Weekly AnnouncementsJuly 24, 2016
Coffee and Donuts – All guests from other parishes are welcome to join us after the 10AM Mass for coffee and donuts. Enter via the alley door .
Solemn Mass in Honor of St. Lawrence – On Sunday, August 7th, the 10:00 AM Mass will be a Solemn High Mass in honor of St. Lawrence, in whose honor the chapel is consecrated. The Mass will be offered by Fr. Saguto, the FSSP’s District Superior of North America. After both the 8:00AM and the 10:00AM Masses we will have the usual coffee & donuts along with additional home made breakfast items.
Additional Masses – August 1-5 – On account of the Chant Camp, four extra 8AM Low Masses will be added to the weekday Mass schedule. Below is a full Mass schedule for August 1-5:
- Monday, August 1st: 7:10am & 8:00am
- Tuesday, August 2nd: 7:10am & 8:00am
- Wed, August 3rd: 7:00pm
- Thurs, August 4th: 7:10am & 8:00am
- Fri, August 5th: 7:10am, 8:00am & 5:30pm
Children Co-op Classes – The Mater Dei priests will again offer Friday afternoon classes in Church History and Bible History for children from 3rd grade through high-school. The first class day will be September 16th. Registration has been moved to August.
Choristers Cancelled – Our Chorister Program will not be resumed this fall. The other Friday afternoon classes will still be offered.
Food for Needy – Summer Food Crisis – In the basket behind the last pew, the Holy Name Society collects non-perishable food for the Silence of Mary homes. The summer months are the time when food is most needed as children are out of school. Silence of Mary’s food supply has been running low, and our weekly contribution makes a real difference for them. Please support their efforts with food offerings.
2017 Confirmation Ceremony – Bishop Gainer will be conferring the sacrament of Confirmation on those currently preparing for this sacrament on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00am. Those with children who are not enrolled in our Confirmation Class should contact the parish office for verification that they are on track to complete all requirements and also to be placed on our confirmandi contact list.
Pro-Life Dinner – Reservations and payment for the Sept. 29 PA Pro-Life Federation dinner are due by August 7th. Cost is $50 per person, and checks should be made out to Mater Dei and given to Christina Stoner, mailed to the Church office, or placed in the collection basket. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or visit www.paprolife.org/state-events.
Church Cleaners – Thank You – Thank you to all of the volunteers who have been cleaning the church every week for the last five weeks and counting now. Your contribution in greatly appreciated.
Rosary after 10AM Mass – The Rosary will continue to be offered every Sunday approximately 10 minutes after the 10am Mass finishes.
Of Lowly Submission
Make no great account who is for thee or against thee, but mind only the present duty and take care that God be with thee in whatsoever thou doest. Have a good conscience and God will defend thee, for he whom God will help no man’s perverseness shall be able to hurt. If thou knowest how to hold thy peace and to suffer, without doubt thou shalt see the help of the Lord. He knoweth the time and the way to deliver thee, therefore must thou resign thyself to Him. To God it belongeth to help and to deliver from all confusion. Oftentimes it is very profitable for keeping us in greater humility, that others know and rebuke our faults.
When a man humbleth himself for his defects, he then easily pacifieth others and quickly satisfieth those that are ngered against him. God protecteth and delivereth the humble man, He loveth and comforteth the humble man, to the humble man He inclineth Himself, on the humble He bestoweth great grace, an when he is cast down He raiseth him to glory: to the humble He revealeth His secrets, and sweetly draweth and inviteth him to Himself. The humble man having received reproach, is yet in sufficient peace, because he resteth on God and not on the world. Reckon not thyself to have profited in anywise unless thou feel thyself to be inferior to all.
~Imitation of Christ, Bk 2, Chapter 2
Thomas a Kempis