First Sunday of Advent

December 3, 2017

Weekly Announcements

COMMUNICANTES (cont.)   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   With her ever wise discretion, Holy Church has limited the Saints’ names mentioned here. Let us go through the list: Petri et Pauli. The Priest has this one thought uppermost in his mind, that he is in close union with all these Saints, and that he is engaged in honouring their memory. He names St. Peter and St. Paul together, because these two Saints are really one, belonging as they both do to the Holy Roman Church which was founded by their joint labours. Then come the other Apostles: Andreae, Jacobi [James the Great], Johannis [John, the beloved disciple], Thomae, Jacobi [James the Less], Philippi, Bartholomaei, Matthaei, Simonis, et Thaddaei [Thaddeus, called also Jude]. These holy ones just named by the Church, all belong to the Gospel; but in order to show that she belongs to all ages, she deems it well to couple with these venerable names of the very Foundations of the Church, others no less dear to her. So these three Popes are mentioned in the same list: Linus, Cletus, Clement were all three ordained by St. Peter; so that at the Apostle’s death, there were these three Bishops in Rome. St. Peter had appointed Clement to be his successor, but he contrived at first to escape the burthen; nevertheless he was at last forced to accept it, but whether he succeeded St. Linus, before or after St. Cletus, on the Chair of Peter, is uncertain. Xysti, here we have another Pope; it is Sixtus II, he who had St. Laurence for his deacon. He is a very celebrated Pontiff: he was beheaded in the Cemetery Pretextatus; and the Cemetery of St. Calixtus where is the Crypt of St. Camilia, is also called by his name, i.e., of St. Sixtus. Then follows Cornelius, whose epitaph, lately discovered in the Catacombs by the Commedatore De Rossi, has been a subject of such lively interest; this epitaph was found in two separate pieces, on one was only Cor, on the other, nelius. After these Popes, we are given a Bishop’s name: it is St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage. He is coupled, on the diptychs, with his friend, St. Cornelius. Laurentii, the great Deacon St. Laurence ever so markedly honoured by Holy Church. These Martyrs all suffered in the persecution under Valerian; but the next, St. Chrysogonus, comes under Diocletian. As regards SS. John and Paul, they are much later, being put to death in the reign of Julian the Apostate. Finally, Cosmae et Damiani, both physicians; they were not Romans, but their bodies were brought to Rome later; they suffered under Diocletian. These two names close the list adopted by Holy Church, and no others may now be added.
  • Sunday, December 3 - First Sunday of Advent     8:00 a.m.    Joan Williams, Intention     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, December 4 - St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor     7:30 a.m.    Emily Gauthier, Intention
  • Tuesday, December 5 - Feria of Advent     7:00 a.m.    John Harris
  • Wednesday, December 6 - St. Nicholas, Bishop     6:00 p.m.    Katherine DeLaGrange
  • Thursday, Dec 7 - St. Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor     7:30 a.m.    Franklin & Inna Uhlig
  • Friday, December 8 - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary     7:00 p.m.    Pro Populo
  • Saturday, December 9 - Dedication of the Cathedral Church     9:0a.m.    Wesley Wright IV Safety 
  • Sunday, December 10 - Second Sunday of Advent     8:00 a.m.    Ellen Wagner     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - December 8th Just a reminder that this Friday is The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a holy day of obligation for Roman Catholics. There will be a High Mass at 7 PM.
Special Collection There will be a special collection next Sunday,   December 10th for Retirement Fund for Religious. Please use the envelope marked Special Collections Envelope at the entrances if you would like to be acknowledged for your contribution. At the top of the Envelope mark what  the collection is for along with your name. Thank You!
New Table & Chairs The Rosary Sodality was able to purchase three table and 24 chairs. We are asking for donations for new tables and chairs at the potlucks and coffee & donut functions. We will purchase these as the funds come in. It cost $365.29 for a table and eight chairs. We have collected $132.00 towards our next purchase.
MASS REQUESTS If you desire a Mass to be celebrated for a particular intention, please place the offering along with the specific intention in writing in an envelope clearly marked Mass Intention and place it in the collection basket.  For individual intentions, make sure to specify whether the person is living or deceased. Alternatively, you can approach the pastor or bring or mail the request to the church. We do not accept phoned-in or emailed requests. Everything must be together at the time the request is made. Please note that Mass stipends are NOT tax-deductible according to IRS regulations. If you would like to schedule your Masses for next year we are full through February 2018 with a few open Masses for March 2018.
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.
AmazonSmile Fundraiser We received $24.16 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation for last quarter. If you order items thru Amazon please follow the instructions on our web page and sign up to AmazonSmile.
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.