Quinquagesima Sunday

February 26, 2017

Weekly Announcements

CREDO (continued)       (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger) Qui propter nos homines, et propter nostram salutem descendit de coelis. [Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven] Having shown us the Word operating such great things, Holy Church adds that He has come upon this earth for us sinners. Not only has He come for man’s sake, but to repair the sin of man and to snatch him from eternal misery; in a word, to operate our salvation: et propter nostram salutem. Yea, on this account is it, that He descended from Heaven: descendit de coelis. Nevertheless, He has not quitted the Father and the Holy Ghost, He is not thereby deprived of the Beatitude of the Divinity, but He has truly united Himself to man, and in this Man, He has suffered all that man can suffer, excepting sin; He descended from Heaven, to be in a creature, living in the midst of us, walking with us, conforming Himself in all things to the exigences of human nature. Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto. The Word hath become Incarnate, He hath been made Flesh, by the operation of the Holy Ghost. All things were made by God, and we have seen how they were made by all the Three Divine Persons. In the Mystery of the Incarnation, likewise, there is the Action of these Three Persons. The Father sends His Son, the Son comes down upon the earth, and the Holy Ghost overshadows this sublime Mystery.
  •  Sunday, February 26 - Quinquagesima Sunday     8:00 a.m.    Fr. Mark Wojdelski, FSSP     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, February 27 - St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows     7:30 a.m.    John & Alice Neumeier
  • Tuesday, February 28 Feria     7:30 a.m.    †Rudolph Surach Jr.
  • Wednesday, March 1 - ASH WEDNESDAY     7:00 p.m.    †Msgr Peter Bolerasky
  • Thursday, March 2 - Feria of Lent     7:30 a.m.    †Elmer & Felicia Dickman
  • Friday, March 3 - Feria of Lent     6:30 p.m.    †Katie Baumle
  • Saturday, March 4 - Feria of Lent     9:00 a.m.    †James & Mary Gill Family
  • Sunday,  March 5 - First Sunday of Lent     8:00 a.m.     Kevin White Jr.      10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
REGULATIONS FOR LENT Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Mar. 1. 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 at the end of this bulletin for those who wish to observe Lent in a more traditional manner.
Ash Wednesday -- March 1 The holy season of Lent begins this Wednesday. The blessing and distribution of ashes will begin at 7 PM followed by Mass.  Remember man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return.   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.
First Friday-First Saturday Just a reminder that this week will be the First    Friday and First Saturday 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 Blessed Mother has requested we make the 5 First Saturdays also in reparation for sin. The reward for fulfilling these requests is far greater than the effort to complete these devotions Please join us. Saturday - Rosary 8:25 am. Confessions 8:30 and Mass at 9 am.
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.
Special Collection There will be a special collection next Sunday, March 5th for Black & Indian Missions. There will be an envelope marked Special Collections Envelope at the entrances. Please pick one up if you would like to be acknowledged for your contribution. At the top of the Envelope please mark what  the collection is for along with your name. Thank You!
New Life Tree Lent is a time of rebirth and renewal. Just as Jesus died for our sins, we too must die to self and be renewed in the Pascal Mystery. Each year trees fade away, appearing to die, only to come back to full life each spring. Babies are part of our new life and are a beautiful blessing from God Himself, as such they should always be valued and cherished. Similar to the Angel Tree at Advent time, the New Life Tree will host 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. Bishop Rhoades described the Women's Care Center as 'A true oasis of mercy, places where women who may be in crises, perhaps tempted to do harm to themselves and their unborn babies, perhaps experiencing hopelessness or despair, rejection or helplessness, here receive  compassionate help and merciful love. There will be a tree set up with ornaments that have items written on them, just like the Angel Tree. 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 start the beginning of Lent at the back of Church and be taken down before Good Friday. 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.