Fifth Sunday after Easter

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May 21, 2017

Coffee & Donuts – Coffee and Donuts will be available in the Social Hall following the 10am Mass this morning.  All are welcome to attend.

Ascension Thursday Schedule – Ascension Thursday is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses will be as follows:

  • 7:00 AM – Low Mass
  • 7:00 PM – Sung Mass

 Fathers Day Mass Novena Cards – Father’s Day cards are now available at the back of the church.  Please fill out the names of the people you wish to be remembered in the Novena of Masses that will begin on Sunday, June 18th and end on the 26th.  Return the envelopes by Sunday, June 11th.  They may be placed in the collection basket or mailed to the office. 

Parish Picnic – Our Summer Parish Picnic is set for August 6.  Please save the date in your calendar.

Sacramentals for Expectant Mothers – There are certain Sacramentals in the Roman Ritual through which we request God’s blessing that an expecting mother can have a safe delivery and also the grace of having her child baptized.  The priests would be happy to provide the following to any expecting lady at her request.  Please do not hesitate to ask.

  • Blessing of Expectant Mother

Can be given at any time during pregnancy.

  • Candle in Honor of St. Raymond Nonnatus

To be taken home and burned, and especially when the time of delivery approaches.

  • St. Torellus Water

Special Holy Water which can be sprinkled, used to bless oneself, drunk, or used in small amounts in cooking.

Second Collection – FSSP Mission Work – There will be a second collection today for our FSSP Mission work in Mexico, Columbia & Nigeria.  Checks should be made out to “Mission Tradition.”

Volunteers Needed to Pick Up Donuts – Volunteers are needed to pick up donuts for our Coffee and Donuts socials after Mass on Sunday.  The commitment is for one Sunday per month.  If you are willing to help please contact Mary Ann Vigilante at mvig59@yahoo.com

 Hand Missals For Sale – 1962 Daily Hand Missal are once again available for purchase in the church office for $60.  We offer the Missal published in 2008 by Baronius Press in association with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Holy Communion Procedure – When receiving Holy Communion, please remember to use the entire width of the Communion Rail cushion, from end to end.  Often, there is space left unused on the ends.  If you see an empty space, please fill it.

 St. Tarcisius Meeting – Our next St. Tarcisius Meeting is Saturday, June 3, at 5:00pm.  The group is for children ages 5 – 12 and meets monthly in order to teach the children to meditate.  Each meeting includes a short, priest led meditation, the rosary, and a potluck dinner.  Meetings are the 1st Saturday of the month from 5-7pm.  For information concerning the location of our June meeting please contact Jill Lear at SaintTarcisiusGroup@MaterDeiPA.com

Prudence in Action

We must not trust every word of others or feeling within ourselves, but cautiously and patiently try the matter, whether it be of God.  Unhappily we are so weak that we find it easier to believe and speak evil of others, rather than good.  But they that are perfect, do not give ready heed to every news-bearer, for they know man’s weakness that it is prone to evil and unstable in words.

This is great wisdom, not to be hasty in action, or stubborn in our own opinions.  A part of this wisdom also is not to believe every word we hear, nor to tell others all that we hear, even though we believe it.  Take counsel with a man who is wise and of a good conscience; and seek to be instructed by one better than thyself, rather than to follow thine own inventions.  A good life maketh a man wise toward God, and giveth him experience in many things.  The more humble a man is in himself, and the more obedient towards God, the wiser will he be in all things, and the more shall his soul be at peace.

Imitation of Christ, Bk 1, Chpt 4