Second Sunday of Advent

December 10, 2017

Weekly Announcements

COMMUNICANTES (cont.)        (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   She terminates her Prayer by naming all the Saints, by whose merits she commends herself to God: et omnium Sanctorum tuorum, quorum meritis precibusque concedas, ut in omnibus protectionis tuae muniamur auxilio.  [and all Thy Saints; by whose merits and prayers grant that we may in all things be made secure by the aid of Thy protection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.] Thus ends this third Prayer, which is, like the other two, a Prayer of recommendation. First of all, the Priest prayed for Holy Church, the Pope, the Bishop, all Catholics, then for those for whose intention the Holy Sacrifice is being offered; to these he joined other persons in whom he is interested, finally, he reminded God of the union which exists between the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant, and then the names of the Saints in Heaven were heard at our Altar here below. These three Prayers form but one, for which reason, only at the conclusion of this third, the Priest, joining his hands, terminates with the usual words: Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. He says the Amen himself and in a whisper; his voice is not to be heard, until the Pater.
  • Sunday, December 10 - 2nd Sunday of Advent     8:00 a.m.    Ellen Wagner     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, December 11 - St. Damasus I, Pope and Confessor     7:30 a.m.    Oliver Wagner
  • Tuesday, December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe     7:00 a.m.    Veronica Wagner   
  • Wednesday, December 13 - St. Lucy, Virgin  and Martyr     6:00 p.m.    Jim Momper
  • Thursday,  December 14 - Feria of Advent     7:30 a.m.    James Pestritto†  (Ann.)
  • Friday, December 15 - Feria of Advent      6:00 p.m.    Joe & Joann Malfait
  • Saturday, December 16 - St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr     9:00 a.m.    Harold & Theresa Baumle
  • Sunday, December 17 - 3rd Sunday of Advent      8:00 a.m.    Jim Leeson†     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
MASS REQUESTS If you desire a Mass to be celebrated for a particular intention, please place the offering along with the specific intention in writing in an envelope clearly marked Mass Intention and place it in the collection basket.  For individual intentions, make sure to specify whether the person is living or deceased. Alternatively, you can approach the pastor or bring or mail the request to the church. We do not accept phoned-in or emailed requests. Everything must be together at the time the request is made. Please note that Mass stipends are NOT tax-deductible according to IRS regulations. If you would like to schedule your Masses for next year we are full through February 2018 with a few open Masses for March & April, 2018.
St. Edmund Campion Missal and Hymnal Propers for today's Mass can be found starting on page 5 in the Campion Missal/Hymnal.  For the most part, the Sundays follow a sequential order. The name of the Sunday is listed in the bulletin, so that you can find it in the missal part of the book. Occasional   Masses that appear on specific dates (e.g. holy days of obligation or other major feasts) are found from  pages 431-531. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to look through the book to familiarize yourself with where things are. Eventually we will discontinue using the loose proper sheets and red booklet missals.
Christmas Schedule     Sunday, Dec 24th 8:00 AM Low Mass                                      10:00 AM High Mass     (Carols)                                       11:30 PM   Monday, Dec 25th Midnight Low Mass                                        9:00 AM High Mass     Confession: 1/2 hour before Masses
Flowers (Christmas) On December 17th we will have a second collection for our Christmas flowers. There will be a special envelope marked for flowers at the entrances of Church. Whatever money that is brought in will be what is used to purchase the flowers.
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.