying in Latin: "Acceptasne electionem de te canonice factam in Summum Pontificem? (Do you accept your canonical election as Supreme Pontiff?)"

3. There is no requirement that the pope-elect do so: he is free to say "non accepto" (I don't accept). In practice, however, any potential pope-elect who intends not to accept will explicitly state this before he has been given a sufficient number of votes to become pope. This has happened in modern times with Giovanni Colombo in October 1978.

4. If he accepts, and is already a bishop, he immediately takes office.

5. If he is not a bishop, however, he must be first consecrated as one before he can assume office. If a priest is elected, the Cardinal Dean consecrates him bishop; if a layman is elected, then the Cardinal Dean first ordains him deacon, then priest, and only then consecrates him as bishop. Only after becoming a bishop does the pope-elect take office.

6. After the newly-elected pope accepts his election, the Cardinal Dean asks him about his papal name, saying in Latin: "Quo nomine vis vocari? (By what name do you wish to be called?)"

7. After the papal name is chosen, the officials are readmitted to the conclave, and the Master of Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies writes a document recording the acceptance and the new name of the pope.

8. Later, the new pope goes to the "Room of Tears", a small red room next to the Sistine Chapel. The pope dresses by himself, choosing a set of pontifical choir robes (white cassock, rochet and red mozzetta) from three sizes provided. Then, he vests in a gold corded pectoral cross and a red embroidered stole. He wears a white zucchetto on his head.

9. Next, the senior Cardinal Deacon (the Cardinal Protodeacon) appears at the main balcony of the basilica's façade to proclaim the new pope with the Latin phrase (assuming the new Pope was a cardinal):

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum:
Habemus Papam!
Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum [forename],
Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem [surname],
qui sibi nomen imposuit [papal name].

("I announce to you a great joy:
We have a Pope!
The Most Eminent and Most Reverend Lord,
Lord [forename],
Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church [surname],
who takes to himself the name [papal name].")
10. It has happened in the past that the Cardinal Protodeacon has himself been the person elected pope. In such an event the announcement is made by the next senior Deacon, who has thus succeeded as Protodeacon.

11. The new pope then gives his first apostolic blessing, Urbi et Orbi ("to the City [Rome] and to the World").

Formerly, the pope would later be crowned by the triregnum or Triple Tiara at the Papal Coronation. John Paul I, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI did not want an elaborate coronation, choosing instead to have a simpler papal inauguration ceremony.

Monday, 4 March 2013

New Trinidad President - A man of Faith

The picture below in the Newsday newspaper of March 4th 2013, shows President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona with his wife and two of his three kids at the Catholic Church of the Assumption during Mass. A great man in many ways, I crossed paths with this guy in the grocery last week... picking up a few items... God bless you Mr President.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

The new pope... another choice

Well, while we are all anxious to know the date of the next conclave, We can in the meantime choose who we would like the next Pope to be.... And so as a Caribbean man I choose a man who lived in the caribbean- 

Manuel Monteiro de Castro
Cardinal-Deacon of S. Domenico di Guzman
Major Penitentiary of Apostolic Penitentiary
Born: 1938.03.29 (Portugal)
Ordained Priest: 1961.07.09
Consecrated Bishop: 1985.03.23
Created Cardinal: 2012.02.18

The good Cardinal was nuncio to Trinidad and Tobago from 1985-1990.

According to Wikipedia: On 5 January 2012 Archbishop Monteiro de Castro was appointed Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary It is the job as major penitentiary to ensure the absolution of excommunications latæ sententiæ reserved to the Holy See, the dispensation of sacramental impediments reserved to the Holy See, and the issuance and governance of indulgences. On 21 April 2012 Cardinal Monteiro de Castro was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants, Congregation for the Causes of Saints and the Congregation for Bishops. He will hold these memberships until he is 80.

Below is a list of the good Cardinals appointments. Despite his views on Homosexuality, Benedict XVI has sought it fit to keep promoting him. 

Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Bahamas (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Barbados (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Belize (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Dominica (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Jamaica (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Grenada (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Saint Lucia (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Trinidad and Tobago (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Delegate of Antille (1985.02.16 – 1990.08.21)
Titular Archbishop of Beneventum (1985.02.16 – 2012.02.18)
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio of Antigua and Barbuda (1987.04.25 – 1990.08.21)
Apostolic Nuncio of Honduras (1990.08.21 – 1991.04.12)
Apostolic Nuncio of El Salvador (1990.08.21 – 1998.02.02)
Apostolic Nuncio of Namibia (1998.02.02 – 2000.03.01)
Apostolic Nuncio of South Africa (1998.02.02 – 2000.03.01)
Apostolic Nuncio of Swaziland (1998.02.02 – 2000.03.01)
Apostolic Nuncio of Lesotho (1998.03.07 – 2000.03.01)
Apostolic Nuncio of Andorra (2000.03.01 – 2009.07.03)
Apostolic Nuncio of Spain (2000.03.01 – 2009.07.03)
Permanent Observer of World Tourism Organization (WTO) (2007.12.07 – 2009.07.03)
Secretary of Congregation for Bishops (2009.07.03 – 2012.01.05)
Secretary of College of Cardinals (2009.10.21 – 2012.01.05)
Major Penitentiary of Apostolic Penitentiary (2012.01.05 – ...)
Cardinal-Deacon of S. Domenico di Guzman (2012.02.18 – ...)

Tantum Ergo - lets wake the kids with a joyful early morning song

This morning I was chided for waking my kids up. "Can't we sleep late just once." they cried. On Saturday, they all had to get up early to support their sibling in a walk-a-thon, so they were hoping for a 6:00pm mass. Instead their tortuous father woke them up at 7:00am so that they could have a good breakfast before we went off to 9:00am Sunday mass.

My wife rang in with "You should have been woken up with the Latin chants that your Grandfather woke us up with." Their grandfather, my father-in-law, had been to boarding school at Ratcliff college in the village of Ratcliff on the Wreake, Leicestershire, England which was founded on the instructions of Blessed Father Anonio Rosmini-Seerbati in 1845 as a seminary. In 1847, the buildings were converted for use as a boarding school. He went their just after the second world war and supposedly brought back with him some of the songs the brothers thought him.

My wife and her siblings were usually woken by a booming latin song emanating from my father-in-law of which my wife has blacked out of her memory. "It was all unpleasant business." she would say. A call to my father in law brought back the memories in a flood.... "Tantum Ergo Sacramentum"... he said with a laugh.

 "You children are lucky that your father gently wakes you." she told them "Granddad would burst into the room almost shouting the latin at us as he put the lights on and ripped the covers off of us."

My wife's memories meant nothing to my children... SO..... I think I will make it mean something. Perhaps I will wake them up for a week with the ol' Tantum Ergo Sacramentum.

Now I don't know if the brothers woke up my father-in-law and the other boys at the school with this song, but they were expected up for lauds or morning prayer... so it may be possible.

The "Tantum Ergo" according to wiki is...

....the opening words of the last two verses of Pange Lingua, a Mediaeval Latin hymn written by St Thomas Aquinas. These last two verses are sung during veneration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church and other churches that practice this devotion. It is usually sung, though solemn recitation is sometimes done, and permitted.

Here is the prayer in Latin and English-

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.

Down in adoration falling,
Lo! the sacred Host we hail,
Lo! o'er ancient forms departing
Newer rites of grace prevail;
Faith for all defects supplying,
Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father,
And the Son Who reigns on high
With the Holy Ghost proceeding
Forth from Each eternally,
Be salvation, honor, blessing,
Might and endless majesty.

Well wish me luck trying to remember the latin...