Collect: “O God, who declarest thy almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
There are no saints listed for this week in the Ordo calendar, so we’re going to use this post for a few pieces of news.
Change in Weekly Guide Format
If you follow these weekly guides, please be on the lookout this week for a post about a change of format. For various reasons, we’re going to be moving this weekly guide into a weekly email newsletter. Some of this is just practical: it will be more convenient for me and, I imagine, there are some people who only want to receive the saints and collect of the week (i.e. the other content on this site isn’t very relevant to them). So, we’ll have a sign-up for that email newsletter coming soon.
On the site, we will start to have a month-in-advance post that contains all the feast days and relevant posts for the upcoming month, in addition to other ways to prepare.
Call for Michaelmas Contributions
Now that the weekly guides won’t take so much time, we’d like to start focusing on more collaboration and contributions. With that said, the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels is coming up on September 29th. How do you celebrate Michaelmas in your home or parish? What do you appreciate about this feast day? If you’d like to contribute a post along that lines, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
The Sacramentalists Podcast
Lastly, Fr. Wesley Walker of the Sacramentalist Podcast interviewed me (Amanda) a couple weeks ago. If you’re interested in listening, you can find the link here (I promise, I really do finally answer that second question, at long last. I now want to formally apologize to any professor or speaker I ever judged for not getting to the point. There’s just so much one wants to say… )
Update, 9/9/19: If you want to continue to receive the weekly guide in your email, please subscribe here.