Sixth Resumed Sunday after Epiphany

November 19, 2017

Weekly Announcements

COMMUNICANTES   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   The Church Militant does not wish to approach the Holy Altar all alone. She has spoken to God, about the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth, about the Bishop under whose Jurisdiction the Diocese is placed, then about all Catholics. Now, she wants to name another class of persons, belonging not to the Church Militant, but to the Church Triumphant. She is fully aware that those who are already enjoying the Glory of the Church Triumphant are not separated from her, but, on the contrary, that they are intimately united to her, forming but one and the same Church with her. It is true, the Church is divided into the Church Triumphant, the Church Suffering, and the Church Militant; nevertheless there is but one Church. We are to present ourselves, then, before God, in company not only of the Saints on earth, but of the Saints in Heaven. For this reason, the Priest adds: Communicantes et memoriam venerantes. ... Yes, we do indeed venerate those whom we are about to name, and our motive for thus honouring their memory is that they have already attained eternal glory and God for evermore; we are united with them, and have direct communication with them, forming but one with them, in the Holy Sacrifice. And who are they? First of all: in primis gloriosae semper Virginis Mariae, Genetricis Dei et Domini nostri Jesu Christi. ... Our Blessed Lady has every right to an honour peculiar to her alone, and Holy Church never fails to pay it to her; on the present occasion she expresses this her thought by the word in primis: it behoves us in the first place, to speak of Mary. Yes, of Mary who always was and ever is a Virgin: Virgin before Birth-giving, Virgin in Birth-giving, Virgin after Birth-giving; She is, moreover, the true Mother of God, of Him who is at the same time, Our Lord Jesus Christ. All these her titles give her special right to particular mention apart from all others.
  • Sunday, Nov 19 - 6th Resumed Sunday after Epiphany     8:00 a.m.    Alicia Verduzcot     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, Nov 20 - St. Felix of Valois, Confessor     7:30 a.m.    Herman H Ricker
  • Tuesday, Nov 21 - The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary     7:00 a.m.    Roger Gartside
  • Wednesday, Nov 22 - St. Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr     6:00 p.m.    John Harris
  • Thursday, Nov 23 - St. Clement I, Pope & Martyr     9:00 a.m.    †James Finlay
  • Friday, Nov 24 - St. John of the Cross, Doctor     6:00 p.m.    †Ralph H Simons
  • Saturday, Nov 25 - St. Catherine, Virgin & Martyr     9:00 a.m.    †Margaret A Finlay 
  • Sunday, Nov 26 - Twenty-fourth and Last Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Arthur P Oles     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
Thursday, November 23rd Due to the secular holiday, Mass will be at 9 AM on Thursday November 23rd.
St Vincent de Paul Collection There will be a special collection next Sunday, November 26th for the SVdP Society. This collection helps those in need in our area with their utilities and also with our food bank. Please use the Special Collections Envelope at the entrances if you would like to be acknowledged for your contribution. At the top of the Envelope mark SVdP Society along with your name. Thank You!
Update from OLGS Please pray for Nicholas and James Eichman, who continue to proceed towards the priesthood of Jesus Christ and will be receiving the minor orders of Exorcist and Acolyte at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary on Saturday, Nov. 25.
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.