Third Sunday after Easter

May 7, 2017

Weekly Announcements

CREDO (continued)   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger)   Qui ex Patre Filioque procedit: this same Holy Ghost proceedeth from the Father and the Son.  How could one suppose that the Father and the Son are not united? There needs must be a link uniting One to the Other. The Father and the Son are not merely in juxtaposition, but a Link unites Them, embraces Them, and this Link proceeds from Both of Them, forming but One with Them; and this Mutual Love is no other than the Holy Ghost. At the Council of Nicaea, in drawing up the Symbol, the main attention of the Fathers was directed to what treated of Jesus Christ; at the Council of Constantinople, they resolved upon completing the Nicene Creed, by adding what regards the Holy Ghost, save the words Filioque; as they expressed it, the words simply stood Qui ex Patre procedit. The Fathers of this Council saw no necessity of saying more on the subject of the Procession, because the words of Our Lord, in the Gospel, leave no doubt on the matter. “I will send you the Spirit of Truth who proceedeth from the Father:” Ego mittam vobis a Patre Spiritum veritatis qui a Patre procedit. (S. John, xv. 26): He is therefore, likewise the Principle of the Holy Ghost, as He sends Him. The Father sends the Son, and it is evident that the Son is begotten by the Father; Our Lord here saying: “I will send you the Spirit,” proves that He is Himself the Source of the Holy Ghost, as is the Father. And if our Lord adds these words: Qui a Patre procedit, He in no way means to say that the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father only; it is merely in order to give further expression to His own words, and to emphasize that not He alone sends this Divine Spirit, but that the Father, conjointly with the Son, sends Him. The Greeks refused to admit this Truth, and so raised disputations on this passage, in order to overturn the Dogma of the Trinity. But we believe that the Trinity is linked in Its Three Persons, in this ineffable manner, namely, that the First Person begets the Second; the First and the Second are united to one another by the Third. If belief be refused in this Bond produced by the Father and the Son, and linking Them together, the Holy Ghost would be utterly isolated from the Son, the Trinity would be destroyed. It was in Spain that the addition of the Filioque was first of all introduced into the Creed, in order to express with greater precision what the Fathers of Constantinople had declared; this change was begun in the eighth century; but the Roman Church did not adopt it till the eleventh. She knew that such a measure would provoke difficulties; but seeing the necessity, she decided upon it, and since then, this addition to the Symbol has become obligatory on the whole [Western] Church.
  •  Sunday, May 7 - Third Sunday after Easter     8:00 a.m.    John & Phyllis Kuhn     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, May 8 - Feria of Paschaltide     7:30 a.m.    Sr. Catherine of Christ
  • Tuesday, May 9 - St. Gregory Nazianzen, Bishop & Doctor     7:30 a.m.    Mary K. Gill
  • Wednesday, May 10 - St. Antoninus, Bishop     6:00 p.m.    Special Intentions
  • Thursday, May 11 - Ss Philip & James, Apostles     7:30 a.m.    Ted Rapezynski
  • Friday, May 12 - Ss Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla Virgin and Pancras, Martyrs     6:00 p.m.    Kate Baumle
  • Saturday, May 13 - St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor     9:00 a.m.    Helen Smith & Family
  • Sunday, May 14 - Fourth Sunday after Easter     8:00 a.m.     Rita Voors     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
Special Collection There will be a special collection next Sunday, May 14th for Catholic Charities. There will be an envelope marked Special Collections Envelope at the entrances. Please pick one up if you would like to be acknowledged for your contribution. At the top of the Envelope please mark what  the collection is for along with your name. Thank You!
New Table & Chairs If you were able to go to the potluck this past Sunday you probably noticed the new table and eight chairs that the Rosary Sodality purchased. We are asking for donations for new tables and chairs at the potlucks and coffee & donut functions. We will purchase these as the funds come in. It cost $365.29 for a table and eight chairs.
May Devotion May is the month of Mary; devotion to the Blessed Mother throughout May originated in Rome in the 18th century to counter immorality and infidelity among students at a college there. It has spread through most of the Latin Church now. Because the North American holiday of Mother's Day falls in May, Catholics take this time to recall and try to emulate Mary's role as mother. Therefore devotion to Mary in the month of May focuses both on Mary as a role model for Christian mothers, and Mary's ever lasting chastity and purity, and her fidelity to God's will.
 O Virgin Immaculate, Mother of God and My Mother O Virgin Immaculate, Mother of God and my Mother, from your sublime heights turn your eyes of pity on me. Filled with confidence in your goodness and knowing full well your power, I beg you to extend to me your assistance in the journey of life, which is so full of dangers for my soul. In order that I may never be a slave of the devil through sin, but may ever live with my heart humble and pure, I entrust myself wholly to you. I consecrate my heart to you forever, my only desire being to love your divine Son, Jesus. Mary, none of your devout servants has ever perished; may I, too, be saved.  Amen.
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.
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 put in an order of $400 or more.