Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

November 12, 2017

Weekly Announcements

MEMENTO OF THE LIVING (cont.)   (Taken from Notes Made at the Conferences of Dom Prosper Guéranger).   The Priest here adds further instance to his prayer, singling out before God, those divers persons for whom he is offering the Holy Sacrifice: pro quibus tibi offerimus, vel qui tibi offerunt hoc Sacrificium laudis. [for whom we offer, or who offer up to Thee this Sacrifice of praise for themselves and all pertaining to them] The Church here uses this term Sacrifice of praise (though more properly applied to the Psalmody), because Holy Mass is likewise for the praise and honour of God; besides, this is a Scripture phrase, often to be met with, elsewhere. For whom is the Sacrifice being offered The Priest, still speaking of those whom he has mentioned, continues his thought, adding: pro se, suisque omnibus, pro redemptione animarum suarum, pro spe salutis et incolumitatis suae.[for the redemption of their souls, for the hope of their salvation and safety] Thus does the Holy Sacrifice embrace all, extend to all. The soul holds the first place in this enumeration; and we have here come across that petition, so frequently found in Foundation-Charta of the Middle Ages, namely, pro redemptione animarum suarum, etc. The Church next occupies herself with the bodily needs of her children; she begs of God to keep the body safe and sound amidst all the perils by which it is surrounded. Finally, the Priest concludes by offering to the living God, the desires and wants of all the Faithful, in these words: tibique reddunt vota sua aeterno Deo vivo et vero. [and who pay their vows unto Thee, the eternal God, living and true.] The Priest cannot here pray either for Jews or for infidels, no more than he can for heretics, who by the very fact of heresy alone, are excommunicates, and consequently out of the pale of the holy Catholic Church. Neither can he pray for such as, without being heretics, are excommunicated for other causes; it would be a profanation to utter the names of any such in the midst of the Holy Sacrifice. They may be prayed for in private, but not in official prayers. They are excluded from the Sacrifice, as they are out of the Church; consequently, it is impossible to mention them during the Sacred Celebration.
  • Sunday, Nov 12 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost     8:00 a.m.    Cindy     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
  • Monday, November 13 - St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin      7:30 a.m.    Maggie
  • Tuesday, November 14 - St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr     7:00 a.m.    Walter Oczko
  • Wednesday, November 15 - St. Albert the Great, Bishop & Doctor     6:00 p.m.    Katherine DeLaGrange
  • Thursday, November 16 - St. Gertrude, Virgin     7:30 a.m.    Bruno Dziadkowiec
  • Friday, November 17 - St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop     6:00 p.m.    Lillie
  • Saturday, November 18 - The Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul     9:00 a.m.    Jim Momper 
  • Sunday, November 19 - 6th Resumed Sunday after Epiphany     8:00 a.m.    Alicia Verduzcot     10:00 a.m.    Pro Populo
Festival Choir -- Christmas Season Have you ever wanted to be in the choir and didn’t want to commit full time?  You might want to consider singing in the Festival Choir.  Come and experience singing in the choir for only a season. The practices will be one Saturday a month starting Saturday Oct. 28th at 10:00 am  and some Sunday morning practices before the 10:00 am Mass. Contact Teresa Smith at      for more details and practice schedule.
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. 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   For the month of October we made $16.50 with only 3 families supporting it. 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.
Confraternity Membership To become a member there are three intentions and three obligations for the Confraternity. Requirements: 1) Pray a decade of the Rosary each day 2) Pray the Confraternity Prayer each day 3) Have a Mass offered once a year for the intentions of the CSP Intentions: 1) For the sanctification of the members of the FSSP 2) For vocations for the FSSP 3) For the work of the FSSP The indulgences for CSP members are as follows: Plenary: 1) On the day they join 2) On Feb 22nd 3) On June 29th Partial: Whenever you pray the prayers of the CSP or participate in a CSP mission or event.   Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter Prayer of the Confraternity Following a decade of the Rosary: V. Remember, O Lord, Thy congregation. R. Which Thou has possessed from the beginning. Let us pray. O Lord Jesus, born to give testimony to the Truth, Thou who lovest unto the end those whom Thou has chosen, kindly hear our prayers for our pastors. Thou who knowest all things, knowest that they love Thee and can do all things in Thee who strengthens them. Sanctify them in Truth. Pour into them, we beseech Thee, the Spirit whom Thou didst give to Thy Apostles, who would make them, in all things, like unto Thee. Receive the homage of love which they offer up to Thee, who hast graciously received the threefold confession of Peter. And so that a pure oblation may everywhere be offered without ceasing unto the most Holy Trinity, graciously enrich their number and keep them in Thy love, who art one with Father and the Holy Ghost, to whom be glory and honour forever. Amen.   If you would like to become a member of the Confraternity of St. Peter there are forms in the vestibule.