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Weekly Announcements

July 31, 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.

Convert Class – In September we are beginning a Convert Class taught by the priests which will be held Tuesday evenings at 7pm.  This class is designed to cover the basic teachings of the Church, and will use the Third Baltimore Catechism.  While designed for converts, this class is open to all.

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.

Avoiding Idleness

Boast not thyself in thy riches if thou hast them, nor in thy friends if they be powerful, but in God, who giveth all things, and in addition to all things desireth to give even Himself.  Be not lifted up because of thy strength or beauty of body, for with only a slight sickness it will fail and wither away.  Be not vain of thy skillfulness or ability, lest thou displease God, from whom cometh every good gift which we have.

Count not thyself better than others, lest perchance thou appear worse in the sight of God, who knoweth what is in man.  Be not proud of thy good works, forGod’s judgments are of another sort than the judgments of man, and what pleaseth man is ofttimes displeasing to Him.  If thou hast any good, believe that others have more, and so thou mayest preserve thy humility.

It is no harm to thee if thou place thyself below all others; but it is great harm if thou place thyself above even one.  Peace is ever with the humble man, but in the heart of the proud there is envy and continual wrath.

~Imitation of Christ—Bk. 1, Chapter 6.