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November 27, 2016

Coffee and Donuts – There will be Coffee and Donuts today following the 10AM Mass.  Please join us in the social hall in the school basement.

Bishop Gainer Visit This Saturday – Bishop Gainer will be visiting Mater Dei this Saturday morning to join us for our 1st Saturday devotions of the 8AM Holy Hour and in offering our 9AM Mass in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Please make attendance a priority to show your appreciation to the Bishop and your support for your community.

Parish Registration Forms – If you are not a registered member of Mater Dei and would like to become one, registration forms are located in the church entrance, or on our website.  Being registered makes one a more full recipient of the graces of the Masses (such as the “Pro Populo” Mass which is offered for the community members each Sunday) and prayers offered by the priests every day.  Also remember that the chaplain and assistant chaplain have the grace of state to guide in particular those who are their parishioners.

 Stay Home if Sick – If you are sick and contagious, it is not necessary to come to Mass.  In such instances, it is an act of charity toward your fellow parishioners, especially those more susceptible to illness, to remain at home.

 Hand Missals For Sale – 1962 Daily Hand Missals are available for purchase in the church office for $55.  The edition was published in 2008 by Baronius Press in association with the Fraternity of St. Peter.

Holy Name Society — New Members – Men who are interested in joining the Holy Name Society can do so after the 8AM & 10AM Masses today.  Members of the HNS will be in the back of church for registration and to answer any questions.

 Christmas Cards Novena of Masses – Christmas cards are now available in the back of the church to send to family and friends who you would like to have remembered at the Novena of Masses at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary from December 17th—25th.  Please send the form in the enclosed envelope to the FSSP District House in Scranton.  Proceeds benefit the formation of good holy priests.

Accepting Mass Intentions – We are now accepting Mass Intentions for 2017.  Mass offering envelopes can be found on the cabinet in the vestibule.  Note: for any Mass stipend received which is over $10, the excess amount is placed in the general fund.

Speaking Inside Church – Please refrain from speaking inside of Church except if  it is unavoidable.  If you need to speak with someone, go out to the vestibule (entrance) before speaking.  Also remember that noise in the vestibule carries inside the church and is easily heard.  So please remember to use a hushed tone so as not to distract those within the church and out of respect for the Almighty.

Adult Convert Class Resumed – There will be class this Tuesday evening, November 22nd at 7pm.

Prayer of St.Alphonsus Ligouri

Oh my God, help me to remember—That time is short, eternity is long. What good is all the greatness of this world at the hour of death? To love You, my God, and save my soul is the one thing necessary.

Without You, there is no peace, no joy. My God, I need fear nothing but sin. For to lose You, my God, is to lose all.

Oh my God, help me to remember—That to gain all I must leave all,That in loving You I have all good things: the infinite riches of Christ and His Church, the motherly protection of Mary, peace beyond understanding, joy unspeakable!

Eternal Father, your Son has promised that whatever we ask in His Name will be given to us. In His Name I pray: give me a burning faith, a joyful hope, a holy love for Jesus Christ.

Give me the grace of perseverance in doing Your will in all things. Do with me what You will.

I repent of having offended You. Grant, O Lord, that I may love You always and never let me be separated from You.O my God and my All, make me a saint!