Campaign For Star of the Sea

$52,802 of $50k goal

Raised by 1,365 people in 26 months
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Peter O'Dwyer  FERNDALE, MI
Please consider showing your support for a priest and a parish whose only goal is to re-establish traditional practices. 

If other priests and parishes see that the authentic lay faithful WILL support efforts like this and priests like this, then it will go a long way to renewing the Faith.

http://staroftheseachurchsf.com/news/official-statement-on-altar-boy-policy
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Lance Boecker
26 months ago
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Bill is right it is discrimination, but all discrimination is not wrong. A person with discriminating tastes is able to assess and choose based on reason and understanding of the historical basis for the choice. Jesus chose all males for his Priesthood and the Church has a long tradition of using male only altar boys as a recognition of the special place for males at the altar. It drives and encourages priestly vocations, which we desperately need. My daughters and wife have never felt discriminated against by the Church, just as I do not feel discriminated against when we say all the Hail Mary's and Hail Holy Queen in the Rosary.

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Ursula Stegall
25 months ago

@Maureen Kirwan, Yes, it is going to the Church. You can hear Fr. Illo's response and joy in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bKbr3YWIAk&index=4&list=PL91feG5gFxM9TqGp6s92EIvEaA1hLYC--

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Marc Mercier
26 months ago

I saw this page in it's early stages. Heard "donate" ring in my soul but ignored it and moved on. Saw today's Vortex. When Father Illo said it was "Divine Providence" a bell like the sound of Emmanuel of Notre Dame then rung in my soul. If you didn't see todays (2/3/15) episode, Fr Illo discovered they needed money for another program to bring back Tradition before learning of this funding page. They're starting a classical music program of chant and polyphony and went over budget and hence I made a first time donation on a funding page. The fund was started to help this Parish with the altar girl removal debacle, now they're also putting in a program I wish all Churches would do... dump what I call "the happy clappy" guitar/piano/percussion drivel. I walked out of High Mass one Sunday at a large church (can almost call it a cathedral) in Manchester, NH. I was preparing myself for Mass while there were teenage kids tuning guitars, mic checks, etc. I stood up, glared and walked out the door apologizing to the Lord and praying for the transgressors. I started attending the Diocesan cathedral 7pm Sunday Mass with organ and cantor after that.. if I'm in the area. It's come to be expected (unfortunately) that early masses are happy clappy and High Mass is semi-traditional. The parish I'm registered in has put $25k+ into the restoration/updating of our organ. I pray the completion come soon.

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Michael Caudron
26 months ago

Correction. Peter O'Dwyer is with ChurchMilitant.TV not Church Militant.com ChurchMilitant.TV link http://www.churchmilitant.tv/platform/?vidID=vort-2015-02-02 Church Militant.com link http://churchmilitant.com/ By the way, I bought a rosary from Church Militant.com, I love it. I also watch ChurchMilitant.TV daily. :-)

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Maureen Kirwan
26 months ago

Are you sure this is going to Star of the Sea in San Francisco??? Seems like it is going to someone else.....

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Murphy Wong
26 months ago

Thank you. After that answer, I'll add to the money I already donated.

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J. Ivan Ruiz
26 months ago

Peter O'Dwyer is with churchmilitant.com

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Murphy Wong
26 months ago

Who is Peter O'Dwyer and how is he connected to Star of the Sea?

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Mark Hamid
26 months ago

Bill King is indeed correct: boys and girls have the same "right" to serve the Mass: no right whatsoever. Serving is a privilege, not a right.

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Beverly Stevens
26 months ago

SHARING on www.fb.com/reginamagazine

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Miles Eggimann
26 months ago

Bill King, you should go somewhere else (Crux or National Catholic Reporter, perhaps) to argue your intellectually inept and spiritually bankrupt position...this is a FUND-RAISER, not a com-boxing arena.

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Steven Laux
26 months ago

We must do what is morally right...and that would be to get Christ's Church back on the footing of the days of old. Attaining Heaven should be the ultimate goal for each of us, even if sacrifice is required. We have distorted the importance and definition of equality. We each have a role to serve and the roles are not the SAME, but can still be equally important and valued in God's eyes. God's Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

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undefined undefined
26 months ago

Mr Bill King you need to go to Confession but first you can stop by at our boys only Catholic Boxing club and we can knock a little sense into you. http://www.catholicboxing.com/

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Anthony Kulušić
26 months ago

Remember way back when the Church approved of altar girls? Mother Angelica announced on her show that this week the Church gave the okay for girls to be altar servers. Then after a long pause she said; "FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THE LIBERALS WERE OBEDIENT".

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Joe Steeg
26 months ago

Bill King did you read the official statement from the Church of the Sea ? Is it discrimination that only men can be Priests ?

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Bill King
26 months ago

It is discrimination Girls have the same rights to serve as boys at Mass I glad this is limited to a single parish and not Nationwide

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Mary Kreitzer
26 months ago

I'm promoting this on my blog. http://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com/2015/01/good-for-fr-joseph-illo.html God bless you, Father, and your good archbishop too.

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Olgamarie Reyes-Tañón
26 months ago

God bless you Fr for being brave and standing up for the good of the church and whats right.Lets pray people understand and accept the why

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undefined undefined
26 months ago

The boys ONLY Catholic Boxing club is at your corner! http://www.catholicboxing.com/

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Jacob Biddle
26 months ago

Let's hope this has a traditonal impact on other churches nationwide.

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$52,802 of $50k goal

Raised by 1,365 people in 26 months
Created January 26, 2015
PO
Peter O'Dwyer  
SA
$5
Sophia Amado
21 hours ago
$50
Anonymous
1 day ago
JM
$40
Jose Mayen
2 days ago

Thank God for a faithful priest !

