Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 26, 2017

Weekly Announcements

CREDO (continued)       (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger). Et iterum venturus est cum gloria judicare vivos et mortuos. [And he will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead]  So, as regards our Lord, there is question of two comings: in the first He is born without Glory, and, as St. Paul expresses it, He annihilates Himself, taking the form of a servant: Semetipsum exinanivit formam servi accipiens (Philip. ii. 7); whereas in the second, He is to come in glory, venturus est cum gloria. And wherefore will He come? Not as, heretofore, to save, but to judge: judicare vivos et mortuos. Not only will He come to judge those who will be still living on earth, at the time of his second coming, but moreover all those dead from the very beginning of the world, because absolutely all must be judged. Cujus regni non erit finis. And of His kingdom there shall be no end. This refers only to the reign of Jesus Christ in His Sacred humanity, because, in His Divinity He has never ceased to reign. This kingdom of His will not only be glorious, but it will never have an end. The second part of the Credo here ends, and is the largest portion. It was fitting that in this public confession of our faith, Jesus Christ should be treated of, at greater length, because personally He has done most for us, though He has done nothing without the joint action and concurrence of the other two Divine Persons. Therefore it is, we call Him Our Lord: doubtless, this Title of Lord befits the Father who created us; but still it is doubly applicable to the Son, who, besides having created us (inasmuch as God hath made all things by His Word), has likewise redeemed us: so that we belong to Him by a double title.
  • Sunday, March 26 - Fourth Sunday of Lent     8:00 a.m.    Healing for Louise Molnar     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, March 27 - Feria of Lent     7:30 a.m.    Healing for Louise Molnar
  • Tuesday, March 28 - Feria of Lent     7:30 a.m.    †Mary Ann Finlay
  • Wednesday, March 29 - Feria of Lent     6:00 p.m.    †Mary K Gill
  • Thursday, March 30 - Feria of Lent     7:30 a.m.    Rita Tomaselli
  • Friday, March 31 - Feria of Lent     6:30 p.m.    Lisa Cras
  • Saturday, April 1 - Feria of Lent     9:00 a.m.    Special Intentions
  • Sunday, April 2 - Passion Sunday     8:00 a.m.     Patricia Mueller     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
Stations of the Cross There will be Stations of the Cross each Friday evening during Lent beginning at 6 PM, followed by Mass at 6:30 PM. Please join us for this special Lenten devotion. Normal Friday/First Friday devotions will be suspended during Lent.
Rosary Sodality - Saturday, April 1st      The Ladies’ Rosary Sodality will meet this Saturday, April 1st after the 9:00 am Mass. All women of the parish are welcome to join, ages 18 and up. Please join in helping our parish with various necessary things such as care and maintenance of the sacred linens and vestments used at Mass, coordinating funeral luncheons, seasonal decoration of the church, acquiring things needed for the church and much more.  No prior experience is necessary.
First Saturday Just a reminder that this Saturday is the first of the month. Our Lady at Fatima requested that First Saturday Devotions be made for 5 consecutive months in reparation for blasphemies and offenses against her Immaculate Heart. These devotions consist of four parts with all four being made in a spirit of reparation for sins. 1) Go to confession within 8 days before or after 2) Receive Holy Communion on the First Saturday 3) Recite 5 decades of the rosary 4) Meditate for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the rosary. The Blessed Mother promised Sr. Lucia that she would “assist at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for salvation” to all who make the 5 First Saturdays. Saturday - Rosary 8:25 am. Confessions 8:30 and Mass at 9 am.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS Sacrament of Confirmation -- Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. The location is tentatively St. Stanislaus Church in South Bend. Time to be announced. Classes will start in the late summer/early fall.
REGULATIONS FOR LENT The following are the barest minimum obligations which must be observed by Catholics under pain of serious sin (if there is no serious excusing cause). Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meatless meal. Two smaller meals, not equaling together a full meal, are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. If there are any questions about when one would not be obliged to this observance, please contact the office. The older regulations are given bellow for those who wish to observe Lent in a more traditional manner.
OLDER LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR DEVOTIONAL PURPOSES (NO LONGER BINDING ON THE CONSCIENCES OF CATHOLICS) Fasting was observed on all days of Lent, Sundays excepted. Contrary to what many believe and what many currently available “traditional” calendars claim, this even applied to major feast days (St. Joseph and the Annunciation), in order to preserve the integrity of the forty days of fast. Complete abstinence from meat was observed on Fridays and the Ember Days of Lent. Partial abstinence (meat allowed once) was observed on the remaining days. Although these regulations no longer bind, anyone able to do so is exhorted to follow the more strict, traditional fast and abstinence during the season of Lent.
New Life Tree Visit the New Life Tree in the back of Church. Items to be collected for those in need of support. Specifically the Women's Care Center, items to be given and allocated according to their guidelines and needs. The tree has ornaments that have items written on them. The list of items requested will be specifically put together by the Women's Care Center representatives. Things like gently used baby clothes, baby shampoo, wipes, monetary donations, etc. will be on the tree to choose from. This will continue up to Holy Week. Items would be brought back to Sacred Heart where they will be picked up and delivered to the Women's Care Center. If you have any questions please call Erin Rivera at 260-246-0232.
Church Cleaners Needed! We are still in need of people who would like to volunteer to help clean the church weekly. If you are interested please call Susan Devens at 744-1561.
Scrip      Please take a look at the Scrip order forms at the front  entrance to see if there are vendors that you frequent. If so, just fill in the amount you would like to purchase. The form will let you know the percentage the Parish receives from your Scrip purchase. Submit the form with a check of your total purchase by dropping it in the collection basket. For any questions please call Kim at the office 260-744-2519. All orders must be prepaid and will be placed on Monday of each week. Your orders will then come to the office and you will be called to pick them up or at church the following Sunday. Due to processing costs, in order to make a few dollars we have to put in an order of $300 or more.