|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.|
|MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK|
|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.