JL
$10
James LEATHERLAND
1 month ago

Proof of love and respect of Christ in the Eucharist

OS
$20
Olga Salcido
1 month ago
FM
$25
Fred Minor
1 month ago

May God guide your steps as you move forward in the manner that is pleasing to Him.

$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
JI
$10
john Craciun III
6 months ago
$10
Anonymous
6 months ago
JB
$20
John Burrows
7 months ago

Way to go! We support your efforts and this is a small token to show it. Praying for you!

Lance Boecker
26 months ago
1
1

Bill is right it is discrimination, but all discrimination is not wrong. A person with discriminating tastes is able to assess and choose based on reason and understanding of the historical basis for the choice. Jesus chose all males for his Priesthood and the Church has a long tradition of using male only altar boys as a recognition of the special place for males at the altar. It drives and encourages priestly vocations, which we desperately need. My daughters and wife have never felt discriminated against by the Church, just as I do not feel discriminated against when we say all the Hail Mary's and Hail Holy Queen in the Rosary.

+ Read More
Ursula Stegall
25 months ago

@Maureen Kirwan, Yes, it is going to the Church. You can hear Fr. Illo's response and joy in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bKbr3YWIAk&index=4&list=PL91feG5gFxM9TqGp6s92EIvEaA1hLYC--

+ Read More
Marc Mercier
26 months ago

I saw this page in it's early stages. Heard "donate" ring in my soul but ignored it and moved on. Saw today's Vortex. When Father Illo said it was "Divine Providence" a bell like the sound of Emmanuel of Notre Dame then rung in my soul. If you didn't see todays (2/3/15) episode, Fr Illo discovered they needed money for another program to bring back Tradition before learning of this funding page. They're starting a classical music program of chant and polyphony and went over budget and hence I made a first time donation on a funding page. The fund was started to help this Parish with the altar girl removal debacle, now they're also putting in a program I wish all Churches would do... dump what I call "the happy clappy" guitar/piano/percussion drivel. I walked out of High Mass one Sunday at a large church (can almost call it a cathedral) in Manchester, NH. I was preparing myself for Mass while there were teenage kids tuning guitars, mic checks, etc. I stood up, glared and walked out the door apologizing to the Lord and praying for the transgressors. I started attending the Diocesan cathedral 7pm Sunday Mass with organ and cantor after that.. if I'm in the area. It's come to be expected (unfortunately) that early masses are happy clappy and High Mass is semi-traditional. The parish I'm registered in has put $25k+ into the restoration/updating of our organ. I pray the completion come soon.

+ Read More
Michael Caudron
26 months ago

Correction. Peter O'Dwyer is with ChurchMilitant.TV not Church Militant.com ChurchMilitant.TV link http://www.churchmilitant.tv/platform/?vidID=vort-2015-02-02 Church Militant.com link http://churchmilitant.com/ By the way, I bought a rosary from Church Militant.com, I love it. I also watch ChurchMilitant.TV daily. :-)

+ Read More
Maureen Kirwan
26 months ago

Are you sure this is going to Star of the Sea in San Francisco??? Seems like it is going to someone else.....

+ Read More
Murphy Wong
26 months ago

Thank you. After that answer, I'll add to the money I already donated.

+ Read More
J. Ivan Ruiz
26 months ago

Peter O'Dwyer is with churchmilitant.com

+ Read More
Murphy Wong
26 months ago

Who is Peter O'Dwyer and how is he connected to Star of the Sea?

+ Read More
Mark Hamid
26 months ago

Bill King is indeed correct: boys and girls have the same "right" to serve the Mass: no right whatsoever. Serving is a privilege, not a right.

+ Read More
Beverly Stevens
26 months ago

SHARING on www.fb.com/reginamagazine

+ Read More
Miles Eggimann
26 months ago

Bill King, you should go somewhere else (Crux or National Catholic Reporter, perhaps) to argue your intellectually inept and spiritually bankrupt position...this is a FUND-RAISER, not a com-boxing arena.

+ Read More
Steven Laux
26 months ago

We must do what is morally right...and that would be to get Christ's Church back on the footing of the days of old. Attaining Heaven should be the ultimate goal for each of us, even if sacrifice is required. We have distorted the importance and definition of equality. We each have a role to serve and the roles are not the SAME, but can still be equally important and valued in God's eyes. God's Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

+ Read More
undefined undefined
26 months ago

Mr Bill King you need to go to Confession but first you can stop by at our boys only Catholic Boxing club and we can knock a little sense into you. http://www.catholicboxing.com/

+ Read More
Anthony Kulušić
26 months ago

Remember way back when the Church approved of altar girls? Mother Angelica announced on her show that this week the Church gave the okay for girls to be altar servers. Then after a long pause she said; "FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THE LIBERALS WERE OBEDIENT".

+ Read More
Joe Steeg
26 months ago

Bill King did you read the official statement from the Church of the Sea ? Is it discrimination that only men can be Priests ?

+ Read More
Bill King
26 months ago

It is discrimination Girls have the same rights to serve as boys at Mass I glad this is limited to a single parish and not Nationwide

+ Read More
Mary Kreitzer
26 months ago

I'm promoting this on my blog. http://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com/2015/01/good-for-fr-joseph-illo.html God bless you, Father, and your good archbishop too.

+ Read More
Olgamarie Reyes-Tañón
26 months ago

God bless you Fr for being brave and standing up for the good of the church and whats right.Lets pray people understand and accept the why

+ Read More
undefined undefined
26 months ago

The boys ONLY Catholic Boxing club is at your corner! http://www.catholicboxing.com/

+ Read More
Jacob Biddle
26 months ago

Let's hope this has a traditonal impact on other churches nationwide.

+ Read More
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