Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 1, 2017

Weekly Announcements

THE CANON OF THE MASS   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   The Preface being finished, the Sanctus is sounded, and the Priest then enters within the cloud.  His voice will not be heard again, until the Great Prayer is concluded. This   Prayer has received the name of Canon Missae, that is to say, Rule of the Mass, because it is this portion which essentially constitutes the Mass: it may be well termed the Mass by excellence. It finishes at the Pater, and then, as previously at the conclusion of the Offertory prayers, the termination will be signalised by the Priest himself, who will utter the concluding words in a loud voice: Per omnia saecula saeculorum; to which the Faithful will add their Amen, we approve of all that has been said and done by thee, because our intention was one and the same with thine, to bring down the Lord into our midst; and therefore are we participators in all thine acts. So then, it is to be observed that the Priest says the whole of this Great Prayer, the   Canon, in an under-tone, not excepting even the various Amen which conclude the separate Prayers of which the Canon is composed. Once only, does he raise his voice a little, and then only whilst uttering two or three words, whereby he declares himself to be a sinner, as well as those who are around him: Nobis quoque peccatoribus. In the Seventeenth Century the Jansenist heretics tried to introduce the abuse of reciting the Canon of the Mass aloud. Deceived by their tricks, Cardinal de Bissy, one of the successors of Bossuet, countenanced the admission of R. in red type, into the Missal which he had composed for his Church, as the French Bishops of that day imagined they had a right to do. These R. in red would naturally convey the idea that the people were supposed to respond the Amen thus marked. Now they can only respond to Prayers that can be heard. Hence would necessarily follow, at last, the recitation of the Canon aloud, by the Priest, which was the very thing aimed at by these Jansenists. But happily public attention was quickly drawn to this dangerous innovation, loud complaints were raised against it, and Cardinal de Bissy himself withdrew the unfortunate step he had taken.
  • Sunday, October 1 - 17th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    John & Phyllis Kuhn Family Living & Deceased     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, October 2 - The Holy Guardian Angels     7:30 a.m.    Peter Fradl
  • Tuesday, October 3 - St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, Virgin     7:00 a.m.    Rev Aubert Grieser OFM
  • Wednesday, October 4 - St. Francis of Assisi, Confessor     6:00 p.m.    Jim Momper
  • Thursday, October 5 - Feria     7:30 a.m.    Walter Oczko
  • Friday, October 6 - St. Bruno, Confessor     6:00 p.m.    Katherine DeLaGrange
  • Sat, October 7 - Blessed Virgin Mary of the Rosary     9:00 a.m.    Poor Souls 
  • Sunday, October 8 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost      8:00 a.m.    Robert J Heiny      10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
First Friday and First Saturday Just a reminder that this Friday and Saturday are First Friday and First Saturday respectively. Our Lord made the following promise to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: "I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who shall receive communion on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment." Friday -- Confessions at 5:30 pm, Mass at 6 pm followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart devotions and Benediction. Our Blessed Mother made the following promise to Sr. Lucia: "I promise to assist at the hour of death with the grace necessary for salvation all those who, with the intention of making reparation to me, will, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the beads, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary." Saturday -- Rosary at 8:25 am, Confessions at 8:30, Mass at 9 am.
Young Ladies' Sodality Meeting - Friday, October 6 at 4pm The young ladies' sodality aims to provide monthly Marian activities related to the liturgical year. Please join us for this month's meeting, which will include a short talk by our Pastor and the making of rosaries. The meeting is open to all ages and will be held in the school building.
SPECIAL CONFERENCE -- OCTOBER 21 "Navigating Your Children Through the Dangers of the Modern World" 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.
Bishop’s Appeal 2017 We have received 56% towards our goal of $12,611.56 Thanks to all who have already given! For those who have not please prayerfully consider what you might be able to give. Pledge cards are available by the front entrance. You may place them in the collection basket or mail. May God reward you!
Thank You! A huge thanks to all who helped out to make our parish picnic a success. We had a great turnout and it appeared that everyone enjoyed themselves. It was encouraging to see people from both Masses in attendance. Despite having two different Masses on Sunday, we proved that we are still one united parish. Next year we may need to rent the larger pavilion, as it seemed a bit cramped this time around.