Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 27, 2017

Weekly Announcements

SUSCIPE, SANCTA TRINITAS (cont.)   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   Et in honorem beatae Mariae semper Virginis. [And unto the honor of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin]  Not a single Mass is offered, but it brings glory to our Blessed Lady, who is, in Herself, a whole World apart. Therefore is it that we first of all recall the Memory of Our Lord, then of the Blessed Virgin, and finally of the Angels and Saints. The Angels are greater than we, that is to say, they are superior to us, by reason of their spiritual nature; but Our Blessed Lady, although a mere human creature, is raised far above them all, because, as before said, she forms a world apart, she is the very Master Piece of God Himself; hence Holy Church fails not to honour her as such in the Holy Sacrifice, wherein she never forgets this sublime Queen and the place apart due to her alone. Et beati Joannis Baptistae. Holy Church holds St. John the Baptist in great veneration in the Confiteor, we have seen, she always mentions him, and here again she is delighted to give fresh honour to the Precursor of Our Lord. Et sanctorum apostolorum Petri et Pauli; it is right to pay our tribute of glory also to these two great Apostles who laboured together in founding the Holy Roman Church. Et istorum [and these]. This expression has more than once raised a difficulty: it has been asked, many a time, who are hereby intended? Some would have it, that the saint of the day was here referred to; but in such a case, we ought to use the word istius, and not istorum; and then, again, Masses of the Dead would present another difficulty in the way of such a solution; so it is evident that the Church’s meaning must be other than such a supposition. It is plain that she here intends to allude to those saints who are There, that is to say, whose relics are incorporated in the Altar itself.  For this very reason, when an Altar is being consecrated, Relics of several saints must be placed therein; those of one saint only would not suffice and would not justify the Church’s expression here: et istorum. Yea, says she, in honour of these Saints who here serve as the resting place of the mystery which is established upon them, of these Saints on whose bodies the Great Sacrifice is to be accomplished: - what could be more fitting than to make special mention apart of these Saints. Et omnium sanctorum ... Finally, Holy Church mentions all the saints, in general,  because all have part in the Holy Mass. Ut illis proficiat ad honorem, nobis autem ad Salutem [To them may it bring honour, and to us salvation] ... Observe here two things coupled in the Holy Sacrifice: on the one hand, it gives glory to God, to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to the Saints; on the other, it is profitable to us; the Church, therefore, makes us here beg of God to deign to accept  it  so,   that  it  may  attain  this  double  end proposed. As to the words which terminate this Prayer, they give us a form of invoking the saints whom holy Church specially commemorates on that particular day: Et illi pro nobis intercedere digneris in coelis quibus memoriam agimus in terris. Per eumdem Christum Dominum nostrum [and may they, whose memory we keep on earth, be pleased to intercede for us in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord.]; note how the name of Christ is always added. This Prayer, like the first, has only been fixed for universal use, since the the of Saint Pius V. Its Latin is less fine than that of the Canon, which originates from the earliest Christian ages, as does also the Prayer for the Benediction of the Water, which we have given above.  
  • Sunday, August 27 - 12th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    John & Phyllis Kuhn Family Living & Deceased     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, Aug 28 - St. Augustine, Bishop & Doctor     7:30 a.m.    Joan Eichman
  • Tuesday, August 29 - The Beheading of St. John the Baptist     7:30 a.m.    Jim Momper
  • Wednesday, Aug 30 - St. Rose of Lima, Virgin      6:00 p.m.    Elizabeth Nicolini
  • Thursday, Aug 31 - St. Raymond Nonnatus, Confessor     7:30 a.m.    Jim Momper
  • Friday, September 1 - Feria     6:00 p.m.    Katherine DeLaGrange
  • Saturday, Sept 2 - St. Stephen King, Confessor     9:00 a.m.    Jim Momper
  • Sunday, Sept 3 - 13th Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Julie A Weilbaker     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
First Friday and First Saturday Just a reminder that this Friday and Saturday are First Friday and First Saturday respectively. Our Lord made the following promise to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: "I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who shall receive communion on the First Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment." Friday -- Confessions at 5:30 pm, Mass at 6 pm followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart devotions and Benediction. Our Blessed Mother made the following promise to Sr. Lucia: "I promise to assist at the hour of death with the grace necessary for salvation all those who, with the intention of making reparation to me, will, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, say five decades of the beads, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary." Saturday -- Rosary at 8:25 am, Confessions at 8:30, Mass at 9 am.
The Rosary Sodality - Saturday, September 2nd      The Ladies’ Rosary Sodality will meet this Saturday, September 2nd after the 9:00 am Mass. All women of the parish are welcome to join, ages 18 and up. Please join in helping our parish with various necessary things such as care and maintenance of the sacred linens and vestments used at Mass, coordinating funeral luncheons, seasonal decoration of the church, acquiring things needed for the church and much more.  No prior experience is necessary.
 Coffee & Donuts — September 3rdThere will be Coffee & Donuts after the 8 AM and 10 AM Mass next Sunday, September 3rd, in the basement of the school building. Please join us.
New Table & Chairs The Rosary Sodality was able to purchase one table and eight chairs. 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.  We recently purchased two more tables and 16 chairs.
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.