Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: A Spiritual Bouquet For Father Z

Well folkz, I blew it.  I failed to remember the anniversary of the Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood of the Reverend Father John Todd Zuhlsdorf on the 26th Day of May, by the now Saint Pope John Paul the Great.  May God grant Father Z many years in His service. 

I think it will be a nice gesture to send him a note or a card for this occasion.  Perhaps have a Mass, or Moleben offered for his intentions, his health, or say a decade of the Rosary, or offer an hour of Eucharistic Adoration, etc. 

To send your greetings directly, his contact information as listed on the Diocese of Veletri-Segni website:

Zuhlsdorf Rev Fr. John 
DOB 28/10/1959; ordination. 26/05/1991
c/oBishop O'Connor Center
702 South High Point Road
P.O. Box 44983
Madison, Wisconsin  53719


If you don't want to go that far, please leave a note in the comments section, anonymously if you wish sending him greetings and what you are adding to the Spiritual Bouquet that I will send him a print out of via mail.  Example: "Happy Anniversary Father Z, I am offering a decade of the Rosary for your intentions in honor of your anniversary. From F.G. in CA  Or, "I am giving a $10.00 donation in your name, in honor of your anniversary to NAME charity. From J.R. in Rome."

I am offering a Moleben for his intentions on Friday 30 May 2014 during which will be included an Akathist to the Holy Mother of God, the Softener of Hardened Hearts.

N.B. For those who do not know a spiritual bouquet is a collection of prayers and spiritual actions given up for a specific purpose, intention or occasion. 

If you can't be charitable, then refrain from commenting on this specific post please.  We do not always need to agree.  We can continue to challenge his perceptions, actions and outright absurdity, but for this moment, for this occasion, let us be part of the Francis Effect.   You can also send your contribution to the spiritual bouquet privately to

  01 June 2014 UPDATE:  Thank you all for your offerings for Father Z.  They will be forwarded to him in tomorrows mail.  I have closed the comment box on this post, as its purpose has been fulfilled.  Fr D. 


  1. Please submit your contribution to the Spiritual Bouquet by June 1st.
    (June is the Month of the Sacred Heart.)

  2. I will offer a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for Father Z's intentions.
    HJH Richmond VA

  3. Litany of the Sacred Heart going his way.

  4. Praying for Father Z at Sunday's Mass. Ad multos annos!

  5. In honor of his anniversay a tree to be planted in Israel. His turn to water it is on Wednesdays.