Archbishop Terrence Prendergast says the black mass planned for Aug. 17 Ottawa is “hateful.” Photo by Michael Swan

Archbishop Prendergast decries Satanic black mass in Ottawa

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  • August 13, 2019

OTTAWA -- A ritual Satanic black mass planned in Ottawa Aug. 17 is hateful towards Catholics and risks desecrating what they hold most precious, says Ottawa’s archbishop.

“My concern is for the faith of our people and the offence that this brings to their love of and reverence for the Eucharist,” said Archbishop Terrence Prendergast in an e-mail interview.

The black mass, sponsored by the Satanic Temple in Canada, will take place at 10 p.m. at The Koven, a heavy metal bar and restaurant only a few blocks from Notre Dame Cathedral and Basilica.

Nicholas Marc, the national co-ordinator for the Satanic Temple in Canada, and organizer of the event told Global News he believes the event will “be the first organized public black mass in Canadian history.”

“Essentially, it involves using traditional symbols and inverting them to create a ritual that is meant to be the opposite of traditional mass,” Marc told Global News.

“To tamper with and mock the Mass — which is what this satanic ritual does — is hateful and will affect more than those who participate in it,” said Prendergast. “It will say loudly that the central belief of Christians should not be shown respect, as we would expect respect to be shown to the Jewish Torah, to the Muslim Koran and to the sacred objects of other faiths.

“Such a ritual sends the wrong message that we’re tolerant of what is in effect hate speech, which this has become by the widespread publicity being given to it,” the archbishop said.

The leader of Ottawa’s Catholics said inquiries were made as to whether organizers were using a consecrated host for the ritual, and organizers said none would be used. The archbishop expressed relief at this news and urged priests and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to be vigilant that communicants consume the host as soon as they receive communion.

“The Blessed Sacrament is given to those with faith in Christ’s presence in the Eucharistic host so that they may, by consuming it, achieve communion with Our Lord,” said the archbishop, pointing out the Catholic faith teaches the consecrated bread and wine in Communion are not mere symbols, but Christ’s “Real Presence” in the Eucharist.

A recent Pew Research study that revealed 70 per cent of American Catholics believe the bread and wine used in Mass are only symbols of Jesus.

For Catholics who regularly attend Mass at least weekly, however, only 37 per cent are confused about this central teaching, the Pew study showed.

“Catholic tradition has developed a special terminology — ‘transubstantiation’ — to express that the appearances of bread and wine are only that — appearances — and that the reality, the substance, is now truly the Body and Blood of Our Lord, who gives Himself to us as food on the journey to eternal life,” the archbishop said.

"...I am asking intercessory prayer groups to pray for those planning to take part in this [black mass] event so that they turn away from the path of darkness and turn instead towards the light of faith."

- Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa

Prendergast said he had been counselled to say nothing about the Black Mass because the organizers are “merely seeking publicity.”

“But I need to be concerned for my own people, who would be shocked to think this matter was publicized and we did nothing about it.”

According to the Global News report, the Satanic Temple is growing in Canada and boasts about 100,000 people worldwide, with many chapters in the United States. Reportedly, its members tend to be atheists and secularists who believe Satan is a symbol and not a real being. 

The archbishop warns that any dabbling in occult practices “has the potential of opening a spiritual doorway into the evil realm — giving demonic spirits permission, in other words — to infest our city with negative and evil energies.”

“People have expressed surprise that Pope Francis so often refers to the devil at work in our world as he and his minions attempt to thwart the good that Christians and the Church are committed to,” he said. “But, as St. Paul says, our spiritual battle is not merely against flesh and blood — that is to say, other human beings who are opposed to the Gospel message, but ‘against principalities and powers, against the dark rulers of this world,’ that is rebellious angels who continue to attempt to undermine the spread of God’s Kingdom in human hearts.”

The archbishop said he will be offering a Mass of Reparation for the event on the morning of Aug. 17.

“Of course, we have many spiritual means and I am asking intercessory prayer groups to pray for those planning to take part in this event so that they turn away from the path of darkness and turn instead towards the light of faith.

