Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 20, 2017

Weekly Announcements

SUSCIPE, SANCTA TRINITAS   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   The Priest having ended the Psalm, returns to the middle of the Altar, and there, with his hands joined and his head slightly inclined, he says: Suscipe Sancta Trinitas, hanc oblationem quam tibi offerimus ob memoriam Passionis, Resurrectionis et Ascensionis Jesu Christi Domini nostri ...[Accept, holy Trinity, this offering which we make to you in remembrance of the passion, resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ...] Things of high import here stand before us. An Oblation is spoken of: Suscipe hanc oblationem: Receive this Oblation. The Priest says these words of the Bread and Wine just offered by him; nevertheless, he has really in view neither this Bread nor this Wine. These things are, indeed, sanctified and blessed, and hence they deserve to be treated with respect; but the Oblation here presented to the Divine Majesty, could never be confined to an order of Sacrifice purely material, as was that of the Jews; it is evident, therefore, that the Priest is here stretching forward in thought to a something far higher: he is presenting the Offering of the Great Sacrifice which is soon to be accomplished. - And, O holy Trinity, we offer this Oblation to Thee, in memory of the Passion, of the Resurrection, and of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, our Lord. So, we must here note these three things in Our Lord, without which He would not be complete. First of all, He suffered, but He could not be satisfied with suffering alone, so He died also, and these two coupled, constitute what we call His Passion; but this is not all, the Lord rose again. Death, the punishment of sin, is, as it were, the devil’s triumph over man, and therefore it would have been a true defeat suffered by Christ, had He died without afterwards Rising again. But further still, He hath gone up into Heaven, by His glorious and triumphant Ascension. Our Lord could not possibly have remained on earth; until He open Heaven, and Himself enter therein, in His Human Nature, Heaven must needs remain closed to man; on this very account, therefore, our salvation is not wholly effected, unless Our Lord ascend to Heaven, after having suffered for us, notwithstanding His being truly the Risen-One, being, as St. Paul expresses it, “the First-Born from amongst the dead!” So, then, let us well drink in this great Truth, namely, that Our Lord Suffered, that He Arose, but that man’s salvation is not wholly accomplished, if he still abide as an exile on our earth; to the Passion and Resurrection, must needs be added the Ascension. Such, then, should be our Faith, because such is the Economy of our Salvation, in which are contained these Three Things: the Passion, the Resurrection, the Ascension. So well does Holy Church understand that these Three are needed to complete Christ, and that therein is our whole Faith comprised, that she makes a point of insisting on our expressing the same in a marked manner, here at this moment of the Offering of the Sacrifice.  
  • Sunday, August 20 - 11th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Melanie Heiny     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, August 21 - St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow     7:30 a.m.    Jane F Freistoffer
  • Tuesday, August 22 - Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary     7:30 a.m.    Elizabeth R Simons
  • Wednesday, August 23 - St. Philip Benizi, Confessor     6:00 p.m.    Rev John Shannon, FSSP
  • Thursday, August 24 - St. Bartholomew, Apostle     7:30 a.m.    Katherine DeLaGrange
  • Friday, August 25 - St. Louis, King, Confessor     6:00 p.m.    In Thanksgiving
  • Saturday, August 26 - Our Lady on Saturday     9:00 a.m.    Margaret Higginbotham
  • Sunday, August 27 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    John & Phyllis Kuhn Family Living & Deceased     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
PREPARATION FOR CONFIRMATION Confirmations this year will be celebrated along with the community in South Bend at St. Stanislaus Church on December 17.  Preparation classes will begin Sunday, August 20, after the 10 AM Mass. If there are still individuals wishing to be confirmed this year that have not yet contacted the pastor, please do so as soon as possible.
Today’s Catholic Since 1926, Today’s Catholic, the newspaper for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, has been printed locally with complimentary printed editions mailed to all registered Catholics. Starting August 1, Today’s Catholic will also be launching free digital products including a brand new website, digital edition, app and Facebook page. For those who wish to retain a print subscription, they may do so for an annual price of $20. Subscribe to print or digital in your parish or online at www.todayscatholic.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS Parish picnic -- Sunday, September 24, at Foster Park in Fort Wayne.  More details to come.
Scrip   Scrip is a very easy way to help the parish financially without   increasing your Sunday contribution. Please take a look at the order forms to see if there are vendors that you frequent. If so, just fill in the amount you would like to purchase. You will receive a gift card back that can be used any time and never expires. Please submit the form with a check by dropping it in the collection basket. For any questions call the office at 260-744-2519. All orders must be prepaid and will be placed on Monday of each week. Due to processing costs, in order to make a few dollars we have to have a combined total of all orders come to $400 or more. Your small order can help to reach this threshold.
St Vincent de Paul Collection There will be a special collection next Sunday,  August 27th for the SVdP Society. This collection helps those in need in our area with their utilities and also with our food bank. Please use the Special Collections Envelope at the entrances if you would like to be acknowledged for your contribution. At the top of the Envelope mark SVdP Society along with your name. Thank You!
St. Vincent de Paul “Brown Bag Collection” Please continue to help our food bank here at Sacred Heart by taking a brown bag and filling it with non perishable foods. Every Friday the  Sacred Heart St Vincent de Paul Society has a food bank that is open to anyone living in the Fort Wayne area. We currently serve an average of 110 families. Please bring the filled bag back by the 2nd Sunday of each month and we will exchange it with another empty brown bag. This gives everyone an  opportunity to help feed the poor in our city and work on our corporal works of mercy. Thank you in advance to all those who help us keep our food bank going.