Third Sunday of Lent

March 19, 2017

Weekly Announcements

CREDO (continued)       (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger). Et resurrexit tertia die secundum Scripturas. On the third day, He rose again, as the prophecies had foretold, specially that of the Prophet Jonas. Our Lord Himself had said: this wicked and perverse Generation seeketh a sign, but one shall not be given to it, unless it be that of Jonas the Prophet, nisi signum Jonae prophetae (S. Matth. xii. 39, S. Luc. xi. 29). For just as Jonas was in the whale’s belly, three days and three nights, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Et ascendit in coelum. He ascended into Heaven. The Word of God, coming down on earth to be made man, quitted not His Father’s Bosom. In this place, it is said that He ascended into Heaven, meaning that His humanity actually went up thither, and that there It was enthroned for eternity. Sedet ad dexteram Patris. He is seated at the Right Hand of the Father, as Master and Lord.  Indeed, He was always there according to His Divine Nature, but it behoved Him to be there also according to His Human Nature, and this is what is expressed by these words. In fact, this was a necessity, because the Human Nature being united to the Divine Nature in one and the same Person, which is the Person of God the Son, it can in all truth be said: the Lord is seated at the Right Hand of the Father. David foretold this, saying: Dixit Dominus Domino meo: Sede a dextris meis. [The Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand.]  (Ps. cix. 1). This is a proof of the intimate union which exists of the Divine Nature with the Human, in the Person of Our Lord. For this reason, the Psalm cix. is essentially the Psalm of the Ascension, because that was truly the moment when the Lord, the Father, said to the Lord, the Son: Sit Thou at My Right Hand: Sede a dextris meis.
  •  Sunday, March 19 - Third Sunday of Lent     8:00 a.m.    †Rose Ann Eichman    10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, March 20 - St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor & Patron of the Universal Church     7:00 p.m.    William & Veronica Harris
  • Tuesday, March 21 - Feria of Lent     7:30 a.m.    †James P Howley
  • Wednesday, March 22 - Feria of Lent     6:00 p.m.    †George V Simons
  • Thursday, March 23 - Feria of Lent     7:30 a.m.    †Harriet Howley
  • Friday, March 24 - Feria of Lent     6:30 p.m.    †Katie Baumle
  • Saturday, March 25 - Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary     9:00 a.m.    †Harriet Knight    
  • Sunday, March 26 - Fourth Sunday of Lent      8:00 a.m.     Healing for Louise Molnar     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
Special Collection A special collection will be next Sunday, March 26th, for Catholic Relief Services. 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!
St Vincent de Paul Collection A special collection will be next Sunday, March 26th for the SVdP Society. This collection helps those in need in our area with their utilities and also with the 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 please mark SVdP Society along with your name. Thank You!
Stations of the Cross There will be Stations of the Cross each Friday evening during Lent beginning at 6 PM, followed by Mass at 6:30 PM. Please join us for this special Lenten devotion. Normal Friday/First Friday devotions will be suspended during Lent.
MONDAY, MARCH 20 -- FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH Because the feast of St. Joseph falls on a Sunday  during Lent this year, it must be transferred to the following day.  We will have a high Mass at 7 PM to celebrate this feast.  There will be no morning Mass that day.
REGULATIONS FOR LENT The following are the barest minimum obligations which must be observed by Catholics under pain of serious sin (if there is no serious excusing cause). Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meatless meal. Two smaller meals, not equaling together a full meal, are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. If there are any questions about when one would not be obliged to this observance, please contact the office. The older regulations are given bellow for those who wish to observe Lent in a more traditional manner.
OLDER LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR DEVOTIONAL PURPOSES (NO LONGER BINDING ON THE CONSCIENCES OF CATHOLICS) Fasting was observed on all days of Lent, Sundays excepted. Contrary to what many believe and what many currently available “traditional” calendars claim, this even applied to major feast days (St. Joseph and the Annunciation), in order to preserve the integrity of the forty days of fast. Complete abstinence from meat was observed on Fridays and the Ember Days of Lent. Partial abstinence (meat allowed once) was observed on the remaining days. Although these regulations no longer bind, anyone able to do so is exhorted to follow the more strict, traditional fast and abstinence during the season of Lent.
St. Vincent de Paul “Brown Bag Collection” Please pick up a brown bag marked SVdP Food Bank fill it with nonperishable food and bring it 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 to all those who helped us last month. If you would like to join the St. Vincent de Paul Society we meet every 2nd Friday of the month at 10:00 am in the parish    office. Please contact Kim if you have any questions at 744-2519.
Church Cleaners Needed! We are still in need of people who would like to volunteer to help clean the church weekly. If you are interested please call Susan Devens at 744-1561.
New Life Tree Visit the New Life Tree in the back of Church. Items to be collected for those in need of support. Specifically the Women's Care Center, items to be given and allocated according to their guidelines and needs. The tree has ornaments that have items written on them. The list of items requested will be specifically put together by the Women's Care Center representatives. Things like gently used baby clothes, baby shampoo, wipes, monetary donations, etc will be on the tree to choose from. This will continue up to Holy Week. Items would be brought back to Sacred Heart where they will be picked up and delivered to the Women's Care Center. If you have any questions please call Erin Rivera at 260-246-0232.