Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July 2, 2017

Weekly Announcements

OFFERTORY (continued)   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   Thus says Mother Church: Deus, qui humanae substantiae dignitatem mirabiliter condidisti [O God, Who established the nature of man in wondrous dignity].  Why speak here of the dignity of man? Why recall here, the Divinity and Humanity of Jesus Christ? Because the Wine and Water here used are figures: the Wine represents Jesus Christ as God, the Water represents Him as Man. The weakness of the Water, compared with the strength of the Wine, expresses the difference which exists between the Humanity and the Divinity of Jesus Christ. We must see ourselves too in this water, since we it was, who by Mary, furnished Our Lord with the Humanity; thus does Holy Church express herself on this subject, in sentiments of admiration; thus does she love to put forward the true dignity of man.  Already had the royal Prophet sung this our dignity, in his Psalm: Constituisti eum super opera manuum tuarum, omnia subjecisti sub pedibus ejus: Lord, Thou hast placed man over all the works of Thy Hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet (Ps. viii.). And if we recollect the manner of his creation by God, we are not surprised to hear Holy Church here saying that he was created in an admirable manner. When there is question of man, God speaks this word: “Let Us make man to Our Own Image and Likeness.” And as He said, so hath He done. But if man has been thus created, he has been moreover, raised up in a still more admirable manner, after his fall, and Holy Church fails not to say so: mirabilius reformasti [still more admirably restored it]. Yes indeed, God has up-raised him in a manner far exceeding, in wonder, that of His creation, in espousing human nature by His Son, and so reforming fallen man.
  • Sunday, July 2 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    John & Phyllis Kuhn Family Living & Deceased     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, July 3 - St. Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr      7:30 a.m.    Edward Dahm
  • Tuesday, July 4 - Feria     9:00 a.m.    John & Kathleen Blake
  • Wednesday, July 5 - St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Confessor     6:00 p.m.    Nicholas L Heiny
  • Thursday, July 6 - Feria     7:30 a.m.    Fr. Calvin Goodwin
  • Friday, July 7 - Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Bishops & Confessors     6:00 p.m.    Dorne Mills & Family 
  • Saturday, July 8 - St. Elizabeth, Queen, Widow     9:00 a.m.    Katherine DeLaGrange
  • Sunday, July 9 -  Fifth Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Jim Momper†     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
First Saturday Just a reminder, this week will be the First Friday of the month. Our Lord has asked that we make 9 First Fridays in reparation for sin. He has given 12 promises for those who make the 9 First Fridays. The reward for fulfilling this request is far greater than the effort to  complete this devotion Please join us. Friday, Confessions 5:30 pm. Mass at 6 pm, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart devotions and Benediction.
Tuesday, July 4th Due to the secular holiday, Mass will be at 9 AM on Tuesday, July 4th.
Summer Schedule The choir will be taking a much-needed break.  Therefore, both Sunday Masses will be Low Masses during the month of July only.  Please note that High Masses resume in August.
Coffee & Donuts — July 2nd There will be Coffee & Donuts today after the 8 and 10 AM Mass. All are welcome.
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 “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.