Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 15, 2017

Weekly Announcements

TE IGITUR   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   Te igitur, Clementissime Pater, per Jesum Christum Filium tuum Dominum nostrum supplices rogamus ac petimus. [We, therefore, humbly pray and beseech Thee, most merciful Father, through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord] After the Sanctus, the Priest extends his arms upraised, then joining his hands, he raises his eyes to Heaven, but casts them down again immediately. Then, bowing profoundly, with his hands joined and leaning them upon the altar, he says: Te igitur, Clementissime Pater. These words Te igitur serve as a link to the one great idea; they express that the Priest has but one thought, that of the Sacrifice. It is as though he were saying to God (for all these prayers, as we see from the outset, are addressed to the Father), seeing that I am Thine, seeing that the Faithful have now placed all their desires in my hands, behold, we come before Thee, in the name of this very Sacrifice; then he kisses the Altar, in order to give more expression to the earnestness of his petition, and continues: uti accepta habeas et benedicas [that Thou wouldst accept and bless], here, he joins his hands and then prepares to begin the sign of the cross which he is to make thrice, over the oblation, whilst adding these words, haec dona, haec munera, haec Sancta sacrificia illibata [these gifts, these presents, these holy unspotted sacrifices]; yea, this Bread and Wine which we have offered to Thee are truly pure; deign then to bless them and receive them; and bless them, not inasmuch as they are mere material Bread and Wine, but, in consideration of the Body and Blood of Thy Son, into which they are about to be changed. The sign of the cross here made by the Priest over the Bread and Wine is especially to show that he has Christ Himself mainly in view. Again stretching out his hands, he thus continues: in primis quae tibi offerimus pro Ecclesia tua sancta catholica [which, in the first place, we offer Thee for Thy holy Catholic Church]. The first interest at stake, when Mass is said, is Holy Church, than which nothing is dearer to God; He cannot fail to be touched, when His Church is spoken of. Quam pacificare, adunare et regere digneris toto Orbe terrarum [which Thou mayst vouchsafe to pacify, guard, unite and govern throughout the world]. The word adunare gives us here God’s own intention regarding her; He wishes her to be One, as He himself says in Holy Writ: una est Columba mea [One is my dove] (Cant. vi. 8).  Entering into His Divine views, we too implore of Him to keep her always One, and that nothing may ever succeed in tearing the Seamless Garment of Christ. As in the Pater the very first petition that Our Lord bids us make, is that This Name may be hallowed: Sanctificetur nomen tuum, thereby teaching us that God’s Glory and Interests must take precedence of all others; so here, just in the same way, This Glory is put forward, in what regards His Church, in primis. And our prayer for her is that she may have peace; we ask that she may be protected, that she may be indeed One, and well governed throughout the entire world.
SPECIAL CONFERENCE -- OCTOBER 21 at 10 AM "Navigating Your Children Through the Dangers of the Modern World"  — Presented by the Pastor of Sacred Heart Church. Parents have a special duty to guide their children towards being good and responsible adults.  Catholic parents have in addition the grave duty to raise their children to be good Catholics who do not follow the "spirit of the age" often spoken of by so many of our popes. We will examine some of the ways in which the "spirit of the age" hurts Catholic families in the present day -- even those with the very best of intentions -- in the hopes that some spiritual "damage control" can prevent harm to souls in the years to come. Older teens and young adults will provide supervised activities for any children who require supervision during this conference, which is intended for parents or those soon to be parents. The conference will take place in the basement of the school building.
  • Sunday, October 15 - 19th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Joe Knepper     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, October 16 - St. Hedwig, Widow     7:30 a.m.    Sr. Catherine of Christ
  • Tuesday, October 17 - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin     7:00 a.m.    Bruno Dziadkowiec
  • Wednesday, October 18 - St. Luke, Evangelist     6:00 p.m.    †Phyllis Kuhn
  • Thursday, October 19 - St. Peter of Alcantara, Confessor     7:30 a.m.    John & Kathleen Blake
  • Friday, October 20 - St. John Cantius, Confessor     6:00 p.m.    Deceased Members of Ditzel & Goetz Families
  • Saturday, October 21 - Our Lady on Saturday     9:00 a.m.    Deceased Members of Ditzel & Goetz Families    
  • Sunday, October 22 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Julie Weilbaker       10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
Special Collection There will be a special collection next Sunday,  October 22nd for World Mission Sunday/Propagation of the Faith. 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!
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.
Annual Bishop’s Appeal We have received 123% towards our goal of $12,611.56 with 56% Participation. Thanks to all who have already given! If you have not pledged and still wish to do so there are more ABA cards in the entrances. All pledges from this point on will come back to Sacred Heart 100%. May God reward you!