|CREDO (continued) (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger) Et in Spiritum Sanctum Dominum et vivificantem. I equally believe in the Holy Ghost, that is to say, by faith I go towards the Holy Ghost, I adhere to the Holy Ghost. And who is the Holy Ghost: Dominum. He is the Lord, He is the Master, just as the other two Divine Persons are. But what is He furthermore? Vivificantem, He gives life. In the same way as our soul gives life to our body, so does the Holy Ghost give life to our soul. It is this Holy Spirit who animates her by the sanctifying grace, which He pours into her, and thus does He sustain her, make her act, vivify her, and make her grow in love. In like manner also, in the Church, it is the Holy Ghost who maintains all; it is He who makes all these her members, so divers in nation, language, and customs, to live all of the same life, belonging, as they do, to the one same Body, of which Jesus Christ is the Head. In fact, all have the same faith, all draw the same graces from the same Sacraments, and all are animated by the same hopes, and are in expectation of the realization of these same; in a word, the Holy Ghost sustains all.|
|MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK|
|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. Friday, Confessions 5:30 pm. Mass at 6 pm, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart devotions and Benediction. Saturday - Rosary 8:25 am. Confessions 8:30 and Mass at 9 am.|
|The Rosary Sodality - Saturday, May 6th The Ladies’ Rosary Sodality will meet this Saturday, May 6th 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.|
|Women’s Care Center - Thank You Words cannot adequately express my most sincere thanks for the wonderful donation of baby items, diapers and gift cards you collected this Lent for the Women’s Care Center. What a wonderful idea and so timely for our moms and babies. We are always grateful for help but many times it happens during Advent and so, just as we are coming to the end of those gifts, you have blessed us with more!! We have already met over 1000 women this year and we are expecting 925 babies in the next few months so your gifts will quickly be put to use. We could not help so many if not for the generosity and kindness of our community. Once again, thank you for your support and care. For Life, Anne Koehl R.N.|
To help cut down on overhead, those contributing to the church by check are asked to please place their checks directly into the basket without an envelope. The envelopes are more intended for use by those contributing with cash who would like to receive acknowledgement for their contributions.