Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 3, 2017

Weekly Announcements

 ORATE FRATRES   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   Then the Priest, having kissed the Altar, turns towards the people with this salutation: Orate, fratres, ut meum ac vestrum sacrificium acceptabile fiat apud Deum Patrem Omnipotentem. [Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.]  These words form the Priest’s farewell to them, for he will not again turn to them, until the Sacrifice is consummated. But, observe that this is not his ordinary parting word; as, for instance, when he went up to the Altar, his merely said Dominus vobiscum. In this place, he recommends himself to the prayers of the Faithful, in order that this Sacrifice, which belongs, at once, both to Priest and people, may be pleasing unto God. The Sacrifice is the Priest's, for he is the direct agent therein; the Sacrifice belongs to the Faithful, because Jesus Christ instituted it for their particular profit; see now why it is that the Priest lays such stress upon these words: meum ac vestrum sacrificium. For the very same reason, likewise, he re-awakens the attention of the Faithful, urging them more and more to earnestness; for it behooves them not to forget, that they too have a share in the Priesthood, as says St. Peter, calling the Faithful a kingly Priesthood, regale sacerdotium (1 S. Peter ii. 9), by the mere fact that they are Christians. They come from Christ, they belong to Christ, they have been anointed, and by their very baptism have become other Christs; needs must be, therefore, that they too hold the power of offering Sacrifice in union with the Priest. Thus, aroused by the Priest’s voice, they hasten to respond to his desire, by giving expression to their own hearty wish: Suscipiat Dominus sacrificium de manibus tuis, ad laudem et gloriam nominis sui, ad utilitatem quoque nostram, totiusque Ecclesiae suae sanctae. May the Lord receive this Sacrifice from thy hands, for the praise and glory of His name, for our own weal, and for that of His Holy Church. The Missal still retains in a parenthesis, in this place, the word 'meis' to suit an occasion in which the Priest himself might be obliged to supply for the absence or ignorance of the server of his Mass. This response having been made by the Faithful, they should reflect how they will indeed see the Priest’s face no more, until the Lord Himself has come down on our Altar. His voice even will not be heard again, save once; and that will be for the intoning of the great and magnificent Prayer of Thanksgiving, namely, the Preface. But, before this, he collects the desires of the Faithful, into one Prayer, which, as he says it in an undertone, has received the name of the secret; for the same reason that he prays here in silence, he does not precede it with the usual word Oremus, Let us pray, inasmuch as he is not now convening the Faithful to make it with him. In the Sacramentaries, that of St. Gregory, for example, this Prayer is entitled: Oratio super oblata. [Prayer over the offerings]  
  • Sunday, Sept 3 - 13th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Julie A Weilbaker     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, September 4 - Feria     9:00 a.m.    Poor Souls
  • Tuesday, Sept 5 - St. Laurence Justinian, Bishop     7:30 a.m.    Rev. Calvin Goodwin
  • Wednesday, September 6 - Feria     6:00 p.m.    Jim Momper
  • Thursday, September 7 - Feria     7:30 a.m.    Elizabeth Nicolini
  • Friday, September 8 - The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary     6:00 p.m.    Poor Souls
  • Saturday, Sept 9 - St. Peter Claver, Confessor     9:00 a.m.    Julie Weilbaker 
  • Sunday, Sept 10 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    John & Phyllis Kuhn Family Living & Deceased     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
Monday, September 4th Due to the secular holiday, Mass will be at 9 AM on Monday, September 4th.
Special Collection There will be a special collection next Sunday, Sept 10th for Catholic Communications Campaign. Please use the envelope marked Special Collections Envelope at the entrances if you would like to be acknowledged for your contribution. At the top of the Envelope mark what  the collection is for along with your name. Thank You!
Scrip   Scrip made $16 for the month of August. 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.
MASS REQUESTS All Mass intentions are booked up to February. If you desire a Mass to be celebrated for a particular intention, please place the offering along with the specific intention in writing in an envelope clearly marked Mass Intention and place it in the collection basket.  For individual intentions, make sure to specify whether the person is living or deceased. Alternatively, you can approach the pastor or bring or mail the request to the church. We do not accept phoned-in or emailed requests. Everything must be together at the time the request is made. Please note that Mass stipends are NOT tax-deductible according to IRS regulations.
Parish Picnic Update Our parish picnic will be September 24, at Foster Park, Pavilion #2, after the 10 AM Mass. The parish will supply burgers and hot dogs; everyone is asked to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share. There is a sign-up sheet on the table near the front doors of church.  All are also encouraged to bring any outdoor games that they enjoy. The park is located not far from church, 3900 Old Mill Road, Fort Wayne.