Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 16, 2017

Weekly Announcements

OFFERTORY (continued)   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   The Water and Wine being mingled in the Chalice, the Priest offers this Chalice to God saying these words: Offerimus tibi, Domine, Calicem salutaris, tuam deprecantes clementiam, ut in conspectu Divinae majestatis tuae, pro nostra et totius mundi salute, cum odore suavitatis ascendat. Amen. We offer to Thee, O Lord, the Chalice of Salvation, invoking Thy clemency, that it may ascend as an odour of sweet fragrance, before Thy Divine Majesty, for our salvation and that of the whole world. Amen.   In this prayer, Holy Church is thinking, in advance, of that which this Chalice is to be come. As yet it holds only Wine; but, later on, there will remain of this Wine only the accidents, the species or appearances; the Substance will give place to the very Blood of Our Lord Himself. Holy Church, therefore, prays God to vouchsafe to look beyond that which she is actually offering to Him at this moment - and she begs that this Chalice may be in His sight as an odour of sweetness, that is to say, that it may be agreeable to His Divine Majesty, so as to operate the salvation of us all.   The Prayer of the Offertory being ended, the Priest places the Chalice on the Corporal, making the sign of the Cross with the Paten, first of all, on the spot whereon it is to stand, in order, thereby, to show, yet once again, that this Sacrifice is truly that of the Cross. In the Latin Church, the Bread is placed on the Altar in front of the Priest, the Chalice between the Bread and the Altar-cross: thus, the two offerings are in a line, one in front of the other. The Greeks, on the contrary, place them one beside the other, in a parallel line, the Host to the left, the Chalice to the right. The Chalice once placed on the Corporal is again covered with the Pall. The Pall is a linen cloth, stiffened so as to give it a certain degree of consistence, and which is placed on the Chalice to prevent anything falling into it, specially after consecration. Formerly, the Pall was not used, the Corporal being then large enough to be drawn up over the Chalice. This custom is still  observed by the Carthusians. Convenience and economy led to the adoption of the Pall; but in order to show that it is really no other than a part of the Corporal itself, the Pall is treated with the very same degree of dignity. The blessing which it receives puts it in a rank apart from such common things as may be handled by anyone; and what shows further that it is one and the same with the Corporal, is that the same form of blessing is used for both. At Rome, the Pall is made of two pieces of linen sewn together and starched. In our countries it is more usual to put thin cardboard between the two pieces of linen.
  • Sunday, July 16 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    John & Phyllis Kuhn Family Living & Deceased     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, July 17 - Feria     7:30 a.m.    FSSP
  • Tuesday, July 18 - St. Camillus de Lellis, Confessor     7:30 a.m.    Poor Souls
  • Wednesday, July 19 - St. Vincent de Paul, Confessor     6:00 p.m.    John & Phyllis Kuhn Family Living & Deceased
  • Thursday,  July 20 - St. Jerome Emiliani, Confessor     7:30 a.m.    Dan & Phyllis Zizelman Family
  • Friday, July 21 - St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor     6:00 p.m.    Kathy DeLaGrange
  • Saturday, July 22 - St. Mary Magdalene, Penitent     9:00 a.m.    James Gordon
  • Sunday, July 23 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Sr. Catherine of Christ     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
REGINA CAELI CHOIR   The new choir season is fast approaching and we would like to send an invitation to anyone considering being a part of this vital ministry.  As you know, a choir is necessary in order to have a High Mass, and Sacred Heart is in need of new choir members, especially men. Singing in the choir is an excellent way to participate in the Mass. The only requirement is the ability to match pitch. Practice times are Wednesdays after the 6:00 pm evening Mass and Sundays at 9:00 am before the morning Mass. Occasional Saturday practices will be required for major Feast Days and new members. If traveling distance is a problem in attending a practice, special arrangements can be made. Our first practice is August 9th at 6:45 pm. Remember, as St. Augustine said, He who sings well, prays twice. If you are interested, please contact the choir director, Teresa Smith, at 260-565-4449, or
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” Thank you to everyone who helped with the Fr. Solanus food bank. 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.