“We need to pray in reparation for the spiritual harm that is being planned, and that God would turn this blasphemous project into an occasion of grace,” he said, noting he is encouraging pastors to alert the faithful in their parishes and to offer Mass, holy hours and prayers in reparation.

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Satan is such a stupid loser. His unthinking hordes glorify God by focusing on Christ in the Eucharist. By their obsessing over the sacraments, they admit to their power. Unfortunately for them, that power is the Holy Spirit in action, and the...

Satan is such a stupid loser. His unthinking hordes glorify God by focusing on Christ in the Eucharist. By their obsessing over the sacraments, they admit to their power. Unfortunately for them, that power is the Holy Spirit in action, and the only UNFORGIVABLE sin is blaspheming the Holy Spirit. It's a two-fer. God's enemies assert the truth of the sacraments, while simutaneously eternally and irreversibly damning themselves. Messing with God is a fools game. Thanks for playing.

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Jack Picknell
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May our Lord Jesus give His grace to turn towards Him.

Elizabeth
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Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, Thank You for standing up!

Our Lady of Peace who appears to Pedro Regis at Anguera, Brazil states:
“Know that from now on there will be more contempt for the sacraments, and the ministers of God will be despised...

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, Thank You for standing up!

Our Lady of Peace who appears to Pedro Regis at Anguera, Brazil states:
“Know that from now on there will be more contempt for the sacraments, and the ministers of God will be despised and persecuted… Rebellion will be declared against the true teachings of the Church and the successor of Peter will carry a heavy cross. They will attack the sacrament of the Eucharist with great fury, causing many to lose the faith in the real presence of My Jesus. The Church will lose its brilliance in many places and many will be as blind leading the blind. What I am saying must be taken seriously. The Church of My Jesus is heading towards many trials in the future, and few consecrated persons will remain firmly in the truth.”

We live in a spiritual storm that is growing with intensity. We are in a battle. Pope John Paul II had visions of the future, while convalescing after an attempt on his life and was aware of a great storm on the horizon: "Precisely at the end of the second millennium, there accumulates on the horizon of all mankind enormously threatening clouds, and darkness falls upon mankind."

An awakening is coming!! Pope John Paul talked about the Lamb (Jesus Christ), who is the only one able to open up the seven seals: "That scroll contains the whole series of divine decrees that must be accomplished in human history to make perfect justice prevail. If the scroll remains sealed, these decrees can be neither known nor implemented, and wickedness will continue to spread and oppress believers. Hence, the need for authoritative intervention: it would be made by the slain and risen Lamb...to take the scroll and to open its seals."

According to Catholic prophecies, this 5th Church age we live in is “coming to a close”, after 10 events unfold that Mary, Mother of Jesus has predicted at some major apparition sites throughout the world. This information also comes from canonized saint’s prophecies. A 6th Church age of peace will come, the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart and there will be more Popes. There is a 7th Church age as well.
A book and web site called, AfterTheWarningTo2038.com, has prophecies from credible sources that are predicting these kinds of events and what is coming.

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Bruce Cyr
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I'm so thankful to the Archbishop for speaking out on this issue.

Over 11,000 people have signed their protest against the Back Mass in Ottawa.

This new attack against God and the Holy Catholic Church -- billed as a first in Canadian history...

I'm so thankful to the Archbishop for speaking out on this issue.

Over 11,000 people have signed their protest against the Back Mass in Ottawa.

This new attack against God and the Holy Catholic Church -- billed as a first in Canadian history -- is described in these terms:

-- "Satanic Unbaptism"
-- "Black Mass Ritual"
-- "Featuring Burlesque performances”

No words can describe how evil this is because every Black Mass is a direct sin of hatred against God. Typically -- in a satanic Black Mass -- the true Catholic Mass is twisted and the Sacred Person of Our Lord Jesus Christ is attacked in the most vile, unspeakable manner. And Christian symbols such as the Crucifix are desecrated.

For those who wish to sign the protest, please go here

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John
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Eucrestic celebration:
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16
Psalm 147
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
John:6:51-52
John6:51-59i
•70% of Catholics in USA don’t believe in Eucharist ?
Charles Vijayakumar.

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