He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart.

-St. Faustina 



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July 7-9  Fr. Jacob Hsieh, O Praem

"Our Angels of Protection"

Traditional Latin Mass

July 14-16 Fr. Daniel McElheron, Doloran Fathers

Fr. McElheron is a member of the Dolorans Fathers with Fr. Ripperger

"Discernment of Spirits"

Traditional Latin Mass

August 11-13 Fr. Ian Van Huesen

"Healing of Memories"

Traditional Latin Mass

September 8-17 

Shroud of Turin Display at Mother of Dolors Parish Center 705 W. St. Clair, Vandalia, IL

September 15-17 Fr. Lawrence Carney

"Devotion to the Holy Face"

September 15th is the Feast of the Sorrowful Mother

Traditional Latin Mass

October 6-8 Fr. Mark Bozada, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Topic: TBA

October 20-22 26th Annual Conference 

(Please note:  This is a week earlier than the usual date due to a Diocesan Wide Event in the Diocese of Springfield October 27-28)

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

Msgr. Stuart Swetland

John LaBriola

Steve Cunningham

"Restore Your Soul"



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Sensus Traditionis Channel Introduction

Fr. Chad Ripperger

Fr. Chad Ripperger can be contacted through his website, dolorans.org

He is not in residence at OSMM

Happy Easter

May 2, 2023

Happy Easter!

Yes, it is still Easter. Easter Sunday may have been three weeks ago but the Easter Season lasts 50 days so...Read more

Easter Triduum

April 7, 2023

If you have never experienced the full participation of the Easter Triduum, you may want to include in this year. The Triduum begins with...Read more

Stability and Satisfaction

March 4, 2023

When did the concepts of stability and satisfaction become something to be avoided? As humans, we have a natural tendency to want stability and...Read more